The 17th Street Festival is set to take place on Saturday, August 27, 2016 from 12:00PM-6:00 p.m. Booth spaces are 10’x10′ and are immediately adjacent to the next vendor. All vendor set up and displays must be contained within the 10′ X 10′ booth space.
For three years now, the festival has sold out in advance. A limited number of spaces will be available to artists, and applying artists will have to undergo a selection process to ensure a broad range of art on display: paintings, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, etc. Selections will be made on a rolling basis, and all artist applicants will be notified of the selection decisions within a few days. Priority will be given to artists residing in proximity to Dupont Circle. The Festival reserves the right to deny any application for vending that does not fit in with the vision of the festival or would compete with existing businesses along the 17th Street business corridor or festival sponsors.
This year, there will be some changes to the festival due to the expenses associated with a street festival. Because of the high cost of tenting the street, we are encouraging vendors to bring their own EZ Up tents. Please note, HDCMS will no longer tent the event site. You are welcome to bring your own EZ Pop Up tent or rent one (Frager’s Just Ask Rental on Capitol Hill for $83 a day (you pick it up and return it to Frager’s). Call Frager’s at (202) 543-0100.) Tents will be permitted and inspected by DCRA, so a tent diagram is needed with your application and there is an additional tent permit fee of $33. And you can rent a tent from HDCMS for $300.
Please click on the link below to fill out the vendor application. Early bird registration is open until May 27th, and then rates will go up. Vendor registration will close on July 27th.
Early Bird Rate is below. Rates will go up after May 27th.
Artists and Artisans — $100 (made by you!)
Nonprofit Vendors — $200
For Profit Vendors — $300
Politicians — $400
Table with two chairs — $100
Tent Rental — $300
Bring your own EZ Up Tent — $33 for inspection fee