Anastasia River Festival poster: ARF - Building Bridges Across The River.
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The 11th Street Bridge Park and the National Park Service present the tenth annual Anacostia River Festival, a wonderful event of the 2024 National Cherry Blossom Festival.

Join us at this FREE family-friendly event as we celebrate 10 Years of Bridging D.C.: Honoring Our Past, Building Our Future at Anacostia Park on May 4, 2024.

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

This FREE family-friendly event will reconnect you to the river and the outdoors.

Let’s reel it in at the Anacostia Park! Department of Energy and Environment (DOE) 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.

Free Fishing Workshop!

*minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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11th Street Bridge Park

1:00 – 6:00 pm EST 

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 10th Anacostia River Festival!

You are invited to participate in the Anacostia River Festival Volunteer Clean Up with Ward 8 Water Watchers from 1-3 in Anacostia Park Meeting at the corner of Anacostia Dr/Marion Barry Ave. This event requires participants to be comfortable being outdoors, including potentially on unmarked paths or trails. Please wear closed-toed shoes and bring your own reusable water bottle, as well as long-sleeved clothing.


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TD Bank logo with a green and white color scheme, symbolizing ARF - Building Bridges Across The River.

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Kaiser Permanente corporate logo on a black background, representing ARF - Building Bridges Across The River.

The logo for 11th street bridge park.


Join us for a FREE walking tour to explore the future site of the park and stay updated on all exciting new developments!