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Destination Parties & Places


Ashburn Ice House
Let the Ashburn Ice House take care of all your party details. Our party host or hostess prepares your room, serves your beverages and food and then does all the clean up. Call today to reserve you party!
www.ashburnice.com , 21595 Smith Switch Rd., Ashburn, VA, 703-858-0300.


Big Train 2019
Big Train Party Picnics at Povich Field! Birthdays, school fundraisers, scout troops, sports teams, neighborhoods, family and friends. Small-town baseball at its best. Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD.
www.bigtrain.org , 301-379-9145.


Buffalo Gap Retreat
A family and eco-friendly retreat and campground in the mountains of West Virginia with lake activities, hiking trails and spa amenities. Cottages and camp site rentals available.
www.BuffaloGapRetreat.com , 229 Cool Creek Rd., Capon Bridge, WV,


Camp Olympia
Enjoy an outdoor party with pony rides for children ages 2-7. Ages 8+ can enjoy a hands-on introduction to horses.
www.camp-olympia.com , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.


The Castle Laser Tag
Call today to schedule your event. Birthday parties. Team or group outings. Corporate events. Team building. Arcade and ropes course at Gaithersburg location. Two Great Locations: 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, MD, 301-352-8413. 9100 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg, MD 240-224-7766.


Clark's Elioak Farm
Available daily: petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, Enchanted Forest attractions, playground, play area, picnic area, country store and kids' jump course. Birthday parties and tours also available.
www.clarklandfarm.com , 10500 Route 198, Ellicott City, MD, 410-730-4049.


Dynamite Gyms
Birthday Parties & Events Facilitated by Dynamite Gyms
Kids will flip, climb and have a blast during the best birthday party ever! We have four specialized facilities; three in Rockville and one in Gaithersburg, all with phenomenal staff! We have tons of options to make sure your child's special day is a success. Just bring the cake and the birthday kid, and we got the rest!
www.gynamitegyms.com/parties/ ,


Gaithersburg Community Museum
City of Gaithersburg
History...Trains...Hands-on Fun and more at this family-friendly museum in the Olde Towne railroad complex. A perfect setting for train-themed birthday parties.
www.gaithersburgmd.gov , 9 S. Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6160.


Gaylord National
Grab the kids and make your next vacation destination Gaylord National Resort. When you stay at our award-winning location, you will experience new and exciting interactive adventures.
www.gaylordhotels.com , National Harbor, MD, 301-965-4000.


Glen Echo Park Aquarium
A Chesapeake Bay Discovery Center
Come discover everything under the sea! Perfect for families, school groups, scouts and birthdays. Open: Saturdays, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, noon-5 p.m. Weekday by appointment.
www.GEPAquarium.org , Glen Echo, MD, 301-955-6256.


International Spy Museum
The International Spy Museum is a great place for the whole family to test their spy skills and learn about the hidden world of espionage.
www.spymuseum.org , 700 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, DC,


Library of Congress
Baseball Americana
The yearlong exhibit closes July 27, 2019. "Baseball Americana" explores baseball's past and present for fans of all ages. The exhibition features historical images, baseball cards and a baseball-card-themed photo station.
www.loc.gov/baseball , 10 First St., SE, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC,


Rebounderz Sterling
If you want a unique birthday party for all ages where they encourage jumping off the walls, come to Rebounderz Sterling today to book your event!
www.rebounderzsterling.com , 22400 Davis Dr., Sterling, VA, 703-831-6944.


Robot Works
We love robots and so do kids! Contact us for more information about birthday parties at Robot Works.
www.robotworksacademy.net , 703-364-5418.


Silver Stars Gymnastics
We offer COMPLETE birthday party packages, including gymnastics fun, pizza, juice, paper products and goodie bags. The staff is friendly, helpful and experienced.
www.gosilverstars.com , Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-0938.


Tiny Dancers
Ages 3-6. Fabulous fairy tale birthday parties that include stories, costumes, props and a craft. All participants receive a handmade tutu and a tiara, and there is a special gift for the birthday girl. Fairfax, Alexandria and Mosaic.
www.tinydancers.com , info@tinydancers.com, 703-385-5580.


Uptown Alley
Strike Up The Entertainment
Beat the heat with Two Story Laser Tag, Luxury Bowling, The Ultimate Arcade and Red Embers Grill. Get your Summer Fun pass for only $9!
www.uptownalleymanassas.com , Manassas, VA, 571-719-3384.


Urban Kangaroo Dance Crew
We Bring the Dance Party to You
We bring the hip hop dance party to you! We provide the latest music, energetic warm ups, dance realated games and age-apprpriate choreography.
www.urbankangaroodc.com , 703-868-3976.


Urban Pirates
Baltimore's Swashbuckling Adventure! Adventure cruises, private charters, birthday packages, pirate story time, school field trips, preschool activities.
www.urbanpirates.com , 410-327-8378.


Entertainment & Events


Avalon Theatre
Weekend Family Matinees
On select mornings, we feature classic movies, soon-to-be-released titles, independent films and live performances for the whole family that are engaging, respectful, violence-free and ridiculously fun!
www.theavalon.org , 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-6000.


Balloons by Justin
Balloon Artist
Balloons inflate smiles! Balloon creations and entertainment for parties, festivals, carnivals, bazaars or any other occasion.
justin.hamilton77@gmail.com, 703-569-7483.


Carousel Puppets
Puppet shows for all occasions. Marionettes and hand puppets, lively music and lots of audience participation. Puppet-making workshops and goodie bags available. Professional puppeteer. Serving MD, VA and DC area.
www.carouselpuppets.com , requests@carouselpuppets.com, 703-444-9426.


