DC JazzFest at The Yards will be entertaining folks Friday-Sunday.
Awesome Con is Washington DC’s Comic Con, taking place Friday-Sunday at The Walter E. Washington Convention Center. It is a place for fans of popular culture. At its heart, Awesome Con is a comic-con that embraces all aspects of geekdom and pop culture, with a wide assortment of comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, and more. Special events include discussion panels, costume contests, trivia contests, gaming tournaments, and tons of activities for kids.
Around The World Cultural Food Festival comes to the Washington Monument Grounds Saturday & Sunday. In 2016, Around Cultural Food Festival, the largest cultural food festival in the DMV, had a record attendance of over 15,000 people for a first year event. Around the World Cultural Food Festival brings together diverse, authentic, living traditions from different countries around the world. Our mission is to preserve and strengthen the culture of each country while presenting it to the public throughout the course of this event and give all the participants a chance to learn from one another and understand the cultural differences and similarities. The event is free of charge and the public will have the opportunity to learn, to eat, to dance, to shop, to witness these vibrantly connected cultures and create their own connections with each and every single country presented in the event.
Junie B. Jones is making her appearance at Adventure Theatre this weekend. Based on the book series by Barbara Park. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some “stealers,” she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too.
10:00am-3:00pm: Innovations in Flight at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center
(14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, VA 20151)
Explore the engineering and design innovations that have taken place during the last century of flight. Talk with pilots of over 50 vintage and modern aircraft, on display outside the Museum for one day only. Discover the science behind flight through hands-on, STEM-based activities. Learn about the 70-year history of the U.S. Air Force, meet Air Force pilots, and see several of their planes. Free event, parking is $15.
11:00am-6:00pm: Columbia Heights Day Festival
(11th Street between Park Road and Irving Street)
The best local DC street party is back and you’re invited!! Join us in celebration of diversity and community with the neighborhood’s finest food, drink, and entertainment. Discover artisans, entrepreneurs, and area businesses in the heart of Columbia Heights. The fun is everywhere and for everyone! We have three stages of live music, dance, and free fitness classes. Kids can play at the carnival on the Harriet Tubman field while adults make their own fun at the Meridian Pint beer garden.
1:00pm-5:00pm: Creative Spark at National Building Museum
(401 F Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001)
Experience innovation and creative expression, visible and hidden, in the world we build for ourselves through activities designed and facilitated by the Museum’s Teen Council. Investigate creativity within the Museum’s building and exhibitions with a digital scavenger hunt and get creative with an art project inspired by imaginative prompts. Activities are for all ages, but workshops for teens and a teens-only hangout space will be available. High school students receive free admission with a valid school I.D. Free, drop in. All ages.
10:00am to 12:00pm: 4th Annual “Fit Father’s Day” at Silver Spring Civic Center, At Veterans Plaza
(8525 Fenton St Silver Spring, MD 20910)
On Father’s Day join us for a FREE “fun-for-all” group exercise with trainers Michelangelo Bance, Tiffani Jenkins, Styves Exantus and the Ravens’ Kyle Arrington. Also enjoy fitness games, Zumba by Z Sweat Dance and Fitness and Ray & Roze Zumba, healthy snacks, yoga led by 5 Sense Wellness, an interactive playground and music from DJ Blinks and PanLara steel drum. Attendees can compete for over $2,500 in prizes from Nike, Bose, Road Runner Sports, Modell’s, Soul Cycle, Strider Bikes, Thule, Live Nation, Yokohama Tires and Vibram in the Mr Fit Fathers, Fit Mom, Fit 50+ and Fit Kid contests. Also the reigning 2-time Mr. Fit Father, James Paul Swink, will be back to defend his Gym Source title against any takers of the grand prize.
12:00pm-4:00pm: Brunch on the Baseline at Nationals Stadium
(1500 S Capitol St. S.E., Washington, DC)
Enjoy an all-inclusive brunch from the field while the Nationals take on the Mets in New York! Tickets are $75 for an all-inclusive meal.
12:30pm: Father’s Day Celebration, Meet The Team Day & Catch On The Field at Bowie Baysox
(4101 Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD)
Treat Dad and the family to a ballgame! Come out early and meet your favorite Baysox players during a pre-game Meet The Team Autograph and Photo event from 12:30 – 1:00 pm. Bring your glove and a baseball and head out onto the field to Play Catch with Dad before the game from 12:30 – 1:00 pm. After the game, all fans and Dads are invited to run the bases! Game is at 2:05pm.
5:30pm: Hot Peas ‘N Butter Kids Pajama Jam Party at AMP Strathmore
Hot Peas ’N Butter moseys into AMP for a Pajama Jam that’s sure to have kids and parents alike on their feet. With delightful tunes full of flavors from reggaetón, hip-hop, and dance hall, these Parents’ Choice Award-winning musical maestros put on a unique show full of tasty beats and catchy melodies that is as irresistible as it is creative. Their interactive and invigorating music has charmed audiences across the nation and on Nick Jr. and Noggin. Don’t miss your chance to boogie with them live at AMP! Snacks, drinks, and sweets will be available for kids. Don’t worry dads, we’ll also have a beer for you! Doors open 60 minutes prior to the show. Seating will be available in the back of the house, but we plan to leave plenty of floor space for dance and play!
6:00pm: Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor: Jungle 2 Jungle
(165 Waterfront St National Harbor, MD 20745)
Nothing says summer like an evening under the stars—and there’s no better way to enjoy the season than Movies on the Potomac at National Harbor. Pack your picnic blankets, grab food to go from one of our delicious dining establishments, and meet us at the Plaza’s big screen for a FREE evening of fun for all ages! Please note that movies will begin at 6:00pm and will be shown once, so end times may vary with each movie.