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GM gets a lot of press releases in his email announcing events around the city. Since he doesn’t have time to keep up a calender, or the like, he ends up ignoring most of them. But once in a while one comes along that is just too awesome not to announce. And the phrase “balloon fight” is one that’s going to grab GM’s attention. And so with that, GM is happy to announce that the BID is hosting its first Waterfront Summer Celebration.
The party will take place Sunday June 26th from 12 – 3 down at the Washington Harbour. It will feature food and drinks from Tony and Joes. Then the fun will begin. First it will host a water balloon tossing contest (like an egg toss but with water balloons). Then at about 2:00, the water balloon fight will begin.
GM has no idea how this will be organized, but it’s probably going to be a total blast, so come on down.
Cool Off and Play at the Georgetown Waterfront Celebration Featuring the 1st Ever Great Georgetown Water Balloon Battle on June 26
Outdoor Grilling, Kids’ Activities and DC’s Largest Outdoor Water Balloon Battle Highlight Day of Waterfront Festivities at the Washington Harbour in Georgetown, DC
Come out and play in Georgetown! To celebrate summer, DC’s favorite waterfront neighborhood is hosting a fun-filled Georgetown Waterfront Summer Celebration on Sunday, June 26th at theWashington Harbour from 12 – 3 p.m. An exciting way to cool down while having a blast, the highlight of the celebration will be The Great Georgetown Water Balloon Battle, inviting Washingtonians to toss hundreds of pre-filled water balloons and compete to win prizes at this memorable summertime water battle.
Starting at 2 p.m., the playful competition will begin with a Boardwalk Water Balloon Toss, where teams of contenders will try their hardest to pass balloons back and forth without letting them burst on the ground. The festivities will culminate with a Water Balloon Battle at the scenic Georgetown Waterfront. Super Soakers and other fun water toys are also welcome.
To fuel people up for the playful combat, Tony and Joe’s and Nick’s Riverside Grill, two of Georgetown’s favorite eateries, will be grilling up summertime favorites like gourmet burgers and fresh seafood Restaurants will keep participants hydrated and cool with cold drinks, refreshing cocktails and fresh, creamy gelato.
The rhythmic sounds of steel drums will transform the Washington Harbour into a tropical getaway, with a live steel drum band performing from 12 – 3 p.m.. Families are also encouraged to bring the kids, as there will be a special children’s area with balloon sculptors, face painting and more where kids can play and join in on the festivities.
WHO: Georgetown Business Improvement District (BID) and the Washington Harbour
WHEN: Sunday, June 26, 2011
12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Water Balloon Battle starts at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Georgetown Waterfront at the Washington Harbour
3000 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20007