It’s going to be a BEAUTIFUL weekend (if is right), so plan to get out of the house! Need inspiration? We’ve got a few of them. Here are our top picks for family fun in and around Charm City:

The Gathering: Food Truck Rally in Hampden
The most unique food experience in one place! Food, beer, wine and live music. Join your fav area food trucks for a fun night in Hampden on Friday, 5 PM – 10PM. Proceeds benefit Art with a Heart. After your satiated, head up the Avenue for First Friday in Hampden!

Harborplace Summer LIVE
Friday and Saturday nights this summer at Harborplace & The Gallery are filled with music, great shopping, food, and of course, tons of fun! Make sure to grab a front row seat at the Harborplace Amphitheater to enjoy this year’s FREE summer concert series. The concert series features bands ranging from Motown, funk, jazz and oldies, to blues, R&B, country and everything in between. All shows are family-friendly. Friday features Chopteeth Afro Funk and Saturday features Frederick Rock School Rock/Pop.

2nd Annual Pirates and Princess Party
Join Geppi’s Entertainment Museum along with Urban Pirates in celebrating our 2nd annual Pirate and Princess Party. Come dressed as your favorite pirate or princess and have your picture taken with our princess or the pirate from Urban Pirates. The party starts at 11am on Saturday with activities, face painting* and games. The party concludes with a fabulous tea party style luncheon. All guests will receive a swag bag to take home with them along with a commemorative photo.

Dream Big READ: Summer Reading Programs Kick Off at Pratt Library Locations
Join the fun! The Pratt Library has summer reading programs for all ages, from June 2 through August 4, 2012. The Children’s Program this year is DREAM BIG READ. Go to your local library and ask to sign up for the reading program. Write down the titles of the books you read (or someone reads to you) on the “Dream Big, READ” reading log, or color in one star on the time tracker for every 15 minutes you read. All of the libraries are having Summer Kick-Off Celebrations THIS weekend and early next week!

Charles Village Festival
Start the summer right with continuous live entertainment on two stages, the variety of crafters, beer/wine and food vendors this Saturday and Sunday. For the kids, enjoy the kids games and face painting. We even have a local neighborhood garden walk for those of you who would like to stroll about, taking in the scents and sights of the neighborhood. Admission to the two day event at Wyman Park Dell is free.

Harbor East FasionEASTa
The season’s top fashions and Baltimore’s best dining take center stage together during “Harbor FashionEasta,” a fresh new celebration …of the arrival of summer, on Saturday, June 2, 2012. The event begins with live music from 2 to 4 p.m., and continues until 7 p.m. Highlighting the day at 4:30 p.m. is the neighborhood’s first-ever fashion show, a perfect way to discover the hottest summer apparel and “must have” accessories. Throughout the day, shoppers can enjoy trunk shows, a book signing, special merchandise offers, and other surprises at Harbor East retailers, then savor fashion-themed cocktails and light fare from award-winning restaurants street-side on Aliceanna. And, when shopping for looks for the season, you can get the body too during a complimentary workout at MAC Wellness from 2 to 4 pm. There’s something inspiring for “fashionistas”, “foodies”, and just about everyone at Harbor East this June!

Sideshow’s Super-Duper Flea Market & Sidewalk Sale!
The bargains are hitting the streets once again for SIDESHOW’s Super-Duper Flea Market & Sidewalk Sale! This year the sidewalks around AVAM will be packed once again with vendors selling original art, books, toys, antiques, vintage clothing, collectibles…and more! It will be a ton of fun, so bring the whole family for an amazing time and endless bargains. Admission to the Flea Market is FREE! And don’t forget to stop in the museum and take a round-trip through our current exhibition, ALL THINGS ROUND: Galaxies, Eyeballs & Karma (regular museum admission applies).

Federal Hill FREE Jazz & Blues, Wine & Art Festival
Great live music on two stages, including Honey Island Swamp Band and Walter “Wolfman” Washington from New Orleans, arts&crafts, food&drink, Wine Garden, Artist Alley, expanded Kids’ Kross Street… Something for everyone! Sunday from 11AM – 7 PM.

Image Credit: Charles Village Festival