Looking like it’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Charm City! Jazz festivals, block parties, ocean celebrations and more. Here are our best bets for kid fun this weekend!

Baltimore Family Events

Friday, June 6, 2014

Summer Sounds at the Square
Free Outdoor Concerts Every Friday Night at Belvedere Square, beginning May 16 to August 29, 2014, 6 – 9PM. This Friday, catch Nelly’s Echo! 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 7, 2014

BSO Music Box Series: Summertime Movin’ & Groovin’
A brass quintet will perform the swinging tunes of Joplin and sparkling music by Handel to celebrate what makes summertime great. 30 minutes before, join in a range of activities for children and families that promote literacy, creative play, and musical and listening skills through fun exploration. 10 & 11:30 a.m., Ages: 6 mos- 3 yrs, w/ adult. Purchase tickets in advance ($15/ticket). MORE INFO

Pile of Craft
Lovers of arts and crafts will want to flock to Charm City Craft Mafia’s indie/alternative craft fair. Hundreds of unique, hand-crafted items will be on display and available for purchase. St. Johns United Methodist Church, 10 AM – 5 PM. MORE INFO

2nd Annual HoCo STEM Festival
The 2nd Annual HoCo STEM Festival is a free, fun filled, educational event open to all students in K-12 grade and their parents. There will be many STEM demonstrations, presentations, hands-on activities and a STEM Art Display. The first 500 students attending will receive drawstring bags. 1 PM – 5 PM, Howard Community College. MORE INFO

Snakes Alive!
Get to know some of Maryland’s native snakes up close & personal, then head out for a hike to see if we can uncover their hiding places. Individuals/Families, Ages 6+. RSVP. MORE INFO

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Rock the Block Community Block Party
Rock the Block at our Community Block Party. Free and open to all. Rain or shine. Fun for the entire family Enjoy Inflatables, nature, and animal exhibits, photo booth, face painting, carnival games, arts & crafts, live music and entertainment. Nosh on Kosher food from a variety of vendors. Lisa and Mikel from Milkshake will be there, along with 70+ area vendors. Check website for more details. 11 AM – 3 PM MORE INFO

Federal Hill Jazz and Blues Festival
Federal Hill hosts a day filled with live music, good food, a Boordy wine garden, artist alley, kids’ events and more in its historic streets. The festival takes place on Charles Street (between West and Hamburg streets), and on Cross Street. 11 AM – 7 PM MORE INFO

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All Weekend Long

Greek Folk Festival
The Greek Folk Festival is one of the Mid-Atlantic region’s largest and longest running annual Hellenic events and is the most attended Greek-American community event in Maryland. For more than thirty years, the Greek Folk Festival has played a key role in providing a forum for showcasing a multitude of Greek cultural expressions by featuring the finest Greek talent alongside some of the most acclaimed Greek musicians in United States today. Thursday through Sunday. Check website for times. MORE INFO

World Oceans Day Celebration
In celebration of our amazing blue planet, the National Aquarium will celebrate World Oceans Day with a weekend-long festival. The event will feature free activities on Waterfront Plaza and Pierside Terrace including exploration stations, interactive artwork, cooking demonstrations and a sustainable barbecue party. Attendees can participate in additional activities inside the building with regular Aquarium admission. 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, sculpt with wood. MORE INFO

Image Courtesy of Kate Rowe, Sunshine and the Bear.