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.
Be sure and check out all of the programs DC Library has to offer.
WashingCon will be at Georgetown Hotel and Convention Center at Georgetown University. Before you read further, see this event page— looks amazing!! The doors open at 10am on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the Main Hall and the Game Library close at 11pm but the West Lobby and the South Gallery stay open until the wee hours of the night so feel free to come hang out until late (especially if you are staying at the hotel!)
5:30pm-7:30pm: Ice Cream Social & DJ Dance Party at Turtle Park/Friendship
FREE ice cream & FREE family dance with Deejay! First come, first serve for ice cream while it lasts…School’s back in session and we’re all in town! Brought to you by Friends of Friendship Park*FOFP is the 501(c)3 non-profit that supports, beautifies and holds special events at Turtle Park roughly monthly.
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.
Lot opens 6:00, Lot closes promptly at 7:30, Film begins 8:00, Film ends at 9:30: Union Market Drive-In: The Lion King
$10 parking fee per car. Advance purchase is highly recommended. Free for walk-ups. Excited for the drive-in but don’t have a car? A Lion cub crown prince is tricked by a treacherous uncle into thinking he caused his father’s death and flees into exile in despair, only to learn in adulthood his identity and his responsibilities. 1h 28 min, rated G
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.
10:00am-2:00pm: Hirshhorn Library + Pop-Up
Check it out! Find our cart in the gallery and check out a kit to use inside the Museum. Kits include a children’s book, suggested artworks for viewing, and hands-on materials.
10:00am-1:00pm: Glen Echo: Saturday Art Explorers
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.
12:30pm-3:00pm: 1, 2, 3 Andres at MLK, Jr Library
Sing, Talk and Read = STAR
Singing, talking and reading with your baby or young child now can help them later in school. It’s never too early to give your kids a smart start.
Come to DC Public Library’s STAR Family Festival featuring:
- Workshops for parents to support your child’s early learning
- Fun activities, crafts and games for children
- Free children’s books
12:00pm-5:00pm: Dinomite Dinosaur Day at Port Discovery
Visit us on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9 for Dinomite Dinosaur Days and the closing of the temporary Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice exhibit. Enjoy a Paleo-Expedition as you are guided through a dino-themed story time; participate in a Tiny Dino Dig while engaging in creative, interactive play; and learn how to dance like a dinosaur in Dino-cize! Practice your game show skills and test your dinosaur knowledge in our I Know Dino Game Show! and tap into your inner creative as your make-and-take DinosART paper dinosaurs home! Many activities taking place Saturday & Sunday.
12:00pm-6:00pm: Adams Morgan Day
Celebrating its 40th year this year, Adams Morgan Day is Washington’s longest running neighborhood festival. Adams Morgan Day is a family-friendly celebration with music, art and activities for all ages. We welcome residents and visitors alike to meet our neighborhood businesses, artists and service organizations. Attendance and entertainment is free, and most businesses and restaurants offer deals for the day.
Rainy day indoor options:
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