Daenerys Targaryen isn’t the only one with a cool dragon crew. This weekend the southwest waters of D.C. will be filled with dragon boat teams, racing for fun (and trophies!) and showcasing an age-old Asian tradition. If dragons don’t float your boat, check out a toy making workshop, a dance studio open house, or a kid-friendly jazz concert.

Photo: Avi Schwab via Flickr


A Day With the Dragons
On your marks…get set…GO! Celebrate Asian culture at this family-friendly event featuring dragon boat teams (their boats are literally shaped and designed to look like the mythical creatures)  from along the east coast competing in various races throughout the day. Between heats, stroll vendors or grab a bite. SatEvent

Rock Creek Park

Children’s Day at Peirce Mill
Come hang for hands-on tours of Peirce Mill, designed especially for young children. Up at the barn they’ll be making toys such as marbles, tops, cornhusk dolls, and cup and ball toys. And you’ll find even more traditional toys and games for kids to try out on our lawn! SatEvent


CityDance Sample Classes
CityDance POP! invites you to an Open House to meet teachers and sample dance classes. POP! is the destination for high quality, fast-paced dancing fun, offering as many as 20 classes for ages 18 months to adult, ranging from Pre-Ballet to Zumba. The Open House is a free event. RSVP to reserve your spot. SatEvent


Sensational Saturday
Take part in an exciting day of fun, educational activities the whole family will love! Join yoga for kids, enjoy classic tunes with Mr. Norman (a roaming musician), and take part in our signature Circle Time! SatEvent


Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series
Bring your friends and family for a free performance in the Boeing Aviation Hangar. For the August concert, the Loudoun Jazz Ensemble will play. Each concert in the Udvar-Hazy Center Summer Concert Series stars an energetic ensemble from the U.S. military or the local community and will last 45 minutes. No tickets are required and parking is free after 4 p.m. Sold! SunEvent

Capitol Hill

Parent-Child Bike Ride on the Anacostia Riverwalk
Join Recess Outings to roll along the river and explore southeast and southwest D.C. This is a great ride for parents with children. We may clank along the Navy Yard river walk, pedal some of the beautiful new footbridges and woodsy paths lining the water, gawk at the ballpark, or visit the splash park for a refreshing break and snack! SunEvent

What’s on your agenda for the weekend? Share your plans in the comments below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady