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Exploring the National Mall: Smithsonian Museums, Monuments and More

Skip the Bay Bridge: Discovering Chesapeake's Western Shore

Riverkeepers: Watershed Projects for Families

See the Declaration of Independence at the National Archives in DC

Tips for Visiting Museums with Kids

Family Day at National Postal Museum

Get Active With Your Family

A Field Trip to the Grocery Store

Stories from Strawberry Park
Every Tuesday, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Kids ages 10 and under. Enjoy a live interactive performance each week taught by a group of unique storytellers. In inclement weather, story time will be held in Angelika Film Center. FREE Mosaic, Fairfax, VA.

Movies on the Potomac
Each Sunday until September 27, 6 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Enjoy a movie under the stars while overlooking the beautiful river at National Harbor. August 30: Disney's The Kid, September 6: Viewer's Choice (Remember the Titans or We Are Marshall), September 13: Matilda, September 20: Monsters, Inc, September 27: James and the Giant Peach. The movie times/dates may be changed or cancelled due to weather. FREE National Harbor, MD.

Maryland Renaissance Festival
September 5-October 25
All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. Time travel to fun at the 2015 Maryland Renaissance Festival. A tradition for the entire family, enjoy nine weekends full of thrills, feasting, handmade crafts, entertainment and merriment. Prepare to be amazed by more than 200 professional performers on ten stages, authentic combat armored jousting on magnificent steeds and streets filled with village characters. $$ Crownsville, MD.

Rock the Block #TGIFairfax
August 28 and September 25, 6 to 9 p.m.
All ages (family-friendly event). Featuring live bands, lawn games, beer garden and city restaurant vendor booths all held at the newest park that features a spray pad! Kids - wear your swim suits. Adults - bring your lawn chairs! Performing August 28: The Hackens Boys - Specializes in top 40 country to classic superstars. September 25: Almost Journey/2U - Journey and U2 Tribute Band. FREE Old Town Square, Fairfax, VA.

Caps for Sale, The Musical
September 11-September 27
All ages (family-friendly event). Times vary. Based on the children's book by Esphyr Slobodkina, presented as part of the Women's Voices Theater Festival. The cap peddler wears a huge stack of caps, balanced carefully on top of his head. But when he wakes up, the caps are gone! Was it bears, pirates, one thousand thieves or a band of merry mischievous monkeys? $$ Adventure Theatre, Rockville, MD.

Family Fridays Movies on the Lawn
Every Friday until October 10
All ages (family-friendly event). Shows begin at sunset. Join NOVA Manassas each Friday for a fun night of family fun. Bring your own blankets and chairs and prepare for a movie that is sure to please the whole family. September 12: Reach Me, September 26: Into the Woods, October 10: Big Hero 6. $$ NOVA Mannassas, Mannassas, VA.

The Velveteen Rabbit
September 18-October 18
Kids ages 3 to 9. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. Applause Unlimited returns with Margery Williams' gentle tale of how toys become real. Told with hand with hand puppets, storytelling and song, children are whisked away into a classic story of friendship, changes and magic. Tickets online. $$ The Puppet Co., Glen Echo Park, Bethesda, MD

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer - Washington, D.C.
September 26
All ages. Run and walk with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the National Mall. Supporters in 58 cities nationwide will be coming together to change the way the world understands and treats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. Register your team today. Washington, D.C.

The Great Zucchini
September 24-December 24
All ages. Join The Great Zucchini each Thursday at Jammin Java. As one of Washington's funniest and most magical entertainers, his hands-on, interactive magic shows captivate the attention of audiences young and old. Prepare yourself for an hour filled funny facial expressions and lots of belly laughs. Tickets online. $$ Jammin Java, Vienna, VA