The Best Things to Do in DC in August with Kids
As August rolls into town, we're seeing a magnificent uptick in family-friendly things to do in DC, including fairs, outdoor movies, and so many campfire evenings we can smell the s'mores from here. The coolest event this month has to be the screening of Apollo 13 (PG), paired with viewing the Perseid Meteor show in Observatory Park. That's next-level parent-child memory making... and it's free!
We're also all in for peaches, potatoes, and the county fairs in Arlington, Gaithersburg, and Manassas. Awesome Con arrives downtown on August 20 for a weekend full of geeky fun, and Vienna's Kids on the Green hosts puppets and story times on Tuesdays. Raga and Step Afrika! commandeer the Kennedy Center, and, oh look! Free Comic Book Day is this month, too.
So when you're ready to towel off after a busy day at the sprayground or swimming pool, scrutinize our ever-expanding calendar of things to do in DC and dive in to August. We'll see you under the stars!
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Places featured in this article:
Great Country Farms
Loudoun County Fairground
Montgomery County Agricultural Center
Thomas Jefferson Community Center
Woody Ward Rec Center
Washington DC - Citywide
Transit Pier at The Wharf
Van Dyck Park
Vienna Town Green
Crystal City Water Park
Historic Church St
Walter E. Washington Convention Center