Everything you need to know about this weekend’s festival

The Something in the Water music festival kicks off Friday in DC, and there’s plenty of information residents and festival-goers should know before heading out on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

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The festival, which takes place in southwest DC along Independence Avenue, kicks off at 2 p.m. Friday and runs through 10:30 p.m. Sunday. Based on a permit for the festival, FOX 5 has learned that the district was expecting 50,000 participants.

Here is an overview of important information you need to know about the festival.

FESTIVAL DETAILS

The festival takes place Friday, Saturday and Sunday along Independence Avenue between 3rd and 9th Streets Southwest.

Participants will be allowed to enter the festival from 2:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Sunday. According to the festival organizers, attendees are allowed to enter and exit the festival as many times as needed. You must be scanned on exit at the gate to re-enter the same day.

The festival will be open to people of all ages, and children 5 and under are free with a paying adult.

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VENUE DETAILS

The festival venue will have two entrances, one will be at the intersection of 7th Street and Independence Avenue, while the other will be located at the intersection of 4th Street and Avenue of Independence.

Once inside the festival, there will be three stages where attendees can watch performances. The Moon Stage will be located near the intersection of 7th Street and Independence Avenue, the Sun Stage will be located near the intersection of 3rd Street and Independence Avenue, and the Earth Stage will be located near the intersection of 4th Street and Independence Ave.

For those who need to pick up tickets, there will be two ticket booths at the venue. The first location will be at the Wooly Mammoth Theatre, Co. located at 641 D Street NW, and the second location is at 400 E Street SW, near the southwest corner of E Street and 4th Street.

The site will include several stalls for amenities such as food, water, merchandise and first aid. It will also have several toilets for participants distributed throughout the site.

Here is a complete map of the place:

LIST OF SETTINGS

The artists will perform on the three stages of the festival between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and between 12:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunday.

Here are the full times for each day of the festival:

ROAD CLOSURES

DC police are closing several roads in the district for the festival.

These road closures will be in place until Tuesday at 6:00 a.m.:

  • C Street between 4th Street and 6th Street, SW
  • Maryland Avenue between 3rd Street and Independence Avenue, SW
  • Independence Avenue between 3rd Street and 4th Street, SW
  • No vehicular traffic will be permitted eastbound on Independence Avenue from 7th Street, SW
  • Independence Avenue between 7th Street and 9th Street, SW
  • Independence Avenue between 4th Street and 7th Street, SW
  • 4th Street between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and C Street, SW
  • 6th Street between Independence Avenue and Virginia Avenue, SW
  • 7th Street between Constitution Avenue and D Street, SW
  • Maryland Avenue between 7th Street and 6th Street, SW
  • C Street between 7th Street and 9th Street, SW
  • 9th Street between Independence Avenue and C Street, SW

These roads will be closed Friday through Sunday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. each day:

  • Madison Drive between 14th Street and 3rd Street, NW
  • Jefferson Drive between 14th Street and 3rd Street, SW
  • 3rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue, NW and Independence Avenue, SW
  • Pennsylvania Avenue between Constitution Avenue and 3rd Street, NW

DC police also enforce local traffic access on several roads in the district. Local traffic is defined as people who reside, work, or need to access the area for business purposes. These roads will be closed to non-local traffic:

  • Independence Avenue between 14th Street and 9th Street, SW
  • 4th Street between C Street and D Street, SW
  • C Street between 4th Street and 3rd Street, SW
  • C Street between 3rd Street and 2nd Street, SW
  • D Street between 4th Street and 2nd Street, SW
  • 4th Street between D Street and I Street, SW
  • E Street between 7th Street and 2nd Street, SW
  • D Street between 7th Street and Virginia Avenue, SW
  • School Street between 6th Street and 4th Street, SW
  • 2nd Street between Washington Avenue and E Street, SW
  • 3rd Street between Independence Avenue and E Street, SW
  • Virginia Avenue between 7th Street and 4th Street, SW
  • 7th Street between D Street and G Street, SW
  • 6th Street between Virginia Avenue and E Street, SW

Police also said the following areas may be closed if necessary for public safety:

  • Exit 5A and Exit 5B from I-395 westbound
  • Eastbound I-395 Exit 4

PARKING RESTRICTIONS

In addition to road closures, parking restrictions will also be in place in the festival area.

