The Big Build is Back!
The Big Build returns to the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This hands-on FREE festival provides opportunities for kids and adults to build, design and construct side-by-side with roofers, plumbers, engineers, designers and artisans while celebrating the world we design and build. Learn more at nbm.org/big-build/
Get Scary with the Animals with Boo at the Zoo!
Boo at the Zoo, Smithsonian’s National Zoo’s family-friendly Halloween event, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, is Oct. 20, 21 and 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets include after-hours access at the Elephant Community Center, Small Mammal House and Reptile Discovery Center; a souvenir tote bag and 30 trick-or-treat stations.
Disney On Ice Returns to Fairfax!
Join Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Daisy and Goofy as they journey through the timeless stories of Cinderella, Aladdin, and Toy Story, and today’s favorites including Encanto, Frozen 2, and Moana! Create enchanted memories at “Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars” when it visits EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, Va., October 5-9.
A Tasty Opportunity to Benefit Childhood Hunger
Join No Kid Hungry for a must-attend afternoon October 8, 1-4 p.m., featuring exceptional eats from D.C.’s top culinary talents and renowned No Kid Hungry chef supporters, entertainment, games and more. 100% of this Taste the Nation event proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in the U.S., including in our local communities. Ages 0-10 attend free; family packages available. M St SE & New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20003. Can’t make the event? Visit nokidhungry.org to find out other ways you and your kids can help.
Celebrating Arts, Community and Diversity in Wheaton
The 7th Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival on Sunday, October 15, 2023 is themed “Art to Action.” After the parade fun, the festival invites community members and visitors to eat together, to listen to music and readings, watch dance, view paintings and sculpture, talk to each other and even make art. Roadways will be closed to motor vehicles so people can appreciate Wheaton at a slower pace, as a walkable community. 10 a.m.-5 p.m, Marian Fryer Town Plaza, 2424 Reedie Dr, Wheaton, MD 20902