Mark It! Lotus and Water Lily Festival is Saturday

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From the National Park Service:

July 16, 2016 – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Find Your Park in the wild wetlands of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens at the annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival! Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and global culture with FREE activities for the whole family:

See a spectacular display of lotus and water lilies in full bloom!
Enjoy gardening workshops & traditional Asian & African dancing performances!
Hands-on activities including face painting, lotus tea tasting, and painting demonstrations!
Visit educational and cultural exhibitors and much more!

Public transportation is the best way to get to the Lotus and Water Lily Festival. Satellite parking is available at Kenilworth Park and at the Kenilworth-Parkside Recreation Center, and a free shuttle service will run between those parking areas, the Minnesota Ave Metro Station, and Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. Accessible parking is available at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens. [1550 Anacostia Ave NE]”

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Erin