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Bastille Day Block Party

Happy hour
Please note: This event has already occurred.
The main event at L'Enfant's festive Adams Morgan block party remains the French maid race, in which 40 men and women in black-and-white outfits race up and down Vernon Street to fill a champagne glass with soup spoons of water. (Yes, it's as hard as it sounds.) The rest of the night features can-can dancing on a large stage, burlesque dancers, dancing in the street to DJs and beer, wine and cocktails from outdoor bars. The night ends with an outdoor masquerade ball; masks will be distributed after "Marie Antoinette" arrives about 9 p.m.