Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Xtreme Spring Break, Movie Night, March 10-11

The week before spring break can be a tough one; kids are eagerly anticipating time off, teachers are struggling to keep kids focused (and eagerly anticipating some time off...), and parents who aren't planning a Spring Break trip are busy plotting how to keep everyone entertained during their time at home. Don't fret, though, because we've got you covered with 25 different events and activities happening throughout the week that are guaranteed to keep the kids occupied and engaged. 

But before spring break comes this weekend, and if you feel like getting out of town without traveling too far off the beaten path, The Woodlands is hosting an array of activities worth checking out, including a Mother-Daughter Tea, Science Palooza at The Woodlands Children's Museum, Arts in the Park, and The Woodlands Family Fun Fest. Rodeo is also still in full swing, and we rounded up 15 FREE things to do during your time there. 

For even more kid-friendly activities and inspiration, be sure to take a peek at our event calendar, where you'll find a plethora of fun events happening all over Houston. See our March GoList for the best events taking place during the month, and our ultimate bucket list - Top 100 Things to Do With Houston Kids - which showcases Houston landmarks and unique things to do around the city. Make sure you also sign up for our weekly newsletter to get all of our content delivered straight to your inbox. 

One last reminder before we sign off: we LOVE to make sure all of the great events our city offers are on our calendar. If you have an event that isn't on our calendar yet, we invite you to submit it so we can share it with all of our loyal readers. All you have to do is fill out the form and we'll take care of the rest!

And now, let's dive into the weekend events! 

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Peking Acrobats, Parades, March 10-11

Whether you are in the mood to wear ruby slippers, sneakers, Irish step dancing shoes, or be barefooted, there is no doubt that our jam-packed events calendar is ready with the perfect size, style, and fit for your entire family.

Kids and grown ups alike can check out performances such as The Wizard of Oz and The Peking Acrobats on stage this weekend. Experience one of the many parades celebrating Irish culture, music, and dance held throughout the Delaware Valley. On the other hand, if you prefer some exercise, lace up your running shoes for the Philadelphia Leprechaun Run or hiking boots to explore nature along the Schuylkill Trail. Keep your eyes peeled for magical leprechauns, The Easter BunnyAlice in Wonderland and friends, and The Cat in the Hat as they are all making appearances throughout the region.

With so many options, we have rounded up our favorites, many of which are free. So, if the shoe fits, wear it and make it a great weekend!

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Frogs, Dragons, and a STEM Fair, Mar 10-11

After getting hit with nor'easters last weekend and again mid-week, I'm sure many families are eager to get out while they can this weekend. Everyone's favorite adventure pups are back in town for two days of shows. Families can start celebrating St. Patrick's Day early with the Irish Balladeers at this free concert, become a FrogWatch citizen scientist, or stargaze with Galileo (and eat s'mores!). Also, the Boston STEM Fair is back this Sunday for any and all budding scientists. 

Ever wonder why dragons love tacos? Now you can hear all about it in this musical

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Weekend Fun for Westchester Kids: Steampunk, Doktor Kaboom

Though St. Patrick’s Day is practically a month-long event here in Westchester, things start to really heat up this weekend in Westchester and the Hudson Valley. While some of the holiday parades take place next weekend, many step off this Saturday and Sunday, including one of the largest in the state—the Annual Northern Westchester-Putnam St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Revelers can also kick up the heels (or watch others do the same) at the foot- stomping Irish dance production Rhythm in the Night.

An exciting event ahead is Steampunk Sunday, a  mash-up of Victorian Era Bartitsu and tea dueling with contemporary entertainment, costumes and, yes, attitude. Maple sugaring is still in peak season—as are the events that celebrate it, while family performances include Doktor Kaboom! Live Wire: The Electricity Tour and the family film Mary and the Witch's Flower.

Read on for further details and additional options—then head to our Event Calendar. Also refer to our hot-off-the-press March GoList for our top picks for the month! 

Weekend Fun: Puppets, St. Pat's, Dinos, and Science Fest

March is in full swing and the big holiday on the horizon is St. Patrick's Day, so it's no surprise that a few of our weekend picks will have you seeing green. Spend your Saturday checking out Irish films or learning Irish dance steps. By Sunday's Throgg's Neck Parade you'll be practically Irish!

Aside from St. Patty's Day fun, we've got a diverse lineup of live performances from opera all weekend to a farm-themed puppet show and singing dinosaurs; there's also the Tilt Kids Festival offering, plus a FREE science festival in the Bronx.

Another event that's piqued our curiosity, given that March is Women's History Month, is a Sunday evening storytelling and appearance by Chelsea Clinton at the Central Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library where Clinton will read her new children's book, She Persisted Around the World: 13 Women Who Changed History.

Still stumped? Find more top events in our March GoList, or our always packed daily NYC Event Calendar. We've also rounded up nearly 50 FREE events happening this March, including this weekend.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Charlie Brown

While the leprechaun's visit is a few weeks away, St. Patrick's Day festivities are abound this weekend across Long Island. Catch a big one at a trout fishing clinic at Caleb Smith Park. Or find your inner yogi at this family workshop at the Smithtown Historical Society. Hang out with the Peanuts gang at The Showplace to see You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

Remember, you can always pop over to our March GoList or Winter Fun Guide to find more seasonal entertainment. Mark your calendars this winter and complete some of our 50 great things to do indoors with Long Island kids. Or pad your wallet with a list of FREE family activities this month.

Of course, our Event Calendar is loaded with fun, daily happenings for Long Island kids. Don't see a great event listed here? Add it to our Event Calendar yourself. 

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Weekend Fun for CT Kids: St. Patrick's Day Parades, Royal Tea Parties, and the Easter Bunny

Are you ready to get out and have some fun after enduring two nor'easters in less than a week? Well, luckily Connecticut is full of fun options this weekend, many of which are free. 

In the mood for a parade? The annual day-long festivities in Hartford and New Haven could be right up your alley. In the mood to stay indoors? Try the Easter Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt in Southington. Those more scholastically inclined can watch young students compete for the honor of representing Connecticut at the National Spelling Bee in Hartford.  

Snow Games and Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids Beyond Sledding

Cold temps usually make kids want to stay inside for baking, eating, crafting, their devices and maybe even DIY science experiements. But add a dose of fun and it’s easy to draw them out into the white stuff for snow day activities.

Once the wind has died down and it's safe to hit the local park or your backyard, there are myriad outdoor winter activities to be had on even the bleakest of winter days. With serious snowfall, you can build a snow fort or maze, and with sub-freezing temperatures, kids can try to blow frozen bubbles or even make colorful ice gems! Read on for more outdoor winter boredom busters to try come the next school snow day.

15 Free Indoor Activities for a Rainy LA Day

There is no limit to what a family can do outdoors in Los Angeles, and our clichéd weather makes enjoying these activities possible most days of the year. But on the occasional day when the mercury drops below 50 degrees—or when water falls perplexingly from the sky—we need a back-up plan. Indoor activities are sprinkled throughout our bucket list of 100 Things To Do with LA Kids Before They Grow Up, but wouldn't it be handy to have one list of totally free things to do with kids indoors? We thought so, too!


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