Fiesta DC and Crafty Bastards will grace the route of the 42 bus this Sunday. Fiesta DC has become the de facto Mt Pleasant day and has previously drawn over 40,000 visitors. It happens right in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month. Of course, Mount Pleasant is the literal home to many Latin residents and a home to quite a few businesses as well. The main attraction of Fiesta DC is the parade of nations, during which dance and other cultural groups represent their distinct nations. Fiesta DC is all around fun and obviously one of the best parts is food, which could carry this event. But there is also music, lots of free stuff (i.e. Adams Morgan Day),and people watching.
Washington City Paper's Crafty Bastards has proven worthy of major festival status, even though its technically a marketplace. Last years CB was on a hot and humid day, but was one of the best fests of the year with lots of unique clothing, jewelery and art, plus performances (break dancing!) and again, good people watching.
Fiesta DC will be held all along Mt Pleasant Street from Argonne Pl to Park Road. Crafty Bastards will again be held at Marie Reed campus on 18th Street NW at Wyoming. The CB Crafts and Arts fair is from 11-5 and Fiesta DC operates from Noon-7. I'm making time for both!