Harbor Harvest

Looks like a weekend full of pumpkintastic fun! Harbor Harvest at West Shore Park, Seton Hill French Fair, Renaissance Festival at the Walters and MORE! There is no shortage of fun-for-the-whole-family options. Check out our weekend picks:

Storytime at Ladew Topiary Gardens: Animal Disguises
Many animals have their ways of disguising themselves to either hide from or fool other animals. Read about some of these fun, animal tricksters at Ladew’s Story time on Friday.These nature-themed programs are scheduled from April through October for ages 2-5 years with an adult. Weather permitting, sessions take place outdoors under shade trees in several gardens throughout the year. Story times take place at 10:30 – 11:15 am or 12:30 – 1:15 pm. Advanced registration required. MORE INFO

Discover Ballet
Have an aspiring Angelina Ballerina in your life? Then you’ll want to check out the Discover Ballet lecture and demonstration Friday night at the Baltimore Museum of Art! The event will introduce ballet basics and performances of several famous ballet pieces. A Q&A session will be followed by an invitation for audience members to learn some basic dance steps. Pay attention… we hear there’s a Ballet Quiz at the end of the presentation! Part of Free Fall Baltimore. MORE INFO

5th Annual Harbor Harvest at West Shore Park
Join Waterfront Partnership for the 5th Annual Harbor Harvest Event at West Shore Park on Saturday, October 20th from 10am – 2pm. Activities include the IKEA Urban Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Hay Maze, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating, Pony Rides, Live Music by Recess Monkey and more!  The rain date will be Sunday, October 21st. RSVP for a free gift!  MORE INFO

Family Renaissance Festival at The Walters
Lords and Ladies! Join the ranks of Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci & the Medici family as you travel back in time to the Renaissance! Enter our palace and explore a world of new inventions, discoveries, sounds and ideas. Frolic with Renaissance musicians and dancers! Dress up and step into a gilded frame to become a painting and work collaboratively to perfect perspective! Create artistic masterpieces of your own all day!  FREE! All day on Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Seton Hill French Festival
Parlez-vous français? Or have a xenophile/Fancy Nancy adoree at home? Then you won’t want to miss the Seton Hill French Festival on Saturday from noon to 5 PM! French Maid Races, Petanque, live music with Sac au Lait and Victoria Vox, kids dancing, a flea market, kid’s building a 6-foot Eiffel Tower, toddlers Tour de France on trikes, kids Grand Prix, sack races, crafts, face painting, hula hooping, stilt walking and a puppet show. MORE INFO

Biscuit the Dog at JHU Barnes and Noble
This Saturday’s storytime will be extra special, as they’ll be  joined by an extra special guest- the one, the only, Biscuit the Dog! Ages 2-6. MORE INFO

Fall Fling at West Shore Park
Join the Waterfront Partnership for the 1st Annual Fall Fling on Saturday, October 20th from 2:30 to 8pm. This free event will feature some of the City’s best food trucks, beer, wine and mixed drinks, live music by the 8 Ohms Band from 2:30pm to 5pm and the Kelly Bell Band from 5:30pm to 8pm, and a Waterfront Kids Play Area. RSVP to receive one free drink ticket (one per family) or purchase a $15 – Unlimited Drink Wristband from 3pm to 6pm. The rain date is scheduled for October 21st. MORE INFO

GefilteFest!
Join the Jewish Museum of Maryland for a day of cooking, eating, crafts, and storytelling for the whole family. Take special tours including Smoked, Pickled, and Poached: A Fish Lover’s Guide to Chosen Food and Ritual Waters of the Lloyd Street Synagogue. Don’t miss the gefilte fish “throwdown” at 2pm as three chefs vie for the honor of being crowned champion of this classic Jewish delicacy. WYPR’s Aaron Henkin – producer and host of the Signal, will MC a cooking competition between Liz Alpern of the Brooklyn-based Gefilteria food start-up, Chef Dave Whaley, first cook at the Four Seasons Baltimore restaurant, Wit and Wisdom, and local Pikesville mom, Susan Silbiger. Sunday from 10 AM – 5 PM. MORE INFO

Leaf Hunting at Irvine Nature Center
Fall colors have officially arrived and it is time to find some amazing leaves! Join a naturalist as you hunt down different types of leaves on our trail and then make a colorful collage from your findings. Sunday at 10:30 AM. Registration required. MORE INFO

Cylburn Sunday Folktales Series
Join professional storytellers from the Baltimore Folk Music Society for an afternoon of stories related to nature. Stories begin at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. MORE INFO

Community Concerts at Second: Morgan State University Choir
One of the nation’s most prestigious university choral ensembles, the Morgan State University Choir is sure to entertain with classical, gospel, and contemporary popular music. An upbeat, family-friendly concert, this is one your kids and grandkids won’t want to miss! Sunday from 3:30 – 5:00 PM. FREE! MORE INFO

Sunday Experiments for Kids at NASA
The Sunday Experiment features activities showcasing Goddard’s world-renowned science and engineering research and technological developments. Families leave inspired by the activities, wowed by the scientists and engineers, and excited about Goddard’s revolutionary research and technology. Ages 5-17. FREE! Sunday from 1 PM – 3 PM. MORE INFO