The clock is ticking, and soon your kids will be in back-to-school mode. But not before one last hurrah! Top off the “Summer of Pokémon Go” with a visit to one of Nintendo’s 12 city tour stops, take them out to the ball game for a little Nats action, or while the afternoon away at a super chill family jazz fest.

pokemon with kidPhoto: Nabeel H via Flickr

Tyson’s Corner

Play Nintendo Summer Tour
Nintendo’s classic characters and games are coming to life as part of the one-of-a-kind Play Nintendo Tour. Enjoy a unique experience bursting with color and imagination that offers parents and their kids the chance to play some of Nintendo’s best 3DS games, participate in exciting contests, win awesome prizes (while supplies last) and snap memorable photos. Fri.-SunEvent details.

Fall’s Church

Living History Saturday: Life of a Soldier
Discover what life in a soldier’s camp was like according to the 28th Massachusetts Regiment. Learn what soldiers ate, how they slept, and other activities that took place at camp. Children’s Activities include the “Ball and Cup” game and quill penmanship exercises. SatEvent details.


CityDance Little Movers Open House
If your 3 to 7 year old is a dancing fool, bring them here to sample dance classes at a Open House at CityDance School and Conservatory. Sample dance classes include: Ballet, Hip Hop, Flamenco, and Sri Lankan. SatEvent details.

Navy Yard

Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington proudly presents the second annual Grand Slam Sunday: Jewish Community Day at Nationals Park! Join the fun as the Nats take on the Colorado Rockies. Pre-game fun for all ages begins at 11:30 am. SunEvent details.


Family Yoga + Ice Cream
Fun, moving meditation, teamwork activities, and bringing in healthy lifestyle choices for the whole family. After class enjoy a nice scoop of ice cream. Ice Cream and Yoga what could be better then that! SunEvent details.


Fresh Air Music: Lake Anne Jazz and Music Festival
A full day of cool music from emerging artists and national performers, including the New Orleans based Adrian Duke Project, plus a lake…plus, no money out of your pocket? Yes, yes, and yes! This free family-friendly all-day event is a must if you need a laid back, pre-Labor Day activity on the calendar. Fri.-SunEvent details.

What’s on your weekend to-do list? Tell us in the comments. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady