Say goodbye to winter and hello to the first spring weekend. Celebrate the coming blooms and return of nature life with a weekend full of family fun. From a fairytale performance to a nature outing, these family-friendly events will be a great way to ring in the new season.
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Let your little ones honor Women’s History Month with a special showing of Hidden Figures. This drive-in features the story of three female African-American mathematicians as they work to get astronauts in space during the early years of NASA. // Alexandria Drive-In Theater: 5001 Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria; $40 per car
Friday-Saturday, times vary
This kids-only art show will be full of masterpieces from around the community. The two-day event will feature creations from kids as young as 4 to students in 12th grade. // Dorothy Hart Community Center: 408 Canal St., Fredericksburg; free
Saturday, 10 a.m.
Spend the first day of spring outdoors. Head to Green Spring Gardens to see the tadpoles hatch the seeds sprout as nature awakens at the gardens. Attendees will receive a seed experiment to complete at home. // Green Spring Gardens: 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria; $10
Saturday, 1-1:30 p.m.
Join your little ones for the Women’s History Month inspired Children’s Day. Listen to a virtual presentation on folktales of amazing heroines that broke stereotypes in their respected fields and society. This program is offered every month. // free
Saturday, times vary
Celebrate the new season with a family lesson on the spring equinox. Guests will learn how the sun changes while they use solar telescopes and take a solar system walk. This event is weather dependent. // The Turner Farm: 925 Springvale Rd., Great Falls; $8
Saturdays and Sundays through April 3, times vary
Watch your favorite fairy tales come to life with the help of the StageCoach Theatre. The cast will perform seven different stories in one hour, including Rapunzel, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, and a German folklore. A livestream will also be available for all dates. // StageCoach Theatre: 20937 Ashburn Rd., Suite 115 and 120, Ashburn; $10-$15
Sunday, 4 p.m.
Bring out your gowns and tiaras for a digital performance from the Broadway Princesses. Sing along as Belle (Susan Egan), Anna (Aisha Jackson), Cinderella (Laura Osnes), and Jasmine (Courtney Reed) join forces to sing your favorite Disney songs. The afternoon will be full of fairy tales, performances, and backstage tales. // $15-$45
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