For those with children off school tomorrow or those who have upcoming days off, be sure to see the “day-off school” post with places that will gladly welcome your Bambinos for the day.
Old City Farm and Guild present the 1st Annual Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-4:00pm. The festival is here to usher in the cooler weather, and to celebrate the end of a beautiful summer. There will be live music, workshops, food and beverages for adults and kids. Lots of raffles, pumpkins, and apple cider too!
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical at Adventure Theatre continues this weekend!
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-7:00pm Maryland Renaissance Festival will be joisting and serving up lots of turkey legs weekends through October 23. The festival is free to children 11 and under. Take a time machine back to medieval times. With plenty of entertainment, including music, joisting, puppetry, pony rides and so much more. Your children will see people dressed up in 16th century outfits. Dress like a knight and come participate!
(Photo: Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres)
9:30am AND 11:00am: Uno, Dos, Tres Con Andres at National Theatre
(1321 Pennsylvania Ave NW)
What would you do if you received a mysterious letter? Join Andrés as he travels Latin America in search of Juana la Rana. You will sing and dance to new and classic Spanish songs and even learn español along the way! Don’t miss this unique and interactive performance. Tickets will go on sale at 10:00am the Friday a week prior to the performance. Click on the link to reserve tickets, and review our ticketing policies. Walk up tickets are always available, if prior registration is not completed. Please arrive to the theatre 30 minute before the show to collect a walk up ticket.
10:30am: AndyRoo and the AndyRooniverse
(227 Maple Ave E Vienna, VA 22180)
The AndyRooniverse is made of the expanding landscape of every child’s imagination! Join AndyRoo on a musical journey a zillion miles from Earth in a place full of talking animals, where you’ll encounter Silly Sal the Salamander, monkeys climbing trees, and an affable platypus.
10:30am-11:15am: Saturday Song Circle at Imagination Stage
(4908 Auburn Ave Bethesda, Maryland 20814)
You and your child are invited to a fun, interactive musical experience! An Early Childhood Teaching Artist explores a popular children’s book with your family through song and musical instruments, and you will receive a list of all the songs to practice at home. Activities in Saturday Song Circle are best for 1-3 year-olds but 4-5 year-old siblings and friends are also welcome to join in the fun. Featured book: Down by the Station
11:00am-4:00pm: Taste of Bethesda
(Along Norfolk, St. Elmo, Cordell, Del Ray and Auburn Avenues in Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle)
Bethesda’s famous food and music festival brings 60 restaurants and five stages of entertainment to Bethesda’s Woodmont Triangle. Each year, more than 40,000 attendees sample the delicious restaurants, enjoy the live entertainment and visit the kid’s corner for face painting and arts & crafts. Taste of Bethesda is held rain or shine. The annual Taste of Bethesda is held in conjunction with Best of Bethesda Day, which also features and Rescue Day.
10:00am-10:45am: Sunday Fun-Day at Imagination Stage
(4908 Auburn Ave Bethesda, Maryland 20814)
We invite you and your child to bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, movement, music, and visual art. Each session, you leave with a special take-home item we used or created that day, as well as a Parent Pack to extend the experience at home. Activities in Sunday Fun-Day are most appropriate to 3-5 year-olds but 1-2 year-old siblings and friends are also welcome! Featured book: Dinosaur Roar
1:00pm-4:00pm: Tenleytown Block Party
(4100 River Road NW at The City Church)
Free Grilled Burgers/Hot Dogs/Drinks/Desserts & More, Free dessert by local area favorite food truck, 45′ Inflatable Obstacle Course For Teens/Adults, Children’s Ferris Wheel, Fun House Inflatable, Face Painting/Balloons/Live Entertainers, The Fan Zone- Featuring Live Viewing Tent For NFL Games, Shaded Seating Areas, 3-On-3 Basketball Tournament, Live DJ/Music, Cornhole, Service Opportunity for our city, And Much More!
(414 N Fillmore St. Arlington, VA22201)
Booktoberfest Fundraiser supports The Reading Connection, which trains volunteers to read to children in homeless shelters and provide them with books to read on their own, to help them grow a love of reading and encourage their literacy development.$50 admission, kids under 12 are free with a donation of a new kids book. The fundraiser will include beer, barbecue, lawn games, kids activities, silent auction and more.
The National Museum of African American History & Culture had their grand opening last weekend.