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From in-store crafts and cooking classes to tours that get her out and about, every special event is designed with girls in mind!

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Isabelle’s Scavenger Hunt

Learn about Isabelle, our newest Girl of the Year! Your girl will go on a seek-and-find scavenger hunt throughout the store, collecting fun facts about Isabelle along the way. Plus, she’ll get a free American Girl poster at the end! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • Atlanta: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Boston: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Chicago: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Columbus: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Dallas: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Denver: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Houston: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Kansas City: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Los Angeles: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Miami: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Minneapolis: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • New York: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Seattle: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • San Francisco: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • St. Louis: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31
  • Washington D.C.: April 22, 29; July 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31

Just Mom and Me

It’s time for a mother-daughter day! You’ll enjoy a special meal, make a paper family tree, and even sign a "mother-daughter promise" to keep creating memories. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an American Girl book to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Friends Forever Bracelet Craft

Each journey is worth remembering! At this event, your girl will get the chance to make friendship bracelets for herself and her My American Girl® doll. She can even put a special message on the bracelets, creating a long-lasting memory! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Bright Highlights

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a bright new ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our Bright Highlights Set, vibrant clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Isabelle’s Funky Fashion Headpiece Craft

Your girl’s fun, funky style can shine, just like Isabelle—our newest Girl of the Year! During this free event, your girl can craft a decorative hair accessory for her doll. She can jazz up her doll’s flair like Isabelle does with her own dance costumes! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Isabelle’s Celebration

Join us to celebrate the arrival of Isabelle, our newest Girl of the Year! At this special event, girls will learn about Isabelle, make a fun craft, and enjoy a delicious meal. Includes an American Girl book to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Julie’s Bracelet Craft

Your girl can try her hand at an activity Julie would have loved! She’ll make her own funky felt cuff bracelet to wear, inspired by the fashions of the 1970s. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Meet the Author: Kathleen Ernst

Meet Kathleen Ernst, the award-winning author of Caroline Abbott’s six-book series! The newest American Girl historical character, Caroline is a brave girl growing up during the War of 1812. This informal session is your girl’s opportunity to meet Ms. Ernst in person and have her favorite books signed. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Mother’s Day Card Craft

Show Mom she’s loved! Your girl can make Mother’s Day extra-special by decorating a pretty card and matching envelope, then adding a special message to Mom on the inside. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Mother’s Day Brunch at American Girl

Celebrate Mom at American Girl! Join us for a special Mother’s Day brunch, then enjoy exploring the world of American Girl together. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Bitty Baby and Me

Your little girl can shine bright with Bitty Baby! At this special event inspired by our picture-book collection, she’ll enjoy a fun "mommy-daughter" activity, coloring page, and delicious snack. Reservations required. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Bitty Baby and Me Story Time

Discover the wonderful world of Bitty Baby with your little girl! Sit close and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby and Me, a hopeful story about a magical mermaid adventure and making a wish come true. Enjoy a fun activity together, too. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Trips and Travels Together

A simple trip can inspire many playful adventures! This event will offer your girl a chance to capture her own special travel moments with her My American Girl® doll during her spring and summer breaks. Includes a delicious meal, fun journaling activities, and a special American Girl book for her to take home! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Everyday Fun Doll ’Dos

Your girl can learn how to give her doll a new school-day ’do! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will share their secrets, and she’ll get doll hair accessories and styling instructions to take home. Plus, she’ll get hands-on tips for creating fun styles like a braided headband ’do, casual bun, and side braids for her doll. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Kit’s Tree House Craft

In 1934, Kit loved to spend time with friends in her tree house. Your girl can assemble and decorate her own tree house book—it opens up so she can imagine playing inside with Kit! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Isabelle’s Dance Desserts

Decorate sweet treats with your special girl! This hands-on class inspired by our newest Girl of the Year features everything you need to design tutu-topped cupcakes and ballet-slipper cookies. Includes a tasty snack, plus a recipe card for another delightful dessert you can try together at home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Marie-Grace & Cécile’s Embroidered Card Craft

Your girl can learn how to use an embroidery card to stitch a dancer’s silhouette, reminiscent of the performers at the costume galas Marie-Grace and Cécile attended in 1853. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Reading Bookmark Craft

Celebrate summer! She can make and decorate a pretty bookmark craft inspired by American Girl’s activity books. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • Atlanta: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Boston: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24, 29; July 1, 8, 15, 22
  • Chicago: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Columbus: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Dallas: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Denver: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Houston: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 15, 22, 29
  • Kansas City: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Los Angeles: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Miami: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Minneapolis: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • New York: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Seattle: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • San Francisco: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • St. Louis: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Washington D.C.: May 27; June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Summer Flower Anklet Craft

Your girl can put her best—and most fashionable—foot forward. This free event will let her create a tropical anklet for herself using colorful paper flowers. She can also craft an anklet just for her doll! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • Atlanta: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Boston: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31
  • Chicago: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Columbus: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Dallas: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31
  • Denver: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31
  • Houston: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31
  • Kansas City: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Los Angeles: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31
  • Miami: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31
  • Minneapolis: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • New York: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31
  • Seattle: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31
  • San Francisco: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31
  • St. Louis: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31
  • Washington D.C.: May 29; June 5, 12, 19, 21, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 18, 24, 31

Summer Fun Celebration

Get set for sun and fun! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal, join in colorful activities, and make tropical crafts—including a mini beach tote for her doll. Plus, she’ll take home a special American Girl book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Date with My Dad

Spend a special day with your daughter! You’ll enjoy a delightful meal, make a paper craft, and even sign a "father-daughter promise" to keep having fun together. Includes a keepsake photo and frame, plus an American Girl book to take home. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Princess Bitty Baby Story Time

Share a story side by side! Listen with your little girl to a reading of Princess Bitty Baby, an enchanting fairytale complete with a princess, a dragon, and a frog. Enjoy a fun activity together, too. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Father’s Day Card Craft

Show Dad he’s number one! Your girl can make Father’s Day extra-special by decorating a handmade card and matching envelope, then writing a special message to Dad on the inside. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Celebrate Pets!

A girl’s pet is her “fur-ever” friend. And just like her doll, each pet’s personality is “paws-itvely” unique! During this event, your girl will enjoy a delicious meal and fun activities that celebrate pets—including a color-in bandanna craft that shows off her American Girl pet’s one-of-a-kind style! Plus, she’ll take home a special book and a set of Crayola® Fabric Markers. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Doll ’Dos & How-Tos: Jewel Highlights

Your girl can learn tips and tricks for giving her doll a one-of-a-kind look! Our Doll Hair Salon stylists will show lots of ways to style her doll’s hair using our new Jewel Highlights Set, three gem-toned, clip-in hair colors made just for My American Girl® dolls. Your girl will get hands-on tips from our experts—and she’ll get to take the highlights home! Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Bitty Baby at the Ballet Story Time

Place your little girl in your lap and listen to a reading of Bitty Baby at the Ballet, a sweet story about a special performance and a bunny that hops with all her heart! Enjoy a fun activity together, too. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 3 and up.

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Pets Card Craft

Inspire your girl to make something “purr-fectly” sweet: a handmade card and matching envelope featuring the American Girl pets! She’ll use stickers and decorative paper to make a one-of-a-kind card, then add a sweet message on the inside. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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