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Father’s Day Giveaway: Enter to Win Tickets to Awesome Con this Sunday!


Awesome Con, the Mid-Atlantic’s premier pop culture convention, takes place this weekend, June 16-18, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, celebrating all aspects of geekdom and pop culture with a wide assortment of engaging events, comic books, collectibles, toys, games, original art, cosplay and more. And not only do I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky KFDC reader, kids ages 10 and under can get in free when an accompanying adult uses the coupon code KIDFRIENDLYDC on a kid’s ticket!

The event practically guarantees to be blast for the whole family. For the first time, there will be Awesome Con Jr., a family-focused pavilion providing hours of fun with entertaining and educational programs just for kids. There will be interactive opportunities with characters from Nickelodeon’s hit preschool series PAW Patrol and Shimmer and Shine, plus additional fun experiences from The Emoji Movie, How to Train Your Dragon characters, LEGO building zones, a kids costume parade, and more. And making it easier than ever to spend time together as a family and encourage creative play, children ages 10 and under get in free with the above code.


Awesome Con is also working with GeekDad to present exciting Father’s Day activities on Sunday in a show of appreciation for the awesome dads in attendance. The first 500 dads to attend Awesome Con on June 18 will receive a free, limited edition T-Shirt, and giveaways are scheduled throughout the day with prizes including Awesome Con swag and Washington Nationals tickets. Geek dads of all ages will enjoy events including a Q&A with Stan Lee, the father of Marvel Comics; a classic arcade of nostalgic games; a panel hosted by GeekDad teaching parents how to encourage curiosity in the next generation; and much more!

Tickets to Awesome Con are available online here. You can also try to win them through the giveaway below.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend Awesome Con on Sunday, June 18, 2017, simply leave a comment below letting me know what you or your child is most excited for at the event. Get a second chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through 8pm on Thursday, June 15, 2017, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

Disclosure: I received complimentary tickets to Awesome Con in exchange for this post, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.


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Tee Up for Family Fun at the Quicken Loans National PGA Tournament

Rickie Fowler, at the 2016 Quicken Loans National, will play again this year (Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

Rickie Fowler, at the 2016 Quicken Loans National, will play again this year
(Photo by Keyur Khamar/PGA TOUR)

The Quicken Loans National, a premier PGA TOUR tournament and a staple of the DC area’s must-attend sporting events is returning this summer from June 26 – July 2. Held for the first time at TPC Potomac in Potomac, MD, 120 of the top professionals from around the world are invited to the competition that has showcased some of the Tour’s most dramatic, record-shattering performances.

Along with the golf action on the course, there will be plenty to enjoy off of it, too — especially for families. The tournament features numerous programs just for kids, including:

Complimentary Tickets for Kids
For young golf fans, there is no better deal than complimentary admission to the Quicken Loans National for kids 12 and under. Free kids grounds tickets can be picked up at the Box Office, located at Main Street, when accompanied by a ticketed adult ticket. For youth ages 13-17, Discounted Rocket Mortgage MadHouse kids tickets can be purchased at the box office along with discounted grounds tickets.

Junior Clinic
Sharpen your golf skills with help from the PGA TOUR’s best players! On Wednesday, June 28, the Quicken Loans National is hosting a youth golf clinic. The free clinic will take place on the driving range at TPC Potomac. Learn from PGA TOUR pros in a group setting exclusively for youth and pick up tips to take your game to the next level.

Kids Village
Fun for all ages, the new Kids Village will provide kids and parents a break from the live golf action. Featuring mini golf, interactive games, and activities tailored for our young fans will be a popular destination every day at the National.

Tickets to the Quicken Loans National are also the perfect Father’s Day gift for the dad who loves golf and time with his family. General admission grounds tickets provide flexibility for the family on the go by offering guests the option to attend the day of their choice. The Golf Lovers Package combines a premium Ruth’s Chris Steak House sandwich with access to the premium Quicken Loans Rocket Mortgage MadHouse along with an entrée at the Ruth’s Chris Steak House concession.

The best part? Your ticket makes a real difference. As a TGR Live managed event, all proceeds from the Quicken Loans National benefit the college access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation, supporting youth education through the TGR Learning Lab and Earl Woods Scholar Program. And TGR Live and the Quicken Loans National have been leaders in the community in military appreciation, offering numerous programs and activities which support military members and their families.

Ready to tee up for this summer event? Here’s what you need to know:

The Quicken Loans National runs June 26 – July 2 at TPC Potomac located at 10000 Oaklyn Dr, Potomac, MD. Adult tickets start at $20-40/day for grounds, $75/day for the Rocket Mortgage Madhouse, $140/day for stadium seating. Tickets for kids ages 13-17 are $10/day for grounds, $35/day for the Rocket Mortgage Madhouse. Admission is free for ages 12 and under!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Quicken Loans National, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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The Occoquan Arts & Crafts Show is Less Than Two Weeks Away, June 3-4!


This post is sponsored by the Town of Occoquan, however, I only promote programs and places that I genuinely believe in and think will appeal to KFDC readers.

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