8 family-friendly events to attend in May

Fill your calendar with fun activities for the whole family.

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Family Night @ The Mill: Summer Carnival
May 3, 6-8 p.m.
With the school year almost over and summer lurking around the corner, take some time out of your day to go to the carnival for free games, face paint and other fun activities. // Arlington Mill Community & Senior Center: 909 S. Dinwiddie St., Arlington; free

Adventures in Wonderland
May 3-5 & 10-12, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Travel down the rabbit hole and into Wonderland with Alice and her friends. Have a tea party with the Mad Hatter or take some pictures with your favorite characters. // Lake Fairfax Park: 1400 Fairfax Drive, Reston; $8-$15

Kids Fishing Tournament
May 4, 9-11 a.m.
Grab your fishing rod and some bait for a fun morning out on the water. Kids ages 2 to 15 are welcome to participate. // Leesylvania State Park: 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge; free

Sesame Street Live!
May 4-5, 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Sesame Street is moving to NoVA for the weekend. Elmo and the Sesame Street crew will be learning some magic tricks with a little help from Justin the magician. // EagleBank Arena: 4500 Patriot Circle, Fairfax; $18-$60

Spring Festival
May 4, 1-5 p.m.
The Reston Spring Festival provides fun activities for all ages, including live animals, crafts and fishing // Walker Nature Center: 11450 Glade Drive, Reston; free

Rocket Woman – Performance for Preschoolers
May 9-10, Times vary
Rocket Woman and her imaginary friend use creativity, imagination and sass to blast off into space and explore the universe. // Encore Stage & Studio: 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington;$10

National Kids to Parks Day
May 18, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Get outside and take part in this national celebration. Some events include fishing 101, a self-guided scavenger hunt and osprey observation. // Leesylvania State Park: 2001 Daniel K. Ludwig Drive, Woodbridge; free

McLean Day 2019
May 18, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Come out and experience McLean’s biggest event of the year. Enjoy carnival rides, games and rock climbing at the annual event. // Lewinsville Park: 1659 Chain Bridge Road, McLean; free

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