Be it double or bubble you’ll have no trouble brewing up fun with all the (cool) Baltimore family fun this weekend.
Get creative with pottery or puppets. Gather your ghouls and pick the perfect pumpkin at West Shore Park. Get up close with creepy crawlers or take in a marathon of Harry Potter flicks. The weekend is HERE. Happy FriYAY!
… Looking for Halloween specific events? We’ve got those, too!
baltimore family events this weekend
Harry Potter Marathon @ The Senator
October 21 – 23 | Times Vary
Is that an owl on your doorstep? Must mean the post has arrived with your letter from Hogwarts! Even muggles have gotten the news, the wand has chosen The Senator Theater. That means this weekend kicks of their epic Harry Potter marathon is on! Start reliving the magic of the Harry Potter saga on the Big Screen at The Senator Theater this weekend. Then follow it up with another weekend to complete your years at Hogwarts, thwart Voldemort and earn the house cup! MORE
Cup-a-Thon @ Baltimore Clayworks
October 21 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Join Baltimore Clayworks for one of their ‘Cup-A-Thons’ in October (part of Free Fall Baltimore)! These free events allow anyone to come by and make a ceramic cup in their Clayworks’ facilities. Led by their community arts department, a cup-a-thon allows them to make a significant quantity of cups with the community and then sell the finished products throughout the year in their community arts gallery, along with fairs and festivals. MORE
Target $2 Family Fun Night @ Port Discovery
October 21 | 4 PM – 8 PM
It’s baaack! Port Discovery’s hugely popular Target $2 Family Fun Night is the perfect way to wind down the week. This week’s events include fun with; Bmore Fit, MD SPCA with Katie Flory, Create & Read, as well as family crafts and circle time. MORE
Half Price Friday Night @ The National Aquarium
October 21 | 5 PM
Friday is your night! Get access to the aquarium’s award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. An evolution of their Fridays After Five program, Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend any (or every) Friday evening after 5 pm with 20,000-plus of your closest animal pals. MORE
Good Neighbor Day with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
October 22 | 10 AM – 1 PM
A neighborly day awaits you at the William Paca House! Come meet Daniel Tiger in Person and celebrate what makes our neighborhood special and unique. Activities will provide children and families opportunities to learn more about the history of their neighborhood and how they can support their neighbors in ways big and small. Historic Annapolis is pleased to partner with Maryland Public Television to bring this fun and educational show to Annapolis!
Members from the community, including the Annapolis Fire and Police Departments and the United States Naval Academy will be at Mr. Paca’s to work with kids to understand how important they are in their community. Activities include writing cards for active military heroes, writing cards and drawings for senior citizens as well as collecting sweaters and coats for those in our neighborhood that need them! Please join us for music, storytelling, crafts, picture opportunities and much MORE!
Harbor Harvest @ West Shore Park
October 22 | 10 AM – 1 PM
Join the Waterfront Partnership for its ninth annual Harbor Harvest bringing fall fun to the Inner Harbor. This event is free to attend and features a pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, hay maze, face painting, pumpkin decorating, pony rides and more! Guests can also enjoy a variety of food trucks and live music. Attendees can purchase a Kids Pass, which includes one pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, two fall crafts and a tote bag. MORE
Witches and Wizards Weekend
October 22 – 23 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Young “Wizards & Witches” will love to explore the magic of railroading at the B&O! Take a train ride aboard the Wizards Express and get sorting into the B&O Wizarding Academy! Take a stroll through the Pratt Street Pumpkin Patch and grab your favorite pumpkin (pumpkins will run out/first come first serve basis). Learn about the science of wizardry through the creation of edible “potions”, wizard wands, dragon egg hatching and much MORE!
Medieval Life Family Festival
October 22 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Go on a multi-sensory journey while celebrating the arts and cultures of medieval Europe. Enjoy activities connected to the special exhibition, A Feast for the Senses: Art and Experience in Medieval Europe, as well as the permanent collection of medieval art. Visitors of all ages will be immersed in the medieval culture through hands-on art-making, cultural performances, storytelling, artist demonstrations, gallery scavenger hunts, and special appearances by their adored mascot, Waltee. MORE
KERPLUNK! Family Drop-In Art
October 22 | 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
ACAC Trunk or Treat
October 22 | 3:30 PM – 5 PM
Join ACAC for an afternoon of tailgate style trick-or-treating with activities for the whole family! What is a Trunk or Treat? Children show off their costumes and go trick-or-treating from car to car. After trick-or-treating, enjoy a variety of fun activities including Bobbing for Apples, Pumpkin Sand Art, “Haunted” bounce house, face painting, Pumpkin Ring Toss, Cornhole, lawn games, holiday snacks and drinks, plus hamburgers, hot dogs and MORE!
Haunted Halloween Hike at Lake Roland
October 22 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Encounter witches, owls, snakes and others as you try to solve a Halloween mystery. Bring your flashlight and treat bag to this somewhat scary event. Costumes are welcome! MORE
McDonogh School Middle School Fall Open House
October 23 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Families of prospective Middle School students are invited to McDonogh’s Fall Open House on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The program will begin in the Horn Theater, and no preregistration is necessary. Parking is available in the Woods Lot off the Lamborn Road Entrance. This is your chance to talk with students, teachers, and administrators; learn about the Middle School’s academic, arts, and athletic offerings; take a student-led tour of classrooms, studios, and athletic facilities. MORE
Hot Strings and Flying Feet
October 23 | 2 PM – 3 PM
The Candlelight Concert Society presents Candlekids “Hot Strings and Flying Feet” by Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, showcasing a dazzling and diverse array of traditional and original music and choreography that intertwines the beauty of many different cultures. MORE
Wild About Bugs @ The Zoo
October 23 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Learn about the important role bugs play in our world at the Maryland Zoo on October 23. From pollinating plants to feeding animals, bugs may be small, but they play a huge role in a healthy planet. Visit the Zoo and you’ll be wild about bugs in no time! Love Legos? They’re offering a wild about bugs LEGO workshop that day, too! MORE
Puppet Making and a Show @ Black Cherry Puppet Theatre
October 23 | 1:30 PM – 3 PM
Join the (cool) creatives at Black Cherry to celebrate free Fall with puppets! This week’s performer is the family group String Theory performing their shadow puppet show “For the Love of Cats and Dogs.” MORE
Free Fall FazaFam
October 23 | 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
FazaFam combines games, easy moves, and great music from Salsa, Disco, Hip-hop, Caribbean, Motown, and more. 50 minutes of fun to strengthen you family in more ways than one! FREE! MORE
Harbor Harvest photo by Dave McIntosh.