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Things to do with kids this weekend: July 5-11

This week take the kids to the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, a musical, water day and more. Find all kinds of fun things to do and activities for kids and families in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Here are our top picks for the week of July 5-11.

Be sure to check out our Summer Fairs, Carnivals and Festivals and our 4th of July Roundup for more fun things to do.

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Smithsonian Folklife
Through July 8. Living cultural heritage with opportunities to learn, sing, dance, eat traditional foods and converse with cultural practitioners. Free. 10am. National Mall, Washington, D.C. festival.si.edu

Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show
July 5–8. Live music, antique steam and gas engines, model trains and more. $6, children 12 and under free. Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association Grounds, Easton. tuckahoesteam.org

Eco Adventures: Calls of the Wild
Eco Adventures Animal Experts will introduce you to the amazing world of animal sounds and adaptations in an exciting interactive presentation that features hands-on encounters with live animals. Free. 3:30pm. Broadneck Library. 410-222-1905, aacpl.net

Tides and Tunes: Summer Concert Series
Through Aug. 16. Thursdays weekly. Music from all genres against backdrop of the Chesapeake Bay. Free, $10 donation suggested. 7-8:30pm. Annapolis Maritime Museum, Annapolis. amaritime.org

Snow White and the 7 Dwarves
When Snow White meets seven dwarves, she discovers that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses, and that friendship and teamwork make any challenge smaller. $12. The Puppet Co, Glen Echo. thepuppetco.org

6 Friday

First Free Friday
The museum is open to the public with docents in every gallery. Free 30-minute cruises on the Wm. B. Tennison. Live music provided by Lydia Martin and Friends starting at 6 p.m. in the Harms Gallery. Free. 5-8pm. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 410-326-2042, calvertmarinemuseum.com

Summer Fridays
Fridays in the Summer. Play cornhole, Connect Four, giant Jenga, hula hoops, hopscotch, and more. Performances by Bobby McKey’s at 6pm, giveaways, and listen to the DJ spin your favorite summer jams starting at 7pm. Free. National Harbor. nationalharbor.com

Friday Night Summer Concert Series
Fridays through Aug. 24. Beer and wine garden, visits from participating restaurants and retailers, live music and more. Free. 7-8:30pm. Annapolis Towne Centre. Visitatc.com

Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.
July 6-15. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle. Check website for showtimes. $10. Cockpit in Court, Baltimore. 443-840-2787, ticketreturn.com

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Revolutionary London Town
July 7-8. Join reenactment groups including the United States Marine Corps Historical Company and explore the birth of America– colonial style. Reading of the Declaration of Independence, black powder musket and cannon firings, colonial fashion shows, and more. Rent costumes, play colonial games with First Maryland Regiment, and “sign up” to join the Continental Army or Marines. $3-$12. 10am-4:30pm. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. 410-222-1919, historiclondontown.org

Patriotic Program
July 7-8. reading of the Declaration of Independence, black powder musket and cannon firings, colonial fashion shows and more. Free. 10am-4:30pm. Hancock’s Resolution, Gibson Island. 410-255-0454, historichancocksresolution.org

Incredible Edible Insects
Learn about insects you can eat and try some of our sautéed crickets and mealworm cookies.
$5; $7 ages 7 and older. Noon-2pm. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. carriemurraynaturecenter.org

8 Sunday

Wild for Water
Water based activities, make a mini boat and race it down the river, meet live water creatures, partipate in a treasure hunt, water experiments and more. $10. 10:30am-4:30pm. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia. Howardcountymd.gov

Arts on the Waterfront
Sun. evenings in the summer there will be live music and entertainment on the waterfront. Free. 6-8pm. Bladensburg Waterfront Park. 301-322-7497, pgparks.com

Sunday Outdoor Movie in the Garden
Sundays throughout the summer. The beer garden will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre. Free. Movie begins at dusk; appr. 8:30pm. Reynolds Tavern. annapolis.com

Click next below for weekday fun and educational events. 

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