Summer may be almost over but bringing out the backpacks doesn’t mean you have to send fun packing.  Baltimore family events this weekend are chocked full of reasons to get out and about.

Ride a toy tractor, build a hotel for bees, see movies under the stars, meet your favorite Raven, get your groove at a concert, or explore sea animals through art. No matter what you choose to do, do it together and HAVE FUN! 

Speaking of (cool) events…. have you dusted off your cape and grabbed tickets for our Super Hero Social benefiting the Little Lion Challenge yet? They’re going faster than Wonder Woman in an invisible jet! 

baltimore family events this weekend

Family Swim Movie Night: Zootopia
August 26 | 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Southern District – CCU Presents Family Swim Movie Night Featuring Disney’s Zootopia. Bring your friends & family for a fun night at Leone Riverside Park. The event benefits Leone Riverside Park and keep it gorgeous for future events! Includes free hotdogs, popcorn, sno cones, juice and water. Bring your won chairs and blankets. MORE

Wine Down the Week @ Community Blend
August 26 | 4 PM – 6 PM

BYOB Family Happy Hour on Friday from 4 – 6 pm! Grab a bottle of your favorite libation and connect with other Baltimore Families at Community Blend. The “Wine” Down the week BYOB Happy Hour coincides with Community Blend’s Friday, FREE, drop-in art class from 4 – 5 pm. So while the kids are busy, you can start to “wine” down the week! MORE

Friday’s After 5 @ The Science Center
August 26 | 5 PM – 10:30 PM

Did you know that admission to the Science Center is only $10 on Fridays after 5 PM? Sure is. You’ll have access to all the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium and IMAX Theater. The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab will be open from until 6pm during Fridays After 5. Make it a double feature with stargazing at the Observatory! See the Moon, planets, and stars through their historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope. MORE

Summer Sounds @ The Square
August 26 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Join the folks at Belvedere Square for Summer Sounds at the Square as their celebration of summer continues with music and MORE.

Maryland State Fair
August 25 – September 5 | Check website for times

The 135th MY Maryland State Fair presented by Toyota is a fun and educational destination complete with daily home arts, farm & garden, livestock & horse exhibits, rides, games, live entertainment & more that’s sure to captivate visitors of all ages. No other event provides so much food, fun, family entertainment and education for so little. MORE

Fairies and Dragons at Lake Roland
August 27 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend. Then search the park for signs of dragons and the fair folk, and use natural materials in the woods to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair. Ages 5 and up, $5 per person, ($3 members). Registration required. MORE

Storytelling with Melissa Wimbish
August 27 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Meet up in the East Square for FREE Children’s Programming featuring Storytelling with Melissa Wimbish. Children of all ages are welcome. MORE

Family Day at the Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmer’s Market
August 27 | 9 AM – 1 PM

The BMI Farmers’ Market is a great way to spend your Saturday morning. Purchase fresh produce, local meat and eggs, oven-fresh bread and sweets, bright flowers, tasty ready-to-eat treats, artisan items, and more. Their August 27 Family Day will celebrate Labor Day! Join us in celebrating the work and rewards of farming, as they play with toy tractors, make farm animal masks, and more. Family activities are thanks to MECU and the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts. MORE

Storytime LIVE @ Kiddie Academy Odenton
August 27 | 11 AM

Kiddie Academy of Abingdon, an educationally focused child care provider, will host a Storytime LIVE! event on August 27th.  Area children and their parents are invited to come and listen to a story and enjoy a live visit from Curious George, the lead character in the story, who will help to make Storytime LIVE! a memorable experience for families who attend.  Parents are encouraged to bring their cameras to capture all of the excitement and smiling faces. The Storytime LIVE! event is free and open to everyone – current students, new friends who would like to learn more about Kiddie Academy of Odenton, or anyone who would simply like to share a special experience with their child. Register online. MORE

Summer STEAM Workshop @ The Science Center: Bee Hotels
August 27 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Chemistry, woodworking, and art combine in the Maryland Science Center’s Summer STEAM Workshop Series. This summer, we’ll go from the garden to the fire pit and focus on DIY products for your outdoor spaces. Each workshop will be hands-on and include instruction, supplies, and a related project. Participants will leave with a new skill set and a completed piece. Build a shelter for solitary or migrating bees! Bees are important pollinators with rapidly decreasing habitats, so welcome these friendly insects into your garden and help the bee population. Participants will leave with a finished bee hotel and a packet of information about upkeep, plus other resources for making your yard more bee-friendly. MORE

