The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the tenth annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2024 National Cherry Blossom Festival. Join us at this FREE family-friendly event as we celebrate 10 Years Bridging D.C.: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future at the Anacostia Park on May 4, 2024.




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Festival Activities

This FREE family-friendly event will reconnect you to the river and the outdoors as you celebrate10 Years of Culture Brilliance with us and our friends.

In Anacostia Park

All activities are FREE. Reservations and water safety waivers must be completed before participating in either activity. Both can be obtained from the River Activities tent located on the festival grounds.

Free Fishing Workshop

Let’s reel it in at the Anacostia Park! Friends of Anacostia Park (FOAP) will be hosting free fishing workshops. All gear, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle, will be provided by and staff will be on hand to instruct and help anglers new and old.

*minors must be accompanied by an adult.

DC River Fest Stage

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On Good Hope RD

11th Street Bridge Park

East of the River Market

Presented by

1:00 – 6:00pm EST 

11th Street Bridge Park will host an East of the River Market powered by Capital One Bank

The market will include local businesses, food vendors and the 11th Street Bridge Park’s small business kiosk, The Bridge Spot!

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 Bridging D.C.: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future at the Anacostia River Festival!















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