Craving fun this weekend? Order’s up! In addition to chowing down at an annual food festival, your family can pop into a Shakespeare-themed puppet show, snuggle into a story-time at a huge book festival, or go for a family walk at a 5K fundraiser.

Photo: Pierre Metivier via Flickr


Taste of Arlington
This annual festival features the cuisine of more than 60 Arlington restaurants + food trucks, a concert stage with live music, an expanded Beer and Wine Garden with over 20 local breweries + wineries, a 5k race benefiting Girls on the Run, BarkPark and a KidZone with a rock climbing wall and carnival games. Sun. Event

H Street

Midsummer Magic
Midsummer Magic is a fun, interactive puppetry performance featuring the characters Titania, Oberon, Puck the Fairy and Bottom the Weaver from Shakespeare’s whimsical play, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It is a gentle and inclusive journey for children under eight into the rich world of Shakespeare. Fri.-Sun. Event


Gaithersburg Book Festival
The Gaithersburg Book Festival is an annual celebration of great books and great writing that has made its mark as one of the nation’s top literary events. The festival will feature more than 100 best-selling and award-winning authors, including kids books writers Doreen Cronin, Brian Floca, and Kimberly Willis Holt, who will participate in talks, panel discussions and book signings throughout the day. Sat.-Sun. Event

American University

2nd Annual Family Fun Festival
Join Sibley Memorial Hospital for a free day of family fun at our 2nd Annual Family Fun Festival. There will be games, health screenings, entertainment, snacks, Zumba , giveaways and more. We will host a Diaper Drive for families in need, as well as a special Sibley Baby Reunion for anyone born at Sibley! Sat. Event


Red Shoe 5k Run and Walk
The Red Shoe 5K Run & Walk on May is for competitive runners, recreational runners, and leisure walkers. The course is a fast, flat, scenic course. Runners receive timing chips. Prizes for top 3 overall finishers. Additional prizes awarded to 1st place in each age group. Team and families receive discounts. Sun. Event


Leveling the Playing Field: A Fundraiser
undraising effort is to provide free sporting equipment to students in need in the D.C. area, both kids and adults can participate in field day games. Teams will compete against one another for some amazing prizes including sports tickets, memorabilia and more. Sun. Event

What’s on your agenda for the weekend? Tell us in the comments below. 

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady