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#STEAMtheBlock Party DC


Saturday August 10th, 12PM EST

Entertainment and Sports Arena

1100 Oak Dr SE, Washington, DC



The Swaliga Foundation is thrilled to announce the 8th Annual #STEAMtheBlock Party, set to take place on Saturday, August 10, 2024 from 12-5pm ET, bringing over 2,000+ youth, schools, local businesses, parents, and community organizations to engage in 30+ interactive STEAM Stations, and live music - the perfect send-off for back to school! This year's free event is proudly hosted in partnership with DC Entertainment and Sports Arena, the new home court for the WNBA Washington Mystics and the official practice facility for the Washington Wizards.

Register today for the Biggest Multicultural STEAM Event in the world!



#STEAMtheBlock Party Pitch Competition


Enter for your chance to win a new laptop and cash prizes!



#STEAMtheBlock Party T-Shirt Design Competition


Enter for your chance to visit the Under Armour facility and see your design come to life!



Q: When and where is the Swaliga #STEAMtheBlock Party event?

A: Saturday August 10th, 12PM EST at the Entertainment and Sports Arena, 1100 Oak Dr SE, Washington, DC 20032


Q: What is the cost to attend the event?

A: Tickets for the #STEAMtheBlock Party are free. Please register in advance HERE.


Q: Who is the event for?

A: Students and youth ages 6-18, and families are welcome to attend the event. 


Q: What can attendees expect at the event?

A: Attendees can look forward to interactive science demos about sound energy and frequency, creating music beats, playing cutting-edge video games, learning how to fly drones and understanding electric cars. Participants will also have the opportunity to experience virtual reality and explore the fascinating world of 3D printing.


Q: Will I be allowed to attend the event without a ticket?

A: There will be QR code registration at the event. However, for organizational and efficiency purposes we encourage all attendees to register in advance.


Q: What kind of ID is required for entry? 

A: Students are required to show School ID. All adults 18+ must show a valid (non-expired) government issued ID.


Q: Is there an age requirement for attending the #STEAMtheBlockParty?

A: All ages are welcome. Children under age 6 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. 


Q: Who do I contact if I have general questions about the event?

A: Please email


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