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Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival

Rekindle your love for bluegrass music at the city's largest all-local music festival.

Photograph by Flickr user Tommy Wells

Why you might roll your eyes:

An island in the middle of the Anacostia, DC’s second fiddle of a river?

Why you’ll love it:

This is the most unexpectedly awesome music festival in Washington. The region’s largest all-local music festivalthis year April 25showcases our stocked talent pool of fiddlers, banjo pickers, and other performers. More than 13,000 people went to the all-ages event last year, with families laying down blankets and picnic baskets on the grassy hills while twentysomethings grazed on craft beers and food-truck bites. The festival benefits Living Classrooms, which manages the island as an environmental-education space for at-risk kids.

Check out more information on the Kingman Island Bluegrass & Folk Festival, including on ticketsthe suggested donation is $20.

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