Jeff Kinney and The Deep End Drive-Thru Pool Party Tour

*** SOLD OUT!! *** We are super duper psyched to host Jeff Kinney for a special socially distanced "The Deep End Drive-Thru Pool Party" with Jeff Kinney!! Grab the whole family and Wimpify your car so it’s ready to roll through the Drive-Thru Pool Party! In this socially distanced event, families will drive their car through a series of pool party–themed interactive stations, ending with Jeff Kinney delivering your copy of THE DEEP END and taking a photo with you (all socially distanced)! Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. Families must have a ticket to attend and must purchase at least one copy of The Deep End to get a ticket. One ticket admits one car.


Tickets will be in 20 minute timed slots starting at 7pm to avoid long wait times. You will receive an email from with your assigned time slot and entrance directions.

This event will take place in the visitor's parking lot of Blair High School off of Colesville Rd in Silver Spring, MD!


  • All books will be pre-signed and additional signed Wimpy Kids books will be available for purchase at the event. Due to health restrictions, books will not be personalized and no books from home will be signed.
  • Families must stay in their cars at all times.
  • Attendees over the age of two must wear a face covering when car windows are open.


In The Deep End, book 15 of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series from #1 international bestselling author Jeff Kinney, Greg Heffley and his family hit the road for a cross-country camping trip, ​ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

But things take an unexpected turn, and they find themselves stranded at an RV park that’s not exactly a summertime paradise. When the skies open up and the water starts to rise, the Heffleys wonder if they can save their vacation—or if they’re already in too deep.

And don’t miss Rowley Jefferson’s Awesome Friendly Adventure, an all-new fantasy from Greg’s best friend—the follow-up to the instant #1 bestseller Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal.


Jeff Kinney is the #1 USA Today, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and a six-time Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award winner for Favorite Book. The Meltdown, book 13, was published in October 2018, and was a #1 bestselling book. His latest book, Diary of an Awesome Friendly Kid: Rowley Jefferson’s Journal, was published in April 2019. Jeff has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is also the creator of Poptropica, which was named one of Time’s 50 Best Websites. He spent his childhood in the Washington, D.C., area and moved to New England in 1995. Jeff lives with his wife and two sons in Massachusetts, where they own a bookstore, An Unlikely Story.


Question: Where is the event?

Answer: In the Blair High School Parking Lot. Please note we are using the Visitor Lot off of Colesville Road (just after the 495 onramps).  Please do not use the University Blvd entrance. There will be a lot of signage telling you where the entrance is for the event, but here are some directions from the Blair High School Page about using this entrance. Please disregard their note about the timing of the lot closure.

Question: When should I arrive?

Answer: At your allotted time! The event runs from 7pm-9pm and as it is a drive-through event, we do not want folks arriving too early and causing a traffic jam. There are 6 groups split into 20 minute arrival times (Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Purple) and you will be sent an email by Sunday to let you know which group you are in! You will also be sent a reminder on Monday. We have lots of folks on hand to direct traffic and a ton of quite bright signage to help. You're in good, Wimpy Kid loving hands.

Question: How will check-in work?

Answer: You can print, or just bring up on your phone, your eventbrite confirmation/ ticket. We will have folks standing by (masked and gloved) to scan you in! Please have your eventbrite ticket pulled up digitally or printed out and ready when you arrive.

Question: Can we bring books from home for Jeff to sign?

Answer: Nope! Due to the need for social distance and health safety (and to keep the car line moving) Jeff is pre-signing everything. We will have extra Wimpy Kid's to purchase at the event safely from your car that will be signed, if you need more copies.

Question: Selfies?

Answer: Yes! Jeff is ready to take socially distanced selfies at the end of the pool party line of activities. Another reason for a fun costume!

Please email with any questions!

Event date: 
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
51 University Blvd E
Silver Spring, MD 20901
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