Enter to Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Cirque Italia!

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Cirque Italia, the first traveling water circus in the US, is returning to the DC area for its third year with a brand new production that promises a dynamite show like no other. The majestic white and blue big top tent will pop up in three locations here this summer, welcoming audiences into the magical world of acrobats, aerialists, contortionists, and more exciting acts. And you have a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to see it — enter through the giveaway below!

You can experience the magic July 8-10 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD; July 28-31 at Potomac Mill in Woodbridge, VA; and August 4-7 at the The Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, MD. Tickets are $10-50 and can be purchased online or by phone at 941.704.8572. *Special offer: Get one free child (age 2-12) with the purchase of a regular price adult ticket in Level 2 or 3.

Giveaway: For a chance to win the Family 4-Pack of tickets to the Cirque Italia show on July 10 at 2:30pm in Gaithersburg, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite activity with your kids so far this summer. To be eligible you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and subscribe to the KFDC blog (see sign-up near the top left). This giveaway will run through Friday, July 1, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!


This post is sponsored by Viva Arts LLC in association with Cirque Italia, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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97 Responses to Enter to Win a Family 4-Pack of Tickets to Cirque Italia!

  1. Andrea

    We just went to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster PA and my daughter had a blast!

  2. Jenny McCambridge

    We love swimming – pool or beach! Can’t wait for this weekend for some more beach time!

  3. Kris

    going to the splash park in the Palisades.

  4. Tracy

    Splash Parks. Our favorite is the one in Chevy Chase.

  5. jess belford

    fav activity so far this summer has been making a lemonade stand with my daughter for her to sell lemonade around our neighborhood!

  6. Carolyn

    Love your blog!

  7. Sharry Burgess

    Our favorite so far was the visit to see the synchronized fireflies. It was amazing.

  8. Alexis

    I took my daughter to the Manassas Regional Airport AirShow last month and she loved it!

  9. Lisa Dreisigmeyer

    The best part of our summer so far was camping at Assatugue National Seashore.

  10. Hannah D'Innocenzo

    Honestly, my answer is simple. I unexpectedly lost my father on June 3 and since returning to DC, it has been extremely therapeutic to be with my son and husband. Going swimming, learning to teach my son to ride his new bike (birthday was June 28th) and just being outside has brought a sense of peace during this extremely difficult time. You learn to appreciate all the simple graces of life.

  11. Danielle Werchowsky

    Our favorite thing we have done this summer is to make homemade ice cream. So tasty and easy.

  12. Katie S.

    Taking the kids to the pool everyday.

  13. Erich

    We took a camping trip to Catoctin Mountain Park. The kids loved it!

  14. Jackie

    Anything and everything Navy Yard.

  15. Anna

    We love exploring the Smithsonian museums!

  16. Chenoa Sowa

    Our best summer activity so far has been a shady hike around Scott’s Run nature preserve. It rained while we were there but the tall, shade trees only let through a few drops.

  17. Stephen S.

    Favorite activity so far this summer has been the Touch-a-Truck event at Chantilly Regional Library. Compared to last year, the weather was much better, it was less crowded, and there were more trucks to see. My 4 1/2-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son both loved it.

  18. Sarah

    Hiking at the Falls at Patapsco Valley.

  19. Emily Schmidt

    Favorite activity this summer is the Yard’s park splash park. Great place for a picnic and a splash!

  20. Jean Schutt

    Playing outside in our backyard + time at our neighborhood pool!

  21. Ann

    Favorite thing to do this summer is go to the water park with friends! Have a picnic and walk around the trails.

  22. Lisa Daughtry-Weiss

    Taking my 73 year old Daddy camping for the first time in 32 years. He also tried kayaking for the first time on the trip. He loved it and has gone again since then. It was a special time for our family because my Mum died at the end of January, and she hadn’t been able to camp for years because she had severe rheumatoid arthritis. My Daddy was her care giver. They both always have/had the most positive attitudes and never let anything get them down.

  23. eva

    Favorite activity so far was our weekend in Lake Anna!! Thank you.

  24. Elena

    Taking my son and daughter fishing for the first time!

  25. susan

    Our best excursion thus far this summer was to Florida to see Granny!

  26. Jeffrey Herbert

    sleeping in πŸ™‚

  27. Christine Greiner

    My favorite thing to do with my kids this summer is go hiking!

