Anacostia River Festival
Join us on Sunday April 17, 2016!
The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the second annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and official closing program of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s Anacostia River Festival celebrates “connecting people to parks” in recognition of the National Park Service’s 2016 Centennial celebration. Activities include: kayaking, boating, fishing workshops, hands-on art projects, musical performances, bike parades, and other unique programs engaging families with the river, its history and ecology. Held in Anacostia Park, this FREE event will encourage District residents and tourists alike to explore communities and parks east of the river.
Anacostia Station (green line). Exit toward the parking garage to walk to the Festival site (approx. 7 min).
A free shuttle is available from both Anacostia Metro (at the Howard Rd exit) and Eastern Market Metro (orange/blue/silver lines) to the Festival site.
Free bike valet available!
Free Parking, courtesy of COPT, is available at Maritime Plaza (1201 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003) and Anacostia Metro Station (1101 Howard Road SE Washington, DC 20020). Approximately a 15 min walk across the river from Maritime Plaza to the Festival site.
Zipping your way to the festival? Take advantage of 20 premium spaces available at Maritime Plaza (1201 M St SE, Washington, DC 20003), courtesy of Zipcar. Parking available on first come-first served basis
If you park at the Anacostia Metro parking garage, please consider the short walk to the Festival site (approx. 7 min) OR a free shuttle is available from the Anacostia Metro Station near the Howard Road exit.
Explore Historic Anacostia
2122 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
2028 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
2025 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
2200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
1 pm - 12 am
The Anacostia River Festival is presented by the National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Funds for the Anacostia River Festival are provided in part by Bloomberg. Other supporters include Zipcar, Forest City Washington, Pendragwn, City First Bank of DC, LISC DC, MRP Realty, The JBG Companies, Western Development Corporation and National Capital Bank.
“Then to be able to get on the bridge and to realize you are above water sitting at a concert and you think ‘I’m sitting on a bridge listening to a concert.’”