Weekend Events That’ll Have The Kids Running Wild

Top 5 Places to Visit this Weekend for Families

July 22-24

Don’t have plans this weekend? Now you do! I’m giving you the best events happening this weekend in DC, Maryland and Virginia!

Kings Dominion KidsFest
July 23-24
Features Live Performances by Choo Choo Soul
Choo Choo Soul visits the Peanuts Showplace during Kidsfest in Planet Snoop at 1pm & 4pm.  Head to Planet Snoopy to celebrate kid-friendly fun with concerts, crafts, activities, shows and so much more! Plus — Everyone Pays Kids Price when you buy your tickets online to come during KidsFest.

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Jurassic Quest
July 23-24
Baltimore Convention Center
Cost: Varies

Jurassic Quest brings you a Dinosaur Adventure for the whole family. The main dinosaur exhibit features ultra-realistic, life-size animatronic dinosaurs; Over 50 life-size dinosaurs in all. Features realistic scenes, enormous dinosaurs, cute baby dinosaurs and lots of fun activities for kids of all ages.

National Building Museum
Icebergs Exhibit
July 2, 2016 – September 5, 2016
Cost: Varies

Explore a fantastical glacial sea designed by landscape architects, ascend to a viewing area inside the tallest berg,traverse an undersea bridge or slide down an ice chute, try Japanese kakigori shaved ice provided by the restaurant Daikaya and learn about how design can transform spaces and lives.


Milkshake Duo – *FREE*
July 23; 12pm
Annapolis Towne Centre

Rock out with the Milkshake Duo, Lisa Mathews, and Mikel Gehl of the Milkshake Band!  You’ve seen them on Nick JR and PBS KIDS, but now they are coming to the Annapolis Towne Centre for an Outdoor Concert. Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock&roll spirit. Sponsored by Anne Arundel County Public Library and Annapolis Towne Centre.


Blast-in-the-Past: A Hands-On History Playground
Thursday-Saturday, July 7-August 6; 11am – 4pm
Montpelier Mansion/Historic Site – Laurel

Montpelier’s grounds will be transformed into a kid-sized colonial village! Young visitors can camp out on the frontier, design a hat at the milliners, harvest crops at the farm, and other fun activities.


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