The weekend forecast is calling for summer fun with a chance of Frozen on Friday night! You can also get messy with the Maryland Science Center (yes, they’re dropping paint balloons off the roof), paint at Irvine Nature Center, volunteer at Patterson Park playground and more! Here are our top picks for kid-approved fun this weekend!

Baltimore Family Events

Friday, June 27, 2014

Summer Moonlight Movies – Frozen
Head to the Shops at Kenilworth for free and fantastic movie nights from June – August. Movies start at dark (8:45ish). Come early for prizes, games, and fun! Located in the lower level parking lot. Bring your own chair and picnic dinner. MORE INFO

Towson Feet on the Street
Looking for a fun start to your weekend? Come on out to “Feet on the Street” and join the party! “Feet on the Street” is hosted by the Towson Chamber of Commerce and features a band every Friday night from the middle of May to the end of September. Bring your friends and family for moon bounces, face painting, beer and wine (21+), and live music. All ages welcome! Block Parties are held on Allegheny Avenue in Towson. 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM. MORE INFO

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Cookies and Canvas
Is there a better way to spend a Saturday morning than eating cookies and painting scenes from nature? Cookies and Canvas is hosting a step-by-step painting class with instructions for your child to come home with a masterpiece. Children paint on gallery-wrapped canvas, which is ready to hang with no framing required. Paint the Wild Animal Summer series specially created for Irvine! Ages 5 & up. $16-$20. 10 AM – 12 PM. Reservations required. MORE INFO

Playground Clean-Up at Patterson Park
Join Friends of Patterson Park, Fells Prospect, and Canton Community Association for another special morning of family fun at the playground (located near Linwood Ave. and Pratt St.). Thanks to funding from the National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) we’re planning to put parents to work doing a seasonal cleaning while kids (independent walkers and up) enjoy activities near-by. Clean for an hour and then invite the kids back to enjoy their new space while parents socialize. They’ll provide supplies, non-alchoholic drinks, and treats for everyone! In order to make sure they’ve got the right supervision and treats, please RSVP for this event to volunteer@pattersonpark.com with your names and the names/ages of children who plan to attend. 9 AM – 11 AM. MORE INFO

Mess Fest at The Maryland Science Center
Be prepared to get ultra-messy at the Maryland Science Center’s first annual Mess Fest! Put on some old clothes and join us for a day of mega-messy, ooey-gooey and slimy science activities. Craft your own slime at our slime bar, use a power drill to create a work of art, experiment with oobleck and much more! The festivities continue outside with these over the top demonstrations: Rooftop paint balloon drop; Exploding Pringles can; Baking powder blow up; Elephant toothpaste explosion, and more! Don’t miss out on the messiest day of the year at the Maryland Science Center! This event is rain or shine. All activities are free with paid admission and completely free for members. 12 PM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Park After Dark
A Family Camp Out in Patterson Park! Takes place in the field next to Virginia S. Baker Recreation Center. Features a Night Critters Show, Magician, and more! $20 Adults, $10 Kids. One adult for every 3 children must be present. Starts at 5 PM. MORE INFO

Bicentennial Fife and Drum Muster
Over 60 musicians will be performing at an evening Tattoo Ceremony at 6:00pm. Participants include: Camp Chase Fife & Drum Corps, the U.S. Army Old Guard and the Fort McHenry Guard Fife & Drum Corps. At Fort McHenry. MORE INFO

Bugs & Bat Night Out
The night is alive with the sounds of insects and the flight of bats at Robinson Nature Center! Come explore the forest depths and river edges in search of moths, bats and other amazing insects. Robinson naturalists use tarps and black lights to “catch” insects in this nocturnal adventure. Ages 7+ $8, 7:45 PM – 9:15 PM. MORE INFO

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

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

B&O Railroad Museum Classic Car Show
The B&O Railroad Museum hosts the Chesapeake Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. This event offers the perfect opportunity for visitors to see rare, classic, and vintage automobiles and experience the nostalgia of the open road. 12 PM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Free Family Sundays: On the Move
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, explore Max Pechstein’s The Circus. MORE INFO

Ladew Gardens Annual Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series
Annual Groovin’ in the Grass Summer Concert Series Summer is just around the corner! …and that means the return of the ever-popular annual Groovin’ in the Grass concert series at Ladew Gardens. Concerts begin on Sunday, June 15th and continue each Sunday evening through August 3rd from 6 to 8 pm in the Great Bowl at Ladew — a glorious setting for a spectacular musical line-up the entire family will enjoy! MORE INFO

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All Weekend Long

Dinosaurs Come Alive!
Discover A Prehistoric World Like No Other! Take your kids back to a time long ago, where dinosaurs ruled the world, dragons mesmerized us in storybooks, and enchanted fairies filled our dreams. Become a kid again yourself as you discover a prehistoric world, step into the pages of a fairy tale, or search for hidden fossils and gems. Dinosaurs Come Alive! is a million dollar dinosaur & fantasy character spectacular. Friday through Sunday at the Maryland State Fairgrounds. Tickets run $12-$20. MORE INFO

2nd Annual Alpaca Babypalooza
Worth the drive to Sugarloaf Alpaca Company! The farm’s cute baby alpacas will be in the pasture, and families can walk and help name them. The event will also feature tours of the Fiber Mill, arts and crafts and more. Saturday and Sunday. 10 AM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Drop-In Art Activities: Sculptural Forms
Stack your art-making skills HIGH this June and explore just what it takes to sculpt! Visit our the Walters Drop-in Art Activities each week to construct sculptures with different three dimensional materials. Mold and manipulate with a variety of tools to create stunning sculptures! Every Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 3 PM! No registration is required. This weekend, play with clay! MORE INFO