  28. Katie Fioravanti

    My favorite activity so far this summer is having my daughter actively involved in swimming at our local community pool. Seeing Cirque Italia with her would be great!

  29. Jenny

    A hike and rock skipping in Rock Creek Park.

  30. Chelai Johnson

    Flag Pond Nature Park. We have a great time and get the annual pass.

  31. Anne Holtz Schmick

    Our favorite summer activity so far was attending Star Wars night at the Bowie Baysox Stadium – an inexpensive, local, up-close and interactive experience with TONS of costumed characters and droids. My three boys LOVED it!

  32. Ali Emgushov

    I have been reading your blogs/posts/weekly emails since you began!!! Our kids are about the same age since I have followed you through the years! I have not taken my kids to the Botanical Gardens and I want to! You always make it seem so fun there. I really look forward to seeing all your new experiencing with the kids.

    We buy season passes to Six Flags America since they are so cheap and it’s very close. We enjoy going when they open and then coming home by 2pm.

    Please keep reviewing all your local, wonderful experiences!

  33. Crystal

    So far, movies on the Harbor with my 6 year old has been my fav. We saw the minions.

  34. Rebecca Brooks

    Here in Fairfax County – summer just started! I actually shuttled my kids to the grandparents for this first week, so that’s my current fave. πŸ™‚

  35. Cristina

    My favorite summertime activity is going to Rehoboth Beach. Hanging on the beach, walking the boardwalk, Funland, eating at Nicola’s, ice cream and family. It’s the best!

  36. Terri

    My favorite thing we have done so far is flying our $1 kite! We even got it in the air a few times! πŸ™‚

  37. Jeannine

    We adore summer and the break from school! Since school just ended a few days ago, we have been enjoying pool time the most so far! Can’t wait for all our summer adventures!

  38. robin burroughs

    Hershey Park Day with my granddaughters brownie group! Girls Scout Day! best day ever! And a water balloon fight on the patio when we got home! love my girls

  39. Patti

    Our favorite activity is hanging out at our neighborhood pool. The kids have joined the Swim Team πŸ™‚

  40. Netta Carroll

    My favorite thing is when we have the kids pack a lunch in their backpacks. We’d grab our skates and head for the park. The family would rollerblade in the park around the lake. After that, we’d sit down on the lawn and have our family picnic lunches. On the way home, we’d stop for ice cream and all are happy πŸ™‚

  41. Kimberly Saunders

    Our favorite activity this summer was inspired by one of your posts: a trip out to the South Mountain Creamery for a tour and a chance to feed the calves. My kids loved it!! We even saw a calf being born. (Thanks for the idea!)

  42. Erin

    We’ve been enjoying a lot of time at the pool, but looking forward to beach camping this weekend!

  43. Lisa Daughtry-Weiss

    I vote for Hannah D’Innocenzo!

  44. Territa Gray

    By far, our favorite activity so far this summer is having a break to take in the sun. We’ve been gardening and beautifying both at my child’s school and at our home. We’re also enjoying Barbeques with our family and friends.

  45. Kathleen

    So far, it’s been pool, pool, pool! We’re going to try the craft session at AC Moore today as our first big summer outing.

  46. silvia

    Definitely water parks are my kids’ favorite activity. Especially the one in Palisades.

  47. Shawn Davis

    My favorite activity with our son this summer has been staying at the Red Caboose Motel outside of Lancaster, PA. An amazing weekend getaway from DC. You sleep in a real caboose, you take a horse and buggy ride right from the motel to the neighboring Amish farm for a tour, and then ride the Strasburg Railroad (real vintage steam engine) which departs across the street. Add in Dutch Wonderland and you’ve got a very happy camper πŸ™‚

  48. Gabrielle Goggin

    My family would love to see Cirque Italia! So far, our favorite summer fun has been hunting for treasures used book shops, thrift shops and flea markets.

  49. Beth Marie

    Unexpected favorite so far is letting the kids run loose through the gardens at the Franciscan Monastery!

  50. Sandy

    Playing at the beach

  51. Alison

    Swimming at the pool!

  52. Actually, so far it’s been getting a post-camp shaved ice and just hanging out. Great ideas above, though, for those no-camp weeks!

  53. Tiffiny

    Favorite activities so far: pool parties, taking kids to the library, making s’mores, and reading books. We’re just getting started!

