Spring Is Here, Here Are The Activities In The DC Area

Hey Cuties,

Spring is here, and we are ready to get outside and do the thangs.  Spring Break is in two weeks and we need to keep the kids busy.  I have a list of activities going on in the D: DC M: Maryland V: Virginia area. If you are located outside of the area I have a list of activities and resources you can use to locate the fun. The great thing is the fun can be for the family, geared towards the kids, Girl’s Night Out, Boy’s Night Out and Date Night.

MimiCuteLips on Majic 102.3

I shared some of these events on Majic 102.3 here in the Washington, DC area. The Segment starts at the 00:58-minute mark. Big thanks to The LBD for having me.

Movies on the Potomac family activities in dc

Movies on the big screen at the National Harbor

Outdoor Movies: FREE

  • National Harbor, Movies on the Potomac:
    Family Movies/Kids starts May 7th every Sunday @6PM
    Date Night movies, start May 4th every Thursday@7PM
  • NOMA, no schedule announced
  • Screen on the Green, National Mall, no schedule announced



Light the City Baltimore family activities in dc

Photo Credit: Light City on FB

  • Light the City, Baltimore, MD: March 31st – April 8th 7 PM to 11 PM FREE
    Festival of lights, music, and innovation. Open until midnight on Friday & Saturday.
DC Kite Festival family activities in dc

DC Kite Festival (2010)

  • Blossom Kite Festival, Saturday, April 1st 10 AM to 4:30 PM FREE Rain date rain Sunday, April 2nd 
    We’ve done this one several times. It is always fun to watch the colorful kites. This is the seventh annual Blossom Kite Festival at the Washington Monument (the pencil). Activity stations, skilled kite makers, and kite fliers will exhibit their craft. Bring your own kite to fly.
DC Cherry Blossom Festival family activities in dc

DC Cherry Blossom Festival (2009)

  • National Cherry Blossom Parade, Saturday, April 8th 10 AM FREE
    This is another favorite of ours, The mile-long parade along Constitution Avenue runs from 7th to 17th streets in Northwest D.C. Featuring giant balloons, floats, celebrities and performers, the spectacle will dazzle spectators from the National Archives to the Washington Monument.
outhwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival family activities in dc

Photo Credit: Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival Source

  • Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival, Saturday, April 15, 2 PM to 9:30 PM FREE
    The event features live music, a beer garden, food trucks and activities for people of all ages.
    From 6 PM to 9 PM head to The Titanic Memorial for pre-fireworks entertainment.

Nationals Baseball game family activities in dc

Baseball Game

  • Washington National’s, first home game is Monday, April 3rd
  • Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, first home game Thursday, April 20th
  • Bowie Baysox, first home game Thursday, April 13th
  • Baltimore Orioles, first home game, Monday, March 27th
Easter Egg Hunt family activities in dc

LittleCuteLips loves an Easter Egg Hunt

Smithsonian National Zoo (DC):

  • Easter Monday, April 17th
    Celebrate Easter Monday at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo with special animal demonstrations and the Easter Panda.
  • Earth Optimism Day, Saturday, April 22nd

For other Easter Activities in your community check the following places: Library, County Parks, Museum, Farms, and the Mall

family activities in dc

What other fun activities do you enjoy during the spring? Chat with me in the comment below or FBIG or Twitter.

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Mimi Robinson is the Lifestyle Media Correspondent and editor behind MimiCuteLips®. She is a wife and mother of two. You can find Mimi working media at your favorite events, traveling and trying out new adventures, or working on a dope DIY project.

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  1. Keisha

    So many events to pick from! I’d love to live in a city like this. Thanks for sharing ♥

  2. Keisha

    Oh and I love going to the beach in the Spring it’s so much cooler than it is during the Summer months.

  3. Kemkem

    Nice list of things to do in the Spring. I think l would love the cherry blossom festival and open air movies the most! 🙂

  4. Tia | Pennies In My Pocket

    I love outdoor movies. I pack a picnic and a big ol’ blanket and enjoy time with friends in the fresh air. Spring is a great time to visit the beach here in Florida before the heat gets excruciating.

