The Weekend Round-Up: April 7-8

Spring in the city


Apologies for the scant list of recommendations this weekend, but as mentioned previously, we’ve been away.  In fact, we just returned late last night and, frankly, I’m still in vacay mode (and really missing a freshly squeezed glass of papaya juice this morning).  Hopefully, these ideas will help keep your brood busy this holiday weekend. Of course, you can also dig through the blog a bit, and check the KFDC Facebook page, too — there may be more recs to come.  Happy Weekend!

Eggcellent Celebrations
Where: Various locations
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by Event

Many places around the area are hosting egg hunts, Easter bunny visits, and more spring fun to celebrate Easter and the season. Even if you’re not big on the holiday, there are attractions beyond bunnies and candy-filled eggs that will have the whole family hopping with joy. See this post for a list of them.

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival
Where: 600-900 Water Street, SW
When: Saturday, 1-9pm
Admission: Free, but concessions can be purchased

The big Cherry Blossom Festival event this weekend is the annual fireworks show at the Southwest Waterfront. It’s an all-day and part-evening affair with free live music and family-friendly festivities, including water-related activities, cultural experiences, and all kinds of food. The grand finale will begin at 8:30pm when the National Cherry Blossom Festival Fireworks Show lights up the night sky. See the schedule of events and music line-up here.

Show Time
Where: Various local theatres
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by venue

As this post goes live, there are still tickets for the Saturday 2pm show of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which is in its last weekend at Adventure Theatre. The Puppet Co. presents Rapunzel for the last time today and tomorrow, and little ones can catch Tiny Tots shows Saturday and Sunday mornings. And when some shows close, another opens: The Round House Theatre in Silver Spring is introducing its new production The Gift, a combination of dance and theatre based on the Shel Silverstein book, The Giving Tree. Recommended for ages 5 and up. Get ticket info and read more about all of these shows here.

Seize the Spring Day
Where: All around the area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by location

It’s going to be a gorgeous weekend, so get out and Carpe Diem! Here is the go-to post listing all kinds of outdoor adventures. (And I know I recommend it a lot, but it is useful, and I will be adding some new al fresco adventures soon!)

Inside Scoop
Where: All around the area
When: Throughout the weekend
Admission: Varies by location
There’s no rule that says you have to be outside all day just because it’s nice out. For activities indoors, this post has all kinds of ideas.

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