September 21, 2019

Largest Neighborhood Street Festival in DC!

H Street Festival is one of the most anticipated and highly attended single day festivals in Washington D.C. The festival is 11 blocks long and has 14 staging areas that are diversely themed and programmed to target the different segments of audiences. The staging areas feature music of different genres, dance, youth-based performances, interactive children’s program, fashion, heritage arts, poetry and many more.
The festival started as a 500 participant bloc party more than 12 years ago, it has now grown into a 150,000 participant event. The change is immense and the impact is lasting. By using the arts as a principal motivator of the festival, it has proven the arts can be a valuable agent in impacting economic growth. The festival also has a direct impact on reducing commercial building vacancy rate on the H Street Corridor from 75% to under 5%. H Street Festival has successfully utilized arts as an engine for the growth for the historic neighborhood.
We have activity stations that focus on participatory artwork, informational stations that promote arts education, and exhibitor stations that showcase D.C. based artists. The depth and range of arts presentations are incomparable to any other festivals.


Travel information to and from the Atlas Performing Arts Center on H Street Festival Day:

  • The H Street Festival takes place from 12:00 PM-7:00 PM.
  • All roads are shut off for the H Street Festival around 7:00 AM-7:00 PM. Roads open back up around 7:00 PM, but traffic and travel to and from the area at that time can still be congested.
  • Parking will be a challenge/minimally available on this day. We encourage the use of car shares (you will likely need to walk several blocks), travel via Metro (Union Station is a 20-25 minute walk) or biking to the Atlas on the day of the event. We suggest all patrons plan for at least an additional hour of travel time to your normal commute. Bus routes in the area are rerouted or may have interrupted service. Visit website for up to date bus schedules on this day.
  • Visit for more up to date information about the event.