If your kids can’t seem to sit still, you’re in luck. This weekend is packed with events and activities that help everyone get the ants out the pants (a bonus for little ones who have to remain calm, cool, and collected in a classroom come Monday morning). Dance the afternoon away at the D.C. re-debut of the Baby Loves Disco dance party, practice asanas at a family-friendly—and free!—yoga class, or do a few stop-and-go rounds at the 18th-century-inspired Colonial Market and Fair in Mount Vernon. Who needs a treadmill when you have all of Washington?
Baby Loves Disco
The original family dance party, boogies back into the Beltway! Get out those snazzy outfits, shake those booties to the tunes spun by DJ Philly Cheez and MC Nathan, get your face painted, make a sock puppet, grab a tattoo, and more. For all the non-driving moms and dads there’s a cash bar along with snacks and juice boxes for all! Sun., 11:00 am-1:30 pm. U Street. $15.00 per person, 4 tickets for $55.00. Ages 6 months-7 years. Event details.
Family Yoga Friday
Reach, stretch, and bend away the stresses of the week at this family-friendly yoga class. Kids explore age-appropriate poses and breathing exercises, while learning new songs, games and relaxation techniques. Fri., 6:00 pm-7:00 pm. Capitol Hill. Free. Ages 5 and up. Event details.
Colonial Market and Fair
Go way back in time at this annual fair, celebrating 18th-century artistry. Colonial-dressed craftsman will be demonstrating everything from basket-weaving and ironwork to woodcarving and chocolate making. Look for “General Washington” who will be overseeing fire-eaters, sword-swallowers, and magicicans. Bonus: Spirit Cruises will be offering free Potomac River sightseeing cruises to all fair-goers. Sat.-Sun., 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Mount Vernon. Adults $17/ kids ages 6-11, $8/ kids under 5 free. All. Event details.
‘Recess’ Fall Family Concert
Finally! A concert that older kiddos, tots, and you can jam out to. Grammy nominee Justin Roberts will debut his newly-released family-friendly album “Recess,” which has been described as “catchy” and “worthy of heavy rotation,” at Jammin’ Java. Our only advice: strap on your dancing shoes! Sat, 11:00 am. Vienna. Free. All. Event details.
Parents Night Out at My Gym
Score some me-time during this 3-hour babysitting party for kids. Drop your bunch off for games, sports practice, gymnastics, arts and crafts (on this night they’ll tie-dye white socks, pillowcase, shirt, or whatever they want to add crazy colors to). Careful…they might just have more fun than you! Fri., 6:00 pm-10:00 pm. Bethesda. $30-$35. Ages 3-7. Event details.
Anne Arundel County Fair
Carnival rides, animal exhibits, monster trucks, pony rides, tractor pulls, pig races, pie eating contests, talent shows, live music….yep, this annual carnival has a little something for everyone. Period. Fri.-Sun. Anne Arundel County. $6 adults/ $4 children 8-15/ free under 7. All. Event details.
What are you up to this weekend? Tells in the comments box below!
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