Cirque Italia, the first traveling water circus in the US, is returning to the DC area for its third year with a brand new production that promises a dynamite show like no other. The majestic white and blue big top tent will pop up in three locations here this summer, welcoming audiences into the magical world of acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, and more exciting acts. And you have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see it — enter through the giveaway below!
You can experience the magic July 8-10 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD; July 28-31 at Potomac Mill in Woodbridge, VA; and August 4-7 at the The Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, MD. Tickets are $10-50 and can be purchased online or by phone at 941.704.8572. *Special offer: Get one free child (age 2-12) with the purchase of a regular price adult ticket in Level 2 or 3.
Giveaway: For a chance to win the Family 4-Pack of tickets to the Cirque Italia show on July 10 at 2:30pm in Gaithersburg, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite activity with your kids so far this summer. To be eligible you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the KFDC blog (see sign-up near the top left). This giveaway will run through Friday, July 1, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!
97 Responses to Enter to Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Cirque Italia!
We just went to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster PA and my daughter had a blast!
We love swimming – pool or beach! Can’t wait for this weekend for some more beach time!
going to the splash park in the Palisades.
Splash Parks. Our favorite is the one in Chevy Chase.
fav activity so far this summer has been making a lemonade stand with my daughter for her to sell lemonade around our neighborhood!
Love your blog!
Our favorite so far was the visit to see the synchronized fireflies. It was amazing.
I took my daughter to the Manassas Regional Airport AirShow last month and she loved it!
The best part of our summer so far was camping at Assatugue National Seashore.
Honestly, my answer is simple. I unexpectedly lost my father on June 3 and since returning to DC, it has been extremely therapeutic to be with my son and husband. Going swimming, learning to teach my son to ride his new bike (birthday was June 28th) and just being outside has brought a sense of peace during this extremely difficult time. You learn to appreciate all the simple graces of life.
Our favorite thing we have done this summer is to make homemade ice cream. So tasty and easy.
Taking the kids to the pool everyday.
We took a camping trip to Catoctin Mountain Park. The kids loved it!
Anything and everything Navy Yard.
We love exploring the Smithsonian museums!
Our best summer activity so far has been a shady hike around Scott’s Run nature preserve. It rained while we were there but the tall, shade trees only let through a few drops.
Favorite activity so far this summer has been the Touch-a-Truck event at Chantilly Regional Library. Compared to last year, the weather was much better, it was less crowded, and there were more trucks to see. My 4 1/2-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son both loved it.
Hiking at the Falls at Patapsco Valley.
Favorite activity this summer is the Yard’s park splash park. Great place for a picnic and a splash!
Playing outside in our backyard + time at our neighborhood pool!
Favorite thing to do this summer is go to the water park with friends! Have a picnic and walk around the trails.
Taking my 73 year old Daddy camping for the first time in 32 years. He also tried kayaking for the first time on the trip. He loved it and has gone again since then. It was a special time for our family because my Mum died at the end of January, and she hadn’t been able to camp for years because she had severe rheumatoid arthritis. My Daddy was her care giver. They both always have/had the most positive attitudes and never let anything get them down.
Favorite activity so far was our weekend in Lake Anna!! Thank you.
Taking my son and daughter fishing for the first time!
Our best excursion thus far this summer was to Florida to see Granny!
sleeping in 🙂
My favorite thing to do with my kids this summer is go hiking!
My favorite activity so far this summer is having my daughter actively involved in swimming at our local community pool. Seeing Cirque Italia with her would be great!
A hike and rock skipping in Rock Creek Park.
Flag Pond Nature Park. We have a great time and get the annual pass.
Our favorite summer activity so far was attending Star Wars night at the Bowie Baysox Stadium – an inexpensive, local, up-close and interactive experience with TONS of costumed characters and droids. My three boys LOVED it!
I have been reading your blogs/posts/weekly emails since you began!!! Our kids are about the same age since I have followed you through the years! I have not taken my kids to the Botanical Gardens and I want to! You always make it seem so fun there. I really look forward to seeing all your new experiencing with the kids.
We buy season passes to Six Flags America since they are so cheap and it’s very close. We enjoy going when they open and then coming home by 2pm.
Please keep reviewing all your local, wonderful experiences!
So far, movies on the Harbor with my 6 year old has been my fav. We saw the minions.
Here in Fairfax County – summer just started! I actually shuttled my kids to the grandparents for this first week, so that’s my current fave. 🙂
My favorite summertime activity is going to Rehoboth Beach. Hanging on the beach, walking the boardwalk, Funland, eating at Nicola’s, ice cream and family. It’s the best!
My favorite thing we have done so far is flying our $1 kite! We even got it in the air a few times! 🙂
We adore summer and the break from school! Since school just ended a few days ago, we have been enjoying pool time the most so far! Can’t wait for all our summer adventures!
