Press Release: Mappy Hour D.C. Launches

OutdoorFest Launches “Mappy Hour” in Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. (January 8 2015) – New York City-based OutdoorFest is expanding their popular Mappy Hour program to Washington D.C. this January. The monthly event billed as “the happy hour for outdoor enthusiasts”  successfully launched in New York City in early 2014. Past event hosts have included Eastern Mountain Sports and Fjallraven North America, with featured sponsorships from Yelp, Sixpoint Brewery, and Mountain Hardwear. OutdoorFest has identified Washington D.C. as the next major urban area with a large population of outdoor enthusiasts looking to connect with a community of adventurers.

“We received multiple emails from D.C. based climbers and hikers asking when we were coming” explains OutdoorFest Founder Sarah Knapp on the decision to head to D.C. “We’re excited to be expanding this program beyond New York City to other metropolitan areas.”

The Capital’s outdoor enthusiasts are encouraged to join the launch event on January 29th 2015  at Penn Social at 801 E St NW. Mappy Hour promises to be a night to meet fellow skiers, backpackers, cyclists, kayakers, climbers and adventure buddies and plan adventure packed trips with a like-minded outdoor community.

Details of the event include:

Who: Anyone who loves to hike, kayak, ski, surf, climb, and generally explore the great outdoors.

What: A happy hour with a twist to bring together the local outdoor community

When: January 29, 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Where: Penn Social located at 801 E St NW, Washington, DC

Cost: Free, just bring some guidebooks, maps, or interesting stories to share

For more information and to RSVP please see


Mappy Hour by OutdoorFest



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