You’ll want to put the pedal to the metal just to make it to all of the fun things happening this weekend. From a biking-with-kiddo 101 class to a fam-friendly arts festival, there’s a little something for everyone in your crew to cycle through.

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Capitol Hill

Precious Cargo: A Series on Biking With a Toddler
Recess Outings is hosting a series of three bicycle outings designed for parents who want to become more comfortable biking with toddlers. You’ll meet on three consecutive Saturdays to talk about safety and preparing for an outing, then go for a group ride with a stop at a neighborhood play space. All bikes, child seats, helmets and snacks provided. Sat., 4 pm-5:30 pm. $85/three week series. Parents with toddlers. Event details.

Cleveland Park

Acton Children’s Business Fair
The Acton Children’s Business Fair is an outdoor market where children ages 6 to 14 become entrepreneurs for a day, creating a business, selling to real customers for real money, and keeping the profits. Think: Eastern Market run by kids! Sat., 10 am-1 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

National Mall 

National Parks BioBlitz
The 10th Annual National Parks BioBlitz is an expedition on May 20-21 to discover and document the plant and animals that thrive in our national parks. This year, Washington, D.C’s BioBlitz will be the cornerstone event for more than 100 BioBlitzes taking place at national parks across the country, where participants sign up to join a scientist-led team to inventory all species found in participating parks (the map can be found online). Sat., 9 am-5 pm. Free. Ages 8 and up. Event details.


The Nextival
Calling all music fans, discover your next band BFF at this one day festival perfect for the entire family. Debuting at Maryland’s Anne Arundel Fairgrounds, the event will feature three stages — a main stage, local stage and a kids’ stage. Artist performances will include music for the parents, an interactive children’s zone with a kids’ stage, and activities like a puppet show, dozens of jumpy houses, building blocks, and arts and crafts for the wee ones. Sat., 11 am-11 pm. $15. All ages. Event details.


Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival
Experience the 25th annual Northern Virginia Fine Arts Festival, an eleven block art walk filled with more than 200 artists from around the nation with their paintings, photography, mixed-media, sculpture, jewelry, and fine craft. Be inspired with art appreciation for all tastes and ages, interact with artists and learn about their processes, enjoy acclaimed family art-making activities in the Pavilion, and see innovative performances of dance inspired by public art installations. Sat.-Sun., 10 am-5 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.


Flocks and Farms
Take a break from the urban life and connect with nature at Black Hill Visitor Center’s Flocks and Farms Festival featuring hands-on activities, games, lectures, crafts and fun with the entire family! The Flocks and Farms Festival celebrates the conservation efforts of the Maryland Bluebird Society and Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve and learn how small changes make big impacts on our local wildlife. Sun., 1 pm-4 pm. Free. All ages. Event details.

What’s on your weekend to-do list? Tell us all about it in the comments section below. 

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady