H Street Festival [Washington, DC]

If you’re looking for something to do on any given weekend in DC, you’re bound to find a festival of some kind in one (or more) of the many neighborhoods. This past weekend I trekked down to H St. NE for the aptly-named H Street Festival. The 10 block fest was lined with tons of tents featuring food, fashion and information on local organizations, stages with music and dance performances, and the usual bars and restaurants packed to the gills with patrons. In between winding through massive crowds of people with my friends and inhaling lots of jerk chicken smoke, here are a few photos I snapped throughout the day.

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Field Day [Meridian Hill Park]

Goodbyes are hard. But they hurt a little less when you have a festive celebration to send someone off into a new chapter of their lives. My friend group in DC has started to undergo some changes in the past year as people move away from the city for new opportunities. While it is sad to see such great pals leave, it’s also fun to reminisce on all the fond memories we’ve had in the District over the years and give them a super awesome send-off. And hey, you can move away, but you can never really leave the group chat, right?!

For our latest bon voyage, we threw our friend Amanda a field day-style bash at Meridian Hill Park. The party included a picnic and playground games of our youth – we’re talking egg toss, egg-in-spoon race, three-legged race, frozen t-shirt game. You’ve never seen so many twenty-somethings competitively trying not to crack an egg on the ground while racing toward a crepe paper finish line at the same time. Between the fun activities, Capri Sun-drinking and jello-eating,  we wished our friend well as she heads off for life in the Big Apple.