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Anacostia River Festival *OFF CAMPUS EVENT
The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the third annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. For a taste of local D.C., come celebrate the Anacostia River and take a canoe out to explore the River, ride in our bike parade, play lawn games with your family and experience Southeast D.C.’s local arts scene at this special FREE event. This year we are celebrating biking in the District with trail rides, safety classes, quick bike tune-ups and special bike activities for all ages. Be sure to use #DCRiverFest when using social media!
Please note - this event does NOT occur within THEARC's campus.
The Anacostia River Festival takes place at Anacostia Park!
From the Baltimore-Washington Pkwy/295
Follow the Baltimore-Washington Parkway south toward Washington, DC. Take the left lanes to I-295 South, then stay in the center lane. From I-295, take the eastbound Pennsylvania Avenue exit. Take the first right onto Fairlawn Avenue. Go to the stop sign and turn right again on Nicholson Street to enter the park. Turn right to get to the skating pavilion and tennis court area.
From Interstate Route 395
Follow I-395 North into Washington, DC toward the Southeast-Southwest Freeway. Travel south on 9th Street to I-395 North. Stay left and follow the sign for I-295 South. Then follow the sign for Pennsylvania Avenue. Exit onto Pennsylvania Avenue. Cross the bridge. Take the first right onto Fairlawn Avenue. Go to the stop sign and turn right again on Nicholson Street to enter the park. Turn right to get to the skating pavilion and tennis court area.
From the Suitland Pkwy/South Capitol St.
Follow the Suitland Parkway west toward Washington, DC. Turn right at the 4th traffic signal onto Firth Sterling Avenue. Take the next left turn on Howard Road. When you approach the Douglass Bridge, the lanes will split and the park entrance is to the right. Turn right to get to the skating pavilion and tennis court area.
Bus: The U2, V7, and V9 buses service the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. SE and Fairlawn Drive. From that corner, walk west on Fairlawn, turn right onto Nicholson Drive to Anacostia Drive. Visit WMATA for fares and route details.
Green Line: Use Anacostia Station. Exit the station by following signs toward the Metro parking lot. Turn right and walk alongside road. Enter park through the fence gate.
Blue/Orange/Silver Line: Exit at Potomac Ave. station. Walk southeast along Pennsylvania Ave. SE, and cross the bridge. If crossing from the north side of the bridge, immediately after crossing the bridge, turn left to follow the trail to Anacostia Drive. If crossing the south side of the bridge, follow the path to the right to Anacostia Drive. Visit WMATA for fares and route details.