The Promotion Committee organizes a number of events to market Dupont Circle.
Pet Costume Contest
The Pet Costume Contest on October 31 attracts 35 dogs and their owners in fancy dress in the S Street Dog Park. Free!
Merchants around Dupont Circle will host 20 makers in their establishments to sell a variety of holiday gifts, including the Art Rave Market (35 vendors) and Heurich House Christmas Market (30 vendors). Then at 5:00 p.m. we will gather in front of La Tomate restaurant for the lighting of the Dupont Circle Christmas Tree, sing carols and have a glass of hot cheer. ‘Tis the season to get in the holiday spirit – so bring yours to Dupont Circle! www.DupontCirclePopup.com.
In the spring, we hold our Spring Fling in March at the Washington Hilton, which includes a full dinner, dancing, and silent auction. Each year, we have 100 people for this community party - the best bargain in town! www.SpringFlingDupont.org.
Taste of Dupont
In April, Taste of Dupont is organized to market the restaurants of Dupont to kick off the cafe season. This progressive dinner gets a large response every year, and the event continues to sell out. www.TasteofDupont.org.
17th Street Festival
And, the 17th Street Festival is held at the end of August. The festival has 100 vendors, and attracts thousands of people! We moved the kids area to the festival site. And we used mobile musicians without amplification – to rave reviews. Thanks to all our amazing volunteers and sponsors who made our biggest event a huge success! And a special thank you to our partner, Elxel, who redesigned the website, created a new logo, and help market the festival to the Event Nation crowd. And we could not produce such a huge event without our sponsors! Thanks you. www.17thStreetfestival.org.