91.2 F
Washington
Wednesday, July 17, 2024
Home​NewsCelebrate Eastern Market's 150th Anniversary Nov. 11-12

Celebrate Eastern Market’s 150th Anniversary Nov. 11-12

Bring out the whole family to celebrate Eastern Market’s 150th anniversary Nov. 10-12!

Eastern Market has been called the Heart of the Hill, at the center of holiday traditions from Hilloween to Holiday trees and everyone’s favorite destination for fresh food or just a weekend walk.

For a century and a half, much of Hill life has been centered around it. Included in the original L’Enfant plan, it was designed by noted architect Adolf Cluss. The market was built in 1871. A center and North Hall were added in 1908.

The market was in continuous operation from 1873, when construction was completed, until April 30, 2007 when a fire gutted the building. Market vendors immediately re-opened in the outdoor market and the community rallied around the vendors. The building was renovated and reopened in 2009.

Adolf Cluss and Eastern Market (composite via Department of General Services/Eastern Market; Cluss actually posed near his Smithsonian building).

Novemberfest

The celebration kicks off with Novemberfest. Buy your tickets now for this kick-off fundraiser to celebrate Eastern Market’s 150th Anniversary.

The 21+ event will feature a limited edition beer from Atlas Brew Works and live music by local legends, the Rock Creek Kings. The Hill is ready to party!

• November 10, 2023 | 6PM-9PM

• Eastern Market North Hall, 227 7th Street SE, Washington DC 20003

• $25 per person, each ticket includes a $10 food/beverage token

Learn more and buy tickets at easternmarketmainstreet.org/150

Courtesy DGS

Other Fun

But don’t sleep on the 11th and 12th, which will full days of music, activities, and festivities, including:

· Stage at the top of the street with music and performances all day long

· Classes, demos, and other activities in the North Hall

· Tours of the market

There will be music, shopping, historic walking tours, classes, giant games, a child-friendly scavenger hunt, a world-renowned silhouette artist, and more, fun for all abounds!

Don’t miss out Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. when The Wheelmen will be giving a demonstration of their giant penny-farthing bicycles and other Victorian peddlers.

Learn more and stay up to date by visiting easternmarketmainstreet.org/150

Related Articles