Anacostia River Festival

Join us on Sunday, April 9, 2017! 

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. For a taste of local D.C., come celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast D.C.’s local arts scene at this special FREE event. This year we are celebrating biking in the District with trail rides, safety classes, quick bike tune ups and special bike activities for all ages.
 

 

Be sure to use #DCRiverFest when using social media!

Getting There

 

Metro

Anacostia Station (green line). Exit toward the parking garage to walk to the Festival site (approx. 7 min).

FREE shuttles from both Anacostia Metro (at the Howard Rd exit) and Eastern Market Metro (orange/blue/silver lines) to the Festival site.

Bike Access

Free bike valet available!

Parking 

Free parking at Anacostia Metro Station (1101 Howard Road SE). 

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.

Coming soon!

Explore Historic Anacostia

In addition to vendors on the Festival grounds, we encourage you to visit these hot spots in Historic Anacostia!
 
Art-Drenaline
1231 Good Hope Rd SE (Inside the Anacostia Arts Center)
10:30 am – 3 pm
Artisan-inspired, specializing in locally sourced and freshly prepared natural foods and beverages
 
Capitol Hill Crab Cakes
1243 Good Hope Rd SE
11 am - 8pm
Crab cakes, fried chicken and other American favorites
 
Cheers @ The Big Chair
2122 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
12 - 4 pm (opening especially for the event)
Soul food
 
Mammas Kitchen
2028 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
11 am - 10 pm
Pizza, Italian specialties, and sandwiches
 
Turning Natural
2025 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE
9 am - 3 pm
Fresh juices and smoothies
 
Uniontown Bar and Grille
2200 Martin Luther King Jr Ave SE​
1 pm - 12 am
American tavern fare
 

Sponsors

The Anacostia River Festival is presented by the 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Funds for the Anacostia River Festival are provided in part by Bloomberg. Other supporters include The Drew Company/Trade Center Management Associates, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., The Yards, City First Bank of DC, LISC DC, The Menkiti Group and MRP Realty.

SUPPORTERS

 

 

 

 

Partners

Press Information

Media Contacts: 

Shahara Anderson-Davis

11th Street Bridge Park

[email protected]

202.889.5901 x207

 

Emily Linroth

National Park Service

[email protected]

202.619.7156

 

Nora Strumpf

National Cherry Blossom Festival

[email protected]

202.638.8374

 

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Plan Your Visit

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