Long lines at the Keybridge Boathouse got you down? Hop on your bike and head about 2 miles north on the Capital Crescent Trail and you’ll soon arrive at Fletcher’s Cove. The boathouse has just about everything needed for a great day on the water: rowboats, canoes, kayaks, paddle boards, fishing gear, snacks. The cove feels untouched, it's surrounded by trees, with little to no development visible from the water. So, it’ll be you, the water, and the sounds of summer, enjoy.
2 miles north of Fletcher’s Cove is Little Falls where you can challenge yourself with a short, but technical whitewater run. At the end of a 10-mile stretch of rapids, falls, and swift water, Little Falls is where the Potomac transitions from calm water to a tidal estuary with class II-IV rapids. It’s a popular intermediate run in the area, and if you plan to make the first visit there, please make sure to go with an experienced boater.
Thursday, August 11 | 5:00-7:30 PM
Paddle Night on the Anacostia River @ BLADENSBURG WATERFRONT PARK
Come discover Anacostia River by joining Anacostia Watershed Society this Thursday evening. Everything you need to have a great paddling experience is provided: the canoes, life jackets, paddles, and even a safety lesson. The event is first-come first-served, so come early for a better chance of getting out on the water. Bladensburg Waterfront Park is a beautiful park situated near the original historical port of Bladensburg, and from this site you can explore the most suburban launch point of the river.
Need to work, but also desperately want to be outside? The Golden Triangle BID are offering Wi-Fi, tables, and chairs in for your temporary office in Farragut Park! There will be games like table tennis, foosball, corn hole, and more to blow off some steam. Anyone is free to drop-in, but if you want to reserve a table for your entire team, you can do so here.
Saturday, August 13 | 9:00 - 11:00 AM
Pick-up Game with DC Touch Rugby @ THE NATIONAL MALL
Not for everyone, but open to anyone, DC Touch Rugby club will be playing pick-up games on the Mall. All skill levels are welcome. Games typically start between 9:00 and 9:30 AM on Saturday, but you should visit the DC Touch Rugby for the latest details and exact location.
This concert series has been running for over 40 years and the Washington Post considers it to be “one of the biggest parties of the summer,” sometimes drawing out as many as 10,000 music lovers. Grab a blanket, some snacks, and a few friends, and you all can settle in for an evening of fun on the hill. Saturday night will feature Les Nubians, Proverbs Reggae Band, Pan Lara Steel Orchestra Youth Ensemble, DJ Aphrosoul Lukumi and WPFW 89.3 as the Master of Ceremonies.