Love is in the air in Charm City! Here are our picks for fam-friendly fun this weekend … great ways to warm up and escape the arctic blast! Well, except maybe if you nab your last chance to ice skate at McKeldin Park. In that case, might we suggest warming up with a cup of hot cocoa from The Best of Luck?

baltimore family events this weekend

Valentine’s Themed Family Happy Hour at MaGerk’s Pub + Grill
Join MaGerk’s Pub + Grill on February 13th for a Valentine’s Day Family Happy Hour! They start at 5:30 PM and end at 8:00 PM. They’ll have Valentines-themed crafts & a balloon artist for the kiddos, as well as the $5 buffet while parents enjoy $3 beer, $4 glasses of wine, and $5 cheesesteaks! MORE INFO

Yoga Storytelling at Everyman Theatre
Ready, Set, Let’s flow into some stories! Story Warriors learn to combine yoga poses, breath, and relaxation with the art of storytelling as they recount and rework beloved childrens’ tales while learning to embody and release the emotions of their characters! Each session will leave participants with new ways of getting into a story and working as characters as well as their own emotions. Parents and family members are welcome to stay for the class, as long as they are ready to play! $16/in advance or $20/walk-in. Saturday, 10 AM – 11:30 AM. MORE INFO

LEGO® Castle Adventure Opens at Port Discovery
Builders of all ages are invited to explore, build and play in their newest traveling exhibition – LEGO® Castle Adventure! In this exhibit kids and their families are transported to a LEGO® kingdom where they too can become master castle builders, using one of the greatest building materials of all time – LEGO bricks. Visitors will be immersed in castle-life through experiences and activities including: Builders of all ages and skill levels can construct castles, learn about real-world castles and MORE! FREE with paid admission. MORE INFO

Valentine’s Enrichment Day at the Zoo
Love is in the air…Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive special Valentine’s Day treats decorated in pinks, reds, and hearts. Zookeepers will be around to explain the importance of enrichment activities. Saturday from 10 AM – 4 PM. Free with paid admission. MORE INFO

Milkshake’s Valentine Spectacular
Join the entire Milkshake band as they celebrate one of their favorite holidays with a Valentine’s Spectacular Concert. Along with Milkshake in concert, there’ll be chocolate kisses from Moo, a chance to buy great books for kids from Usborne Books, face painting, crafts from Macaroni Kid, illustrator David Zobel ( and other fun activities before the show. As an extra incentive to attend, a portion of the proceeds from books and ticket sales will go to Arts On Stage. Saturday from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM at Grace Fellowship Church in Cockeysville. Tickets are $12/individual, $45/family of four. MORE INFO

KERPLUNK! Free Family Art Drop-In at The Creative Alliance
Open to families and kids of all ages! Tour the galleries at The Creative Alliance and design unique art projects linked to the exhibitions. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for the entire afternoon exploring art materials and let your creativity soar. Youth must be accompanied by an adult. No registration required! All ages! Saturday from 12 PM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

The Griot’s Eye Youth Film and Culture Festival
Area youth present their works in film, theater, music, dance, and poetry in celebration of their cultural heritage and creativity. This annual festival showcases the various arts and educational programs that are positively engaging the youth in the community’s revitalization. The Griot’s Eye is an arts-based youth leadership and community-development program that equips urban youth with technical and cultural skills to produce compelling social media programs that address relevant issues in their lives. Special admission $5. RSVP ONLINE. Saturday from 12 PM 5 PM. MORE INFO

Urban Pirates Storytime
Ahoy Mates! This special story time takes young buccaneers on a swashbuckling adventure. Pirates will sail into your library with songs, games, stories and of course TREASURE. Discover your young one’s pirate by taking part in this interactive activity. At the Baltimore County Library Hereford Branch. Saturday from 2 PM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Maple Magic at Irvine Nature Center
There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s naturalists in a quest to make delicious maple syrup. Learn to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap and convert the sticky fluid into syrup using Irvine’s evaporator. You’ll even get a taste of this liquid gold as a reward for all the hard work! All ages (with adult). Pre-registration strongly suggested. Per family of 4: $10 members, $20 non-members. Sunday from 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM. MORE INFO

Drop In Art at The Walters: Love
The Walters is celebrating love this month, so grab a loved one’s hand and join them to explore a theme that artists have used as inspiration throughout history! Build a monument for someone you love, write love-filled letters, and create a special box to keep items you love safe. Join museum educators as they help families create artful projects related to the collection, special exhibitions, and family programs. This weekend, create Lovely Letters! Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM – 3 PM. MORE INFO

Last Weekend for Ice Skating!
Last chance to skate al fresco in McKeldin Square! The Inner Harbor Ice Rink closes for the season on Monday. Skate Friday (12 p.m. – 10 p.m.),
Saturday (10 a.m. – 10 p.m.), Sunday (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.), or Monday from 10 AM – 10 PM. Admission is $9 for adults or $7 for children/seniors/military. Skate rental is $3. MORE INFO


Image courtesy of Milkshake Band