Not sure what to do or where to go this weekend? Let your kids (or your inner kid) get in the driver’s seat and lead you to the fun. There’s a truck touch and auto show for the four-wheel fans, there’s Cherry Blossom festivities, fam-friendly stage performances, and more. Buckle up. The road awaits!

Photo: Tomás Del Coro via flickr


6th Annual Virginia Touch-a-Truck
At Virginia’s original touch-a-truck, kids will have a chance to get behind the wheel and rub elbows with their hometown heroes. Climb on and explore your favorite vehicles including big rigs, fire engine, cement mixer, school bus, utility vehicle and so much more. The first hour is horn-free for children with sensitive ears. Sat. Event Details.

Mt. Vernon Pl.

Washington Auto Show
Designated one of the nation’s top five auto shows by the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, The Washington Auto Show, a world class event, continues to wow audiences with its cutting-edge exhibits, latest model cars and displays of historic vehicles. The Washington Auto Show is also the largest public show in Washington, D.C. Over the course of its many years this beloved and historic D.C. tradition has attracted Washingtonians of all stripes. Fri. Event Details.

Southwest Waterfront

Petalpalooza will feature live music on multiple outdoor stages, a beer garden, all-ages activities, product giveaways, a spectacular fireworks show by Pyrotecnico, and much more along the piers of the Southwest Waterfront, all made possible by Entertainment Cruises. Take in the half-mile-long stretch of The Wharf’s shops and restaurants as the National Cherry Blossom Festival transforms the waterfront community into a one-day-only springtime spectacle! 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.


Youth Cultural Book & Arts Festival
Jack and Jill of America, Inc.’s Northern Virginia Chapter, along with Hayfield Black Student Union and AVID will host the first annual Youth Cultural Book & Arts Festival. The festival will feature authors, activities and books from which youth and adults of ages can interact, learn and appreciate. The mainstage program includes interactive presentations, interviews and meet & greets with nationally renowned authors. Sun. Event Details.

National Mall

Infant Investigators: Flowers
Spring has sprung, and so too have the flowers. Your infant will explore the characteristics of flowers and discover from where they come. Our museum visit will take our real life flower observations and apply to them to some Impressionist masterpieces. SEEC’s workshops include playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. Our learning extends beyond the classroom and into the museum and community where children and parents are encouraged to wonder and explore together as a family. Sat. Event Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady