Rain, rain… stay away. Baltimore family events this weekend are packed with reasons to go out and play! 

Hit the hay at harvest festival. Squeal with delight as the pigs take to the track and race for the sty. Enjoy story time or the great outdoors together. 

baltimore family events this weekend

Children’s Dinner Theatre at St. James Academy
October 7 | 5:30 PM

Where can you enjoy kid-friendly entertainment and a delicious dinner your whole family will love? At St. James Academy’s Children’s Dinner Theatre series! It’s the Friday family date night you definitely don’t want to miss. The season kicks off on October 7th with a laugh-out-loud evening of illusion and balloons.

Tom Lilly and Beowulf T. Wonderbunny will present their Traveling Show of Mystery! family audience comedy-magic show (say that three times fast!). The curtain goes up on the magic and mayhem at 6:15 for the whacky balloon creations, off-beat magic, and Beowulf T. Wonderbunny himself. There just might be a special appearance by Chico The Amazing Mind-Reading Monkey! MORE

Fiesta Latina @ the National Aquarium 
October 7 | 5 PM – 8 PM 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the National Aquarium’s annual Fiesta Latina event, presented by Macy’s. Guests will enjoy traditional performances and dance to the sounds of live bands. Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to purchase Latin-inspired dishes. Wine and beer will be available to purchase for guests 21 years or older. Half-price admission is available on Friday evenings after 5 pm as part of the Aquarium’s Half-Price Friday Nights program, presented by M&T Bank. MORE

20th Annual Fall Harvest Festival
October 7 – 31| Times Vary

This is the season for homegrown fun and farm fresh adventures at Summers Farm in Frederick, Maryland. Fall farm attractions include Orioles themed cornfield maze, hay rides, pig races, jumping pillows, farm animals, pick your own pumpkins, hay slides, and more!  Enjoy nights at the farm with our flashlight corn maze or reserve a campfire site.  Fun for kids from 2 to 92. MORE

KERPLUNK! Family Drop-In Art
October 8| 12 PM  -3 PM

Kids can engage in arts and crafts activities with teaching artists Terry Barnes and Alexandra Gonzalez on Saturday at the Creative Alliance! Families and children of all ages can also tour Creative Alliance’s galleries and create unique art projects that are linked to our exhibitions. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for an entire afternoon to explore art materials and make new friends. MORE

1, 2, 3 Count with Me @ The BSO
October 8| 10 AM  -11 AM

Musical notes playfully dance around as we count, sing and bounce! 30 minutes prior to the concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. Created for babies ages 6 months through 3 years old. MORE

Silly Goose & Val CD Launch Party October 8| 10 AM  -11 AM

Come celebrate the release Silly Goose & Val’s brand new CD, “Love Bug”! Val presents a fast-paced, humorous 40-minute musical treat with puppets, ventriloquism, dancing, singing, and 100% audience participation. Her Parents’ Choice award-winning songs and her Maryland State Arts Council award-winning solo performance are guaranteed to delight tots, tweens, and teens…and the timeworn, as well! MORE

Family Canoe Trip @ Eden Mill Nature Center
October 8| 8 AM  -11:45 AM

Hit the water for a day of active family fun in the gorgeous outdoors. Eden Mill staff will provie basic paddling instruction is provided before the trip. Canoes, paddles and personal life jackets are provided. Preregistration is required. MORE

Fawns Weekend Sensory Series @ Irvine Nature Center
October 8| 10 AM – 11:30 AM

The goal of Irvine’s Children’s Nature Series (CNS) is to provide our region’s youngest learners with age-appropriate classes in which to discover the wonders of wildlife alongside their caregiver. Infants and toddlers explore nature with their favorite adult during a 6-week series of outdoor learning. This program invites our youngest learners to discover nature with their senses: observing the wonder of live animals, smelling fall leaves and MORE.

