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99 Days of Summer! (August 19-25)

Two more weeks until the start of school! Here are some activities to keep you busy for the last weeks of summer.

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Tuesday 08/14/2018
99 Days of Summer! (August 12-18)
Updated: August 14, 2018 - 12:57 pm

How is it already mid-August? We’re as shocked as you. Here are some activities to help you enjoy the waning days of summer

Tuesday 08/07/2018
99 Days of Summer! (August 5-11)
Updated: August 07, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Happy August! Get outside and enjoy the warm weather after two weeks of rain. Here are some outdoor activities you and your kiddos can enjoy together.

Tuesday 07/31/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: July 29-August 4)
Posted: July 31, 2018

Rain, rain, go away. Come again another day. Oh but, the forecast calls for another rainy week. Here are some indoor activities to keep the little ones occupied.

Friday 07/27/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: July 22-28)
Updated: July 27, 2018 - 1:54 pm

This week is going to be a rainy one. Here are a few ideas to keep your kids (and you, when you are on kid duty) from getting bored.

Monday 07/23/2018
Best Local Spots for Sweet, Icy Treats
Updated: August 02, 2018 - 1:28 pm

Let’s face it: Summer is hot in our area. Both the temperatures and humidity are high, but, there is one tried and true method of beating the heat—spoon deep in a frozen treat.

Monday 07/16/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: July 15-21)
Updated: July 23, 2018 - 1:11 pm

There are 99 days of summer and 99 opportunities to do something fun. Here are a few ideas for this week.

Monday 07/09/2018
7 Apps to Get Kids Outside Exploring this Summer
Updated: August 16, 2018 - 5:06 pm

For kids, summer means one thing: freedom. For most parents, this freedom begs the question: “How am I going to keep the kids entertained all break?”

99 Days of Summer! (Week: July 8-14)
Updated: July 09, 2018 - 11:09 am

OK, the dog days of summer are here. But we have some fun ideas to help you get through this hot spell and keep summer enjoyable.

Thursday 07/05/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: July 1-7)
Updated: July 05, 2018 - 2:17 pm

What? How is it July already? Don’t fret. We’ve got you covered with lots of fun things to do for each and every one of this summer’s 99 days. Here are a few ideas for this week.

Friday 06/29/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: June 24-30)
Updated: June 29, 2018 - 4:24 pm

There are 99 days of summer and 99 opportunities to do something fun. Here are a few ideas for this week.

Wednesday 06/20/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: June 17-23)
Updated: June 20, 2018 - 2:02 pm

There are 99 days of summer and 99 opportunities to do something fun. Here are a few ideas for this week.

Friday 06/15/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: June 10-16)
Updated: June 15, 2018 - 1:56 pm

There are 99 days of summer and 99 opportunities to do something fun. Here are a few ideas for this week.

Thursday 06/07/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: June 3-9)
Updated: July 09, 2018 - 12:01 pm

There are 99 days of summer and 99 opportunities to do something fun. Here are a few ideas for this week.

Wednesday 05/30/2018
99 Days of Summer! (Week: May 28-June 2)
Updated: May 30, 2018 - 2:45 pm

There are 99 days of summer. Here’s an activity for each and every one of them, one week at a time, starting with Memorial Day.

10 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day in the DMV
Updated: June 29, 2018 - 10:50 am

Dads, stepdads, granddads, uncles and other father figures are pretty great. They help pack lunches, do the morning school run, read stories and impart wisdom like how to throw the perfect spiral, or how to get epic grill marks. Plus, we can always count on their endless supply of dad jokes (bad puns and all) to brighten any day.

Take a Hike! 10 of the Area’s Best Hiking Trails
Updated: June 29, 2018 - 11:21 am

Being outdoors does wonders for our health — it takes us away from our computer screens, boosts our vitamin D exposure, gets us breathing fresh air and improves our mental well-being. Hiking is just one outdoor activity that can do all of this and more, and is also a great way to explore the DMV area.

Tuesday 04/17/2018
Earth Day 2018 in the DMV
Updated: April 17, 2018 - 12:43 pm

Our planet is truly a magnificent place. From its majestic mountaintops both above ground and underwater to the lush green forests, our earth is an incredibly complex ecosystem. This is why it needs protection.

