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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
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.
River fun doesn’t end at fishing…
Free Canoe Ride
Join the Anacostia Watershed Society for a canoe ride of the river! You will have the opportunity to witness some of the river’s wildlife and learn how the river has rebounded over the past decade. This is a family-friendly activity open to all ages with no prerequisite skills required.
DC River Fest Stage
Performance by Tamika Love Jones
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 Semi-Finals
sounds provided by The Experience Band
3:00 PM Sirius Company Ft. Scooby & Ms. Kim Band Performance
On Good Hope RD
11th Street Bridge Park
East of the River Market
1:00 – 4:00pm EST
& Food Trucks!
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 special unveiling of the 11th Street Bridge Park’s small business kiosk, The Bridge Spot, featuring its first business, Plum Good!
Enjoy the Flower Power Lounge at the East of the River Market! Dining specials, activities, live music and amazing local businesses to celebrate the #DCRiverFest with:
- Anacostia Organics
- Vintage & Charmed Classic Clothing
- Positive Chalk DC
- Attorney General Schwalb
- PorchFest – 4 live artists (in lounges) and two live musician’s (in corridor)
- Star Vending Ice Cream Cart
- Photo Op
- Art to GoGo Tents and Games
Plan your Visit
*Facemasks are strongly encouraged but not required
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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