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Top o’ the Weekend

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If the alpine landscape in the photo didn’t give it away, the jacket surely did.  We’re not in DC.  But even on vacation in the mountains of Colorado, I remain a dedicated blogger.  And with that, here are this week’s recommendations for fun with the kids FRiday through Sunday…in the DC-metro. Happy Weekend!

LEGOS Galore  BrickFair, the nation’s largest LEGO Fan Festival, takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center. From 11am – 4pm both days, guests can behold some amazing creations constructed by LEGO enthusiasts from around the world. Admission is $9/person, $30/family of 4, free for children 3 and under.

Movies Under the Stars – The 15th Annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival began last night and continues this evening with a viewing of Tangled at 8:30pm.  Taking place at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, several more family films will be screened throughout the weekend, and there will on-site dining (popcorn, candy, pizza, & fare from Hard Times Cafe of Bethesda).  Admission is free, but $1 food tickets can be purchased there, with a portion of the proceeds going to NIH Children’s Charities.

Mail Art WorkshopDiscover the fun of creative correspondence at the National Postal Museum. They’ll provide colorful materials, canceled postage stamps, inspiration, and everything else needed to make a unique piece of mail art. Drop in, get creative, and send the mail on its way to brighten someone’s day.

Edible Color WheelThe Corcoran is hosting a free art workshop for kids ages 4-12 on Saturday from 10:30am – 2pm. Participants will use icing to discover how to mix primary colors into secondary colors and create their own edible color wheels.

Fairfax County 4-H FairThe fun began Thursday at Frying Pan Farm Park with an old-fashioned carnival featuring amusements, rides, and food vendors that runs through the weekend. The 4-H part of the 63rd Annual Fairfax County 4-H Fair takes place on Saturday and Sunday.  See the website for schedules and more details.

Get a Legg UpThe final matches of the annual Legg Mason Tennis Classic will be played this weekend.  Tickets, while not cheap, are still available for all of the sessions.  Visit the official website to see who is still swinging in the tourney and to reserve seats online.

Children’s Theatre-in-the-WoodsThere’s only one more week to enjoy Wolf Trap’s summer family theatre series.  On Saturday, Secret Agent Skidoo and Instant Opera! Will take the outdoor stage among the trees.  Tickets are $8 for both shows. Read the KFDC review of the CTITW series here.

International Spy MuseumPut a little mystery into the weekend with a visit to the International Spy Museum.  I know… it’s one of the few DC museums that charges admission, but Goldstar currently has a deal for half-price tickets. The exhibits would probably be enjoyed best by kids ages 5 and older.

And these KFDC posts have even more ideas for recreation with the kids:

Joys of Summer

The Best Places in the DC Area to Enjoy a Beautiful Day Outdoors with the Kids

Rainy Day Recreation (ie, Indoor Fun)

Stay Entertained Through Summer

And be sure to have a gander at last weekend’s suggestions, several of which remain relevant now.


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BrickFair – Legos, Legos, and More Legos

If you and the kids thought the “Towering Ambition” Lego exhibit at the National Building Museum was cool (or maybe you haven’t seen it, but still really like Legos), then check this out: BrickFair, the nation’s largest Lego Fan Festival, is happening this weekend, August 7-8, at the Dulles Expo & Conference Center. From 11am – 4pm both days, guests can behold some amazing Lego creations constructed by Lego enthusiasts from around the world. Admission is $10/adult, $7/children.

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