Spring Farm Day at Frying Pan Park. Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Park Authority
Spring Farm Day at Frying Pan Park. Photo courtesy of Fairfax County Park Authority

Weekend Fun for DC Kids: Wizards, Spring Festivals, & Mother's Day May 11-12, 2019

From science to sports, tots to tennis, the DC area is offering a lot for families this weekend. For the science fans in your crew, head over to Joint Base Andrews for the weekend's air show as the Air Force Thunderbirds and Navy Blue Angels take the skies. Kids can join in the Spartan fun at Nationals Park by climbing, crawling, and running through the obstacle course. 

Looking to add a bit of magic to your weekend? Then head to the Wizarding World Film Festival at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, which is airing all eight of the Harry Potter movies plus the two Fantastic Beasts films.

Check out our favorite picks for Saturday and Sunday below. Need more ideas? Head over to our events calendar and find the perfect fit for your family this weekend.

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Joint Base Andrews Air Force Base
Joint Base Andrews, MD 20762

Smithsonian National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave. NW Warner Bros. Theater
Washington, DC 20560

Clark's Elioak Farm
10500 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042

Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Mount Vernon Recreation Center
2701 Commonwealth Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22305

Frying Pan Park
2709 West Ox Road
Herdon, VA 20171

JTCC
5200 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20740

Nationals Park
1500 S Capitol St SE
Washington, DC 20003

Rock Ridge High School
43460 Loudoun Reserve Drive
Ashburn, VA 20148

Lacey Woods Picnic SHleter
1200 North George Mason Drive
Arlington, VA 22205

The Alden
1234 Ingleside Ave.
McLean , VA 22101

The Lab at Convergence
1819 N. Quaker Lane
Alexandria, VA 22302

Once Upon A Dream
527 Maple Ave. E Suit 200
Vienna, VA 22180

Sandy Spring Museum
17901 Bentley Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860

Darnall’s Chance House Museum
14800 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20001

Sugarloaf Mountain
7901 Comus Rd
Dickerson, MD 20842
16th Annual KidsFilmFest
Online - various times Pick
Night Skies in the Observatory at Home
The Franklin Institute - various times Pick
Alastair Moock Family FB Concert
Facebook - various times Pick
Goodnight with Dolly
- various times Pick
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