MLK Jr. Weekend Things to Do in Washington, DC: Volunteer Opportunities, Winter Ice Festival, Concerts

“With Traveling While Black, I wanted to connect the past that had been forgotten to the present." - Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. Photo courtesy of Felix and Paul Studios, created by Roger Ross Williams, Félix Lajeunesse, and Paul Raphaël
“With Traveling While Black, I wanted to connect the past that had been forgotten to the present." - Academy Award-winning director Roger Ross Williams. Photo courtesy of Felix and Paul Studios, created by Roger Ross Williams, Félix Lajeunesse, and Paul Raphaël

Looking for the best things to do in DC this weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in a day of service cleaning up one of our area parks. There are park cleanups happening in Alexandria, Virginia;  Aspen Hill, Maryland; Lorton, Virginia; and more. Teach your kids about the civil rights movement, Dr. King's work, and the meaning of freedom at special educational programming for kids at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore or Reston's annual MLK Birthday Celebration.

Don’t miss our lists of the best area ski resorts for families, free museums in DC to visit with kids, and the best things to do in Washington, DC in January with kids.

Many events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge. We recommend checking with the venue before heading out to any event.

More Things To Do in Washington, DC this Week with Kids:

Outdoor Family Storytime
Centreville Regional Library - 10:30 AM Pick
Beethoven Symphonies Abstracted: Mo Willems
The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts - 10:00 AM
Corduroy
Imagination Stage - 1:30 PM
Celebrate Skating Day
Cabin John Ice Rink - 4:45 PM
Tinsel!
Holiday Inn Dulles - 5:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
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