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Fabergé Egg Family Festival

Celebrate spring's arrival in Russian style!

Schedule of Activities
Fabergé’s Treasures: a play for families
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble
11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Kalinka Dance Ensemble
12 p.m., 2 p.m., 4 p.m.
Fabergé’s Workshop
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Russian Folk Games
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Russian Easter Traditions Display
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Passion, Playfulness, Process: Decorated Eggs by Bonnie Mapelli
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

This family festival is funded in part by the Bonnie Mapelli Youth Education Fund.  All of Hillwood's 2017 festivals are supported by a grant from the Sally Foss and James Scott Hill Foundation. All exhibitions and programs are funded in part by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts through the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program.


Fabergé Egg Family Festival

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 12:15pm

Celebrate spring's arrival in Russian style!

  • Admire the exquisite imperial eggs and other fanciful Fabergé creations collected by Marjorie Post
  • Enjoy festive folk music and dancing
  • Take part in a centuries-old egg-rolling game
  • Step into Fabergé’s Workshop to decorate your own Fabergé-inspired egg 

Family Fun Days

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:15pm

Discover the magic of Hillwood with your whole family as you explore the gardens and French and Russian treasures.  Arts and crafts, dance instruction, and food enhance the festive atmosphere and provide entertainment for the whole family. 

These annual events and festivals are specially geared toward families:

For more to explore with children at Hillwood, also check out our Student Visits Girl Scout Programs and Preschool Series.

Concerts and Music

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 - 4:00pm

Hillwood’s mansion and gardens provide an alluring setting for a variety of performances. Marjorie Merriweather Post, a major sponsor of the National Symphany orchestrata, cared passionately for music. Celebrate the musical traditions of Russia and France, as well as the talents of local community groups, through performances at concerts and festivals throughout the year.