Washington City Paper Best of DC 2023 !!!
Best Neighborhood Festival +
Best Neighborhood Music Series
Live Music on Porches in Petworth
Participate

Petworth PorchFest is scheduled for April 27, 2024, with a backup rain date of April 28, 2024.




Perform

Calling all rockers, rappers, and singer-songwriters. All genres welcome!

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Volunteer

Lend a hand to help make it a great event!

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Donate

Any amount you can give helps make this free event possible!

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Thank You Sponsors

Pipkin Creative offers its clients meaningful community engagement through strategic communication plans, public art and murals, music events, and public space activations.

Clara Haskell Botstein is a volunteer community event organizer based in Petworth. She is a co-founder of Petworth Porchfest and Petworth Summer Saturdays and serves as a board member of the Petworth/Uptown Main Street.

Chica Creative is a graphic design studio specializing in branding + illustration. We create unique brand experiences through authentic visual storytelling with a touch of whimsy.

Bailer Design is a woman-owned graphic design studio in Petworth DC that brings organizations' stories and messages to life with strong visuals. The studio is a co-founder of Petworth PorchFest and creates all artwork and designs for the festival in collaboration with Chica Creative.

ATTIC is a search engine to help you find furniture, decor and clothing products from local, small businesses. It was developed by Adapter, a DC-based website and software development agency.

Art of Noize is a multi-disciplinary artist studio in the Petworth area of Washington, D.C. Opened in 2017, Art of Noize gives artists a place to showcase their talents in an intimate setting.

Not Bored in DC helps people discover things to do, eat, and know in Washington, DC. Valerie is based in Petworth and also provides social media content creation and management.

Petworth News offers hyperlocal news and updates about the people and events in the Petworth and surrounding neighborhoods of Washington DC.

Become a Sponsor

The biggest PorchFest event in the city returns April 27, 2024!

Interact with thousands at Petworth PorchFest and expand your brand exposure online. Sponsorship opportunities include presence at the Main Stage and key logo placements on Petworth PorchFest's website, social media, and printed materials. $750-$2,500 levels available.

About Petworth PorchFest

Petworth PorchFest is a volunteer-led annual event spearheaded by a passionate group of Petworth residents. Inspired by other PorchFests throughout DC and eager to connect with their community after a global pandemic, they created Petworth PorchFest in the spring of 2021.

The event brings together community by offering Petworth residents an opportunity to host local bands on their porch, where residents and visitors can enjoy live music together. The aim of the event is to encourage the gathering of community, support local artists and businesses, and inspire people through the art of music.

Porchfest was originally founded in Ithaca, NY in September 2007 by neighbors Gretchen Hildreth and Lesley Greene. Over the years, the concept of hosting performances on front porches has grown, with communities around the U.S., organizing Porchfests of all sizes. In DC, Porchfest was first hosted in the Takoma Park neighborhood and later celebrated by Adams Morgan, Rhode Island Avenue, and Southeast. In some instances, Porchfests are sponsored by community main streets & housing development organizations and in other cases, neighbors collaborate to plan and coordinate the events.