Kids rule the roost this weekend. Whether they’re spoiling their maternals on Mother’s Day (May 14), breaking it down on the dance floor at a minis-mostly ball, or exploring outer space like a true astronaut-boss, it’s their time to shine. And your time to sit back and enjoy the ride.

Photo: National Air and Space Museum

National Mall

Space Day at the National Air and Space Museum
Space Day is an annual favorite at the National Air and Space Museum where visitors enjoy STEM-inspired hands-on activities and learn about space from experts from the Museum and NASA. All of the activities take place amid the awe-inspiring collection of historic aviation and space artifacts. Sat. Event


Free Kids Concerts
Market Common Clarendon hosts a free kid’s’ concert series each Friday on The Loop. Along with the star, Mr. Knick Knack!, there will be special performances by: Mr. Skip (May 26), The Bubbas (June 30), Oh Susannah! (July 14), Kidsinger Jim (August 4), and Tracey Eldridge (September 15). FriEvent


Walk for the Animals
Demonstrate your devotion to animal welfare with every step you take. Have fun and raise life-saving funds for critical medical care, food, shelter, training and adoption services for thousands of animals in need at this fun walk. There will also be crafts, a photo booth, balloon artist, and doggy costume contest. Sat. Event

Lafayette Square

Children’s Ball
Join The George Mason University Museum for fun and fancy treats, dancing beats by GW Ballroom, and a kid-centered visit to the exhibition Inspiring Beauty: 50 Years of Ebony Fashion Fair. Sat. Event

Mt.Vernon Square

Green Festival Expo
Think of Green Festival as a walk through a sustainable community. Your family will experience the widest selection of products and services to work green, play green and live green–from local vegan and vegetarian food, fashion and health, to energy, home, garden and design. Sat.-Sun. Event

Cleveland Park

Acton Childrens Business Fair
The Acton Children’s Business Fair of Washington, DC, is an outdoor market where children ages 6 to 14 become entrepreneurs for a day, creating a business, selling to real customers for real money, and keeping the profits. This year there will be over 90 young entrepreneur businesses selling original artwork and photography, homemade bread, hand-drawn comic books, natural soaps and body scrubs, greeting cards, and more. Sat. Event

What do you have planned for this Mother’s Day Weekend? Tell us in the comments!


–Ayren Jackson-Cannady