9:00am-5:00pm: Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Mt. Vernon
Celebrate the first President on the most exciting day of the year for FREE or pay admission any other day, children under 5 are free! Story time, character performances, card making, birthday cake and more. See link above for a complete list of the day’s events!
9:30am: Harambe at BloomBars
Ten years and more than 1,600 shows later, Harambee at BloomBars has become a Washington DC institution and a cultural/moral compass for thousands of parents and youth. In Swahili, Harambe means “All pull together.” At BloomBars, Harambe is the practice of hope, possibility and compassion – basically, all the things that happen when we all come together. Think of it as your little one’s first opportunity to express his or her voice (into a microphone), dance, play a drum or percussion instrument, shout, or sing-along to songs that build character, confidence and community. With more than 10 years of experience in youth development, education and conflict resolution, program instructor Baba Ras D’s “Harambee” is a morning jolt of inspiration for parents, caregivers and children. Recommended for ages 0 to 7 years Parental consent required. $7 per child $5 per adult suggested donation (sliding scale..invest more if you can!)
9:30am-11:00am: Rise + Rhyme at Busboys & Poets
A Busboys and Poets in-house series! Rise + Rhyme is a weekly morning storytelling and performance series for children ages 5 and under, stay-at-home parents, and early rising families of all kinds.
Tunes 4 Tots at Brookland location
Oh Susannah at 14th St location
Culture Queen at Hyattsville location
Groovy Nate at Takoma Park location
10:00am-5:30pm: American History Museum
Check out the American Presidency exhibit, The First Ladies contributions, George Washington sculpture, Star Spangled flag and anthem that plays on the second floor and more. Be sure to visit the kids Spark!Lab where they will become inventors.
10:00am-6:00pm: Visit the US President’s Gallery at Madame Tussauds
We had a blast when we made a trip to the iconic wax museum. Read all about it.
10:00am-5:00pm: President’s Day at Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Take part in our President’s Day celebration that is fun for the entire family! Enjoy the three day weekend with Presidents’ Day activities and fun happening at The Construction Zone in The Atrium at Port Discovery sponsored by M&T Bank. Enjoy festive editions of favorite drop-in programs like Circle Time and Pop-Up Art! Explore STEM while you create Red, White & Glow bracelets before heading over to Red, White & Diffuse Flowers! Plus, enhance early literacy skills during Mother Goose on the Loose®, launch rockets towards the moon and explore our Sun, Earth, Universe mini-exhibit, and so much more!
10:30am: A Boy Named Patches at Bloombars
A Boy Called Patches & Friends is an interactive puppet show featuring chants, movement, songs and storytelling! Overall, A Boy Called Patches focuses on the acceptance of differences between yourself and others, therefore aiding in having less need for conflict resolution in certain areas at the early childhood level while reinforcing that it’s okay to be different! $7 Suggested donation per child, $5 Suggested donation per adult. Recommend
10:30am: Rocknoceros at Jammin Java
As every family with youngsters in the Washington, DC area knows, Rocknoceros is three guys: Coach, Williebob, and Boogie Bennie. They have been making award-winning music together since 2005 and are celebrating their 10th year together with a brand new album. Tickets $5.
12:30pm and 4:30pm: Disney on Ice Worlds of Enchantment at Capital One Arena
Rev up for non-stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories when Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment comes to our hometown! This action-packed ice spectacular showcases beloved characters from Disney Pixar’s Cars, Toy Story 3, Disney’s The Little Mermaid and the Academy Award®-winning Frozen. Begins Feb. 14.
1:00pm-3:00pm: George Washington Birthday Parade in Alexandria
It winds through a one-mile route along the historic streets of Old Town on President’s Day. It is the oldest and largest, thanks to thousands of participants. Visit the above link for more events taking place in Alexandria to honor the day.
5:30pm-6:30pm: Musical Theatre Mondays (Bilingual English/Spanish) at Bloombars
Join Natalie Clasper-Thompso
Camps open on President’s Day:
Brit-Am: Half day or full day soccer camp
AR Workshop Alexandria Family Crafternoon: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Anna Banana Art: Half day
Badlands: Special holiday event with admission
KID Museum: Open 10am-5pm
My Gym Bethesda: 2.6-10 years old; 1:00pm-4:00pm
My Gym Potomac: 2.6-10 years old; 1:00pm-4:00pm
PPA: Soccer Camp at Washington Episcopal School
Just for Kids: Sports, arts & crafts, Half day
Red Panda Art Studio: Open Studio 12:30pm-3:00pm
Glen Echo Park Aquarium Mini-Camp: Mystery of the Dead Whale (Ages 4-8)