Best of April: Top Things To Do in DC with Kids: Easter Events, Cherry Blossoms, Earth Day

It's cherry blossom season! Photo courtesy of Wonderlane Photography,  Flickr 2.0
It's cherry blossom season! Photo courtesy of Wonderlane Photography, Flickr 2.0

Easter, Passover, and Earth Day mean there's lots of fun for kids in DC this April!

The National Cherry Blossom Festival is back in person this year with lots of great street festivals and parades! Check out the National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, the Sakura Matsuri Festival, and Petalpalooza for lots of spring fun. Celebrate 50 years of giant pandas at the National Zoo at the Pandaversary Party. Teach your kids to enjoy and care for the beauty of nature at the Earth Day Volunteer Event at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently.

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Places featured in this article:


The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Constitution Avenue Parade Route

Capitol Riverfront at the Yards

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
Season's Greenings at US Botanic Garden
United States Botanic Garden - 10:00 AM Pick
Storytime at the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art - 10:00 AM Pick
ZooLights at the National Zoo
Smithsonian's National Zoo - 5:00 PM Pick
Georgetown GLOW
Georgetown - 5:00 PM Pick
Zoo Lights at the Maryland Zoo
Maryland Zoo - 5:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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