So many fun things happening for families in Charm City this weekend. Minion fun, BSO concerts, mud slides,, Otakon, Pride, Sound of Music at the Senator… here are our picks for fam-friendly fun!

baltimore family events this weekend

Arguably, some of tbe best people watching in Baltimore happens at the harbor this weekend as Otakon fans arrive. Love anime? Nab a conference pass for $100 — and your young kids can attend FREE! (Under age 8 are free). Happens Friday – Sunday at the Baltimore Convention Center. No day passes are offered. MORE

Waterfront Partnership Summer Social with Kelly Bell Band
Waterfront Partnership’s Summer Social series offers FREE family-friendly entertainment on the Waterfront each month. July’s event features live music from the Rock N’ Roll Chorus and Kelly Bell Band. Attendees will enjoy the Waterfront Kids Zone presented by Playworks Maryland and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. Food and beverage options are also available. Friday at West Shore Park, 5 PM – 8 PM. MORE

Summer Moonlight Movies: ANNIE
Bring your own chair and picnic dinner — but come early for lots of fun! Friday’s moonlight movie at the Shops at Kenilworth is ANNIE! Movie starts at 8:45 PM. MORE

Nature Drop-In at Acorn Hill
Each Saturday, enjoy nature crafts, live animals, water fun, bamboo teepees, or other fun activities in the play area at Robert E. Lee Park. Ages 5 and up with adult. Saturday at 9:30 AM. MORE

The Sound of Music: Family Morning at The Senator
Head to the Senator on this Saturday morning to see the a classic family movies on the Big Screen: The Sound of Music! A great experience for the whole family! Admission is just $5 and doors open at 9:30 AM. MORE

Minions at Yankee Doodle Art
Head to Yankee Doodle Art this weekend — because it’s all about those adorable little yellow guys! Create and design crafts with your favorite yellow creatures and receive a free Minion giveaway (while supplies last). Saturday and Sunday. MORE

Taking Care of Our Earth: Irvine at Mt. Vernon Place
Irvine Nature center will be offering their Taking Care of Our Earth program FREE at Mt. Vernon Place. Appropriate for ages 2 to 10. Saturday at 10:30 AM. MORE

The Remarkable Farkle McBride with BSA and BSO
This BSO Family concert celebrates youth in music with a concert all about young performers, composers and young audiences. With selections from Mozart’sMarriage of Figaro, Lalo’s Symphonie Espagnol performed by fifth grader Brandon Du, Rossini’s William Tell Overture, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Flight of the Bumble Bee and more, the audience will dazzle in the delights of youth at its best and learn about the instrument families along the way. Saturday at 11 AM. Tickets $15 – $20. MORE

Mud Days at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Get down and dirty in some muddy fun! Make mud pies, mud sculptures, mud paintings, and more! Then let the mud monsters slide down a mud slide and run through hoses and sprinklers to become human kids again. $5/kid or $2/member. Saturday and Sunday from 1 PM – 3 PM. MORE

Baltimore Pride Festival
The Pride festival is held in beautiful Druid Hill Park. This year’s Baltimore Pride Festival features many regional and local performers, vendors, the Lady Lisa Memorial Drag Stage, a Family Zone, and plenty of fun for the whole community to enjoy. An estimated 5,000 celebrants come out on Sunday for the fun and festivities. Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM. MORE

FREE FootGolf Open House
McDaniel College has the first golf course in the Baltimore area to offer FootGolf, a new sport combining golf and soccer for all ages. McDaniel is one of only three Maryland colleges with a golf course on campus and the only college with FootGolf. A Free Public Open House to introduce FootGolf is set for Sunday, July 26, from noon – 5 p.m. with prizes, giveaways and FootGolf instruction. Sunday, 12 PM – 5 PM. MORE

Drawbot Invention Lab
Create a machine that can wiggle and draw at aMuse Toys with Future Makers! Use motors, batteries and art materials to construct simple, whimsical machines that draw on paper. All inventions go home. Ages 6 and up. Space is limited. $40/child. Register in advance. MORE