Local kid friendly area events happening in the DMV (Washington DC area)
International Pillow Fight Day
Come join in the fun; please no down pillows. C.A.B. and I went a few times and had a ball.
Tuesday, April 10th 12pm -8:00pm , Ben and Jerry’s
Enjoy a free ice cream cone at participating Ben and Jerry’s on April 4th from 12-8pm. For more information http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops/free-cone-day
Baltimore Light City Festival
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
Fireworks 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.
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.
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
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
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.