DC Youth Daylong Tours
When: Saturday & Sunday starting at 8:45AM
Where: Smithsonian Station
Hey, because parents need some love too!
Yes, my friends, these are also still in full effect (#yass) with the Smithsonian. So if you have kids within the 8 year old to 15 year old range, this would be a great option.
With the daylong guided youth tours your kids get a chance to chillax with other youth and enjoy the awesome sites of the city. You can choose from 4 day long tours which end at 4PM or half-day tours which end at noon. They also have specialty tours called the Science & Technology Tour, The Future Policy-Maker Tour or the Arts & Humanities Tour).
Kids are grouped in sizes of about 6-10 kids and they get lunch, sunscreen, team quizzes, GPS trackers and can participate in fun games and prizes.
In addition, you can rest assured that your little ones will be in safe hands as all of the guides are CPR and First Aid trained in addition to having background checks completed.
The National Book Festival
When: Saturday 9AM-7:30PM
Where: Washington Convention Center
This event is also a great family-fun event that’s hosted by the Library of Congress. It’s located at the Walter E. Convention Center and has tons of fun activities in store such as a Waldo Hunt, story time and presentations from over 100 illustrators and authors.
For those of you with teenagers in the mix, no worries because all genres are going to be represented including teen, so your kiddos can get their Twilight on… or whatever the newest teen book phase is now.
Did we mention there’s also going to be book signings, photo opportunities with your favorite authors and costumed characters walking around making everyone’s day a little bit more awesome
Apple Gala & Cider Fest
When: Satuday-Sunday 9AM-5PM
Where: Great Country Farms
So we had to add this to the list because who doesn’t love a cider fest! What better way to ring in the new school year than to head out to an apple farm, taste some awesome fresh cider and have your kids frolick in the fields while apple picking! The event has demos, picking, donuts and much more activities available for kids. With five acres of playing field, you’re sure to get them all wound up so that bedtime is fast and sweet.
Escape Velocity 2017
When: All weekend long
Where: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
So the Museum of Science Fiction has their second annual convention tailored especially for kiddos at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel and this thing looks totally epic. Epic as in you’ll probably have just as much fun, if not more fun than the kids.
The day is filled with STEAM activities and awesome events like he event like drone racing, cosplay for adults (say what?!), a space party, a stunt workshop, films and panel discussions for your inner science fiend. Not to mention your kids can actually get the chance to meet real astronauts. Holy moly. Bring your iPhones for some epic selfies.
Celebration of Textiles
When: Saturday-Sunday 11AM-4PM
Where: Textile Museum
This fun-filled event is a great one, especially for the younger kiddos and the creative types. At the Textile Museum you can take your kids out so they can try their hand at weaving and also get a chance to watch local artists in action. Demos such as weaving, embroider, quilting, spinning, weaving with metal (say what now!?) and making felt jewelry are all on the menu.
Kids will also get their chance to make upcycled jewelry, design paper dresses, join a knitting circle and weave with recycled materials.There will also be music, storytelling, performances, dancing and other kid-friendly activities all day long.
Page to Stage Festival
When: All weekend long 10:30AM-11:30PM
Where: The Kennedy Center
This event has been touted pretty much everywhere because you can get a chance to enjoy tons of family-friendly performances for absolutely FREE at the Kennedy Center this weekend.
There’s going to be over 60 theater companies presenting over the course of a couple days which also include the City Kids Theater Company. While admission is free and tickets are not required, it’s important to note that there is limited seating available.