Adams Morgan Fall PorchFest: Saturday November 4 from 2-6pm.

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Adams Morgan Fall PorchFest will be Saturday, November 4 from 2-6pm. The Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone (road closure on 18th Street NW between Columbia and Kalorama Roads NW) will also take place this day.
With almost 80 bands, this event will showcase some of DC’s best local musical talent featuring nearly every musical genre, including classic rock, funk, go-go, rap, reggae, blue grass, classical, and pop. Twenty porches, business patios, parks, and the closed 18th Street will become stages for the day, drawing music-lovers from around the region into the tree-lined streets and small businesses of Adams Morgan. And for the first time during PorchFest, 18th Street NW (between Columbia and Kalorama Roads NW) will be closed to vehicular traffic creating additional safe space for people, performances, and fun! This road closure is part of an ongoing initiative, the Adams Morgan Pedestrian Zone funded by the DC Office of Planning’s Streets for People grant program.

Event patrons can pick up a music map and wristband at two different event headquarters locations. The first location is in the plaza in front of Truist Bank at the corner of Columbia and Adams Mill Roads NW. The second location is in front of 2424 18th Street NW inside the road closure. Event wristbands are FREE and provide attendees with dozens of discounts at various Adams Morgan businesses. After picking up a wristband and event map, guests can stroll through the neighborhood for nonstop musical performances from 2-6pm, enjoy lunch, dinner, or drinks at a neighborhood hangout, and shop for unique gifts at local boutiques.

Each PorchFest location will host up to four 45-minute sets, all of which are free and open for all to enjoy. Due to overwhelming success over the last few years, we are excited to announce that we will have TWO main stages this year  – the Plaza Main Stage (in front of Truist Bank) and the Aetna Main Stage (in Hoffman Alley next to Van Leeuwen Ice Cream). The full lineup of performers can be found at

The Adams Morgan Partnership BID is currently recruiting volunteers to assist with staffing Fall PorchFest. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, Adams Morgan swag, and complimentary food and beverages the day of the event. Click here to sign up.

Adams Morgan PorchFest is brought to you by the Adams Morgan Partnership BID. This event is generously sponsored by Aetna, a health care company that is working to build a healthier world and is contributing to all of the fun, healthy ways to move throughout the pedestrian zone. Aetna is committed to providing individuals, employers, health care professionals and producers with innovative benefits, products and services. Additional supporting Fall PorchFest sponsors include Events DCWashington SpiritTattoo ParadiseUp N SmokeColonial ParkingGifted CuratorsLars Etzkorn Law PLLC, and Catoctin Creek. Other event partners include DC Commission on the Arts and HumanitiesDC Squared, and Pipkin Creative.

2023 Adams Morgan Fall PorchFest Official Schedule

The Official Digital Map for the 2023 Adams Morgan Fall PorchFest
NOTE: Locations, bands, and discounts are subject to change up until the start of the event.


Click Here to view the GPS-enabled map on your phone (requires Google Maps)

Fall ’23 PorchFest Wristband Discounts

Pick up your wristband at one of our two PorchFest HQ locations: The plaza in front of Truist Bank at Columbia Rd. & Adams Mill Rd. or in front of 2424 18th St.
Unless otherwise noted, most discounts are good all day on Saturday, November 4, but please confirm with the business

Volunteer at Adams Morgan PorchFest!
PorchFest is a huge event and we need your help to make sure everything goes smoothly. Volunteers will receive a free PorchFest Volunteer t-shirt and will have access to our event green room where non-alcoholic refreshments and snacks will be available.
Sign Up Here