Heading Out With Kids in Maryland
Easter and Spring Break Edition
It’s finally spring and the kids are on Spring Break! The weather is nice and it’s the perfect time to get outdoors. We are embarking on Easter and there are events breaking out all over the DMV area. You can take a stroll along the Tidal Basin to see the Cherry Blossoms or grab a basket and hit up one of the many Easter egg hunts. Whichever you choose, have a great weekend with your family!
As always, check out the event website before you head out.
March 25; 4:30 – 5:30pm
Get your game face on and show your #Natitude for the Nationals Baseball Team! Meet the Presidents and watch them race! Don’t forget to wear your Nats gear and you’ll receive a discount for a ride on the Capital Wheel. The first 100 riders get a Limited Edition Baseball! Keep the #Natitude going during the Capital Wheel Nationals Pep Rally with a showing of Angels in the Outfield!
Family Easter Celebration – FREE
Bowie Town Center
March 26; 1 – 3pm
Come out to Bowie Town Center for an Easter fun and games event! Peter Rabbit, face painting, bounce house, games and Easter basket giveaways.
Kites Over Clarksburg – FREE
Ovid Hazen Wells Recreational Park – Clarksburg
March 26; 11am – 2pm
Kites Over Clarksburg is an annual, fun, FREE family event. Bring canned goods to donate to local food banks (unexpired, please) and get a raffle ticket to win prizes from local sponsors! Crafts, games, and kites are available at the event. This event takes place rain or shine. Sponsored by The Clarksburg Foundation and Montgomery Parks.
Easter Bunny Meet and Greet – FREE
Whole Foods Market – Columbia
11am – 1pm
Hop on over to Whole Foods Market in Columbia this Saturday to meet the Easter Bunny. He will be posing for pictures from 11am-1pm This is a free event, bring the whole family! Guess how many jelly beans in our jar for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
Spring Break Lolly-palooza! Drop-in Event
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center – Solomons
Celebrate the seasonal re-opening of our Fairy Lolly creative play area with extra-special activities! Drop in each day for something different. Activities take place in the Lolly, but stop by the artLAB and the Nature Nook for added fun, too! No registration required–just drop in! Regular admission fees apply, Members FREE, Children 5-under FREE.
Spring Break Fun – Birds of the Marsh
Calvert Marine Museum – Solomons
March 21 – 28
There is something scheduled almost every day at the museum. There are trained docents in the Discovery Room at the touch tank, in the Skates and Rays exhibit, and in the Paleontology Prep Lab.
Meadowbrook Athletic Complex – Ellicott City
March 26; 11am – 2pm
The 3rd annual Kids Fest features sports instruction, games, activities, arts and crafts, food, and much more. Bring the whole family and enjoy fun for all ages. Hosted by Howard County Recreation and Parks.
TotSwap Children’s Consignment Sale
March 23 – 28
Join 300+ Families as they sell their gently new and used infant to teen items. Thousands of items at up to 90% off retail prices.
Springfest: Cowboys & Crowns
B&O Railroad Museum – Baltimore
March 21 – April 21
Don your cowboy hats and boots and join us at the B&O Ranch for a wild wonderful time! Iron your best princess dress or break out your space suit as you journey to the royal kingdoms to test your rocket building skills in Provence with Belle and her dad, the inventor, make snow with Anna and Elsa in Arrendale, race frogs with Tiana in Maldonia, mine jewels with Snow White and make mice friends with Cinderella in her castle. It’s sure to be a royal good time fit for any king or queen! Train rides & appearances by Choo Choo Blue & Friends: LEGO Man, Anna, Elsa, Olaf, Princesses, and the Easter Bunny!
Family Day presented with the National Building Museum – FRE
Experience hours of free fun with hands-on activities that celebrate the Festival’s campaign of “Conne
cting People to Parks” and enliven the soaring space of the National Building Museum. All ages are encouraged to step into spring by participating in stations that showcase activities that could be replicated at a park, like playing bocce or flying a kite. Visitors also learn about Zen gardens and explore the elements of landscape architecture and design. The National Park Service will present activities and film, highlighting and bringing awareness of their Centennial Celebration.
Pristine Seas: The Ocean’s Last Wild Places –FREE
National Geographic – Washington, DC
Thru March 27
Journey across the world’s ocean with Sala on his mission to find and protect these last wild places. The exhibit will feature stunning photography and behind-the-scenes expedition images from the Arctic to the tropics as well as an immersive underwater video wall.
Easter Egg Hunt at Leesburg Animal Park
Fields will be adorned with thousands of toy and candy filled eggs for your little ones to find! Find a GOLDEN
egg and win an Easter prize!
National Cherry Blossom Festival
Washington, DC – Constitution Ave.
Now – 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
Light City – Festival of Lights and Ideas
March 28 – April 3
The inaugural Light City Baltimore features the 1.5 mile BGE Light Art Walk with 50 attractions including illuminated visual artworks, street theater, musical performances and concerts. The original artworks are by local, regional, national and international artists selected by a jury through a call of entry held in the spring of 2015. Daytime programming features Light City U, four ticketed innovation conferences dedicated to powering social change.
Family 4 Pack to Opening Night for Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME at
Eagle Bank Arena – Fairfax, Virginia
April 6 @ 7:00 pm
You can only experience extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus XTREME, get your tickets for the thrilling entertainment experience today! I know you want to take your family so enter the giveaway now!
Where are you headed this weekend? I wanna know!