Can you smell the canoli and fried dough? The Feast of St. Gabriel Festival in Little Italy takes place this weekend!  Check out our other fab finds for family fun below. {It includes everything from trying out cane pole fishing to checking out to getting a cultural history lesson at The REGGIE}

Scope Saturn at the Maryland Science Center
FREE! Venture out to the urban rooftop Observatory to view the night sky as staff members help you find planets and constellations. Stargazing is free and open to the public, admission to the Science Center is not required. Tonight they are SCOPING out Saturn, colorful double stars and a nebula! MORE INFORMATION

Feast of St. Gabriel Festival
The end of summer is marked with the St. Leo the Great parish’s annual Feast of Saint Gabriel in Little Italy. For a mere $1 admission, expect live music, dancing, games, pizza, vino, porchetta, Italian sausage, cannoli, pasta, vendors, fried dough and good old-fashioned camaraderie between paesani. Culinary delight for all ages. All weekend. MORE INFORMATION

Around the World with Mr. Potato Head
Mr. Potato Head can dress up and pretend to be anything he wants. What do you want to be when you grow up? Come dressed up in costume and explore! Enjoy special potato themed activities and explorations all day at Port Discovery on Saturday! Free with paid admission. MORE INFORMATION

The Amazing Baby and Child Expo
This Saturday in downtown Sykesville from 11 AM – 4 PM. Live entertainment, hands-on fun and lots of information. MORE INFORMATION

Cane Pole Fishing at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Come out early for this special event where you can catch huge, untouched bluegills and largemouth bass. Best part? You don’t even have to bring anything! Fishing is only allowed in the park with a Naturalist and they supply the pole and the worms. No rod and reel allowed. Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM – 10 AM. $2 for members and $3 for non-members. MORE INFORMATION

Here’s the News! Read All About It
Explore the newspaper industry with Culture Kingdom Kids as you learn about the role of newsboys at the AFRO. Participate in a newspaper craft activity and enjoy storytelling, music and drama at THE REGGIE this Saturday at 1:00 PM. This special event is part of the Saturday Kids programming at The REGGIE and is held in conjunction with their Growing Up AFRO special exhibit. Museum admission required. MORE INFORMATION

The Lorax: FREE Screening!
From the creators of Despicable Me and the imagination of Dr. Seuss comes the feature Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, an adaptation of the classic tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope.  Catch it FREE at Enoch Pratt’s Central Library branch at 2:00 PM on Saturday. MORE INFORMATION

Turtles, Terrapins & Tortoises
Head to Irvine Nature Center on Sunday at 10 AM for an up close encounter with Irvine’s resident turtles. Learn facts, ask questions and see what it’s like to live a slow, long life. All ages. Free for members, $10 for non-members. MORE INFORMATION

4th Annual Inner Harbor Art Show
he 4th Annual Inner Harbor Art Festival returns to downtown Baltimore August 18 – 19, with an explosion of color, an eclectic array of top quality art and a troupe of the nation’s leading artists. This two-day juried show, a true celebration of the arts, enhances the vibrant and dynamic community that defines Baltimore. Admission is free and open to the public. All Day Saturday and Sunday. MORE INFORMATION

Super Sunday and An Antique Car Show
Head to The Baltimore Museum of Industry on Sunday for vintage cartoons and popcorn (11 AM – 1PM). From 12 PM to 2 PM, you can catch an antique car show in the parking lot! MORE INFORMATION

 

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