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ICE! at the Gaylord National Resort

when: Nov 15, 2013 - Jan 5, 2014

where: National Harbor, Gaylord National Resort, 201 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md

cost: Adults, $27/ kids (ages 3-11), $19/ 2 and under, free

ages: All

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Two million pounds of hand-carved ice (not even exaggerating) are used to create this popular family attraction at the National Harbor that features everything from ice sculptures to benches and slides. The set-up is completely interactive, and since the atrium where the ice palace is housed stays set to a chilly nine degrees, puffy winter coats are loaned out. Bring hats and gloves so that you can get even cozier with the ice art. This year’s theme is “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas.”

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Tuesday, September 2

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Acrobats, Clowns, and Glam Costumes at Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

when: Aug 6, 2014 - Sep 21

where: National Harbor, The Plateau at National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md

cost: $30-$275

ages: All

the scoop:

Kiddo might not get the premise of this Cirque du Soleil version—goddess-governed islands and moon… read more
kids-theater-3

Up Close and Personal With Pandas (Sort Of!)

when: Aug 22, 2014 - Nov 27

where: Richmond, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va

cost: $9

ages: All

the scoop:

Looking for a cool reason to take a day trip to Richmond? Tumble with playful pandas… read more

Wednesday, September 3

cirque-du-soleil

Acrobats, Clowns, and Glam Costumes at Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

when: Aug 6, 2014 - Sep 21

where: National Harbor, The Plateau at National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md

cost: $30-$275

ages: All

the scoop:

Kiddo might not get the premise of this Cirque du Soleil version—goddess-governed islands and moon… read more
kids-theater-3

Up Close and Personal With Pandas (Sort Of!)

when: Aug 22, 2014 - Nov 27

where: Richmond, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va

cost: $9

ages: All

the scoop:

Looking for a cool reason to take a day trip to Richmond? Tumble with playful pandas… read more
Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. Tomorrow, you will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town, and city across the “Old World:” A GENUINE, EUROPEAN TRAVELING CIRCUS WITH A UNIQUE FEATURE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN AMERICA. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year’s production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a NEW CONCEPT in America with a TRAVELING 35,000 GALLON WATER STAGE!!! This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet high and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside. During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS DANCE WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!

Check Out the Water Works at Cirque Italia

when: Sep 3 - Sep 7 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

where: Manassas, Sudley Manor Shopping Center, 7807 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA

cost: $20

ages: All

the scoop:

One way to make an international-style family circus cooler is to add water. Which is… read more

Thursday, September 4

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Stay for Fireworks at Prince George’s County Fair

when: Sep 4 - Sep 7

where: Upper Marlboro, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD

cost: $6/Adults; $5/Kids 6-11; Free/Under 5

ages: All

the scoop:

Dating back to 1842, this county fair is a Maryland institution. But, you can expect… read more
cirque-du-soleil

Acrobats, Clowns, and Glam Costumes at Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

when: Aug 6, 2014 - Sep 21

where: National Harbor, The Plateau at National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md

cost: $30-$275

ages: All

the scoop:

Kiddo might not get the premise of this Cirque du Soleil version—goddess-governed islands and moon… read more
kids-theater-3

Up Close and Personal With Pandas (Sort Of!)

when: Aug 22, 2014 - Nov 27

where: Richmond, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va

cost: $9

ages: All

the scoop:

Looking for a cool reason to take a day trip to Richmond? Tumble with playful pandas… read more
Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. Tomorrow, you will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town, and city across the “Old World:” A GENUINE, EUROPEAN TRAVELING CIRCUS WITH A UNIQUE FEATURE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN AMERICA. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year’s production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a NEW CONCEPT in America with a TRAVELING 35,000 GALLON WATER STAGE!!! This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet high and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside. During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS DANCE WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!

Check Out the Water Works at Cirque Italia

when: Sep 3 - Sep 7 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

where: Manassas, Sudley Manor Shopping Center, 7807 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA

cost: $20

ages: All

the scoop:

One way to make an international-style family circus cooler is to add water. Which is… read more
kids-at-festival-12

Stay for Fireworks at Prince George’s County Fair

when: Sep 4 - Sep 7

where: Upper Marlboro, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD

cost: $6/Adults; $5/Kids 6-11; Free/Under 5

ages: All

the scoop:

Dating back to 1842, this county fair is a Maryland institution. But, you can expect… read more
cirque-du-soleil

