News Weekend Picks

Weekend picks for families in and around Washington, DC

Weekend picks for families in and around Washington, DC

We apologize for being MIA and promise once we’re back in the swing of faculty, Beltway Bambinos has massive things planned for you all. We’re having fun with a number of weeks with no summer time camp and simply family enjoyable being more unplugged than traditional. Why did summer time fly by so shortly and please sluggish the clock down faculty starts in 10 days for us!

As a reminder, the coupon code 19NATSKIDS is valid for use THIS WEEKEND as the Nationals take on the Milwaukee Brewers Friday by way of Sunday! This weekend promises to be action-packed as these two groups continue to battle for playoff position, PLUS the weekend will function two fun giveaways, with a Patrick Corbin Bobblehead giveaway for followers of all ages on Saturday, and the Sunday youngsters giveaway, a Teddy Squeezable Toy. Followers who use the coupon code 19NATSKIDS will obtain 20% off tickets in choose sections for any of the three games this weekend. Also persevering with by means of Labor Day is the Nationals Youngsters Eat Free program! This initiative provides complimentary meals for Jr. Nationals Youngsters Club members. The complimentary meal packs embrace a scorching dog, a selection of chips or applesauce, and a 12 oz. bottled water or soda, and can be found at devoted Youngsters Eat Free concession stands. Jr. Nationals Youngsters Membership membership is freed from charge for youngsters ages 12 and younger. Followers can register for the Jr. Nationals Youngsters Club and the Youngsters Eat Free program via the MLB Ballpark App or by clicking here.

Montgomery County Agriculture Truthful ends on Saturday. Get your fill of carnival rides, reside entertainment, 4-H demonstrations and contests, animals and a lot more.

Whereas the gorgeous Glen Echo Park Carousel building is being restored and renovated, the Glen Echo Park Partnership (together with Speak of the Town) is sponsoring some nice activities for 2 weekends in August and two weekends in September which are FREE to you together with your same-day purchase of tickets to The 3 Billy Goats Gruff on the Puppet Co. Click here for all the details.

2019 Pokémon World Championship

The 2019 Pokémon World Championship has returned to Washington, DC, from August 16 to 18 at The Walter E. Washington Conference Middle. The perfect players from everywhere in the world will compete for the title of Pokémon TCG, Video Recreation, or Pokkén Event World Champion—and for his or her share of the prizes! You’ll be able to have a good time on the Pokémon World Championships even in case you aren’t competing in the primary occasion by attending as a spectator. Go see all of the battles in individual and take part in aspect events throughout the three-day event.


4:00pm-8:00pm: $2 Family Fun Night time at Port Discovery Youngsters’s Museum introduced by Ports America
Be a part of Port Discovery for $2 Household Enjoyable Night time introduced by Ports America Chesapeake from 4-8 PM and explore massive new reveals together with The Port (featuring an enormous cargo ship!), the four-story SkyClimber, and three flooring of other favorite reveals together with Wonders of Water,  Tiny’s Diner, Right here We Grow! and extra. Admission $2 for people ages one and up. Members and youngsters beneath  one enter free.

5:00pm-Eight:30pm: Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
The Jazz in the Garden Collection begins its 19th season in Might. The free live performance collection options jazz artists performing all kinds of types—Brazilian People Jazz, Various Trendy, Blues, Reggae, World Steam Punk, Afro Funk, African Fusion Jazz, Cuban Charanga, Django Guitar, New Orleans Jazz, and extra—each Friday evening from 5:00 to eight:30 within the Nationwide Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. You should purchase meals and grownup drinks or deliver your personal picnic (but no grownup bevs are allowed in, purchase them there).

5:00pm-Eight:00pm: Summer time Friday Occasion at Spring Valley Village
Stop by for jewellery making, face painting, artwork activities for the youngsters, purchasing, and more! Grab an outside seat at one of the delicious restaurants while your kiddos hop from station to station.

5:30pm-Eight:00pm: Nerf Night time at Badlands
Badlands invitations youngsters ages 7+ to hitch us for a night of staff based mostly challenges! Individuals are encouraged to convey the blaster of their selecting and protecting eye wear. Badlands will provide the froth darts, a FREE buffet for the youngsters, and FUN! Be on the lookout for our weekly themed Nerf nights, including Pokemon, Fortnite, Superheros, and rather more!

7:00pm-9:00pm: Friday Night time Live performance Collection
The free Capitol Riverfront Friday Night time Live performance Collection is back for its 9th Season. Every Friday night time this summer time, head to Yards Park to chill out and benefit from the river view, incredible bands, food and beverage, and a big number of nice eating places within a few minutes walk from the park. Household-friendly lyrics and grassy open area make this an fulfilling event for adults and youngsters alike.

