It’s your lucky weekend! A St. Patrick’s Day parade, huge consignment sale, a sensory-friendly Purim, and more round out our top picks. Scroll down for more of our faves.

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Grace Weekday Preschool Consignment Sale
The semi-annual Children’s Consignment Sale is sponsored by Grace Weekday Preschool. The sale will make it simple for you to shop for all types of infant & children’s clothing, toys, furniture and maternity items at affordable prices! Sat. Event Details.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The City of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society, will host a Saint Patrick’s Day Parade at Rio Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg, MD. The Parade includes state and local officials, Gaithersburg Police, Irish dancers, pipe bands, fire trucks, equestrian units, and much more. After the end of the parade at noon, there is live entertainment on the lakefront plaza until 2 p.m. Sat. Event Details.


Dickens’s Davy Copperfield
Whether at home with his mother, at boarding school, working in a London bottling factory, or making his epic escape across the English countryside, Davy shows his resilience and determination to find a loving home. Sat.-Sun. Event Details.

Foggy Bottom

St. Patrick’s Day Fun at Kennedy Center
What better way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than with The Washington Chorus and their Irish conductor Christopher Bell? The stage of the Kennedy Center Concert Hall will feature an Irish band, fiddlers, dancers, pipe players, and choral arrangements of Irish classics in a one-of-a-kind concert. Sun. Event Details.

Cathedral Heights

Sensory-Friendly Purim
Does your child cover their ears in a crowd? Do they avoid loud noises?  We will minimize the noise and other sensory input but maximize the fun! Join us for crafts, an interactive reading of the Purim story (megillah), a mitzvah (good deed) project and treats to take home. Costumes encouraged but not required. Please pre-register as space is limited. Sun. Event Details.

National Mall

Preschool Pioneers: Pollination
This workshop offers a variety of hands-on experiences that introduce young children to concepts in engaging ways. Each class includes playful activities that are intentionally chosen to support your child’s development. The learning extends beyond the classroom and into the museum and community where children and parents are encouraged to wonder and explore together as a family. Sat. Event Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady