Anacostia Park Centennial Celebration is Friday and Saturday. Help kickstart the next 100 years with incredible experiences in the park. The centennial birthday bash will become a part of park history, don’t miss your chance to be a part of it. Enjoy family fun activities in the park including painting murals, live raptors, catch and release fishing lessons with a competition for biggest fish caught, photobooth stations, arts and crafts, bike repair pop up shop, photo exhibits, roller skating performances and much more! Reminisce on Summer in the Parks during its 50th anniversary with an evening concert on Friday, on the lawn featuring Go Go stars and headliner Chuck Brown Band. Enjoy music from opening acts Trouble Funk and Reminisce All Stars as the night is hosted by DJ EZ Street.
Maryland Renaissance Festival takes place on weekends from August 26-October21, 2018. The Rent Fest will be full of jousting while serving up lots of turkey legs! Take a time machine back to medieval times where you’ll see wizards, knights and wenches. With plenty of entertainment, including music, jousting, mazes, puppetry, pony rides, a huge pirate playground and so much more. Your children will see people dressed up in 16th century outfits and will be begging to participate while staring in awe. Dress like a knight and come participate or just watch! This weekend is the only time they offer kids entry as FREE.
6:00pm-9:00pm: Friday Night Live Concert Series
Kick off your weekend with live entertainment, great company, and fantastic food, wine and beer from the restaurants at Rockville Town Square on The Square in Rockville Town Square. Music ranges from 80’s and 90’s cover bands, funk and soul, roots rock blues and southern rock.
7:00pm-9:00pm: The Yards Park Friday Night Concert Series
The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night Concert Series is back for its 8th Season. Every Friday night this summer, come to Yards Park to relax and enjoy the river view, fantastic bands, food and beverage, and a large variety of great restaurants within a few minutes walk from the park. Family-friendly lyrics and grassy open space make this an enjoyable event for adults and kids alike.
9:00am-7:30pm: 18th Library of Congress National Book Festival at the Washington Convention Center
All presentations and public activities at the festival are free and do not require tickets. Author talks, book signings, characters and so much more. Spread the love of reading to your child.
10:00am-2:00pm: Zoo Bop at the Maryland Zoo
Kids, get your dancing shoes on and singing voice ready! Zoo Bop is a children’s outdoor music festival at the Zoo. 1,2,3, Andres will make an appearance at 1:00pm! Families will enjoy two live performances from kid-approved rockstars! Plus, bop around to kids vendors, food trucks, and fun activity tables. You won’t want to forget to explore the Zoo, too.
10:00am-12:00pm: Shake up your Saturday at Folger Shakespeare Library: Thunder, Lightning or in Rain
Explore the sun and storms of Shakespeare’s worlds. Shake Up Your Saturdays is a free program that takes place on the first Saturday of every month. Family members of all ages are welcome to join the fun! 10:00am-11:00am: Recommended Ages 4-7 & 11:00-12:00pm: Recommended Ages 7-11. Register here.
An exciting program we’ve been to a few times that occurs each Saturday is at Glen Echo: Saturday Art Explorers. This Saturday it will be from 10:00am-1:00pm. Drop in for an art activity and play in the Candy Corner Studio for $5, no need to pre-register. Play on the playground afterwards, look around the Glen Echo Park Aquarium or catch a show at Adventure Theatre or the Puppet Co.
The National Building Museum’s Summer Block Party Series, Fun House which closes September 3
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