These are the days you’ve waited for! Indulge in longer days and the extra sunshine this weekend. Gather the kids and food truck hop at Arlington Palooza, glimpse the elaborate floats at the Cherry Blossom Parade, or get crafty at an early Easter celebration. Read on for our favorite picks for weekend fun with the fam.

Photo: Arlington Parks and Recreation


Arlington Palooza
Mark your calendars and stop by Alcova Heights Park for the third annual Arlington Palooza! This free event will feature live performances, food trucks, free activities and games and more! Sat. Event Details.

National Mall

National Academy of Sciences Family Day
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), a private, nonprofit that provides objective, science-based advice on critical issues affecting the nation, will offer a unique and fun opportunity for kids and their families to better understand how to use science, engineering and medicine to help make good decisions every day. The Institute for Genomic Biology will also participate in this Family Day, bringing its World of Genomics to D.C. for the first time ever. The World of Genomics features hands-on learning with state-of-the-art microscopy, robotics, activities and artifacts. Sat. Event Details.

National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade
One of DC’s largest spectator events, the high-energy National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade presented by Events DC is a vibrant springtime tradition set against the backdrop of D.C.’s most iconic landmarks along Constitution Avenue. Giant colorful helium balloons, elaborate floats, marching bands from across the country, celebrity entertainers, and performers burst down the Parade route in a grand spectacle of music and showmanship seen only once a year during the Festival, all made possible by our local news channel 8, WJLA. Sat. Event Details.

Rhode Island Ave.

It may never be easier to get up close and personal with the musical talent of Washington than at PorchFest DC, when the front porches of homes and a few local businesses are transformed into intimate performance spaces to be enjoyed by anyone who walking through the neighborhood. Sat. Event Details.


The fun kicks off with a lively egg hunt and egg roll on the South Lawn. Cap off the experience by decorating a festive animal magnet, making a jumbo egg hanging decoration, and playing traditional children’s games. Bring your camera for photo ops with the Easter Bunny. Due to popular demand, there are now four days of Eggstravaganza! Sat. Event Details.

Glen Echo

Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh would spend every day of life humming tunes and stopping frequently to eat “a little something.” But today, Pooh and Piglet have to find the Heffalump, watch Rabbit scheme to rid the forest of Kanga’s dreaded bathtub, and help Eeyore search for his tail. Pooh’s intentions are always the best, but his passion for honey and condensed milk keeps getting him into trouble. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.