Here’s the last weekend round up before school starts back! Many of us will be running around doing last minute shopping while others will be freaking out about releasing their Little Ones into the wild for the first time. Whatever you plans are, be sure to stop pass one of the many events happening this weekend. As you already know, Maryland Fairs are underway this month and will go until October! For the little game lovers in your life, stop by Tyson’s Corner Center for the Play Nintendo Tour.
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What are your weekend plans?
Play Nintendo Tour
Tyson’s CornerGet your hands on the New Nintendo 3DS XL and Nintendo 2DS systems, play games, and have a chance to strike a pose with some of Nintendo’s most popular characters! SAMPLE THESE GREAT GAMES:Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D Yoshi’s New Island New Super Mario Bros. 2, Kirby: Planet Robobot, YO-KAI WATCH, Pokémon Omega Ruby, Pokémon Alpha Sapphire and Mario Kart 7.
Summer Reading Triathlon Closing Ceremony
Barnes and Noble
August 27; 11 am
Closing Ceremony of the Summer Reading Triathlon. Kids will enjoy activities and get a reward for their excellence in reading over the summer. Kids in Grades 1-6, come in and fill out a Summer Reading Journal and get a free book.
Maryland State Fair
August 25 – September 5
2200 York Road, Timonium, MD 21094
Solomons Island Dragon Boat Festival
Solomons River Walk
August 26 and 27
Dragon Boating is fun, fast-paced and contagious! It has become one of the world’s fastest growing team water sports! Watch as teams of 16 paddlers, a drummer and a steer person work together to cross the finish line faster than their competition!
Happy 100th Birthday National Park Service
National Parks across the country
The National Park Service turns 100 this year! Visitors of all ages to join in the celebration throughout the month! With special events across the country, and free admission to all 412 national parks from August 25 through August 28, the National Park Service is encouraging everyone to #FindYourPark / #EncuentraTuParque for the centennial!
Movie Night: Planes (PG)
AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center, Frederick
Watch the film Planes: Fire and Rescue, fly simulators, and enjoy free hot dogs, popcorn and soft drinks. Presented by AOPA’s National Aviation Community Center.
Jumanji **LAST WEEKEND**
Through Aug 28th
Glen Echo Adventure Theater
On a dull day, Judy and Peter find a mysterious old board game. One live lion, an erupting volcano, and some destructive monkeys later, the children are plunged into an experience they’ll never forget. Will they ever finish this mysterious magic game and claim Jumanji?! Ages 4 and up.
Wings of Fancy
Open Until September 25; 10 am – 4 pm
The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Learn about their amazing metamorphosis, the important role butterflies play in having healthy ecosystems, and how to ensure these beautiful insects thrive in our own gardens.
Maryland Renaissance Festival – Crownsville
August 27 – October 23, 2016
Unique among most festivals, including renaissance festivals, the Maryland Renaissance Festival utilizes a story line and progresses each year
forward in the timeline of Henry VIII, through all his reign and all his six wives. This year finds the festival in its third progression, well into the Kig’s marriage with his first wife Katherine of Aragon. More than 200 performers fill ten stages and taverns as well as the streets of the village with continuous entertainment.
Movies on the Potomac: Cool Runnings
August 28; 6pm
Pack your chairs, food and snacks. It’ll be a fun evening for all ages!
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