Spring is here, and the months of April, May, and June are packed with family-friendly festivals in the Northern Virginia area. Here is our official "Kid Trips Top Picks" list of our favorites for 2013. Bookmark this page, share it with your friends, and mark your calendar. You won't want to miss these epic local events!
A workshop by a museum educator highlighting some "hidden gems" in the Washington D.C. area? YES PLEASE! Sounds like a match made in heaven for the Kid Trips Crew. On Tuesday, March 26th at 11:30 a.m. to be part of this special workshop area parents won't want to miss!
POTOMAC RIVER RUNNING
4th Annual Burke Rockstar Run 8K
Proceeds to benefit
The Celebrate Cherie Scholarship Fund
8 a.m ■ April 28, 2013 ■ Burke, VA
What: The 4th annual Burke Center Rockstar Run will be an 8K course down Burke Center Parkway, in Burke VA. This is the only race of its kind in Burke.
Who: The race net proceeds will be donated to The Celebrate Cherie Scholarship Fund, an Annual Scholarship for a deserving area student attending a graduate level Physical Therapy program. For 2012 we anticipate approximately 1000 area runners. In addition, every runner also brings associated volunteers and spectators, making the total attendance much greater!
When: The event will be held Sunday morning, April 28th, 2013. The 8K will begin at 8:00AM with the 1-Mile Fun Run to follow. A post-race festival with music and awards ceremony will be held immediately following the race. This event is kid friendly!
Where: Burke, VA: 5175 Burke Center Parkway
For additional race information visit http://www.prraces.com/rockstar/.
The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton is a place for visual arts, performances, classes, and more. Their family-friendly spring events include the show "Cinderella: The True Story," a weekly farmers' market, an Asian Art and Culture Festival, an Art Walk and more.
Find out about these programs in greater detail below and enter to win a 4 pack of tickets to "Cinderella: The True Story."
To beat the winter blahs, we decided to pack up the kids after work one Friday night and drive into New York City for the weekend. It was a good plan, except that there was a snowstorm, so the highway driving was a bit harrowing. Fortunately, not many travelers were foolish enough to be on the road, so we didn't encounter much traffic. (Yes, we probably should have stayed home, but the hotel was prepaid!) Braving the wintery weather and arriving close to midnight, we were relieved to find that New York really is the city that never sleeps.
Cherry Blossom Festival
March 20 – April 14, 2013
Just as weary locals are more than ready to say goodbye to the winter along comes the Cherry Blossoms Festival. As many of you know, this Metro DC area event ushers in a spring right of passage. This year’s celebration will be held from March 20 – April 14, 2013.
For those that haven't seen it you must, must go at least once. It is truly breathtaking to see 3,000 trees come to life at the Jefferson Memorial & Tidal Basin. Try to go on a weekday and enjoy the site without the rest of humanity that comes to the area for this momentous event. This year’s parade will be held on April 13, 2013.
Want some more fun facts about the event? Read below:
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