Saturday October 7 2023 at 9:00 AM

The 2023 National Acolyte Festival

Washington National Cathedral is delighted to welcome back acolytes from across the country for the National Acolyte Festival. The day includes the Grandest of Processions and the celebration of a festival holy Eucharist, followed by opportunities for exploring the Cathedral and joining a variety of workshops. Congregations should register as a group

Registration is $10 per youth and adult acolyte.

There is no registration fee for processing clergy or vergers, or family and friends attending the service.

Lunches will be available for purchase. You’re also welcome to bring your own lunches.

If you are arriving by bus, you must email for parking procedure and payment information. Reservations are REQUIRED if your group is coming by bus and there is a $50 fee for bus parking.

After purchasing registrations, the Cathedral will contact you for more specific information regarding your group (church/parish, city, etc.)