Cromwell Fall Harvest Festival  
October 8 – 9| 12 PM – 4 PM

Fun for all ages down on Willow Grove Farm. This annual festival at Cromwell Park in Baltimore County features the best of the season.  Family Crafts & Games Earth Oven Cooking “Old Timey” Family Music Rope Making Pony Rides Children’s Farmers Market Storytelling Local Crafters & Artisans Food Vendors Beekeeper – Hive Demo Archery Cider Pressing Nature Center Exhibits Hay Rides 4-H Animal Clubs Native American Activities Talmar Gardens will be selling Mums, Flower Bunches & Produce!  MORE

8th Annual Fall Harvest Festival @ Thomas Johnson Elementary School  
October 8 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Thomas Johnson Elementary School’s 8th Annual Fall Festival offers something for everyone. Fabulous Silent Auction, Games, Dunk Tank, Photo Booth, Moon Bounce, Pumpkin Decorating, Food and Drink, Music, and much more! The Fall Festival is FREE, open to the public and held Rain or Shine. MORE

International Observe the Moon Night   
October 8 | 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Join the folks of Benjamin Banneker Park for this annual global event that encourages observation, appreciation and an understanding of Earth’s nearest neighbor, the Moon. We’ll have telescopes and kid-friendly activities. MORE

Museum Mysteries: Drop-In Art @ The Walters 
October 8 – 9| 11 AM – 4 PM

Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! MORE

15th Annual Pigtown Festival 
October 8 | 12 AP – 7 PM

The 15th Annual Pigtown Festival returns to Washington Boulevard on this Saturday (October 8TH) from 12-7PM, along the 700-900 blocks of Washington Boulevard off MLK (across from the stadiums). The festival is free to attend and features food trucks, arts & crafts vendors, an awesome music lineup featuring All Mighty Senators, Kelly Bell Band and footwerkband…and of course, our popular live pig races, Squeakness! MORE

Festival on The Hill
October 8 | 11 AM – 5 PM

Join old friends, new friends and neighbors at Bolton Hill’s Annual Festival on the Hill. Great food and craft vendors plus wonderful selection of beer and wine. Mambo Combo will rock the stage at 1:30 and lots of activities throughout the day for the kids! MORE

Way To Stay Social @ Play Cafe  
October 8| 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Learn about Baltimore City school options from Live Baltimore as they answer questions about public, private, and charter options in the city. Children are welcome. Free, but registration is required. MORE

Free Family Sundays @ The Baltimore Museum of Art
October 9| 2 PM – 5 PM

Make a mosaic as we explore the Museum’s Antioch Mosaics. Join the Baltimore Museum of Art every Sunday for activities the entire family can enjoy. Explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. MORE

Butchers Hill Annual House Tour
October 9| 12 PM – 5 PM

Presenting a spectrum of unique homes ranging from family-friendly Collington Street to grand elegance on Pratt St. and Patterson Park Avenue. Come take a self-guided look behind the brick facades of the homes you’ve always wanted to see. One of the homes on the tour will be featured in the “Dream Homes” section of the Baltimore Sun. Again this year, they are offering a babysitting service for children under ten years of age. Be sure to reserve your spot for babysitting now! MORE

The Great Chicken Soup Cook Off  
October 9| 9 AM – 1 PM

Inspired by their current exhibit Beyond Chicken Soup: Jews and Medicine in America the Jewish Museum of Maryland couldn’t resist the opportunity to stage their first ever Great Chicken Soup Cook Off! We all already know the miraculous power of chicken soup, now let’s  find the best chicken soup in Maryland! The JMM invites Maryland’s greatest amateur cooks from newbies to bubbies to participate in this important statewide search. MORE

Farmers Market & Bazaar 
October 9| 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.  Stroll through 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. 

Remember, get there early to get the best pick of the yum and a better spot in line for the fresh mini-donuts! MORE

Inaugural John W. Brick 5k Walk & Run 
October 9| 8:30 AM – 11 AM

Start at Johnny Unitas Stadium at Towson University, wind your way thru the neighborhoods of Towson and finish on the field on the 50 yard line for an amazing post-race party with food, music, kid’s fun zone and prizes as you celebrate your accomplishment! MORE

FARE Walk @ The Maryland Zoo 
October 9| 9 AM – 12 PM

Why do we walk? We walk so we can say FAREwell to Food Allergies! Through the efforts of supporters like you, the FARE Walk for Food Allergy raises critical funds and awareness each year to create a safer, more inclusive world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. MORE

REMINDER! Next week The Odd Squad is coming to town. Don’t miss it… and don’t miss this (cool) discount; save $10 when you purchase online and use the code ODD. 

Have a great weekend (cool) families!