Sunday is going to be a beautiful day, and there is a lot going on this weekend!


Saturday, April 9th


Easter Eggstravaganza

11am, 12pm, 12:45pm, 1:30pm, 2:15pm, 3:15pm @ Frying Pan Farm, Herndon

Hunt for eggs that contain treats and prizes.

Annual Citywide Cheerleading Competition

11am – 2pm @ T.C. Williams High School, Alexandria, VA

Come see a cheerleading competition featuring city neighborhood recreation center For more information, call 703.746.5407 or email

Sheep Sheering Days

11am, 12pm, 1pm @ Reston, Zoo, Vienna

Watch the Reston Zoo wooly sheep get their yearly hair cuts and learn how raw wool is processed from start to finish.  Watch spinning and weaving demonstrations all day, and enjoy bottle feeding baby lambs in the main petting barn.

Ralph’s World

12pm & 3pm @ National Geographic’s Grosvenor Auditorium, Washington, DC

Come see kids’ rocker Ralph Covert and his band Ralph’s World, for a fun family friendly concert.  Kids and parents both love him.  Definitely a good time for the whole family.

Leesburg Easter Egg Hunt

12pm – 4pm @ Ida Lee Park, Leesburg, VA

There will be candy filled eggs, prizes, entertainment, and more.  Gates open at 12:30pm and event runs until 4:00pm.  In addition to all the egg hunt options, there will be unlimited rides on a jumbo slide, jump climb & slide, rock climbing wall, obstacle courses, face painting, and other amusements. Food vendors will be on site or families are invited to bring lunches to enjoy a picnic at their favorite spot in the park. Tickets can be purchased in advance by stopping in or calling Ida Lee Park Recreation Center or online at Tickets are $10 per child in advance and $15 at the gate. The price of admission includes all attractions except food vendors. Parents pay no admission fee and children over the age of 7, who are not hunting, will be admitted free.

Sully Historic Site Easter Egg Hunt

1pm – 3pm @ Sully Historic Site, Chantilly, VA

Children 3 – 7 old are invited to hunt for filled Easter Eggs on Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1 to 3 p.m. Make a spring craft to take home and visit with baby animals. Participate in Sully’s egg roll for a look back at early American holiday customs. Hunts are scheduled at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Call 703-437-1794 to reserve your space. The cost is $5 per child. Take a tractor-drawn wagon ride around the grounds for $2, weather permitting.


Sunday, April 10th

Spring Eggstravaganza Puppet Show

2pm @ Hidden Oaks Nature Center, Annandale, VA

Celebrate spring with an egg-cellent puppet show, stories, crafts and meet live animals while learning about the awakening of many woodland creatures. Naturalists highlight the natural and cultural history of eggs.

Click here for more info.

Saturday, April 9th & Sunday, April 10th

24th Annual GW Invitational Regatta/Potomac Challenge Cup

Saturday, 8:24am – 4pm & Sunday, 9am – 12pm @ Washington Harbour, Washington, DC

Come see one of the oldest Olympic sports, rowing, in the largest collegiate rowing competition in the Washington metropolitan area.  Men’s and women’s crews from 11 universities, including Oxford George Washington, with more than 300 rowers.  Admission is free. Spectator viewing areas are located at Washington Harbour near the 3000 block of K St., NW.

Fabergé Egg Family Festival

Saturday, 10am – 7pm & Sunday, 1-5pm @ Hillwood Estate and Gardens, Washington, DC
There will be an egg roll (as well as other traditional Russian folk games), decorate your own Fabergé-style egg, storytelling, a Russian Folk Music Ensemble, and much more.

Great Country Farms Marshmallow Harvest & Egg Hunt

9am – 6pm @ Great Country Farms, Bluemont, VA

Come for a fun filled day!  Visitors to the farm will be able to harvest marshmallows from 11 am -1 pm and then roast them on a bonfire with Farmer Bob. The first of three Easter Egg Hunts will start at 1pm each day for children under 3 years of age, followed by the hunts for kids aged 4-6 years and 7-10 years.  There will also be live music on both days from noon – 4 pm.  Included in the general admission price are the farm animal barnyard with new baby animals (including piglets born March 24th), mazes, slides, swings and hayrides.  Rides on the cow train are available for $ 2.  The brand new Farm Market will be filled with a wide variety of new jams, jellies and goodies to welcome spring, and the “Roosterante” will serve burgers, bbq & kettle corn from 11 am to 4 pm.

There is no charge for children under 2.  Admission for Fans of the Farm season pass holders, CSA members and Military ID holders is also free of charge.    Marshmallow Harvest Admission: $10 per child, $12 per adult