Washington DC's #1 Entertainer for Young Children!
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"A man with a nearly magical ability to connect with children"

- Washingtonian Magazine

Washington DC's #1 entertainer for young children - The Great Zucchini

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Best of Arlington
Voted Best Children's Entertainer by the readers of Arlington Magazine

The Great Zucchini!

No one makes preschoolers laugh quite like The Great Zucchini!

Families enjoy The Great Zucchini's show together
The Great Zucchini knows how to make kids laugh!

"In the world of local kid's entertainment,
there is no bigger name than The Great Zucchini!

"You're like a phenomenon ... all the parents know you!"
- Tony Perkins, Fox 5 News

"The Great Zucchini is instantly likeable, and effortlessly charming."
- Gene Weingarten, The Washington Post

Live Public Shows!

Not all of The Great Zucchini's shows are for private events.  Check out the schedule below to catch one of his many public appearances!

Thursday Mornings @ 10:30 am
Jammin' Java Vienna, VA

May 6 @ 10:30 am
Eliana's Light Washington, DC

May 6 @ 6:00 pm
Bollywood Festival Ashburn, VA


May 7 @ 8:00 am
RES1CUE Run 8K Bethesda, MD

Doodlehopper 4 Kids - Falls Church

May 7 @ 11:30 am
Doodlehopper 4 Kids - Falls Church Falls Church, VA

May 12 @ 5:00 pm
Broadlands Live Ashburn, VA

May 13 @ 9:45 am
Tot Rock Festival Alexandria, VA

May 13 @ 5:00 pm
Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Washington, DC

May 20 @ 10:00 am
No Child Wet Behind - Family Fun Run Vienna Town Green, Vienna, VA

May 21 @ 2:00 pm
Alexandria Kids Concert Alexandria, VA

Capitol Riverfront - Kid's Series

June 14 @ 10:30 am
Capitol Riverfront - Kid's Series Washington, DC

Potomac Mills Mall

June 15 @ 10:00 am
Potomac Mills Mall Woodbridge, VA

Leesburg Animal Park

June 17 @ 11:00 am
Leesburg Animal Park Leesburg, VA

June 24 @ 10:00 am
Burke Lake Park Fairfax Station, VA

June 28 @ 10:00 am
Frying Pan Farm Park Herndon, VA

July 1 @ 10:00 am
E.C. Lawrence Park Chantilly, VA

July 8 @ 10:00 am
Mason District Park Annandale, VA

July 11 @ 11:00 am
Burke Library Alexandria, VA

Leesburg Animal Park

July 15 @ 1:00 pm
Leesburg Animal Park Leesburg, VA

July 19 @ 11:00 am
Barrett Library Alexandria, VA

Jammin' Java - SPECIAL Saturday Show!

August 5 @ 10:30 am
Jammin' Java - SPECIAL Saturday Show! Vienna, VA

A very special Saturday appearance at Jammin' Java!  Grab your tickets before the house gets packed.  Doors open at 10:00 am

September 16 @ 10:00 am
Falls Church Fall Festival Falls Church, VA

September 17 @ 11:00 am
Lubber Run Amphitheater Arlington, VA

Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park

September 30, October 9 and 21 @ 1:00 pm
Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park Leesburg, VA

Celebrate fall with The Great Zucchini at Leesburg Animal Park's Pumpkin Village!

How does
The Great Zucchini know his audience so well?

Because not too long ago, he was a toddler himself:

Eric Knaus, aka The Great Zucchini, as a toddler
Outdoor games with The Great Zucchini!

Indoors or out, large space or small, The Great Zucchini makes sure your children have a fantastic time!

The kids were so excited to welcome The Great Zucchini to their Halloween Festival!

These kids were so excited to welcome The Great Zucchini to their Halloween Festival!

The Great Zucchini playing tag after a show

The Great Zucchini plays tagging game after his show!

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday at NEA

Celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday at the National Education Association headquarters in DC.

The Great Zucchini makes kids laugh!

The Great Zucchini at the White House Easter Egg Roll 2009

The Great Zucchini and friends at the White House Easter Egg Roll 2009

Kids love The Great Zucchini!   The Great Zucchini entertains in a classroom at school

"Can you imagine not having read Goodnight Moon, Ezra Jack Keats books, or Beatrix Potter? Though they are children’s books, our lives are enriched by experiencing them. His show is the same.

"I saw him and it was magical. It was like seeing a unicorn that you know lives in the area somewhere and only a few are lucky enough to run into it.

"He’s a toddler whisperer." - Zac Gomez, parent & teacher

No one makes the kids laugh harder than the Great Zucchini

Children are entertained by The Great Zucchini

Washington's funniest and most magical PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN entertainer, with over 20 years of experience making kids laugh!

Performer at the White House Easter Egg Roll, National Zoo's Guppy Gala, thousands of birthday parties geared to children ages 2-7! Shows for birthdays, day care, preschools, and groups.

"The Great Zucchini mesmerized a group of preschoolers for 45-minutes, a magic act in itself!"

- Judy, Herndon

"Hilarious, highly entertaining, and interactive show that's perfect for preschoolers!"

- Debbie, Bethesda

"The Great Zucchini made my child's party. The children laughed and screamed with delight!"

- Beth D., Washington, DC

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