Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Columbia Heights Day is Saturday

This festival has grown every year since its debut on a very dusty and hot Tubman Elementary field three years ago.  This year the field is newly covered and rehabilitated, the prelim weather report looks great and Columbia Heights Day is back with more activities and programming than ever.  Tubman field is at the corner of 11th and Kenyon Streets NW.

It's happening this Saturday, August 28.  The day starts at 10:00am --with a little yoga to wake you up-- and is jam packed until 6:00pm, ending with a performance by DC's own Flex Matthews.  Returning is the Sticky Fingers cupcake eating contest, which has proven to be a huge hit in the past. Also returning is the questionable petting zoo, which perplexes me.  Not into this aspect at all.  But, I digress.  The dog show is back, which in the past was really just a parade of local dogs and their owners. 

Make sure to get out early enough to catch the King and Queen of Columbia Heights contests.  Prom revisited.  Except we're a few years older and probably wider.  I don't know, maybe you're one of the "changers"--people that got way more attractive after high school.  I'm not.  Luckily, I just stayed neutral looking.  Anyway, I won't be entering the contest because I don't live in Columbia Heights, but if you do, strut your best stuff.  No word on if they're requiring a slow dance between King and Queen.

Might a certain Mayor or Council Chair stop by?  Who knows.  I'm betting Jim Graham will be there at some point, though.  

My highlights:  
10:00a     CH bike tour and scavenger hunt
11:45        Queen of Columbia Heights contest
1:00p       King of Columbia Heights contest
3:30          Sticky Fingers cupcake easting contest
5:45          Flex Matthews

Full schedule below!  Enjoy!