Monday – Head on down to the county fair. Both the Montgomery and Prince William County Fairs are going on right now, with everything from carnival rides to farm animals to live entertainment. And it’s Family Day at Montgomery, when admission is free for ages 11 and under. This post has more details on both of them, and this one has photos from our visit to MoCo last year.
Tuesday – Go for a swim! There are plenty of places in the area where you can jump in for free or a very small fee. This post has quick links to DC aquatic facilities, and you can find info for Maryland and Virginia public pools in the Summer 2014 guide. Be sure to check schedules for open swim times at all of them.
Wednesday – Roam the exquisite gardens at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. The grounds don’t open to the public until 2pm (closing at 6pm), but you can play at nearby Montrose Park or grab a bite to eat on M Street beforehand. I promise, it’s worth waiting for the afternoon visit. Admission to Dumbarton is $8/adults, $5/children, and there’s never an entry fee at Montrose.
Thursday – Take a trip to your local library. Drop in for storytime with little ones or let older children check out books and do some browsing. See this post from the early KFDC days for a little background and easy links to libraries around the area.
Friday – Rock out with one of the area’s most popular bands with the kiddie set. Rocknocerous is playing the 10:30am show at Jammin’ Java. General admission tickets are $5. Doors open at 10am. Full lunch and drink menu available!