Top 10 Family Activities in July Around the DMV

UniverSoul Circus coming to D.C.
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The family activities happening this month in the D.C. area on our radar include an outdoor circus, collegiate baseball games, kid-friendly concerts and more.

Ongoing
UniverSoul Circus
Fans of Cirque du Soleil will enjoy the highly interactive UniverSoul Circus, running throughout July at National Harbor. Combining circus arts, theater and music, this family-friendly event showcases the talents of international performers in an inclusive, festive atmosphere.

Ongoing
Bethesda Big Train Baseball
After a canceled season last summer, the defending Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League champions are back at Shirley Povich Field in Bethesda to play wooden bat baseball. Catch a home game for $10 a ticket.

July 1, 15 & 29
Moonlight Movies at the Mansion
The City of Gaithersburg will be screening three fun flicks this month on the front lawn of the historic Kentlands Mansion: “Independence Day,” “The Sandlot” and “Rio.” Don’t forget to pack a picnic blanket and popcorn.

July 7, 14, 21 & 28
Stories, Songs & Sprinklers
Bring your little one to the Town Green in Vienna every Wednesday for some water play fun. Story time and sing-alongs round out each event.

July 12 & 26
Rock the Hill Kids Concerts
Grab a spot near the fountain at Fair Hill Shops in Olney for some mid-morning music just for kids. The free concerts continue in the evening with bands that’ll appeal to the entire family.

July 17
Morning at the Museum (Virtual)
Kids, teens and young adults with disabilities will meet on Zoom to create a playground using shapes and lines inspired by designer Isamu Noguchi. For more info or to register, email [email protected].

July 17
Unicycle Lady
Kids will delight at the physical comedy and artistry of the Unicycle Lady, who can juggle and dance atop a 6-ft. unicycle, at this free performance at Reston Town Square Park.

July 21
“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band
Their primary purpose is to perform for the president, but you and your family can enjoy the musical stylings of the Marine Big Band — trumpets, trombones, saxophones and more — at this free public concert in Yards Park.

July 24
Arts Family Day
Mount Vernon’s on-site activities and take-home craft kits explore the ways art was used to communicate back in George Washington’s day. A sensory-friendly experience for individuals who need a quieter visit is available in the morning.

July 27
“All the Ladies”
Grammy Award-winner Joanie Leeds entertains with peppy kid-friendly tunes that celebrate influential women in history, such as Harriet Tubman, Malala Yousafzai and RBG.

About PJ Feinstein

PJ Feinstein is the editor of Washington FAMILY and the mother of two elementary school-age boys.

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