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Water Lily and Lotus Festival at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens 1550 Anacostia Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20019 United States (map)

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 lotuses and water lilies during peak bloom.
  • See cultural performances from Latin, Asian and African origins.
  • 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 destination in Anacostia Park. Celebrate the centennial of Anacostia Park with us at D.C.’s hidden oasis during the Year of the Anacostia.

The Lotus and Water Lily Festival is an annual event that celebrates global culture in the wild wetlands of Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens. At this free family fun celebration, visitors enjoy cultural exhibitors, hands-on activities, traditional Latin, Asian and African performances and the spectacular lotus and water lilies in full bloom!

Volunteer at this event:

Join the Friends of Kenilworth Aquatic Garden for the park's signature summer event - The Water Lily & Lotus Cultural Festival. We'll have music, cultural arts and crafts, and live animal exhibit for kids. The lotus will be in full bloom and we'll need volunteers to work shifts throughout the day. Please bring your water bottle. Snacks and Lunch are NOTprovided.

Positions May Include:

  • Assisting National Park Service staff with set-up or breakdown, prior or post event, (i.e. setting up chairs, setting up a stage, moving coolers full of water, cleaning up trash)

  • Staffing the Welcoming Tent (i.e. being friendly, greeting attendees, answering questions)

  • Riding the shuttle bus to inform visitors about event

Key Requirements:

  • Able to stand for long periods of time

  • Stay for duration of shift, which is 2.5 hours

  • Be friendly and informative to visitors

Earlier Event: July 20
Concert - Yards Park
Later Event: July 22
Waterfront Art Festival