Welcome to the WEEKEND!
I don’t know about you but this has felt like the week that wouldn’t end. Between the upcoming Election and a steady flow of other activities, we’ve been jetting from one place to another for weeks now.
Since I’ve now hinted that there’s much to do and see in the area, we’ll get to the many options for this weekend.
A special family Halloween event taking place at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, this weekend. This event features safe indoor trick-or-treating, educational Halloween-themed activities and crafts, story times, face painting, costumed “Star Wars” characters, and much more.
WHERE: National Air and Space Museum – Washington DC
Critically acclaimed folk singer Ellis Paul has compiled a collection of Kid’s songs in The Dragonfly Races, brought to life at a special matinee family show proceeding his night time appearance at Jammin’ Java. The Dragonfly Races was recently granted a “Parents Choice Silver Honor Award” and has received critical acclaim from the likes of The Boston Globe, Washington Post, Sing Out! and Cookie Magazine, the premier parenting magazine in the country.
WHERE: Jammin’ Java
The Newseum explores the press and the presidency during an all-day, fun-filled “Family Day” that offers something for everyone. Up to 3 kids (under age 18) free with one paid adult admission.
WHERE: The Newseum
A world premiere Kennedy Center commission, award-winning Latino playwright Marco Ramirez’s five imaginative stories capture the spirit and heart of his rich, distinctive culture. Ages 9+.
Celebrate the season in a pumpkin patch with giant slides, unlimited hayrides, farm animals and live entertainment.
WHERE: Cox Farms – Centerville
Bring your friends and family and enjoy a spectacular day of fun. Enjoy The Taste of Annandale featuring multiple culinary cuisines, the Community Market with quality merchandise, great entertainment & interactive games for toddlers to teens.
WHERE: Little River Shopping Center – Annandale
Fall For Lake Anne is a free, fun, family event at Lake Anne Village Center, rain or shine. Live music, entertainment and activities, face painting and balloon artist, and trick-or-treating. For information, visit http://www.lakeanneplaza.com
Where: Lake Anne Plaza – Reston
“Virginia Apples for Flavor: The Story of Hill High Orchards,” see historic orchard tools at work, learn how to make cider, visit with local apple growers, and shop for locally-made apple products.
WHERE: Heritage Farm Museum – Sterling
A kid-focused, fun-packed family event, an affordable family outing, bursting with live entertainment, fun activities plus educational sessions & demonstrations.
WHERE: Dulles Expo Center
This candy-free event starts with a parade of costumes (3:00 at the picnic pavilion), and features entertainment from one of our favorite local musicians, Mr. Don. Join us for this very fun annual event! $2 donation appreciated for this WVCA sponsored event. For more info: contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE: Westover Park – Arlington
Join in games and activities about pumpkins out by our pumpkin patch. Enjoy hot chocolate and toasted pumpkin seeds and bring a small pumpkin to decorate. RR, $3/person, ages 3 to 7.
WHERE: Ellanor C. Lawrence Park – Fairfax
Dare yourself to venture onto the haunted golf course to play a round of golf with glow in the dark golf balls, ride the festively decorated carousel while spooky music plays, and join in storytelling over a cup of hot chocolate around a campfire on the beach. RR: 703.569.0285, $6/person.
WHERE: Lake Accotink Park – Springfield
Trick or Treating, Games, Contests
WHERE: Pentagon Row, Arlington, VA
Boo at the Zoo is the wildest trick-or-treat in town! Princesses, superheroes, kid-wizards, and other costumed guests are invited to have fun at the Zoo. The Zoo has added one extra night this year! The event takes place from 5:30 to 8:30pm.
WHERE: National Zoo – Washington DC
Families enjoy early American children’s games and crafts, including mask making and pumpkin painting. Join costumed interpreters to create your own delicious Halloween treats, including candy apples. A local storyteller delights children of all ages with some spooky Halloween tales. Wear your costume for a parade!
WHERE: The Tudor Place – Washington DC