Kid-Friendly Baltimore Events - March 8-10

Kids itching to get out of the house after their “snowbust” day on Wednesday? It’s looking like a gorgeous weekend and there are plenty of things going on in and around the city! Get your Irish On at the Shamrock Shindig before the 58th Annual Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade, catch a showing of The Music Man, channel your dolphin speak at the Aquarium, experience Mando for Kids, and SO MUCH more! For a more complete list of events, check out our calendar.

Here are our picks for kid-friendly events in Baltimore:

The Music Man
Reisterstown Theatre Project presents the family classic. Come visit Iowa and hear familiar songs such as “76 Trombones” and “Wells Fargo Wagon.” Tix reservation by phone or buy at the door. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m. MORE INFORMATION

Dolphin Morning
Get your cameras ready—it’s high jump time! Join the dolphin trainers at The National Aquairum as they share secrets from how they tell the dolphins apart to how dolphins learn new behaviors. You’ll have the rare opportunity to see a training session in progress and ask the trainers your questions. Price includes Aquarium admission, trainer talk, and reserved seating in the dolphin amphitheater. Saturday from 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM. MORE INFORMATION

Chesapeake Family’s 20th Annual Summer Camp & Activities Fair
Families looking for summer camp options for their children will want to come on out Saturday for Chesapeake Family’s 20th Annual Summer Camp & Activities. Over 60 local, out-of-state, day and overnight camp representatives will be on-hand in one convenient location to answer questions and provide information about summer camp opportunities. Camp Fair 2013 is free to the public and will be held from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, March 9, 2013 inside the “Pip” Moyer Recreation Center. Saturday from 10 AM – 2 PM. MORE INFORMATION

Columbia’s First Annual Prenatal through Preschool Baby Expo
Come join us for Columbia’s First Prenatal through Preschool Baby Expo. There will be informational speakers, product vendors, child safety information, health information and much more. Healthy Howie and raffle prizes will add to the day. The event will be held at Owen Brown Community Center from 11am to 4pm on Saturday, March 9, 2013. MORE INFORMATION

Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra w/Beatrice Gilbert and Mando for Kids
Founded in 1924, the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra (BMO) has thirty members playing classical pieces, marches, pop tunes, and traditional Italian melodies sung by charismatic Naples-born soprano Beatrice Gilbert. The BMO is one of only 30 such ensembles in the country whose plucked string, ethereal sound is sublime and distinctive. The BMO performs on a world-class collection of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, mandobasses, and classical guitars. Jonathan Jensen, from the City’s other orchestra – the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra – plays mandola. The orchestra is under the leadership of new music director Kristin Turner. Mando for Kids, featuring youth ages five to twelve, opens the evening and is directed by Bertha’s restaurant founder (and classically trained musician) Laura Norris. Saturday at 8:00 PM. MORE INFORMATION

Drop In Art: Make Gold Rush Charms
Extra! Extra! Make art all about it! Write, wear and build newsworthy objects and inventions from the 19th Century. This March, explore the past to discover new ways of making art and communicating with the world around us at The Walters Art Museum. Take inspiration from the special exhibition, New Eyes on America: The Genius of Richard Caton Woodville, as we collaborate with a famous Baltimore poet and send your words across the globe! This weekend, make gold rush charms! Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 3:00 PM. MORE INFORMATION

Shamrock Shindig
Irish Eyes will be smiling at the Waterfront Partnership’s 2nd Annual Shamrock Shindig! It will take place at Pierce’s Park , located at Pier V. from 11AM to 2PM on Sunday. LIVE music by Barleyjuice, a Celtic band from Philly, food trucks, beer, wine and mixed drinks, Shamrock Alley for kids, strolling leprechaun, stilt walkers, games and more! Following the event will be 58th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade which kicks off at 2pm. Admission to the event is FREE, which includes the band and strolling entertainment.  MORE INFORMATION

Baltimore St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Baltimore celebrates its Irish heritage with its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The celebration is a tradition that’s been around for more than 50 years. Participants promote Irish culture, music, song and dance on a route that begins at the Washington Monument and winds its way south. Sunday at 2:00 PM. MORE INFORMATION

Super Sunday: Retro TV Day – WONDER WOMAN!
It’s a Retro TV Day at the Jewish Museum of Maryland! Come and watch the hit 1970s Wonder Woman TV show starring Lynda Carter. Popcorn, candy and soft drinks included. Sunday at 2:00 PM. Check out our new exhibit: ZAP! POW! BAM! The Superhero: The Golden Age of Comic Books, 1938 – 1950. MORE INFORMATION

Make a Pop-Up Storybook at the BMA
The BMA is the place to be for free family fun! Every Sunday at 2 p.m., enjoy different activities—sketching tours, hands-on workshops, gallery tours, and more—designed just for families. This Sunday, kids will make a pop-up story book! Sunday from 2 PM – 5 PM. MORE INFORMATION