Parades, festivals, Cat in the Hat, Mary Poppins, pancake breakfasts, St. Patty’s Day and MORE! Here are our favorite things to do with kids in Baltimore this March.

30 things to do with kids in baltimore this march

Happy Birthday, Dr, Seuss!
March 2 | 3:30 – 4:00 PM | Enoch Pratt Southeast Anchor Branch

Join the Southeast Anchor Enoch Pratt Free Library in celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday. There will be stories, crafts and snacks! MORE

Circo Comedia
March 3 |7:00 -8:30 PM| Weinberg Center for the Arts

It’s family entertainment at its finest with unpredictable thrills, side splitting laughs, and daredevil stunts of Circo Comedia! Following in the tradition of the Quebec Circus, multi-talented duo Jean Saucier and Patrick Cote combine physical finesse, acrobatics, and magic to take comedy to new heights!  Free children’s books will be distributed prior to the show courtesy of Wonder Book and Video. MORE

Let’s Explore Nature with the Cat in the Hat
March 4 | 11:00- 12:00 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

March’s feature book will be Oh Say Can You Say What’s The Weather Today? We’ll read the book, preform a few weather experiments and then head outside to take a walk in the March winds! MORE

Annual Oregon Ridge Pancake Breakfast
March 4 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Oregon Ridge Lodge

The Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Oregon Ridge Lodge from 8 am until noon each day. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Pancakes with 100% maple syrup, sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea, or milk are on the menu. Click here to view the 2017 flyer! Special handcrafted articles will be raffled. As always, other gift items will be raffled throughout the breakfast and various plants will be on sale. The Nature Center Gift Shop will be… MORE

The Animated Orchestra
March 4 | 11:00 – 12:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Experience the story of a mischievous ferret as his wild escapades wreak havoc in an old instrument shop in Gregory Smith’s The Animated Orchestra. Be sure to practice your “ferret sounds” to help put this piece together, accompanied by sound effects from the BSO. Inspiration Zone! Prior to each concert, join the BSO in the lobby starting at 9:45 am for a range of exciting, interactive and educational musical adventures. Activities vary from concert to concert but may include an instrument petting… MORE

Kids Night Out
March 10 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm | The Clay Bakers

Projects and pizza with The Clay Bakers of Annapolis! Leave kids with the Clay Bakers to complete a Shamrock Dish while parents enjoy a few hours out. 30$ MORE

Going Green
March 11 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Join Holt Park on an adventure through the park as you look for clues and items that leprechauns have left behind! For ages 6 and older.MORE

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Children’s ArtLab Playshop
March 11| 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Movement Lab

Cultivate your creative spirit and support your child’s artistic thinking in this 60 minute Art Lab Playshop. It is all about process: digging in deep and seeing where the creative spark takes us—there is no need to work towards “finishing” an art project. Through following our curiosity and playing with materials we make art by moving our bodies in space and on the page. Childlike exploration is the sole purpose for both you and your child.  Your bond is strengthened,…MORE

Shamrock Shindig- Shamrock Alley
March 12 | 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM | Pierce’s Park

Waterfront Partnerships 6th annual Shamrock Shindig returns to Pierce’s Park for its sixth year! This years event includes live music, adult beverages, Shamrock Alley for Kids, strolling entertainment, face painting and much more! Following the event would be the Saint Patrick’s day Parade which kicks off at 200pm. Shamrock Alley kids passes are available for 5$ at the door and include parade gear, a temporary tattoo, and access to Shamrock Alley featuring two crafts and accessories for children… MORE

Saint Patrick’s Snakes
March 12 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM |Lake Roland

Legend has it that Ireland has St. Patrick to thank for its lack of snakes, but we’re thankful for the many snakes that call Lake Roland home! Come meet several friendly serpents and create a slithery craft! Ages 5 and up, 3$ per person (2$ for members). Advanced registration required. MORE

Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 12| 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Washington Monument

Baltimore’s St. Patrick’s day parade is truly the jewel in Maryland’s emerald crown. For more than 50 years thousands of spectators have crowded the streets and sidewalks of downtown Baltimore and the famous Inner Harbor to watch thousands more march and celebrate Irish culture, music, song and dance. MORE

Pi(e) Day
March 14 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Pi(e) day is a celebration of the mathematical constant Pi, a number used to calculate the circumference of a circle and a celebration of a sweet circular shaped dessert! Join the Maryland Science Center as they celebrate Pi and Pie with music, activities, and food courtesy of Dangerously Delicious Pies. All activities are free with initial paid admission to the Maryland Science Center. MORE

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live
March 15 | 7 – 8:00 PM | Weinberg Center for the Arts

Get ready for the ultimate playdate – 65 million years in the making! Embark on a tour of prehistoric Australia, where you’ll meet an eye-popping collection of amazingly life-like dinosaurs. Designed with the help of professional paleontologists and manned by skilled puppeteers, these larger-than-life creatures will delight and educate audiences of all ages. MORE

Celtic Celebration
March 17, 20 | 8:00 – 9:00 PM| Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in true Celtic style with stepdancing, bagpipes and lively, haunting melodies from the Emerald Isle. Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops join with a host of guests to commemorate the wearin’ of the green! Featuring music from the films Braveheart and Titanic, Broadway standards from Brigadoon, Finian’s Rainbow, “Danny Boy” and so much more. This concert is not presented by Strathmore. MORE

B’more Healthy Expo
March 18 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore Convention Center

