Tuesday, September 22, 2009

In Reversal, Fiesta DC Back in Mount Pleasant

Fiesta DC is returning to Mount Pleasant this weekend. The 38th iteration of Fiesta DC had temporarily moved to Columbia Heights, along 14th Street. But alas, it will be held exactly where it was last year, along Mount Pleasant Street NW from Park Rd to Harvard Rd/Argonne Pl. Last year's fest was just packed, with hardly any room to move among the crowds on Mount Pleasant Street during the parade. Otherwise, it was a great day with lots of food, sales and performances, much like the other lively DC street festivals. However, this one does really seem to belong to Mount Pleasant. I am one who is happy to have it back in Mount P. I would have supported it over on 14th Street as well, but all the same, I think it'll be more pleasant here, pun intended. Photos from last year's fest here.

The event will be held IN MOUNT PLEASANT, on September 27th 11:00am-7:00pm. That's this Sunday.

A map of the festival is below. Here is a link to the traffic plan (PDF); very important if you park in or drive through Mount Pleasant.

Here's a rough time line (courtesy the Fiesta DC website):
11:00 AM – 1:00PM: Welcoming and Performers on Stages
1:30 PM – 3:30PM: Parade of Nations along Mount Pleasant Street, traveling from Park Road to Argonne Pl. Folkloric and traditional dancers from Latin America, Spain and the Caribbean.
3:30 PM – 7:00 PM: Musical / Folkloric performances throughout the day.