April Events Your Littles Cannot Miss! DC, MD, VA Edition

April Events for the Little Ones


April Showers? Snow? Freezing Cold Temperatures? 80 Degree Days? Sick Children?
Many of us have dealt with one or all of these conditions this month! BUT…. The Fun Still Goes On!!! Check out some of my hand-picked events for the Littles this month. I’ll be updating the list daily so keep checking back!

As always, check the event website before heading out!
Have a Great Weekend!


Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME 
EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va., from April 6-17
Featuring artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. Audiences will be dazzled and astounded by the beautiful Bengal tigers, double-humped dromedaries ridden by brave Mongolian women and, for the last time, the most popular members of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey familythe magnificent Asian elephants.FINAL XTREME AI COLOR LOGO 10-9-14[1][1][2]

The 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 16- 17
Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Washington, DC
Fuel your curiosity at the nation’s largest celebration of STEM! The event is FREE and open to the public! Join 300K+ attendees and engage in thousands of exciting hands-on activities exploring robotics, physics, paleontology, genomics, 3D printing, aviation, green technology, cryogenics, anatomy, music, computer programming, oceanography, art and science, cyber security, space exploration and much, much more!


Lowes Build and Grow – Birdfeederlowes build and grow
April 9
Local Lowes Stores
Spring is here and the birds are singing! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can build a cool Birdfeeder.

 Toddler Happy Hour 
Donald M. Wade Aquatic Center, 10:30 – 1130 am
Lackey High School, 9:15 – 10:15 am
Free until April 30thunderwater
Bring your toddler to the pool for free swimming during an hour specifically for them. Enjoy time with your little fish in the zero-depth entry area. Adult required to be in the water with their children. 3 months to 5 years; Adult required to be in the water with their children.

Littles’ Day
April 9
Port Discovery – Baltimorelittles day

Join us for a special day of programs for ages 5 and under! Go Puddle Jumping with The Kindersinger, enjoy family yoga, and see a performance of Tales of the Good Earth by New Moon Theater!

Spring Wee-Sale
April  7-10
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex – Hyattsvillewee-sale
Wee-Sale Children’s Consignment Event- HUGE seasonal children’s consignment sale! NEW LOCATION – Prince George’s County!  Over 75,000 square feet of items: toys, clothes (sizes 0-16), baby gear, maternity clothes, books, and more.

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Hosted by the National Cherry Blossom Festival
April 9
Southwest Waterfront
1:00 – 9:00pm
Enjoy more than eight celebratory hours of free music, family friendly water-related activities, cultural experiences, live entertainment, delicious foods at multiple outdoor venues, and a beautiful fireworks show at the Southwest Waterfront.

Dinner with Pinch & Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
April 12
Chick-fil-A – Waldorf
5:00 – 7:00pm
Come and enjoy dinner with your favorite hometown team…the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs chickfila cowand Pinch! Pinch will be selling the Backfin Buddies kits and you can have your photo taken with the players and get autographs. Don’t miss it!

cherry treesNational Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC – Constitution Ave.
April 16
One of DC’s largest spectator events, the energy-filled Parade runs for 10 blocks along iconic Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the National Cherry Blossom Festival. #CherryBlossomDC

Earth Day on the Square
April 17
Town of Leonardtown
12:00 – 4:30pm
Re-cycle, Re-use, Re-purpose! Local experts and organizations provide educational activities to teach about conservation, animal rescue, ecology, recycling, and sustainable living. Vendors and special guests provide green products, nature walks, waterman boat tours, kayak demos, information, resources, live entertainment, food and more! Come join the fun, and watch this page for new additions to the line up – Reptile World, Living Green Demo Stage, pony rides, The Great Diaper Change Junior Edition and more!

2016 Anacostia River Festival
April 17
Anacostia Park – Washington, DC
1:00 – 5:00pm
The National Park Service and the 11th Street Bridge Park present the second annual Anacostia River Festival and officialanacostia river festival closing program of the 2016 National Cherry Blossom Festival. This year’s Anacostia River Festival celebrates “connecting people to parks” in recognition of the National Park Service’s 2016 Centennial celebration. Activities include: kayaking, boating, fishing workshops, hands-on art projects, musical performances, bike parades and other unique programs engaging families with the river, its history and ecology.

A Day Out with Thomas
April 22 – 24 & April 29 – May 1, 2016thomas
B&O Railroad Museum
Cost: $21 – $24
Little Engineers won’t believe their eyes–or their ears! For the first time ever at Day Out With Thomas™, Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans when he returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun!

Chesapeake Arts Center’s 3rd Annual Arts in the Park Festivalartsintheparktree16
April 23
Chesapeake Arts Center – Brooklyn Park
11:00am – 3:00pm
Free Admission! Rain or shine, bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the live
entertainment! Live music, Moon Bounce and activities for kids, chalk drawing, face painting, local art for sale, and a special performance by Fast As Lighting, Brooklyn Park Middle School PVA students and the U.S.Navy Country Current band and more.

Countdown to Kindergarten
April 23
Port Discovery – Baltimore

Join us for a day of fun and educational activities at our annual celebration that prepares parents to successfully transition their emerging kindergartners into school!

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