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Weekend Guide: July 25-28 Check out our top weekend picks for local family fun.

THURSDAY 25

Backyard Theater for Kids: Bee Parks & The Hornets

Welcome to the beehive! Bee Parks and the Hornets create an interactive experience full of original indie pop-rock songs and puppets ― perfect for boosting your Thursday morning. Promoting kindness, self-confidence, social justice and environmental awareness, creator and lead singer Brittany Parker and her Hornets’ infectious energy can’t be missed. 9:30 a.m., $8-$10, Strathmore, North Bethesda, Md., strathmore.org.

Behind the Scenes with American Girl Doll Luciana

Get to know Luciana, the 2018 American Girl Doll of the Year, and her author, Erin Teagan. See her story from behind the scenes and discover the three things that surprised the author most while writing the books. 10:30 a.m., FREE, Chinn Park Regional Library, Prince William, Va., pwcgov.org.

Loudoun County Fair

The Loudoun County Fair is a Leesburg staple. Started in 1936, the fair is a beloved tradition in the area. Experience this real country fair for yourself, as it features animals, crafts, carnival rides, food, livestock auctions, bull riding, a pet show, kiss-a-pig contest and other county fair favorites! July 25-28, times vary, Loudoun County Fairground, Leesburg, Va., loudouncountyfair.com.

FRIDAY 26

Summer Art Workshop

Summer is cool at NSLM! Summer Art Workshops offer free art activities for kids aged 5 and up. Learn more color theory, shape, proportion and more while having fun and getting messy! 10 a.m., FREE, National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, Va.

Main Street Theater Productions Camp: Once on This Island, JR.

Young campers aged 12 to 18 years from MSTP welcome you to the Caribbean flavored original adaptation of Once on This Island. This 60-minute show is non-stop song and dance, a quest that will test the strength of love. 7 p.m., $10, Franklin Park Arts Center, Purcellville, Va., mainstreettheaterproductions.org.

Loudoun County Fair

The Loudoun County Fair is a Leesburg staple. Started in 1936, the fair is a beloved tradition in the area. Experience this real country fair for yourself, as it features animals, crafts, carnival rides, food, livestock auctions, bull riding, a pet show, kiss-a-pig contest and other county fair favorites! July 25-28, times vary, Loudoun County Fairground, Leesburg, Va., loudouncountyfair.com.

SATURDAY 27

Summer Block Party

Enjoy some Saturday summer fun in Manassas! Activities include face painting, a bounce house, live music, raffles, prizes, vendors, food and more! 10 a.m., FREE, Manassas Museum Lawn, Va.

The Cat in the Hat

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears around the door, Sally and her brother know that the cat in the hat is the funniest, most mischievous cat they have ever met. With the trickiest of tricks and craziest of ideas, he is certainly fun to play with. And he turns a rainy afternoon into an amazing adventure. But what will Mom find when she gets home … ? 11 a.m., 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., $20, Adventure Theatre, Glen Echo, Md., adventuretheatre-mtc.org.

Disney Pixars Coco: In Concert Live to Film

This is a family-friendly, live-to-picture concert event featuring Michael Giacchino’s beautiful musical score. Produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, audience members will follow the story of a 12-year-old boy named Miguel who travels to the Land of the Dead, where he seeks the help of his deceased musician great-great-grandfather to return him to his family. Film will be projected in HD onto big screens in-house and on the lawn. 8:30 p.m., $40-$65, Filene Center at Wolf Trap, Vienna, Va., wolftrap.org.

Loudoun County Fair

The Loudoun County Fair is a Leesburg staple. Started in 1936, the fair is a beloved tradition in the area. Experience this real country fair for yourself, as it features animals, crafts, carnival rides, food, livestock auctions, bull riding, a pet show, kiss-a-pig contest and other county fair favorites! July 25-28, times vary, Loudoun County Fairground, Leesburg, Va., loudouncountyfair.com.

SUNDAY 28

Preschool Pioneers: Dark Side of the Moon

Have you ever looked up at the moon at night and wondered why it changes shape? Through interactive demonstrations, song, stories and art, children will explore the Earth, Sun, Moon relationship, and go on a hunt for moon shapes in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. 2 p.m., $43, Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center, Washington, D.C., si.edu/seec.

Loudoun County Fair

The Loudoun County Fair is a Leesburg staple. Started in 1936, the fair is a beloved tradition in the area. Experience this real country fair for yourself, as it features animals, crafts, carnival rides, food, livestock auctions, bull riding, a pet show, kiss-a-pig contest and other county fair favorites! July 25-28, times vary, Loudoun County Fairground, Leesburg, Va., loudouncountyfair.com.

 

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