38th Annual Peter Bug Day this Saturday

Whether you have lived in Hill East for two years or twenty, you're probably familiar with John "Peter Bug" Matthews and the annual Peter Bug Day. Each spring brings this lively, outdoor community celebration at the corner of Peter Bug Way and E St SE, at the end of my block.

Each year Peter Bug Day the festival draws neighbors, visitors, and special guests together for an afternoon of live music and a festive atmosphere. In the past there has often been a parade, with specially decorated automobiles and local marchers and performers. Although there won't be a parade this year, musical guests include the Velons, the Marquees, and the Winstons. One of this year's special guests is Baby Washington, famed soul music vocalist.

Join Peter Bug and members of the community, this Saturday, May 16th from 11am to 7:30pm at the corner of Peter Bug Way (13th) and E St SE, next to the Buchanan School.