Anacostia River Festival
Sunday, April 9, 2017; 1 pm - 5 pm
Anacostia Park (Anacostia Drive & Good Hope Road SE)
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.
Free bike valet available!
Free parking at Anacostia Metro Station (1101 Howard Road SE). Paid parking lots available in Anacostia and Navy Yard.
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.
Curated by Washington Performing Arts’ Mars Urban Arts Initiative, generously supported by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.
1:00 pm US Navy Band Ceremonial Band
1:30 pm The National Hand Dance Association
2:00 pm Washington Performing Arts’ Capital Arts Student Showcase
2:30 pm East River Jazz Festival Presents: The Wes Biles Quintet featuring Ms. Janine Gilbert-Carter
3:00 pm Washington Performing Arts’ Children of the Gospel Choir
3:30 pm ENTATY Music & Friends
4:00 pm The Story of TAMBU by Earl Rodriguez
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 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 Kresge Foundation, DC Office of Cable Television, Film, Music and Entertainment, The Drew Company/Trade Center Management Associates, TD Bank, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc., The Yards, Walmart, Zipcar, City First Bank of DC, The JBG Companies, LISC DC, Western Development, The Menkiti Group, MRP Realty and Bike & Roll DC.
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