The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and official closing of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s Festival celebrates the river and connecting people to parks in recognition of the National Park Service’s Centennial. Activities include: hands-on art projects, fishing workshops, kayaking and canoeing, bike parades, drumming circles, trail rides, live music and performances, and other activities for people of all ages. Held in Anacostia Park, this free event encourages District residents and tourists alike to explore communities and parks east of the river. Metro: Anacostia Station (green line). Free shuttles will run from Anacostia and Eastern Market metro stations to the Festival site. Free bike valet.
Washington Youth Garden is only one of the organizations partnering this year, hosting an information tent about who we are, what we do, and with a couple fun things to share (games and smoothies, naturally!).