Drop-in Art @ The Walters: Animals Below
August 27 – 28 | 11 AM – 4 PM

This week at The Walters famed family drop-in art their series on aquatic life is going under the sea to meet the animals below. Create artful project together as a family and explore how it’s related to exhibits at the museum. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! MORE

2nd Annual Wounded Warrior Benefit
August 27 | 6 PM – 11 PM

Last year was the inaugural event at Pier 6 Pavilion. This year the same lineup is proud to be returning. Midnite Run will kick things off at 6:00, followed by The Dave DeMarco Band, then it’s The Ravyns, and finishing the night off is Crack the Sky! A portion of proceeds go to the Wounded Warrior Project. You won’t want to miss this amazing night of music in the Inner Harbor! MORE

Pics in the Park: Age of Ultron
August 27 | 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Pics in the Park, is a part of the Downtown Partnership of Baltimore’s free outdoor movies series, featuring awesome flicks on the lawn in Center Plaza. With enough space on the lawn to seat hundreds, this is the perfect bring-your-friends event. Pack picnic basket, blanket or lawn chairs to get the most out of movie night. Showtime starts as soon as the sun goes down. This week’s move: Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13). MORE

Sunday Munch, Music & Brunch
August 28 | 9 AM – 1 PM

Sunday Munch Music and Brunch!  Featuring Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, music, food and more. Relax, nosh and enjoy a Sunday social with the family and neighbors. 9am – 1pm- in conjunction with the Farmers Market Brunch. with The Gathering Food Trucks and The Hollywood Diner Brunch Bar from 9am-1pm, Music, 11am-1:00pm (weather permitting) Food Trucks from 11am-1pm Tunes from DJ B-Side, Brunch Bar, Food Vendors, food Trucks and Crafty vendors! MORE

Mommy & Me Barre
August 28 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Bring your little ones and join lululemon for their Mommy & Me Barre class with Heather Owens from The Daily Method. This complimentary class is a must for all you hot mammas! Meet up at Towson lululemon athletica with a mat and your littles, and they’ll will do the rest! MORE

Summer Football Festival at the Maryland Zoo
August 28 | 10 AM – 4 PM

The longest running Football Festival in the region is back for Year 5 and the Zoo is excited to be hosting this annual celebration of Baltimore football! Enjoy live music from local favorite Crushing Day, a wide variety of food offerings from the regions best food trucks, children’s activities in the Kids Zone and many of your favorite Baltimore football superstars interacting with the fans at our autograph tents, photo booths and Q&A sessions throughout the day. 2011 Defensive Player of the Year and 6 time Pro Bowler Terrell Suggs will be in the VIP Tent as well as 2016 First Round Pick Ronnie Stanley. Check out the free autograph signings and meet and greets at the signature tents throughout the day! Free with paid zoo admission. VIP tickets available. MORE

Sign Language for Babies & Young Kids
August 28 | 11 AM – 12 PM

Learn how to use signs throughout your child’s day to foster bonding, stimulate language development, and reduce frustration. Little Hands Signing brings the magic of American Sign Language to you and your child through age-appropriate stories, songs, activities, and games, along with tips and tricks for caregivers on using signs in everyday activities. This session’s theme will be Diaper and Potty Signs. It’s an interactive class so please bring your little ones. No min or max age! MORE

Summer Splash
August 28 | 12:15 PM – 6 PM

Join the community at the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen for a fun summer event on Sunday August 28th. Bring your friends and a towel, they’ll provide water slides and plenty of games to play.  There will be food trucks too! MORE

Super Sunday @ Port Discovery
August 28 | 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Sunday is more than just fun-day at Port Discovery it’s, Super Sunday! Join them for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy! Percussion Garden: 12:30pm – 3pm & 4pm – 5pm Don’t miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. Through play, children learn about the amazing sounds that can be produced and the different techniques for producing these sounds. MORE

Cosmos in The Park
August 28 | 8:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Come out to Roosevelt Park in Hampden to watch an outdoor screening of two episodes of the original Cosmos: A Personal Voyage series! What better way to wrap up a relaxing summer weekend than appeasing your inner (or outer) nerd and desire to be outdoors with a program that takes you on a journey of scientific discovery. MORE