Parking will be prohibited on the following streets until Tuesday 6:00 a.m.:

  • C Street between 4th Street and 6th Street, SW
  • Maryland Avenue between 3rd Street and Independence Avenue, SW
  • Independence Avenue between 3rd Street and 7th Street, SW
  • 3rd Street between Maryland Avenue, NW and C Street, SW
  • Independence Avenue between 7th Street and 9th Street, SW
  • 4th Street between Jefferson Drive and Virginia Avenue, SW
  • 3rd Street between Pennsylvania Avenue and Maryland Avenue, NW
  • 3rd Street between C Street, SW and E Street, SW
  • 6th Street between Independence Avenue and Virginia Avenue, SW
  • 7th Street between Constitution Avenue and D Street, SW
  • 9th Street between Independence Avenue and C Street, SW
  • C Street between 4th Street and 2nd Street, SW
  • C Street between 7th Street and 9th Street, SW
  • D Street between 4th Street and 2nd Street, SW
  • Maryland Avenue between 6th Street and 7th Street, SW
  • Jefferson Drive between 14th Street and 3rd Street, SW
  • Madison Drive between 14th Street and 3rd Street, SW
  • Independence Avenue between 9th Street and 14th Street, SW
  • Virginia Avenue between 7th Street and 4th Street, SW

Here is a map of road closures and parking restrictions:

DC police warn that these closures and restrictions are subject to change. You can get the latest traffic updates in the district here.

SECURITY

The event’s organizers announced on Friday that they had taken “all measures to create a safe environment for the participants”.

They encourage attendees to download the Something in the Water app for the latest safety and security information. Participants can also sign up to receive security alerts via SMS by texting “SITW” to 888777.

The organizers also released a long list of permitted and prohibited items. Here is the list :

AUTHORIZED ITEMS

  • Mobile phones
  • Non-Professional Cameras (Go Pros & Flip Cams ok)
  • Baby strollers
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Sunscreen lotion (cream ok, no sprays)
  • Clear bags, fanny packs and hip bags LESS THAN 14″ x 11″ x 5″ (single compartment bags only)
  • Pouches / small pouches
  • Hydration Packs i.e. CamelBaks (must be emptied of any liquids and have no more than two pockets)
  • Cigarettes (must be sealed)
  • E-Cigs and Vape Pens
  • No AVPs/Mods or Liquid Refills for Vapes Lighters (No Zippo)
  • Earplugs
  • Chapstick / Lip Balm (MUST BE SEALED)
  • Feminine hygiene items (must be sealed)
  • Eye drops (MUST BE SEALED)
  • Hand sanitizer and baby wipes Gum and mints
  • To put on makeup
  • Medications (over-the-counter medications are subject to guidelines)
  • Documented service animals (must have paper documentation)
  • Water bottles (empty, plastic, reusable, non-metallic, 32 oz, 1 per guest)

PROHIBITED ITEMS

  • Firearms, ammunition or weapons of any kind (including knives) will be permitted access to Something in the Water event locations
  • drones or UAV flying devices
  • Illegal substances drugs or drug paraphernalia of any kind **including cannabis**
  • large bags or backpacks MORE THAN 14″ x 11″ x 5″ (single compartment bags only)
  • professional cameras (SLR/DSLR, removable lens) NO food or drink outside
  • fireworks or explosives
  • aerosol products (including aerosol sunscreen, deodorant) NO selfie sticks or tripods
  • Sharpies, markers or paint pens
  • flyers, samples, giveaways or promotional items
  • metal, steel or aluminum water bottles (empty, clear, plastic bottles ok) NO chairs (including inflatables and beanbags)
  • blankets NO coolers
  • Bluetooth/aux horns, buzzers, speakers or instruments NO audio recording device
  • laser pointers
  • hoverboards, scooters, skateboards, roller skates, inline skates or bicycles (inside venue) NO pepper spray or mace
  • umbrellas/parasols NO misters
  • binoculars
  • radios or walkie-talkies NO tents
  • glass in all its forms
  • laptops, MacBooks or tablets NO wallet chains or spiked clothing
  • High visibility vests or any clothing that could be considered to imitate the uniform of event staff (for non-event staff) or emergency services
  • flags or totems
  • NO animals except for service animals assisting a person with a disability. “Comfort”, “therapy” or “emotional support” animals do not meet the definition of a service animal and are not permitted to participate in the Event.

There is also a disclaimer on the event website which reads: This list is subject to change at any time and additional items may be prohibited at the discretion of law enforcement or security officials.

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The festival is one of many events taking place in the district this weekend. A spokesperson for DC’s Department of Homeland Security and Security Management said FOX 5 police and firefighters have the resources and personnel they need to support any events unfolding in the area. town.

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