Local kid friendly area events happening in the DMV (Washington DC area)


Build A Bug House
Saturday, July 1st, 9am -12pm; Home Depot Kid workshop–  Check your store for availability

Come learn how to build a wooden bug house. They can even personalize it with paint once completed. Please register because space is limited http://workshops.homedepot.com/workshops/kids-workshops

Friday Night Fishing for Family and Kids

Every Friday night, 5-8pm, Dock at Diamond Teague Park ( next to the Nats stadium), Washington DC
Join instructors Trey, Anacostia Riverkeeper Outreach Coordinator, and Jessie, a professional bass fisherman, along with junior instructors for an evening of catch and release fishing.

Rods, reels, bait and instruction free. No sign up required. Just come!

Smithsonian Folklore Festival

July 1st – 4th and 6th – 9th; Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with evening dance parties at 5:30 and circus performances most nights at 7 p.m., the National Mall in Washington, D.C., between Seventh and Twelfth streets, Washington DC

This year we’re bringing the rich history and diversity of American circus arts to life on the National Mall. Visitors will see more than just a performance—you’ll go behind the scenes to learn from generations of circus families, emerging artists, and contemporary visionaries. For more information and schedules  http://www.festival.si.edu/

Story Time With The Washington Nationals

Saturday, July 8th; 10am,Woodbridge Library, 1801 Hamilton St NE, Washington, DC 20018

Come and enjoy a book with The Washington Nationals

Maggianos Kids Cooking Class

Saturday, July 8th ; 10am – 12pm, Maggianos, 2002 Annapolis Mall
Annapolis, MD 21401

A kids cooking class featuring Meatballs Marinara taught by their chefs and a sundae bar for kids will follow. Please call (410)266-3584 for cost information

Reptiles Alive

Saturday, July 15th; 11am,Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens, 1550 Anacostia Ave NE Washington DC 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.

Tons of Trucks

Saturday, July 15th;  10am – 1pm, Chinquapin Park, 3210 King St, Alexandria VA

All ages are invited to explore and get behind the wheel of more than 20 different vehicles from 7 City departments. Vehicles include a fire engine, armored ambulance, front-end loader, dump truck, bucket trucks, trash truck, sewer truck, vacuum truck, buses and more. Participants will also have the opportunity to meet the staff who build, serve and protect the City of Alexandria and learn about the vehicles they use. Truck-themed activities include an art project with the City’s Mobile Art Lab, giveaways, photo opportunities and food truck vendors.

Movies In The Park

Saturday, July 15th ; Movie at Sunset, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Come enjoy Sing free on the Green at Watkins Regional Park.  Before the movie enjoy unlimited train and carousel rides, mini golf,  and face painting from 6 to 8pm for 5 dollars resident and 6 dollars non resident.

Summer Fridays at National Harbor

Fridays, 3pm -9pm; National Harbor; 165 Waterfront St National Harbor, MD 20745

Everyone knows the phrase TGIF, especially during the summer! In celebration of summer weekends, join us every week for Summer Fridays! Start your weekend off with lawn games like cornhole, bocce, and more! Enjoy performances by Bobby McKey’s, giveaways, and listen to the DJ spin summer enthused jams. And of course, joining us means you get front row seats to the best sunset view in the DMV. Get your cameras ready, your competitive vibes going, and your flip flops on!

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.

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