This Weekend: Family-Friendly Fun in the City



This weekend, engage in some family friendly fun, from working out to experiencing international history and culture with my top picks:

Rock and Roll Hoop Dance

Friday, August 1, 2014

hulaLooking for a fun out-of-the-box workout for your Friday night? Get abs of steel with Rock and Roll Hoop Dance at the Anacostia Arts Center. What’s more, hooping is a great way to loosen up and blow off some steam from the workweek.

The evening will conclude with a rockin’ hula hoop performance for take home ideas. Hoops will be provided and available for purchase. Adults and children are welcome.

Workshop 7:30-9:00, Performance 9:30-10:00

Tickets are $20. Get more info HERE.

Friendship Firehouse Festival

Saturday, August 2, 2014

friendshipfire2Many parents will be venturing slightly out of the city to Alexandria this weekend for the annual Friendship Firehouse Festival this Saturday. The popular family event features antique fire apparatus, craft booths, displays by Alexandria merchants, and live music.

In addition to the day’s outdoor events, festival participants will enjoy visiting the Friendship Firehouse Museum, originally built as a firehouse in 1855.

Food and beverages are available. Children will receive free fire helmets and are treated to a supervised visit inside the City’s fire trucks.

Get more info HERE.

DC AFrica Festival

Sunday, August 3, 2014

dcafricaThis Sunday, the 5th annual Africa Festival will celebrate diverse communities of the District’s African diaspora through art, culture, food, history and music from Noon – 6pm at the Ronald Reagan Building’s Woodrow Wilson Plaza. One  of the District’s most anticipated cultural events, thousands of attendees, witness a unique testament to the growth and presence of the District’s African residents.

This year, the family-friendly event will feature a Community Fashion Runway that will highlight the diversity of textiles and styles that characterize African attire. The fashion show encourages participation from the public, who are invited to bring unique traditional or contemporary African style center-stage.

This event is free and open to the public. Get more info HERE.

As always, if you’re looking for more to keep you busy throughout the weekend, check out these recurring events: Drive in Movies at Union Market, Picnic in the Park at Farragut Square, Free Summer Saturdays at the Corcoran, Hill Country’s Backyard BBQ at the National Building Museum,Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery and Art Soiree’s Saturday Night Rooftop Fusion at the Beacon Sky Bar.


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