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Sometimes, the best discoveries happen when we give into our curiosity to try new things or we decide to turn left instead of right to go down a new path. This group brings fun, active, social and passionately curious people together to experience what DC has to offer when you ditch the guidebook and explore what lies beyond the memorials and monuments. All are welcome!

Let's see where our curiosity leads us!

Upcoming events (2)

Down in the Reeds Music Festival [NO HOST EVENT]

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The 3rd Annual Down in the Reeds Festival is taking place on Saturday October 8th 2022 at The Parks at Walter Reed on the grounds of the Historic Walter Reed Army Hospital from 11:00am to 7:00pm.

This is a FREE event! It's a great way to discover awesome local musicians and creatives!

After months of planning and production work we are ecstatic to announce our 2022 Music Festival Line Up. The festival celebrates the power of music to heal across community and culture. This year the universal power of drumming and rhythm will resonate throughout the festival with the inclusion of Bhangra, Eastern Indigenous Powwow Drumming, Go Go, Funk, West African Drumming, Traditional Bolivian Dance, Jazz and World Folk.

Featured Performances and Workshops Include:
Red Baraat, Medicine Singers with Yonatan Gat, Mary-eL, Sound of the City, Project Locrea, Alison Crockett, Bele Bele Rhythm Collective, IMKA, FFC Morenada Bolivia USA Washington Jazz Arts Institute Youth Ensemble, Lucid District, Hands on Drums Workshops, House of Musical Traditions Workshops and more to be announced…

For the full up to date line up and to see all of the additions and set times over the next couple weeks please visit https://www.downinthereeds.com/schedule-2022

The 2022 Festival will also feature an array of amazing art activations and games for attendees of all ages. Activations, Food Trucks, Art Vendors, Community Partners, Local Business Vendors, and Breweries will all be announced in the coming weeks and will be listed at www.downinthereeds.com

RSVP for Down in the Reeds Festival - https://DownintheReedsRSVP.eventbrite.com We are still in the middle of a public fundraising campaign. RSVP today for the festival and if you want to contribute you can pre order a limited edition Down in the Reeds T-shirt or make a donation to support the future of this free music festival.

Help Us By Becoming A Volunteer?
Another way you can help us out is by becoming a volunteer! Ever wanted to be a part of a grassroots community driven music festival? Then come volunteer with Down in the Reeds. We are looking for interested individuals to help us put up flyers around town, table at upcoming events leading up to the festival and help us out day of with festival set up, production runners, entrance and registration and breakdown and clean up., If you would like to get involved please click on the link below and fill out our form or shoot us an email at [masked]

Volunteers - individuals and groups interested in assisting with street team marketing and day-of logistics. Please share and fill out this FORM

NOTE: I'm one of the community partners so I'll be around but will be working during the festival. Happy to meetup and say "Hi!" though!

Oktoberfest in Franklin Park [NO HOST EVENT]

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Events DC is hosting Oktoberfest in the newly renovated Franklin Park in downtown DC. Raise your beer stein and enjoy an authentic taste of the legendary festivities, curated with the German-American Heritage Foundation and the German Embassy.

Cost: $10

BUY TICKETS: https://www.gatherbyeventsdc.com/international-city-fest/taste-of-oktoberfest

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NoMa Movie Night - Night at the Museum [NO HOST EVENT]

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