In the words of Robin Williams, “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!'” We got the invitation and — by the looks of it –so did the entirety of Charm City! Our round up of Baltimore family events this weekend is blooming with creativity, bursting with the sights, sounds and flavors of the season.

Dust off that picnic basket for a day at the diamond or a concert in the park. Get your tootsies open-toe-ready for the season’s latest styles. Put some nurture in your nature with festivals of wellness and family fun runs. Spring won’t let us stay in the house any longer; get out and grow!

baltimore family events this weekend

Day Out with Thomas
April 29 – May 1, 2016 | 9 AM – 5 PM

Little Engineers won’t believe their eyes–or their ears! For the first time ever at Day Out With Thomas™, Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans when he returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! MORE

Kennedy Krieger ROAR for Kids 5k Run
April 30, 2016 | 10 AM – 4 PM

ROAR for Kids will be a fun-filled day with a meaningful purpose, featuring a 5k run, low-mileage fun walk and a family festival. After running or walking, participants will enjoy the Family Festival, featuring healthy snacks provided in the Wegman’s Wellness Village, music, face painting, balloon art, coloring station, enclosed playground, refreshments, and the always popular Mascot Challenge! MORE

WTMD Presents: Saturday Morning Cartoons with Milkshake
April 30, 2016 | 10 AM – 11 AM

If you’re a Baltimore parent, you know Milkshake. The Baltimore-based Grammy-nominated band is on a mission to make great rock music for kids that — and this is key — parents love, too. Milkshake is once again shaking up the kids’ music scene in Baltimore — and this time, they’re partnering with WTMD to do it. MORE

Momma Move 5k
Apri 30, 2016 | 8:30 AM

The first annual Momma Move 5k is a family-friendly, coed event designed to get everyone active together while earning awards and prizes to celebrate mom! MORE

Maryland Day at UMD
April 30, 2016 | 10 AM – 4 PM

If you’ve never been to Maryland Day at UMD, you’re really missing out on something special. Yes, it’s packed but totally worth checking out the school’s one-day open house filled with family-friendly and interactive events. Explore our world of Fearless Ideas and see all that UMD does for our community, the state and the world. MORE

South Baltimore Little League Parade
April 30, 2016 | 10 AM

Smalltimore at it’s very best is when we come out to cheer each other on. Saturday is your chance to do that for the little sluggers of the South Baltimore Little League. There were will be marching bands, mascots, and community helpers along the parade route on Riverside Ave and Fort Ave. The group is asking that neighbors to come out and show your support for this great tradition. The kids are excited to show their South Baltimore Little League pride! MORE

BUZZ a Spring Maker Market
April 30, 2016 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Charm City Craft Mafia presents BUZZ- A Spring Maker Market (formerly Pile Of Craft.) We are so excited to bring you this one-of-a-kind craft fair, featuring 50+ of the country’s best handmade crafters, now during a much cooler time of year, just in time for Mother’s Day shopping and spring sprucing. MORE

Healthy Kids Day at The Y
April 30, 2016 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Join The Y and Healthy Kids Day Sponsor, McCormick & Company, for Healthy Kid’s Day on Saturday April 30th at 10am at the Y in Catonsville – and at participating Y locations throughout Maryland. Kids of all ages will enjoy moon bounce, face painting, healthy snack station, youth sports and youth fitness demos, obstacle course, balloon animals, walking trail, rock wall, vendors and more. MORE

Día del Niño (Kids’ Day) Festival
April 30, 2016 | 11 AM – 2 PM

6th annual Día del Niño Festival, Kids’ Day, returns to Pagoda Hill. Fun and free activities, include; dance performances, kid’s theater, face painting, sports, arts and crafts, paper rockets, book exchange, and piñata breaking. MORE

Going Wild Weekend at Port Discovery
April 30 & May 1, 2016 | 10 AM – 5 PM & 12 PM – 5 PM

Port Discovery is going wild all weekend with Wildlife Adventures! Join the wild and crazy crew of Port Discovery for activities and programs including: Wildlife Adventures Petting Zoo Get Wild Animal Masks Get Wild Circle Time Living WILD Wild TALES UnWrap, UnRoll, and UnWind All activities are free with museum admission. MORE

Girl with Diamonds in Her Eyes: A Cowgirl Musical at Pumpkin Theatre
April 30 & May 1, 2016 | 1 PM & 3 PM

Caroline “Buttons” McGee has a chip on her shoulder and eyes on a fortune in the silver mines of Nevada. Armed only with a sling shot, she runs away from her orphanage in Baltimore and sets out for the Wild West. Along her journey, Buttons finds an unlikely ally in Tom “Smudge-Nose” Parker, a gruff old prospector and his horse, Sally. MORE

4th Annual Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival
April 30, 2016 | 10 AM – 9 PM

The 4th Annual Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival returns to Druid Hill Park. This award-winning folk and bluegrass festival in Baltimore, MD features some of the best local, regional, and national talent. Offering local craft beer and food, and a wide variety of family-friendly activities, this festival is one that shouldn’t be missed! MORE

Harbor East’s 5th Annual FashionEASTa Event
April 30, 2016 | 1 PM – 6 PM

Looking for a little mini-break? How does an afternoon of great company, fab fashion, sips and shopping sound? Mark your calendar for Harbor East’s Fifth Annual FashionEASTa event on April 30th! 

From 1 PM to 6 PM, enjoy in-store specials and style events at your favorite Harbor East shops, live entertainment, and cocktails and edibles from Harbor East restaurants. The fashion fest culminates with a high-energy runway production highlighting spring fashions, hosted by Baltimore magazine Style Editor Lauren Bell. The best part? All of the show’s apparel and accessories come straight from Harbor East retailers, so you can shop the looks “haute” off the runway.  MORE

Member Studio: Family Art at the BMA
April 30, 2016 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM

Baltimore Museum of Art Members, let your little one’s creativity shine at their Monthly Member Studio! Unleash your little artist at the BMA. Children and grandchildren can create and experiment with a variety of projects and materials as they develop their artistic talents in these Members-only family classes. MORE

The Wizard of Oz on the Big Screen
May 1, 2016 | 10:30 AM 

Winner of 2 Academy Awards (1940): “Best Music, Original Song” and “Best Music, Original Score” the original film By Victor Fleming The Wizard of Oz starring Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton returns to the big screen at The Senator. MORE

Flower Power: Bloomin’ Fun Festival
May 1, 2016 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Celebrate Spring with the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council and their Bloomin’ Fun for Everyone festival. This family friendly spring event features: Pick-your-own tulips,  live music, a May Pole and more. MORE

BMA Free Family Sunday: Spring Inspiration
May 1, 2016 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Print Matisse-inspired flowers with the creative staff at the BAM. Look to spring for inspiration in making a fun pint-sized masterpiece. This is a fun free event for all, no membership required. MORE

Mother Daughter Spa Night at ivivva
May 1, 2016 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Join ivivva at Towson Town Center for a fun, relaxing eventing! We will start the night with a 30 minute yoga session followed by complimentary facials provided by Arbonne. This fun and fabulous event will close with a private shop featuring a special offer for those in attendance. MORE

Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar
May 1, 2016 | 7 AM – 12 PM

Maryland’s largest producers-only market offers an assortment of produce, meats, dairy, breads, flowers, collectibles and crafts on Sundays between April 17, 2016 and December 18, 2016 from 7am to sell out (typically noon). MORE