PumpkinFest, Pete the Cat, Harriet’s Happiest Halloween, painted rocks and MORE! Fall is in the air around Charm City this weekend. Here are our favorite ideas for getting out and enjoying it!

Don’t forget to buy your family pass for our Halloween Family Festival next Saturday! Mad Science, trick-or-treating, live magic, and MORE. So many not-so-spooky surprises! 

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, October 20-22

Friday Night Flick: Monster House
Friday, October 20 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | THE AVENUE at White Marsh

Join THE AVENUE at White Marsh for one last MONSTER bash before turning their turf into ice. In keeping with the spirit of the season… they’ll be screening MONSTER HOUSE (Rated PG)! Enjoy patio dining or bring a blanket and grab a bite from one of the eateries (bringing chairs is prohibited). Food and drink tents opening at 6pm. SLICE will be on hand with their big slice of cheese for $3.75. Plus, get a kids slice for free with… MORE

Harriet’s Happiest Halloween
Friday, October 20, 7:00 PM | Saturday, October 21, 3:00 PM & 7:00 PM | Sunday, October 22, 12:00 PM & 4:00 PM
Harford Community College – Chesapeake Center

Harford Dance Theatre presents HARRIET’S HAPPIEST HALLOWEEN For over 30 years, Harford Dance Theatre has been thrilling audiences with this spooky, kooky production that follows Harriet on her quest to find the perfect Halloween costume. Slip into your favorite costume and join Harriet for tons of Halloween fun in this energetic show guaranteed to have you dancing in your seat.  MORE

McDaniel College Celebrates 150th Anniversary
Saturday, October 21 | 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM | McDaniel College

McDaniel hosts 150th Birthday Party in addition to festivities during McDaniel’s Green Terror Homecoming football game! McDaniel College’s 150th Birthday Party is Saturday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Celebration continues at 2 p.m. at Kenneth R. Gill Stadium as McDaniel’s Green Terror football team takes on the Mules of Muhlenberg College. Both the Birthday Party and Football Game are Free and Open to the Public. McDaniel College’s 150th Birthday Party includes live music featuring Western Maryland College/McDaniel College alumni, children’s games, and MORE!  MORE

Story Time: Ten Timid Ghosts
Saturday, October 21 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | The Pottery Stop

Read a story and paint a project to go along with the book. Appropriate for ages 2 and up. This is designed as a parent/child activity and will last for about one hour. Up to one adult per attendee, please! Cost is $15+tax pp. Projects will be ready to pick up in one week. Space is very limited so reserve your spot today. MORE

Pride of Baltimore II FREE Deck Tours
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Sunday, October 22, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Constellation Pier

Come aboard Pride of Baltimore II! Explore the deck, speak with the captain and crew, and learn about the history of Baltimore Clippers. Pride II is not accessible to those with disabilities. Please contact Pride staff before the event if you have any mobility restrictions. Dates and times for day sails are subject to change with short notice. MORE

Family Fall Festival
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Sunday, October 22, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Hawks Hollow Farm

Join Hawks Hollow Farm on October 21st and 22nd from 10 AM to 3 PM! The event will have a petting zoo, pumpkin art activities, a bouncy house, and tons of vendors and food. Free entry and parking. MORE

Littles’ Day @ Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Saturday, October 21 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have a little one under the age of five? Join Port Discovery for Littles’ Day and take part in Circle Times, Mother Goose on the Loose, creative art and science projects and other activities designed especially for children five and under! Plus, enjoy three floors of hands-on, interactive exhibits designed especially for kids. Also, don’t miss Nickelodeon’s Dora & Diego – Let’s Explore! exhibit. MORE

Hereford Fall Festival 2017
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Sunday, October 22, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Hereford

Join the Hereford Volunteer Fire Company for the return of the Annual Hereford Fall Fest – enjoy over 150 craft, food, and local organization vendors. PLUS Helicopter, Hay Wagon, and Monster Truck rides! MORE

MD Sunrise Farm Curious George Corn Maze
Saturday, October 21, 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM | Sunday, October 22, 11:00 AM – 6:30 PM | Maryland Sunrise Farm

