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Destination Parties & Places


Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park & Wintergreen Plaza
See award-winning shows and celebrate in our private party room! Parties with reduced ticket prices for groups of 10+. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD.
www.adventuretheatre-mtc.org , boxoffice@adventuretheatre-mtc.org, 301-634-2268.


Ballet Petite Fairytale Birthday Parties
Our parties are truly one-of-a-kind. Your birthday princess and her friends will be treated to an exquisite affair, complete with a fairytale dance led by a ballerina.
301-229-6882.


Ballet Petite Musical Theatre Parties
An exciting Musical Theatre Party that provides an opportunity to perform a song and dance from a popular musical. Complete with makeup, costumes and lots more!
301-229-6882.


Big Train 2017
Big Train Party Picnics at Povich Field! Birthdays, school fundraisers, scout troops, sports teams, neighborhoods, family and friends. Small-town baseball at its best. Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD.
www.bigtrain.org , picnics@bigtrain.org, 301-379-9145.


Camp Olympia
Enjoy an outdoor party with pony rides for children ages 2-7. Ages 8+ can enjoy a hands-on introduction to horses.
www.camp-olympia.com , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.


The Castle Laser Tag
Call today to schedule your event. Birthday parties. Team or group outings. Corporate events. Team building. Arcade and ropes course at Gaithersburg location. Two Great Locations: 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, MD, 301-352-8413. 9100 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 240-224-7766.


Clark's Elioak Farm
Available daily: petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, Enchanted Forest attractions, playground, play area, picnic area, country store and kids' jump course. Birthday parties and tours also available.
www.clarklandfarm.com , 10500 Route 198, Ellicott City, MD, 410-730-4049.


CREATE Arts Center
Art Workshops for kids and adults! You choose the project and our experienced art teachers will make your workshop fun and memorable. Come celebrate with CREATE!
www.createartscenter.org , create@createartscenter.org, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-ARTS.


Dynamite Gyms
Birthday Parties & Events Facilitated by Dynamite Gyms
Kids will flip, climb and have a blast during the best birthday party ever! We have four specialized facilities; three in Rockville and one in Gaithersburg, all with phenomenal staff! We have tons of options to make sure your child's special day is a success. Just bring the cake and the birthday kid, and we got the rest!
www.gynamitegyms.com/parties/ ,


Gaithersburg Community Museum
City of Gaithersburg
History...Trains...Hands-on Fun and more at this family-friendly museum in the Olde Towne railroad complex. A perfect setting for train-themed birthday parties.
www.gaithersburgmd.gov , 9 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6160.


Gaylord National
Grab the kids and make your next vacation destination Gaylord National Resort. When you stay at our award-winning location, you will experience new and exciting interactive adventures.
www.gaylordhotels.com , National Harbor, MD, 301-965-4000.


Glen Echo Park Aquarium
A Chesapeake Bay Discovery Center
Come discover everything under the sea! Perfect for families, school groups, scouts and birthdays. Open: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Weekday by appointment.
www.GEPAquarium.org , Glen Echo, MD, 301-955-6256.


Harmonia School of Music & Art
Music & Art Birthday Party at Harmonia School
Ages 4 & up. Music, games and crafts are combined to make a birthday party an experience your child will remember. Kids will have fun creating a take-home craft and playing movement/dance and music games.
www.harmoniaschool.org , 204-F Mill St., NE, Vienna, VA, 703-938-7301.


Lowell School
Birthday Parties
Are you ready to party? We have many spaces available for rent for birthday parties. We also offer themed party options for families wanting to host a pool party or woodworking party.
www.lowellschool.org , 1640 Kalmia Rd., NW, Washington, DC, 202-577-2006.


Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call to learn about our new party packages!
www.dullessportsplex.com , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.


Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call to learn about our new party packages.
www.rockvillesports.com , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.


George Washington's Mount Vernon
George Washington, commander-in-chief of American forces in the Revolutionary War and the first president of the United States, called Mount Vernon home for more than 40 years. Visit the mansion, tomb and plantation. Located 16 miles south of Washington, D.C. on the George Washington Parkway.
www.MountVernon.org , 703-780-2000.


The National Zoological Park
The National Zoo is set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C., and is home to more than 2,400 animals of 400 different species. Our best-known residents are our giant pandas.
www.nationalzoo.si.edu , 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-633-3034.


Play N' Learn's Playground Superstores
Ages 2-8. Check out our indoor playgrounds in Columbia and Chantilly featuring great swingsets, trampolines and basketball hoops. Visit website for open play and party info. 1-800-22-SWING.
www.playnlearn.com ,


Rockin' Jump
The Ultimate Trampoline Park
From Kids' birthday and team parties to youth groups and family reunions, you can find everything you want at Rockin' Jump--the ultimate trampoline park. Fun for the entire family!
https://Gaithersburg.RockinJump.com/ , 18620 Woodfield Rd., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-703-3707.


