There’s definitely something good cooking up this weekend. And we’re not just talking about the opening of a school bus-turned-kitchen on wheels. Your family can hang out with monarch butterflies, get artsy at a Manassas festival, or experience a new interactive Dora the Explorer museum exhibit.

Photo: Manna

Silver Spring

Pop-Up Pantry: Manna’s New Mobile Kitchen
Everyone is invited to come and witness this amazing bus transformation. Join a tour, see local celebrity chefs, try a food sample, jam out to some music, and pick up something at the FRESHFARM market! Stop by to experience for yourself how an old retired school bus can be turned into a modern, kitchen on wheels, masterpiece.  SatEvent


Monarch Fiesta Day
Butterflies are truly fascinating creatures. They’re colorful, graceful, whimsical and just plain cool. Learn more about these incredible fliers at Monarch Fiesta Day! This celebration will have experts talking about the garden’s butterfly population, story times, crafts, movies, monarch tagging, face painting and so much more! SatEvent

H Street

The Village at Sospeso Co-Work Event
Parents can register to co-work on the main floor of Sospeso and bring their children, who will be cared for by licensed childcare professionals, Nannytainment on the second floor. Nannytainment will provide a full program of entertainment for the children, up to the age of 5 years old. Sospeso will provide a Stumptown drip coffee and a scone with the price of your ticket.  SatEvent


Dora and Diego Let’s Explore
It’s time for adventure when preschoolers and their families come to explore Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! This interactive exhibit takes visitors on an active adventure in the enchanting world of Dora the Explorer, her animal-rescuing cousin Diego, and their friends. Sat.-SunEvent


Arts Alive!
Arts Alive! returns to the Hylton Center with a dazzling line up of local arts the entire family will enjoy. Come out to help celebrate a thriving arts community at this 6th annual Arts Alive! festival presented by the Prince William County Arts Council and the Hylton Performing Arts Center. The kid-friendly event features multiple stages of performances (indoors and out), hands-on activities and demonstrations, food and craft vendors, and more! SunEvent


Petiquette at Olde Towne Pet Resort
Back to school means back to the basics, not just for your kids but for your pet as well. Join Olde Towne Pet Resort, the premier pet care, day camp and boarding facility in the region, for an afternoon of Petiquette — dog tricks, tips, and treats. Guests will enjoy training demonstrations, obedience tips, and an inside look at the new Rockville resort. SunEvent

What are you doing for fun this weekend? Tell us in the comments below!

-Ayren Jackson-Cannady