Local kid friendly area events happening in the DMV (Washington DC area)
Big Bounce America DC
Friday – Sunday, June 8th – 10th, 12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival is a county fair. The 25-acre site was magically filled with fascinating sights and sounds of more than 300 exhibitors, food vendors, and interactive activities. Celebrate Fairfax! showcases live concerts on eight stages, Innovation Health Children’s Avenue, a petting zoo, the Fairfax County Karaoke Championship, carnival rides, and great festival foods. Another fun free activity for kids is the Fairfax Express Trackless Train Ride. There is free parking from Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall – Shuttles to and from festival entrance
Maggianos Kids Cooking Class
Saturday, June 9th ; 10am – 12pm, Maggianos, 2002 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD 21401
A kids cooking class featuring Macaroni and Cheese taught by their chefs and a sundae bar for kids will follow. Please call (410)266-3584 for cost information
Saturday, June 16th; Noon – 5pm, 8840 Walker Mill Road, District Heights, Maryland 20747
Bring your family, blanket and lawn chairs for a joyous day of live entertainment, genealogy workshops, children’s activities, exhibitions and historical interpretation.
Innovations in Flight Celebration
Saturday, June 16th ; 10am – 3pm, National Air and Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Smithsonian, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy, Chantilly, Virginia 22556
See dozens of military aircraft including several from the U.S. Air Force. Explore recreational and home-built aircraft as well as classic automobiles. Meet pilots and learn about their planes. Enjoy presentations, demonstrations, special tours, and hands-on activities for all ages.
The National Capital Barbecue Battle
Saturday and Saturday, June 23rd – 24th; 11am , Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC between 9th & 14th St. near Federal Triangle, Metro Center and Navy-Mem’l Archives Metro Stations
Adults: $12 in advance / $15 day of show
Children: 12 and under are Free with adult admission
The National Capital Barbecue Battle is an annual event where restaurants battle to see who has the best bbq. It will feature live entertainment performing on three state-of-the-art stages. Visitors will enjoy the food samples, interactive exhibits like the NBA Nation Basketball Tour and children’s activities including rides, magicians, and sports attractions
Touch A Truck DC
Saturday, June 30th 8am -1pm , RFK Stadium, Washington DC
Come enjoy the 11th annual Touch-A-Truck outdoor community event for an afternoon full of exploration and fun! There will be emergency vehicles and other trucks for parents and kids to see, touch, and interact with along with chances to talk with emergency responders! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about public safety and fire prevention!
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
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.