The Anacostia River Festival is Sunday, April 17

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Anacostia River Festival 341 – NPS Credit

From an email:

“We are thrilled to announce the return of the Anacostia River Festival on Sunday, April 17 from 1 – 5PM in Anacostia Park, a premier event and official closing program of the National Cherry Blossom Festival! This year’s festival celebrates “connecting people to parks” in recognition of the National Park Service’s 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.

When: Sunday, April 17, 2016; 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: National Park Service’s Anacostia Park. Good Hope Road and Anacostia Drive SE
Who: FREE and open to the public.

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.”