Baltimore family events this weekend are bursting with color, creativity, community and even rainbow sprinkles – yay!

Weekend sweetness gets an extra scoop of totally RAD as the 80s come back at Power Plant Live! Flash forward a decade and get your 90s on celebrating The Charmery’s 3rd anniversary – scrubs at this event? As if! Kick back and enjoys some tunes at the Science Center’s Patio Party, make art and wonderfully messy memories at Clayworks, and let the rainbow flag fly at Pride Fest. 

Best of all? Thursday kicks off the weekend awesome with our (cool) Downtown Family Date Night at Ripley’s! This event is filled up, but you know us… we love to play. Check out our events page and be sure you snag a spot at our next shindig.

baltimore family events this weekend

Pokémon Mornings @ The Maryland Zoo
July 22 | 10 AM – 11 AM

There are new species at the Zoo. They didn’t expect them and don’t know much about them yet, but now that they are there and the staff have noticed many Zoo guests searching for them in exhibits around the Zoo. You guessed it, there are Pokémon everywhere – it’s just another fun reason to visit the Zoo!

There’s no other place to find more creatures, real and virtual then at The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Lures will be activated in the Pokémon Go app at several different locations in the Zoo – go catch ’em all! MORE

Half Priced Friday @ The Aquarium
July 22 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Friday is your night! Get access to our award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. An evolution of our Fridays After Five program, Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend any (or every) Friday evening after 5 pm with our 20,000-plus animal residents. Tickets are available online or Friday evenings on-site. MORE

Patio Party @ The Science Center
July 22 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Join the Maryland Science Center this summer for Patio Parties. Bring the family, neighbors, and your friends for adult beverages, family-friendly live bands, activities for the kids, and light fare outside on the Science Center’s waterfront patio. MORE

Sensational Saturday @ Port Discovery
July 23 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Head to Port Discovery for a day filled with fun activities that you and your family will love! Check out; The Magic Carpet, Art a la Cart, Circle Time, Exploration Station and MORE

Bookworms Club @ Greenberries Treehouse
July 23 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM

Bookworms Club end of month Extravaganza – a book celebration in Greenberries Treehouse! This Extravaganza will include themed crafts, snacks, song and discussion all part of their monthly Bookworms Book of the Month Club series. This month it’s Mauriec Sendak’s classic, Where The Wild Things Are. MORE

Maker Mornings @ Baltimore Clayworks
July 23 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Baltimore Clayworks Maker Mornings drop-in sessions let you push, pinch, roll, squish and play with clay all while exploring the limitless possibilities of air-dry clay with a new theme each week. This week’s theme is; Under The Sea! MORE

Elephant & Piggie’s “We Are In A Play!”
July 23 | 11 AM – 12 PM

Get ready for a musical experience ripped from the pages of Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books that will leave audiences doing the “Flippy Floppy Floory” dance all night long! In ELEPHANT & PIGGIE’S “WE ARE IN A PLAY!”, Gerald and Piggie take to the stage in a rollicking adventure perfect for young audiences. MORE

Drop-In Art @ The Walters
July 23 | 11 AM – 4 PM

This week at The Walter’s it’s Paint The Rhythm. Join the museum for Drop-In family art in their studios to create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions.  No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! MORE

The Great Bug Hunt with Dr. VonBeetle
July 23 | 11 AM – 2 PM

Come help “Dr. VonBeetle” catch creepy crawlies for our classes and possibly some temporary displays! All insects will be identified and either released or moved into their temporary homes at the Nature Center. MORE

Maryland German Festival
July 23 & 24 | Times Vary

A celebration of Maryland’s German heritage. Dance to music provided by German bands including the Grammy-nominated Alex Meixner. Enjoy a brat. Lift your bier mug and join in the singing of “Ein Prosit” as you toast to der Gemütlichkeit! The festival’s Sunday hours are 11:30 am to 6 pm. Children under 12 get in free with paid adult admission. MORE

The Charmery’s 3rd Anniversary
July 23 | 12 PM – 11 PM

The Charmery is celebrating it’s 3rd Anniversary on Saturday, July 23rd from noon until 11pm, and it is going to be completely…absolutely…without a doubt…DOPE! This year’s theme is 90’s R&B and hip-hop complete with a performance by the Team Squad Up Baltimore Dance Crew and a 90’s invasion at the dipping cabinet. There are at least eight brand new flavors based off the lyrics of our favorite 90’s R&B songs. We’ve based the flavors on song lyrics and there is a contest for who can identify the most songs. As we believe in fair play, this means we can’t tell you the flavors just yet, but some of the new flavors include a Sourdough & Jam, Fresh Mint and Honeydew, and one based off of a Philly Cheesesteak. MORE

Baltimore Streetcar Museum’s 14th Annual Crab Feast
July 23 | 5 PM – 9 PM

Join the Baltimore Streetcar Museum for their 14th Annual Crab Feast and Silent Auction – all you can eat steamed crabs, professional catering, silent auction with lots of goodies to help raise money for many projects going on at the museum now. MORE

Baltimore Farmers Market & Bazaar
July 24 | 7 AM – 12 PM

While strolling through Maryland’s largest producers-only market (producers-only meaning all vendors make what they sell), shoppers can revel at the sight of a vast quantity of foods, including crisp seasonal fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, beef, pork, lamb, bison, goat, rabbit, fresh baked goods, flavorful herbs and organically raised and produced milk, yogurt, butter, eggs and cheese products. Additionally, dozens of food vendors add spice to the market with multicultural cuisine such as popular pit beef sandwiches, omelets and breakfast burritos, crepes, wood fired pizzas, pies and quiches, soups, noodles and dumplings. MORE

Baby Beats with Max & Root
July 24 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Music and movement concert series for children ages 0-6. Jamaal “Black Root” Collier and Max Bent explore steady beat, phonics, rhythm, rhyming counting and musical awareness through the vocal art form Human Beatboxing. Children are welcome to move freely throughout the space and interact with the Max and Root. Make a day out of it with brunch at Silver Queen Cafe – 15% off for families attending the Baby Beats show. MORE

ShareBaby Gear & Diaper Collection (Hampden) 
July 24 | 10 AM – 1 PM

Baltimore friends! Bring your new and gently used diapers and gear to the ShareBaby collection collection day at Beech Ave and 34th Street in Hampden. They’ll be easy to find by their ShareBaby sign. All donations go to children in need in Baltimore! MORE

Baltimore Pride Festival 
July 24 | 10 AM – 6 PM

As part of Charm City’s week-long celebration of Pride Week (July 17-24th), 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. Be sure to check out Pride Week’s website for a list of all the week’s festivities. MORE

Ice Cream & 80s @ Power Plant LIVE
July 24 | 1 PM – 5 PM

Sundays in the city just got more fun! Head to POWER PLANT LIVE! for their Ice Cream and 80s party on Sunday afternoon. lLive music from Starcrush, ice cream by Taharka Brothers and a MEGA toppings bar byThe Best of Luck, face painting, The Little Mermaid on the big screen, hula hoops, and bubbles! Best deal in town? Purchase a kids meal and themed accessory package in advance for $12. The July kid’s pack includes meal at one of the featured establishments, an ice cream bowl and scoop, slap bracelet, inflatable microphone, and 80’s sunglasses. Want to score $2 off the kid’s package? Just use code COOLPROGENY during checkout!