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Destination Parties & Places


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


Big Train 2018
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 , 301-379-9145.


Buffalo Gap Retreat
A family and eco-friendly retreat and campground in the mountains of West Virginia with lake activities, hiking trails and spa amenities. Cottages and camp site rentals available.
www.BuffaloGapRetreat.com , 229 Cool Creek Rd., Capon Bridge, WV,


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.


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.


Leesburg Animal Park
Choose from birthday party options like the "Safari Party," the outdoor "Adventure Birthday" and the "Fall Festival Package." Book your family-fun now!
www.leesburganimalpark.com , 19270 James Monroe Hwy., Leesburg, VA, 703-433-0002.


The Little Gym
Birthday parties filled with some Serious Fun - from gymnastics to moon bounces to obstacle courses and more! Your child's personalized party will be a hit! Ashburn, Alexandria at Van Dorn, Fairfax, Gainesville, Dulles Landing, Falls Church. Coming soon to Arlington.
www.thelittlegym.com ,


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.


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.


Robot Works
We love robots and so do kids! Contact us for more information about birthday parties at Robot Works.
www.robotworksacademy.net , 703-364-5418.


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 Theaters
Ages 6+. Experience more at Smithsonian Theaters: documentaries for all ages and interests, the newest Hollywood releases and timeless classics in stunning IMAX Laser, 2D/3D and 35mm. National Museum of American History, National Air & Space Museum, Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.
www.si.edu/theaters ,


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.


Washington Nationals Baseball
Enjoy a family outing at the ballpark, and save with special offers like Nationals Family Fun Pack, GovX and Value Days!
www.nationals.com/deals , 1500 South Capitol St., SE, DC,


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.


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 8-19, 2018. 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.


DC JazzFest
Jazz 'n Families Fun Day weekend celebrates jazz & visual arts with performances by more than a dozen artists and rising star ensembles June 2-3, 2018. See website for complete schedule.
www.dcjazzfest.org/jazz-n-families-fun-days , 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.


Dulles Town Center's Kids Club
Play Date Thursday features free entertainment & educational activities for kids every single week! Events begin at 10 a.m.
www.shopdullestowncenter.com , 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA, 703-404-7120.


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 2, 2018; 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.


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.


Oh Susannah
Ages 1-6. Award-winning children's singer/guitarist Susan McNelis performs at hundreds of venues, including the Kennedy Center. Group participation, songs, movement, tambourines, hand-puppets, balloon animals.
www.susannahmusic.com , ohsusannahdc@gmail.com, 301-933-2006.


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.


SummerFest
Saturday, June 30, 2018; 5-11:30 p.m. The City of Gaithersburg's SummerFest event includes fireworks, live music, food, craft beer, giant inflatables, entertainers and fun activity areas for all ages and interests.
www.gaithersburgmd.gov , Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6350.


Taste of Reston
An event featuring two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on four stages and a Family Fun Zone. June 15-16, 2018. Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.
www.restontaste.com , Reston Town Center, Reston, 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 23, 2018; 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


A Touch of Class Consulting
We plan all types of events such as Children's-Themed Birthday Parties, Weddings, Retirement Parties, Graduation, etc. We will make your occasion/event the most memorable!
www.atouchofclassconsulting.com , 240-595-8402.


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, soldier, scientist.
www.Virginia.org ,


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