Family Fun in Northern VA

Summertime is here and there are so many fun, free activities to keep the kids entertained in the DC Metropolitan area. Besides free outdoor film festivals in DC, VA & MD, there are also free indoor movies at local theaters! FOR AN UPDATED 2013 LIST CLICK HERE! Regal Entertainment Group Free Family Film Festival Select […]... read more

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Today is the first day of summer, and for many local Northern VA and DC-area school kids it also marks the first weekday of summer vacation! Many local libraries are starting their summer reading programs this week. Even infants and toddlers can often participate (check with your local library) by having their parents read to […]... read more

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Local Christian radio station PER is hosting some fun and FREE events in conjunction with Chick-fil-A in certain locations in VA this summer. Check out the list of events and freebies below and on their website events listing here! Tuesday, June 8th, 2010 from 11:30am – 1:00pm PER’s Spice Up Your Summer Kick-off Event at […]... read more

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Photo credit: Kevin H. on Flickr Click here to see my updated 2011 List! Looking for some fun and free outdoor movie events in the Washington DC area this summer 2010? Grab a blanket or lawn chair and join in on the fun at one of the following outdoor film events in Northern Virginia: In […]... read more

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Tomorrow, Sat. May 22, 2010 select Walmart stores will be giving out FREE SAMPLES of ice cream from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm while supplies last! This is a special in-store event called the “Joy of Ice Cream“.  You can come and enjoy a free ice cream sundae* with Breyers new and exclusive flavors, and […]... read more

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My toddler is a big fan of Chick-fil-A (and I have to admit that his mommy is too!). I recently got a flyer in the mail advertising Chick-fil-A Manassas First Anniversary Celebration this Sat. April 17th, 2010. Just to clarify, this is the location near the Costco off of Route 234 Business (Chick-fil-A at Manassas FSU, […]... read more

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*UPDATE* Thanks to a reader for letting me know that pre-registration for this event is no longer available. As of March 24, 2010 the egg hunt has reached the maximum number of member attendees and is now full. No further registration is available. All other April 3 Easter Bunny events are free & open to […]... read more

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I love Christmas lights and wanted to let you know of some places in Northern VA and D.C. that you can take the whole family to see some spectacular lights! THE MOST FRUGAL OPTIONS: Over-the-top residential lights: Check out Holly’s Tacky Christmas Lights which has a listing of over-the-top residential Christmas light displays in Fairfax County, […]... read more

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This past weekend our family surprisingly did not have a lot planned in the way of get-togethers, dinners, work, parties, etc. so we had a pretty relaxing Saturday with nothing firmly planned.  We had a guest spend the night Friday and Saturday morning we had a big pancake breakfast at home before our guest headed […]... read more

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Photo credit: Julien Genestoux / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 There are so many fun fall activities for you and your family to enjoy in the Northern Virginia area. Below is a list I compiled of some fun fall festivals for 2009.  Please be sure to check out their websites or call ahead to ensure their schedule/admission […]... read more

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