June 22 Plaza Party. All ages (family-friendly event). 6 to 8 p.m. Live music and fun! Outdoor games, 12+ outdoor patios and dining options. Plus Bubble Spectacular Shows, Pop Up Fountain and fun for the kids, too! Full schedule online. FREE Village at Leesburg, Leesburg, VA.

June 22, 23 and 24 TotSwap Consignment Sale. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. 400+ families sell their new and gently used infant to teen items! Thousands of children's items up to 90% off retail with additional markdowns on Sunday. Books, games, toys, baby gear, clothing, shoes, accessories, electronics, baby carriers and more! Specific details outlined online. FREE Montgomery County Fairgrounds, Gaithersburg, MD.

June 23 Books Alive!. Kids ages 7 and under. 10 to 11:30 a.m. The Shady Grove Middle School Drama Club, in partnership with local author and composer Steven Sellers Lapham, presents "A Musical Adaption of Spinky Sulks," based on William Steig's children's book. Spinky gets into a super pouty bad mood that goes on and on until finally he's tired of it but can't figure out how to reverse it. Bring a blanket and picnic lunch and stay after the program to enjoy the unique nature play space. FREE Constitution Gardens, 112 Brookes Ave., Olde Towne Gaithersburg, MD.

June 23 Family Fun Movie Nights: "Storks". All ages. 7 p.m. Looking for something FREE and fun for your family to do on a Friday night?!? How about a movie on the new state-of-the-art big screen? Each movie is rated PG. An adult must accompany anyone under the age of 14. Bring canned food to be donated to Britepaths. FREE Sherwood Community Center, Fairfax, VA.

June 24 Vine on the Waterfront. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 6 p.m. The festival is a community-based event featuring tastes of local foods and wine, as well as artisans, a Children's Corner and live entertainment. The event transforms the park into a lively festival! Tickets online. $$ Oronoca Bay Park, Old Town Alexandria, VA.

June 24 & 25 National Capital Barbecue Battle. All ages (family-friendly event). Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. This is an annual competition between top BBQ restaurants from the area and around the country. If you love barbecue you'll love the food samples, cooking demonstrations, interactive displays and children's activities at this sizzling summer festival. Tickets online. $$ Pennsylvania Ave., between 9th and 14th Sts., Washington, DC.

June 24 & 25 Explore Gaithersburg During Heritage Days. All ages. Noon to 4 p.m. The Community Museum is part of the rail complex in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. Explore a caboose and RDC rail car, take a photo with the 1918 steam locomotive, and discover the hands-on learning centers. The Observatory is one of six around the globe, it played an important role in the efforts of scientists to determine the wobble of the Earth on its polar axis to aid in navigation and is still used today. FREE Gaithersburg Community Museum, 9 South Summit Ave., Observatory Park, 100 DeSellum Ave., Gaithersburg, MD.

June 25 Celebrate International Mud Day. All ages (family-friendly event). Noon to 4 p.m. Everyone is encouraged to stomp, splash and get dirty! Feature giant mud play areas like the Mega Mud Pit, and the Mini Mud Pit for the little ones. Make mud pies in the Mud Kitchen and the trees some personality with a Squish-a-Face Forest Friend activity, using clay, mud and natural materials to make faces on the trees. Take home some creations too! There's a rinse off station too - don't forget your towel! $$ Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD.

June 26 through 30 Under the Big Top. All ages (family-friendly event). 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come one! Come all! To the B&O's circus celebration, Under the Big Top! Join us for circus fun as you saddle up one of our prancing "ponies." Walk the "high-wire"! Tame a "lion"! Try your luck playing carnival games or make your own lion and elephant mask. 11 a.m. Story time. 11:30 a.m. "Circus" Train Ride (Thursday & Friday only). Tickets online. $$ B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore, MD.

June 28, 29 & 30 Galapagos George with Barefoot Puppets. Kids ages 4 to 8. Times vary. Based on the true story of "Lonesome George," this show tells the tale of a truly one-on-a-kind tortoise from the Galapagos Islands. Described as "an uplifting eco-fable," this engaging theatrical piece shares an important lesson about man's impact upon the environment. Tickets online. $$ Discovery Theater at Ripley Center, Washington, DC.

Now through August 14 Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook. All ages (family-friendly event). Dates and times vary. When Junie B. Jones, with her two bestest friends in the world, loses her new furry mittens to some "stealers," she has to investigate. But Junie B. might have something she forgot to return, too. Tickets online. $$ Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, MD.