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Annual Family Picnic at Hillwood Estate

  • 09/24/2023
  • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Hillwood Estate, Museum, & Gardens, 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008



In the event of rain, everything will be moved inside.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER directly on Hillwood's Site

One of Rainbow Families Most Treasured Events For 14 Years

Connect with other LGBTQ+ families at the historic Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens'  gorgeous urban oasisThis event is open to all - members, families, allies.

Festivities scheduled to include:

  • Pack a picnic from home or purchase food from Merriweather To Go to enjoy outdoors  on Hillwood's spacious Lunar Lawn
  • Play games on the lawn, such as hula hoop, ring toss, and jump rope
  • Practice your putt on the Putting Green
  • Create an art project to take home  
  • Explore the special exhibition Grace of Monaco: Princess in Dior
  • Arrive by 12 noon to join Rainbow Families for welcoming remarks and activities.  Hillwood remains open until 5 p.m. You are welcome to stay and enjoy all the estate has to offer.

Picnic info:

  • Please bring your own picnic blankets for seating on the lawn. Visitors may wish to bring bug spray.  Hillwood's liquor license does not allow patrons to bring in outside alcohol.  Food and drinks, including beer and wine, will be available from Merriweather To Go.
  • Click here to see how Hillwood is following the latest health and safety guidance.
  • This is rain or shine.  In the event of rain, picnicking will take place under the shelter of the tent in the C.W. Post Courtyard and the art project will take place indoors
  • Registrations  (on the Hillwood link) are between you and Hillwood, however you agree to Rainbow Families standard rules & terms

Important:   Rainbow Families does not want financial constraints to prohibit attendance at our events.  If you need registration assistance for this or any event, please email our Executive Director, Darren Vance  in confidence.   
While  this is a Hillwood Estate hosted event; please review our standard terms & conditions here regarding liability and photos.

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