Celebrate Fairfax
June 7-9, 2019. Tickets. Free shuttle buses from Fair Lakes Circle and Fair Oaks Mall. Fireworks, petting zoo, carnvial rides, Children's Avenue, kids crafts, and more Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA.
www.celebratefairfax.com , Fairfax, VA,


Michael Chamberlin, Magician
Known as the "Dean of Deception" across Washington for over 30 years at birthdays, schools and libraries. Michael's seamless blend of comedy and magic creates a dazzling show for all ages.
www.mikecmagic.com , mikecmagic@hotmail.com, 301-656-5693.


Cirque du Soleil VOLTA
VOLTA opens July 26, 2019 under the Big Top at Tysons II. VOLTA is a captivating voyage of discovery inspired in part by the adventurous spirit that fuels the culture of street sports. 1-877-9CIRQUE.
www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta , Tysons, VA,


Club SciKidz
Looking for engaging and fun entertainment for your child's birthday party? We bring the SCIENCE FUN to your party! Perfect for ages 4-12. Entertainment includes a cool science demo, hands-on activity and a themed goodie bag. Choose from a wide variety of topics or we can tailor a party to meet your child's interests.
www.clubscikidzmd.com , 267-250-0172.


DC JazzFest
Jazz 'n Families Fun Day weekend celebrates jazz & visual arts with performances by more than a dozen artists and rising star ensembles June 1-2, 2019. See website for complete schedule.
www.dcjazzfest.org/jazz-n-families-fun-days , Washington, DC, 202-800-8230.


Dinosaur Birthday Party
Does your budding paleontologist want to find real dinosaur fossils? Dr. Peter Kranz, dinosaur paleontologist, provides field trips, home parties and other opportunities to have fun!
www.dinosaurfund.org , 202-547-3326.


Dulles Town Center's Kids Club
Play Date Thursday features free entertainment & educational activities for kids every single week! Events begin at 10 a.m.
www.shopdullestowncenter.com , 21100 Dulles Town Circle, Dulles, VA, 703-404-7120.


Eric Energy
Team Eric Energy can make science fun at your party, camp, school assembly, STEM night or festival. Perfect for preschools and wide-ranging age groups. Sixty-minute shows that focus on various science experiments and topics.
www.ericenergy.com , 410-336-8295.


The Face Paint Lady
The Face Paint Lady's gestural style is quick, fun and joyful. You'll get great photos and memories that last a lifetime.
www.TheFacePaintLady.com , 301-221-5640.


Imagination Bethesda
A children's street festival celebrating the arts! June 1, 2019; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Live entertainment, hands-on creative activities, face painters, roving performers, balloonists and more! The festival takes place at the corner of Woodmont Avenue and Elm Street in downtown Bethesda.
www.bethesda.org , 301-215-6660.


Mad Science
Our 45-60 minute parties are full of spectacular science experiments! Experience chemical reactions, amazing physics and even make your own project!
www.dc.madscience.org , parties@madscienceofdc.com, 301-593-4777.


Mister Barry
Mister Barry's hilarious eye-popping magic will make your next party amazingly successful, memorable and fun - guaranteed!
www.misterbarry.com , 703-851-7606.


Olney Theatre Center
Maryland's longest running professional theater. Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) presents the magic of theater to young kids with a series of presentations based on their favorite books. Ask about group rates and summer camps.
www.olneytheatre.org , 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring, Olney, MD, 301-924-3400.


Strathmore
Engage at Every Stage! With vibrant events for families throughout the year, Strathmore inspires our littlest audience members to learn and explore.
www.strathmore.org/kids , 5301 Tuckerman La., North Bethesda, MD, 301-581-5100.


SummerFest
Saturday, June 29, 2019; 5-11:30 p.m. The City of Gaithersburg's SummerFest is a free evening of non-stop entertainment with live music, inflatables, fun family activities and a spectacular fireworks display and SummerGlo After-Party.
www.gaithersburgmd.gov , Bohrer Park, Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6350.


Taste of Reston
An event featuring two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on four stages and a Family Fun Zone. June 14-15, 2019.
www.restontaste.com , Reston Town Center, Reston, VA,


Under The Sea
We bring live marine animals, such as crabs, sea stars and sharks, to your birthday party for an exciting and educational look at some amazing sea creatures.
www.touchthesea.org , 703-464-4763.


Party Services & Supplies


Mr. Omelette Caterers
Complete dairy caterer specializing in omelettes, waffles, pasta dishes, crepes...made to order at your location. Cappuccino & fresh fruit smoothie bars. Carnival carts--popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, snow cones, pretzels. Serving MD, DC & VA.
www.Mromelettemd.com , 301-340-2800.


Resources


Cultural Tourism DC
A nonprofit linking you to Washington's heritage and arts.
www.culturaltourismdc.org ,


Destination DC
Make DC yours. Plan outings in your own backyard. The official tourism site of Washington, DC.
www.washington.org , 202-789-7000.


Fairfax County Visitors Center
Come to Fairfax County, VA and connect with America! Experience iconic historical and cultural attractions, outdoor adventures and fun events. Let Fairfax surprise you!
www.FXVA.com , 703-752-9500.


Maryland Office of Tourism
Plan a Maryland vacation. A guide to history and heritage, state parks and more.
www.visitmaryland.org ,


Vacation in Virginia
Fifty-one cool places for kids. Be a colonist, astronaut, soldier, scientist.
www.Virginia.org ,


Virginia Tourism
Fun for kids in Virginia. Fun family day trips.
www.funforkids.virginia.cc ,