Shop Soul of the City Market Saturday

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Courtesy Congress Heights Main Streets

There’s produce, sure. But that’s not all that’s fresh. Soul of the City Market is open April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., featuring art, performances, food and good times.

The Congress Heights “Soul of the City” Marketplace is the District’s and Congress Heights original and largest incubator of small, independent businesses.

The market is housed in the courtyard of the 19th-century stable at St. Elizabeths Hospital, built in 1901 as part of the major expansion of hospital facilities. Designed in a craftsman style, the stable is located on the east side of MLK Ave SE.

The Market is also a vibrant and thriving historic neighborhood that includes social service programs, independently owned vendor pop-up shops, more than 30 craftspeople, farmers and permitted buskers. Check it out this Saturday for yourself — head for the corner of Magnolia and Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE (2700 MLK Jr. Ave SE) and park in the red lot.

The market is open Saturdays from Feb. 19 to Dec. 17, with special events and a holiday market throughout!

The Soul of the City Marketplace is operated by the Congress Heights Main Street Program – Destination Congress Heights (DCH). Get more info by visiting soulofthecitydc.life