Lots of family-friendly happenings around town this weekend. We’re pretty excited about the Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s Spring Family Festival, the Waterfront Wellness program kicking off on Sunday and Mr. Potato Head’s arrival at Port Discovery! Pumpkin Theatre’s Annual Family Fun Day is another sure bet… and well, check out our other picks for the weekend! {Be sure to check out our calendar for full listings and even more options!}

Summer Social at West Shore Park
Join Waterfront Partnership and Kelly Bell Band for a FREE family-friendly concert at West Shore! That means a kids play area for the pint sizers AND beer/wine garden for moms and dads. Pack your own snacks or grab something hot off one of Charm City’s favorite food trucks. Friday from 5 PM – 8 PM.

Pumpkin Theatre Family Fun Day
Join Pumpkin Theatre for their annual Family Fun Day at CenterStage on Saturday from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM! Be one of the first to find out our 45th Season – and receive a special subscription offer! We will have favorite Pumpkin characters, face painting, arts and crafts, performances from our youngest students, performances from the Young Playwrights of CenterStage, and icedgemsbaking cupcake truck!

Mr. Potato Head Exhibit Opens at Port Discovery
The Adventures of Mr. Potato Head is an exciting hands-on traveling exhibit featuring the much-loved silly character, who becomes an astronaut, explorer, and undersea adventurer with a change of his “parts”. Mr. Potato Head’s knack for wacky escapades and familiar personality engage children in adventures that help build academic skills, encourages them to welcome new experiences with confidence, humor and curiosity, and to think about all they can be and do. Exhibit opens this weekend at Port Discovery!

Family Nature Explorers: Tracks and Trails
Stop by the learning station at Ladew Topiary Gardens for hands-on props, activities and forest exploration. Explore the forest trail in search of animal clues left by foxes, deer, raccoons, crayfish and more. Saturday from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Baby Loves Disco
Baby Loves Disco comes to Towson Town Center! This FREE family event will have your family rocking all afternoon. Event features music, dancing and a variety of fun activities for kids, is part of the Baby Loves Disco’s 2012 We Are Family Tour, celebrating families at more than 100 events in cities across the nation. Saturday from 1 PM – 4 PM.

Freedom Feast Memorial Day Observance
Discover the origins of Memorial Day, hear a story about soldiers who have served our country and learn how to commemorate fallen family members through special ceremony. Children will also write “thank-you” postcards to soldiers in an art activity. At the REGGIE beginning at 1:00 PM on Saturday.

BCAC Spring Family Festival
Baltimore Child Abuse Center (BCAC) will host its second annual Spring Festival at Quarry Lake at Greenspring on Sunday, May 20. BCAC’s Spring Festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will feature games and activities all day, including face painting, spin art, moon bounces, slides, ring toss, pony rides and much more. All proceeds from the event will benefit BCAC.

Waterfront Wellness Program launches at West Shore Park
Four FREE fitness classes are being offered every Sunday morning at West Shore Park beginning this weekend! Check them out and head to the harbor for a workout.

Space FUN at NASA Goddard: The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) Sunday Experiment
This free Sunday afternoon event for children and their families will focus on how NASA studies the sun and space weather with the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. Attendees can also participate in hands-on activities that explore the magnetic fields of the Sun and electromagnets.