Hershey Park Day with my granddaughters brownie group! Girls Scout Day! best day ever! And a water balloon fight on the patio when we got home! love my girls
Our favorite activity is hanging out at our neighborhood pool. The kids have joined the Swim Team 🙂
My favorite thing is when we have the kids pack a lunch in their backpacks. We’d grab our skates and head for the park. The family would rollerblade in the park around the lake. After that, we’d sit down on the lawn and have our family picnic lunches. On the way home, we’d stop for ice cream and all are happy 🙂
Our favorite activity this summer was inspired by one of your posts: a trip out to the South Mountain Creamery for a tour and a chance to feed the calves. My kids loved it!! We even saw a calf being born. (Thanks for the idea!)
We’ve been enjoying a lot of time at the pool, but looking forward to beach camping this weekend!
I vote for Hannah D’Innocenzo!
By far, our favorite activity so far this summer is having a break to take in the sun. We’ve been gardening and beautifying both at my child’s school and at our home. We’re also enjoying Barbeques with our family and friends.
So far, it’s been pool, pool, pool! We’re going to try the craft session at AC Moore today as our first big summer outing.
Definitely water parks are my kids’ favorite activity. Especially the one in Palisades.
My favorite activity with our son this summer has been staying at the Red Caboose Motel outside of Lancaster, PA. An amazing weekend getaway from DC. You sleep in a real caboose, you take a horse and buggy ride right from the motel to the neighboring Amish farm for a tour, and then ride the Strasburg Railroad (real vintage steam engine) which departs across the street. Add in Dutch Wonderland and you’ve got a very happy camper 🙂
My family would love to see Cirque Italia! So far, our favorite summer fun has been hunting for treasures used book shops, thrift shops and flea markets.
Unexpected favorite so far is letting the kids run loose through the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery!
Playing at the beach
Swimming at the pool!
Actually, so far it’s been getting a post-camp shaved ice and just hanging out. Great ideas above, though, for those no-camp weeks!
Favorite activities so far: pool parties, taking kids to the library, making s’mores, and reading books. We’re just getting started!
Actually, the most fun was the block party with the bouncy house and giant trampoline!
We rented some canoes for father’s day and the kids couldn’t get enough
My favorite places so far this summer are
Lee District Park water park and Anne Marie Sculpture Garden. Thank you for this awesome blog! 🙂
Best part so far was the play date my kids had at Clemyjontri park,Mclean. We went there after 6 and the park was not as crowded . I have a 6 year old and a one year old,since the park has age appropriate slides etc they both equally enjoyed . We did a picnic style dinner at the park itself and let the kids play until they were tired!
Today we made giant bubbles! I found an awesome recipe on-line and we amazed ourselves 🙂
Our most fun summer activity so far has been birthday parties or get togethers with friends – many of which have been at the pool!
Green meadows petting farm!
Spending time with family by the beach and pool
Went for a bike ride and a picnic on 4 mile run with the girls
Best time so far was my son’s first swim meet!
Spending the afternoon at the pool.
Votws are in and the the kids have chosen go karting as their best fun day thus far. We truly enjoy all the great post for ideas on what to do each weekend. Keep em coming
My favorite summertime activity with the kids is visiting all the nature parks in the area for bug hunting, squirrel spotting and exploring!
Hitting the pool!
Swimming at the pool!
My family has enjoyed visiting the farms in the area.
Getting to visit with cousins – pool party
My best so far visiting the national mall in Washington, D.C. I have tow boys 12 ,8 so in hat day the mouses is the best place to be and the kids they in joy it ,and so far your blog was very big helpful four us
My favorite activities this summer have been visiting the museums in DC. I hope we get the opportunity to see the cirque de Italian show this year.
we love the outdoor concerts at brookside gardens. our 5 year old gets exposed to different music and we meet so many families.
It’s hard to pick just one but for a fun activity close to home we love the fountain at the mosaic district across from Target also the stories from Strawberry park are good too. We also love exploring rock creek park and the Georgetown water front.
We visited Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda, MD for the first time and the kids loved it!! There is a small nature center with turtles, snakes, etc., a tadpole pond and a big creek to explore.
Waking up to them snuggled beside me with no where to be, has been my favorite part of summer so far!
My favorite trip was gravelly point. My son loves airplanes and it was the perfect spot for a picnic!
We went camping at Shanadoah national park.
Berry picking at butlers orchard.
Our special harbor splash pad
Our favorite activity so far has been regular bike rides along Sligo Creek
We really enjoyed our family vacation to Rhode Island. We loved the Cliffwalk with its beautiful waterfront mansions and the great seafood.
So far, we have enjoyed cooking together the most.
Jumping in the pool!!!! Splash!!!
Relaxing and enjoying the summer with the family exploring new things!!
Swim meetw with the PG Pool Killler Whale swim team.
Hiking through a nearby national park and then swimming in the river. Lots of kids and lots of smiles and laughter!
Playing in the creek!
Swimming at the pool with the kids
So far, we’ve been going to the splash fountains in the MD & DC and going to the pools!
Swimming in Amalfi Coast. Just got back from beautiful Italy!!
My favorite activity thus far was going to the national zoo.