BARRACKS ROW EVENTS
COVID-19 EVENTS UPDATE:
While we are eager to get back to our regular full slate of annual events, we are aware that due to the need for social distancing and government limits on crowd sizes, we are simply unable to hold our typical events right now. Keep an eye on these pages for when we are able to schedule some of our great activities again!
The original of the now ubiquitous “tasting events”, few compare to Barracks Row’s Taste of 8th. Begin light with something like sushi or a crab wanton appetizer, try low-country shrimp and grits, then on to lollipop lamb chops. Next, savory waffles with a beer sampler, followed by tiramisu. Since nearly twenty of our restaurants participate, ticket buyers can easily plan a customized, five course progressive lunch for the price of one affordable “five-pack” of tasting tickets. The Taste is always a great way to sample our newest restaurants!
Enjoy an evening of live music, drinks, food, and fun at our biggest fundraising event of the season. The Garden Party is hosted each year in the beautiful garden of a Capitol Hill home. In 2019, we are thrilled to continue the event at the home of Connie Tipton - the famed “Deer House” on East Capitol Street.
FALL FESTIVAL ON CAPITOL HILL
Our longest running event, the Barracks Row Fall Festival blends the curiosities of small town fairs with urban diversity. Stroll down the midway and capture the feeling of the greatest free show on earth, or, at least in the DC metro area. Among the sponsors, event partners, and participants are the United States Marine Corps, the Trapeze School DC, the National Community Church, the National Capital Bank, Hill Center, CSX, the Capitol Hill BID, and the Capitol Riverfront BID.
They step off at 10:00am sharp: floats, marching groups, and little red wagons all celebrating our nation’s birthday right on Barracks Row. This spectacular event brings a crowd of nearly 5,000 people to the street on this favorite American holiday.
SANTA ARRIVES ON 8TH
Do you remember telling Santa what you wanted for Christmas? This is the same event from your childhood, with a few surprises. Neighborhood kids watch Santa arrive by fire truck to celebrate the legendary Barracks Row Fire Department. Dogs and cats can visit Santa, too. The only charge is a toy for the United States Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. 2019 will continue with our host, Taoti Creative, turning their offices into a magical Santa’s Workshop.