A festival-goer poses in front of a colorful new mural at Three Little Birds Sewing Co. during the Arts & Ales Festival. Photo by Krissi Humbard

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Arts and Ales, the 11th Annual Downtown Hyattsville Arts Festival, will be held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018. More information will be available late early May once applications open.

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Questions? Contact the Hyattsville CDC staff at festival@hyattsvillecdc.org. Check out our 2017 Year-in-Review Newsletter to learn more about the CDC.

HyCDC Year-End Newsletter + Goofy Photo Booth Photos!

The Hyattsville CDC’s Annual Year-In-Review Newsletter is now online! Check it out below, and browse some fun, goofy photo booth photos from Arts and Ales! Many thanks to Rickey Torrence for providing Festival attendees with an opportunity to show off their funky Hyattsville-Gateway flair.

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Browse more photos by clicking below!
Hyattsville Arts Festival Photo Booth

Rickey Torrence, Photo Booth Available for Rent
rtorrence.sft@gmail.com, 410.274.7284

Bring a Blanket for the Mainstage Lawn

  1. 12 PM: 5 On Friday: Hyattsville’s Premier Jazz Combo
  2. 1PM: The Lovejoy Group: Energetic Jazz, Funk and Smooth Latin Rhythms
  3. 2 PM: Black Masala: Funk, gypsy-punk and soul
  4. 3 PM: Elena & Los Fulanos: Nicaragüense bilingual folk-rock
  5. 4 PM: Janine Wilson Band: Roots Rock, Americana
  6. 5PM: The Wild Anacostias: March Brass Band, Cajun, Zydeco and R&B

Browse the full Performance and Activities schedule:

10 Food Trucks & Vendors, 20 Craft Breweries

Buy a Tasting Pass to sample 20 signature craft beers with Maryland Beer 5 oz. glass. Tasting Passes are $30 in advance online or $35 at the gate. See participating breweries here. Interested in how the Tasting Pass works or how to bring your own growler? Visit FAQ for more information.


Food Trucks + Tents include:

“An Art-Buyer’s Market”

With 120 artists and artisans lining the streets, you won’t have to take more than a few steps before spotting a gorgeous set of earrings, a mesmerizing painting/photo/print, or something exciting and a bit unexpected – Browse 120 exhibitors online.


Fan Favorite: Reclaimed Wood Goods by Forty Third Place – Blake Sloane, a Hyattsville native, creates handsome, geometric cutting boards, wall art and furniture from salvaged and reclaimed wood.

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