Foodie fun, frogs (real + imagined), Earth Day celebrations, a great reason to get out your pirate gear, fabulous kid-friendly performances and more. There is just so much to do in Baltimore with kids this weekend!

baltimore family events this weekend

$2 Target Family Fun Night
Join Port Discovery on Friday for Target $2 Family Fun Night from 4pm until 8pm. General admission is just $2 per person after 4pm. Tonight’s special activities include: Create and Read, Bike Rodeo and Safety Demonstration, Family crafts + more! MORE INFO

Kids Night Out at Irvine Nature Center
Enjoy the evening out while your kids enjoy a fun-filled night of nature activities! Children participate in arts and crafts, animal encounters, nature games and a tasty pizza dinner at Irvine Nature Center. Spaces are limited, so register early! Ages 5-9. Per session: $30 /child for members, $40 /child for non-members. Friday, 6 PM – 9 PM. MORE INFO

Baltimore School for the Arts presents “Imagined Worlds”
Imagination comes to life on stage as Baltimore School for the Arts (BSA) presents the world premiere of an interdisciplinary work, “Codex,” on April 17 and 18, 2015, as part of “Imagined Worlds”. The program, featuring 3-D video mapping, dance and live music, will also include student-created performances. Performances will take place on April 17 at 7:00 p.m. and April 18 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.bsfa.org. MORE INFO

The Emporiyum
With vendors like Fatty Sundays (yes! Artisan chocolate covered pretzels!), Little Baby’s Ice Cream, King of Pops, SnoCream, SkyCandy and more, the two-day foodie fest is perfect for palates of all ages. April 18th and 19th in Harbor East. Added bonus? Mom and Dad can score a lobster roll from Luke’s Lobster without making the trek to DC. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets required. MORE INFO

Yoga Storytelling
Ready, Set, Let’s flow into some stories at Everyman Theatre! Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens’ tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! $20 for day-of drop in. $16/class in advance. MORE INFO

Free Spring into Science Family Festival
Spend the day immersed in the wonders of science and art at The Walters! This spring festival will bring science to life in new, exciting ways for all ages. Engage your scientific brain, experience the fun of exploration, and look at art from a whole new perspective. The museum will be bubbling over with mind-provoking demonstrations, performances, and experiments. 10 AM – 4 PM on Saturday. MORE INFO

Privateer Festival
Set a course for Fell’s Point and join the festivities of the 11th annual Privateer Festival. The weekend of April 18th & 19th, 2015 will host a a full scale land invasion of living history, music, dance, kid’s activities, arts, crafts, food and libations. Inspired by a long maritime history of schooners and Privateers, the Annual Privateer Festival includes: Craft, Food, and Merchandise Market; Live Music and Entertainment; Children’s Activity and Entertainment Pier, and MORE! Saturday and Sunday, Fells Point. MORE INFO

Where the Fairies Live
Experience the magic of Nature & Woodland Fairies at Cylburn. Face painting, fairy house building, story time, nature walk and make your own fairy crown. Saturday, 10 AM. Advanced registration required. MORE INFO

Earth Day Extravaganza
What better place to party for our planet than in the EcoAdventures rainforest!? Come out on April 18th for all the fun and games and pay tribute to Mother Earth. Make her proud through environmental entertainment, ecological enlightenment. Admission to the festival outside EcoAdventures is free and open to the public. Additional Fees: EcoAdventures animal shows and interactions: $5 online (pre-registration), $7 at the door Face painting, green screen, food and other vendors, moon bounces may have additional fees. MORE INFO

Earth Day 2015 Celebration at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Enjoy a fun day with live music, native animals, exhibits, “green” games, recycled crafts, local food, and more. Stop by the Estuary Center’s booth for face painting. Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

EcoFest at Druid Hill Park
EcoFest is a celebration of our earth and our community! It is a day filled with educational and fun activities for the whole family. Take a bike ride around the reservoir, do a craft project, or shop with local artists, crafters, and other vendors. Enjoy food and entertainment while learning how to lead a more eco-friendly and healthier lifestyle. Get a free tree to plant in your yard and find out what area organizations are doing to make Baltimore better! Saturday, 12 PM – 5 PM MORE INFO

Earth Day Fun at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Celebrate Earth Day by joining a naturalist for recycled crafts and go for a hike to clean up the park. End the day with a tree hugging contest and prizes. Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

The Frog Prince presented by Pumpkin Theatre
Pumpkin Theatre continues our 47th Season “A Season of Princes and Princesses” with The Frog Prince by Donald J Leonard Jr. with music & lyrics by David Reiser Adapted from the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm, The Frog Prince is the story of a young prince who has been turned into a frog by an evil witch. Add to the cast of characters a young princess whom no one can understand because she, too, lives under a witch’s spell… Saturday at 1 PM and 3 PM. Tickets $14-$16. MORE INFO

Shrek, The Musical
Everyone’s favorite Ogre is back in this hilarious show based on the Oscar-winning film. Charm City Players was awarded “Best Family Theatre for 2014″. Features free face painting and parking, a live orchestra, and an opportunity to meet the cast. Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM. St. Timothy’s School. MORE INFOhttp://coolprogeny.com/event/shrek-the-musical/2015-04-18/

Preschool Fairy Tale Ball
Enjoy live music, dancing, stories, and crafts. Please wear your finest attire or dress up as a prince or princess at Enoch Pratt’s Govan’s branch. Part of their Fairy Tale Festival. MORE INFO

Frogwatch Frenzy
A chorus of frogs ushers in April showers! Join a naturalist for a dusk hike to Irvine Nature Center’s wetland to learn about some of our native amphibians. We look for tadpoles, adult amphibians and record frog call data for FrogWatch USA – a citizen science program. Bring a flashlight and prepare to get your feet wet! All ages (6 & up recommended). Price per family of 4: $5 members, $10 non-members. Registration recommended. Saturday at 7 PM. MORE INFO

Create Knights at Queens at The Baltimore Museum of Art
Express your inner artist in a hands-on art-making workshop or come on the last Sunday of the month for informal chats with a gallery educator about a single work of art in the collection. Family Workshops are held in the Temporary Education Classroom located on the second floor. This weekend, create knights and queens! Sunday, 2 PM – 5 PM. MORE INFO