There'll be tons of fun as Adams Morgan celebrates the 16th Annual Hispanic Festival this weekend. Beginning at 1 on Saturday there'll be free entertainment on four stages on Columbia Road (between 16th Street and Kalorama Road NW). Each stage represents the culture of a different region: the Andes, Mexico and Central America, the Caribbean, and South America and Spain. Food and crafts of the regions will be sold around each stage. The entertainment goes until 8.
The festival continues Sunday from 11 to 9. A parade, boasting floats from 21 countries and Pasofino horses from Peru, Bolivia and Puerto Rico, kicks off at noon. The procession goes down Columbia Road from 16th Street to Kalorama Road. Kalorama Park is the site for storytelling, painting, dancing and other children's activities from 2 to 5 on Saturday; noon to 7, Sunday.
Besides the parade, Sunday also offers action on two additional stages. The main stage (18th and Columbia) highlights tango dancing, mariachi bands and music from such top local bands as Casablanca, Macho and Peligro. The other stage (18th and Kalorama Road) offers jazz, blues and tunes from Trinidad and Haiti.
Don't even think about finding parking. A 15-minute walk from Metrorail's Woodley Park-Zoo station (Red Line) is your best bet. 232-2820.