Circus arts, yoga, greek food, and more. Here are our favorite (cool) things to do with kids in Baltimore this June!

25 things to do with kids in baltimore this june

2017 St. Nicholas Greek Festival
June 8 – 11 | Times Vary | Greektown

The St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, Maryland’s most attended Hellenic celebration, will once again take place in Baltimore’s GreekTown Square from Thursday, June 8 through Sunday, June 11, 2017. This annual four-day event celebrates the best of Greek culture: food, music, dance, faith and legendary hospitality. Attendees of the Greek Folk Festival will enjoy free admission and parking, food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, and live music and performances. MORE

UniverSoul Circus
through June 16 | Times Vary | Security Square Mall

Get charged up for big time fun and the high-flying Big Top adventure of a lifetime as UniverSoul Circus returns to Baltimore, home of Founder and CEO Cedric Walker. UniverSoul Circus, America’s premier family entertainment attraction, delivers a brand new exciting production for all to enjoy. Now in its 24th season, UniverSoul Circus returns stronger than ever, boasting some of the most phenomenal acts ever to grace center ring. Returning by popular demand – viral internet sensations – The Fresh Clownsss from Detroit. Come find out why The Fresh Clownsss and their energetic and infectious dance moves have won over audiences and become a YouTube sensation with their popular dance, “JuJu On That Beat,” garnering millions of views. MORE

Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet Presents Sleeping Beauty
Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10 | Times Vary | Towson University

Join Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet as they present Sleeping Beauty in two acts. A family friendly event for all ages. MORE

Colonial Market Fair
Saturday, June 10 – Sunday, June 11 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park

Travel back in time to life in the eighteenth century and enjoy an interactive visit with costumed crafters, tradesmen, sutlers and musicians. Stop by Mr. Banneker’s cabin, hike his farmstead trails, and learn the story of this amazing African American writer, astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of our nation’s capital. Lots of hands-on activities including colonial crafts and games for the children. Event is FREE, $5 per car donation for parking. MORE

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
Saturday, June 10 | 12 PM – 7 PM | Creative Alliance

Now in its seventh year, the Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival is a free, family-friendly celebration of folklife, or those living traditions practiced by cultural communities across the state of Maryland. Head to the Creative Alliance at the Patterson June 10 to learn Native American round dancing, hear the story of Baltimore jazz, and experience the beauty of Beijing opera, among many, many more participatory activities and performances. MORE

Underground Railroad for Kids
Saturday, June 10 | 2 PM – 4 PM | Mount Clare Museum House

Learn about the Underground Railroad and how enslaved persons escaped using the stars as their guides. During this interactive program, participants will read Follow the Drinking Gourd, develop our own secret code and make a constellation scope to take home. Pre-paid reservations are required. Space is limited. Tour is included. Email director@mountclare.org to make reservations or for more information. MORE

Summer @ Your Library Kick-Off
Saturday, June 10 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Owings Mills

Baltimore County Public Library will kick off this year’s Summer @ Your Library with a fun, free and family-oriented festival on Saturday, June 10 at the Owings Mills Branch Library. The kickoff will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and feature music, entertainment and books courtesy of the Baltimore Ravens Bookmobile. June’s kickoff will be held both inside and outside of BCPL’s Owings Mills Branch. MORE

Charm City Ballet presents Aladdin
June 10 | Times Vary | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Charm City Ballet presents its original full-length ballet, “Aladdin,” to be performed at The Gordon Center for Performing Arts. MORE

Weekend Workers + FutureMakers at Baltimore Museum of Industry
Saturday, June 10 | 11 AM – 12 PM | The BMI

Join the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a special Weekend Workers session with FutureMakers! From 11 AM – 12 PM, participate in 3D vacuum print making. Included with museum admission. MORE

Story Time and Art Hour: Celebrating African American Dads
Saturday, June 10 | 12 PM – 3 PM | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Celebrate black fathers with live drumming and readings by black fathers from “In Daddy’s Arms I Am Tall.” A collage art project with artist Adisa Moswen-Harkless follows. In conjunction with the exhibit “Sons.” MORE

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Milkshake at Angel Park
Sunday, June 11 | 5:30 PM | Perry Hall

Don’t miss the Milkshake Trio with a FREE performance sure to entertain everyone! The second in a series of Family Entertainment to be held at Angel Park. Milkshake’s performance is sponsored by St. Joseph’s School – Fullerton for sponsoring this event! Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.  MORE

End-of-School-Year Kids Takeover Bash hosted by DBFA
Sunday, June 11 | 3 PM – 6 PM | Patterson Park

Kids are taking over the town, and raising the funds to make it go down! DBFA is throwing an end-of-school-year bash and the kids get to vote on what THEY want. From what games will be played to which school principal will get “pied,” they’re letting the kids decide what’s on the agenda! To help make it happen, kids in each neighborhood are encouraged to fundraise! MORE

Little Heroes Day at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum
Sunday, June 11 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Downtown Baltimore

Geppi’s Entertainment Museum hosts their 3rd annual Little Heroes event! Go dressed as your favorite superhero for a fun-filled family adventure!  Superhero games and activities will run from 1 PM until 4 PM throughout the museum. Children can participate in crafts, games and a superhero obstacle course. They will have tons of prizes to giveaway and each little hero receives a goodie bag. Light refreshments will also be served. MORE

