Family Events DC Metro

Look here for events for the whole family can enjoy; concerts, theatre, exhibitions, hands-on-activities for you and your kids. From toddlers to teens and everything in between you'll find you'll find free and ticketed events throughout DC Metro, right here.


Hot Hits

NSO Pops: Game ON!

The Kennedy Center
Wed. Jan 8, 2020
Andy Brick conducts the NSO and The Washington Chorus in concert premieres from more than a dozen blockbuster video games.

Step Afrika!'s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Dec. 12 – 22
This fun, family-friendly performance will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to energetic beats from Step Afrika!

Choral Arts Society of Washington: A Family Christmas

The Kennedy Center
Tue. Dec 24
An unforgettable holiday experience as the Choral Arts Chorus fills the concert hall with holiday classics just for them!

The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays

National Theatre
Dec. 3 – 8
Jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. THE ILLUSIONISTS has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages

Family Look-In: The Magic Flute

The Kennedy Center
Sat. Nov 23
See how opera comes to life in this introduction to opera designed for children and families.

Glimpse

The Kennedy Center
Jan. 11 – 12, 2020
Dive into an enchanted world in which music, artists, images, and technology interact with one another. Ages 2–4

Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats

AMP by Strathmore
Sun. Dec 1
Lucy Kalantari & the Jazz Cats present kids tunes with roaring ’20s flair.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Christmas

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Sun. Dec 1
Featuring more than 75 puppets, Carle’s vibrant style, and original music, the production tells the story of a farmer on Christmas Eve who wonders how Christmas will arrive without snow.

NSO Pops: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert

The Kennedy Center
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1
Experience the film in HD on a giant screen with composer Nicholas Hooper’s score played live by the NSO.

Portrait Discovery Kits

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Nov. 23 – 30
Pick up an activity kit that guides you through the museum with games and puzzles, and learn more about the people who have made American history.

Step Afrika!'s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show

Atlas Performing Arts Center
Dec. 12 – 22
This fun, family-friendly performance will have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to energetic beats from Step Afrika!

John Leguizamo's Latin History for Morons

National Theatre
Nov. 21 – 23
Tony Award winner John Leguizamo’s one-man play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS is inspired by the near total absence of Latinos from his son’s American history books.

Spotlights

The Girl Who Swallowed A Cactus

The Kennedy Center
Apr. 30 – May. 2, 2020

National Chamber Ensemble - Holiday Cheer

Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington
Sat. Dec 14

Holiday Trains & Planes

College Park Aviation Museum
Dec. 14 – 21

The Washington Chorus: Kids, Family & Friends Christmas

Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Mon. Dec 23

Santa Fly-In

College Park Aviation Museum
Sat. Dec 7

Flow Circus: Science Is Awesome

Publick Playhouse
Thu. Nov 21

Gingerbreadpalooza!

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Dec 21

Holiday Pajama Party

Tudor Place Historic House and Garden
Sat. Nov 30

ACM Kwanzaa Celebration

THEARC
Fri. Dec 27

The Magical Piñata

Keegan Theatre
Dec. 14 – 30
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