There are a number of reasons to glow up this weekend! The National Zoo, The National Museum of American Indians and the National Museum of Natural History are all opening their doors starting Fri. The strawberry fields are once again ripe and ready for picking. And every evening Georgetown is (literally) glowing for the next couple of weeks. Scroll down for more ways to get happy this weekend!
Spend a Day in the Country
Head to Berryville, VA for an afternoon of live raku firing. Glaze your own raku bowl and watching it get fired in the kiln! This event includes a raku bowl and a mini raku lesson and is geared towards kids 5 – 15 years of age (no experience necessary). Afterwards, be sure to check out a nearby strawberry farm for a u-pick adventure. Fri. Event details.
Visit Your Friends at the National Zoo
The National Zoo is among the Smithsonian re-openings this weekend! Also re-opening: the National Museum of American History and the
National Museum of the American Indian. If you plan to visit, be sure to secure your timed entry ticket before you go! Fri. Event details.
Glow Up in Georgetown
Set against the historic backdrop of DC’s oldest neighborhood, GLOW in Georgetown is the region’s only free curated outdoor public light art experience. Established in 2014, the innovative exhibition is one of DC’s annual traditions. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Mom & Me Candy and Sweets Class
Learn the art of creating a Candy & Sweets Charcuterie tray with guest instructor, Grazed by Amani. This is such a fun event for you and your little one. Learn how to create a Sweet Themed Charcuterie Tray perfect for summer playdates or parties. Afterwards, make a Mini Block of your choice. Customize your project with your choice of (non-toxic!) stain and designer paint colors. Sun. Event details.
Strawberry fields are teeming with red, ripe berries ready to be plucked from the vine! DC is surrounded by dozens of u-pick farms, but we did the heavy lifting and found the 10 best farms to pick-your-own strawberries. Bonus: some of them even offer wagon rides and other farm-themed fun!. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
Get Festive at Carnival One Loudoun
Did you miss fair season last year? We did, too! Make up for last year by filling yourself up with ALL the funnel cakes, cotton candy and snow cones at this carnival held at One Loudoun. There will be the usual suspects when it comes to rides and carnival games for those wanting to leave with a stuffie. Fri.-Sun. Event details.
—Meghan Yudes Meyers