Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PAST: FESTIVAL: National Get Outdoors Day and Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival, SAT, June 11th 11:00am - 8:00pm, Free!

National Get Outdoors Day and Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival!
Saturday, June 11th
11:00am - 3:00pm / 1:00pm - 8:00pm
Both events are Free!

Come celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with a bluegrass festival on Kingman Island in NE DC! In addition to amazing music, the Kingman Island Festival will feature bike giveaways and tours of the island from CycleSpace, rock climbing and canoing, and food, beer, and wine from local vendors. The event is free and family friendly.

Featured local bands include:
-The Family Hammer
- King Street Bluegrass
- Second String Band
- Banjer Dan
- Split String Soup
- By and By
- Flower Hill String Band

Kingman Island
575 Oklahoma Avenue, NE
Metro: Stadium-Armory Station and take the free shuttle they will be providing to Kingman Island or walk about 1 mile. You can also bring your bike on the metro and bike there too.

Walking Directions: Exit the station in the direction of RFK Stadium. Follow 19th St. NE north toward the stadium and continue on past the stadium to C St. NE. Turn right onto C St. and head east until 21st NE. Turn Left on 21st St. and cross to the sidewalk on the east side of the street. As 21st St. divides into Oklahoma you will find yourself walking along the east side of Oklahoma Avenue. Look for entrance to Kingman Island Boardwalk sign along sidewalk and then enter RFK Parking Lot 6. Once in RFK Parking Lot 6 continue straight back toward the Anacostia River, traveling under the Metro. Look for a large white sign, black gates, and a path leading back toward the Anacostia River.

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