Festival: Sunday, April 15 from 1pm to 5pm
Get ready to celebrate the “Year of the Anacostia!” as the fourth annual Anacostia River Festival takes place at the National Park Services’ Anacostia Park at the corner of Good Hope Road and Anacostia Drive SE on Sunday April 15 from 1-5 p.m. The event a premiere component of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and is produced in partnership with the 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service. While the core of the “outdoor” events takes place along the river adjacent to the 11th Street Bridge and includes a series of demonstrations from fishing to bike safety, canoeing to hiking, this year’s event spills into neighboring historic Anacostia. In Anacostia, along the 1200 block of Good Hope Road SE, Nubian Hueman will run an artist market as part of a series of arts programs including live music from Dior Ashley Brown and the dAb Band!, art exhibitions at Honfleur and vivid solutions, floral design classes at the Anacostia Arts Center, performances at We Act Radio, Turning Natural and Caribbean Citations. In addition, local fashionistas will spotlight spring styles, vendors will sell fresh food and there will be hands-on art activities for people of all ages.
The National Park Services’ Anacostia Park is located at Good Hope Road & Anacostia Drive SE. For more information about the festival, visit www.bridgepark.org/anacostia-