Fun with the Entire Family in Capitol Riverfront

There are a variety of family-friendly activities and events to enjoy in the Capitol Riverfront throughout the year. Rally the family for movies, concerts, park water features, and events galore.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Lantern Making Day – Celebrate Cherry Blossom Season with lantern making at Yards Park, a family-friendly event that invites children to decorate Japanese lanterns and features a variety of Japanese cultural activities all children to enjoy.  355 Water Street, SE

Friday Night Fishing with Anacostia Riverkeeper – Head to Diamond Teague Park for free catch and release fishing, a wonderful experience for kids and kids at heart with fishing equipment included.  Potomac Avenue, SE and First Street, SE
Friday Night Concerts at Yards Park – Enjoy music every Friday night of the summer 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the Yards Park great lawn stage. Pack a picnic for the family to enjoy, pick up take-out from one of the 32 + Capitol Riverfront restaurants, or grab food truck fare at the concert.  355 Water Street, SE

Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park – Each summer, watch a free live opera simulcast at Nationals Park, presented by the Washington National Opera (WNO).  1500 South Capitol Street, SE
Ballpark Boathouse – Kayaks and canoes for rent throughout the spring and summer, with prices ranging between $15 and $25 per hour.  Potomac Avenue, SE and First Street, SE

Play in the Parks – Pack a picnic to dine at Canal Park or Yards Park, then play in the popular dancing water jets at Canal Park or the canal basin and fountains at Yards Park.  Yards Park, 355 Water Street, SE. Canal Park, 200 M Street, SE
Pumpkins in the Park – Celebrate the fall with fresh air, creativity, and free family-friendly entertainment. The fun includes pumpkin painting and decorating, face painting, a giant pumpkin moonbounce, live music, and more!  200 M Street, SE

Thursday Night Movies at Canal Park – Catch popular box office films under the stars every Thursday night of the summer in Canal Park. Show times will begin around sundown, or 8:45 pm.  Canal Park Northern Block, Second and Eye Streets, SE
Ice Skating at Canal Park – Lace up your skates and enjoy the Canal Park Ice Rink throughout the colder months of the year. The ice rink features special events during the winter season, as well as other promotions like 2-for-1 Tuesdays, Rock & Skate with a live DJ, and Saturday morning Cartoon Skates.  200 M Street, SE