Joy ride your way through this weekend with a sweet selection of fun-for-the-whole-family activities. There’s a motorcycle show for car-loving kiddos, there’s a health and fitness expo for the movers and shakers, and a music school celebration for those that can (or really want to) carry a tune. Strap on your helmets and enjoy the open road ahead.

8188561293_6fe76dbb96_zPhoto: Strider Bikes via Flickr

Penn Quarter

Calling All Enthusiasts! International Motorcycle Show
Get ready to rev your engines and race on over to this family friendly fest that showcases the latest sport bikes, dirt bikes, cruisers, scooters, customs, and ATVs. Also slated are a motorcycle stunt show, celebrity appearances, an exotics pavilion featuring rare, high-end motorcycles, and customs at the world’s largest custom bike competition. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Mt. Vernon Square

Break a Sweat at the Health and Fitness Expo
Start the year off on the right track by checking out this health fair with your entire crew. For kids there’s rock climbing, dance parties, virtual skiing, and more! Grown-ups can check out health screenings galore, new products and cooking demos.. Sat.-Sun. Event details.


Clean House (er, Library): Used Book Drive
In preparation for their huge used books sale, Bethesda Chevy Chase will be collecting used books donations. If you have one too many Brown Bears or you’re just tired of reading the same things every night drop off your donations at B-CC HS off East West Highway. They’re accepting books in good condition of all genres, as well as DVDs. Sat. Event details.

National Mall

Preschool Pioneer: Ocean Creatures
The Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center invites families each weekend to come and hang. Their super fun workshops begin in one of the classrooms and concludes with a museum visit. Each workshop is crafted to enhance your child’s learning and development and features a new theme and museum. Sat. Event details.


Grand Opening Fun: Bach to Rock
Got a musically-inclined little one? Bach to Rock, America’s music school for students of all ages, is relocating its McLean school to a newly designed and super contemporary facility just two blocks away. The community is invited to the grand opening festivities, featuring school tours, teacher meet and greets, and a free tot music class. And don’t be surprised if there’s also a giveaway or two. Sat. Event details.


Blue: A Play for Preschoolers
Imagine a world where the only color is blue. Blue flowers, blue grass, even blue cereal! Inky and Pale live in such a world until they discover something RED! Sat.-Sun. Event details.

What’s on your agenda for the weekend ahead? Share your thoughts in the comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady