Summer is in full swing and we’re determined to take advantage of everything it has to offer. This weekend, catch an outdoor movie at Kentlands Mansion, celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing and stop by a vibrant Colombian festival. It’s going to be a great one—read on to get your plans in order.

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Moonlight Movies at the Mansion: The Incredibles
Grab a blanket and your kids and cuddle up to watch a moonlit movie on the lawn at Kentlands Mansion. Movies start at sunset with light concessions, beer and wine available for cash purchase. Fri. Event details.

Washington D.C.

Discover the Moon Day
It’s been 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing! Celebrate the anniversary by retracing the astronauts’ paths on the Moon, seeing real meteorites, learning about the spacecraft that’s currently orbiting the moon, experimenting with mini robots and watching a planetarium show. Plus, check out the Apollo 50 Festival happening on the National Mall. Fri. Event details.

Day of Archaeology Festival
Join Archaeology in the Community for the 8th Annual Day of Archaeology Festival at Dumbarton House. Kids can get hands-on with mock excavations, crafts and 3D printed artifacts. Meet archaeologists and learn about their projects locally and globally, and enjoy live music, face painting and food trucks. Sat. Event details.

Colombian Festival D.C.
Your whole crew will have a blast at this vibrant celebration of Colombian culture, art, food, music, folklore and more. The festival lands on Colombian Independence Day and will include lots of live music and cultural performances. Sat. Event details.

Farmers Market SW
Spend the morning strolling through farmers and food artisans selling local produce, sustainable meat and eggs, fresh baked breads and hot cuisine from around the world. While you shop, listen to live music, watch cooking demos and check out the kids’ activities. Sat. Event details.


Open Climb at SportRock Climbing Center
Now this is a fun way to get active! SportRock’s open climb is the perfect starter program for kids and adults. You’ll get to experience the thrill of climbing while their trained staff handles the ropes. Sat.-Sun. Event details.

—Susie Foresman