Monday 04/02/2018
16 Tasty Spots to Enjoy National Empanada Day
Posted: April 02, 2018

Coat anything in a doughy crust, and it’s pretty magical. Empanadas are no exception. Empanada fillings can be sweet or savory, and the dough is typically folded over meat, cheese or other tasty fillings. Every country seems to have their own kind of empanada — think Italian calzones or Jamaican patties. In Latin American and Spanish cultures, empanada translates to “coat in bread.”

Monday 03/26/2018
12 Family-Friendly Easter Events
Updated: April 03, 2018 - 11:08 am

Nothing says “warmer weather ahead” like a basket full of plastic eggs, pastel candies and spring activities! Perfect for the whole family, these 12 activities and events scattered throughout the DMV area will help you hop into spring.

14 Fun Easter Crafts, Recipes and Activities for Kids
Updated: March 26, 2018 - 3:55 pm

Easter is just around the corner! Get festive for the holiday with one of these Easter crafts, recipes and activities you and your kids will have a blast working on together.

Monday 03/19/2018
Best Places to Grab a Cup of Coffee Around D.C.
Updated: May 31, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Do you like your coffee black and no-frills? Or is a sweet and milky iced latte more your thing? 

Monday 03/05/2018
8 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the DMV
Updated: May 31, 2018 - 1:12 pm

It's time to bring out your favorite green attire  St. Patrick's Day is almost here! From parades to festivals, here are some of the best ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the DMV ... for leprechauns of all ages!

Wednesday 02/28/2018
Washington FAMILY's Summer Camp & Activities Fair March 2018
Updated: March 13, 2018 - 4:50 pm

Are you looking for the perfect summer camp for your child?

Friday 02/16/2018
Throw a Hot-Pot Dinner Party
Updated: February 16, 2018 - 3:44 pm

Heat up your next get-together by inviting family and friends over to try a DIY trend, the hot-pot party. It can be easy to prep and your guests can enjoy cooking and customizing their own meals.

Tuesday 01/30/2018
14 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events
Updated: February 02, 2018 - 11:41 am

14 Family-Friendly Valentine’s Day Events

Thursday 01/11/2018
Washington FAMILY's Summer Camp & Activities Fair January 2018
Posted: January 11, 2018

Are you looking for the perfect summer camp for your child?

Thursday 12/28/2017
17 Family-Friendly New Year’s Celebrations in the DMV
Updated: December 28, 2017 - 4:27 pm

Ring in 2018 and have a blast with the whole family at one of these local New Year's events!

Tuesday 12/05/2017
Holiday Bucket List: 25 Festive Things to Do and See Around the DMV
Updated: May 31, 2018 - 1:17 pm

Holiday Bucket List: 25 Festive Things to Do and See Around the DMV

Wednesday 11/01/2017
20 Local Turkey Trots
Updated: November 01, 2017 - 2:19 pm

Before you sit down to gobble up turkey with all the trimmings, lace up your shoes and get moving! These community races offer a variety of distance runs, plus walks and kids’ events to get the family outside burning off that pumpkin pie!

Wednesday 10/25/2017
16 Awesome DIY Decorating Ideas for Your Halloween Party
Updated: October 26, 2017 - 1:51 pm

Halloween is almost here! If you’re hosting a party this year, impress your friends with these festive, affordable and easy decoration ideas!

Thursday 10/12/2017
27 Family-Friendly Halloween Movies on Netflix, Freeform and Amazon
Updated: October 25, 2017 - 6:09 pm

October is in full swing! So grab some popcorn, curl up on the couch and enjoy one of these spooky or not-so-spooky family Halloween movies.

Wednesday 10/04/2017
13 Nighttime Thrills and Daylight Chills 2017
Updated: October 10, 2017 - 3:02 pm

How Scared Are You Willing to Get?

Thursday 09/28/2017
15 Can't-Miss Fall Festivals in the D.C. Area
Updated: December 07, 2017 - 4:15 pm

There is almost nothing more perfect than fall weather. Between the colors and the cool weather, attending outdoor festivals and activities is a must this season. We’ve rounded up 15 of our favorite upcoming fall festivals. Bring your friends, your family and for some of these - your dog!

Thursday 09/07/2017
Washington FAMILY's Private School Fair
Updated: September 07, 2017 - 1:11 pm

 

Find the perfect private school for your child!

Our private school fair is back for October! Come out to Fair Oaks Mall on October 7, 2017 to meet with schools from all over the DMV, enter to win amazing prizes, pick up a free giveaway bag and have a great time hanging out with us!

