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The Kingman's Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is in its fifth year.
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The Kingman's Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is in its fifth year.

Apr. 26: Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival
This weekend you can celebrate local music, food and culture at the 5th annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. The party kicks off tomorrow at noon and runs until 8 p.m. at Kingman Island on the Anacostia River. The event features two main stages and a line-up including dozens of bands that will play bluegrass, folk and Americana. In addition to the music, there will be activities for kids, a bike tour, free kayaking, a climbing wall and more.

Apr. 26: Move Me Festival
Bowen McCauley Dance presents the 5th annual Move Me Festival tomorrow from 1 to 5 p.m. at Kenmore Middle School in Arlington. The free, family-friendly celebration aims to promote healthy lifestyles through movement and the arts, with a focus on the theme “Get Active, Get Creative, Get Involved.” There will be activities, performances and workshops in which attendees can learn dances from around the world.

WAMU is a media sponsor for both festivals.

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