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International Pillow Fight Day

Saturday, April 7th; 2-4PM ,National Mall, Washington Monument Grounds
Come join in the fun; please no down pillows. C.A.B. and I went a few times and had a ball.

Window Birdhouse

Saturday, April 7th, multiple locations, 9am -noon
Encourage a love for nature when you and your child build a window birdhouse. Please go to Home Depot for registration details

Free Cone Day

Tuesday, April 10th 12pm -8:00pm , Ben and Jerry’s

Enjoy a free ice cream cone at participating Ben and Jerry’s on April 10th from 12-8pm. For more information http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day

Baltimore Light City Festival

April 14th-21st, 5pm – 11pm; Baltimore Inner Harbor; Baltimore MD

Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE Light Art Walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor,  featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures, projections, interactive technologies, performances, concerts, food vendors and a children’s area. For more information lightcity.org

DC Emancipation Day

Saturday, April 14th, Parade starts at 2pm and concert start at 4:30, Freedom Plaza; 14th and Pennsylvania Ave NW

Come celebrate DC Emancipation Day with a parade starting at 2pm from 4th NW and Pennsylvania Ave to Freedom Plaza and then enjoy the free concert starting at 3 with big name artists Brandy, Angie Stone, and Big Daddy Kane to name a few. There will also be fireworks at 8:30.

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival

Saturday, April 14th; 2PM – 8:30 PM, Southwest Waterfront – 600 Water Street, SW, Washington DCFireworks begin at 8:30 pm rain or shine and the cost is free. Come enjoy a day of free music family entertainment that begins at 2pm.

Cherry Blossom Parade

Saturday, April 14th, Parade starts at 10am-12pm, Constitution Ave, between 7th and 17th St

Come enjoy wonderful entertainment for the whole family including decorated floats, gigantic colorful helium balloons, marching bands, clowns, horses, antique cars, military and celebrity performances, the National Cherry Blossom Festival® All-Star Youth Tap Dance Team and Choir, and various cultural performing groups.

2018 Anacostia River Festival

Sunday, April 15th, 1pm -5pm; Anacostia Park; 1900 Anacostia Park Dr SE, Washington DC

The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the second annual Anacostia River Festival, a premier event and official closing program of the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival. This event will feature family-friendly activities including free kayaking and canoeing, musical performances, fishing and water filtration workshops, live birds of prey demonstration, a photography exhibition, a bike parade and more. For more information http://www.bridgepark.org/anacostia-river-festival

Day Out With Thomas The Train

Friday thru Sunday  April 27th -29th; B & O Railroad Museum, 901 West Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223 (410)752-2490

Spend a day out with Thomas the Train; take a ride with Thomas and meet Sir Topham Hatt. Also, look at the various engines on display and other family activities will be available. For more information; http://www.borail.org/DOWT.aspx.

Maryland Day 2018 at University of Maryland

Saturday, April 28th; 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., University of Maryland Campus at College Park.

Come explore the University of Maryland and enjoy a day of fun family activities. Check out C.A.B.’s review.

Bowling at Pinstripes

Weekday mornings from 10am to noon, Pinstripes; Georgetown Park 1064 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington DC 2007, 202-625-6500

Kids bowl for $3 per hour with a $3 shoe rental and parents bowl for free. Please limit four kids 12 and under per adult.

Free Face Painting, Crafts & Ice Cream for Kids!

Every Tuesday at Texas Roadhouse in Bowie, MD, 6011 High Bridge Rd, Bowie, MD 20720, (301) 860-1728

Come experience  Kids Night every Tuesday from 5:00pm-8:00pm for kids 12-years-old and younger at Texas Roadhouse in Bowie.  When kids come in for Kids Night, they get to enjoy:

– Face Painting with Michelle Johnson from 6:00pm-8:00pm – Balloon Artist making hats, animals, and more – Special Andy Armadillo appearances – Craft/Activity in the Corral – Kids receive a Free scoop of Ice Cream with the purchase of a Kids Meal that can be topped at our Sundae Bar

Butterfly Pavilion

Free Every Tuesday at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History; 10th St. and Constitution Ave NW. The museum hours are from 10:00am and 5:30pm.

Come experience the butterfly experience; take a stroll among live butterflies and exotic plants.