Things to Do

Weekend Fun for LA Kids: Bubbles, Peacocks, Airport Artwalk, and King Tut

Think about time: consider the simple bubble, perfect in its creation but gone in an instant. Ponder the boy who was never a man but became a king. He lived but a moment but is remembered for the ages. (And he had Really. Cool. Stuff.)

How are you using your time? For one morning you can make your voice heard: take to the streets and let everyone know how you feel. Take a moment to honor others who made a difference. In this time of change, you can greet the season with rides and maybe a free tree.

How is your energy being spent this weekend? For one hour you can conserve it: shut off the lights and give the earth a rest. (Use the moment to listen to the stars perhaps.)

It's all about focus: if I give you wings, do you preen and strutDo you see the beauty? or do you take to the skies?

Whatever you choose to do, I'll be right here.

Keep reading for our timeliest picks for the weekend.

Weekend Fun for Houston Kids: Bayou City Art Festival, Kite Festival, March 24-25

Spring is in the air, and we could not be more excited! Bring on more time spent outdoors basking in the warmer weather, whether that means hanging out at your favorite family-friendly brewery, snapping quintessential photos in the bluebonnets, or checking out somewhere new as a family (we recommend the San Jacinto Battleground or Bellaire's Nature Discovery Center!).

The Easter Bunny is also starting to make his rounds this week, and is showing up at Houston Party Playland, the Fresno Community Easter Egg Hunt, and brunch at Rob Fleming Park, just to name a few. This is the perfect weekend to get in an early fix of the Easter Bunny before things really gear up next week! 

If you're trying to plan past the weekend, or just looking for even more ideas, we have a wealth of resources to help! Our event calendar gives a daily breakdown of what's happening in and around our city, our March GoList highlights the best events occurring throughout the month, and our Top 100 Things to Do With Houston Kids is pretty much your ultimate Houston bucket list. With so many different options, it's easy to stay busy having fun around the city. You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter to have all of our newest content delivered straight to your inbox. 

Have an event you'd like to share? We would love to help you promote it! All you have to do is submit your event to our calendar, and we'll do take care of the rest. 

On that note, let's take a look at what's on tap for the weekend. 

Weekend Fun for Boston Kids: Holi, Owls, and Woolapalooza, Mar 24-25

If March goes in like a lion and out like a lamb then it must be on it's way out (whew!) since the first wool festival of the season is happening on Saturday. Speaking of animals, families can celebrate owls of all kinds and create bunnies of their own. We all know Easter is coming up and egg hunts abound, but other holiday festivities worth exploring include this (free!) Holi dance performance, and a Passover family concert

Don't forget to help teach kids how to go green by turning the lights out for Earth Hour

Weekend Fun: Inventgenuity, Carousels, Passover, and Egg Hunts

We might be in the middle of a Nor'Easter, but we are hopping into spring (or bust) this weekend! A sure sign warmer weather is on the way? Carousels all around town are starting to spin. On Saturday, kids can once again vie for the brass ring at the Forest Park Carousel and Flushing Meadows, and the Battery's SeaGlass Carousel is now open every day as well. Also on Saturday, Luna Park opens for the season, and a small $5 donation scores a wristband to ride all day... and mini golf, go-kart, and batting cage fans can celebrate opening day at Staten Island Fun Park.

On Saturday, families with a penchant for activism can make their voices heard in solidarity with the Parkland, Florida teens by falling in step with March for Our Lives or the Brooklyn Children's Museum's March Against Gun Violence.

On Sunday, Passover events make an appearance at the Museum of Jewish Heritage and the Jewish Museum, and the Kaufman Center produces a family musical, Schlemiel Crooks, in anticipation of the upcoming holiday.

Easter is actually not until April 1, but the Bunny came early this year and he's fully employed this weekend at egg hunts: Kids can catch up with him on Saturday at the Bartow-Pell Mansion, Brooklyn's Industry City, Highbridge Park, Old Stone House, Marine Park (to name just a few locations), and on Sunday for brunch at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn, and at Carl Schurz Park's 11th Annual Egg Hunt. 

You know the drill. For more, more, more, peruse the March GoList, FREE things to do this month, and our ever-expanding calendar.

Weekend Fun for LI Kids: Spring Colors, Egg Hunts, Bunny Breakfasts

Get up close and personal with the man of the hour, Mr. Easter Bunny, at several brunches and egg hunts across Long Island this weekend. Celebrate the arrival of spring at a cultural festival in Manhasset or enjoy the last of Long Island's St. Patrick's Day parades in Montauk. 

Hop over to our March GoList to find more seasonal entertainment. Mark your calendars and complete some of our 50 great things to do indoors with Long Island kids. Pad your wallet with a list of FREE family activities this month.

A word of advice: Check websites or call before heading to outdoors events as Wednesday's snowstorm could impact scheduling.

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 Westchester Kids: Egg-travaganza, Easter Bunny Train

With Easter right around the corner, this weekend offers several festive events for Westchester and Hudson Valley families. Among these are the The Great Green Egg-travaganza, a ride on the Easter Bunny Train and numerous area egg hunts.

But many more fun ways to spend the weekend lie ahead. A new family festival immerses visitors in a foreign culture while welcoming the change of the seasons at Celebrate Spring! Or take in a concert and learn how Music Is Science, or try your hand at drawing a Live Animal from Nature.

Last call for maple sugaring this season, and we hope you heeded the advice of our March GoList and snagged seats to see Dino Light, as it’s now sold out!

All this and much more can be found on our Event Calendar, so head there after reading on for details and other highlights.

Weekend Fun for Philly Kids: Egg Hunts, Animals, Spring Holidays March 24-25

Despite this week's nor'easter, spring has officially sprung in Philadelphia! As the Delaware Valley tries to bid winter a final farewell, Philly families can look forward to many exciting ways to spend the start of the spring season.

Eggs, eggs, eggs are EVERYWHERE, and Philly kids can find them in the dark, at a cemetery, on the farm, in a museum, or at a park. Just be sure to bring a basket. Hopefully, with warmer weather approaching, children can spend time outdoors exploring nature, learning about beautiful birds, and investigate facts about zoo animals. In advance of the spring holidays, prepare for Passover by discovering the science behind matzah making. Or, plan some spring break fun with the help of our day trips guide.

Browse through our jam-packed events calendar by using the tags, age, and location filters. For now, read on for the top picks and make this first spring weekend a great one!


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