Acrobats, Clowns, and Glam Costumes at Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

when: Aug 6, 2014 - Sep 21

where: National Harbor, The Plateau at National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md

cost: $30-$275

ages: All

the scoop:

Kiddo might not get the premise of this Cirque du Soleil version—goddess-governed islands and moon… read more
kids-theater-3

Up Close and Personal With Pandas (Sort Of!)

when: Aug 22, 2014 - Nov 27

where: Richmond, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va

cost: $9

ages: All

the scoop:

Looking for a cool reason to take a day trip to Richmond? Tumble with playful pandas… read more
Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. Tomorrow, you will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town, and city across the “Old World:” A GENUINE, EUROPEAN TRAVELING CIRCUS WITH A UNIQUE FEATURE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN AMERICA. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year’s production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a NEW CONCEPT in America with a TRAVELING 35,000 GALLON WATER STAGE!!! This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet high and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside. During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS DANCE WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!

Check Out the Water Works at Cirque Italia

when: Sep 3 - Sep 7 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

where: Manassas, Sudley Manor Shopping Center, 7807 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA

cost: $20

ages: All

the scoop:

One way to make an international-style family circus cooler is to add water. Which is… read more
cirque-du-soleil

Acrobats, Clowns, and Glam Costumes at Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

when: Aug 6, 2014 - Sep 21

where: National Harbor, The Plateau at National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md

cost: $30-$275

ages: All

the scoop:

Kiddo might not get the premise of this Cirque du Soleil version—goddess-governed islands and moon… read more
kids-theater-3

Up Close and Personal With Pandas (Sort Of!)

when: Aug 22, 2014 - Nov 27

where: Richmond, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va

cost: $9

ages: All

the scoop:

Looking for a cool reason to take a day trip to Richmond? Tumble with playful pandas… read more
Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. Tomorrow, you will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town, and city across the “Old World:” A GENUINE, EUROPEAN TRAVELING CIRCUS WITH A UNIQUE FEATURE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN AMERICA. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year’s production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a NEW CONCEPT in America with a TRAVELING 35,000 GALLON WATER STAGE!!! This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet high and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside. During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS DANCE WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!

Check Out the Water Works at Cirque Italia

when: Sep 3 - Sep 7 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

where: Manassas, Sudley Manor Shopping Center, 7807 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA

cost: $20

ages: All

the scoop:

One way to make an international-style family circus cooler is to add water. Which is… read more
sidewalk-chalk

Chalk it Up at ChalkFest

when: Sep 5 - Sep 6 at 12 pm to 4:30 pm

where: Reston, 11900 Market St., Reston, VA

cost: $15-$20/square

ages: All

the scoop:

Get those creative juices flowing. Taking place rain or shine, this two-day ChalkFest is open to… read more
Animalistic acrobatics abound in a musical jungle adventure hailed as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas.”—New York Magazine “…if you’ve ever enjoyed a performance by a Cirque du Soleil company, you’ll be very satisfied by Cirque Dreams—Jungle Fantasy. It’s 2 hours of colorful showmanship and costumes, full of amazing acts of physical skill—aerial acts, tumblers, jugglers, gymnasts, contortionists, and more—with a delightful dash of whimsy and humor.” —Citybeat.com

Cirque Dreams: It’s a Jungle (Fantasy) Out There!

when: Sep 5 - Sep 6

where: Vienna, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA

cost: $25-$50

ages: All

the scoop:

This is NOT your mother’s circus. From aerial acts and tumblers to jugglers and contortionists… read more
kids-at-festival-12

Stay for Fireworks at Prince George’s County Fair

when: Sep 4 - Sep 7

where: Upper Marlboro, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD

cost: $6/Adults; $5/Kids 6-11; Free/Under 5

ages: All

the scoop:

Dating back to 1842, this county fair is a Maryland institution. But, you can expect… read more
Join us in making a difference in the lives of children who receive care at the forefront of medicine at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital. The CARA-certified, chip-timed 5K Run/Walk is a highlight of the Chicago running calendar and a wonderful family-focused event. Immediately after the 5K, young runners can join in on the fun by running the Kids’ Dash or the Kids’ Mile. The Kids' Dash is a 200-yard race for children ages six and under, and the Kids' Mile is the only one-mile chip-timed run just for kids in Chicago. It is recommended for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Contributions from the Comer RBC Race for the Kids fund research by some of the most talented physicians in the country, allowing us to provide the best possible care for our youngest patients. In 2013, more than 1,700 participants helped raise over $310,000 for Comer Children's Hospital.

