What to expect at White Linen Night in the Heights

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What can you expect at White Linen Night in the Heights? (KTRK)

One of the Heights' most hotly anticipated social events is taking place this weekend. On Saturday, Aug. 5, White Linen Night in the Heights will take over the 200 and 300 blocks of 19th Street, offering up food, music, art and a whole lot of white linen.

WHAT TO DO

Dozens of local artists will be on hand throughout the event offering up their treasured creations. Tents filled with unique paintings, jewelry, sculptures, clothing and home decor will line 19th Street. Some vendors -- like Eclectic Home and Coda -- offer White Linen Night-specific discounts on merchandise.
For those looking to grab a bite to eat with friends, restaurants and other food vendors will set up shop throughout the festival and serve delicious dishes. Catch some coffee from Boomtown Coffee, grab a sandwich from Carter & Cooley Co. Deli or enjoy a popsicle from Bliss on 19th.

PHOTOS: White Linen Night 2016

But what's an outdoor festival without music? Small acts will delight visitors all night with all kinds of music ranging from rock to jazz and everything in between.

HOW TO DRESS

Before you head out, make sure you're dressed to the nines in your best whites. We won't tell if you forego linen, but know that it will help keep you cool on a steamy summer's night.

PARKING

Since parking can be a hassle, organizers recommend taking Uber. The corner of 20th and Ashland has been designated as Uber's pickup spot, and new users can use the code WLN2017 for a $20 discount.

If you choose to drive, Alexander Hamilton Middle School will offer parking in their attended lot from 5 p.m. until midnight. Drivers can enter on E. 22nd between Harvard and Yale. Proceeds from that lot will benefit the school's enrichment programs.

HISTORY

The event started in 2006 when Chris and Kay Thayer, who had been displaced from their New Orleans home by Hurricane Katrina, set out to plan a street festival paying homage to New Orleans' French Quarter Arts District.

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