It’s a replay-worthy weekend, full of outdoor concerts, ice cream, and museum exhibits kids will go wild for. From puppet plays and sweet treats to an immersive museum experience and an a capella performance, there’s plenty to keep you going before the weekend ends.

Photo: The Pop Ups


The Pop Ups Great Pretenders Club
Described as “Flaming Lips for kids” (NPR), The Pop Ups will be sure to bring the house down with their rock ‘n’ roll puppet musical. Fri.-Sat. Event details.

L’enfant Plaza

Fractal Worlds: An Immersive, Virtual Exhibition
Explore the mind-bending sci-fi worlds and infinite 3D geometric patterns of Fractal Worlds, new immersive and virtual art experience at ARTECHOUSE. Comprised of three installations and eight virtual reality stations, Fractal Worlds by Julius Horsthuis blends the real and virtual world together in this summer exhibition. Get ready for a visual journey of discovery as you uncover immensely unique fractal realities powered by math and infinite geometric patterns. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Kitchen: 18th Century Ice Cream
Join in a scavenger hunt in the historic area and discover locations and ingredients that were important to ice cream production. After finding the ingredients, observe how ice cream was produced in George Washington’s time while learning about the history and science behind ice cream production at Mount Vernon. Guests can help make ice cream using 18th-century methods and enjoy modern ice cream and lemonade at the conclusion of the program. Sat. Event details.


Backtrack: A Capella with a Twist
Known for pushing the limits of a cappella, Backtrack’s repertoire spans past and present pop covers to classical and electronic music. The whole family will be dancing along to their unique vocal arrangements and world-class beatboxing. Sun. Event details.


You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Sally, and Schroeder as they sing and dance their way through the timeless struggles of childhood. This show features catchy songs, including “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”, and is the perfect family outing for the young and young at heart! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

National Mall

Infant Investigators
Young children are drawn to discovering more about the world around them and especially going over, under, and through things. For this lesson, we will capitalize on that natural curiosity and end the class by visiting the Multiverse at the National Gallery of Art. Sat. Event details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady