Hurricane Florence is already making it presence known for D.C. residents. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser declared a state of emergency in D.C. as the hurricane prep begins before anticipated heavy rain pelt the area on Thursday night, reports the Washington Post.
With that forecast in mind, outdoor festivals and food events are already either postponing or canceling for the weekend. H Street Festival, which draws thousands and was supposed to happen on Saturday, September 15, is now cancelled, according to HillRag. Update: The H Street Festival is now postponed until Saturday, Oct. 13. It will occur from noon until 7 p.m. that day from the 400 to 1400 block of H Street NE.
Fiesta DC will also be rescheduled from its September 16 date.
The Boardwalk Block Party at the Yards featuring restaurants like Osteria Morini, Whaley’s, Due South, Agua 301, District Winery, and Ice Cream Jubilee is postponed from September 16 to a new date on October 7 from noon to 5 p.m.
Another event at the Yards is canceled too. The popular annual vegan festival DC VegFest was supposed to happen on September 15 but is now off.
DC Vegfest wrote on Twitter: “VENDORS UPDATE: We’re continuing to be in contact with our on-site contractors (tent, electricity, security, etc). If we’re able to cancel with on-site contractors with limited financial setbacks, we’ll try to pass some of these costs back to you in a partial refund. Stay tuned**
We're so sad to announce that the #DCVegFest18 is cancelled as the DC Mayor's Office has declared a state of emergency related to #HurricaneFlorence. Details & updates: https://t.co/9Kt4FAkd5l pic.twitter.com/yjOfdnkimT— DC VegFest (@DCVegFest) September 11, 2018
Meanwhile, Capital BrewFest is postponed until two weeks later, and will now be held on Saturday, September 29 at the same times and location. Current tickets will be honored and refunds are available.