Jolly Shows Midway Carnival at the JCC of Greater Washington
Friday, June 14-Sunday, June 16,Friday • 5-10 p.m.,Saturday • 5-11 p.m.,Sunday • Noon-10 p.m.,Sunday, June 16 from Noon-5 p.m. is JCCGW Centennial Carnival & Family Faire Day! Celebrate the JCCGW’s 100th birthday with fun for the whole family. 6125 Montrose Road • Rockville, MD 20852.
Father’s Day Card Workshop Sunday, June 16, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the special fathers in your life by making a homemade card at the What We Create table, located in the World Cultures gallery near the entrance to the NCM Theater.
Guest Performer: Yasmanth presents Aurora Over the Silk Road on Sunday, June 16, 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. “This captivating performance will take you on a sensory journey through China’s ancient Silk Road. Families can explore the Silk Road’s cultural diversity with a puppet show, percussion station, and dance performance that highlights the different ethnic groups in Xinjiang, China – the heart of the Silk Road. Each performance will take place in the NCM Theatre.” — NCM website.
Baltimore Inner Harbor Cruise
Step aboard for a 45-minute cruise introducing Baltimore and the renaissance of the Inner Harbor. A 45-minute cruise is a great way to get out on the water with a fully climate controlled lower deck and an open deck perfect for sightseeing. See Federal Hill, the city skyline, Fells Point, the USS Constellation and catch a glimpse of Ft. McHenry. No reservations required. Walk-ups welcome. Beer, Wine, mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beverages plus snacks available for purchase. Cruises depart 1,2,3, & 4 p.m. on Fridays. $17/Adults, $6/Children 3-11, kids 2 and under free.
Sure, the ideal family beach vacation involves toes in the sand, bottom alternately in the water and a canvas chair, hands occupied with sand castles, shells and dog eared sci-fi novels. And you can find all of that in the gorgeous beaches of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. But there is so much more to do in MB, too! Here are some fantastic family attractions and ideas for visiting Myrtle Beach this summer.
1. Skip traffic and fly down for budget prices! Spirit Air just opened up service between BWI and Myrtle Beach airports.
2. No beach rental house? No problem. The Island Vista beachfront resort is beautiful, family friendly and has summer openings.
3. Walk along the newest boardwalk in the United States, catch a ride on the Myrtle Beach Skywheel, a 200-ft.-high observation wheel that provides breathtaking views of the coastline, and watch fireworks at Broadway at the Beach every Tuesday and most Fridays at 10pm over Lake Broadway.
4. Collect sea shells at Myrtle Beach State Park and observe wildlife at Huntington Beach State Park. For a $5 per person park entrance fee, or less, you can enjoy a wide beach, nature trails, a fishing pier, watch animals in their native habitats and more.
5. Visit the Enchanted Storybook Forest at Brookgreen Gardens.
6. After riding the waves, ride the rides at Family Kingdom, Myrtle Beach’s only seaside amusement park.
7. Free and fabulous, the Horry County Museum is full of historic exhibits that help visitors explore the Civil War and various periods of the Myrtle Beach area’s history.
8. If parasailing and jet skiing are old hat to you, why not try a jetpack adventure?
9. Ohh and ahh over the odd at the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Odditorium or search for extra terrestrials at the Encounters: U.F.O. Experience at Broadway at the Beach
10. Catch a family show filled with music, dancing and comedy at The Carolina Opry.
To learn more about a family summer vacation to Myrtle Beach, check out Myrtle Beach tourism on Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and their website, VisitMyrtleBeach.com.
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