Get lost in 8+ acres of a former Naval Academy Farm! Take the long version or the short one then stay & play on the farm all day! There’s pedal carts, farm bowling, a corn box, a hay bale jump, a hay maze, a tire/sand area, sling shots, food trucks, kettle corn, giant log house building, a play house, a petting zoo, a cow train, pony rides, live animal shows, a puppet show, princess visits, face painting, rage cage soccer, and MORE! MORE

Fall Family Festival at Redeemer Parish Day School
Saturday, October 21 | 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Redeemer Parish Day School

A fun day for the entire family! There will be Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Cupcake Decorating, Crafts for children 2-7, live Children’s Music, Food, Beverages and amazing vendors! Everyone welcome! MORE

Pete the Cat Character Visit
Saturday, October 21 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Catonsville

Meet Pete the Cat as we share books, stories and songs! Sponsored by the Friends of the Catonsville Library. MORE

Holt Harvest Day
Saturday, October 21 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts
Celebrate the season with fun fall activities for the whole family! Holt Harvest Day will have crafts, games, scavenger hunts, live animals, vendors, scarecrow making*, face painting, and food! All ages are welcome. No pre-registration required. Some activities are free. *Bring your own clothes for scarecrow making ($3) or use theirs for $5. MORE

Pumpkinfest
Saturday, October 21 | 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

PumpkinFest is a fun event for families and communities to celebrate the delights of autumn. Each October, hundreds of families gather at Irvine to enjoy a wholesome day of music, food and fun. Take a hay ride on our wagon Live music Check out a magic show Jugglers Pumpkin painting Face painting Cooking Demonstrations Pumpkin bowling and sack races Delicious food Haybale slides and much more! $15 per child, $5 per adult. All activities are included. Free for children under 2 years. MORE

Rock On! Painted Rocks (Kids)
Saturday, October 21 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Rock On! Painted Rocks Children ages 6 – 13; Painting and hiding rocks as a play it forward game is the hottest new social media movement. Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center and their friends at PRMD for an introduction to the game and create a few rock masterpieces to leave in the park or take with you to enjoy until you find the perfect spot to leave it.  MORE

GirlPowered STEM Festival 2017
Saturday, October 21 | 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Baltimore Robotics Club

Come see and participate in Robotics, Drones, 3D Printing, Augmented Reality and Video Game Design. Robotics  “Ring Master” Challenge, build and drive robots, LEGO play area, drone simulators, flying quadracopters, and MORE! Top area VEX IQ robotics teams will be competing from 3-5pm.  MORE

Spooky Hallow In Jerusalem Mill Village
Saturday, October 21 | 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Historic Jerusalem Mill Village

Fun Fall celebration in the Historic Jerusalem Mill Village includes: *Hay rides *Scarecrow making *Short “Spooky” trail geared to younger children *Face painting *Children’s Activities MORE

Zoo Snooze Family Overnight
Saturday, October 21 @ 6:00 pm – Sunday, October 22 @ 9:30 AM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Join other zoo-loving families for an educational family sleepover inside Penguin Coast. You and your children will explore Zoo exhibits to learn about African penguins, polar bears, African reptiles and mammals and some of our local nocturnal animals. MORE

Nature Fest Quest
Sunday, October 22 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Lake Roland 

You are invited to this family-friendly festival at Lake Roland celebrating the 2017 Nature Quest. Activities will include live animals, canoeing, dam tours, live music, food, and more. The event is $5 per person, or free with a Nature Quest Passport booklet with 5 completed trails. MORE

Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Workshop
Sunday, October 22 |  1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM, and 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Caravanserai on the Avenue

Learn how to make sugar skulls in honor of Day of the Dead at Caravanserai! Hot cider and cookies will be served Arrive in costume and receive a FREE gift! Visit the store to sign up or call us at 410-467-1700 to reserve your spot! Hurry, limited spaces fill up fast! ($20 per participant) MORE

Little Haunts at Camp Hidden Valley
Sunday, October 22 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Camp Hidden Valley

Want a fun, safe, non-scary place to bring your children? Little Haunts Sundays is the perfect place for families. Recommended for kids under 12. Little Haunts Sundays, from 2-5pm, offers a fun and spook-free time, including trick or treating on the trail, games, crafts, pumpkin painting, costume contest, moon bounce, a hay maze, and more. MORE