Weeklong festival celebrates nature

June 30, 2017 by  

The Lotus and Water Lily Festival is taking place in Washington, DC next month for a week at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

The event will kick off on July 15 with a tour of lotus and water lilies in bloom. There will be gardening workshops, lotus tea tasting, face painting, and painting demonstrations. Guests will also enjoy performances from Latin, Asian, and African dancers.

Kids’ Day is July 18 and will feature a live reptile program, hands-on arts and crafts activities, and several nature programs aimed at children.

On July 20, guests can explore the Anacostia River in a canoe. This event will be hosted by the Anacostia Watershed Society.

Guests will get to see the Park After Dark on July 21 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM. On July 22, Nucleus will be performing Music in the Garden from 5:30 to 7:30, and guests are encouraged to bring a picnic.

Other activities during the week will include ranger-led walks around the gardens.

Families living in Washington DC often have little access nature-related activities, so no doubt many will be interested in attending at least one day of this festival. To help spread the word, organizers may invest in brochure printing services.

The Lotus and Water Lily Festival will be held at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens from July 15 to 22. Admission is free of charge. To find out more, call 202-692-6080.