Squeeze every moment of fun you can out of the last few weeks of summer with these fun fam-friendly events in and around Baltimore! Here are our picks for the weekend — we promise they’ll get you rolling:

Last Waterfront Partnership Summer Social of 2012
Bring the family down to West Shore Park, Inner Harbor, this Friday evening for the final FREE, family-friendly Summer Social featuring live music by Sons of Pirates this Friday at 5:00 PM. Food Trucks, Beer, Wine & Signature Mixed Drinks, Waterfront Kids Play Area, Arts & Crafts, Balloon Animals, Face Painting, and more! Be sure to pack your suits and towels for the Walter Sondheim Fountain. RSVP to receive a complimentary beer, juice or soda (one per family). {You can also score $10 parking here} MORE INFORMATION/RSVP

Whimsical Wonderland Drop-In Art
All weekend long — and FREE — at The Walters Art Museum! Fall down a rabbit hole and into our studios to create the wonderland you’ve always dreamed of! In August, allow yourself to be transported to a magical garden as you create interactive and imagined landscapes, wearable worlds and playful puppets of faraway lands! This weekend, they are creating Amazing Mirrors. MORE INFORMATION

Monarchs & Milkweed at Ladew Topiary Gardens
Stop by the learning station at Ladew Topiary Gardens on Saturday from 10:0 AM – 12:00 PM for hands-on props, activities and nature exploration. Walk through the wildflower meadow in search of monarch eggs, caterpillars and butterflies and learn about the milkweed plant that their lives depend upon. Members: Free. Non-members: Free with paid garden admission. MORE INFORMATION

Eddie Murray Statue Unveiling
Eddie Murray’s dedication to Baltimore extended far beyond the baseball field. Thanks to a generous donation from our Oriole Legend, the Carrie Murray Nature Center is now a recreational landmark for all to enjoy. Eddie Murray… a legend on and off of the field! Join the Orioles and Carrie Murray Nature Center on Saturday as we honor Eddie and unveil his larger-than-life sculpture! MORE INFORMATION

Rainforest Revue at the Maryland Zoo
Among the oldest ecosystems in the world, tropical forests contain a vast array of plant and animal species. Head to the Maryland Zoo on Saturday from 11 AM – noon to learn about the incredible diversity of African rainforests while exploring the Zoo’s Chimpanzee Forest Exhibit at The Maryland Zoo. This program is free with Zoo admission, but requires pre-registration. Recommended for ages 5 and older. MORE INFORMATION

Backyard Science Days at The Maryland Science Center
Another weekend-long adventure! Head to the Maryland Science Center’s 7th annual Backyard Science Days for a day of animal encounters and hands-on activities. Stomp on stomp rockets, race vegetables and learn about the science that lives right outside your back door. Whether you like slimy or furry, snakes or turtles, bugs or birds – you are sure to run into your favorite neighborhood critter. Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 4:00 PM. Free with paid admission. MORE INFORMATION

Charm City Roller Girls
The Charm City Roller Girls hold their final interleague doubleheader of the season with Female Trouble kicking off the action in a bout against the Garden State Rollergirls’ all-star team, the Ironbound Maidens. Fresh off of an amazing come-from-behind victory against the Lehigh Valley Rollergirls, Female Trouble is looking unstoppable due to the depth of their jammer rotation and solid pack work. The fun happens Saturday at DuBurns Arena. The matches start at 6:30 PM, but the gates open at 5:30 PM. Really — fun for the whole fam! MORE INFORMATION

The Good Ms. Padgett LIVE at the Metropolitan
Hear the folksy pint-sizer friendly stylings of local artist (and mom) Anna Padgett LIVE at the Metropolitan on Sunday. The artist — who is dubbed the Pied Piper with a guitar by the New York Post — will delight your kiddos with her fun, modern spins on classic favorites like The Little Red Hen. She takes the stage at 4, but there is a special pre-show crafting session. Perfect for preschoolers and adults are FREE. Kids, however, will are $5 each. MORE INFORMATION

 

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