Sunday, May 3, 2009

Fun in Bethesda at Celebrate Mama!

On Saturday FAMILY Magazine was fortunate to be a part of a terrific street festival in Bethesda, Maryland called Celebrate Mama!

They closed down the street at Woodmont Avenue and Bethesda Avenue. It was so perfect for families to walk down the street and enjoy the exhibitors and the entertainment.

It was a great event and super fun. Our area was set up with our popular shaving cream (science experiment) craft. If you haven’t done this with us at an event – you can find the instructions on our site – click here. This activity is at the very bottom of the list. Lots of kids and their parents stopped by to enjoy this really cool craft.

There were exhibitors at the event from all over the region. Several mom web sites were also exhibitors. And, there were even some retailers who sell online. It was great fun just to walk around and see all the resources available to moms and dads.

Of course, there were freebies as well. At our booth we had first aid kits from that went really fast. When ours were gone, we sent parents over to the Holy Cross Hospital tent for more.

Thanks to all the parents who came by and told us how much they like reading our magazine. We sincerely appreciate all your comments. It is great to meet our readers face to face. It was surprising how many dads we met that were at the event with their kids.

If you want to hear some more comments about the event, Jessica McFadden’s blog has some great write ups and she also has links to all the exhibitors who were at Celebrate Mama! Here is the link to her comments.

Do you have any events or fairs you have attended lately that you would like to share with us? We would love to hear what parents in the Washington region have been doing for fun. And, please share your pictures with us.

Happy Sunday and Happy Parenting,

1 comment:

  1. Hi Brenda. A heads up - there's another awesome Celebrate Mama THIS Weekend in DC.

    "Celebrate Mama...A perfect Sunday already planned for you and your family!"

    Enjoy this FREE street fair style event for the entire family, street fair style. There will be giveaways, entertainment, goodie bags and a mama marketplace.

    When: Sunday June 13th
    Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
    Place: University Yard on the GW campus (20th and H Street, NW, DC)

    University entrance:
    2121 I Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20052

    • Metro Accessible and plenty of street parking is available. Foggy Bottom.
    • The event will include over 30 vendors and entertainment for the whole family!
    • Free Admission!
    • First 300 families will receive a free goody bag!
    • Charity Raffles throughout the day with gifts from our vendors! Ticket proceeds will be donated to The March of Dimes, which helps babies born prematurely and with birth defects.
    For performance schedules and vendor information check us out at, location DC/NOVA.