Your only job this weekend is to have fun. It’s easy work if you can get it. Get plugged in at a Gamer Festival for families, check out an outdoor movie (and don’t forget snacks!), or say “hey!” to some seriously cute farm animals at the Montgomery County Agriculture Fair. Check out all of the fun happenings below…then clock in.

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Gamer Family Festival
Here’s one instance when being plugged in is a great thing. Imagine a whole day inspired by the video games in the American Art Museum’s collection! Play the game Flower, create pixel art and other crafts, catch up with the folks at MAGFest, and enjoy live music and performances. Sat.,11:30 am-3 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Falls Church

Star Gaze at Sunset Cinemas
Drive-in movies may be few and far between, but that doesn’t mean you and your family can’t still catch a flick outdoors. The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department and Winn Design + Build present the 12th Annual Sunset Cinema in the Park. Check out Paddington, Jurassic Park, and more at these free screenings of family-friendly movies. Feel free to pack light—snacks and drinks are available for purchase. Fri., 8:15 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Beach Party Bash, Railroad Style
Celebrate the end of summer (sniff-sniff) at the B&O Railroad Museum beach themed shindig. There will be a slew of activities going on—story time, T-shirt making, boat building, sack races, games, Elsa appearances, and, of course, train rides—so come early to fit it all in. Fri.,10 am. $18/adults; $12/kids ages 2-12. All ages. Event details.


Kidical Mass Family Bike Ride
Pull out everyone’s bike (or ride-on seat). This group ride welcomes cyclists of all ages. The 2.5 mile loop, starting and ending at the King Farm Village Center in Rockville, will wind slowly through multi-use trails and quiet, bike-friendly residential streets with a pit stop at Mattie J. T. Stepanek Park in the middle. Sat.,10 am-11:30 am. Free. All ages. Event details.


Farm Animals, Candy Apples, and More at the Mo County Fair
Animal lovers will fall for this aggie fair, featuring farm friend photo opps (horses, chicks, cows…oh my!). For a change of pace cheer on in a pig, duck, or goat race. Not a fan of the sheep and dairy cattle? There are also carnival rides, monster truck shows, and an arts and crafts exhibit on deck. Sat.-Sun.,10 am. $10; Free/kids under 11. All ages. Event details.

Federal Triangle

Power Kids Expo, Where Kids Become Superheroes
Calling all superheroes! The POWER Kids Expo is a free two-day event that aims to educate and engage both kids and their parents, by introducing the latest in health, education and technology trends. Taking a well-rounded approach to childhood development encourages and empowers kids to make smart choices for their futures…and it’s the foundation for every superhero (*wink*). Sat.-Sun.,10 am-4 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

How are you going to spend the weekend with your famil?

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady