Spring. The time of year when things finally start happening, we emerge from our caves and remember that we live in an incredible city. There is a lot going on this weekend but three events stand-out in particular.
Funk Parade and Indiegogo Kickoff Party
March 10th l 7 pm
The actual FUNK PARADE isn’t until May 7, 2016 but there is no reason to not get the party started early with their kickoff event. The kickoff party features Drew Kid & The Elevators, CMPVTR CLVB, Aaron “Ab” Abernathy with live band Nat Turner, and Special Guests.
Catch some of the most dynamic and talented up-and-coming funk, soul and jazz artists in the city — AND more special performances — AND help kick off the Funk Parade 2016 Indiegogo campaign.
If you haven’t heard of Indiegogo, it is a crowdfunding platform that is perfect for creative entrepreneurs with a great idea. You should definitely check them out if you have an idea but aren’t sure where to get started.
The kickoff event will be held at Tropicalia, which is a hidden DC gem underneath Lost Society.
Rock N’ Roll DC Marathon
March 12th l Race Start at 7:30 am
You have some options here, you can complete a full marathon, half marathon, or a 5k. Whatever you choose it is bound to be a good time. You can also race to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Online registration is closed but you can still get your spot at the Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday, March 10 and Friday, March 11. Registration for the 5K is limited to 50 spots at the Health & Fitness Expo. There will be no race day registration!
Prices vary based upon your race choice but you can find more info here.
45th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
March 13th l Beginning at noon
The 45th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will proceed down Constitution Avenue from 7th to 17th Streets, N.W. Over 100 marching bands, military units, dance schools, floats and a variety of other groups and organizations participate in the St. Patrick’s Parade of Washington DC each year.
The parade route is easily accessible from the Federal Triangle, Archives-Navy Memorial and Smithsonian metro stations.
The grandstands are located between 15th and 16th streets next to the judges reviewing stand. They are a great way to watch the parade – each group is introduced as they approach and you get to see them at their best, performing for the judges. The grandstands provide a comfortable, elevated, vantage point with nearby restroom facilities. New in 2016 – Sign Language interpretation will be provided at the grandstands. Purchase Grandstand Tickets.