  5. Felecia Monique

    Great ideas! I wanted to take my son to a nationals game. Love this post.

  6. robin masshole mommy

    Sounds like there is tons to do down there. I always enjoy going to outdoor movies, so we will be doing a lot of those this summer.

  7. Christy Maurer

    It looks like there will be a lot of fun things to keep you busy! I love it when places have outdoor movies. It’s a great way to spend time with your family.

  8. Franc Ramon

    Outdoor movie at the harbor would really be cool. It would also be nice to watch a baseball game.

  9. Katie Kinsley

    The light the city festival in Baltimore looks like the most fun for me! I always look for events that have great photo opportunities when traveling.

  10. candy

    We don’t live anyplace near to enjoy any of these activities. But on a brighter note we do have plenty of our own fun activities to attend and enjoy. Your photos look fun.

  11. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    There is so much to see and do in this area. I know my kids would love to check out an outdoor movie. Packing some snacks & drinks and watching a film sounds like a good time.

  12. lisa

    There are so many fun activities listed here! I love finding new and fun things to do with my family!

  13. Bella

    What a great list of events and activities! Nice to see that there are lots of options to get the family out of the house and have fun.

  14. Pam

    Wow, there is so much to do in the DC area for spring. So many free movie nights and cool festivals.

  15. Jenny

    I love the special events around town. Our neighborhood parks does movie in the park nights during the summer and it’s fun!

  16. Rebecca Swenor

    These all look like awesome spring activities to do in the D C area. The outside movie would be awesome and so would the light festival. Thanks for sharing these awesome activities.

  17. latoya

    Thanks for the reminder. I need to get to planning as our spring break is upon us too.

  18. Kirstin Fuller

    Great list. I was just looking at the ‘Light the City’ events in Baltimore, I love a fab light show. I also love a free movie at National Harbor. It’s the perfect location for movie night with the family or someone special.

  19. Jonna

    I’ll be in that area this Saturday. Once I get done with my event, maybe I can find one of these activities to do.

  20. Kendra

    I lived in DC for 4 years and never made the Cherry Blossom Festival or it’s parade. I guess that means I need to come back and ask you for all the events happening when I do. 🙂 Maybe we should plan it for next spring. This whole list looks like the type of events I’d be interested in.

  21. Kita

    We need some of these events here in Atlanta. Was your appearance on the show recorded?

  22. Kiwi

    I really want to come to DC by this summer. What an awesome list and I didnt know you guys had all of these fun activities!

  23. Mars

    So many exciting things to look forward to. Love to see one of those happenings!

  24. My teen guide

    What a great ideas! This is totally amazing and exciting. I love the outdoor movies. This is so much mean to me 😊

  25. Kasi

    These are some great events! I’ll definitely need to check out the movies at the National Harbor! Great segment on the radio!

  26. chubskulit

    It’s still cold here at my neck of the woods. Looks like it’s warm up there. I’d love to be part of this event if I could.

  27. SenSaishaNal

    I get so caught up fantasizing about summer, I forget we can have fun in the spring too! Thanks for these great ideas (searches Baltimore hotels) lol

  28. Emily

    There is so much to do in that area! We watched our first outdoor movie with the kids last summer and loved it! I am counting down until summer!

  29. Stacie

    Isn’t Spring the best? Sounds fun! We don’t have many events during the spring because it’s still cold out.

  30. Agnes

    I am so excited for spring. I love that there are so many things to do DC, cant wait to go back there.

  31. Victoria heckstall

    It Looks so interesting. The outdoor movies and blossom kite festival are my preffered. This would be great for the kids.

  32. Elle (CleverlyChanging)

    I hope it doesn’t rain so my girls and I can check out the DC kite festival. All of these events look like they will be a lot of fun.

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  34. Katherine G

    This is a great list. I hope to visit D.C., Maryland, and Virginia one day. It would be fun to travel to another state outside of where I have already been.

  35. veersingh

    Very nice blog and this giving the very good information,
    I read your blog I am very happy with your blog.
    Thanking you.

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