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H Street Festival Aims To Energize Neighborhood

Organizers say the eighth annual H Street Festival will showcase the rapidly growing neighborhood's past, present, and future. Anwar Saleem, executive director of the H Street Main Street organization, says the festival offers something different from other neighborhood festivals.

"We have so much that is really going on," he says. "And I think people, if they really want to see something and enjoy themselves and see something different in Washington, D.C., if you come to H Street Festival, you wouldn't think you're in the city, you'd think you're somewhere else."

The festival is known as an eclectic gathering for all things food, music, and art, but Saleem feels there is more to celebrate this year.

He notes the completion of a decade-long streetscape project and the opening of an H Street Heritage Trail as important developments for the thriving neighborhood.

The festival kicks off at noon between the 8th and 14th Streets of H Street Northeast.

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