Shadowland Family Entertainment
Strap on a suit, enter the HUGE multi-level arena, and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime! In Chantilly: 4300 Chantilly Shopping Center, Chantilly, VA, 703-263-1004. In Alexandria: 5508 Franconia Rd., Alexandria, VA, 703-921-1004. In Gaithersburg: 624 Quince Orchard Rd., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-330-5546.
www.ShadowlandAdventures.com ,


Silver Stars Gymnastics
We offer COMPLETE birthday party packages, including gymnastics fun, pizza, juice, paper products and goodie bags. The staff is friendly, helpful and experienced.
www.gosilverstars.com , Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-0938.


Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center
Ages 3-8. Explore a favorite theme through playful activities in museum galleries. Children will learn something new, and have a ball with our hands-on experience.
www.SEECstories.com , Washington, DC, 202-633-2945.


Smugglers' Notch Resort
Experience the next dimension in family fun this summer! Eight pools, 4 waterslides, supervised award-winning kids programs, guided hiking and new FunZone 2.0. Family fun is guaranteed! 1-855-876-6597,.
www.smuggs.com/wpm , 4323 Vermont Rte. 108 S., Smugglers' Notch, VT,


Studio of Ballet Arts
The Studio of Ballet Art's birthday parties are a hit with plenty of fun for girls and boys of all ages. Choose a two-hour Ballerina / Hop Hop or themed girthday party of your choise. Call for details.
www.studioofballetarts.com , studio@studioofballetarts.com, 17810 Meeting House Rd., Sandy Spring, MD, 301-260-2626.


Tiny Dancers
Ages 3-6. Fabulous fairy tale birthday parties that include stories, costumes, props and a craft. All participants receive a handmade tutu and a tiara, and there is a special gift for the birthday girl. Fairfax, Alexandria and Mosaic.
www.tinydancers.com , info@tinydancers.com, 703-385-5580.


YMCA Loudoun County
Ages 5-15. Make new friends, sing, swim, play, explore, learn and laugh - all under the watchful eyes of fully trained staff. Fun for kids, peace of mind for you.
www.ymcadc.org , Brittney.Blersch@ymcadc.org, 26B Fairfax St., SE, Leesburg, VA, 703-777-9622.


Entertainment & Events


Avalon Theatre
Weekend Family Matinees
On select mornings, we feature classic movies, soon-to-be-released titles, independent films and live performances for the whole family that are engaging, respectful, violence-free and ridiculously fun!
www.theavalon.org , 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-6000.


Ballerina Girl Parties
Ballerina Girl is the perfect birthday party and every little girl's dream come true! It is a most magical experience, complete with signature pink tutus and so much more.
www.ballerinagirlparties.com , carrie@ballerinagirlparties.com, 410-507-6584.


Balloons by Justin
Balloon Artist
Balloons inflate smiles! Balloon creations and entertainment for parties, festivals, carnivals, bazaars or any other occasion.
justin.hamilton77@gmail.com, 703-569-7483.


Carousel Puppets
Puppet shows for all occasions. Marionettes and hand puppets, lively music and lots of audience participation. Puppet-making workshops and goodie bags available. Professional puppeteer. Serving MD, VA and DC area.
www.carouselpuppets.com , requests@carouselpuppets.com, 703-444-9426.


Celebrate Fairfax
June 9-11, 2017. Tickets. Free shuttle buses from Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall. Fireworks, petting zoo, carnvial rides, Children's Avenue, kids crafts, silent disco and more. Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
www.celebratefairfax.com , Fairfax, VA,


Michael Chamberlin, Magician
Known as the "Dean of Deception" across Washington for over 30 years at birthdays, schools and libraries. Michael's seamless blend of comedy and magic creates a dazzling show for all ages.
www.mikecmagic.com , mikecmagic@hotmail.com, 301-656-5693.


City of Gaithersburg's SummerFest
Lawn Party and Fireworks
Saturday, July 1, 2017; 5-11:30 p.m. Music, food, kids activities, fireworks and a SummerGlo after-party that will light up the night! Bohrer Park at Summit Hall Farm, 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD.
www.gaithersburgmd.gov ,


The DC Jazz Festival
June 9-18, 2017. The 2017 DC Jazz Festival kicks off summer in DC with dazzling performances in nearly 60 venues across the city. Jazz 'N Families Fundays, June 3-4, 2017. Encouraging young people to get "jazzed" about learning. See website for tickets, artists and complete schedule.
www.dcjazzfest.org , Washington, DC, 202-800-8230.


Dinosaur Birthday Party
Does your budding paleontologist want to find real dinosaur fossils? Dr. Peter Kranz, dinosaur paleontologist, provides field trips, home parties and other opportunities to have fun!
www.dinosaurfund.org , 202-547-3326.


Eric Energy
Team Eric Energy can make science fun at your party, camp, school assembly, STEM night or festival. Perfect for preschools and wide-ranging age groups. Sixty-minute shows that focus on various science experiments and topics.
www.ericenergy.com , 410-336-8295.


The Face Paint Lady
The Face Paint Lady's gestural style is quick, fun and joyful. You'll get great photos and memories that last a lifetime.
www.TheFacePaintLady.com , 301-221-5640.


Imagination Bethesda
A children's street festival celebrating the arts! June 3, 2017; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Live entertainment, hands-on creative activities, face painters, roving performers, balloonists and more! The festival takes place at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in downtown Bethesda.
www.bethesda.org , 301-215-6660.


The Kennedy Center
The Kennedy Center offers education and related artistic programming. Performances for young audiences, tours and more.
www.kennedy-center.org , Washington, DC, 202-467-4600.


Mad Science
Our 45-60 minute parties are full of spectacular science experiments! Experience chemical reactions, amazing physics and even make your own project!
www.dc.madscience.org , parties@madscienceofdc.com, 301-593-4777.


Metropolitan School of the Arts
Join us on June 24-25, 2017 as Giselle searches for her true love in our performnace of "Enchanted" at the Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College. Will showcase dance, music and acting!
www.metropolitantarts.org , 5775 Barclay Dr., Ste. 4, Alexandria, VA, 703-339-0444.


Mister Barry
Mister Barry's hilarious eye-popping magic will make your next party amazingly successful, memorable and fun - guaranteed!
www.misterbarry.com , 703-851-7606.


My Reptile Guys
My Reptile Guys deliver the thrill of a safari to the comfort of your home, offering fun, interactive birthday parties with petting zoos and photo sessions.
www.MyReptileGuys.com , 877-544-7755.


Party Pals!
Indoor/Outdoor Children's Entertainment. We come to you! Games, activities, custom parties, face painting, characters and more! Masters in Education. All ages.
www.partypals.us , laurakpartypals@gmail.com, 571-265-3898.


Reptiles Alive! LLC
Colorful exotic animals presented by the most fun and friendly wildlife educators make our live reptile shows the first choice for birthday parties, school programs and all kinds of special events.
www.ReptilesAlive.com , reptilesalive@gmail.com, 703-560-0257.


Sing Along With Karen
Karen's top-rated custom music/rhythm/movement birthday parties and special events are top-hat! An extraordinary children's entertainer and master guitarist, Karen engages children ages 1-4. 301-537-SING (7464).
www.singalongwithkaren.com ,


The Smile Project
Carnival and Concert Presented by Broccoli City
All ages. June 1-4, 2017; 11 a.m.-11 p.m. A four-day festival featuring Disney's Skai Jackson, huge thrill rides, the best carnival food and games, live performances, food trucks and more! Tickets.
www.smileprojectcarnival.com , RFK Festival Grounds, Washington, DC,


Taste of Reston
An event featuring two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on four stages and a Family Fun Zone. June 16-17, 2017. Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.
www.restontaste.com , Reston Town Center, Reston, VA,


48th Annual Town of Occoquan
Arts & Crafts Show
June 3 & 4 and September 23 & 24, 2017; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. You will find one-of-a-kind, handcrafted items galore! The streets of historic Occoquan come to life with over 300 crafters and artisans, live music, great food.
www.occoquanva.gov , Occoquan, VA,


Under The Sea
We bring live marine animals, such as crabs, sea stars and sharks to your birthday party, for an exciting and educational look at some amazing sea creatures.
www.touchthesea.org , 703-464-4763.


Vine on the Waterfront
Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, June 24, 2017; noon-6 p.m. at Oronoco Bay Park. Featuring local restaurants, Virginia wineries, live entertainment and children's activities.
www.vineonthewaterfront.com , Oronoco Bay Park, Old Town Alexandria, VA,


Party Services & Supplies


Chef On Call
Catered dinners or hors d'oeuvres parties. We do all the shopping and food preparation. Tell us what you need.
chefRousseau@netscape.net, 703-222-9088.


Mr. Omelette Caterers
Complete dairy caterer specializing in omelettes, waffles, pasta dishes, crepes...made to order at your location. Cappuccino & fresh fruit smoothie bars. Carnival carts--popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, snow cones, pretzels. Serving MD, DC & VA.
www.Mromelettemd.com , 301-340-2800.


Resources


Cultural Tourism DC
A nonprofit linking you to Washington's heritage and arts.
www.culturaltourismdc.org ,


Destination DC
Make DC yours. Plan outings in your own backyard. The official tourism site of Washington, DC.
www.washington.org , 202-789-7000.


Fairfax County Visitors Center
Come to Fairfax County, VA and connect with America! Experience iconic historical and cultural attractions, outdoor adventures and fun events. Let Fairfax surprise you!
www.FXVA.com , 703-752-9500.


Maryland Office of Tourism
Plan a Maryland vacation. A guide to history and heritage, state parks and more.
www.visitmaryland.org ,


Vacation in Virginia
Fifty-one cool places for kids. Be a colonist, astronaut, solider, scientist.
www.Virginia.org ,


Virginia Tourism
Fun for kids in Virginia. Fun family day trips.
www.funforkids.virginia.cc ,