As summer slowly fades and starts to turn to autumn, one naturally wants to cozy a little closer to family and friends. It’s easy to roll deep with the family this weekend thanks to a slew of group-friendly events and activities, including Adam’s Morgan Day and a huge county fair, happening around the district. The more the merrier, right?

adams-morgan-dayPhoto: Adams Morgan Day

Adams Morgan

Music, Dance, and More at Adams Morgan Day
You don’t have to book a trip to another country to experience different cultures. Case in point? Adams Morgan Day features live music and food from around the world; plus, the kids will love the interactive science exhibit (in English & Spanish), clowns, and Chinese Lion Dancers. Sun. Event details.

Upper Marlboro

From Funnel Cake to Fireworks: Prince George’s County Fair
Dating back to 1842, this county fair is a Maryland institution. But, you can expect the same cotton candy-fueled excitement no matter how many years this carnival has under its belt. From rides and animal displays, to a family circus and fireworks, there’s no time for resting tootsies (unless you’re riding the bumper cars). Fri.-SunEvent details.

Alexandria

Ethiopian New Year Celebration
Have you ever tried Ethiopian food, snacks or coffee? Do you know some of the traditional folk songs? Would you like to learn a traditional Ethiopian dance?? You’re in luck! The Office of the Arts and the Network of Family Service Professionals Inc. invite you to celebrate the Ethiopian New Year Celebration and engage all of your senses. FriEvent details.

Rockville

PawPaw Festival
What tastes like a banana and a mango and might be growing in your own backyard? It’s Maryland’s native pawpaw fruit! Meadowside Nature Center will celebrate this delightful native fruit with music, storytelling, crafts, games, expert advice on pawpaw cultivation, and most importantly a pawpaw tasting station. Sat. Event details.

North Bethesda

Tomato Festival
Celebrate all things tomato during Montgomery County’s first Tomato Festival at North Bethesda Market. Enjoy cooking competitions, tomato-themed giveaways, live music, kids activities, and a youth art display. Sat. Event details.

Rock Creek

Lincoln’s Cottage Family Day
Hang out on the grounds of the Armed Forces Retirement Home as the Lincoln family did at the fifth annual President Lincoln’s Cottage’s Family Day event. The entire family will enjoy the live entertainment and creative activities inspired by the Lincoln family and their life at the Soldiers’ Home. Sat. Event details.

What are your plans for the weekend? Let us know in the comments below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady