DinoRoars at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Photo by Billings Productions Inc.
DinoRoars at Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Photo by Billings Productions Inc.

Weekend Fun for DC Kids: Festivals, Nature, Summer Movies August 17-18, 2019

While the unofficial end of summer is just a few weeks away, there’s still so much to do: Festivals to head to, bucket list items to check off, pools to swim in, concerts and movies in the park to attend. So this weekend, DC families have plenty of (almost) end-of-summer fun to choose from. 

Check out our list of top picks for this August weekend and then take a peek at our events calendar for more ideas.


Montgomery County Agricultural Center
501 Perry Parkway
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Smithsonian's National Zoo
3001 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20008

The Fairgrounds
Fairgrounds at 10624 Dumfries Rd.
Manassas, VA 20112

Thomas Jefferson Community Center
3501 2nd St S.
Arlington, VA 22204

Morven Park International Equestrian Center
41580 Sunday Morning Lane
Leesburg, VA 20176

James M. Duncan Jr. Branch Library
2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at 6th St, SW Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight (Gallery 208)
Washington, DC 20560

Hidden Oaks Nature Center
7701 Royce Street
Annandale, VA 22003

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
Independence Ave at 6th St, SW
Washington, DC 20560

Allen Pond Park
3330 Northview Drive
Bowie, MD 20716

Dyke Marsh
6401 George Washington Memorial Parkway
Alexandria, VA 22307

Angelika Film Center & Café at Mosaic
2911 District Ave. Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22031

National Harbor
165 Waterfront Street
National Harbor , MD 20745

Colvin Run Mill
10017 Colvin Run Road
Great Falls, VA 22066