Bike rides, county fairs, Milkshake Concert, Children’s Day and MORE! There are lots of ways to keep the kiddos busy during this BEAUTIFUL weekend. Might even want to {gasp} blow off soccer practice… Here are our top picks for fam friendly fun:

St. Mary’s Mediterranean Festival: Right in Hunt Valley! Events include traditional Middle Eastern, Greek, and Ukranian dancing; as well as carnival games, arts & crafts, and mouth-watering food such as shish kabab, falafel, stuffed grape leaves, and savory sweets! Runs Friday through Sunday. MORE INFORMATION

Milkshake Duo LIVE
The Milkshake Music duo of Lisa Matthews and Mikel Gehl will play a children’s concert to kick off the fall school season on Saturday, September 15, 2012 at the Bolton Hill Swim & Tennis Club’s playing field, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The Milkshake Duo Concert will feature activities including a bake sale and more. Dress as your favorite Milkshake band member! There is ample room for children to run and play and for families to settle on their blankets to enjoy the show. MORE INFORMATION

The Wildlife of Wildflowers
An Irvine Nature Center naturalist will lead your little one through the meadows to find the beetles, butterflies, predators and prey that depend
on the many wildflowers that grow there. It’s like a backyard safari with a butterfly net! Ages 5 & up. Saturday from 10 − 11 a.m. MORE INFORMATION

Children’s Day at Ladew Topiary Gardens
Frogs, Turtles and Snakes! Join Ladew Topiary Gardens on Saturday for one of their most popular events – Children’s Day. Bring the entire family for a fun day of learning about reptiles and amphibians. Enjoy crafts, sing-a-longs, a live animal talk, a magic show, puppet show and hands-on learning stations with live frogs, turtles and snakes! MORE INFORMATION

KidFest Powered by USA Pears at Westfield Annapolis
Two super heroes from the children’s hit television show, LazyTown, are coming to Westfield Annapolis on Saturday, September 15th for a very special event to promote a healthy lifestyle to local kids and families.  The official U.S. approved actors of Sportacus and Stephanie will make an exclusive appearance outside the Crate & Barrel court from 12 Noon to 6 p.m. for KidFest powered by USA Pears.  They will be joined by the character Bean, the national on air host for The Super Sproutlet Show, airing on 24-hour preschool television channel Sprout.  Families and children are invited to attend the event as Westfield Annapolis, USA Pears, Sprout and LazyTown come together to inspire, engage and deliver the experience of a healthy lifestyle. MORE INFORMATION

Baltimore Bike Party
Been looking for a fun, family-friendly bike ride route around Baltimore City? Have we got the ride for you! The first Baltimore Family Bike Party ride begins and ends at Our Playground at Stadium Place THIS Saturday afternoon. Located at the YMCA at the corner of 33rd Street and Ellerslie, Our Playground was built entirely by volunteers and is a great destination for everyone from toddlers to big kids. The ride will take participants along the Guilford Avenue bike boulevard along with a few quiet neighborhood streets in Abell and Ednor Gardens. MORE INFORMATION

The Great Sunday Experiment at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
The Sunday Experiment features activities showcasing Goddard’s world-renowned science and engineering research and technological developments. Families leave inspired by the activities, wowed by the scientists and engineers, and excited about Goddard’s revolutionary research and technology. Ages 5-10. Sunday from 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM. MORE INFORMATION

The Great Frederick Fair
Opens this weekend! Exhibits, rides, entertainment, amusements, educational programming and eateries. Check their website for a list of scheduled events. MORE INFORMATION