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AWESOME CON 2018

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03/31/2018 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
WALTER E WASHINGTON CONVENTION CENTER
Address: 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Date/Time:

Friday March 30, 2018: 12:00pm to 8:00pm
Saturday March 31, 2018: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday April 1, 2018: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center- 801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington, DC 20001

Details: Awesome Con welcomes the whole family, with three days of events and activities perfect to share with the kids. Awesome Con is Awesome Con Jr, a family-focused pavilion within Awesome Con. Awesome Con Jr will provide hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs just for kids including interactive opportunities, a kids costume parade, and more! If you’re bringing a child 10 or younger, use the coupon code to make your kids tickets free! To redeem, add the kids tickets to your shopping cart and enter AWESOMEJR in the Coupon Code box at checkout.

Event Type: Comic Convention

Age Group: All Ages

Information: http://awesome-con.com/

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  • 06/24/2018 10:00 AM - 06/24/2018 6:00 PM
    St. Charles Towne Center celebrates family fun with Summer Scavenger Hunt, June 23 – August 18
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    WHAT:  Summer Scavenger Hunt at St. Charles Towne Center  Families invited to search, spin and win weekly!

    WHEN:
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    Address: 37260 Manor Rd, Chaptico, Maryland

    Phone: (240) 925-4415

    Website: https://www.facebook.com/LadybugsAlive/

    Pricing: Kids ages 4 and under FREE/Kids ages 5 to 10 $5/Ages 10 and up $10

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  • 06/28/2018 10:00 AM - 06/28/2018 11:00 AM

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    Date: Every Thursday June 28, 2018- July 26, 2018

    Time: 10:00 AM

    Location:

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    Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

    Time: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

    Location: Town Hall- La Plata, MD

    Details: Celebrate the 4th of July at Town Hall.  Enjoy delicious food and fun with friends. Free hot dogs, watermelon. Lots to do with the kids...water slides, splash pad and more.

    Event Type: Family Friendly

    Age Group: All Ages

    Cost: FREE

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    Date: Wednesday, July 4, 2018
    Time: 4:30 PM -9:30 PM
    Location: Regency Furniture Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf

    Details: Event held rain or shine. Fun for the whole family!

    • Browse local food and drink vendors.
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    Time: 10:00 AM

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    Get your tickets by June 14th and pay $15 per adult, $5 per child (3-12 yrs)
    After that, regular price tickets are available for $20 per adult, $5 per child (3-12 yrs)

    Infants & Toddlers under 3 enter FREE

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    • Fireworks display
    • Junior balloonist STEM demonstration
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    • PLUS walk inside a full-size inflated balloon!

    Tethered hot air balloon rides will be available during the festival for an additional fee (weather dependent).

    IMPORTANT DETAILS:

    • Online ticket sales only
    • This is a rain or shine event with no reschedule date and no refunds for general admission
    • All balloon activities & fireworks are wind and weather permitting, subject to authorization by on site FAA & pyrotechnics representatives. Remember, balloons cannot go up if wind speeds are 7mph or greater.
    • Free on-site parking at Jefferson Patterson Park with courtesy shuttles for guests with small children,
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  • 07/18/2018 11:00 AM - 07/18/2018 12:00 PM

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    June 20th- Musical Entertainment by Andrés Salguero

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    Date: $2 Nights take place every 3rd Friday of the Month

    Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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    Details: Check out Aquafina $2 Family Fun Nights at the Museum! Enjoy three floors of interactive exhibits along with fun and engaging programs for just $2 per person from 4-8PM! Also take part in drop-in programming including our interactive Circle Time featuring stories and songs, visit the SPCA and more!

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    Date: April 17, 2018

    • Elite 301139-EL Tu Jul 10 6:00-7:00p
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    • Port Tobacco 301139-PT Sa Aug 18 10:30-11:30a

    Details: Give your toddler a chef’s hat and an apron and watch the fun begin! We will
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    Age Group: 3-5
    Resident Fee: $12 • Non-Resident Fee: $14

    Event Link - Page 14

  • 07/26/2018 6:00 PM - 07/26/2018 7:30 PM

    JR CHEF

    Date/Time/Location:

    • Elite Gym (301233-EL) Thursday July 26, 2018 at 6:00-7:30 PM
    • Davis (301233-DA) Thursday August 2, 2018 at 6:00-7:30 PM

    Details: Discover fun summer food creations with us! Aspiring chefs learn creative
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    Age Group: 6-12
    Resident Fee: $12 • Non-Resident Fee: $14

    Event Link - Page 14

  • 07/28/2018 12:00 PM - 07/28/2018 2:00 PM

    KIDS DAY- BOBBY MCKEYS DUELING PIANO

    Date:

    • March 31
    • April 21(4PM start/all ages show)
    • May 19
    • June 23
    • July 28
    • August 25
    • September 22
    • October 27

    Time: 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

    Location: Bobby McKeys, National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

    Details: At least one Saturday afternoon of each month, Bobby McKey’s goes all ages and welcomes the youngest music enthusiasts. We pair two hours of all-request live music with a lunch buffet, that’s sure to make everyone happy. Doors open at noon and the show runs from 12:30-2:30.  Let’s nourish your child’s enthusiasm for music and movement at Bobby McKey’s! Bobby McKey's should definitely be on your list of things to do with kid's in the D.C. area, as it is an experience like no other, and will have the whole family singing in KEY!

    Cost: Price includes seats, fountain drink, & buffet. Ages 2 & Up- $20/Under Age 2- FREE

    Event Link

     

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  • 09/23/2018 10:00 AM - 09/23/2018 5:00 PM

    Date: SEPTEMBER 23

    Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM
    Location: Kids Museum - 6400 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda MD

    Details: The DC Region’s largest annual family festival celebrating creativity and innovation.

    As part of KID Museum’s ongoing effort to expose children and adults alike to the power of hands-on maker learning, KIDfest inspires them to find their own “spark.” The festival encourages attendees of all ages to explore STEM, art and creative pursuits of all kinds.

    Cost: FREE PARKING & ADMISSION
    ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

    http://kid-museum.org/

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