Anacostia River Festival

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Anacostia River Festival has been CANCELED. We look forward to coming together & reconnecting after this public health crisis passes.

The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the sixth annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and the official closing of the 2020 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Celebrate Anacostia River, Park & Neighborhood.

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Be sure to use #DCRiverFest when using social media!

Festival Activities

Information Coming Soon

Getting There


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). 
A FREE shuttle provided by DC Circulator will run from Anacostia Metro (at the Howard Rd exit) to the Festival site.


Bike Access

Free bike valet available! 
Capital Bikeshare stations on Good Hope Road SE – across from the Anacostia Arts Center and in Anacostia Park at the Anacostia Recreation Center.



Free parking at Anacostia Metro Station (1101 Howard Road SE) & Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion (1500 Anacostia Drive 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 provided by DC Circulator is available from the Anacostia Metro Station near the Howard Road exit. A shuttle will also run between the Anacostia Park Skating Pavilion and Anacostia Rec Center – getting you within a 5 minute walk to the Festival site.






“The entire team at Linder Global Events is excited to support the Anacostia River Festival! We believe strongly in the power of bringing communities together and are proud to support the tremendous work the 11th Street Bridge Park is doing to foster community in our area. It’s one of our favorite events of the year so we hope you’ll join us April 5th!”  – Linder Global Events



“Target is proud to support the sixth annual Anacostia River Festival, the park, the artists and the neighborhood. Community has always been at the core of who we are, and we’re honored to be a part of this event.” – Target

“TD has a purpose of enriching the lives of our customers, communities and colleagues.  We feel strongly about the overall mission and community connectivity of BBAR’s various programs and the Anacostia River Festival truly bring all of this to light with a tremendous celebration of which TD is very proud to help sponsor.” – Terry Kenny, Market President (Metro Washington, Baltimore and Delaware), TD Bank



Other supporters include City First Bank of DC, Consigli Foundation, JBG SMITH, LISC DC, Monumental Sports & Entertainment and RMA Worldwide Chauffeured Transportation.

The Anacostia River Festival announcement features Diann Marshall, photographed by Chan Davis. Thank you to all of our dynamic artist that make the DCRiverFest a cherished experience!

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