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Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
1900 Anacostia Avenue Southeast, Washington, District of Columbia 20019
Join the National Park Service for the annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on July 21-22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Celebrate the internationally loved Lotus and Water Lily during peak bloom. See traditional performances from global cultures.
Play fun games, enjoy arts and crafts and dance to music from around the world.
This FREE festival celebrates nature, culture and community at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a one-of-a-kind experience within Anacostia Park. Celebrate the centennial of Anacostia Park with us at D.C.’s hidden oasis during the Year of the Anacostia.
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About the Festival
The annual Lotus and Water Lily Festival is presented by the National Park Service at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, a one-of-a-kind destination within Anacostia Park. The aquatic gardens remain a hidden gem in Washington, D.C. and are the last remaining natural tidal wetlands in the city. The gardens is home to an original species of Lotus and Water Lily plants that were cultivated over 100 years ago by Civil War veteran W.B. Shaw and sold all over the world. Today, Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens is the only national park that cultivates and displays aquatic plants for thousands of visitors to enjoy throughout the year.