Cops and Robbers Run: A Costumed 5K

when: Sep 6 at 9 am

where: Capitol Hill, RFK Fairgrounds, 2400 E Capitol St., NE, Washington, D.C.

cost: $35-$55

ages: All; No strollers allowed

the scoop:

Choose your adventure and run as a cop or a robber through fun obstacles, sirens,… read more
Many people dream of visiting Europe one day, and immersing themselves into its culture. Tomorrow, you will have the chance to experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town, and city across the “Old World:” A GENUINE, EUROPEAN TRAVELING CIRCUS WITH A UNIQUE FEATURE NEVER BEEN DONE BEFORE IN AMERICA. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year’s production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a NEW CONCEPT in America with a TRAVELING 35,000 GALLON WATER STAGE!!! This 40 foot Broadway circular style stage is 4 feet high and contains 35,000 gallons of water inside. During the show, audience members will be surprised when the lid lifts up to 35 feet in the air while a CURTAIN OF RAIN AND FOUNTAINS DANCE WITH EACH PERFORMANCE MOVE!

Check Out the Water Works at Cirque Italia

when: Sep 3 - Sep 7 at 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm

where: Manassas, Sudley Manor Shopping Center, 7807 Sudley Rd., Manassas, VA

cost: $20

ages: All

the scoop:

One way to make an international-style family circus cooler is to add water. Which is… read more
sidewalk-chalk

Chalk it Up at ChalkFest

when: Sep 5 - Sep 6 at 12 pm to 4:30 pm

where: Reston, 11900 Market St., Reston, VA

cost: $15-$20/square

ages: All

the scoop:

Get those creative juices flowing. Taking place rain or shine, this two-day ChalkFest is open to… read more
If you like Latin music…  Uno, Dos, Tres, con Andres

Junior Jams: Uno Dos Tres Andres!

when: Sep 6 at 10:30 am to 11:30 am

where: Kensington, FNDTN Gallery and Liveroom, 3762 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD

cost: $6-$8

ages: 0-10

the scoop:

Kids (and grown-ups) brush up on their Spanish at this  interactive bilingual concert. They’ll sing and… read more
Animalistic acrobatics abound in a musical jungle adventure hailed as “the grandest circus spectacle east of Vegas.”—New York Magazine “…if you’ve ever enjoyed a performance by a Cirque du Soleil company, you’ll be very satisfied by Cirque Dreams—Jungle Fantasy. It’s 2 hours of colorful showmanship and costumes, full of amazing acts of physical skill—aerial acts, tumblers, jugglers, gymnasts, contortionists, and more—with a delightful dash of whimsy and humor.” —Citybeat.com

Cirque Dreams: It’s a Jungle (Fantasy) Out There!

when: Sep 5 - Sep 6

where: Vienna, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, 1551 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA

cost: $25-$50

ages: All

the scoop:

This is NOT your mother’s circus. From aerial acts and tumblers to jugglers and contortionists… read more
kids-at-festival-12

Stay for Fireworks at Prince George’s County Fair

when: Sep 4 - Sep 7

where: Upper Marlboro, Show Place Arena, 14900 Pennsylvania Ave., Upper Marlboro, MD

cost: $6/Adults; $5/Kids 6-11; Free/Under 5

ages: All

the scoop:

Dating back to 1842, this county fair is a Maryland institution. But, you can expect… read more
kids-trains-model-train

All Aboard! Model Train Show for Kids

when: Sep 6 - Sep 7 at 11 am to 5 pm

where: Kensington, Kensington Armory, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington , Md

cost: $5/adults; $2/kids; $10/family

ages: All

the scoop:

Model trains will chug around the tracks at this fundraising event for the Noyes Children’s Library… read more
cirque-du-soleil

Acrobats, Clowns, and Glam Costumes at Cirque du Soleil Amaluna

when: Aug 6, 2014 - Sep 21

where: National Harbor, The Plateau at National Harbor, 165 Waterfront St., National Harbor, Md

cost: $30-$275

ages: All

the scoop:

Kiddo might not get the premise of this Cirque du Soleil version—goddess-governed islands and moon… read more
kids-theater-3

Up Close and Personal With Pandas (Sort Of!)

when: Aug 22, 2014 - Nov 27

where: Richmond, Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad St., Richmond, Va

cost: $9

ages: All

the scoop:

Looking for a cool reason to take a day trip to Richmond? Tumble with playful pandas… read more

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