You’re already in full-blown holiday mode due to Independence Day, so keep the fun going with a weekend full of adventure and fun. From family fitness to the chance to learn all about the “Star Spangled Banner,” we’ve found the most awesome memory-making events for DMV families this weekend.

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Kids Concert Fridays at Market Common
Start the weekend off with live music at The Loop. This week, the kids will be rocking out with Danny Schwartz, a lifelong D.C. musician. And, the best part about this event? Any child celebrating a birthday that week will receive a certificate during the concert to redeem at Nicecream for a free birthday scoop! Fri. Event Details.


Flag Talk with a Ranger
Keep the patriotic vibes going through the weekend by heading to Fort McHenry. Kids will unroll a full-sized replica of the Star Spangled Banner, and learn about the history of both the flag and the song it inspired. Sat. Event Details.


ArtsFest 2019
The 12th Annual ArtsFest will feature dozens of artists, a Children’s Pavilion with gardening crafts and face painting, plenty of family-friendly food offerings and a day-long concert featuring all types of tunes including blues, rock, classical and more. Don’t forget to bring the kiddos’ swimsuits, they can cool off in Bear Square’s splash pad! Sat. Event Details.


Open Climb at SportRock Climbing Center
If your kids are scaling the walls this summer, what better place to take them than an open climb? A perfect introduction to climbing for both you and your kids, there are plenty of professionals on hand to guide you to new heights. Sat. Event Details.

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FITT FAM Class (Junior FITT) 
Make an active lifestyle a priority in your family by signing up for a FITT FAM class. As a team, you and your kids will be running, jumping, squatting in timed intervals, all in the name of good, healthy fun. Even better? The first class is free! Sat. Event Details.


Inspired by the classic film The Red Balloon, this silent play follows the boy as an old man, grumpy on a gray day, until he receives a visit from his old pal, who, with plenty of giggle-inducing antics, manages to cheer him up. Sun. Event Details.

—Gabby Cullen