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Tot Skate at Skate-N-Fun Zone

Tot Skate is back at Skate-N-Fun Zone! Designed especially for the younger crowd, Tot Skate is for kids 6 and under

Jolly Shows Carnival

To celebrate the beginning of the school year, the carnival is in town! Join Jolly Shows, a well-known carnival with

Dulles Day Plane Pull

Fly (or drive) on over to the Dulles Airport on September 17, 2016, for the Dulles Day Family Festival and Plane

Kids Eat Free on Sundays in September at Chipotle!

If you have a love affair with Chipotle, they are about to notch up the crush factor! Every Sunday in

Newly Updated: Guide to Fairs & Carnivals

The county fair not only provides an excuse to eat funnel cake and fried Oreos but a great family outing

Upcoming Movies for Kids & Families

Movies are a great family date-night opportunity, check out these upcoming releases! The Wild Life | PG Release Date: September

Silhouettes at Doodlehooper 4 Kids

Doodlehooper 4 Kids is not just a favorite toy store with two locations, Falls Church and Springfield, but a great place

Lovettsville Oktoberfest

Enjoy the magic of autumn at the Lovettsville Oktoberfest September 23-25, 2016! Adults can unwind and relax at a beer garden

In October . . .

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Air & Scare at the Air & Space Museum

This crazy-popular family event is back on Saturday, October 22, 2016, at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA. From

Trick-or-Treating at Mount Vernon

If you’re looking for a unique trick-or-treating experience this fall, make your may to George Washington’s Mount Vernon! On two

Baltimore Air Show

As part of “Maryland Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore,” visitors and residents of Charm City can enjoy a free

Fall- & Halloween-Themed Fun at Local Amusement Parks

It seems that even our most beloved amusement parks can’t escape getting into the Halloween spirit each year! From local

Corn Maze in the Plains

Get ready to make tons of fun-filled memories this fall by checking out the Corn Maze in the Plains! Toddlers,

Butler’s Orchard 36th Annual Pumpkin Festival

A well-loved family tradition, Butler’s Orchard invites everyone to celebrate their 36th Annual Pumpkin Festival, weekends October 1-31, 2016, as

Loudoun County STEM Day

Connecting youth with a variety of science, technology, engineering, and math opportunities, don’t miss this year’s free Loudoun County STEM

Ongoing, Multi-Week Fall Festivals & Events

September and October usher in festival season in the DMV! Not only are there a ton of popular 1-day and

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Newly Updated: Guide to Fairs & Carnivals

The county fair not only provides an excuse to eat funnel cake and fried Oreos but a great family outing

Free for 4th Graders: Every Kid in a Park

Encouraging fourth graders to connect with America’s beautiful lands and natural treasures, the Every Kid in a Park initiative, a

Fall-Time Fun: Apple Picking

Not only is apple-picking a great way to spend the day with your family, but it also provides an opportunity

Beer Festivals

Typically an adult-only event, some of the beer festivals below are family-friendly. However, why not get a sitter for the night

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Helping Your Child Get Into the Back-to-School Mindset

Summer break is drawing to a close, which means your child will be loading up the backpack and heading back

3 Ways You Are Losing A/C In Your Home

Dear Moss Building & Design, How can I keep my home efficient and my A/C bill down? — Dulles Mom Dear

Should I Wait To See An Orthodontists Until All The Baby Teeth Are Gone?

Dear Dr. Barakat, My son still has three baby teeth left. Should I wait until they are all out before

Is it Better to Kiss Your Kids on the Cheeks or Lips?

In 2010, Harry Connick, Jr. received negative attention for affectionately kissing his then 8-year-old daughter on the lips. Earlier this