7:30pm: Aladdin at The Kennedy Middle
Discover an entire new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical! From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of Aladdin, an exciting new manufacturing crammed with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy, and breathtaking spectacle. Enjoying by way of September 7.


9:00am-10:30am: Elephant March! Preschool Class at the Nationwide Zoo
Stomp your ft and raise your trunk! Comply with the herd to study all about superb elephants at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Buddies of the Nationwide Zoo preschool courses are designed for youngsters ages Three-5 to find an entire new view of the National Zoo. “Grownup-and-me” format courses use interactive studying stations, hands-on actions and crafts, Nature Play, and thrilling Zoo Walks to interact your baby’s sense of marvel and curiosity about wildlife and the pure world. 

10:00am: Saturday Morning at The Nationwide: Stone Soup & Other Tales
Anchored in American roots music, Fox and Branch are as a lot a celebration of being together as it’s a musical performance. Viewers members are invited to sing alongside, to bop, and to return onstage to attempt their hand on the washboard and other musical instruments. Dave Fox and Will Department attempt to create a communal environment of enjoyable and high spirits wherever they play. Everybody has enjoyable at a Fox and Department present!

11:00am-7:00pm: Round The World Cultural Meals Pageant
You may be taken on a “day trip around the globe” and introduced with delicacies, tradition and traditions of several nations collaborating on the occasion. Please verify their web site or Fb web page for this yr’s collaborating nations.  There will probably be a full day schedule of traditional dances on the stage beginning with 11:30am! Ethnic arts & crafts, small companies and non-profit organizations may also be current on the pageant! Be a part of for a full day of tradition, artwork, meals and performances!

11:30am-3:00pm: Korean Household Day at the National Portrait Gallery
Study Korean tradition and rejoice the exhibition, ‘Portraits of the World: Korea’ with one-of-a-kind crafts and energetic music. 

12:00pm-5:00pm:  Georgia Avenue Day 
A pageant at Bruce Monroe Park at Columbia Street and Georgia Avenue, NW. There shall be more than 40 vendors selling every part from effective artwork to clothing.  And food vans will probably be present to fill your cravings.  And a stage will fill the park with open mic music and poetry so that you can take part and luxuriate in!  Free!


9:00am-10:30am: Elephant March! Preschool Class at the Nationwide Zoo
Stomp your ft and raise your trunk! Comply with the herd to study all about superb elephants on the Smithsonian’s Nationwide Zoo. Pals of the National Zoo preschool courses are designed for youngsters ages 2-3 to find an entire new view of the Nationwide Zoo. “Adult-and-me” format courses use interactive studying stations, hands-on activities and crafts, Nature Play, and thrilling Zoo Walks to interact your youngster’s sense of marvel and curiosity about wildlife and the pure world. 

10:30am-11:30am: Groovy Nate at Capitol Cider Home
Groovy Nate is a youngsters’s entertainer and Wolf Lure Educating Artist who creates enjoyable and educational exhibits utilizing exotic musical devices and puppet skits— a la Sesame Road meets Parliament/Funkadelic, meshed with The Electric Firm, Kraftwerk, and Dub Reggae. The exhibits encourage youngsters and adults to maneuver, sing, and play creatively with each other, whereas exposing them to varied genres of music. Tickets required for all ages. All grownup ticket holders will be capable of take pleasure in our normal weekday comfortable hour – $Four pours of house cider, $5 craft beer, $6 native wine & $7 cocktails – from 10am-noon. Doors open at 10am. Full food and drinks menus shall be out there. This can be a family-friendly event.

Three:30pm-Four:15pm: Summer time Sunday Enjoyable-Day at Imagination Stage: Elephant & Piggie
You and your baby will convey your favorite stories to life by way of dramatic play activities, music, motion, and visible art. Each session you allow with a special take-home item we used or created that day, in addition to a Father or mother Pack to increase the expertise at residence. Greatest for ages 1-5.

6:00pm: Films on the Potomac at Nationwide Harbor: Learning to See The World of Bugs
Nothing says summer time like an evening underneath the celebs—and there’s no higher solution to enjoy the season than Films on the Potomac at Nationwide Harbor. Pack your picnic blankets, grab food to go from one of the scrumptious dining institutions, and meet at the Plaza’s huge display for a FREE evening of enjoyable for all ages! Please notice that films will start at 6:00pm and can be proven once. Additionally they function Date Night time Films on Thursdays at 7:00pm.

More events:
National Building Museum Summer time Block Celebration
Treasure Island at Synetic Theatre– Ultimate Weekend
The Cat in the Hat at Journey Theatre

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