10 Fun Activities to Do With The Kids This Weekend In the DC Metro Area

Keep Your Kids Smiling with these 10 nFree or Almost Free and Very Fun Activities to Do This Weekend in DC!

It’s supposed to be a hot one in DC this weekend, so you may want to hit all the Free Museums in the area to stay cool. But, in case you want to venture outside in the sunshine check out these 10 Almost Free and Fun Things to do with the kids!

  1. Celebrate Frank Lloyd Wright’s 150th BirthdayThe celebration is happening on Saturday, from 10am-3pm at Judiciary Square, National Building Museum, 401 F St., NW, D.C. The kids will get to learn about this architect giant and try their hand at building some  paper masterpieces as well. It’s FREE.
  2. Free Family Workshop at Peirce Mill in Rock Creek Park: On Saturday, from 11am-2 pm at 2539 Tilden St., NW, Washington, D.C. Kids can grind corn & make their own minature mills.
  3. Capitol Hill Arts Workshop 45th Birthday: This is a FREE Celebration on Saturday from 9am-7pm at 727 8th St., SE , Washington, D.C., Take a fun walk in the morning, then enjoy performances, music & more.
  4. Imagine, Inspire, Ignite, and Engage: Family Day: FREE event for families on Saturday from 10am-2pm. Join Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) and the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) for an afternoon of art exhibits exploring math, science and engineering.
  5. Books in Bloom: Enjoy a day of books with authors, a poetry wall, pop up bookstores and more on Sunday from 12pm-5pm at The Chrysalis in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods
    10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD.
  6. Taste of Jamaica: Enjoy the food, sounds, and rhythm of Jamaica in Silver Spring, MD at the Veterans Plaza on Saturday! All proceeds go to Jamaica education to the Poor Foundation.
  7. Rockville Community Day: Check out this FREE, fun activity festival for the whole family, featuring a truck touch, bounce house, obstacle course, healthy food samples, activity station on Sunday at 700 Fallsgrove Drive Rockville, MD 20850.
  8. 10th Annual City-Wide Truck Touch: FREE activities for kids & adults on Saturday from 9am-2pm at RFK Stadium Lot 7. A host of DC government agencies will present and demonstrate nearly 30 vehicles used in the city.The kids can climb aboard, honk the horns, and work the gears! Free boxed lunches will be provided to kids age 18 and under.
  9. Lake Anne Chalk on the Water Festival: A fun FREE 2 day festival on Saturday and Sunday from 11am -5pm at Reston, Lake Anne Plaza (Waterfront) , 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston, Va. Register and be entered to win prizes for your famille’s chalk drawing.
  10. West Columbia Pike Food Truck Party: Get some yummy food on Saturday from 11am-2pm. Give yourself a break from cooking, grab some food, listen to music and eat outside with the kids!

Enjoy your weekend and make some memories!

10 Activities to Do With The Kids In DC on Memorial Day Weekend!

Swing Into Summer

Memorial Day weekend doesn’t have to be spent on the road if you live in DC metro area. There are some fun activities going on in your own backyard. Have a staycation and spend more time with the kids and less time on the road. Here are 10 Ideas to have fun with the kids this holiday weekend.

  1. Jazz in the Garden at the National Art Gallery: Enjoy live music from 5-8:30 pm. Spread a blanket, get some yummy food from the cafe and hang out with the kiddos for FREE. This is one of my favorite things to do in the summer!
  2. PBS National Memorial Day Concert: This weekend is meant to honor our men and women who sacrifice their lives. This FREE concert on the west lawn at the US Capitol on Sunday, from 8-9:30 PM.
  3. Free Outdoor Movies: Check out the complete lineup for 2017 for DC/MD/VA and lay out under the stars.
  4. Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit:We’ve visited this exhibit several times and it’s magical! Visit Brookeside Gardens at 1500 Glenallen in Avenue in Wheaton MD from 10-4 pm. $8 ages 13+; $5 ages 3-12; Free ages 0-2.
  5. Hometown Holidays in Rockville: Enjoy this 3 Day FREE Festival with 7 stages, entertainers, kid’s rides, teen activities, VisArts Fine Arts, and a parade in Rockville Town Center.
  6. Strawberry Picking at Butlers Orchard:  My absolute favorite place to pick strawberries is open from 10-6 pm. Strawberries are $2.79 a pound. They are delicious!
  7. Viva Vienna Festival: FREE Festival with food, games, entertainment, amusement rides and vendors. Saturday-Sunday from 10am-10 pm and Sunday from 10 am-6pm.
  8. Delaplane Stawberry Festival: A fun 2 days of everything strawberries, games, music, and vendors on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-5 pm. Advance tickets are $20 per car. This would be a great activity to split with friends.
  9. National Memorial Day Parade in DC: The annual parade starts at 2 pm. Get there early so you can get a good spot and visit the many free museums after that are open.
  10. Hangout at Georgetown Harbor: Get a tasty cupcake at Georgetown Cupcakes, if you’re a cat lover visit Crumbs & Whiskers where you can grab a coffee and even adopt a kitten, or just walk along the harbor!

Enjoy! Go out and make some memories!