If you were expecting a kick-off-your-shoes-and-relax-your-feet kind of Father’s Day weekend, this is not it. And with all of the energy boosting fun happening—climbing a life-sized cargo ship, jumping in an arena bounce house, and dancing the day away at a Blues fest—who’d want to skip it all to sofa surf instead? No chill ’til Monday!

photo: Pump It Up


Open Jump
Come play on Pump It Up’s giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during our Open Jumps! It’s not only fun for the kids, but provides a healthy workout that burns off excess energy and helps keep them fit. Fri. Event Details.


Grand Opening: SkyClimber and the Port
Soar to new heights – and celebrate – as you and your child try to reach the clouds on a four-story SkyClimber. Set sail together and explore the seas on a life-sized (and giant!) cargo ship! Enjoy new family seating, updated restrooms, and more! Fri. Event Details.


Music of Grateful Dead for Kids
Celebrate the Grateful Dad in your life this Father’s Day Weekend with The Rock and Roll Playhouse as they play The Music of Grateful Dead for Kids. This family concert bridges the gap between the music you love and the music your children love. Sat. Event Details.


Columbia Pike Blues Festival
Presented by Arlington Arts and the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization, the Blues Festival features the best in contemporary blues and blues-inspired genres in the heart of Arlington. Fun for the whole family, the Festival has an array of kid’s activities, food trucks, curated craft vendors, the Arlington Art Truck, and beer provided by New District Brewing Company. Sat. Event Details.


Alphabet Rockers
Get moving to music that moves you! The Alphabet Rockers trio positive messages and modern hip hop beats help children love who they are and celebrate differences. Sat. Event Details.

National Mall

Over, Under, and Through (with Infants)
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