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Fall Festival and Bluegrass Jamboree

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After the resounding success of last year’s First Annual Fall Festival and Bluegrass Jamboree, the Dupont Circle Business Improvement District is excited to announce that it will be bringing the festival back for a second year. The event will take place on Saturday, November 11th from 1:00-5:00 pm in Dupont Circle Park.

Fall, family-friendly activities will include pumpkin and gourd painting, bluegrass music, and more. Regionally renowned bluegrass bands - Shannon Leigh and the Good Bygones, Line Drive, Patuxent Partners, and Big Howdy - will be performing live on the main stage.

“We are thrilled to be bringing back Dupont Circle’s largest fall festival and bluegrass concert,” said Bill McLeod, executive director of the Dupont Circle Business Improvement District. “The fall foliage, crisp air, and the humming of visitors and residents frequenting our local businesses make fall such an exciting time in our neighborhood. We look forward to welcoming people to the Circle for an afternoon filled with world-class bluegrass music and fun fall festivities.”

This event was made possible by the Streets for People grant under the DC Office of Planning. This program seeks to support economic recovery and celebrate DC’s diverse culture by attracting people to a vibrant area of activated blocks, sidewalks, streets, and parks. For more information, please visit

Dupont Circle is DC’s international heart. With 70 embassies, the destination neighborhood is renowned as the city’s welcoming gathering place. The Dupont Circle Business Improvement District (BID) was formed in 2018 to elevate this iconic neighborhood through public space management, placemaking, activation, and economic development initiatives. To learn more about the BID’s mission and work, visit