Early 4th of July Events, Fun Festivals, and More Things To Do in DC this Weekend with Kids

See fireworks light up the night sky at Mount Vernon. Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon
See fireworks light up the night sky at Mount Vernon. Photo courtesy of Mount Vernon

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.

Get a head start on 4th of July this weekend with a couple of fun Independence Day events, starting with the Independence Fireworks displays at Mount Vernon on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, enjoy games, food trucks, and a free concert at Fairfax City: A Hometown Celebration.

There are several fun summer festivals happening this weekend as well. Try the Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle in DC, the Manassas Bee Festival in Virginia, or Summer Mercado in Takoma Park, Maryland. Or, close out Pride Month at Loudoun Pride.

Don’t miss our lists of free DC summer concerts for families, outdoor swimming pools near DC with a daily pool pass option, and the best things to do in Washington, DC in June with kids.

Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience
National Geographic Society - 10:00 AM Pick
SummerFest at Bohrer Park
Bohrer Park - 6:00 PM Pick
Mount Vernon Nights - Workhouse Arts Center
Workhouse Arts Center - 7:00 PM Pick
Smithsonian Folklife Festival
National Mall - various times Pick
Six Flags America Coca-Cola July 4th Fest
Six Flags America - various times Pick
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