Family-Friendly Things to Do Around D.C. This Weekend (Feb. 27-March 1) A fairy tale campfire, story time with Bearsong, magic for kids & more

family-friendly things to do around d.c. weekend of february 27 to march 1

Pack some culture into your weekend with an exploration of artifacts from Iraq and Syria, a Black History Month festival and a children’s library event at the Embassy of Finland. Other family-friendly things to do around D.C. that caught our eye include story time with Bearsong and a fairy tale campfire, complete with magic wands and marshmallows for roasting.

Thursday, February 27

Story Time and Singalong Children’s entertainer Bearsong shares stories and songs at this bookstore event for babies and toddlers. Solid State Books, Washington, DC, at 10:30 a.m. FREE.

Chinese Class for Beginners Elementary school-aged children can learn Mandarin at this weekly class that covers basic vocabulary, sentence structure and conversational practice. Ages 5-10. Little Falls Library, Bethesda, MD, at 4 p.m. FREE.

Friday, February 28

“High School Musical Jr.” A cast of talented tweens star in this one-act adaptation of the popular Disney film “High School Musical.” Langston Hughes Middle School, Reston, VA, at 7 p.m. $10.

Saturday, February 29

Art and Me: Preserving Cultural Heritage Little ones will learn about the conservation of artifacts from Iraq and Syria, use professional tools to examine objects and create a conservator toolkit to take home. Register by emailing [email protected]. Ages 3-5. Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Washington, DC, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. FREE.

28th Annual Feel the Heritage Festival Celebrate the last day of Black History Month with live music, dancing, a cook-off competition and activities for the kids. Shop a wide-range of goods from local vendors and explore photos and artifacts in the Hall of History. Charles Drew Community Center, Arlington, VA, at 1 p.m. FREE.

Mind-Building for Children The DC Public Library/Georgetown Neighborhood Library is partnering with the Finnish Embassy for this children’s event, featuring story time, crafts and a Moominvalley TV episode. Ages 12 and under. Embassy of Finland, Washington, DC, at 2:30 p.m. FREE.

Check out our events calendar for more family-friendly things to do in and around D.C.!

Sunday, March 1

The Great Zucchini Local magician The Great Zucchini performs his hands-on, interactive set for the preschool and kindergarten crowd. Adult ticket holders can enjoy weekday happy hour prices on cider, craft beer, wine and cocktails. Capitol Cider House, Washington, DC, at 10:30 a.m. $7.

WondeRoom Create Date Your little artists will depict moments of kindness between friends using watercolor, color pencil and ink. Registration required. Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD, at noon. FREE.

Fairy Tale Campfire Celebrate National Fairy Tale Week by making magic wands and listening to classic fairy tales while roasting marshmallows over a campfire. Ages 3-10. Locus Grove Nature Center, Bethesda, MD, at 1 p.m. $7. 

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