Lots going on in DC to launch the Cherry Blossom season!  Check out Kid Friendly DC for great details about this weekend’s events, like National Cherry Blossom Festival’s Family Day and Opening Ceremonies at the National Building Museum and the Blossom Kite Festival, as well as Boogie Babes!

There is even more going on in the area- check out these ideas…


Saturday, March 26th


Kite Fun Day
10:30 am-noon, 1-2:30 pm @ Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Park, Herndon

Go fly a kite!  Children 10-years old and younger can make and decorate their own kite and then watch it soar. Reservations are required, and cost is $6 per child.

Click here for more info.


Fort Hunt Preschool Rummage Sale

8am – 12pm @ Fort Hunt Preschool, Alexandria

The Annual FHP Kids Sale has high-quality used infants’, children’s and maternity gear, including clothing, toys, games, books and furniture. There will also be some great household items like linens, kitchenware, and decorative/seasonal items, etc.



My Kissing Hands

11:30am – 1:30pm @ Hooray for Books, Alexandria

Jennifer Stackpole will be on hand with clay that turns a little hand or foot into a lifetime memory.  Visit her website to find out what’s available and then call them at 703-548-4092 to make your appointment.



Saturday Morning with the Brothers Grimm

11am @ Artisphere, Arlington

A  mixed-up fairy tale where you will see familiar characters as you’ve never seen them before!  Performed by the young actors of Arlington’s own children’s theatre.



Snakes Alive

4pm – 5pm @ Long Branch Nature Center, Arlington

Find out all everything you ever wanted to about snakes and meet some up close and personal.  For ages 4 and older.



The Story of the Wood; Seeing the Trees and the Forest!

1pm – 3pm @ Potomac Overlook Regional Park, Arlington

Follow the progress of wood from tree to furniture and bowls. See a sawmill and a lathe in action. Learn about forestry, tree planting, wood lore, and other wood uses.  For ages 10 and older.  Free!



Sunday, March 27th


NSO Family Concert: The Trumpet of the Swan

2pm & 5pm @ Kennedy Center, Washington, DC

Back for one day only!  An entertaining theatrical adaptation of E.B. White’s classic story, The Trumpet of the Swan: A Novel Symphony that stars two-time Tony-winning actor John Lithgow as the boy Sam.  There will be one “petting zoo” from 3-4:45pm, in between the two performances. Kids can get up close and hands-on with the instruments, from violins, trumpets, and oboes to trombones and percussion.  Stay after the 5pm concert for a Kids’ Chat where kids can ask questions and hear engaging stories from the concert artists, including John Lithgow.  For age 7 and up.  Tickets from $15



Saturday, March 26th and Sunday, March 27th



Carl Sandburg MS Theatre, Alexandria

Take the kids to see a beloved musical, and hear songs like “Tomorrow” and “Hard-Knock Life” at a great children’s theater.  Pre-purchasing tickets is recommended.  Performances: March 25th, 26th and April 2nd at 7:30 PM; March 27th and April 3rd at 3pm

Purchase tickets here.



Ticonderoga Spring & Easter Celebration Festival

10am – 5pm @ Ticonderoga Farms, Chantilly

The first weekend of their annual festival!  There will be Egg Hunts 12:30pm, and you can also ride the slides, playground ark, take a hayride, visit their animal center, and roast marshmallows.  Cost is $9.95 per person(under 2 free).



National Capital Area Cake Show

10am – 5pm @ Northern Virginia Community College’s Annandale Campus, Annandale

There will be live cake challenges as seen on the Food Network’s ‘Challenge’ and TLC’s ‘Ultimate Cake Off!’, ongoing hands-on classes/demos by world-class sugar artists, and youth activities.