We’ve found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and it’s all the (cool) Baltimore family fun this weekend! 

Hike up those poodle socks and do a gig at the 43rd annual Maryland Irish festival or gaze at the night sky through the Morris W. Offit Telescope. Get your creativity on at a drop-in art class. Score big at a footgolf clinic. Grab your cape and fly to B&O Railroad Museum for Superhero Day! Be a guest at Charm City Players’ Beauty and the Beast. Indoors, outdoors there is no stopping the fun this weekend.  

baltimore family fun this weekend

Maryland Irish Festival 
November 11-13 | Times Vary

Celebrate Irish culture with great music, food, beer, and do some early Christmas shopping with some fantastic vendors. There will be many cultural and historical displays and performances along with a speaker series. The kids will love the area dedicated just to them and packed with bouncy castles, activities, and games.

The admission fee to the festival goes to support the many charitable causes of our own Maryland Irish community, whose members volunteer their time every year to put on this great event.  It’s a family affair, so come out, have fun and be part of it all! MORE

Charm City Players presents Beauty and the Beast
November 12 – 13 | Times Vary

Disney’s beloved classic Beauty and the Beast comes to life this November with Charm City Players.  After a hiatus from the local stage of nearly 6 years this is a chance for a whole new generation to fall in love with this timeless love story. It’s their biggest show ever with a cast of 70+ amazingly talented performers from throughout the mid atlantic region.  Every show is a theatrical event featuring free face painting and pre-show crafts, free parking, live orchestra, and meet and greet with the entire cast. Tickets are just $15 (and you can add on a $15 pre-show tea event, too!). Show runs November 12-27th. MORE

YAE Parent & Daughter Evening Under the Stars
November 11 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Space Telescope Science Institute’s Youth for Astronomy and Engineering program (YAE) will be hosting its annual “Parent & Daughter Evening Under The Stars” event. Please join us for a pizza dinner, an astronomy/engineering learning presentation, and an interactive activity for the entire family. There will also be an opportunity to participate in night sky observation through the Morris W. Offit Telescope, weather permitting. MORE

Puppets & Play at The Waldorf School of Baltimore
November 12 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM

For children 2 ½ -5-years. Enjoy a morning with your child in Waldorf‘s beautiful Children’s Garden as they prepare & share a wholesome snack and play & explore in our classrooms. Early childhood teachers will also present a puppet show. This event is FREE. Find out why play is the serious work of childhood and is an essential part of the Waldorf early childhood classroom. Join Waldorf for an enjoyable morning together! MORE

Maryland STEM Festival 
November 11-13 | Times Vary

The Maryland STEM Festival provides inspirational, educational, and accessible programming in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) throughout Maryland. Through ten days of collaborative, interactive, and dynamic events and activities throughout the state, the Festival displays Maryland’s STEM success and further connects the current and future leaders in STEM. Don’t miss out on the STEM awesome – this weekend is the last weekend of the event. MORE

Baltimore Sun Autism Speaks Walk
November 12 | 8:30 AM 

Autism Speaks Walks are open to everyone committed to raising money for the important work Autism Speaks does throughout the community. All participants who raise $150 or more qualify for a commemorative 2016 t-shirt. The BALTIMORE event will include a 5K walk and a community resource fair, providing families with “one-stop shopping” for educational options, therapists, recreational programs, child-friendly activities, and other vital services. MORE

Dudley the Curious Duckling  
November 12 | 10 AM – 12 PM

Watch how Dudley learns why the Moon mysteriously appears and reappears over the course of the month at the Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC – Catonsville. 10 AM on November 12th. Show is appropriate for Preschool through Second Grade. All Planetarium shows are free and open to the public. No reservations are needed except for groups. MORE 

Octonauts Live!   
November 12 | 2 PM – 4 PM

Calling all Octo-Cadets! For the first time ever, The Octonauts are bringing their live stage show to the U.S.!The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventurefeatures brand new and fan favorite songs from the entire crew of beloved underwater explorers, led by the intrepid Captain Barnacles, Lieutenant Kwazii and Medic Peso. Join them as they embark on an exciting new quest through an aquatic world full of adventure, interactive opportunity, and “must-sea” surprises from coast-to-coast! MORE

Superhero Day at the B&O Railroad Museum
November 12 | 10 AM – 3:30 PM

Here’s your chance to become your favorite super hero! Head to the B&O Railroad Museum dressed as your favorite hero for an out-of-this-world experience and day of fun! Superman, Captain America and Wonder Woman make an appearance for story time, train ride and interactive games. MORE

KERPLUNK! Family Drop-In Art  
November 12 | 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

To Have and To Hold
November 13 | 12 

To Have and To Hold is happening again! Maryland’s finest wedding vendors, along with retail sellers and brides are gathering up their event “leftovers” for you to snag for a steal at this unique boutique indoor yard sale! The event is open to the public and a small donation of $2 to our two benefiting charities (Avergan Foundation and BARCS Animal Shelter) will get you in the door at 12 noon to 3pm to get all the deals! Best part? It’s at Cylburn Arboretum. So take the kids and explore the park after you shop! See our (cool) tips. MORE

Free Family Sunday @ The Baltimore Museum of Art  
November 13 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Print light and shadows in an art activity inspired by Matisse/Diebenkorn. Join the BMA 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

Music Box: Cars, Trucks, Trains & Boats  
November 13 | 10 AM – 12:30 PM

All aboard! The sounds of travel come alive as we sing about cars, trucks, trains and boats! The Music Box Series gives your budding music lover the chance to explore music through highly engaging and interactive performances. Each half-hour concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination, and literacy. MORE

Footgolf Clinic with the Baltimore Blast   
November 13 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Footgolf is FUN! Anyone can play FootGolf from children to adults, as well as novice and seasoned athletes. No special equipment is required other than a soccer ball. McDaniel College is scoring big by hosting a Soccer Clinic and FootGolf Day featuring the Baltimore Blast. Baltimore Blast midfielder Tony Donatelli and forward Andrew Hoxie will lead a free soccer clinic and sign autographs. MORE

Baltimore County Appreciation Day @ Port Discovery   
November 13 | 12 PM – 5 PM

Join Port Discover on Sunday, November 13th from 12pm until 5pm for Baltimore County Appreciation Day! Parents, grandparents, and caregivers will receive free adult admission to Port Discovery with the purchase of a discounted child’s admission of $7 per child. Residents must present a valid Maryland Driver’s License or a current State issued Identification Card as proof of county residency at the Box Office. MORE

Pradhanica “Rhythm in Motion”    
November 13 | Times Vary

Candlelight Concert Society presents Candlekids Pradhanica “Rhythm in Motion”(Kathak Dance, World Percussion, Indian Melody), which incorporates fast-paced footwork, dizzying spins, and dynamic drumming brought together in a contemporary presentation of the Indian classical dance form of Kathak. Inspired by the pervasive power of rhythm, Pradhanica explores how rhythm unites dance and music. Don’t miss out on this spectacular, fun packed family performance. MORE

Sunday Crafternoon: Envelope Making    
November 13 | 12 PM – 5 PM

Join the Baltimore County Public Libary – North Point for a Sunday crafternoon of hands-on, creative fun. This week get a lesson on using recycled calendar pages to make envelopes. MORE