Yoga Under the Stars
Thursday, June 15 | 6 PM – 7 PM | Green Spring Station

Green Spring Station, Baltimore is partnering with Wee Chic Children’s Store and ivviva Towson by Lululemon to bring Yoga Under the Stars to the Courtyard at the Station. Every Thursday evening from 6-7 pm, kids, tweens and teens ages six years and older are invited to participate in FREE core yoga practice designed for the younger set. MORE

A Night Under the Stars at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Friday, June 16 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Cockeysville

Bring a picnic dinner and blanket to the Lake Pavilion and enjoy an evening of live music and star gazing! Oregon Ridge will have amazing race teams, canoeing, s’mores, campfires, face painting, crafts, animal encounters, and more.  MORE INFO

WTMD’s Family Fest
Saturday, June 17 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Towson

WTMD is throwing open their doors for a new indoor/outdoor version of Saturday Morning Tunes, featuring live music on the plaza and the main stage! They’re thrilled to welcome children’s musician and storyteller Barry Louis Polisar, who wrote “All I Want Is You,” the theme song to the hit movie “Juno.” And they’ll have the debut of the Saturday Morning Tunes house band — the Cartunes!! — performing theme songs to your favorite cartoons. MORE

Wild About Giraffes at the Zoo
Sunday, June 18 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

What do you get when two giraffes collide? … a giraffic jam! All joking aside, visit us on June 18th to learn all about these gentle giants. You will also have the chance to participate in giraffe themed activities, ask the keepers all of your questions, and watch training demos. (Did you know, World giraffe day is on June 21st because it is the longest day of the year and celebrates the tallest animal?) MORE

The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge
Saturday, June 24 | 8 AM – 4 PM | Waterfront by Under Armour Headquarters in Locust Point

The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge 2017 takes place along the waterfront at Under Armour’s Headquarters in the City’s Locust Point Neighborhood. For The Challenge, the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club will host a mix of corporate, city, breast cancer, and club dragon boat teams from six states and the District of Columbia in 500-meter races. The heats will be based on best times with teams advancing through a semi-final elimination round. Free and open to the public. Rain date Sunday, June 25. MORE

(cool) progeny’s Jelly + Jam Preschool Play Date Featuring Danny Joe’s Treehouse
Saturday, June 24 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Henderson-Hopkins Early Childhood Center

Kick off summer with a fun morning designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Our new (cool) Jelly + Jam Play Date series will bring Saturday morning fun to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center in East Baltimore. Join us for java courtesy of Red Canoe (for the adults. of course!), pint-sized friendly snacks, crafts, musical fun, and play! This June, we’ll be joined by retro kid’s show host, Danny Joe, and his Tree House puppets as they sing songs and tell stories about nature, technology and feelings. MORE

Art in the Park: For Kids! Faux Stained Glass
Saturday, June 24 | 10 AM | Mt. Vernon Place

In this fun, interactive class for kids age 7-12, the participants will learn about the history of stained glass, as well as about pattern, color, radial balance, and why windows like this were important to the people building the church. Each child will make and take with them their own faux stained glass rose window to hang at home. Join in a brief parade through the area with artwork at the end of the session. FREE! But must register in advance. MORE

Mess Fest at the Maryland Science Center
Saturday, June 24 | 12 PM – 4 PM | Inner Harbor

Be prepared to get ultra-messy! Mess Fest is back at MSC for its fourth annual year. Break out your old clothes and dirty sneakers because this one is sure to be the messiest yet! Get splashed by sky-high jet streams when you set off a fizzy canister. Make an ooey-gooey mess when you finger paint with colorful mud. Race different slimy substances down three stories of MSC! Splat and squish your addition to our Mess Collage. Leave your mark on MSC’s windows. There might even be a few mess-tastic surprises throughout the day. Festivities will take place inside and outside (weather depending), and the event will go on rain or shine. Be prepared for a day of ooey-gooey, gloppy-sloppy, slimy science activities! MORE

Charm City Players presents Peter Pan
Weekends, Saturday, June 24 – Sunday, July 16 | 2 PM | Mercy High School

Broadway’s timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up!  Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is a high-flying Tony award-winning musical that has delighted audiences for 60 years.
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook. Featuring the iconic songs, “I’m Flying,” “I’ve Gotta Crow,” “I Won’t Grow Up” and “Never Never Land,” this rousing tale is full of magic, warmth and adventure. Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us… who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. MORE

Pajama Yoga Night at Child’s Heart Yoga
Saturday, June 24 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | Lauraville

Drop your kids off for a fun night of celebrating the sun and summer! We will practice yoga, read stories, dance and play, have a snack and complete a craft. Pajamas and stuffed friends are always welcome! MORE

By the Boardwalk: An Evening Adventure at Port Discovery
Saturday, June 24 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Port Discovery

Join Port Discovery “By The Boardwalk” for family fun and summer activities on Saturday, June 24th from 6:30 to 9:30PM!  Enjoy summer sounds and dance contests, boardwalk and carnival games, beach ball games, sand art, an entertaining game of “Walk the Plank” and other summer fun programs.  Hula hoop around the Museum, make beach balls fly, and enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, veggies and other summer snacks. Plus, check out their new KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit where you can learn how to juggle, make boomerangs and cards fly, engineer paper airplanes, and have science-based, wacky fun! MORE

Under the Big Top at the B&O Railroad Museum
Monday, June 26 – Friday, June 30 | 10 AM – 3 PM | B&O Railroad Museum

Come one! Come all! To the B&O’s circus celebration, Under the Big Top! Join us for circus fun as you saddle up one of our prancing “ponies.” Walk the “high-wire”! Tame a “lion”! Try your luck playing carnival games or make your own lion and elephant mask. MORE