Baltimore family events this weekend are bursting with sights, sounds and flavor. Flavor? Yep, because… National Cheeseburger Day!

Didn’t know this Sunday was that hallowed day set aside for the celebration of the quintessential American cuisine, our iconic cheeseburger, cheeseburger? No worries, we’ve got ya covered. Roving reporters and (cool) foodies in residence, the mom and kiddo duo of Kit and Dixon, have taste-tested for you. Check out their round up of Baltimore’s BEST Cheeseburgers, each fit for celebration that hits the website on Fridays. Happy National Cheeseburger day. Bon Appétit!

Reminder: Weekends are for family, but that doesn’t mean mom isn’t allowed a little me time, too. Be sure to sign up for our next Mom’s Night Out. It’s at a winery, need I say more? ~ Lara

Milkshake in Concert @ The Garrison Forest School 
September 17| 9 AM – 4 PM

Come rock with our pals Milkshake! You know them, they’re the same Baltimore, Grammy-nominated kids’ rock band that kicked up the fun at our Superhero Social. The concert is open to the public, but registration is required at gfs.org/milkshake. Children ten and under are $5.00/each. Children 11 and up and adults are FREE. There is lots of free parking too! In addition to singing and dancing with Milkshake, you and your family will enjoy: Hula-hooping with Hoop Love, Baltimore’s incredible hula hoop performers! Playing games with a giant parachute! Building with huge foam blocks! Face-painting and more! MORE

BrainFest!
September 17 | 9 AM – 4 PM

BrainFest is a day of fun and learning, dedicated to the brain. Expect loads of fun activities like arts and crafts, escape the brain, games, pizza, lectures and Q and A with leading neuroscientist, interactive demonstrations, presentations by local science organizations, giveaways and so much more! All you’ll need is a pair of comfortable shoes to walk around in and your natural curiosity. The event is free! MORE

Musical Petting Zoo @ The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
September 17 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Gather your little critters for a wild new adventure at the zoo. Children and Families have the opportunity to enjoy a musical “petting zoo” (NO ANIMALS), this includes checking out musical instruments, playing them and even chatting with an orchestra player on how to play them! Sergei Prokofiev himself would have been positively over the moon for this event. MORE

Superhero Walk for the Baltimore Child Abuse Prevention Center
September 17 | 12 PM – 7 PM

Join our friends from the Baltimore Child Abuse Prevention Center for their 4th Superhero Walk this Saturday, September 17th at Lake Montebello. This FREE family event for a great cause is a fun-filled romp around Lake Montebello in your finest superhero costume to raise awareness to around the issue of child abuse and it’s prevention. All are welcome to attend, and superhero costumes are optional (although highly encouraged!) music, face-painting, healthy snacks, and cape-making station will be on-hand for all to enjoy.

Our friends at Wee Chic will be raffling off a super gift basket. So be sure to stop by the Wee Chic Wheels before the walk to purchase your tickets. MORE

Baltimore Seafood Fest
September 17 | 12 PM – 7 PM

Baltimore loves their seafood, that’s for sure! Baltimore also loves all the wonderful local restaurants that truly make this city one of the best places for foodies to live or visit. Why the Baltimore Seafood Festival? Baltimoreans are so proud of their crab cakes, crab soup, shrimp salad, local oysters, and of course, Maryland blue crabs. It seems fitting to host a waterfront festival showcasing some of Baltimore’s favorite restaurants serving their signature seafood dishes! MORE

Clay Days @ Maryland Science Center
September 17 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Talk about hands-on fun. Dig in and explore different ways of hand-building with clay: flatten it, coil it, pinch it, sculpt it! Get kinesthetic with it in The Shed at the Maryland Science Center. Recommended for children in 2nd grade and above. MORE

Monarch Festival
September 17 | 10 AM – 2 PM

Join the Friends of Patuxent as they celebrate the magnificent Monarch butterfly. Visit Monarch Waystations and learn about Monarch conservation through educational displays, volunteer plantings, family friendly activities, games and crafts. MORE

Walk, Wonder & Create @ The Walters
September 17 | 11 AM – 12 PM

Travel through the galleries of the Walters’ collection on an interactive tour that takes you on a time-traveling EDventure to explore the world of ancient artifacts. Indian Jones has got nothing on the Walters! MORE

Peter Rabbit & Me @ The Pumpkin Theatre 
September 17 – 18 | Times Vary

Peter Rabbit can’t help himself! He must get those delicious vegetables from Mr. McGregor’s garden. Disobeying his mother’s orders, he does just that! From the imagination of Beatrix Potter emerge all of our favorite characters from Peter Rabbit, including: Mother Rabbit, Flopsy, Mopsy, Cottontail, old Mr. McGregor, and Peter Rabbit himself! Join Peter and his friends and their hare raising adventures! MORE

Crazy For You: Young Performers Edition
September 17  – 18 | Times Vary

Want to get your kids excited about live theater? This is a great show to start with. The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, an award-winning theater program for students 18 and under, presents the Gershwin musical “Crazy For You”. Gershwin’s iconic sense of frivolity combined with kids getting to see other kids on the stage is a magical mixture that could lead to a life-long love of performing arts! MORE

Trucks for Tots @ The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
September 18 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Honk, honk, toot, toot- big trucks are coming to the Zoo! On September 18th, a variety of big trucks will be “on exhibit” at the top of Buffalo Yard Road, inside the Zoo, from 10am – 1pm. Kids of all ages are welcome to come visit the trucks,  take pictures, touch, and even go inside some of these amazing vehicles! Trucks for Tots is FREE with Zoo admission or with membership. MORE

Anika Densie “Moster Truck” Book Event
September 18 | 10 AM 

Keep the truck theme rollin’ with this fun author event at The Ivy Bookstore. Ready, set, go! The monster truck race is on in this frightfully delightful picture book.  On a spooky speedway, Monster Trucks moan! Monster Trucks grumble! Monster Trucks groan! Join Frankentruck, Zombie Truck, Ghost Truck and more as they race to the finish line. But one of these trucks isn’t quite who you think. Who will win the Monster Truck race? Anika Denise is a children’s book author and poet.  Her most recent picture books include Monster Trucks and Baking Day at Grandma’s, illustrated by her husband Christopher Denise. MORE

Robinson Nature Center Open House
September 18 | 12 PM – 5 PM

Celebrate Robinson Nature Center’s 5th birthday with a fun-filled open house. Come see what’s new, including their live animal wall and new additions to the Nature Place. Take part in live animal presentations, guided nature walks, face-painting, crafts, and shows in our planetarium. Enjoy music, activities with our partners, food vendors, and an outdoor picnic area. Explore the exhibits and play in the Discovery Room. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. MORE

Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar 
September 18 | 7 AM – 12 PM

The leaves are starting to fall and before long the stalls at Baltimore’s favorite farmers market will be closed for the season. So get down and grab your fresh yum and seasonal flora while it lasts! The Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar is Maryland’s largest producers-only market (producers-only meaning all vendors make what they sell), shoppers can revel at the sight of a vast quantity of foods, including crisp seasonal fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, lamb, rabbit, fresh baked goods, flavorful herbs and organically raised and produced milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese products. Additionally, dozens of food vendors add spice to the market with multicultural cuisine such as popular pit beef sandwiches, omelets and breakfast burritos, crepes, wood fired pizzas, pies and quiches, soups, noodles and dumplings. Vegan items are sold as well. MORE

You might even run into our pal Chef Egg (of Superhero Social fame) if you get there early enough! 

Super Sunday @ Port Discovery Children’s Museum 
September 18 | 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… PLUS there is circle time and so much MORE