Photo by The Anacostia Watershed Society courtesy of 11th Street Bridge Park
From a press release:
“The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the fourth annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year we are throwing a birthday bash for the 100th Anniversary of Anacostia Park by celebrating the “Year of the Anacostia!” Held in Anacostia Park, this FREE event will encourage District residents and visitors from across the region to explore communities and parks east of the river. In 2017, the Anacostia River Festival attracted nearly 10,000 participants.
Anacostia River Festival
When: Sunday, April 15, 2018; 1 pm – 5 pm
Where: National Park Service’s Anacostia Park. Good Hope Road & Anacostia Drive SE
Who: FREE and open to the public.
For more information:bridgepark.org/ARF
“In 2018, the stars have aligned to mark the ‘Year of the Anacostia’ – celebrating the river as a stunning ecological and cultural resource for the entire city. Residents from across the DC region can discover this incredible natural resource at our fourth annual Anacostia River Festival.” said Scott Kratz, 11th Street Bridge Park Director.
The festival will feature art exhibitions, live music performances, hands-on activities and special biking activities. Visitors can participate in recycled art projects, fishing workshops, the annual bicycle parade, trail rides, bike tune-up stations, safety stations, lawn games, boating and other family-friendly activities re-engaging residents and visitors alike with the Anacostia River and historic Anacostia neighborhood.
“Anacostia Park offers tremendous opportunities to enjoy nature, history and recreational fun along the Anacostia River” said Tara Morrison, Anacostia Park Superintendent. “As we celebrate 100 years of the park, the Anacostia River Festival is the perfect place for residents to come out and learn of the great ways we can recreate in the park and how we can work towards improving the Anacostia River ecosystem, so that a long lasting connection is formed and appreciation for the park continues throughout the next 100 years.”
Held in Anacostia Park, one of America’s national parks and steps away from the future 11th Street Bridge Park, the event is FREE of charge and a premier event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival.”