TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Around the World Cultural Food Festival

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The Metropolitan Police Department wishes to advise that on Saturday, August 17, 2019 the Around the World Cultural Food Festival will take place in Washington, DC. In conjunction with this event, there will be several street closures that motorists should take into consideration:

The following streets will be closed:

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 5:00 am to 11:00 pm

  • Pennsylvania Ave NW from 13th Street to 14th Street, Northwest

The following streets will be posted as Emergency No Parking:

Saturday, August 17, 2019, 5:00 am to 11:00 pm

  • Pennsylvania Avenue from 13th Street to 14th Street, Northwest

All street closures and listed times are subject to change based upon prevailing or unexpected conditions.

The public should expect parking restrictions along the entire route and should be guided by the posted emergency no parking signage. All vehicles that are parked in violation of the emergency no parking signs will be ticketed and towed.

Motorists could encounter possible delays if operating in the vicinity of this event and may wish to consider alternative routes.  The Metropolitan Police Department and the D.C. Department of Transportation also wishes to remind motorists in the vicinity of this event to proceed with caution as increased pedestrian traffic can be anticipated.

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-- News release from the Washington Metropolitan Police Dept.