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Columbia Heights Day

Please note: This event has already occurred.
The end of the summer can feel like a major drag. Sure, there's the inevitable arrival of the county fairs. But between fried candy bars and 4-H displays, they can get rather routine. Enter the D.C. neighborhood festivals, which add a much-needed hit of spice and funk to the late summer and early fall. The season begins with such festivals as Adams Morgan Day and wraps in October, with Columbia Heights Day, the District's answer to the state fair, with bands, art displays and a cupcake-eating contest.