For a few ways to spend Mother’s Day this weekend, we love the list we created of things to do if you stayed local for Spring Break. It is a perfect mix of outdoor and adventure with some great adult options as well.
Georgetown Glow is another event we plan to cross off our Spring bucket list soon. Taking place from April 9-June 27 it is sure to be a must-see for everyone this spring as it takes place outdoors throughout Georgetown. It is the region’s only free curated outdoor public light art experience. Established in 2014, the innovative exhibition has quickly become one of DC’s most anticipated events each year. The 7th edition of GLOW is an extended, two-part series featuring a total of eight art works, including six by local DC artists, to ensure a safer and more comfortable visitor experience. Plan to head back this summer. Following Spring GLOW, visitors are invited back for Summer GLOW featuring three artworks that will transform Georgetown’s public alleys, July 2–September 26.
Don’t delay! Only a few performances of Spy Academy from Imagination Stage left. Saturday, May 8: 11:00 a.m., 3:00 p.m.Sunday, May 9: 1:00 p.m.The show concludes in two weekends. For a limited time for $5 off you can use the code: cadet5
Remake Learning Days Across America is an innovative learning festival for families and youth! Taking root in 17+ regions, these hands-on and engaging events are designed for kids of all ages at libraries, schools, tech centers, museums, play spaces, community centers and more. Explore from April 22 – May 23, 2021. Select our region from the drop-down to see the events taking place near you!
9:30am: Carousel Story Time (virtual)
Kicking off this weekend with A Carousel Tale by Elisa Kleven. Says Kleven. You can watch Carousel Story Time our Glen Echo’s website and on their YouTube channel! Carousel Story Time is presented in collaboration with the Puppet Co.
10:00am: InterAct Story Theatre: KidStory Theatre Festival @ Home
This year’s KidStory Theatre Festival runs all month long! Throughout the month, InterAct artists share their interpretations of some of the fabulous stories written by kids for kids in the KidStory Theatre creative writing and drama program. All Wheaton Family Theatre Series events are FREE and open to the public! Each program will stream on their Facebook page at and their Youtube channel at each Saturday at 10 a.m. beginning May 8.
1:00pm-4:00pm: Brookland Arts Walk Art Hop
Just in time for Mother’s Day! The Arts Walk is home to 27 art studios producing a diverse range of art and craft including fine art, photography, sculpture, furniture, pottery, jewelry, candles, beauty goods, art prints, paper goods, and more! It’s the perfect place to find the most unique Mother’s Day gifts this year. There will also be a dance performance, maker pop-ups, specials, and more.
2:30pm-3:30pm: Nature: Prints, Paintings & Processes at Robinson Nature Center
Join Visual Artist Beth Yashnyk on an exciting examination of nature and art! From fun scavenger hunts around the Nature Center’s grounds to experimental printmaking and painting projects, explore the many qualities that make natural materials the perfect tools for creating works of art. The world around us is beautiful, so why not use it to create something stunning?! Families with children Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5
Saturday & Sunday Pizzeria Paradiso in Spring Valley and Hyattsville–
Love your Mom with a gift of nature and nourishment from Pizzeria Paradiso and Grounded Plants. Your Mom’s favorite pizza and salad (or $25 Pizzeria Paradiso gift certificate) and a choice of houseplant from our friends at Grounded Plants make up this delicious and delightful gift package. Mother’s Day Artful Eats: Art Works Now and Pizzeria Paradiso bring you a DIY Mother’s Day gift collaboration. Eat Your pizza and design a jewelry tray out of clay! All ages are welcome. Nourish your creativity and belly and make a gift for Mom!
Sunday- Happy Mother’s Day!
Send Mom away to Sip & Paint at the Omni Shoreham
Take a cruise and have brunch along the Potomac
Queen for the day with tea at The Fairmont
Tidal Basin pedal boating and swan boat tickets or head to one of these boathouses for some Spring & Summer kayaking: Ballpark Boathouse, Fletcher’s Boathouse, Mariner Sailing School, The Wharf
Make a donation to DC Diaper Bank and support other Mom’s
A Day Out With Thomas at B&O Railroad Museum: May 14-16 & 21-23