Saturday and Sunday from 12:00pm-6:00pm stop by the annual Russian Bazaar at The Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Located at 4001 17th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20011. Experience the best of Russian culture! Enjoy homemade food, live folk music and dance, unique imported handicrafts, tours of the magnificent 17th century style church and more!
Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm and Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm Fall for Fairfax KidsFest is taking place on the grounds of the Fairfax County Government Center. There will be 2 stages of FREE entertainment including the Innovation Health Kids Stage, and the Cox Community Stage. FREE to attend! Discount ride tickets for the KidWay MidWay are available by clicking here. Activities include scarecrow making*, pumpkin painting*, public safety and recycling-themed exhibits, pony rides*, petting zoo, model trains, instrument petting zoo, and the KidWay MidWay* (with more than a dozen rides and attractions).Plus more than 75 exhibits, activities and great festival food!*Indicates program fee applies.
Fall Festivals have commenced!!! Let the apple and pumpkin picking start.
Maryland Renaissance Festival will be jousting and serving up lots of turkey legs for opening weekend! Take a time machine back to medieval times. 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. Dress like a knight and come participate or just watch! The Festival ends October 22 and is open weekends only.
How I Became a Pirate at Adventure Theatre has showtimes on Saturday and Sunday. Argh matey! It’s pirate’s life for me on the high seas! One day as Jeremy builds a sand castle on the beach, a pirate ship rows ashore in search of a place to bury the pirate’s treasure. Taken aboard as an honorary pirate, Jeremy learns the ropes of what it really means to be a swashbuckling (but smelly) pirate, and the pirates just might learn how to play soccer too. Recommended all ages.
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7:00pm-10:00pm: Drive-in at Union Market: Clue
(1309 5th St NE Washington, DC 20002)
Lot opens 5:30, Lot closes promptly at 7:45, Film begins 8:15, Film ends at 9:50. $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? Rent one on Getaround for the night and get $25 off your first rental. For more information and tickets click here. ***Final drive-in for the season is Friday, November 3: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
8:30am-9:30am: Capoeira for Kids Ages 3.5-7 at Bloombars
(3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)
Capoeira provides physical fitness for children, ages 4 and up. It is intended to be a no- to low-contact martial art that helps children with gross motor planning and gross motor skills. Children will also learn maculele (a dance done hitting sticks against your partner’s sticks), samba, capoeira instruments, and Portuguese through this fun, interactive class. Classes are $15 each or $120 for a series of ten classes.
9:00am: The Children’s House of Washington Open House
(3133 Dumbarton Street NW., Washington, DC 20007)
Is your child ready for Montessori? Find out today by visiting CHOW and learning more.
9:30am AND 10:30am: Harambe with Baba Ras D at Bloombars
(3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)
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 “Harambe” is a morning jolt of inspiration for parents, caregivers and children. Recommended for ages 0 to 7 years. $7 per child $3 per adult suggested donation.
10:00am-11:30am: Kids Club Coloring Workshop at Steadfast Supply
(300 Tingey St SE #140 Washington, DC 20003)
In Steadfast Supply’s Kids Club coloring workshop, you and your favorite kiddo will work together to explore crayons and watercolors. Each group will use a palette of handmade soy and beeswax crayons from a Childhood Store, plus a wide array of watercolors.Your little one will leave with a one of a kind creation and handmade crayons and watercolors. Ages 5+. Buy tickets here.
11:00am-4:00pm: Leesburg Airshow
(Leesburg Executive Airport)
8th Annual Leesburg Airshow will take to the skies once again with thrilling aerobatic demonstrations, sky divers and more! The main show begins at 1:00pm. For this event there is a suggested donation of $3 per person and $5 per family. The donation can be made at the Airshow entrance gates. There are NO parking or shuttle fees. There are also no tickets needed for this event. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to relax on during the aerobatic portion of the event. No glass bottles or coolers will be permitted. Pets are discouraged- this can be a very loud environment and the ramp can be extremely hot on little paws.
11:00am: DPR Rec Day at Randall Recreation Center
(South Capitol Street SW & I Street SW, Washington, DC)
The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is excited to celebrate the 3rd Annual DPR Rec Day. Join us for an extravaganza featuring fun activities, and fun entertainment.Check out the website, there are SO MANY FREE activities.
11:30am-3:00pm: Hispanic Heritage Month Family Day at National Portrait Gallery
(Eighth and F streets N.W., Washington, D.C.)
Bring your families to the Portrait Gallery for a bilingual celebration of the Latino cultures, traditions, and stories that help shape our country. Live music, art activities, and curator talks will make this a day for everyone! This program is sponsored in part by the Reinsch Family Education Endowment.
5:00pm: Petworth Jazz Project
(the lawn of the Petworth Rec Center- 801 Taylor St. NW)
Baba Ras D starts the show off at 5pm. Food Truck is Bibi Ja Korean. Sponsors for Saturday’s Jazz Project are Ward 4 Councilmember Brandon T. Todd and the Executive Office of the Mayor and Muriel Bowser. These events are free and open to the public, bring a neighbor and a tell a friend! Reminder – bring your own blankets, carry your recyclables home and no pets, alas (DPR rules).
10:00am-5:00pm: Takoma Park Street Festival
(Carroll Avenue in Takoma Park, MD to Carroll Street, NW in Takoma, DC)
The festival will once again host a talented mix of local artists offering paintings, photographs, pottery, silk-screening, bath and body care, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, textiles, ceramics, kids’ items and much more. Non-profits, local companies and a variety of food vendors will also participate. Takoma’s indie businesses will be open and welcoming visitors. Kids love the festival with crafts, face painting, inflatables and FUN! Grab a mug for The Crawl for discounted pours at Takoma restaurants, bars and cafes. Mugs will be available for purchase at the festival info both in front of 7000 Carroll Ave. Three stages with 18 bands will play all day. Don’t miss the fun!
11:00am-4:00pm: Then & Wow! at Glen Echo Park
(7300 MacArthur Blvd. Glen Echo, MD 20812)
Then & Wow! is the Glen Echo Park Partnership’s annual family festival celebrating the Park’s revitalization as an arts center and recalling its history, when the site was an amusement park. The event features kiddie rides and arcade games, as well as videos and an exhibition on the Park’s history. Admission to the park is free. Rides and some activities require tickets.
11:00am-11:45am: Sunday Funday at Imagination Stage
(4908 Auburn Ave Bethesda, MD 20814)
Bring your favorite stories to life through dramatic play activities, music, movement, 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. These popular workshops are themed around beloved children’s books. Featured story: Disney’s Aladdin
12:00pm-4:00pm: PIKEtoberfest at Pike & Rose
(11580 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda, MD 20852)
Craft brews, food from the neighborhood restaurants, hay maze, Clark Construction Truck Touch, Calleva Rock Climbing Wall and more. There is something for everyone at our biggest festival of the year. The AMP by Strathmore LIVE music stage features The Local Boyz at 12noon and Cathy Ponton King at 2pm.