Hope you’re hungry for fun this weekend because something good is cooking up. Learn to make cupcakes that look like cheeseburgers, whip up mudpies at the areas first ever family Mudfest, or celebrate the return of Summer Solstice (and weekly backyard barbecues) at the National Air and Space Museum. Can you stand the heat?

Photo: Jason Lander via flickr

Silver Spring

Disguised Desserts with Tiny Chef
Learn how to bake your favorite desserts – cupcakes and cookies! This is no ordinary baking class though.You’ll be putting a special summer spin on these delicious treats, and disguising them into hamburgers and french fries! Your budding chefs will have a blast making “savory” foods into sweet desserts! SatEvent details.


Friday Night Fishing
Join Anacostia Riverkeeper and Earth Conservation Corps for catch and release fishing at Diamond Teague Park. All gear and bait provided, plus there will be friendly fishermen on hand to teach and help!. SatEvent details.


Drop n’ Shop
Treat yourself to an hour of shopping while your kids enjoy fun activities designed especially for them by the YMCA! Parkridge Center is offering an on-site, drop-in child care center in partnership with the YMCA every Saturday through Aug. 11. Activities may include arts &crafts, story-time, free play, basic early learning skills such as shapes, colors and counting and enhanced socialization skills! SatEvent details.

National Mall

Summer Solstice
The National Air and Space Museum will be celebrating and honoring the summer solstice at both locations on June 23. Daytime activities include planetarium shows, solar observation through telescopes, story times, and hands-on activities. The celebration will continue until midnight at the Museum in Washington D.C., with solstice and solar-themed games, and evening star-gazing. SatEvent details.


Looking for ways to get more dirt on your family and friends? Montgomery Parks can help with it’s first-ever MudFest, a family-friendly event presented by Black Hill Nature Programs. The one-of-a-kind mudslinging event is guaranteed to be dirtiest event in Montgomery County! Mudslingers will find themselves surrounded with five-acres of mud puddles to slip, slide and get dirty. Cook up your favorite mud pie in our kitchen, create and display your best mud art, and capture amazing “mudgrammable moments”. SatEvent details.

Glen Echo

Everyone knows the story of Peter Pan. Or, at least, everyone thinks they do. But unless you have heard it from Tinker Bell’s point of view, you really have not heard it at all. A new twinkling light shines on all the characters you love including, Wendy, the Lost Boys, Peter Pan, Smee, and the nefarious Hook from a feisty fairy’s point of view. SunEvent details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady