Gorgeous weather is in store for the weekend. Here’s where you should get out and about with the kids. Best bets for fam-friendly fun!

Baltimore Family Events this Weekend

Day Out with Thomas
Little Engineers won’t believe their eyes–or their ears! Thomas the Tank Engine™ will be able to talk to his fans when he returns to the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore! Take a 25 minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a full day of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! Tickets will be available at the door on a first-come, first-serve basis. Friday – Sunday. MORE INFO

Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long
Families & fans of all ages will want to follow the Yellow Brick Road to The Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long. You won’t want to miss this fun, affordable benefit for Caroline Center. The Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long is the American classic 1939 musical fantasy film starring Judy Garland in beautiful Technicolor on the big screen with sing-a-long lyrics so everyone can join in. For a truly memorable evening, come dressed as your favorite movie character for the costume parade and contest. Friday at the Hippodrome. 7 PM. MORE INFO

Tuskegee Airmen Experience
The RISE ABOVE Traveling Exhibit mobile theater and P-51C Mustang Tuskegee Airmen will be at Carroll County Regional Airport on Saturday. The mission of the CAF Red Tail Squadron is to educate audiences across the country about the history and legacy of the Tuskegee Airmen – America’s first black military pilots and their support personnel – so their strength of character, courage and ability to triumph over adversity may serve as a means to inspire others to RISE ABOVE obstacles in their own lives and achieve their goals. 9 AM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Cromwell Valley Arts Festival
On Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 the Cromwell Valley Park Council and the Towson Arts Collective are hosting the Cromwell Valley Arts Festival. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The Cromwell Valley Arts Festival features fine art, music, and literature. Children can enjoy a variety of fun activities, and adults can enjoy the local wines and craft beers. Vendors will be available selling art-related merchandise as well as food. MORE INFO

3rd annual African American Children’s Book Fair
The Reginald F. Lewis Museum hosts the 3rd annual African American Children’s Book Fair, featuring books, stories and characters that children can relate to. Children and their families will enjoy readings from award-winning authors, illustration workshops, live cultural performances and other fun-filled activities. Additionally, families can explore the Book Village for hard-to-find titles. This showcase of African American children’s literature is the largest of its kind in the Maryland and Washington, D.C. Area. Saturday from 12 PM – 4 PM. MORE INFO

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Peace Concert
The BSO is bringing the joy of music to the streets and community of Baltimore this weekend. After the success of an impromptu peace concert at the Meyerhoff last Wednesday, Conductor Marin Alsop will lead the orchestra in this midday program near Druid Hill Park, featuring members of OrchKids, the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras, and Baltimore School for the Arts. Saturday at noon, Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. FREE. MORE INFO

Enchanted Sleeping Beauty, The Legend of Briar-Rose
The king and queen of Never Nod have a new baby, Princess Briar Rose. The witch Evilina, who lives with a giant spider, sets a terrible curse on the poor young princess. Sixteen years later, it’s up to Prince Alexander to come to Briar-Rose’s rescue and the court’s too… for they are all asleep! The prince must fight a Wall of Thorns, a False Princess and, most frightening of all, the exalted Dark Knight! The zany, lovable characters and the score are as enchanting as Briar-Rose in this family favorite, suitable for all ages. Produced with permission from Pioneer Drama Service. Shows Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM and 3 PM. MORE INFO

Family Fun Concert
Out of nowhere, a Wizard is magically transported onto the stage. Unsure of how he got there, the conductor and orchestra try to find a way to send him back home. When excellent music and magic wands fail, the book of magic is summoned. The Wizard must elude the watch of a very strict Orchestra Librarian to gain access to the book’s contents. Will the Wizard ever get home? Come and see if the Wizard can sneak past the Librarian! Several “budding conductor” children will also be selected to conduct the orchestra. Gordon Center for the Performing Arts. Sunday at 3 PM. MORE INFO


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