Top 10 Family Events This Weekend - March 2nd-4th


I don't know about you, but come Friday I am at a loss for coming up with things to do over the weekend with my family.  So I decided to do a weekly family event blog post to help out those of you (like me) who have a hard time deciding what to do with your weekend. Here are a few things that are going on in Fredericksburg and Washington DC this weekend:


1. Rappahannock Railroad Museum

11700 Main Street

Fredericksburg,Va. 22408

Saturday, March 3rd - 9am-12pm

Enjoy a Saturday morning train ride at the Rappahannock Railroad  Museum.  Relax and enjoy a fun ride on a Maintenance of Way train (weather permitting).  Don't forget to take a look at their exhibits as well.  Admission is free and the train rides are on a first come first serve basis.

2. Queen Elsa Visits Braehead Farm

1130 Tyler Street 

Fredericksburg VA 22401

Friday, March 2nd and Saturday, March 3rd - 10-11:30am and 12:30-2pm (story time at 10:30am and 1pm)

Do you have a little one that loves Frozen?!  This event is perfect for families!  Braehead Farm is hoping to make spring and summer come early with a visit from the Queen of Arendelle.  There will be a summer picnic, story time, and photos with Elsa (bring your camera.)  The picnic will include Olaf’s carrot noses, Kristoff’s ice blocks (white cheese cubes), Olaf’s pretzel arms, Sven’s apple snacks, puffed snowflakes (popcorn), hot chocolate and unassembled snowman (marshmallows), and melted snowmen (water).  This event will be first come first serve by arrival number.  Entry to Braehead Farm is $5 per person (2 and under are free).  The event is at no extra cost.

3. Young Abe Lincoln at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

95 Riverside Parkway

Fredericksburg VA  22406

Saturday, March 3rd - 12pm dinner and show arrival, 1pm show begins

Love theatre? Then how about a trip to the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts?  This is the last weekend of "Young Abe Lincoln" put on by the children's theatre.  The musical is about Abraham Lincoln's days as a child, lawyer, and young politician and the events that helped shape the president he became.  You can opt for lunch before the show (if you have any dietary restrictions, contact the head chef 48 hours in advance) or you can just come for the show.  The lunch and show is $18 and the show only is $14.

4. Wine Tasting at City Vino

810 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Saturday, March 3rd - 12pm-4pm

Stop in for some wine tasting at City Vino in Fredericksburg.  Every Saturday, City Vino offers free wine tasting from noon to 4pm.  This Saturday they are offering a tasting of Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Blanc Principaute d'Orange 2016 and Foncalieu Chemin de Provence 2016.  What better way to start your weekend!!! 

5. Adventure Brewing Live and Local and Cookie Dough Stout Beer Release

33 Perchwood Dr.

Fredericksburg VA  22405


3300 Dill Smith Dr.

Fredericksburg VA  22408

Saturday March 3rd - 12pm-10pm (tasting) and 1-3pm (live music by Tony Dursa)

Come to Adventure Brewing South to enjoy some live music by Tony Dursa from 1-3pm.  While you're listening to music, savor their brand new Cookie Dough Stout Beer Release.  

6. The New Hirshhorn Lobby

Independence Avenue SW and 7th Street SW

Washington, DC 20560

Friday, March 2nd - Sunday March 4th - 10am-5:30pm

Come and experience the new Hirshhorn Lobby designed by artist Hiroshi Sugimoto.  The lobby is inspired by a Japanese nutmeg tree.  The new lobby includes new furnishings, welcome desk, digital signage, and a brand new coffee bar.  While you're there, take a stroll around the museum and check out the beautiful art.

7. The Batmobile at the National Museum of American History 

1300 Constitution Avenue NW

Washington DC 20560

Friday March 2nd - Sunday March 4th - 10am-5:30pm

Check out the Batmobile from the 1989 movie "Batman".  The kids will love this!  My husband and I checked it out the last time we were in DC.  There are tons of things for the kids to do at this museum after they are done checking out the Batmobile.  If you have kids 6 and under head to "Wegmans Wonderplace" at the museum.  There are exhibits and hands on activities for the kids to enjoy.

8. Day to Night in the Field with Steven Wilkes at the National Geographic Museum

1145 17th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Friday March 2nd - Sunday March 4th - 10am-6pm

This is probably my favorite event this weekend!  Take your kids to the National Geographic Museum to see the exhibit by photographer Steven Wilkes called "Day to Night in the Field".  Wilkes photographs landscapes and wildlife for 15-30 hours and composites over 1500 photographs to chronicle each location from sunrise to sunset.  You will be able to see his stunning photographs as well as get a behind the scenes look at how he captures each photograph.  Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for ages 5-12.  Children under 5 are free.

9. Rooftop Ice Skating at the Watergate Hotel

2650 Virginia Ave NW

Washington, DC 20037

Friday March 2nd - Sunday March 4th - 5-10pm (Friday) and 1-10pm (Saturday and Sunday)

Talk about family fun!  Take in the stunning views of DC atop the Watergate Hotel.  The Watergate has turned their rooftop into a family friendly ice skating rink.  After an afternoon of skating enjoy a warm beverage from the rooftop bar.  One hour of skating is $20 for adults and $10 for kids age 5-12.

10. Trailblazing: 100 Years of our National Parks at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002

Friday March 2nd - Sunday March 4th 10am-5:30pm

Discover some unusual and interesting facts about the intersection of mail and our National Parks. at the exhibit: Trailblazing: 100 Years of our National Parks.  The exhibit includes postal stamp art and artifacts on loan from the National Park Service.

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