The Women’s March drew a large crowd last Saturday, but there was a lot else going on during a perfect fall weekend. We also went to the DC Africa Festival, the White House Garden Tour, and Rock the Park (and we didn’t have time to go to the beer festival on Pennsylvania Avenue, or the Army 10-miler running through the city).
The Women’s March
The Women’s March started in 2017 with one of the biggest crowds ever seen in D.C. Each year since then, it has been a large annual event. This year, it was focused on women’s issues that will be affected by the upcoming mid-term elections.
DC Africa Festival
The Mayor’s Office on Africa Affairs sponsored a festival of African culture at Meridian Hill Park on Saturday.
The White House Garden Tour
The White House Garden Tour takes place on one weekend in the fall and in spring. It’s a great free event, and you can get really close to the White House:
There’s a unique perspective of the Mall (the view the President gets to see each day):
The Rose Garden by the West Wing:
The “Beast”, aka Presidential limo:
Rock the Park
Rock the Park is a free concert in the newly-renovated Franklin Park. Several concerts were held in 2021, and this past weekend saw the first one in 2022, featuring D.C.’s own go-go music.