Annual family fiesta is at National Zoo

Those parents wishing to entertain their children while educating them should consider the Smithsonian Institution's Fiesta Musical 2003 Sunday. The annual celebration, held at the National Zoo in Washington, highlights Latin American culture via live music, dance and Hispanic cuisine while entertaining the kids with handicrafts, storytellers, puppet shows and even demonstrations focusing on Latin American animals.

Fiesta Festival 2003 will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. N.W., Washington. Admission is free. Call 202-673-4717 or 202-673-4800 or visit www.fonz .org for more information.


O.C. Sunfest

Die-hard beach bums wanting to catch the last breath of the summer need look no further than Ocean City for Sunfest 2003. The festival, running tomorrow through Sunday, ushers in the fall season with a weekend of music. The show goes on rain or shine at the Convention Center and offers patrons both national and regional artists, including the Marquees at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, country singer Phil Vassar at 8 p.m. tomorrow and '70s heartthrob David Cassidy at 8 p.m. Saturday.


Sunfest runs tomorrow through Sunday at the Convention Center in Ocean City. Tickets required for headlining acts listed above are available through Ticketmaster at 410-481-SEAT or at the Convention Center Box Office at 40th Street. For more information contact 800-OC-OCEAN or

Allegheny arts

If a long weekend drive in the country is what you desire, why not make your destination the Allegheny Arts, Antiques & Architecture Festival? The festival begins tomorrow in downtown Cumberland Town Center at 7 a.m. and runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. It offers art exhibits, an antique fair and architectural tours of a few significant and historic buildings in Cumberland. The kids can enjoy getting their hands dirty in the children's art booth.

The festival begins tomorrow at 7 a.m. and runs until Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Town Center Pedestrian Mall, Baltimore Street in downtown Cumberland. Admission is $1. Additional information available through Allegheny Arts Council, 301-777-2787.