  54. Tiffiny

    Actually, the most fun was the block party with the bouncy house and giant trampoline!

  55. Faith

    Boogie Babies!

  56. Marcela

    We rented some canoes for father’s day and the kids couldn’t get enough

  57. Darcy

    My favorite places so far this summer are
    Lee District Park water park and Anne Marie Sculpture Garden. Thank you for this awesome blog! πŸ™‚

  58. suma

    Best part so far was the play date my kids had at Clemyjontri park,Mclean. We went there after 6 and the park was not as crowded . I have a 6 year old and a one year old,since the park has age appropriate slides etc they both equally enjoyed . We did a picnic style dinner at the park itself and let the kids play until they were tired!

  59. Wendy

    Today we made giant bubbles! I found an awesome recipe on-line and we amazed ourselves πŸ™‚

  60. Linda

    Our most fun summer activity so far has been birthday parties or get togethers with friends – many of which have been at the pool!

  61. Elise

    Green meadows petting farm!

  62. Tara Jeffers

    Spending time with family by the beach and pool

  63. mark

    Went for a bike ride and a picnic on 4 mile run with the girls

  64. Rachel

    Best time so far was my son’s first swim meet!

  65. Sonia

    Spending the afternoon at the pool.

  66. StaceyAnn Marshall

    Votws are in and the the kids have chosen go karting as their best fun day thus far. We truly enjoy all the great post for ideas on what to do each weekend. Keep em coming

  67. Cori

    My favorite summertime activity with the kids is visiting all the nature parks in the area for bug hunting, squirrel spotting and exploring!

  68. Renee M.

    Hitting the pool!

  69. Amy

    Swimming at the pool!

  70. Erica

    My family has enjoyed visiting the farms in the area.

  71. Francine S

    Catching fireflies!

  72. Gloria F

    Getting to visit with cousins – pool party

  73. Nairoz

    My best so far visiting the national mall in Washington, D.C. I have tow boys 12 ,8 so in hat day the mouses is the best place to be and the kids they in joy it ,and so far your blog was very big helpful four us

  74. Melva

    My favorite activities this summer have been visiting the museums in DC. I hope we get the opportunity to see the cirque de Italian show this year.

  75. Katrin Sparico

    we love the outdoor concerts at brookside gardens. our 5 year old gets exposed to different music and we meet so many families.

  76. Sarah Wysocki

    It’s hard to pick just one but for a fun activity close to home we love the fountain at the mosaic district across from Target also the stories from Strawberry park are good too. We also love exploring rock creek park and the Georgetown water front.

  77. anna

    We visited Locust Grove Nature Center in Bethesda, MD for the first time and the kids loved it!! There is a small nature center with turtles, snakes, etc., a tadpole pond and a big creek to explore.

  78. Carrie Munera

    Waking up to them snuggled beside me with no where to be, has been my favorite part of summer so far!

  79. Marisa Peterson

    My favorite trip was gravelly point. My son loves airplanes and it was the perfect spot for a picnic!

  80. Peggy Tao

    We went camping at Shanadoah national park.

  81. Beth Freeborn

    Berry picking at butlers orchard.

  82. Tara

    Our special harbor splash pad

  83. Jeanne Chevillet

    Our favorite activity so far has been regular bike rides along Sligo Creek

  84. Deniz Ona

    We really enjoyed our family vacation to Rhode Island. We loved the Cliffwalk with its beautiful waterfront mansions and the great seafood.

  85. Tonya

    So far, we have enjoyed cooking together the most.

  86. Saly

    Jumping in the pool!!!! Splash!!!

  87. Hang

    Relaxing and enjoying the summer with the family exploring new things!!

  88. R Archuleta

    Swim meetw with the PG Pool Killler Whale swim team.

  89. Jenny

    Hiking through a nearby national park and then swimming in the river. Lots of kids and lots of smiles and laughter!

  90. Allison Beach

    Playing in the creek!

  91. Michelle V

    Swimming at the pool with the kids

  92. Cyril Eusebio

    So far, we’ve been going to the splash fountains in the MD & DC and going to the pools!

  93. Louise DuJardin

    Swimming in Amalfi Coast. Just got back from beautiful Italy!!

  94. Demetria

    My favorite activity thus far was going to the national zoo.

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