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

Favorite Children's Entertainer 2017 - Washington Family Magazine

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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

The Avalon

February 24 @ 10:00 am
// SPECIAL SHOW The Avalon Theatre Washington, DC

It's time for The Great Zucchini to take over The Avalon once again!

Don't miss this very special performance from some of the biggest children's entertainers on the east coast!  Click here to get your tickets before they're all gone.

Celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with a laugh-filled Saturday morning at The Avalon.  The Great Zucchini will see you there!

Jammin' Java - SPECIAL Saturday Show!

March 31 @ 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.  (You can also save big with this family 4-pack!)  Doors open at 10:00 am

April 11 @ 10:00 am
Manassas Mall Manassas, VA

April 22 @ 11:15 am
Kensington Day of the Book Festival Kensington, MD

Doodlehopper 4 Kids - Falls Church

May 6 @ 11:30 am
Doodlehopper 4 Kids - Falls Church Falls Church, VA

Celebrate Fairfax

June 10 @ 11:30 AND 2:00
Celebrate Fairfax Children's Stage Fairfax, VA

/// SPECIAL EVENT! ///  The Great Zucchini returns to Celebrate Fairfax!

Come enjoy a fun afternoon at Celebrate Fairfax, featuring two Zucchini shows, as well as games, rides, food and more!  It's free, fun, and sure to be a blast.

July 7 @ 10:00 am
Burke Lake Park Fairfax Station, VA

July 14 @ 10:00 am
E.C. Lawrence Park Chantilly, VA

July 18 @ 11:00 am
Barrett Library Alexandria, VA

July 21 @ 10:00 am
Mason District Park Annandale, VA

July 25 @ 10:00 am
Frying Pan Farm Park Herndon, VA

August 8 @ 10:00 am
Manassas Mall Manassas, VA

September 29 @ 11:00 AND 1:30
//SPECIAL EVENT: Fall for Fairfax Kidsfest Fairfax, VA

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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