Don’t Miss the Huge Sidewalk Sale on 14th Street and in Shaw This Weekend

Joint Custody will sell $1 records over the weekend. Photo by Andrew Propp.

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.

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Caroline Cunningham joined Washingtonian in 2014 after moving to the DC area from Cincinnati, where she interned and freelanced for Cincinnati Magazine and worked in content marketing. She currently resides in College Park.