Spring has sprung and Capitol Riverfront is your go to for outdoor activities to indulge in as the cold weather comes to an end, and warmer weather rolls in. Fancy a picnic in the park on a sunny afternoon? Or an evening out with friends listening to live jazz? Say hello to spring fun with this list of must-dos in the neighborhood.
1. Have a Picnic in the Park
Capitol Riverfront is home to great parks that boast riverfront views. Pack your picnic basket, or stop by any of the neighborhood’s 80+ eateries for a meal to go, and enjoy an afternoon or evening seated at a CapRiv park.
2. Get fit with CapRiv
Fitness season has officially arrived with five weeks of free Boxing, Bootcamp, and Yogalates classes through the month of May. Start your mornings off breaking a sweat with local fitness studios as you interact with community members right in your own backyard. Check out class times and register for your slot today.
3. Stroll along the riverwalk trail
Not up for a morning of kickboxing or bootcamp to start your day? No worries, there are other ways to stay active and get fit in the Capitol Riverfront neighborhood. Grab your walking or running shoes and your fitness buddy, and head over to the Anacostia Riverwalk Trail to take in views of the river and blooming trees.
4. Root for the home teams
Baseball and soccer fans can root for their home team this time of year with the return of sports to the neighborhood. Watch the Nats in Nationals Park and enjoy discounted priced tickets, select merchandise and concessions items, or cheer on the Black-and-Red at a D.C. United match in Audi Field.
5. Listen to Jazz in Canal Park
Warmer weather calls for live music in the great outdoors with friends, family, and neighbors. Enjoy an evening of Jazz every Wednesday in May at Canal Park, where the middle block stage will feature performances by local music groups. No sign up necessary, just grab your picnic blankets and head over to the park.
6. Explore outdoor patios in the neighborhood
Capitol Riverfront offers a variety of dining options fit for any appetite you may acquire. As the seasons shift, neighborhood restaurants are opening their streateries, patios, and outdoor bars for dining and drinking. Whether you have a preference of dining along the boardwalk, or prefer to sip on your cocktails with a view of the Nationals Stadium on game days, you'll want to keep an eye out on this list of neighborhood restaurants as new eateries are set to open this Spring.
7. Buy fresh produce on Half Street
CapRiv residents can now look forward to a weekly farmers market to purchase poultry, dairy, flowers, and fresh produce in. The Half Street Central Farm Market will open every Saturday beginning May 7 through December 17, featuring over 30 farmers and vendors. For more details on the market's vendors, visit the website here.