The 10 best days of summer arrive this week… it’s time for the Maryland State Fair! Thespians, aspiring fashion designers, princess lovers and pint-sized detectives also have fun options this weekend. Personally, we can’t wait to see what happens with P.Nosa at AVAM! Here are our picks for kid-approved fun this weekend in and around Charm City.

baltimore family events this weekend

Maryland State Fair
The 10 best days of summer are HERE! No other event provides so much food, fun & family entertainment for so little! Tame and thrilling rides and games, traditional fair, local farm fresh food, thousands of livestock, horse, farm & garden & home arts exhibits, live thoroughbred horse racing– and an R5 concert. Starts on August 28th (ride preview night TONIGHT) and runs through September 7th. MORE

Family Fun Day at the Baltimore Museum of Industry Farmers’ Market
Celebrate Summertime at the BMI Farmers’ Market, with family-friendly activities, giveaways, and more! Special kids’ crafts available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. MORE

Hummingbird Heaven
Hummingbirds are beginning their migration south for the winter. Learn about their annual journey at Irvine Nature Center and make a hummingbird feeder to fuel their trip! Ages 5 & up. Saturday, 10 AM – 11:30 AM.  $5 Members, $15 non-members. MORE

Sew-an-Idea with P.Nosa at AVAM
Legendary perfectionist and sewing artist, P.Nosa will draw your imagination! You give him a scenario in five words (or less) and he will sew it for you on the spot. His sewing machine is either solar or bike powered (depending on weather and bike-riders, of course). Help ride the bike, power the sewing machine and create the energy for your very own sewn drawing! Donations appreciated! Saturday, 10 AM – 3 PM. MORE

Daring Fashion Designs at The Walters Art Museum
Join The Walters Art Museum in the studio to design your own fabric, create a hat, and construct the latest trends in jewelry.  No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! 10 AM – 3 PM, Saturday and Sunday. MORE

Miner’s Lost Treasure Hunt
Find the Miners lost treasure on this exciting scavenger hunt around the park while learning about iron mining that once occurred at the Oregon Ridge Park. Then, get a special tour of the Peter Goff Museum, the replica tenant house. Ages 5+. Saturday and Sunday, 1 PM – 3 PM. MORE

Mommy and Me Storybook Drama
Dramatic play is key in early learning. Each Saturday we will explore a different story book with you and your child. Class will start with reading the story together. Little ones will engage the story through dramatic play activities that involve movement, music and dance (with fun costumes and props, of course!). Take one class or join us for all three! Saturday, 10 AM at Everyman Theatre. MORE

Meet Your Favorite Princess
Spend a day of fun with your favorite princesses!  The celebration includes outdoor games, arts and crafts, mini makeover, face painting, silent auction and snacks. It’s a sensory-friendly event — children of all abilities are encouraged to attend. Whether it is a princess, superhero, or sports player there is always something that brings magic to our lives. We encourage everyone to dress in a favorite “magical” outfit! Cost: $7 in advance and $10 day of event Email to purchase ahead of time. Sunday, 11:30 AM. MORE

GRAND OPENING: Diven’s Den at the Laurel Museum
Explore. Create. Play. That’s the mantra of the newly redesigned Diven’s Den at the Laurel Museum. The new exhibit encourages visitors to explore Laurel’s mill history, while incorporating STEM principles. It opens to the public August 30th! FREE! Refreshments provided. Sunday, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM. MORE

Apple Festival at Larriland Farms
Gear up for Rosh Hashanah with an afternoon of hayrides, stories, songs, and apple picking with a Jewish twist. This program and activities are free, but this is a charge per pound for the apples. Everyone welcome. The price for apples is determined by Larriland Farms. Sponsored by Beth Shalom Congregation. For more information visit or call 410-531-5115. Beth Shalom is a joy filled, value lived Conservative congregation in Howard County MD. Interfaith Families welcome. Sunday, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. MORE