The private school fair includes:

  • Family-fun entertainment, including a DJ!
  • Raffles and prizes
  • Family-fun activities
  • Exhibitors from all over the DMV
  • Giveaway bags

Where: Fair Oaks Mall

11750 Fair Oaks Mall

Fairfax, VA

Time: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

When: October 7, 2017

If you're interested in purchasing a table for your business, please contact 703-318-1385 x1 or sales@thefamilymagazine.com for more information!

Thursday 06/29/2017
Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations in the D.C. Area
Updated: June 29, 2017 - 2:54 pm

The Fourth of July marks more than another excuse to cookout with friends and family. It’s the day the original 13 colonies claimed their independence from England, which would eventually lead to the formation of the United States.

Tuesday 06/27/2017
Top 15 Family Day Trips Less Than 80 Miles from the D.C. Area
Updated: June 27, 2017 - 2:36 pm

Whether you need a quick weekend adventure, or something to entertain the kids while on summer break, day trips are the best options. They’re non-committal and don’t require too much advance planning. They require very little packing and no more than 90 minutes in the car, including a stop or two. (Plus, when you have children in the backseat, even a short car ride can seem like an eternity.)

Monday 06/12/2017
12 Ways to Celebrate Father's Day Around the DMV
Updated: June 12, 2017 - 3:56 pm

Dads, step-dads, granddads, uncles and other father figures are pretty rad dudes. They help pack lunches, do the morning school run, read stories, and impart wisdom like how to throw the perfect spiral or how to get epic grill marks.

Monday 05/22/2017
The Best Foodie-Approved Local Burger Joints
Updated: July 28, 2017 - 5:03 pm

There really isn’t a bad way to make a burger. You can go the classic route and prepare it with lettuce, tomato, red onion and a squirt of mustard. You can add jalapenos if you’re feeling spicy, or completely trash up the burger with guacamole, drippy aioli, bacon, a fried egg, or other sinful toppings.

Wednesday 04/26/2017
Go Ape on a New Treetop Adventure Course at South Run
Posted: April 26, 2017

Swing through the treetops and into adventure with Go Ape at the Fairfax County Park Authority’s first woodland obstacle and zip line course. Let loose because this is going to be fun!

Wednesday 04/05/2017
Top 15 Dog Parks in the D.C. Area
Updated: May 23, 2017 - 1:29 pm

“A good dog park should be big. Yeah, really, really big. It should have plenty of space to run, grass to trample on and trees to run behind. My human would appreciate a fence, but I’m not entirely sure why. I’d much rather be able to run free. There should be plenty of space to also meet other dogs, too. I always see my human standing off to the side, so maybe there should be benches. I’m not sure how they expect to greet anyone properly by sitting.

Tuesday 04/04/2017
Grilled Cheese, Please! 15 Savory Spots to Enjoy National Grilled Cheese Day
Updated: April 04, 2017 - 6:17 pm

Wednesday, April 12 is a pretty important day.

Thursday 03/02/2017
Celebrate Youth Art Month! 10 Performances, Concerts, Workshops, Films & More
Updated: March 16, 2017 - 1:51 pm

1. Cinderella

Monday 02/27/2017
Washington FAMILY Summer Camp & Activities Fair March 2017
Updated: February 27, 2017 - 4:59 pm

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids!

Wednesday 02/22/2017
Local Ice Skating Rinks
Updated: February 22, 2017 - 2:10 pm

Do your kids love ice skating? There are so many amazing and beautiful local ice skating rinks, both indoor and outdoor! Check out this list to find one near you!

Thursday 02/02/2017
14 Family-Friendly Valentine's Day Events
Updated: February 02, 2017 - 4:54 pm

1. A Berry Nice Valentine’s Day: Wegmans Cooking with Kids

Tuesday 01/03/2017
Washington FAMILY Summer Camp & Activities Fair January 2017
Updated: January 20, 2017 - 5:16 pm

Find the perfect summer camp for your kids!

Tuesday 12/06/2016
12 Newly Released Children's Holiday Books
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 2:33 pm

12 Newly Released Children's Holiday Books

Tuesday 11/29/2016
'Tis The Season: 25 Holiday Sightings, Winter Wonders and Festive Celebrations
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 4:59 pm

'Tis The Season: 25 Holiday Sightings, Winter Wonders and Festive Celebrations

Tuesday 11/01/2016
15 Local Turkey Trots
Updated: January 06, 2017 - 5:03 pm

15 Local Turkey Trots

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