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Mayor Bowser Celebrates Annual 202Creates Month

Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Month-Long Celebration Honors DC’s Creative Community

(Washington, DC) – Throughout September, the Bowser Administration will celebrate 202Creates, a month-long initiative honoring DC’s creative community. 202Creates, which was launched in September 2016, is a citywide effort to amplify, celebrate, and highlight the District’s dynamic creative economy and community. The celebration includes DC’s culinary, cosmetology, fashion industries, musicians, performing artists, filmmakers, tech entrepreneurs, visual artists, and production support companies. The month-long campaign showcases and engages the District’s entrepreneurial and creative community through an array of events taking place across all eight wards. The DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music & Entertainment (OCTFME) and the Office of the Deputy Mayor of Planning and Economic Development (DMPED) spearheads 202Creates.

The kick-off celebration for 202Creates will take place outdoors on Wednesday, September 1 at 6:00 p.m. at La Vie Rooftop and on the District Pier at The Wharf. It will feature a variety of activations and performances by a diverse set of DC artists and creatives, including but not limited to, live music performances, a fashion show, and pottery activations. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP for the kick-off event, please visit 202createsmonth.com.

Additional events that are taking place throughout the month of September include:

  • September 4: Bollywood Returns, Washington DC Comeback Dance Party with Celebrity DJ SVP
  • September 1 -5: 17th Annual DC JazzFest at The Wharf
  • September 9-19: DC Shorts International Film Festival (Virtual)
  • September 11-18: The 50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Center at the Kennedy Center
  • September 18: H Street Festival
  • September 19: The Rammys Awards & Gala
  • September 23 - 26: DC Fashion Week
  • September 24-25: Art All Night
  • September 25: DC Water for People 2021 at Rock Creek Park
  • September 25: DC Afrobeats Block Party Jollof Cook-Off at Karma DC Outdoor Alley
  • September 25: Jazz in the Park CapitalBop
  • September 25: Music all Day: CapitalBop’s Fall Celebration
  • September 28: 36th Annual Mayor’s Arts Awards at The Howard Theatre

For more information on events happening during 202Creates Month, please visit 202creates.com/event-calendar.