Re-create President Lincoln's famous walk on bike. Photo courtesy of DC Cycling Concierge
Re-create President Lincoln's famous walk on bike. Photo courtesy of DC Cycling Concierge

30 Awesome Things To Do in DC in May with Kids: Memorial Day Weekend, Cicadamania, & Strawberry Jubilee

May means warmer weather, more comfortable outdoor dining options, and family-centric holidays such as Mother's Day and Memorial Day weekend. The unofficial start of summer shimmers as nearby beaches, outdoor pools, and water spray parks open for the season this month, assuming things stay on track. The month kicks off with Revolutionary War Weekend at Mount Vernon, so things couldn't seem more on their way to normal.

While much is still virtual, communities around DC continue to step up with great outdoor experiences. From bugs to birds to dinosaurs, kids can explore the natural world, and possibly creep out their parents at the same time.

Drive-in movies are dotting the landscape as the weather warms, with Ocean's Eight and Remember the Titans playing on the Riverfront, and The Secret Life of Pets playing in Alexandria.

Prep for Mother's Day with a tour of The Mansion on O, or a Mother's Day Boat Tour. Head to Green Springs Gardens for a story about Mother Earth and a craft.

For more activity ideas, don't forget to consult our Event Calendar and our Spring Fun Guide.

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The Treehouse Camp at Maple Tree Campground

International Spy Museum DC
Peach Fuzztival
Great Country Farms - 9:00 AM Pick
Cold War SciFi Film Series
National Museum of the U.S. Navy - 11:30 AM Pick
Children's Performances at the Filene Center
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts Filene Center - 11:00 AM Pick
Renewal 2121
Artechouse - 10:00 AM
Plaza Party
Village at Leesburg - 6:00 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides