It will be near impossible to hold back all of the laughter that will be induced by this weekend’s fun events. Kids will LOL at Puppet Fest where Aesops Fables will be performed, The Great Zucchini will pull out his comedic charm, and the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours will sing silly classics like “Turn it Up, Mommy.”

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Puppet Fest
The festival consists of two 45 minute shows along with puppet making stations. Jim West Puppets will perform “Aesops Fables” at 10:30 am followed by Crabgrass Puppets with “African Adventure Tales” at 11:30 am. Self guided puppet-making booths will be open from 10 am-1 pm. Sat., 10 am-1 pm. $10-$15. Ages 4 and up. Event details.

Chevy Chase

Groove with the RTTs
Avalon favorite the RTTs (also known as the Rhodes Tavern Troubadours) bring their toe-tapping, award-winning, original roots rock back this winter! The whole family will want to dance along as they play hits like “Snack Time” and “Turn it Up, Mommy.” Sat., 10 am-11 am. $9. Ages 2-6. Event details.

Loudon County

NOVA Camp Fair
It may not feel like it now, but summer is just around the corner. Lock in summer plans by exploring options now. Meet with day and overnight camp representatives at this Northern Virginia camp fair, complete with demos, prizes and performances. Sat.-Sun., 11 am-4 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Ghost Chasers Children’s Theater
Put in a call for the Ghostchasers! This facial romp through an asylum for extremely nervous patients takes a turn for the wacky when an earthquake jolt frees a poltergeist prone to creating dangerous mischief. The ghostchasers come with their arsenal of kooky weapons as the patients have locked up the staff, and no one can tell who’s who. Sat.-Sun., 2 pm. $15. Ages 6 and up. Event details.

Metro Center

The Great Zucchini is at it Again!
The wonder of magic, silliness of comedy, and interactive nature of The Great Zucchini’s show keeps children on the edge of their seats. Watch your kids’ faces light up as they see things disappear and reappear. Sat., 9:30 am. Free. Ages 4-10. Event details.


LEGO Brick: Remote Control Mania
If your kid loves anything with a remote, they’ll want to check out this workshop. Through the creation of their own inventions and vehicles, busy builders will see their ideas in motion using wireless remote controls. Sat., 10 am. $90. Ages 6-13. Event details.

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

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady