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Mar 30-Apr 5

Federal Employees Are Free at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is offering all Federal employees free movies throughout the month of January to help cure the Government Shutdown blues…

Tips to Achieve Your Home Projects

With the New Year sneaking up on us, it’s great that you’re starting to think of your design goals for next year…

Newsletter: June 12, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from June 12, 2018…

Virginia Safari Park Is Open for the Season

Virginia’s only drive-thru zoo is home to 1,000 exotic animals from six continents…

Kids on the Green

Enjoy free, interactive children’s entertainment…

Can’t-Miss Holiday Illuminations

‘Tis the season to visit these multi-week illumination events found in and around the DMV…

Positive Parenting: How Too Much Involvement Can Hurt Child Success

Parents have always been told parental involvement is the key to their child’s academic success…

What is the Best Way to Finance a Home Addition?

Researching how you will finance your remodel does not have to be a tedious chore….

Mom’s Morning Out Spring Program

Calling moms of toddlers, ages 18-months to 3-years-old! Is your schedule packed with errands, appointments, and to-dos…

Crybaby Matinee at the Angelika: Shazam

This special program is designed for parents to see first-run, current movies with their babies…

Star Spangled Sterling

Enjoy live music, crafts, games, competitions, and fireworks…

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Events & Service Opportunities

MLK Day is an opportunity for us to honor Dr. King’s legacy through service…

BeanTree Learning (Chantilly, VA)

BeanTree Learning’s Summer Adventure Camps are not to be missed…

Ask a Home Remodeler: Moss Building & Design

Moss Building & Design is a top home remodeling company in Northern Virginia with an established reputation for excellence…

Independence Day Celebrations at Mount Vernon

From daytime and nighttime fireworks displays, George Washington’s cherished home is the perfect place to celebrate…

Uber Says ‘No’ to Kids, but a Growing Number of Ride Apps Say ‘Yes.’ Parents Are a ‘Maybe’

Whatever happened to latchkey kids…

Trick-or-Treating Fun in Loudoun County

There are plenty of indoor and outdoor opportunities for little ghosts and ghouls to trick-or-treat in Loudoun County…

Plan Ahead for Washington, DC Landmarks & Tours

What better way is there to enrich your children’s minds and pique their interests in history than to explore the epicenter of our nation’s capital…

Newsletter: Feb 26, 2020

Check out our weekly newsletter from Feb 26, 2020…

Canceled: Great Country Farms’ Egg Hunt & Marshmallow Harvest

Find out if marshmallows really grow on trees at the Great Country Farms…

Canceled: Spring Farm Day

The farm comes alive with hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and the chance to meet the animals and all their spring babies…

Town of Herndon’s 4th of July Celebration

Head on over to Bready Park and enjoy family-friendly fun including live entertainment, games, and more,,,

Unicorn Festival

Enjoy pony rides, pool time, vendors, swag bags, glitter tattoos, and so much more…

Girl Scout Programs at Dumbarton House

The Dumbarton House serves as the headquarters of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America…

Monkey Joe’s Newest Feature: An Indoor Playground

Families will love Monkey Joe’s newest feature — a multi-level indoor playground…

Newsletter: July 5, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from July 5, 2018…

Mount Vernon Christmas Illuminations

Stunning fireworks over the Potomac River are accompanied by visits from George and Martha Washington…

Canceled: Eco Egg Hunt at Whitehall Farm

Play Easter games, meet all the Whitehall farm animals including Henry the curious cow, a flock of 200 chickens, and baby piggies…

Girl Scout Day at Hillwood

Girl Scouts are invited to a day of Spring-inspired fun at Hillwood’s thirteen-acre formal gardens…

Newsletter: Feb 13, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from February 13, 2019…

Meet-the-Author Storytime

In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center invites you to a special Meet-the-Author storytime…

Passport to Fun Night

Bring your family to enjoy an evening of swimming, pizza, and hands-on activities…

Childhood & Adolescent Depression

Depression affects one in every ten Americans, including children and adolescents…

Newsletter: May 22, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from May 22, 2018…

Fall Festival & Classic Trunk-or-Treat

Montessori of Gainesville is promising an afternoon packed with fun…

Musically Creative Offers Music Lessons for 50% Less Than You’d Expect

Did you know being a musician is good for your brain? Playing an instrument is a complex, rich experience that not only evokes emotions, but also incorporates the senses…

Youth for Tomorrow’s Annual County Fair & Auctions

Enjoy not only rides, but a live auction and entertainment, STEM Zone, pig races, petting zoos, and much more…

Strawberry-Inspired Festivals & Special Events

Strawberries make May and June not only yummy, but fun too…

Do Mothers’ Parenting Attitudes & Behaviors Change With Their First- & Second-Born?

New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors…

Free! STEM Open House at iFLY Indoor Skydiving

See how their state-of-art vertical wind tunnel inspires students with the power of science…

Northern Virginia Camp & Summer Fun Expo

Discover a huge variety of summer camps and summer fun opportunities…

White House Garden Tours

In 1972, first lady Pat Nixon decided to open up the White House gardens for tours twice a year, and that tradition has continued today…

Curiosity Zone of Ashburn (Ashburn, VA)

Curious kids are invited to enjoy a summer filled with wonder, exploration, and discovery…

Free! The Kennedy Center’s Chinese New Year Family Day

Enjoy hands-on demonstrations and live entertainment at The Kennedy Center’s special Family Day celebrating the year of the rat…

You’re Invited to Once Upon a Dream’s Grand Opening

Once Upon a Dream is excited to welcome you to the Grand Opening of their newest location in Loudoun County…

Free Summer Fun: VAL’s Pals Kid’s Club

Each VAL’s Pals morning will be filled with something the kids will love — from live music and magicians to theater performances, petting zoos, and more…

Girl Scout Skate Jamboree

Enjoy an afternoon on the ice with your Scout friends and family…

Why Are Kids Impatient, Bored, Friendless, & Entitled?

Our children are getting worse and worse in many aspects…

Is It Appropriate to Kiss Your Kids on the Cheeks or Lips?

Affection is affection, and it should occur naturally, spontaneously, and wonderfully back and forth between parents and their children…

The Ballyshaners’ St. Patrick’s Day Parade

This annual parade boasts more than 2,000 participants, including pipe and drum bands, Irish dancers, historical re-enactors, and more…

Family Geocaching 101

Geocaching is a lot like modern day treasure hunting…

Presidential Greetings for Your Newborn

Receive a signed greeting card from the President of the United States for an extra special keepsake…

Closed: Win Unlimited Ride Wristbands to the Carnival at One Loudoun

Ring in summer with a classic carnival hosted in the heart of Loudoun County at One Loudoun…

Canceled: Herndon Festival

Watch Herndon come alive with live entertainment, hands-on fun, and even a carnival…

Animal Caretaker at Frying Pan Farm Park

Here is your chance for a behind-the-scenes farm tour to see all the hard work that goes into raising the animals…

Ways to Help Prevent Basement Flooding

There are some easy ways to prep your home and make it flood-resistant…

Things Are Gettin’ Spooky at Summit Ropes!

Summit Ropes, the largest indoor ropes course in the US, is getting into the Halloween spirit…

Corn Maze in the Plains

Explore the gigantic maze, pick out a pumpkin, visit the charming farm animals, enjoy a hayride, and more…

Awesome Con

Enjoy collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay, discussion panels, gaming tournaments, and more…

Kids Bowl Cheap This Summer at AMF & Bowlero

Enjoy the chance to play three games every day — all summer long — for one low price…

Loudoun Soccer Fall Festival & Fan Fest

Enjoy concessions, music, activities, and of course, soccer…

Kid’s Summer Concert Series at One Loudoun

Enjoy Rocknoceros — a trio of three musical best friends — has entertained tens of thousands of fans throughout the country for more than a decade…

Parenting a Child With ADHD

All children with ADHD, to varying degrees, struggle with mastering executive functioning skills and abilities…

Best Public Middle Schools Schools in Virginia

Which Northern Virginia city dominated this annual list…

Winterfest Parade

Welcome the holiday season with a classic community parade…

Summer Cinema Camp

University Mall Theatres’ popular summer cinema camp is back with an exciting line-up of movies curated just for kids…

Herndon’s Labor Day Festival

Enjoy wine and craft brew tasting, live music, a craft show, and more…

Bobby McKey’s Dueling Piano Bar All-Ages Family Show

Bobby McKey’s monthly family day show is two hours of all-request live music paired with a lunch buffet…

A New Children’s Play Space — EcoFunPlay

EcoPlay is a children’s indoor play space for infants and toddlers in Fairfax County…

Santa, Stars, & ‘Smores

Follow the luminaries through Runnymede Park to a special campfire with Santa…

Free Haircuts for Federal Workers From Salon Dezen

Federal government workers affected by the shutdown can enjoy a free haircut…

Bunny Train Excursions Aboard the Walkersville Southern Railroad

Even the Easter Bunny likes to rest his paws and take a relaxing springtime train ride…

Movie Nights Under the Stars

Ida Lee Park is home to Movies in the Park — Leesburg’s summer outdoor movie series…

Girls’ Tech Day, Hosted by Amazon Web Services

Girls’ Tech Day, hosted by Amazon Web Services (AWS), is a one-day event designed to inspire and empower girls…

Hadley’s Movie Nights

Enjoy a free, family event featuring family-friendly activities, playground fun, and of course, movies…

SwimKids Swim School (Woodbridge, VA)

SwimKids Swim School offers a premier swim experience to Northern Virginia families…

Win a $25 Gift Card to Sterling Restaurant Supply’s Better Than Black Friday Sale!

Sterling Restaurant Supply is excited to celebrate the holiday season at their One Loudoun store…

KidsFest

Discover the best of the DMV in one convenient location this year at KidsFest…

TASTE Leesburg

Area restaurants, wineries, breweries, artists, and entertainers will take to the streets during this one-day event…

Fall Jubilee

Welcome fall during this jammin’ jubilee featuring over 100 craft and community booths…

Be Washington: It’s Your Turn to Lead

You’re invited to take part in a dynamic experience that allows you to put yourself in George Washington’s shoes…

Teaching Your Child Resilience

When children and teens are resilient, they are better able to cope with and overcome challenging and stressful situations…

Does Your Little One Have One of Virginia’s Top Baby Names?

What’s in a name? Quite a bit — check out Virginia’s top 10 baby names…

New Indoor Entertainment Destination, with Go-Karts, Aerial Challenge Course, & More Coming to NOVA!

Balaxi will offer go-karts, laser tag, virtual reality, a huge aerial challenge course (with a zipline!), climbing walls, and more…

Your Indoor Fun Destination for Thrills: Launch Trampoline Park

Kids, teens, and adults alike will love Launch’s 25,000-square-feet of sports and entertainment space…

The Barbie “You Can Be Anything” Tynker Event

From career dolls to real-world role models, Barbie has been inspiring girls since 1959—and she isn’t done yet…

Fandemonium

Come dressed as your favorite character and explore a ComicCon-themed evening for kids…

NOVA Creative Reuse Center (Paeonian Springs, VA)

These special camps promise a summer packed with creativity…

What Lighting Trends Are In Right Now?

Lighting can be a great place to add style to a space and can lead to many unique trends among homeowners…

Making the World a Better Place: 10 Girl Scouts Honored with the National Gold Award

Making the world a better place often requires bold thinking and convicted actions beyond what some may believe possible…

MLK Jr. National Day of Service at Frying Pan Farm Park

Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day is designed to gather families with elementary school-aged children to work on service projects that support local charitable efforts…

Summer Fun at Roundtop — Including the New Super Slide!

Grab your swimsuits, and get ready to slip and slide your way down 600-feet of wet track…

SterlingFest

Sterling comes alive with their annual festival…

Mother’s Day Cupcake Bouquet Decorating at Sport Bounce of Loudoun

Sport Bounce of Loudoun invites you to get your yum and bounce on at this special Mother’s Day-themed opportunity…

Easter-Inspired Fun in Loudoun County

Get “eggcited” for tons of Easter-themed opportunities in Loudoun County…

NatureFest

This free community celebration will have multiple nature stations throughout Runnymede Park…

Father’s Day Antique Car Show

More than 400 antique and classic vehicles fill Sully Historic Site’s grounds at the largest car show in Northern Virginia…

Parenting: The Endless Battle Over Kids & Screen Time

Kids under nine spend about two hours a day in front of the computer, phone, or television screens, an amount that has held steady…

Parent’s Night Out Events & Opportunities

Everyone needs a night out with the kiddos — start here to plan yours…

Multi-Campus Fall Open House at BeanTree Learning

Join BeanTree to learn more about their programs offered year-round at both of their state-of-the-art campuses…


Apr 6-12

Super Science Sleepover: May the 24th Be With You!

Hop into your Landspeeders and head to the Maryland Science Center for a night of family fun in a galaxy far, far away…

The Function of Retainers After Braces

Orthodontists understand that it can be frustrating to wear a retainer after having your braces removed…

Should I Wait to See an Orthodontist Until All the Baby Teeth Are Gone?

Even though most orthodontic treatment begins between age 9 and 14, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends…

The SpongeBob Musical

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea…

Noon Yards Eve at The Yards

Enjoy family-friendly, including trackless train rides, inflatable moon bounces, glitter tattoo artists, and more…

Great Falls’ Halloween Spooktacular

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, and everything in between…

Canceled: Earth Day Fairfax (+ Touch-a-Truck!)

Enjoy a day packed with entertainment, activities, food vendors, and more…

The Carnival at One Loudoun

This LoCo destination turns into a fun-for-all carnival…

Airshow & Hot Air Balloon Festival

Watch as hot air balloons take route in the skies, wing walkers amaze the crowds, and as planes perform loop-de-loops…

Newsletter: Aug 21, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from Aug 21, 2019…

20+ Subscription Boxes that Show Dad How Much You Love Him, All-Year-Long

Celebrate fatherhood and honor the special dad in your life with some of these unique and thoughtful gift subscription boxes…

Canceled: Easter Carnival

Enjoy a moon bounce, cotton candy, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny…

Truck & Bus Day

No matter your age, big trucks have always been neat to watch and made you wonder what it would be like to climb aboard and now’s your chance…

Maximize Your Living Room Space

With a few, clever design solutions you can turn your crowded space into the relaxing living room you need…

Crescent Cinema’s Movies Under the Stars

Movies light up the night sky on the big screen and Madison Cresent…

Valentine Cake Decorating Workshop at Amphora Bakery

Guided by Amphora Bakery’s pastry chef extraordinaire, you will be introduced to cake decorating techniques and more…

Photos with Santa

Santa’s sleigh is working overtime around Northern Virginia to ensure you get just the right picture with him…

How Can I Protect My Home This Winter?

While there are many ways to prepare for winter, one of the main things to keep in mind is your roof…

Does Your Little One Have One of Virginia’s Top Baby Names?

What’s in a name? Quite a bit — check out Virginia’s top 10 baby names…

Remodeling? Here are Some Questions You Should Ask at an Open House

If you are looking to remodel your home, we highly suggest you attend an open house hosted by a remodeling company…

Tips for Prepping Your Home for a Remodel

These prep tips can help ensure your belongings will be in good condition when your remodel is over…

Canceled: Eggnormous Egg Hunt

Get ready for an egg hunt, made more fun by a strolling magician, moonbounces, games, and more…

Positive Parenting: How Too Much Involvement Can Hurt Child Success

Parents have always been told parental involvement is the key to their child’s academic success…

Afterschool at the nZone

An afterschool program that’s affordable, flexible, engaging, and more…

Independence Day Celebrations in Fairfax County

Find the perfect 4th of July celebration in Fairfax County…

Hourly Drop-Off Care at Once Upon a Dream

This hidden treasure for children and parents alike also offers drop-in childcare…

Am I Invisible? One Mom’s Pain-Relieving Response to Being Excluded

I was met with annoyed facial expressions and curt answers…

Free Chipotle, Just For Reading!

Chipotle is gearing up to send millions of FREE Chipotle cards to readers, just for hitting the books…

VolunteerFest

This event brings together friends and neighbors on a special day to make the community better…

Aerial Challenge Adventures in the DMV

These exciting, high-energy opportunities elevate fun to a whole new level…

Leesburg Car Show

Enjoy a classic car show featuring a wide range of classic cars…

Instrument Petting Zoo

Enjoy an Instrument Petting Zoo featuring musicians and instruments…

The Mason Center for Outdoor Experiential Learning: The EDGE

The EDGE at George Mason provides local groups with a unique opportunity to experience hands-on and collaborative activities that empower…

Spring Design Inspiration

What is better at giving you a sense of a bright, new start than a pop of color?

Trunk-or-Treat With the City of Fairfax

Bring your boos and ghouls to trick or treat in costume…

Taste the Beaches

A coming together of restaurants, breweries, and craft experts, the event is the perfect excuse for families and friends to enjoy…

Pictures with the Easter Bunny at Shopping Centers & Malls

Check out these sophisticated bunnies ready to make a memory with your little one…

Why Are Certain Foods a No-No With Braces?

Will it really hurt my child’s braces if he eats what he wants…

Parent’s Night Out at Ashburn Ice House

Calling all parents! Take back a night for yourselves…

Closed: Win Admission to Under the Big Top

Come one, come all to the B&O Railroad Museum’s circus celebration, Under the Big Top…

Scout Opportunities at The Adventure Park

The Adventure Forest at the Park is the largest forest climbing park in the nation…

Enjoy George Washington’s Mount Vernon for Free

February is a big month for George Washington, our nation’s first President…

20+ Weekend Opportunities: Oct 11-13, 2019

This weekend, Oct 11-13, 2019, is packed with family fun…

Newsletter: January 9, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from Jan 9, 2018…

Superhero Day Kids Party

Enjoy games, hands-on fun, and free food…

The Lee-Fendall House’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Lee-Fendall House has made special arrangements with the Easter Bunny to fill their historic garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs…

Noon Year’s Eve Celebration & Balloon Drop

Start 2020 twelve-hours early with the whole family at Hops N Shine…

Trick-or-Treat at North Star Stables

Did you know even horses love Halloween…

KidsFest

Discover the best of the DMV in one convenient location this year at KidsFest…

Local Children’s Author: Beryl Young

Local author Beryl Young’s creative skills and steadfast passion for education and photography have certainly inspired this children’s book…

Monkey Around at Monkey Joe’s!

Monkey Joe’s play area is packed with wall-to-wall fun, including inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses…

Temple Hall Farm Festival’s A-Maize-Ing Race

You might get a little corn-fused at Temple Hall Farm this year, but it’s all part of the fun…

Holiday Open House with Carriage Rides & Outdoor Movie

The community and families with kids of all ages are invited to enjoy holiday-inspired fun, plus a movie…

Safest Cities in Virginia

Did your city make the list or Virginia’s safest cities…

NOVA Creative Reuse Center (Paeonian Springs, VA)

These special camps promise a summer packed with creativity…

Kid’s Daytime New Year’s Eve Party at Fuddruckers

Enjoy games, dancing, a photo booth, and an afternoon New Year’s countdown…

When Your Child’s Cough is No Longer Just a Cough

Your Mom instincts might not be wrong when you think your child’s prolonged “every day” cough could mean something more…

Junior Chef: Thanksgiving Helper

Kids will have the chance to make a real pumpkin pie…

Parenting Techniques for Parents of Children with ADHD

ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects approximately 11 percent of school-age children…

Canceled: Scout Fencing Event with the Nova Fencing Club

En Guard! Introduce Scouts to the sport of fencing…

‘Tween & Teen Opportunities: Fairfax County Libraries

Fairfax County boasts 20+ community libraries and each has events and opportunities just for teens…

Getting Your Home Organized For This Spring

There are many ways to keep the family’s clutter from extending into the home…

Viva! Vienna!

The heart of historic Vienna comes alive Memorial Day weekend for a community celebration…

Children’s Halloween Workshop at Amphora Bakery

Kids will deliciously create edible works of art…

Canceled: Herndon Festival

Watch Herndon come alive with live entertainment, hands-on fun, and even a carnival…

TASTE Leesburg

Area restaurants, wineries, breweries, artists, and entertainers will take to the streets during this one-day event…

Special Discount to Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-In-The-Woods

Check out these July savings to enjoy puppetry, music, entertainment, storytelling, and more…

Girl Scout Day at Cherry Hill Farmhouse

Scouts will enjoy a scavenger hunt, and the opportunity to learn about a variety of old-fashioned parlor games, and more…

STEAM Ahead Adventures Museum

Clarendon’s favorite bouncy play place has a new addition open for inventors, explorers, and imagineers of all ages…

City of Fairfax Fall Festival

Enjoy over 400 arts, crafts, and food vendors, plus children’s activities and amusement rides…

Spring Children’s Festival & Egg Roll

Enjoy rides, games, and of course an egg hunt…

Free Comic Book Day

This is a great event to get kids interested in reading and share the love of comics with a new generation…

National Archives Museum Sleepover

Spend the night next to America’s most precious treasures, including the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and even the Bill of Rights…

Montessori of Gainesville is Calling All Babies!

For more than eight years, Montessori of Gainesville has been dedicated to serving toddlers and school-age kids, and now they are ready to help children even younger…

Helping Your Teen Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Most teenagers are not getting enough sleep and most parents are acutely aware of this…

Escape Rooms in the DMV

Enjoy an interactive opportunity to work together to solve the clues to make your grand escape…

Free Parent Seminar: Positive Discipline

As parents, we know that disciplining our children should be positive, constructive, and rational…

Win Admission to “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” on IMAX at the Udvar-Hazy Center

Just in time for the Halloween season, you’re invited to see Maleficent: Mistress of Evil at Udvar-Hazy Center’s IMAX theater…

Movies Under the Stars at Stonebridge

Snuggle up and settle in for a summer full of outdoor movies at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center…

Superhero Day at The Melting Pot

Little heroes and heroines will not only enjoy a yummy meal, but meet a real superhero, too…

Leesburg Corner’s Spring Carnival

Enjoy a classic carnival in the heart of Leesburg…

The Perils of Do-It-Yourself Orthodontics

While there are certainly instances where DIY is very useful, and there are others when it can be truly harmful…

Family LEGO Workshop

Learn all about the tallest structures of today before creating and testing out your own tall tower with tons of LEGO materials…

Summer Movie Night at the YMCA

Summer movie nights are the perfect way to spend an evening outdoors under the stars…

Newsies, Live at Arena Stage

This high-energy musical, inspired by true events, is live at Arena Stage…

Autumn Apple Festival

Enjoy carnival games, face painting, a farm-themed moon bounce, crafts, candy apples, and a good old-fashioned “apple-themed” cakewalk…

Petalpalooza

A half-mile stretch of waterfront fun and fireworks awaits at this year’s Petalpalooza…

Newsletter: Sept 18, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from Sept 18, 2019…

Does My Child Have Anxiety?

Childhood anxiety is not uncommon, with estimates of significant anxiety occurring for 10% to 15% of school-aged children…

Mean Boys Are a Thing, Too. Here’s How to Help Your Son Manage Toxic Relationships.

A 13-year-old boy fights back tears as he describes near constant harassment by three of his peers. On a good day, they call him a girl. On a bad day, they…

Newsletter: Jan 15, 2020

Check out our weekly newsletter from Jan 15, 2020…

Canceled: St. Patrick’s Day Family Swim at Tom Dolan Swim School

Bring your suits and enjoy races and games in their purpose-built heated pool…

The Snow Sisters Visit Fuddruckers

Don’t let the weather keep you away from this one (the snow doesn’t bother these special girls)…

Keeping Your Home Post-Holiday Winter Festive

After the holidays, taking down decorations is difficult. However, here are some fun ways to decorate to make your home “wintry” and festive…

Summer Carnivals, Fairs, & Festivals in the DMV

The DMV is packed with carnivals, fairs, and festivals…

Scout Days with the Nationals

Scouts who attend will receive a limited edition patch…

Fish Feeding Frenzy

With your admission, enjoy this special event at the Children’s Science Center…

Paintball in the DMV

You’re sure to have a day of fun — dirty, dirty fun — at one of these paintball experiences…

Free! Tot Time at Reston Community Center

You’re invited to drop-in for morning play for free…

Scout STEM Day at Roundtop

Scouts will participate in STEM activities around velocity, density, inertia, the scientific method, and geology…


Apr 13-19

Parent’s Night out at Enshin Karate of Ashburn

Pillow fights, light swords, pizza, games, and more for the kids, and a kid-free night for the parents…

Ghost Train at Burke Lake Park

Trick-or-treaters of all ages can climb aboard this thrilling locomotive for a winding trip through the forest…

Positive Parenting: How Too Much Involvement Can Hurt Child Success

Parents have always been told parental involvement is the key to their child’s academic success…

Fairfax County 4-H Fair & Carnival

Enjoy four days of entertainment this year at the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Carnival…

Newsletter: May 15, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from May 15, 2018…

The Virginia Native American Festival at Riverbend Park

Celebrate the history and lives of Virginia’s Indians with local tribes…

Have You Checked Out Our Open House & Special Events Guide for Preschools & Private Schools?

Registration is underway at these parent-loved schools…

February Family Workshop

Bring the family to AR Workshop for a do-it-yourself workshop…

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Federal Employees & Their Families Jump Free at Sky Zone

Whether putting a little “spring” in your step or giving guests a “jump” on quality time together, Sky Zone (Sterling) supports families impacted by the government shutdown…

Local Children’s Author: Dr. Michael Oberschneider

Local author Dr. Michael Oberschneider is a clinical psychologist and founder of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services…

The Winter Village at Cameron Run

With a definite chill in the air, Cameron Run Regional Park turns into a winter wonderland…

Astronomy Festival on the National Mall

This highly-anticipated festival features hands-on activities, demonstrations, videos, a planetarium show, and more…

Buy 1, Get 1 Free Aladdin Tickets at The Kennedy Center

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical…

Playground Playdate & Open House

Join Beth Emeth Early Childhood Center, a Reggio-inspired preschool, for a fun-filled playdate on their playground…

Local Children’s Author: Lindsay Barry

Local author Lindsay Barry’s love of writing and education is evident in her children’s books…

US Mothers Have It the Worst When It Comes to Work-Life Balance, Research Says

Moms want to do it all, but even when they do it comes at a detriment to their mental health…

Closed: Win a $1,000 Gift Certificate to Austin-Weston

When it comes to excellence in cosmetic surgery and skin treatments, locals trust Austin-Weston..

Federal Government Employees Are Invited to Play Free at Once Upon A Dream

The kids will enjoy this play destination filled with wonderment…

Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

See this beautiful 95-acre botanical garden complex twinkle with over 500,000 lights…

Federal Government Shutdown Offer: $5 Tix for Select Performances

GMU’s Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center are offering discounted admission to select performances…

Canceled: Spring Festival & Easter Egg Hunts at Ticonderoga Farm

Springtime is the right time to hunt down some family fun at Ticonderoga Farm…

Win Admission for 4 to the American Scream Halloween Selfie Museum

Face your fears, and get an Instagram-worthy picture in the process, at the American Scream Halloween Selfie Museum…

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Thanksgiving Week Cooking Class for Kids & Teens

If you have an aspiring chef or a kid that just loves being in the kitchen, check out these Thanksgiving week youth cooking classes at Cookology…

Canceled: Kid’s Cooking Class at Maggiano’s Little Italy

Children are invited to a morning filled with fun, creativity, and delicious, homemade Italian food…

Best Public Middle Schools Schools in Virginia

Which Northern Virginia city dominated this annual list…

Ride the Santa Train on the Virginia Railway Express!

Take a magical train ride with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and their holiday helpers on the VRE Santa Trains…

Kids Fun Day & Unicorn Anniversary

Enjoy a day full of activities, entertainment, food, and of course, a meet-and-greet with Clyde the Unicorn…

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice brings your favorite Disney stories to life by mixing the magic of Disney characters with the artistry of ice skating…

Community Camp Out

More than a campout, enjoy hikes, outdoor activities, and more…

Rock Climbing in the DMV

Get those kids climbing the walls at home, to really climb the walls at these rock climbing destinations…

20+ Weekend Opportunities: Oct 18-20, 2019

This weekend, Oct 18-20, 2019, is packed with family fun…

Cardinal Fencing Academy (Sterling, VA)

Fencing promotes so much, including intellectual development, decision-making skills, self-discipline, and confidence…

Scout Days with the Nationals

Scouts who attend will receive a limited edition patch…

Newsletter: July 17, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from July 17, 2018…

America’s 9/11 Foundation’s Annual Motorcycle Ride

Watch as tons of motorcycles ride by to honor the memory of the volunteers and victims who lost their lives in the attacks on September 11, 2001…

The Mason Center for Outdoor Experiential Learning: The EDGE

The EDGE at George Mason provides local groups with a unique opportunity to experience hands-on and collaborative activities that empower…

South Riding Summer Movie Nights

Kids of all ages and their families will love a movie under the stars…

Broadway Princess Party

Some of Broadway’s original princesses will be singing princess songs and telling hysterical and heartfelt stories of their escapades on and off the stage

International Festival

Enjoy live entertainment, cultural demonstrations, and activities for all ages…

Handling Orthodontic Issues at Home

If you or your child is having any discomfort with your wires or brackets, check out these tips…

Snuggle Sessions at Caromont Farm

If you missed out on Caromont Farm’s last goat snuggle sesh, here’s another chance to get in on the action…

Scouting for Bricks

This family-friendly public expo is a can’t-miss event for LEGO builders and enthusiasts of all ages…

Living in a Coronavirus World

What is the new normal when it comes to attending events…

NOVA Creative Reuse Center (Paeonian Springs, VA)

These special camps promise a summer packed with creativity…

Lansdowne Live Fall Nights

Join the shops at Lansdowne Town Center for free community fun…

Train-Lovers Guide

Train-lovers, big and small, will enjoy all the opportunities in our area to see model trains in action or hop on an actual train…

The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is…Google Docs

How a writing tool became the new default way to pass notes in class…

Canceled: Dinosaur Egg Hunt

Enjoy an outdoor egg hunt while visiting Dinoland in Nature Playce…

Back to School Sleep Tips

Teaching children healthy sleep habits now helps to ensure these practices continue throughout their lifetime…

Hourly Drop-Off Care at Wishing Tree

Whether you’re in a pinch or just need some time without the kids, Wishing Tree is the area’s go-to for on-demand childcare drop-off…

Holiday Movies on the Plaza

Bring your blankets and chairs for holiday-inspired movies…

Canceled: Hogback Mountain Pony Rides Easter Celebration

Enjoy pony rides, face painting, shopping from small businesses, entertainment, and more…

Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Leesburg

Historic downtown Leesburg invites you for a night of trick-or-treating…

Teal Pumpkin Festival

Celebrate the fall holiday season in a food-allergy friendly environment…

Save-the-Date:

Explore the Fairfax Christian School at their February 3rd Open House! Meet the faculty and learn about their academic programs for kindergarten through high school…

Invisalign & Teens

When a teen is a good candidate, there are many benefits to Invisalign Teen…

Our Special Harbor Spray Park

Suit up and head on out to the Chesapeake Bay-themed spray park at Lee District Park…

Ask Moss: Keeping Moisture In Dry Rooms

Dear Moss Building & Design, With the drier months, I’m worried about my baby’s room not being comfortable for her, especially when she has a cold. What do you recommend?

Ticonderoga Farm Fall Festival

Enjoy jumping pillows, giant slides, farm animals, and more…

How to Help Your Child with Time Management

It’s always a great time to step back and assess your child’s time management skills…

Laundry Room Organization Tips

Laundry rooms end up being a catch-all for busy families…

Newsletter: Sept 25, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from September 25, 2018…

A Wizardly Tea Party

It’s tea time with friends in the Wizarding world…

Canceled: St. Patrick’s Day Family Swim at Tom Dolan Swim School

Bring your suits and enjoy races and games in their purpose-built heated pool…

The Maryland Renaissance Fest

Step out of the 21st century and travel back in time to meet and greet King Henry VIII and his royal court…

New Year’s Eve Around the World

Don’t miss this annual party and a rockin’ good time to ring in the New Year…

STEM-Inspired Museums & Destinations in Washington, DC

These Washington, DC destinations allow kids to see STEM principals up-close and in-action…

What Do I Do? My Child Thinks She Is Transgender

Research supports the position that gender identity may be more biologically hard-wired than previously believed…

30% off Birthday Parties at LCF Kids

Ready to party? Now’s the time to take advantage of LCF Kids’ January party promotions…

Newsletter: Nov 13, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from November 13, 2018…

Nudity in the Home?

Nudity with children as parents should be natural, as you write, but also developmentally appropriate…

Newsletter: June 19, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from June 19, 2019…

How Do I Know if Something is Wrong with My Child’s Bite?

It’s not always easy to tell when your child has an orthodontic problem. Even teeth that look straight may be hiding a problem bite…

Instagram, Facebook, and the Perils of “Sharenting”

For the vast majority of people, checking Instagram involves a mix of aspirationalism and voyeurism…

Open House & Special Events Guide

Take a peek to see when your child’s potential next home away from home is hosting an open house, registration event, or tour…

Countdown to 2020 Family Party

Enjoy dancing, singing, playing, and the best thing ever — new friends…

Solution For a Gap in My Front Two Teeth?

Closing a gap between the front teeth is a common request. After an orthodontic examination, your orthodontist can determine which option will work best…

Should We Tell the Kids the Family Dog Will Be Euthanized?

For your children, a dog is a member of the family who has brought them companionship, love…

Closed: Win An Early Admission Pass to LFMOMC’s Consignment Sale

This sale supported by more than 60 families with multiples…

Brickz for Kids Boy Scouts of America Workshops

Brickz for Kids is proud to offer fun, interactive, and hands-on opportunities that meet Scout requirements…

Newsletter: Aug 28, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from Aug 28, 2019…

Canceled: Spring Farm Day

The farm comes alive with hands-on activities, live demonstrations, and the chance to meet the animals and all their spring babies…

When Your Child’s Cough is No Longer Just a Cough

Your Mom instincts might not be wrong when you think your child’s prolonged “every day” cough could mean something more…

Safest Cities in Virginia

Did your city make the list or Virginia’s safest cities…

Sportrock Climbing Center (Sterling, VA)

Give your child a summer of active, engaging fun at Sportrock Climbing Centers…

Spooky Tots

Candy, entertainment, and more await you at Spooky Tots…

Ask Moss: Winter Home Tips

January is a month where we have to keep an eye on things around our house, especially with below freezing temperatures…

The Lee-Fendall House’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

The Lee-Fendall House has made special arrangements with the Easter Bunny to fill their historic garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Easter eggs…

STEM Classes, Camps, & Workshops

These places get kids immersed in all-things-STEM…

The Ultimate Guide to All-Things-Summer!

Summer in NOVA brings tons of opportunities for active kids and families…

Headfirst Summer Camps (Leesburg, VA)

Headfirst Summer Camps’ goal is simple — to provide an environment of growth for kids through sports, fun, and play…

FinishLyme 5K

With a goal of finding a cure of Lyme disease, the 9th Annual FinishLyme 5K and 1K Fun Run returns to Northern Virginia…

Win a $25 Gift Card to Sterling Restaurant Supply’s Better Than Black Friday Sale!

Sterling Restaurant Supply is excited to celebrate the holiday season at their One Loudoun store…

You’re Invited to Once Upon a Dream’s Grand Opening

Once Upon a Dream is excited to welcome you to the Grand Opening of their newest location in Loudoun County…

Virginia Safari Park Is Open for the Season

Virginia’s only drive-thru zoo is home to 1,000 exotic animals from six continents…

Making the World a Better Place: 10 Girl Scouts Honored with the National Gold Award

Making the world a better place often requires bold thinking and convicted actions beyond what some may believe possible…

Canceled: Easter Egg Hunt & Fun at Clemyjontri Park

Already one of NOVA’s favorite playgrounds, Clemyjontri Park is hosting a day of Easter-inspired fun…

The Perils of Pushing Kids Too Hard, & How Parents Can Learn to Back Off

A group of parents is trying to shift the culture to balance the focus on achievement with an emphasis on well-being. Part of the equation is…


Apr 20-26

Pumpkin Chunkin’

Do the smashin’ yourself or bring your pumpkin the Pumpkin Drop Zone and add it to their upside down “fireworks display”…

Smithsonian Folklife Festival

The Festival returns with live entertainment, hands-on fun, education, and more…

Canceled: Super Pet Expo

Enjoy 150+ of vendors offering services, products, and more…

How to Create a Backyard Oasis for Your Family

Your backyard is a place where you go to stay calm and a place to showcase your personality and creativity…

Bike Rodeo & Safety Fair

Kids can learn safety tips, riding skills, and complete obstacle courses…

Newsletter: Jan 15, 2020

Check out our weekly newsletter from Jan 15, 2020…

Like Holiday Pardes? We Have Plenty Here!

Get in the holiday spirit at these DMV area holiday parades…

Was My Child Misdiagnosed with ADHD?

For your doctor to recommend medication, they must’ve determined that your son met enough of the symptoms within the guidelines for ADHD…

Closed: Win a DeepRed Cleaning from MaxiMaids

Built around their cleaning philosophy, MaxiMaids’ DeepRed cleaning is a deep and thorough home cleaning, starting from the ground up…

Scout Day at Claude Moore Park & the Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum

Enjoy your choice of 4 badge-earning opportunities….

Sportrock Takes Fitness & Fun to New Heights!

Climb to new heights at Sportrock Climbing Center, Loudoun County’s go-to climbing gym…

Newsletter: Aug 14, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from Aug 14, 2019…

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

As part of a 24-city tour across the United States, GOT fans will bask in the sounds of an 80-piece orchestra as they perform highlights from the series’ musical score…

200+ Halloween-Inspired Opportunities

For kids, what’s not to love about Halloween?! It’s got candy, crafts, costumes, and more…

Touching Heart’s Summer of Service (Fairfax, VA)

Touching Heart’s Summer Service Camp encourages kids to think beyond themselves and gain a greater sense of compassion and gratitude…

Arts Herndon Children’s Literary Festival

Enjoy an outdoor literary festival featuring food, live entertainment, authors, and artisans…

See Gustafer Yellowgold Live (Plus, a Pancake Lunch!)

You’re invited to an afternoon of yum and fun at the Reston Community Center…

Fairfax CASA Run for the Children

Join Fairfax CASA as they work to promote awareness about child abuse and neglect and honor the heroes who advocate for these children…

Girl Scout Night with Loudoun United

Loudoun United, a professional men’s soccer league, welcomes Girl Scouts and their families to watch them play…

On-Demand & Hourly Childcare Guide

NOVA has a variety of hourly, drop-off childcare opportunities available…

Urban Evolution (Alexandria, VA)

Urban Evolution is DMV’s hot-spot for parkour, freerunning, aerial silks, and more…

Cabot’s Pollinator Patch Program (Free!)

The Cabot farmers want to teach kids about the importance of pollinators in our communities…

First Night Alexandria

Enjoy more than 100 entertainment to ring in the New Year…

Broadway Princess Party

Some of Broadway’s original princesses will be singing princess songs and telling hysterical and heartfelt stories of their escapades on and off the stage

Girl Scouts Can Now Earn Different Technology Badges with Microsoft Store Workshops

These workshops are a powerful opportunity for all Girl Scouts…

Go-Karting in the DMV

If you have the need for speed, check out these tracks ready to get you strapped in for big fun…

Closed: Win Unlimited Ride Wristbands to the Carnival at One Loudoun

Ring in summer with a classic carnival hosted in the heart of Loudoun County at One Loudoun…

Easter Egg Hunts at NOVA Parks

Spend your day meeting Peter Cottontail and scooping up some eggs with NOVA Parks…

STEAM Ahead Adventures Museum

Clarendon’s favorite bouncy play place has a new addition open for inventors, explorers, and imagineers of all ages…

Free Six Flags Tickets

Encouraging students to read for fun, participants who successfully complete the program will receive one free admission ticket to Six Flags…

Scouts are Invited to Earn a Mental Health Awareness Patch

Hoping to reduce the stigma of mental illness, the International Bipolar Foundation has created the Mental Health Awareness Patch…

Scout Days with the Nationals

Scouts who attend will receive a limited edition patch…

Kids Fly Free on Frontier Airlines

Frontier Airlines knows that traveling with kids can be tricky and expensive, so that’s why they’re rolling out their Kids Fly Free program…

Canceled: Virginia Touch-a-Truck

Climb aboard a cement mixer, big rig, fire engine, school bus, and more…

20+ Weekend Opportunities: Oct 11-13, 2019

This weekend, Oct 11-13, 2019, is packed with family fun…

Movies Under the Moon

Grab your blankets and chairs and join your friends on the lawn for an outdoor movie starting at dark…

Hadley’s Movie Nights

Enjoy a free, family event featuring family-friendly activities, playground fun, and of course, movies…

Is It Appropriate to Kiss Your Kids on the Cheeks or Lips?

Affection is affection, and it should occur naturally, spontaneously, and wonderfully back and forth between parents and their children…

A Presidential, Papal, & Even a Disney Greeting for Your New Baby

You may not know it, but Mickey Mouse, the Pope, and even the President are just a few of the people who will send their congratulations to welcome your new baby…

My Kids Are Hypochondriacs — Is This Normal?

The tears, Band-Aids, and attention they are turning to you for, all serve to heal the moment — both emotionally and physically…

An Authentic Polar Express-Inspired Train Ride

Get your golden ticket punched and climb aboard for a real train ride…

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live!

Daniel Tiger and friends take little ones on an interactive adventure to the Neighborhood of Make Believe…

Newsletter: May 8, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from May 8, 2018…

Canceled: Easter Carnival

Enjoy a moon bounce, cotton candy, and an appearance by the Easter Bunny…

Canceled: Fair Lakes SpringFest

Enjoy an outdoor festival boasting live entertainment, hands-on activities, arts and crafts, carnival games, and more…

Girl Scout Day at the National Law Enforcement Museum

Visit the National Law Enforcement Museum for a day filled with hands-on activities, especially for Girl Scouts…

Art on the Avenue

Enjoy over 350 art vendors and five stages of live music…

Federal Employees Are Free at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is offering all Federal employees free movies throughout the month of January to help cure the Government Shutdown blues…

Father’s Day Antique Car Show

More than 400 antique and classic vehicles fill Sully Historic Site’s grounds at the largest car show in Northern Virginia…

Carnival at Dulles Town Center

Enjoy this family-friendly opportunity that includes all your favorite midway game booths, and rides perfect for all ages…

Canceled: Ringing in Hope: A Salute to Our Troops

Join your friends and neighbors and make this Memorial Holiday a truly memorable one…

Superhero Training

Enjoy a delicious dinner and meet and train with some of your favorite superheroes…

An Enchanted Afternoon at The Melting Pot

Bring your little princess or prince to The Melting Pot for a three-course meal fit for royalty…

How to Help Your Child with Time Management

It’s always a great time to step back and assess your child’s time management skills…

Free! Downtown Fest

Downtown Fest is going to be bigger and better than ever with tons of entertainment, crafts, raffles, and so much more for all ages…

Newsletter: Dec 12, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from December 12, 2018…

Spring Animal Fest at Leesburg Animal Park

An event for all to enjoy, the Park hosts a variety of farm demonstrations alongside live entertainment and more…

In Rare Case, Fired Coach Receives $50,000 Settlement From Parents in Defamation Lawsuit

It’s hardly news these days when parents launch a campaign to have a school coach fired, even (or especially) one who has a long, successful record…

Newsletter: Feb 27, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from February 27, 2019…

Can I Get My Teeth Straightened Quickly?

We have excellent options and new technology to straighten your teeth more quickly…

‘Tween & Teen Opportunities: Arlington County Libraries

Arlington County boasts 10+ community libraries and each has events and opportunities just for teens…

Damage on Hardwood Floor

Check out these tips on how to fix a water damaged floor…

What Is Exercise-Induced Asthma?

The term exercise-induced asthma is potentially misleading as it implies that exercise causes asthma…

Sportrock Climbing Center (Sterling, VA)

Give your child a summer of active, engaging fun at Sportrock Climbing Centers…

Where to Visit with a Dinosaur-Lover

Take a peek at all the local, and some regional, opportunities to get up close and personal with fossils, dinosaur replicas, dig-pits, and more…

20+ Opportunities to Dine with Santa

Join Santa as he fuels up to get ready for his big day…

Preparing Your Home for Droppings Temps

Dear Moss Building & Design, Now that the temperatures are dropping, what should I check into around the house to make sure my family is comfortable? — Dulles Mom Dear Dulles

Mason Game & Technology Academy (Manassas, VA)

Enjoy computer, video game design, programming camps, and more this summer with the Mason Game & Technology Academy…

The Winter Village at Cameron Run

With a definite chill in the air, Cameron Run Regional Park turns into a winter wonderland…

Children’s Performers in the DMV

The DMV is full of talented children’s artists and performers. Find a few here…

Newsletter: April 24, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from Apr 24, 2018…

How Can I Incorporate Shiplap Into My Home?

Decorators are thinking outside of the box and finding new usages for Shiplap that help decorate and accentuate different areas in your home…

Free! Visit Elsa for Pictures & More

Don your best royal attire and meet Elsa, take pictures, and get her famous signature….

This Weekend: Irish Festival

Enjoy a family fun day celebrating Irish culture with live Irish entertainment…

Newsletter: Nov 20, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from Nov 20, 2019…

Riverbend Park Bluebell Festival

The kids will love the face painting, live music, moon bounce, live animals, and more…

Instrument Petting Zoo

Enjoy an Instrument Petting Zoo featuring musicians and instruments…

Indoor Bouncing Fun at Sport Bounce of Loudoun

Energetic kiddos love bouncing off-the-walls, literally, at Sport Bounce of Loudoun…

Primrose School of Reston is Now Open!

As the leader in Early Education and Care, Primrose School of Reston is proud to provide quality childcare to children and families in Reston and the Northern Virginia area…

Totally Trucks

Step right up and right on into many of the big and exciting trucks the Reston Association uses throughout the year…

Hourly Drop-Off Care at Wishing Tree

Whether you’re in a pinch or just need some time without the kids, Wishing Tree is the area’s go-to for on-demand childcare drop-off…

Uni-Party

Celebrate unicorns and narwhals…

Your Indoor Fun Destination for Thrills: Launch Trampoline Park

Kids, teens, and adults alike will love Launch’s 25,000-square-feet of sports and entertainment space…

You’re Invited to Once Upon a Dream’s Grand Opening

Once Upon a Dream is excited to welcome you to the Grand Opening of their newest location in Loudoun County…

Ways to Help Prevent Basement Flooding

There are some easy ways to prep your home and make it flood-resistant…

Kids Eat Free & Half-Off Select Games!

So much fun to be had in the cheap at the Zone…

The Snow Sisters Visit Fuddruckers

Don’t let the weather keep you away from this one (the snow doesn’t bother these special girls)…

Weekly Laugh…

Enjoy a daily dose of parenting humor from ’round the web…

Free! T-Rex Tea Party

Put on your fancy clothes and bring your best roar to this tea party…

NOVA Creative Reuse Center (Paeonian Springs, VA)

These special camps promise a summer packed with creativity…

Countdown to 2020 Family Party

Enjoy dancing, singing, playing, and the best thing ever — new friends…

Canceled: Parents’ Night Out, Hosted by Broad Run High School

Check out this opportunity for parents to enjoy an evening out without the kids…

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring the New Coronavirus

Kids, this comic is for you…

Independence Day Celebrations at Mount Vernon

From daytime and nighttime fireworks displays, George Washington’s cherished home is the perfect place to celebrate…

Bunny Train Excursions Aboard the Walkersville Southern Railroad

Even the Easter Bunny likes to rest his paws and take a relaxing springtime train ride…

Newsletter: May 1, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from May 1, 2019…

Community Camp Out

More than a campout, enjoy hikes, outdoor activities, and more…

LANK’s New-to-You Sale

Shop from thousands of items at unbeatable low prices…

Handyman for Heroes

Moss Building & Design is excited to share its “Handyman for Heroes” program, and you’re invited to nominate a hero today…

Fall Jubilee

Welcome fall during this jammin’ jubilee featuring over 100 craft and community booths…


Apr 27-May 3

Spring Registration is Now Open for FCV Ashburn

Whether your child is new to the pitch, or an experienced player, FCV Ashburn has a program for them…

Free! T-Rex Tea Party

Put on your fancy clothes and bring your best roar to this tea party…

Articles of Interest for Moms, Dads, & Families

As a parent, I come across a lot of content that is important, relevant, and shareworthy to moms, dads, and families…

MLK Jr. National Day of Service at Frying Pan Farm Park

Give Together: A Family Volunteer Day is designed to gather families with elementary school-aged children to work on service projects that support local charitable efforts…

Arts Alive!

Arts Alive celebrates the arts with live performances, hands-on activities, and so much more…

Free PreK Pass to Kings Dominion

Children are invited to enjoy unlimited visits to Kings Dominion…

BrickFair LEGO Fan Festival

100,000-square-feet of all-things-LEGO for 2 days in Chantilly…

Positive Parenting: How Too Much Involvement Can Hurt Child Success

Parents have always been told parental involvement is the key to their child’s academic success…

Canceled: Wild Kratts Live 2.0: Activate Creature Power

Watch as the Wild Kratts confront a comic villain and bring all the creatures to safety during their brand-new live theatrical production…

Movies Under the Moon

Grab your blankets and chairs and join your friends on the lawn for an outdoor movie starting at dark…

My Kids Are Hypochondriacs — Is This Normal?

The tears, Band-Aids, and attention they are turning to you for, all serve to heal the moment — both emotionally and physically…

Little Tots at Virginia Gateway

This free series is home to family entertainment this summer, including NOVA favorites, as well as new-to-you local talent and entertainment…

Closed: Win Tix to Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit

Imagine delicate butterflies soaring through the air and resting on beautiful flowers while you, and your little ones, capture unique glimpses into their lives…

The Function of Retainers After Braces

Orthodontists understand that it can be frustrating to wear a retainer after having your braces removed…

Newsletter: Jan 2, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from January 2, 2019…

Can’t-Miss October Fun

October brings a new month of opportunities, family-friendly events, and the chance to build memories…

Federal Government Shutdown Offer: $5 Tix for Select Performances

GMU’s Center for the Arts and the Hylton Performing Arts Center are offering discounted admission to select performances…

Play & Pizza Wednesdays

Busy Bees at Fairfax Corner is serving up both fun and lunch on Wednesdays all summer long…

The Carnival at One Loudoun

This LoCo destination turns into a fun-for-all carnival…

Mayfest

Summer fun, family activities, amazing food, and live entertainment in the heart of Lovettsville…

Newsletter: Dec 5, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from December 5, 2018…

Girl Scout Day with the Nationals

Girl Scouts who attend will receive a limited edition Nationals Girl Scout Patch…

Aerial Challenge Adventures in the DMV

These exciting, high-energy opportunities elevate fun to a whole new level…

Kids Eat Free Every Sunday & MLK Day at The Melting Pot — Get the Details!

Kids are invited to eat free at The Melting Pot…

St. Nick is Visiting Kohl’s Stores

Due to an abundance of good boys and girls, the ultimate gift-giver will be in Kohl’s stores…

Newsletter: March 13, 2018

Check out our weekly newsletter from Mar 13, 2018…

Kids Eat Free at Burger 21

Kids receive one free children’s meal per adult entree purchased at Burger 21…

Indoor Waterparks in the DMV

Kick your family calendar up a notch with a visit to one of these indoor waterparks…

Taste the Beaches

A coming together of restaurants, breweries, and craft experts, the event is the perfect excuse for families and friends to enjoy…

Girl Scout Day at Hillwood

Girl Scouts are invited to a day of Spring-inspired fun at Hillwood’s thirteen-acre formal gardens…

Valentine Cake Decorating Workshop at Amphora Bakery

Guided by Amphora Bakery’s pastry chef extraordinaire, you will be introduced to cake decorating techniques and more…

Newsletter: March 6, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from March 6, 2019…

GiveMyDay.com — A Catalyst For Kindness For All of Life’s Milestones

In lieu of receiving gifts for your birthday or other milestones, “give your day” away and ask for donations to a worthy cause…

Arts in the Parks

Ranging from comedians and magicians to puppetry and dance, there is a whole summer of free shows waiting for you at Fairfax County Parks…

Drive-Through Lightshow

Twinkling displays and scenes will lead you towards a hot chocolate station, candy canes, and of course, plenty of holiday cheer…

The Winter Village at Cameron Run

With a definite chill in the air, Cameron Run Regional Park turns into a winter wonderland…

Museums for All Ages in the DMV

The DMV boasts plenty of museum choices that appeal to a wide variety of ages and interests…

Celebrate Pop Culture at MiniCon

Enjoy this free pop-culture event featuring crafts, gaming, and workshops…

Dulles Day Plane Pull Festival

At this free festival, enjoy an amazing collection of classic cars, vintage planes, and modern aircraft…

What are the Consequences of Forgoing Orthodontic Care or Putting it Off?

For some children, the treatment can be mostly cosmetic. For others, the treatment is necessary at a young age…

Occoquan Chocolate Walk

Enjoy a day of chocolate tasting in downtown historic Occoquan…

PJ Masks Live!

Join Catboy, Owlette, and Gekko, along with their new friend PJ Robot for a super-heroic, live musical show…

Golf in Costume & Receive 50% Off!

Enjoy monstrous fun this Halloween at Monster Mini Golf…

Toy Story 4 Family Party

At every Family Party, celebrate movies with themed games, hands-on crafts, and activities…

First Night Winchester

This annual event is the largest and most family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in the Shenandoah Valley…

Lucketts Spring Market

The Market has grown to highlight more than 200 “vintage hip” vendors from up and down the east coast…

Should Poor Parenting Cost?

Are we reaching the point where we should consider holding adult caregivers responsible for the actions of their offspring…

Santa & Holiday Train Ride Opportunities

Enjoy a magical holiday train ride, often with Santa himself this season…

Santa Lands by Helicopter!

Make way for Santa Claus as he ditches his sleigh and arrives in by helicopter…

Shocktober

Creepy clowns and carnival carnage await only the bravest souls at Shocktober’s Paxton Manor…

Paint-Your-Own Canvas Fun in the DMV

These paint-your-own canvas destinations allow your inner artist to blossom…

20+ Weekend Opportunities: Oct 18-20, 2019

This weekend, Oct 18-20, 2019, is packed with family fun…

Harvest Happenings

An indoor-outdoor fall festival awaits the family at this year’s Harvest Happenings…

Pay-Your-Age at Build-a-Bear

Build-a-Bear Workshop is back (sort of) with a new Pay-Your-Age Day…

STEM-Inspired Museums & Destinations in Loudoun County

These Loudoun County destinations allow kids to see STEM principals up-close and in-action…

Dental Plaque + Your Braces = A Big Problem

By getting braces and making an investment in your smile, you are making an investment in yourself…

Strawberry Picking in the DMV

The DMV is ripe with farms and orchards that welcome families for pick-your-own outings…

Kid’s Summer Concert Series at One Loudoun

Enjoy Rocknoceros — a trio of three musical best friends — has entertained tens of thousands of fans throughout the country for more than a decade…

Easter-Inspired Fun in Fairfax County

Get “eggcited” for tons of Easter-themed opportunities in Fairfax County…

JOANN’s Offers Exclusive Savings to Girl Scouts

Joann Fabric & Craft Stores supports Girl Scouts by offering a special 15% off discount…

Orthodontic Aligners: Mail Order vs. Doctor Prescribed

The convenience of mail order aligners seems unbeatable, however, do they really beat seeing a professional…

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy: What to Know

One of the most promising therapies for children is peanut oral immunotherapy…

Frozen 2 Family Party

Do you want to build a snowman…cookie!?

Children Have Energy Levels Greater Than Endurance Athletes, Scientists Find

Youngsters have greater energy levels than professional endurance athletes, scientists have discovered…

Movies Under the Stars

Enjoy open-air movies underneath the Loudoun County sky…

Florida Mom Hits Jackpot: 2 Sets of Twin Boys Born In 2019

Doctors told a Florida woman she had a better chance of winning the lottery than of giving birth to two sets of twins in the same year…

Winterfest at The Little Gym of Dulles Landing

Brrr! It’s cold outside! But not inside The Little Gym…

Enjoy George Washington’s Mount Vernon for Free

February is a big month for George Washington, our nation’s first President…

Enjoy Clemyjontri Park’s Trackless Train

Get ready to climb aboard the new trackless train at Clemyjontri Park…

RIE Parenting: An Alternative Way to Raise Kids That’s About ‘Perceiving a Child as a Person’

It focuses on becoming observant of your child’s behaviour and essentially giving them respect to be themselves…

6+ Reasons to Enjoy an Icy Swim!

Brrrr! It might be cold, but not too cold to jump into some icy water — all for a good cause…

Do Mothers’ Parenting Attitudes & Behaviors Change With Their First- & Second-Born?

New research reveals that mothers hold similar views and attitudes when parenting their first and second children, but their parenting behaviors…

Girl Scout Day at Hersheypark

How can you not love the idea of a theme park centered around chocolate and candy…

Messick’s Farm Market Fall Festival

Known for their farm-fresh foods and pick-your-own-produce experiences, enjoy Messick’s annual fall festival…

The Divorce Coach: Your Partner in Times of Change

A Divorce Coach’s primary concern is ensuring you are emotionally ready for the challenges that a divorce will bring…

Free Introduction to Wrestling Clinic

Designed for kids who have never wrestled before, will feature a live exhibition match, and more…

Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience

As part of a 24-city tour across the United States, GOT fans will bask in the sounds of an 80-piece orchestra as they perform highlights from the series’ musical score…

Newsletter: June 26, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from June 26, 2019…

Big Truck Days

Families can come climb on, touch, and explore the town’s big trucks and heavy equipment on display…

Newsletter: July 10, 2019

Check out our weekly newsletter from July 10, 2019…

Canceled: Easter Eggstravaganza at Frying Pan Farm Park

This special Easter event will put a little spring into your step…

The Observation Deck at CEB Tower

Unparalleled 360-degree views of our Nation’s Capital await you atop CEB Tower…

Montessori 101: What is Montessori All About?

You’ve heard of Montessori education, but what could it mean for your child and their unique learning style…

The Barbie “You Can Be Anything” Tynker Event

From career dolls to real-world role models, Barbie has been inspiring girls since 1959—and she isn’t done yet…

The Ultimate Guide to NOVA Consignment Sales

Score a deal on clothing, accessories, toys, and more at these year-round consignment sales…

Easter at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is opening their doors to celebrate Easter fondue-style…

Closed: Win Admission for 4 to INMED’s Family Fun Fest

Test your skills on an 18-hole putt-putt course, swing in the batting cages, try out some beach volleyball, and more…

Free LEGO Fun in Fairfax County

Check out these free LEGO-building opportunities at your library in Fairfax County…

Fall on the Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park

From carnival rides to farm demos, check out the list of happenings to plan your autumn adventure…

Consignment Sales: July-September

Score a deal on clothing, accessories, toys, and more at these year-round consignment sales…

Blast Off: Free Summer Wolf Trap Concert

Kick off Wolf Trap’s summer season with a free and indisputably phenomenal performance…

Spring Allergy Tips

If your child has allergies or asthma, spring can be a challenging time of the year…

How to Make Home Warmer Without Window Replacement

The US Department of Energy says that 10% of the air that leaks out of a house is via the windows…

Family New Year’s Eve Party

Don’t miss the combination of original comedy, world-class juggling, movement, music, and technology…

Helping Your Teen Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Most teenagers are not getting enough sleep and most parents are acutely aware of this…

Free Library Fun: January in Loudoun!

Local libraries are packed with more than just storytimes (although those are great, too!). Plus, did we mention all the fun is free…

ZooLights

See the home of hundreds of animal friends transformed into a holiday wonderland…

Holiday Boat Parade at the Wharf

Watch beautifully decorated boats pass by The Wharf, a waterfront destination…

Helping Children Cope with Death

While we all process loss differently, the death of a loved one can be especially hard on young children…

Local Children’s Author: Laura Renauld

Local author Laura Renauld shares her passion and talents via her books…