Mayor Bowser Invites the Community to Support Local Restaurants During First-Ever ‘Dine All Night’

Thursday, September 21, 2023
New Celebration of Local Talent Blends Popular ‘Art All Night’ with the Culinary Arts

(Washington, DC) – Today, Mayor Muriel Bowser invites residents and visitors to celebrate the launch of Dine All Night, the newest addition to the popular annual Art All Night program. Supported by the DC Department of Small and Local Business Development (DSLBD), Dine All Night will feature unique menus, experiences, and offerings from over 60 restaurants across all eight wards. The 10-day celebration will run from today, September 21 through October 1, overlapping with Art All Night which will take place on Friday, September 29 and Saturday, September 30.
“We know that Washington, DC is home to a tremendous amount of talent in the culinary arts. Dine All Night is a new opportunity to not only celebrate that talent, but to explore DC and have fun with friends,” said Mayor Bowser. “We love celebrating the arts – throughout 202 Creates, but also year-round – and this is one more opportunity to show some extra love to the creatives and entrepreneurs who keep our neighborhoods vibrant with food and drink.”
Art All Night, the popular annual celebration of DC’s artistic communities, is the inspiration for Dine All Night. In addition to showcasing the arts, Art All Night also inspires thousands of residents and visitors to support shops, galleries, local artists, and other local businesses, boosting the local economy in the process and highlighting neighborhoods across DC.
“Last year’s Art All Night was a phenomenal success, drawing in over 180,000 visitors to our city,” said Interim Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development Keith Anderson. “With the addition of Dine All Night, we look forward to an even more enhanced experience this year. These initiatives are expected to attract more visitors, boost our local economy, and cement DC's position as a flourishing center of creativity, culture, and culinary excellence.” 
By providing small and local businesses a new opportunity to attract customers, Dine All Night joins Art All Night as an event that enhances DC’s neighborhoods both economically and socially.
“DC is the epicenter of culture, entertainment, and culinary experiences, and Art All Night now coupled with Dine All Night further exemplifies our commitment to creating memorable and engaging events that bring people together to celebrate the arts and local businesses,” said DSLBD Director Kristi Whitfield. “We invite everyone to explore new neighborhoods and discover the incredible art installations, live performances, and culinary delights that await during 2023 Art All Night.” 
September also marks 202Creates Month in the District. The month-long campaign, spearheaded by the Office of Cable Television, Film, Music, and Entertainment (OCTFME), showcases and engages the District’s entrepreneurial and creative community through an array of events taking place across all eight wards. The Month culminates with the Mayor’s Arts Awards on September 28. For more information, and to register for the Mayor’s Arts Awards, visit
To learn more about Dine All Night and see a list of participating restaurants by neighborhood, visit
For more information about DC Art All Night, visit

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