R.E.I to Throw 3-Day Block Party to Celebrate DC Opening
The new R.E.I. D.C. flagship store opens on Friday, Oct. 21 with a 3-day block party. The outfitter’s fifth flagship store in the country takes over the historic Uline Arena space, the site used by President Eisenhower for his inaugural ball and The Beatles for their first concert in the U.S.
The doors will open at 10 a.m. on October 21 with live music and DJs will keep the party going throughout the day. Saturday and Sunday the block party will expand with live bands, Outdoor School classes, beer gardens, s’mores, screen printing, a climbing wall, and more.
All 3 days, the first 500 people in line receive a custom D.C. Camelbak bottle with a R.E.I. gift card. There will be free breakfast and coffee each morning.
Check out their website for locations and times for the live music and events.
201 M Street NE
There are several surface lots in the neighborhood, but metro, bus, or bike are recommended. The store entrance is adjacent to the NoMa/Gallaudet Metro station and the Metropolitan Branch Trail.
Store hours are Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.