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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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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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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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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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American Girl on the Monuments Cruise

See the sights of Washington, D.C. with your favorite girl! Your day begins with a delicious brunch together at the American Girl Bistro. Then, a private coach bus will take you to Georgetown, where you’ll board a cruise boat on the Potomac River. You’ll see highlights such as the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument, Memorial Bridge, and more. As an extra treat, your girl will get a goody bag to take home. Round-trip transportation from American Girl to the cruise will be provided. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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Summer Reading Bookmark Craft

Celebrate summer reading with American Girl! At this craft event, your girl will decorate her own bookmark and summer reading log to keep track of all the great books she’ll read over break. Includes a doll-sized poster to take home. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 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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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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Celebrate Pets!

A girl’s pet is her “fur-ever” friend. And just like her doll, each pet’s personality is “paws-itively” 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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American Girl at the Smithsonian Gardens

Share a behind-the-scenes peek at the beauty and science of one of the loveliest gardens in America! Your day begins with a delicious brunch for you and your girl at the American Girl Bistro. Then, a private coach bus will take you to the Smithsonian, where you’ll get to meet the institute’s gardeners in the beautiful Enid A. Haupt Garden south of the Smithsonian Castle for a special gardening program. Girls will get a hands-on lesson in how gardeners recycle—from composting to rainwater conservation to seed collection. Round-trip transportation from American Girl to the Smithsonian will be provided. Reservations required. For girls ages 6 and up.

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American Girl at the Octagon Museum

Take a step back in time with your girl in our nation’s capital! Your day begins with a delicious brunch for you and your girl at the American Girl Bistro. Then, travel by private coach bus to one of the oldest and loveliest buildings in Washington, D.C. The Octagon Museum is a beautiful mansion that was once home to President and Dolley Madison during the War of 1812—the time of historical character Caroline Abbott. Your girl will learn what it was like to grow up during Caroline’s day, and even create a doll-sized souvenir hatbox craft to hold little treasures. Round-trip transportation will be provided. Reservations required. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

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BeForever Debut

Celebrate the debut of the inspiring BeForever characters! At this special event, your girl can be among the first to learn about this exciting world and find a character she loves. Join us for hands-on crafts, a scavenger hunt, free giveaways, and more. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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BeForever Postcard Craft

The world of BeForever is waiting for your girl! At this craft event, she’ll create two postcards featuring the BeForever characters—one to keep, and one she can mail to a friend. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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  • Atlanta: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Boston: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Chicago: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Columbus: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Dallas: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Denver: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Houston: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Kansas City: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Los Angeles: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Miami: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Minneapolis: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • New York: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Seattle: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • San Francisco Bay Area: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • St. Louis: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Washington D.C.: September 4, 18, 25; October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Grandparents’ Day Card Craft

Make their big day memorable! Your girl can decorate her own handmade card and envelope, then add a special message on the inside. Free and open to the public. For all ages.

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Special Day with Grandparents

Share a delightful day with your granddaughter! You’ll enjoy a special meal, make a paper bouquet, and even sign a promise to keep caring and sharing. 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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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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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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BeForever: Create Your Silhouette Frame

Immerse yourself in the world of BeForever—and share page-turning adventures with girls from the past. At this special event, your girl will create and customize a multilayered frame—and get her own silhouette to display inside. Plus, she can go on a fun scavenger hunt featuring the BeForever characters. Reservations required. 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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Autumn Card Craft

Celebrate the start of a new season! Your girl can make and decorate a fall-themed card and matching envelope. She’ll use stickers and pretty paper to create her own handmade card, then add a fun message on the inside. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

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