The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the ninth annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2023 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Join us at this FREE family-friendly event as we celebrate Breaking New Ground: 100 Years of Innovation at the Anacostia Park on May 20, 2023.




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Festival Activities

This FREE family-friendly event will reconnect you to the river and the outdoors as you celebrate 100 Years of Innovation with us and our friends.

In Anacostia Park

Anacostia River Canoe Trip with Anacostia Watershed Society (onsite registration required)

Fishing with Friends of Anacostia Park (onsite registration required)

Stage Line Up 

DC River Fest Stage Presented by


1:00 PM US Navy Band

1:10 PM Eastern Band & Unity Thunder Vintage Car Parade

1:30 PM New Impressionz Band

2:20 PM Spoken Word to Go Go

2:50 PM Celebration of Anacostia’s Living History

3:00 PM Sirius Company Ft. Scooby & Ms. Kim Band Performance

On Good Hope RD

In Anacostia, along the 1200 block of Good Hope Road SE, 11th Street Bridge Park will host an East of the River Artist Market powered by Capital One Bank. The market will include local businesses, food vendors and the unveiling of the 11th Street Bridge Park’s new mobile, small business kiosk!

1:00pm – 5:00pm EST

11th Street Bridge Park

East of the River Artist Market Presented by

Check back here for East of the River businesses that will be featured at the festival! 

Plan your Visit

*Facemasks are strongly encouraged but not required


Getting There!

What to Bring


 We are seeking event day volunteers to assist in shifts with setup, welcoming, ushering, and more! Thank you for helping us as we celebrate Breaking New Ground: 100 Years of Innovation at the Anacostia River Festival!











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