It was a LONG, WET week but the sun is shining and the weekend is here! The weather looks promising — sunny and 70º so it should be a great weekend to get out and do something fun. Here’s a round-up of a few local Silver Spring and Takoma Park events that just might fit the bill:

Annual Touch Truck @ Silver Spring Nursery School
Saturday, May 3 from 10AM – 1PM
Trucks of every kind for children to explore. There will also be live music, food, arts & crafts, a book fair, and face painting.

Woodlin Spring Fair @ Woodlin Elementary in North Woodside
Saturday, May 3 from 2PM – 5PM
Inflatable Obstacle Course, “Just Dance” Dance Off, Face Painting, Live Band, Flower Sale, Food & Bake Sale, Raffles, and more!

Old Takoma Art Hop
Saturday, May 3 & Sunday, May 4 from 10AM – 6PM
The 5th annual Art Hop will showcase a variety of art including photography, jewelry and wearable art, paintings, sculptures, collage and mixed media works.  Come see the work of over 70 of artists in shops, restaurants, and galleries throughout Old Town, the Takoma Junction and Takoma DC.

Takoma Park House and Garden Tour
Sunday, May 4 from 1PM – 5PM
Historic Takoma’s 2014 House and Garden Tour showcases the “Spirit of Holly Avenue.” The self-guided tour, includes several spectacular homes and gardens.

Fiesta Asia (Ellsworth Dr. & Fountain Plaza)
Sunday, May 4 from 10AM – 6PM
Asia Heritage Foundation hosts performances, food, crafts, interactive activities, and shopping.

Taste of Fenton Village (between Thayer & Silver Spring Avenues)
Sunday, May 4 from 1PM – 6PM
This family-friendly “restaurant crawl” offers $2 – $5 sample appetizers and tasting plates with international flavors. Rain or shine, 31 Fenton Village restaurants will welcome event attendees to sample their diverse cuisines and cultures at the same time.