Family Friendly Events

With school winding down, many parents are on the hunt for activities and events which are enjoyable for both the kids and themselves. We’ve rounded up some of the most interesting events happening in Virginia this May, a few of which are kid-specific, all of which are kid-friendly. With beautiful weather on the horizon, don't miss an opportunity to get the family outside, bonding over new, shared experiences!

The Great Zucchini
Jammin Java: 227 Maple Ave. E., Vienna | Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.
The Great Zucchini is a preschool and kindergarten entertainer who performs magic. These hands-on shows are fun and exciting for kids of all ages, and sure to get a few laughs from the parents. // For details, click here.

The Glow Party
The Old Firehouse: 1440 Chain Bridge Road, McLean | May 4, 7-9 p.m.
This themed party for fifth and sixth graders has free food and beverages, a live DJ and fun party attractions including a photo booth, temporary tattoos, and board games. Parents are encouraged to volunteer. // For details, click here.

We “Heart” Our Park Campfire
Ellanor C. Lawrence Park: 5040 Walney Road, Chantilly | May 7, 5:30 p.m.
Come enjoy this neighborhood park with games, stories and s’mores around a campfire as the sun sets. // For details, click here.

Mason Neck Eagle Festival
Mason Neck State Park: 7301 High Point Road, Lorton | May 12, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
This local festival celebrates nature’s diversity and beauty with a day filled with activities such as live animal shows (featuring owls, reptiles, and hawks!), hikes, kayaking, archery, pony and wagon rides, children’s activities, and live music. // For details, click here.

Spring Market Fair
Claude Moore Colonial Farm: 6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean | May 19–20, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
The kids are sure to love this period market fair at Claude Moore Colonial Farm. Stroll the stalls for clothes, jewelry, and skincare items. There will be children’s activities available and an option to purchase period food and drinks. // For details, click here.

Falls Church Memorial Day Parade & Festival
City Hall Grounds: 300 Park Ave., Falls Church| May 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The 37th annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival will consist of a fun run, a veterans’ ceremony, children’s activities, food, vendors and a live parade. Bring the family out to ring in the holiday with fun and patriotism. // For details, click here.

38th Annual Herndon Festival
Historic Downtown Herndon: 777 Lynn St., Herndon | May 31-June 3, Times Vary
Kick the summer off with The Herndon Festival in historic downtown Herndon. This outdoor festival provides a fun-filled experience by combining the joy of an outdoor concert with the thrill of a summertime carnival. The festival features a carnival, live entertainment, 5K/10K race, fitness expo, business expo, food and art vendors and a children’s alley. // For details, click here.

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