Local kid friendly area events happening in the DMV (Washington DC area)
Saturday, August 4th; 9am – 12pm, Hone Depot, multiple locations
Start the school year off with building a book lover’s hands-on workshop. You and your child can build a set of bookworm bookends to add personality, organization and excitement to bookshelves in any playroom, family room or bedroom. Once your bookends construction is complete, you and your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Please go to Home Depot for registration details
DC Bike Fair
Saturday, August 4th, 12pm – 4pm, 2241 Martin Luther King Jr Ave. SE
Come to the DC Bike Fair and enjoy bike demos, mini rides, free bike repairs, a bike obstacle course, and much more
Summer of Science Celebration
Saturday, August 4th, 1pm – 4pm, Fair Oaks Mall Grand Court, 11750 Fair Oaks Mall, Fairfax VA 22033
Come to the Grand Court of Fair Oaks Mall and enjoy performances by Live Raptors, a science show, hands-on fun and more! Merrifield Garden Center will be giving away plants for your backyard birds.
Friday Night Fishing
Every Friday, August 3rd; 5pm, Diamond Teague Park, 100 Potomac Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003
Join Anacostia Riverkeeper and Earth Conservation Corps for catch and release fishing at Diamond Teague Park. All gear and bait provided, plus there will be friendly fishermen on hand to teach and help!
Family Beach Craft Night
Tuesday, August 7th; 5pm – 7pm, Chic-Fil-A, 22015 Dulles Retail Plz, Sterling VA 20166
Join Chic-Fil-A for a creative crafting time where kids will make a beach themed craft.
Kids receive a free Chick-fil-A® Nuggets Kid’s Meal (4-count) with the purchase of an adult meal from 5PM-8PM.
Touch A Truck
Saturday, August 11th; 10am – 2pm, 8550 Arlington Blvd, Fairfax VA 22031
Come to the 2nd Annual Touch A Truck Event! Bring the family out and see all of the Red Cross emergency vehicles, fire engines, police vehicles, construction and transportation vehicles, and much more! Enjoy games, including a bounce house, food and fun for the entire family. Rain or shine – this event will be on! Entry is free.
Tuesday, August 14th; 4pm, Southeast Library, 403 7th St SE, Washington, D.C. 20019
Enjoy an exciting live animal show! Friendly and professional wildlife presenters will entertain audiences of all ages with funny animal stories and facts while showcasing a colorful variety of exotic animals.
Black Panther at the Stone
Thursday, August 23rd; Films start at 8:15pm,Martin Luther King Jr Memorial, 1964 Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.
Enjoy Black Panther under the stars at the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial; this event is free open to the public.
Chuck Brown Day
Saturday, August 18th; 3pm-7pm, Chuck Brown Park, 2901 20th St NE, Washington, DC 20018
Come celebrate Chuck Brown Day celebration includes performances by the Chuck Brown Band, E.U. featuring Sugar Bear, and the We Are One Tribute Band; activities for children; and food trucks.
Maggianos Kids Cooking Class
Saturday, August 25th; 9am – 12pm, Maggianos, 2002 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD 21401
A kids cooking class featuring making pizza taught by their chefs and a sundae bar for kids will follow. Please call (410)266-3584 for cost information
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.