Just like when kiddo wants to build a master-blaster-castle-on-wheels 2000, she first has to make sure she has all of the LEGOs she needs. Building the best weekend is quite similar. Below are some of the  pieces (er, events) needed to knock family time out of the park.

building with legos

Get Your Build On at Brick Fair
LEGO lovers—young and old—gather at this fan festival which features over 100,000 square feet of LEGO projects (from the simple and beautiful to the super-detailed and outlandish). If your little LEGO-phile is running out of things to do with their bricks and blocks collection, here’s where they will become newly-inspired (photography is encouraged!). Sat.-Sun. Event details.

Golden Triangle

Nourish Flourish Connect
The Breastfeeding Center for Greater Washington invites you and your friends, family, and colleagues to this celebration of World Breastfeeding Week, featuring back-to-back workshops and classes. Registration is free with a suggested donation of $25 per class (some offerings include: Self care, Massage, and Sleep safety). Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Top off the season with Grammy-nominated artist, Brady Rymer, as he performs rootsy rock ‘n’ roll music that expresses the warmth, fun, and positive spirit of the family experience. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

Capital Hill

Shake Raddle and Roll
Put on your listening ears and your dancing shoes! During three fun-filled classes (at 10:15 am, 11 am, and 12 pm), Mr. Steve Leroy and Ms. Libby Quaid from Music Together will lead families in interactive songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement and instrument play. All proceeds benefit a scholarship fund sponsored by Toddlers on the Hill. Fri.-Sun. Event details.


Friendship Firehouse Festival
Ring the alarm! Mini firetruck aficionados will have a blast at this annual festival, featuring displays of antique fire equipment, live music, and craft booths. The Friendship Firehouse Museum (originally built as a working firehouse in 1855) will also be open for walk-throughs. Sat. Event details.


Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone and Carpet
The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will present Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ in Concert. The concert features a live symphony orchestra performing, to picture, every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. Fri. Event details.

What are your weekend plans looking like? Tell us in the comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady