Strawberries, flying lessons, faeries, water fun, book fairs, and more. There are tons of reasons to get out of the house this weekend — with kids in tow! Here are our picks for sure-to-please-the-whole fam fun!

baltimore family events this weekend

Harford Dance Theatre Presents Peter Pan
May 13th – 15th | Showtimes Vary

Fly away past the second star to the right with Peter, Wendy, Captain Hook, and all of the characters in Neverland! Featuring original choreography, bright costumes, and engaging video projection, this adaptation of J. M. Barrie’s beloved tale will make you want to never grow up! Showtimes:  Friday, May 13 at 7:30 PM, Saturday, May 14 at 4 & 7:30 PM, and Sunday, May 15 at 1 & 4 PM.  MORE

Popsicle Party Birthday Sale at Wee Chic Boutique
May 9 – 14th | 10 AM – 5 PM

In celebration of their 7th birthday, Wee Chic is hosting full week of deals and surprises with a retro summer theme starting Monday, May 9, and continuing through Saturday, May 15, 2016. The birthday celebration will feature in-store discounts (save up to 50% on your purchase!), fun giveaways and more. Meet #weechicwheels in front of Wee Chic this Saturday  (May 14th) at 11am. The first 50 kids to come say hi get a free “popsicle” cookie! MORE

Horse Discovery at Clark’s Elioak Farm
May 14 , 2016 | 10 AM – 5 PM

Come celebrate everything equine in Maryland with the folks at long-time family favorite, Clark’s Elioak Farm.  Explore the farm and have fun making stick horses too. They’ll provide all the materials, you just bring the creativity. Each child will make a stick horse to take home. MORE

FELP Strawberry Festival 
May 14, 2016 | 10:00 AM – 1 PM

The FELP Strawberry Festival is this Saturday from 10 to 1 at First English Lutheran Preschool and Kindergarten. They will have delicious organic strawberries donated by MOM’s market and Four Seasons Produce! There will also be strawberry shortcake, games, face painting, adopt-a-“pet”, crafts, music, pizza, a bake sale, and the friendliest little people in Baltimore! Activity tickets are $10 or $15 per family. MORE

Baltimore Faerie Faire  
May 14 , 2016 | 11 AM – 7 PM

The Baltimore Faerie Faire is a day long festival where magic flutters on gossamer wings and laughter lights on blades of grass. There will be entertainers, including musicians, strolling storytellers, an embassy from the land of Goblins, dancers, and mermaids. Haven’t earned your wings yet? No worries, you can grab a pair there! MORE

Icky. Creepy. Slimy. At The National Aquarium  
May 14 , 2016 | 9 AM – 11 PM

Explore the world of icky, creepy, slimy, and the coolest animals you will ever see! With the help of an Aquarium expert, you’ll take a closer look at the world of some of the creepiest, crawliest, weirdest, and sometime misunderstood animals that call the National Aquarium home. . See what goes into taking care of these amazing animals by exploring behind-the-scenes and hearing incredible stories that may change your perceptions about these animals. MORE

BSO Music Box Series: Life in the Water   
May 14 , 2016 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Experience a sea of musical delight. Sing about fish, dolphins and whales, and dive into music all about the water. Hosted by Shannan E. Johnson. 30 minutes prior to each concert the lobby fills with a range of musical, creative and fun activities for babies and families. Meet Puddles and the National Wildlife Service for special pre-concert activities! Created for babies ages 6 months through 3 years old. MORE

Star Tales
May 14 , 2016 | 10 AM – 10:45 AM

Find out what you can see in the night sky and why. Head over to Bear Branch Nature Center for a short, kid-friendly planetarium show and watch the stars move overhead while listening to stories behind the constellations. After the story, meet an animal related the tale. MORE

Rain Forest Talk at The National Aquarium
May 14 , 2016 | 9 AM – 6 PM

Did you know that animals recycle? Decomposers like the Madagascar hissing cockroach are nature’s recyclers. Get up close to this rain forest recycler. This talk is free with admission and just one of the fun included with your ticket today. Also be sure to check out; Diver Talk, Educator Talk, Critter Chats and Animal Encounters. MORE

Littles’ Day at Port Discovery
May 14 , 2016 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Join Port Discovery for a day dedicated to kiddos five and under – Littles’ Day! This special event includes hands-on fun for tiny fingers, including; The Magic Carpet, Art a la Cart, Strike Bowling, Kindersinger, Music with Mr. Norman and Exploration Station. MORE

4th Annual African American Children’s Book Fair
May 14 , 2016 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Dive into the world of kids’ literature focused on African Americans and people of other ethnicities. Enjoy author readings, illustration workshops, performances, and craft activities. Purchase hard-to-find titles in the Book Village. Free children’s book for every family, while supplies last. Celebrity readers and special guests include; Ashlee Thomas, Miss Black Maryland USA 2016, Tavon Mason, Former NFL New York Jets wide receiver, and Poe, the Ravens Mascot. MORE

Visionary Vehicles Drop-In Art at the AVAM
May 14 , 2016 | 1 PM – 4 PM

Join the AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! Their education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided. MORE

Spring Family Camp Out at Marshy Point 
May 14 & 15 , 2016 | 6 PM – 9 AM

Enjoy a night under the stars with other night owls. Bring your own picnic dinner and camping gear, the folks at Marshy Point will supply the fun and s’mores. Arrive at start time to set up your camp spot. Bring all food and drinks needed for the evening. MORE

Hunt Valley Spring Festival + Fun Run
May 15, 2016 | 8 AM – 3 PM

FREE Hunt Valley Spring Festival hosted by Al Packer’s White Marsh Ford and Steve Smith Sr featuring hundreds of local vendors, food, music, beer garden, kids zone, Q&A with the Ravens players, and much more! The race kicks off at 8 AM and ends at the festival! MORE

Art of Science at The Maryland Science Center 
May 15 , 2016 | 12 PM – 4 PM

Join the Maryland Science Center and selected artists from the community for a celebration of art and science. View artwork and participate in related activities that blend art, science, math, and technology. Make decisions about materials and design and use self-expression to create your own projects. Plus, engage with artists to hear about their perspectives. MORE

Edible Plants & Earth Oven Pizza
May 15 , 2016 | 2 PM – 4 PM

How fun does it sound to forage with the family and find food among the trees? Totally (cool)! Did you know that many edibles grow around Marshy Point Park? So their naturalist tells us. Join one of those naturalist on a quest to find them and turn them into a pizza. A pizza you helped build and can cook in their earth oven. MORE

Super Sunday at Port Discovery 
May 15 , 2016 | 12 :30 PM – 5 PM

Port Discovery is kicking up their (cool) factor with a stellar Super Sunday event. Join them for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy! Percussion Garden: 12:30pm – 3pm & 4pm – 5pm Don’t miss this hands-on activity of discovery where participants are encouraged to play on (or with) a wide variety of percussion instruments. MORE

Meet a Critter at Otter Point 
May 15 , 2016 | 3 PM – 3:30 PM

This free drop-in program at Otter Point Creek is a great way for the kids to make a connection to nature when they check out one of the center’s LIVE critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. MORE