Summer is here {almost} and the time is right for dancing in the street! Baltimore family events this weekend are packed with festivals of fun, yum, and sweet, sweet music.

Get out and taste the adventure with awesome eats at the food truck rally. See what’s up with the (cool) science orbiting the sun. Gather your little gardeners for some community greening. Brush up on your dance moves and breakout that hairspray, because you just can’t stop the beat!

Join us for a little pre-weekend fun on Friday as we welcome the days of sun and fun at our Happy Healthy Me Kick-Off at Wee Chic Boutique.

baltimore family events this weekend

Community Greening Family Festival
June 4 | 10 AM – 2 PM

Join the Parks & People Foundation for a family-friendly day filled with local treats, a nature play space, free trees, nature-themed crafts, games and more! They will also be signing students entering the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade up for our SuperKids Camp. MORE

Taste of Three Cities 
June 4 | 11 AM – 9 PM

Indulge in the region’s Top 40 food trucks, beer and wine. Experience a range of culinary dishes from American comfort to seafood, barbecue, desserts and more as the top food trucks from your region compete for the Mayor’s Cup, People’s Choice and Triple Crown. Enjoy all-day live music, and premium wines, beer and spirits and cast your vote for your favorite food truck. Nosh, sing, dance and shop because this one is benefiting Meals on Wheels, Maryland. MORE

Folklife Festival  
June 4 | 12 AM – 8 PM

Get ready to be amazed by the “arts of the every day” happening within our diverse communities–old and new–throughout our entire state. The Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is in its sixth year! Join the Creative Alliance for a family-friendly celebration of folk arts, featuring, dance, music, food, and crafts from across the state. MORE

Paint Annapolis 
June 4 | 12 AM – 8 PM

Paint Annapolis is a five-day juried plein air painting competition held May 30 – June 5, 2016, that brings to Annapolis plein air painters from around the world. For 14 years it has been a premier event, bringing people together to share in the spirit and vibrancy of outdoor painting. The event is designed to explore in paint the colonial architecture, marine atmosphere, and overall energy of Maryland’s capital city and a former capital of the United State. MORE

Sungazing @ the Maryland Science Center 
June 4 | 1 PM – 4 PM

Take a closer look at the Sun. Yes, the sun! Safely look at the Sun and its features—such as sunspots and prominences—through a special set of filters on our telescope. The Observatory is open to museum visitors every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, weather permitting. Admission is included with Science Center admission. Amazing Sun Facts to impress the kids with before you go… The Sun is 1.4 million kilometers (869,919 miles) wide (that’s 109 Earths across!) MORE

Charles Village Festival  
June 4-5 | 9:30 AM –9  PM

The 20th Annual Charles Village Festival will be held Saturday, June 4, and Sunday, June 5, 2016, at Wyman Park Dell, Charles and 29th Streets, Baltimore, Maryland. Join the community of Charles Village for for two days of craft and food vendors, kids’ games, live music, and MORE.

Music in The Woods 
June 4 | 2 PM – 9 PM

Enjoy the sounds of music on a beautiful afternoon into evening at Oregon Ridge. The Nature Center hosts this annual event inviting local musicians and bands to perform at this family-friendly festival. New this year is the change from May to June and a daytime event into an event that plays into the evening. Music from 13 soloists/groups will be playing anything from folk, bluegrass, rock and more on an outdoor stage. MORE

Great Grapes! Wine Festival  
June 4-5 | 12 PM – 6 PM

Great Grapes! has grown to be Baltimore’s premier casual Maryland wine festival with hundreds of wines available for tasting. Enjoy this fun festival that gives you a great escape from the urban jungle into the picturesque rolling hills of Hunt Valley.

Take your souvenir tasting glass as you enter the festival and stroll from tent to tent and table to table tasting and sampling the rich heritage of Maryland vines. As you sip and savor the afternoon, relax in the beautiful setting of the Oregon Ridge Park. Parking and kids under 12 are FREE. MORE

Drop-In Art @ The Walters 
June 4-5 | 11 AM –4  PM

Trek the globe with The Walters and visit Italy, Ethiopia, India, and France. Paint, sculpt, and more as you become inspired by your world travels. The best part? The souvenir you take home is art you made together. MORE

Wings of Fancy Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit 
June 4-5 | 10 AM – 4 PM

Brookside Gardens is happy to announce the return of its premier Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit. The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Families, students, nature lovers, and everyone in between can get an up close experience of these brilliant butterflies from North America, Costa Rica, Africa and Asia as they soar among colorful flowers. MORE

Mommy & Me Storybook Drama
June 4 | 10 AM – 11 PM

Dramatic play is key in early learning. Each Saturday we will explore a different story book with you and your child. Class will start with reading the story together. Little ones will engage the story through dramatic play activities that involve movement, music and dance (with fun costumes and props, of course). Take one class or join us for all four! MORE

Juice Box Jams
June 4 | 10:30 AM – 12:15 PM

This weekend’s Juice Box Jams event brings Dj Michael K to the stage to do his world famous FAMILY SING-A-LONG. This event is fun for the entire family and even includes some snappy LEGO fun. MORE

19th Annual Wade In Festival
June 4 | 1 PM – 4 PM

Join the Anita C Leight Estuary as they pull up their pants legs and wade into Otter Point Creek to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler did 28 years ago with his “sneaker index.” MORE

Annapolis Greek Festival  
June 4-5 | 11 AM – 11 PM & 11 AM – 7 PM

You’ve seen it in the movies, now experience it for yourself. There will be music, dancing, singing and shopping. The Greeks call it Kefi – when the music is playing and the joys of life consume you making you want to jump, dance and yell OPA! Throughout its history, the members of this Greek Orthodox Community have shared a slice of our heritage with our neighbors.  Join the Annapolis Greek community for their our annual celebration of food, fun and festivities at the 2016 Annapolis Greek Festival. MORE

Hairspray: In Concert 
June 4 & 5 | 3 PM, 8 PM & 3 PM

“You can’t stop the beat” in this encore performance of a semi-staged concert production featuring full orchestra, vocalists and Baltimore’s own John Waters as narrator. Relive 2013’s sold out performances of this quirky classic through your favorite songs from the musical that follows a young girl’s dream to star in a dance show as she ends up changing the world. MORE

Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival 
June 4 & 5 | 10 AM – 6 PM & 10 AM – 5 PM

This two-day outdoor celebration of the arts and the fruit of Maryland’s vines is what you’ll find at this event. The festival is conveniently located at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, a short distance from historic downtown Annapolis, Maryland, a colonial waterfront community filled with unique shops, restaurants and attractions, in addition to a lively arts and entertainment scene.

Samplings of more than 100 Maryland wines, 150 arts and crafts displays, food, kids’ activities, entertainment and more. 21 and older admission includes wine sampling kit. MORE

Feast of Saint Anthony Italian Festival 
June 4 & 5 | 12 PM – 8 PM & 11 PM – 7 PM

The Feast of Saint Anthony is a two-day, outdoor Italian festival that includes delicious Italian food such as; calzone, broccoli rabe, fried dough and pasta, plus vino and Italian / domestic beer. Booths are packed with game wheels, souvenirs, vendors and kids activities. More to enjoy includes a Roma Sausage eating contest, bocce tournament, a cannoli filling contest and more. Bring the whole family out to the heart of Little Italy for a fun festival that benefits Saint Leo’s Church.

Federal Hill Jazz & Blues Festival 
June 5 | 12 PM – 7 PM

This FREE event will feature a full day of music on two band stages. The festival takes place in the heart of Federal Hill on Charles & Cross Streets. The event features 2 band stages, over 80 food and arts vendors and a kids zone. Many of our local establishments will be open and offering specials to celebrate one of the best festivals of the year! MORE

Capital Jazz Fest
June 5 | Gates open at 12 PM

The 24th annual Capital Jazz Fest will take place June 3-5, 2016 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland and will feature nearly 30 national acts on two big stages. Artists featured throughout the weekend include Will Downing, Brian Culbertson, The Isley Brothers, Lalah Hathaway, David Sanborn, Toni Braxton, Fourplay, Al B. Sure, The Brand New Heavies, Take 6, and many more! MORE

Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar
June 5 | 7 AM – 12 PM

Always a favorite with families (hello fresh veg and mini donuts) Maryland’s largest producers-only market offers an assortment of produce, meats, dairy, breads, flowers, collectibles and crafts. Want to know the best stalls to hit and how to make it fun for the whole crew? Check out our farmers market article in our  (cool) Summer Adventure Guide.  MORE

JCC Block Party
June 5 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Rock the Block at the Rosenbloom Owings Mills JCC for a fun family weekend activity at the Community Block Party! The ball fields will be transformed into a bustling street fair for this  third annual Community Block Party. MORE

King Kong @ The Senator
June 5 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Experience the cinema classic King Kong, the way it was meant to be watched – on the BIG SCREEN! MORE

 

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