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8 Ways to Celebrate Independence Day in DC!

It doesn’t get more patriotic than DC, so naturally, we want our DC families to get out there and enjoy our nation’s capital over the 4th of July!

And it just so happens that KidPass has LOTS of ways to do just that. Teach your kiddies about the First Amendment, cycle through the city while learning fun facts, drop the little ones off for a fun day and some last minute me-time, and more! Read on for more fun activities over 4th of July week and have a happy Independence Day!

Daily, 9 AM – 3 PM  / Shaw / 7 – 17 years old

Spend Independence Day learning about the history of our country and the First Amendment. You and your kiddos will learn the history of radio, newspapers, and television, coverage of major events, and more at this museum centered around the history of news.

Day Bike Tour by Fat Tire Tours
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Sunday, July 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 7th, 9:30 AM  & 1:30 PM  / Downtown / Birth – 17 years old

Whether you’re new to Washington DC or can already recite every word to ‘America, the Beautiful’, this tour has something for you! Their knowledgeable guides will entertain you with the most poignant, fascinating, and incredible stories about presidents, Congress, memorials, parks, spies, and scandals.


Mom’s Day Out at MoBu Kids 
Tuesday, July 2nd, 9:15 AM  / Falls Church / 24 months – 6 years old

Need a little extra help to get ready for the Independence Day BBQ? Drop your kids off for three hours of fun while you get to run errands, work, or simply take a break. Your kids will socialize with others their age, developing social as well as cognitive skills.

Family Art at Gymboree
Tuesday, July 2nd, 12:30 PM & Friday, July 5th, 10:15 AM / Columbia / 18 months – 5 years old

Be inspired together and make colorful memories in the Gymboree Art Studio. Sculpt with a giant block of clay, design a family tree, paint a mural, or make a creation of your very own. You just might create the perfect decorations for your upcoming 4th of July bash!


Learn, Wiggle, Play at Competitive Edge Athletic Performance Center
Thursday, July 4th, 10 AM / Woodbridge / 24 months – 4 years old

Don’t have a party to hit on the 4th? No problem! Bring your little ones to this interactive playdate for a combination of learning activities like arts & crafts, story time, science experiments, and active free play on the turf field.

Move and Groove at MOCO Movement Center
Friday, July 5th, 10:15 AM / Bethesda / 6 months – 6 years old

This fun class is designed to encourage a child’s natural musical abilities in a safe, fun, and supportive environment while exercising. Sing, dance, climb on oversized blocks, roll down inclined mats, shake shakers, bang drums, and toss scarves around.


Rock N’ Roll at Bach to Rock
Sunday, July 7th, 10 AM / Gaithersburg / 6 – 24 months

America loves a good rock song! Celebrate the 4th at this rock n’ roll ‘mommy and me’ class that gets the gears in the brain thinking of music and something more than noise to jump to. Loads of fun sprinkled with education!

Open Explore at KID Museum 
Sunday, July 7th, 10 AM / Bethesda / 4 – 13 years old 

Over a dozen rotating activities are open to you when you visit KID Museum. Explore the KID floor and let your creativity come to life! Their Maker Educators and Apprentices are on hand at every station to guide you through the activities.

Want to discover and book more new activities in Washington DC? Check out all upcoming activities across the DC metro area for even more ways to have fun! 

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