The B’more healthy Expo offers something for every age and every interest and engages,entertains,educates and empowers families to take actions and make choices to be more healthy. Best of all, the B’more healthy Expo will connect you with community resources to help you reach your health and wellness goals!  The B’more Healthy expo features: Screenings for all ages, Healthy food and Cooking Zone, Fit & Fun Kids Zone, Financial Fitness, Healthy Homes and Healthy Neighborhoods,Health and Wellness Careers expo, Let’s Play Zone…MORE

Zoo Bloom
March 18 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Spring is almost here! It’s time to escape hibernation and head to the Maryland Zoo for our first big event of the new zoo season. Join them Saturday, March 18th from 10am-4pm for the Zoom Bloom and Farm Day. They’ll be welcoming spring (and warmer weather) with special activities and treats for you and the animals. As well as learning about the animals that live on farms. As part of the special event, the zoo will be featuring a full…MORE

Thomas and Friends: Explore the Rails
March 18 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine won’t want to miss Port Discovery’s special Thomas and Friends Day in celebration of Thomas and Friends: Explore the Rails exhibit. Make Thomas the Train magnets, abstract art, train whistles and totes. Have fun with pop-up science projects that explore the science behind trains, interactive demonstrations and experiments. Enjoy live music from their roaming musician Mr. Norman and a limited time interactive production of The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Free with… MORE

Chef Egg Live: Family Cook Off!
March 18 | 4:30 – 6:30 PM | Blue Moon Cafe

Chef Egg is breaking ground with a new series of cooking events for the whole family- The Family Cook Off! For the first lesson, guests will learn how to make healthy homemade and authentic taco recipes. Everyone will learn how marinate, slice and dice as the family learns together. You’ll make tacos, quesadillas, rice bowls and several dips that will make your mouth water! MORE

Lantern Workshops with the Creative Alliance
March 19 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Creative Alliance

The Creative Alliance will host two free lantern making workshops on Sunday, March 19th at 10:00 am and 12:30pm. Join them to learn how to make paper lanterns in time for the Light City Lantern Parade! MORE

 

Stroller Safari at the Zoo
March 23 | 11:00 – 11:30 AM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Children ages 18 to 36 months are invited to the wildest story time in town! On a stroller safari toddlers will:  Hear animal themed stories and songs,take a guided stroll in the zoo, learn about the animal world. 5$ per child, registration advised. MORE

Green is Great!
March 24 | 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM | Ladew Gardens
Learn all about spring and all things green at Ladew Gardens. Includes nature walks, stores, songs, and crafts. Ages 2-6 Registration required. 15$ per adult child pair. MORE

Traditional Irish Breakfast
March 25 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | FOP Lodge #34

St. Patrick’s Parade fundraiser with Chef Jim Farace, entertainment by Brendan Pelan, The O’Connor School of Irish Dance, face painting and more! Ages five and under FREE. MORE

Nature Explorers Play Date
March 25 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Waldorf School of Baltimore

Spring has sprung — so let’s celebrate! Join (cool) progeny for a morning of family-friendly fun at The Waldorf School of Baltimore. Our pint-sized attendees will take on the role of nature explorers and adventure through Waldorf’s amazing Children’s Garden, groove with Baby Beats, learn how things grow alongside the fabulous education team at Waldorf, and even ‘shop’ at a mini farmers market. It’s a full sensory morning — touch, hear, feel, taste, and smell spring!  Can’t wait to see you! Just $5/family…MORE

Charm City Players presents Mary Poppins
March 18,19,25,26,31 | 2:00 – 4:00 PM | Mercy High School

One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. MORE

Celebration of Spring Craft and Walk
March 25 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

Celebrate the beginning of spring on this trail walk at Cylburn Arboretum. Identify interesting plants and birds. At the end of the walk, make and take home a bird’s nest from materials observed on the trail. Families welcome: Ages 4+ Free event with a suggested donation of $5. Space is limited, please RSVP. Meet on the Cylburn Mansion porch! MORE

Fun with Animal Folktales
March 25 | 2:00 – 3:00 PM | Reisterstown Branch – Baltimore County Public Library

Accomplished storyteller, Janice the Griot shares interactive tales from the African American experience, featuring fun instruments, puppets, and songs. For pre-k to 2nd grade. MORE

Urban Pirates Story Time
March 25 | 2:00 PM – 3 PM | Towson Library – Baltimore County Public Library

Fun and interactive story time/dance/sing-a-long with Baltimore’s Urban Pirates! This special story time takes young buccaneers on a swashbuckling adventure. Discover your little ones inner pirate by taking part in this interactive activity! MORE

Harlem Globetrotters
March 25 | 7:00 PM -8:30 PM | Royal Farms Arena

For over 80 years, the unique brand of entertainment provided by the Harlem Globetrotters has dazzled audiences all over the world thanks to the squads talent for trick shots, ball handling skills, and rare defeats. MORE

Creative Alliance Lantern Parade for Light City
March 31 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Rash Field

Creative Alliance lights up its best monumental lanterns for the Light City Lantern Parade on Friday March 31! Bring the kids, charge your batteries, and march with the Creative Alliance all around the Inner Harbor! MORE

Light City Baltimore Kick-Off
March 31 | 7:00 PM – 11:30 PM | E Baltimore St.

Light City transforms the city with world class light displays and sculptures, video projections of buildings and inter-active technologies to create once-in-a lifetime experiences for families,residents,and visitors.  Light City is a free festival that transforms baltimore with large scale installations, performances, music and innovation. Central to Light City is the BGE light walk along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor featuring more than 50 attractions including illuminated sculptures,projections, interactive technologies,performances,concerts, food vendors, and a children’s area.MORE