DC-area family entertainers about, pick from the best of the best with these awesome options right next door. Count on these versatile performers to keep even the adults engaged and excited. Your child will not leave disappointed.

The Great Zucchini
(202) 271-3108

Prices: Free public events. Call for pricing on special events.
Hours: vary by event
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The Great Zucchini has been entertaining the masses for over 15 years. He has been voted Washington’s #1 Kid Performer. His shows have a great combination of silly fun and magic. Zucchini’s interactions with the children in the show will make them feel as if they are performing themselves. Youngsters will be mesmerized when he turns paper into rainbow colored streamers. His puppet, Ruffles the rabbit, is a huge hit with the children. Your child will leave the party with fond memories for a lifetime.

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The Rocknocerous
(703) 969-6833

Hours and prices vary by event.
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Rocknocerous is an energetic kid’s rock band. They have created a groupie-like following of families and kids, who will travel all over the D.C area to see them perform. This Fairfax based band plays rock music with whimsical topics that kids can understand. They are known to play on a regular basis at Jammin Java! in Vienna, VA. Due to high demand, their music is available for sale on Itunes and Amazon. Not only are they musicians, they are authors, too. Their book, “The Colonel Purple Turtle Book” is now on sale.

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Accelerandro Music
1612 West Abingdon Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22314
(201) 294-7929

Prices: $40 to $70 for lessons
Hours: Mon – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; closed Tues; Wed – 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Thurs – 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 3:45 p.m.; Fri – 1:45 p.m., 2:15 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
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Accelerandro Music offers a great opportunity to mix your love for music and having fun. The owner, Katie Ribik hosts musical activities at playgroups in the D.C area. Your child will not only learn musical concepts, but will have fun experiencing how much joy music can bring. She performs at birthday parties and can bring live acoustic music to your event.

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The Magician
(703) 726-1217

Hours and prices vary by event.
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Steve Kish’s Magic show is highly energetic and is perfect for any age. He can keep every family member excited with his magical performance. In the show, audiences will be amused and amazed by his illusions. His shows can include telekinesis, Las Vegas Style cabaret show and other electrifying acts. Ask him to include juggling in his performance. He has a knack for being able to juggle anything.

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Now This Improv
(202) 362-8292

Hours and prices vary by event.
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This award-winning improv group can bring any event to life. Their unique storytelling performances are family-friendly shows. Their shows allow audiences to be active participants of the party. Now This Improv turns simple stories into fairy tales. Their actors’ flexibility appeals to children and adults alike. Everyone leaves the show laughing hysterically with their ad lib comedy skits.

Carly Mannava is a freelance writer living in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.


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