Hooray, hurrah fun time is almost here! This weekend’s where to play in Baltimore picks come with a little wisdom from our favorite willy nilly silly, silly old bear. 

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.” ~ Winnie-the-Pooh. 

From kite flying to tie-dying, oyster eating to tricycle races, engineering adventures and celebrating Mama Earth, there are plenty of great reasons to get out of your corner of the Forest and go explore in Baltimore!

baltimore family events this weekend

Bel Air Kite Festival
April 16, 2016 | 10 AM – 4 PM 

Let’s go fly a kite! Bring a kite, a blanket & chairs, and a picnic lunch for a day of high-flying family fun. Sit back, watch the kites, and enjoy the music too. If you’ve never flown before there will be lots of volunteers to help you soar. MORE

Grand Opening Event at Kiddie Academy
April 16, 2016 | 11 AM – 2 PM 

Kiddie Academy® of Abingdon is hosting their Grand Opening Event, open to the public, on Saturday, Apr. 16, 2016 with an appearance by Spider Man, mini soccer demonstrations, tricycle races, moon bounce and more free family fun. Age-appropriate activities and crafts will be available throughout the Academy’s different classrooms. MORE

Earth Day Family Festival
April 16, 2016 | 11 AM – 4 PM 

Learn about reducing, reusing, and recycling with green gurus from around Baltimore. Explore environmental themes in works of art, tie-dye a reusable shopping bag, and more! Demonstration 2–3 p.m. The Maryland Science Center presents Energy: Taking Action: What is energy and how do we use it? Explore the science behind renewable energy sources during this interactive demonstration about energy and its effects on our planet. MORE

Kerplunk! Free Family Drop-In Art
April 16, 2016 | 12 PM – 3 PM 

Families and kids of all ages are invited to tour Creative Alliance’s galleries and design unique art projects linked to the exhibitions. Participants stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon exploring art materials. MORE

Maryland Advocates for Play Meet-Up & Play Date
April 16, 2016 | 12 PM – 3 PM 

Join Maryland Advocates for Play and Baltimore’s Child for a group play date at the Irvine Nature Center to celebrate the wonders of unstructured play and hear what Maryland Advocates for Play is doing to bring 40 minutes of daily recess to Baltimore County Public Schools. MORE

Count Down to Preschool @ Port Discovery
April 16, 2016 | 1 PM – 3 PM 

Join Port Discovery for a day of fun and educational activities at our annual celebration that prepares parents and caregivers to successfully transition their emerging kindergartners into school! Enjoy activities and programs from great partners, including; Irvine Nature Center, Family Tree, Maryland Book Bank, Bmore Fit and others. MORE

The Emporiyum
April 16 & 17, 2016 | 1o AM – 4 PM & 10 AM – 3 PM

What is The Emporiyum? It’s a one-of-a-kind food marketplace featuring the tastiest treats from around the country and some of the best bites in B’more. Discover delicious foods and purchase thoughtful gifts and top-quality products from a lineup of artisans you won’t find anywhere else. MORE

USA Science & Engineering Festival
April 16 & 17, 2016 | 1o AM – 1:30 PM & 10 AM – 4 PM

The 4th USA Science & Engineering Festival, the largest and only NATIONAL science festival, features nationwide contests and school programs, including the popular ‘Nifty Fifty’ science speaker program and X-STEM Symposium. Fuel Your Curiosity at the 2016 Expo with over 3000 fun, hands-on science and engineering activities! From nanotechnology to space exploration, activities will cover a wide array of scientific and engineering disciplines. MORE

Winnie the Pooh at Pumpkin Theatre  
April 16 & 17, 2016 | 1 PM – 5 PM 

Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of Very Little Brain, is singing happily that “Isn’t it funny how a bear likes honey,” when the “terrible” trouble begins. Kanga comes to the forest with soap for baths and spoonfuls of Strengthening Medicine! Something must be done! MORE

5th Annual Oyster Festival & 5k
April 17, 2016 | 1 PM – 5 PM 

The Manor Tavern is getting ready for this years 5th Annual Oyster Festival and 5k on April 17th from 1-6pm. Come out and enjoy live music from the Dan Haas band, local vendors and artists, plus kids activities and demonstration from the Baltimore County K-9 unit to support our Protect Our K-9’s Fundraiser! MORE

Earth Day at Marshy Point
April 17, 2016 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM 

Join Marshy Point Nature Center for a celebration of Earth Day. Learn the history of this important day, then help the naturalist plant and mulch trees. MORE

Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar (opening day)
April 17, 2016 | 7 AM – 12 PM (or when products sell out)

On opening day, Chef Egg brings his culinary expertise to the market with cooking demonstrations from 9am to 11:30am. Shoppers can also enjoy live music from Scott Paynter of Jah Works with his original reggae sound. For opening day, the first 100 attendees will receive a free tote bag, available at the Welcome Tent. MORE