10th Annual Kingman Island Bluegrass Festival
Find the Anacostia Watershed Society for free motorized boat tours of the Anacostia River!
Nestled between the banks of the Anacostia River lies a park dedicated to preserving natural resources and educating District youth about conservation and becoming better stewards of the natural world. Voted Best Music Festival in DC by City Paper readers in 2018, the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival will return to celebrate its 10th Anniversary this May!
Dustbowl Revival, The Ballroom Thieves, and Hackensaw Boys will headline an incredible day of music including a roster of two dozen bluegrass, folk, and Americana artists that represent musical talent from throughout the city and surrounding region. Be sure to follow the Festival on Instagram and Facebook @KIBluegrassFest to learn more about this year's artists.
The festival will feature delicious local cuisine from your favorite food trucks, craft beer, cocktails, local merchants, and fun for all ages through various outdoor activities, a kids’ zone, and much more.
As the District's premier Zero-Waste Festival, we ask that all attendees support our mission to keep the island clean and refrain from bringing disposable water bottles, food containers, etc. and please be conscientious when disposing of your trash at our Zero Waste Stations spread throughout the island. #ZeroWasteDC
The Festival celebrates Kingman Island as a gateway to DC's Anacostia River. Kingman Island is a "living classroom" connecting youth and the community to the environment and river. Proceeds from the Festival support stewardship of the island and hands-on education programming provided by Living Classrooms Foundation.
- Children 10 and under are admitted FREE to this event *