Whew. We made it. It’s Friday. And after a week of rain, all we really want to do is get OUT of the house this weekend! Luckily, it looks like Mother Nature is going to cooperate. You can see all of the kid-friendly Baltimore events on our calendar.

Here are our top 5 Baltimore family events this weekend:

Yes, That IS a Giant Pink Dog. The 16th Annual AVAM Kinetic Sculpture race is Saturday, beginning at 10 AM. What is it? A race of wacky, imaginative, TOTALLY HUMAN-POWERED WORKS OF ART, DESIGNED TO TRAVEL ON LAND, THROUGH MUD, AND OVER DEEP HARBOR WATERS, constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard (do you know this person?)!Best place to catch the action? Head to Pierce’s Park from 1:30 PM – 6:00 PM for Waterfront Fiesta. FREE music, GREAT food + beverage options and prime race watching! MORE INFORMATION

Wear Your Fancy Hat.  From fantastic hat contests, to live music, food, and of course flowers, the annual Flowermart has it all! Celebrate the arrival of spring in downtown Baltimore with some shopping, dancing, and beautiful flowers! This Friday and Saturday. Yes, your Fancy-Nancy will love it. MORE INFORMATION

Budget-Friendly Sunday Excursion: Sculpt yourself (and your kids) in the BMA sculpture garden. This Sunday’s Free Family BMA workshop is taking place al fresco (weather permitting). Did we mention it’s free? From 2 PM – 5 PM. MORE INFORMATION

All the World’s a Stage. Head to the Walters to make character masks this Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Won’t Leave the Burbs But Crave Live Music + Funnel Cake. Take the whole fam to the 46th Annual Towson Town Spring Festival. Saturday and Sunday in downtown Towson. This year, the kids’ area includes face painting, games and carnival rides. Yes, you will probably end up carrying around a plastic bottle of ‘artfully’ layered colored sand designed by your five-year-old. MORE INFORMATION

… and if you need a mini-break…

Under the Radar Date Night. The Baltimore Trad Irish Festival hits the stage at the Creative Alliance on Saturday at 8 PM. A rarely equaled array of sixteen internationally known talents, including Liz Knowles, one of the original Riverdance fiddlers; Uilleann piper Kieran O’Hare; fiddlers Patrick Ourceau and Rose Conway Flanagan; and singers Pat Broaders, Eamon O’Leary and Pat Egan. Sounds like a good excuse for a Guinness, eh? MORE INFORMATION


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