Why should the kids have all of the fun? This weekend is as much about you as it is for your brood. For you, there’s D.C. Restaurant Week and MommyCon, a hip convention for open minded parents. Swing them there’s a kiddie concert and a slider tasting. Have a blast all together at a makeshift drive-in movie theater or a back to school fashion shoe.

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Mt. Vernon Square

MommyCon D.C.
Modern families flock to this all-day convention that features a fab assortment of speakers on topics such as birth, breastfeeding, babywearing, car seat safety and everything in between. You’ll also get to hear from bloggers like The Leaky Boob, The Badass Breastfeeder and The Honest Toddler, plus celebs like Alanis Morissette. Sat., 9 am-5 pm. $40. All ages. Event details.


Comcast Drive-In Film Festival
And you thought drive-ins were long gone! Rockville brings them back with this three-day movie fest where you can drive up and watch a family friendly flick from the comforts of your car. Also on tap is music performances, games, and delish food vendors (with 100 percent of the sales going towards NIH Charities). Fri.-Sun.,5 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Various Locations

Fancy Restaurants, Cheaper (Parents Rejoice!)
Call the babysitter and schedule a dinner date at one of more the restaurants participating in D.C. Restaurant Week. From Mexican to Mediterranean, there’s something out there for every kind of tastebud. But the best part? Meals are dirt cheap (think: three course dinners for $35!). Fri.-Sun. $35/three course dinnerEvent details.

Friendship Heights

Back to School Fashion Show
Take style notes at this Back to School Fashion Show featuring merch for kids of all ages, from brands like Polo Ralph Lauren, Under Armour, DKNY, Buffalo, and Guess. While there be sure to take a picture of your little one in front of the colorful back to school backdrop for an Instagram moment. Sat., 1 pm-2:30 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Kiddie Concert: Ben Tufts and Friends
Three of kindie entertainment’s greatest, The Great Zucchini,  Rainbow Rock, and  John Henry team up with Ben Tufts in this Saturday morning show. Your tot will laugh a little, dance a lot, and go home ready for nap time. Sat., 10 am. $12. All ages. Event details.

North Bethesda

Slider Smackdown and Block Party

Come hungry for this Pike & Rose-hosted tasty summer bash! Featuring free kids activities, sidewalk sales, special offers from your favorite Pike & Rose stores and more. Plus a ticketed slider taste-off from the restaurants you love. Sat.,1 pm-4 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady