Daylight savings starts this weekend (turn those clocks ahead on Saturday night!), and we can all officially see summer on the horizon. Celebrate a return to more sun-filled hours in the day by getting out and about. There’s a can’t miss maker faire, a spy kids slumber party, a jam packed consignment sale, and more!

nova-maker-fairePhoto: Carl Hutzler Photography via Nova Maker Faire


NoVa Mini Maker Faire
The NoVa Mini Maker Faire inspires, informs, connects, and entertains thousands of attendees in a family-friendly environment that showcases invention, creativity and resourcefulness and celebrates the Maker movement. Get excited for plenty of hands-on activities, demonstrations, workshops, and speakers. If all the tinkering makes tummies grumble, there will also be food trucks at the ready. Sun., 11 am-5 pm. $5-$15. All ages. Event details.

Farragut West

Museum Day Live Family Celebration
Who runs the world? Girls! Help the Renwick Gallery celebrate women and girls of color and their many contributions to our communities with a day of live music, performances, and crafts. Part of Museum Day Live!, an initiative hosted by Smithsonian Digital to promote our nation’s dynamic heritage and cultural life with a day of free admission at participating museums across the country. Sat., 10 am-2 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

Chevy Chase

Itsy Bitsy Audobon
Looking for the perfect play date for your littlest ones and their friends? Come to Itsy Bitsy Audubon where kids go on nature walks, do crafts, and participate in story time with author Laura Gehl of Peep and Egg: I’m Not Hatching! Sat., 10 am-12 pm. Free. Ages 3-6. Event details.

Penn Quarter

Kidspy Overnight: Operation Secret Slumber
The Museum doors have been locked for the night, but in the shadows a group of exclusive recruits (aka your kids) stand ready to begin a night of top-secret KidSpy training. They’ll perfect their alias and cover-story, check in at “Border Patrol,” and prepare for a night of intrigue and adventure. Sat.-Sun., 7 pm-10 am. $115. Ages 9-13. Event details.


Shopping Spree! Kids Consignment Sale
Little one growing faster than you can keep up? This semi-annual Children’s Consignment Sale co-sponsored by Grace Weekday Preschool and the Springfield MOMS Club should be able to help. Bring your gently used kids’ items (and maternity clothes), and then stock up on all new-to-you stuff. No credit cards accepted. Sat., 8 am-1 pm. Event details.

North Bethesda

Peter and the Wolf
Will Peter and his animal friends make it away from the wolf safely? Find out as you experience the world’s most famous musical fairytale brought to life by the Bob Brown Puppets. Learn more about your favorite instruments and be captivated by Prokofiev’s triumphant tale of a heroic boy and a mischievous wolf. Sat., 11 am-1 pm. $18-$30. Ages 4 and up. Event details.

What are you getting into this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.

—Ayren Jackson Cannady