17th Annual H Street Festival in DC draws thousands


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WASHINGTON (DC News Now) — Thousands of people headed to Northeast D.C. on Saturday for the 17th Annual H Street Festival.

“H Street Festival is one of the most vibrant days in D.C. There’s just so much life and joy and talent,” said artist Mina Karimi.

DC News Now was among dozens of participants and vendors that spanned 12 blocks, filling them with art, entertainment, food and more.

“Being a small, young business, it’s definitely really impactful to see our entire community in one place and we actually give them food, give them experience, give them a taste of our culture,” said Kadeem Todd, co-owner of District Jerk and Jerk at Nite.

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The festival is used as an economic development tool to highlight the changes of H Street.

“This is the best marketing tool possible,” Todd said. “They see the smoke coming from the grill. They see everybody smiling, chewing into their ma…

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