Is that sun we see? Could it be??? Even more reasons to get the kiddos out of the house this weekend and enjoy all the festivities happening in and around Baltimore. Here are our best bets for fam-friendly fun. We can already smell the cannoli…

baltimore family events this weekend

Taste of Three Cities Food Truck Rally
The Charm City food truck collective is rallying its troops for another mobile food festival, but this time, they’re including two of their four-wheeled friends from other cities: Philadelphia and D.C. At the Taste of Three Cities, enjoy eats from more than 60 food trucks, including Red Hook Lobster Pound, The Cow and the Curd, and Grrchee. Vote for your favorites, sip on some beer and wine, and listen to music from the likes of Yellow Dubmarine, Herd of Main Street, and Black Masala. Kids admission is $10 at the door, $8 in advance. MORE INFO

18th Annual Wade-In Festival
Pull up your pants legs and wade into Otter Point Creek to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler did 27 years ago with his sneaker index”. No reservations needed. Free Pontoon Boat Rides and Canoeing,  Fish Seining, Live Animals, Face Painting, Meet DPW’s “Seymour Clearwater,” Fun with Water Chemistry, Fish Printing, Decoy Carving demonstration and more! Saturday, 1 PM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Feast of St. Anthony Festival
Vendors, vino, beer, Italian food, fried dough, bocce tournament, live music, kids activities, pizzelle, and neighborhood camaraderie … all to honor Saint Anthony who saved Little Italy from the Great Fire of 1904. Don’t miss the bocce tournament! Saturday, 12 PM – 8 PM. Admission is $1. MORE INFO

Big Table Connections: Expressive Gesture at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Explore the works in the latest On Paper exhibition Spin, Crinkle, Pluck, which show the mark or outcome of a specific action, as opposed to a depiction of that outcome, then use everyday gestures to create a unique artwork. Connect to innovative art and artists, explore big ideas, and participate in creative activities. Gather around the Big Table for lively conversations with thinkers and makers to learn how artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Nick Cave, Zoe Leonard, and Rirkrit Tiravanija used everyday objects to create extraordinary artworks. Saturday, 2 PM – 3:30 PM. Free. MORE INFO

Here Comes Trouble Album Release Party
Beloved DC-area “kindie” band Here Comes Trouble celebrates the release of its debut album, Goo On My Shoe, with a high-energy, family-friendly show at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at FNDTN Gallery & Liveroom.  Fun, kid-friendly music and bubbles galore. Check out the (cool) review and then see them live! MORE INFO

Drop-In Art Activities: Myths and Monsters
Help!  The Walters has a monster in the closet, and he needs a friend. Visit our educators this month and build a monster of your own, tell mythological tales, slay a dragon, and visit one in the galleries. Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions, and family programs. Check out their monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend! Every Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Tractor Trot
This fun for the whole family event will include a 1-mile fun run for the kids and a post-race picnic with music, food, and refreshments (you can bring your own – or purchase on site) as well as special guests from the Baltimore County Police Department including a police helicopter, patrol cars and more. Baltimore Center for Agriculture + Farm Park. Sunday,  9:30 AM – 11:30 AM. MORE INFO

Wild About Primates
What’s a primate you ask? Well, humans are primates, but at the Zoo the non-human primates you can learn about are the chimpanzees, colobus monkeys, and the lemurs on Lemur Lane – ring-tailed, red-ruffed and sifaka! Learn about how important zoos are in helping these endangered species, as well as see enrichment demos, ask the keepers questions and participate in themed activities. {Personally, we’re looking forward to the Chimp Training and Painting demo at 2:30 PM!} Sunday, 10 AM – 4 PM. Free with paid admission. MORE INFO

Baltimore Jewish American Festival
Something for everyone to enjoy! Music, kid’s area, book signings – over 64 vendors on site! Bring the family to Quarry Lake at Greenspring and enjoy a wonderful day at the festival. Free admission. Sunday, 11:30 AM – 6 PM. MORE INFO

Looking Ahead…

STOOP Storytelling Series
Great mid-week date night idea! The STOOP Storytelling Series, one of Baltimore’s cultural mainstays, comes and see a show about something we all know and love: our families! Listen as seven “ordinary” people tell 7-minute true, personal tales about the adventures of growing up, raising kids, and (barely!) surviving their own tribes. You can bet it will be stranger than fiction! Featuring live music from Baltimore folk songstress Leticia VanSant. June 11th, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM, Gordon Center for the Performing Arts. MORE INFO

 

Photo Credit: Taste of Three Cities Facebook Page