Sunday, January 1, 2012

PAST: FESTIVAL: Fiesta DC! Annual Latino Family Friendly Festival, featuring a Parade of Nations, moves from Mt. Pleasant to Pennsylvania Avenue this year! SUN, Sept 23rd from 11:00am - 7:00pm, Learn More about Live Well DC and enjoy Live Music, Performances and more! Free

Photo by PoPville flickr user schmiddi
The Annual Fiesta DC! Family Friendly Festival  now along Pennsylvania Avenue
Learn more about Live Well DC at the Festival!
Sunday, September 23rd
11:00am - 7:00pm
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Come on out to Fiesta DC! and celebrate Latino culture this Sunday! For many years this festival was held in Mt Pleasant, but the festival has outgrown the space so this year they are moving to Pennsylvania Avenue. There will be a Parade of Nations, multiple stages for live music and other performances, vendors and more! You'll also have a chance to learn more about Live Well DC, an initiative of the DC Department of Health intended to educate the public and increase public awareness of the importance of making healthy lifestyle choices. Stay connected to Live Well DC on facebook and @LiveWellDC on twitter, and save the date for Saturday, October 6th, Free Yoga in Malcolm X/ Meridian Hill Park from 9:00am - 12:00pm. 

Learn more about the 10 Healthy Living Initiatives from Live Well DC
  • Move More with the Community Coaches of Keep It Moving DC!
  • Eat Healthy learn about local farmers markets and find a host of resources available in DC 
  • Don’t Smoke if you do, find help and inspiration for quitting
  • Love Responsibly learn more about sexually transmitted diseases, find places you can get tested
  • Reduce Stress Life is full of stress. Manage it with nutrition, physical activity and other support
  • See Your Doctor Regular medical and dental checkups can catch problems before they occur
  • Wash Your Hands Routine hand washing is the easiest way to stop the spread of germ
  • Be Prepared what you need in an emergency kit, practice an escape plan in case of emergency
  • Make Peace Feeling safe is fundamental to peace of mind. Set a positive example, get involved
  • Read More Be it paper or electronic device, the more you read, the more you’ll know 
"The Latino Festival in Washington DC, also known as Fiesta DC, is an annual celebration highlighting the Latino culture with a Parade of Nations, a children’s festival, a science fair, a diplomatic pavilion for embassies and consulates, arts & crafts, and international cuisine. The free festival is huge and takes over the neighborhood bringing together dozens of non profit organizations, community leaders, and members of the corporate and private sector. The festival coincides with Hispanic Heritage Month"

From the Washington Post, via Prince of Petworth post: “Fiesta D.C. will be held this year [Sept. 23] on Pennsylvania Avenue after city leaders and event organizers agreed that the event has grown so large it can no longer be held in Mount Pleasant.” You can see photos from previous year’s Fiesta here, here, here and here

Festival will take place along Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
assuming between 13th & 8th, where festivals usually are
Metro: Federal Triangle or Archives - Navy Memorial  

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