6th of July Fireworks, Family-friendly Forklift First Friday, Boys & Girls Club Soccer Clinic, Futsal, #poolparty and more inside Route One Fun’s Kids’ Weekend Guide!
MOM’s Organic Market Re-Opening
Much awaited grand re-opening of MOM’s in the former REI space! Local tastings, kids’ activities, giveaways and much more!
#poolparty (Recommended ages 8+)
Combine summer activities with a little history about the county we live in – and learn about the story that changed a Prince George’s County pool forever. It’s also a great way to introduce your kids to theatre! The show is 90 minutes, no intermission. My review of #poolparty here.
Where: Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mt. Rainier
Cost: Free! (RSVP for tickets here.)
6th of July Fireworks
Fireworks spectacular event held to celebrate Independence Day. Festivities will include food trucks and DJ Flava from 93.9 WKYS, who will be spinning the hottest beats, while enjoying a beautiful evening on the Waterfront!
Where: Bladensburg Waterfront Park, Bladensburg
Forklift First Friday (and a Pop-Up Fabric Shop!)
This will be a particularly kid-friendly First Friday! We’re having a face painter (free!), and Artist & Craftsman Supply Hyattsville will be joining us with a bubble painting activity! Join us as for the party (live music from Bellwether Bayou & Slim Rosa), local art, food (Urban Bumpkin BBQ), and craft beer & wine – and this month, the chance to get designer fabrics at a Forklift price! Read my review of Community Forklift’s First Friday here!
Where: Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Dr., Edmonston
Berwyn Heights Boys & Girls Club – Free Soccer Clinic (Ages 5-15)
Berwyn Heights Boys and Girls Club is having a free skills soccer skills clinic! All participants will need a soccer ball, shin guards and water. Questions? Call Darryl Harris (240-603-6753).
When: 6:30-8pm (Check in begins at 5:45pm)
Where: Berwyn Heights Sports Park (Corner of Ruatan St. and Berwyn Rd), Berwyn Heights
Futsal! (Ages 6-17)
DYK that you can play indoor soccer at some of our nearby community centers during open gym! You can! Though the word needs to get out as it was just my son and Hubs the most recent Saturday….You must have a valid M-NCPPC ID card. And call ahead to confirm. Great way to expend some energy on these hot days!
When: 9-10am at PG Plaza Community Center; 2-4pm at Bladensburg Community Center
Toddler Time @ Art Works Now
Open studio time for toddlers and their accompanying adults. Even the youngest children can explore a variety of age-appropriate art materials in a safe, fun environment. What to expect? Read my review of Toddler Time at Art Works Now.
Where: Art Works Now, 4800 Rhode Island Ave, Hyattsville
Mt. Rainier Nature Center
Check out some hands-on exhibits, live animals, educational displays, a play area and more at this fun, free, petite, low-fi, local site. For a sneak peek, read about our time here!
Where: Mt. Rainier Nature & Recreation Center, 4701 31st Place, Mt. Rainier
Afternoon Aviators (Ages 6+)
Join us the first Saturday of every month as we explore a different aviation themed topic through STEAM-based, hands on activities.
Where: College Park Aviation Museum, 1985 Corporal Frank Scott Drive, College Park
Astronomy Star Party!
See the Universe! Visit our observatory, look through club members’ telescopes, or bring your own. Event will be canceled if it’s too cloudy to see any stars. Sponsored by the Astronomical Society of Greenbelt.
Where: Northway Fields Park, Greenbelt (Observatory is at the end of a dirt road)
Let the kids cool off and splash around the fountain at RPS! Bring some lunch or grab something from one of the local eateries. Can even make it a double-header with some time monkeying around the new playground at RPS!
When: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale Park
Check out this new-to-you STEM-inspired playroom, teaching the kiddos about life in 1800s Laurel. Curious? Read my review of Diven’s Den! (Plan to take a walk along the nearby River Run and maybe stop by Sip
Where: Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main Street, Laurel