Fall festivals, rockness monsters, zooming zombies, racing pigs, and more! Here are our favorite Baltimore family events this weekend!

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events this Weekend, October 13-15

St. James Academy Children’s Dinner Theatre: Zoo In My Room
Friday, October 13 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | St. James Academy

Looking for a family night out that’s affordable, delicious, and entertaining? St. James Academy’s Children’s Dinner Theatre series aims to provide quality local entertainment for children and parents. Join St. James academys on Friday, October 13 for “Zoo In My Room: Puppets and Music”. A casual dinner is served at 5:30 P.M. followed by the evening’s performance at 6:15 PM. Dinner is $6 per person and the show is $6 per person. $48 max cost per family. MORE

STEP Screening and Performance
Friday, October 13 | 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM | UA House at Fayette | Register in Advance

STEP. You’ve heard of it, right? The true-life, Baltimore-based documentary that was honored at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, STEP, is coming to Baltimore for special screening and one-of-a-kind performance! The Baltimore community is invited to a FREE special screening. Following the performance, the audience will be treated to a special performance by the Lethal Ladies of the Baltimore Leadership School For Young Women. And, because we know you’re wondering, YES! You should definitely take your kids. MORE

The Lego Ninjago Movie
Friday, October 13, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Saturday, October 14, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM | The Bengie’s Drive-In

The Bengies Drive-In Theatre features the BIGGEST movie theatre screen in the USA* (measuring 52 feet high and 120 feet wide. 6,240sqft) with a PERFECT picture! General Admission varies from $5 to $10 per person and children under 4 are Free! Cash ONLY at the Box Office! MORE

Zombies ZOOOM $5 5K
Saturday, October 14 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Gwynns Falls Trail

Grab your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to enjoy one of our 9 city-wide 5k events taking place in Baltimore Parks April – December. Runners and walkers alike will enjoy the fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming. October’s race is a Zombies ZOOOOM and races through the Gwynns Falls Trail. MORE

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Michael & the Rockness Monsters
Saturday, October 14 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | WTMD

From Preschool of Rock founder Michael Napolitano comes Michael & The Rockness Monsters, an interactive, super galactic funk inspired, rock-n-roll experience for families. The music is both silly and serious — filled with catchy melodies and thick instrumentation. Catch him for a fam-friendly concert at WTMD this weekend (lots of kid fun before and after the show!). MORE

CLASS: Kids Improv Workshop!
Saturday, October 14 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | The BIG Theater

Do your kids love to make believe? Are they creative? Do you think they might be funnier than you? Then have them join The Baltimore Improv Group for a fun class of improvisational theater! Students will learn the basics of improv, participating in exercises and games for better listening, agreement, and response. From there, kids will take to the stage to practice scene work and create fun characters.  MORE

Little Explorer’s Day: Hispanic Heritage Celebration
Saturday, October 14 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery Children’s Museum for a special day of interactive programs celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month! MORE

Baltimore BrainFest
Saturday, October 14 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Liberty Elementary School

​The Baltimore BrainFest is a yearly event for people of all ages to learn more about that mysterious, squishy, pink organ housed in your cranium and to get excited about science through activities, games, exhibitions and more! Come unravel the mysteries of your brain October 14! And in the meantime, check out our video, photo gallery, visit Neuroscience for Kids for fun brain games and activities, or check out Project Bridge for more fun science events. MORE

Festival on the Hill 2017
Saturday, October 14 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Bolton Hill

2017 Festival on the Hill is Bolton Hill’s 64th Annual event filled with great food, drinks, crafts, vendors and a fabulous kids area. MORE

Towson’s Rocktoberfest
Saturday, October 14 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Downtown Towson

Featuring local bands, food trucks, beer gardens, fall produce, art, crafted items, games, moon bounces and more – this event will be fun for the whole family! Wear your best Lederhosen or German attire! The event will take place in downtown Towson, Maryland surrounding the old courthouse on the following roads: Washington Avenue, Bosley Avenue, Upper Pennsylvania Avenue, and Upper Baltimore Avenue. Towson Rocktoberfest is hosted by the Towson Elks Club #469 and the Towson Chamber of Commerce to raise… MORE

Fall Harvest Festival at Cromwell Valley Park
Saturday, October 14 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Cromwell Valley Park

Cromwell Valley Park’s annual Fall Harvest Festival, is a gathering of artisans and things for children and families to do and enjoy. This festival is held on Saturday the 14th, with the 15th as a rain date. There will be animals and demonstrations related to the harvest, games, crafts, music, pony and hay rides, etc. MORE

Fall Fiesta
Saturday, October 14 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Prigel Family Creamery

Come enjoy a fun fall day at the Creamery! Hayrides, face painting, pumpkin decorating, live music, Weber’s apple cider, hot chocolates, pumpkin and apple strudel flavored ice cream!! Tickets will be sold at the door for $5.00 per child – this includes a hayride and a pumpkin to decorate! Nothing is better than a fall day at the Creamery! MORE

Pigtown Festival
Saturday, October 14 | 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Pigtown Main Street

The Annual Pigtown Festival returns to Washington Boulevard with Squeakness, the popular live pig races. Enjoy live music by Empresarios, The Players, and Footwerk, food trucks, craft beer, arts & crafts vendors, and the Kids Zone! The free street festival is held in Historic Pigtown in Southwest Baltimore on the 700-900 blocks of Washington Boulevard off Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and attracts nearly 5,000 people every year. MORE

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The Family Tree’s FamFest
Saturday, October 14 | 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM | The Weinberg Y at Waverly

FamFest is designed to bring more joy into your home and our community. How? By helping you eat, play and read more as a family – scientifically proven ways to foster healthy and successful children! At The Family Tree’s FamFest, your family will find a utopia of active play, kid-friendly meal prep, reading adventures, freebies, and more. Best of all — it’s FREE! MORE

The Waterfront Partnership’s Great Baltimore Oyster Festival
Saturday, October 14 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | West Shore Park

The Waterfront Partnership’s Healthy Harbor Initiative presents the third annual Great Baltimore Oyster Festival! Guests can indulge in Greater Baltimore’s impressive selection of oysters (raw, fried & grilled) and other seafood dishes from local restaurants, along with fare from local food trucks, while learning about oysters, their vital role to keeping our waters clean, how they grow and where they come from. The event includes live music, family-friendly activities and interactive Chesapeake Bay-themed displays. MORE

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10th Annual Harbor Harvest
Sunday, October 15 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Rash Field

Join Waterfront Partnership for their 10th Annual Harbor Harvest on Sunday, October 15th from 10am to 2pm! Rash Field comes alive with an urban pumpkin patch, pony rides, a hay maze, petting zoo, trackless train, fall crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and more! The festival is free to attend but pony rides, the trackless train, and Kid’s Pass including pumpkin patch, are additional fees. NEW this year is the kid’s costume parade and contest! MORE

BLOWN GLASS PUMPKIN MINI-WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 15 | Hour Sessions from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Corradetti Glassblowing Studio & Gallery

Get into the Autumn spirit! Have fun while you learn something new – the art of glassblowing. You will help transform molten glass into an adorable 4″ Fall pumpkin with glassblowers. Choose from a variety of colors. Ages 6-Adult. MORE

Mix Your Own Putty Event
Sunday, October 15 | 1:00 PM – 1:35 PM | aMuse Toys Quarry Lake

What could be more fun than playing with Crazy Aaron’s thinking putty? MAKING IT, that’s what! Kids ages 4 to 99 are invited to discover some basic science with color mixing & putty making. Need a break to run some errands? Drop the kids off at #theLab at aMuse Toys. Participants will be mixing their very own colors of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty and will take home 2 small tins they made themselves. Register in advance. MORE

Puppets in the Garden
Sunday, October 15, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Sunday, October 15, 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Black Cherry Puppet Theatre

Puppet making will be held outside in The Black Cherry Puppet Theater garden starting after the first show is over at 1:30pm and will go on until 3:30 when the second show begins! Stop in anytime between then to make a puppet to take home, with the help of our volunteers. Feel free to hang out or bring a picnic lunch! MORE