The MidCity BID, which covers 14th Street and U Street, is extending their 17th annual Dog Days Sidewalk Festival to include the retail businesses at Shaw’s The Shay development. On August 6 and 7, the U Street and 14th Street corridors and between Barry Place and T Street on 8th Street will be filled with sidewalk sales, in-store activities and freebies, and live music. On Saturday, the festivities will also include a photo booth, balloon animals, and face painting.
Over 70 businesses participate in the event, and this weekend will include a number of great deals and discounts. Salt & Sundry’s whole store will be 20 percent off with 50 percent off select products throughout the weekend; spring and summer clothes will be 25 to 40 percent off at Redeem; Joint Custody is selling $1 records; everything at Miss Pixie’s will be 20 percent off; Bonobos is hosting a sample sale; Kit and Ace’s spring summer stock will be 50 percent off; Bucketfeet is giving away free socks with purchase; and Lettie Gooch will set out a $50 and under sidewalk sale.
In addition to these retailers, restaurants are getting in on the fun, with non-alcoholic “Slushitos” at Estadio, soft-serve ice cream at 2 Birds 1 Stone, a refreshment table at Doi Moi, and a Lemonade stand at Cork Market.
The celebration is scheduled to kick-off with a party tonight at Miss Pixie’s from 6 to 8:30 PM, which will include local food and drink and a performance by Lassiez Foure. The MidCity Dog Days Sidewalk Festival will run Saturday through Sunday, August 6 and 7. For a listing of participating vendors and sales, visit the event’s Facebook page.