Are you ready for the weekend? We are! Lucky for us (and you, too) there is tons of fun to be had at Baltimore family events this weekend.

Flavor your fun at one of this weekend’s tasty events featuring everything from crabs to cannoli and even vegan soul food. Hit the water in a canoe or grab a spot on the grass at one of several outdoor concerts this weekend. You can even meet Orioles players and get autographs while supporting a great local cause.

Speaking of great local causes… have you grabbed your tickets to this year’s Superhero Social, yet? This is our fourth superhero social and our second year partnering with Green Spring Station for an evening of family fun that benefits the Little Lion Challenge, a charity that supports families of children with complex medial issues – founded by Heather and Patrick Walsh after their son, the Little Lion Man.

Enjoy arts, crafts, snacks, live music, face painting, superhero fun, and more. Bring a picnic blanket or chairs and stay after the social for a FREE community outdoor screening of Disney’s The Jungle Book (released 2016)! The first 100 kids (12 and under) to arrive at the event will receive a special Little Lion Challenge superhero cape. Get your tickets (here) today!

baltimore family events this weekend

Beach Party Bash @ The B & O Railroad Museum
August 19 | 10 AM – 2 PM

Celebrate the end of summer at the B&O for a Beach Party Bash! Discover your end of summer adventure with fun, hands-on activities to that keep kids engaged and active. Train rides and appearances wit Elsa, Anna, & Olaf too! Activities include: Story Time begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. T-shirt Making (bring a plain t-shirt for decorating). MORE

Summer Social @ West Shore Park
August 19 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening at West Shore Park, featuring live music by The New Romance, food by Pizza di Joey, Dunkin Donuts, and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. Dooby’s will be back serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. Also available will be Not Your Fathers Floats and ice cream courtesy of The Charmery.  This is your last chance to enjoy their Summer Social for the season, so don’t miss it! MORE

Fridays After 5 & Stargazing @ The Maryland Science Center
August 19 | 5 PM – 8 PM

Did you know that admission to the Science Center is only $10 on Fridays after 5 PM? Sure is. You’ll have access to all the permanent exhibit halls, planetarium and IMAX Theater. The Kids Room, The Shed, and SciLab will be open from until 6pm during Fridays After 5. Make it a double feature with stargazing at the Observatory! See the Moon, planets, and stars through their historic and now computer controlled Alvan Clark & Sons 8″ refracting telescope.

The Observatory is open to the public every Friday from 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm, weather permitting. Friday admission to the Observatory is free. It doesn’t include museum access but if you combine it with Fridays After 5 you’ll double the fun! MORE

Summer Sounds at The Square @ Belvedere Square
August 19 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Join the folks at Belvedere Square every Friday evening as Belvedere Square brings back Summer Sounds at the Square for its thirteenth season. Celebrate with us at the Square for the place to be on Friday nights in Baltimore, featuring live music from the region’s top and newest bands and the restaurants and market merchants of Belvedere Square. MORE

2017 Orioles Pet Calendar Debut @ BARCS Animal Rescue
August 20 | 11 AM – 1 PM

They’re here! The 2017 Orioles Pet Calendar will go on sale on Saturday, August 20 at the Orioles Autograph Extravaganza at BARCS. The 16-month calendar will be available for $15. Orioles players  will appear at BARCS for an autograph signing. Bring the whole family out to meet the players and support BARCS Animal Rescue. MORE

Charity Barre Class @ REV Cycle Center
August 20 | 9 AM – 10 AM

Join REV Barre instructor Annie for a 60-minute charity barre class supporting REV’s REVive Team raising funds for Free to Breathe. Free to Breathe’s mission is to double lung cancer survival by 2022! This fight is personal for Annie. Annie’s mom, Pam Truax, passed away in March of 2012 just weeks after receiving a lung cancer diagnosis. On Sunday, August 21st Annie and team REVive will be taking on 8 consecutive hours of yoga at the Maryland Zoo. All proceeds from her Saturday, August 20th 9AM BARRE60 class plus her salary will be donated to the cause. MORE

Drop-In Art @ The Walters
August 20 – 21 | 11 AM – 4 PM

This week at The Walters famed family drop-in art they’re going under the sea to create Underwater Mosaics. Create artful project together as a family and explore how it’s related to exhibits at the museum. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! MORE

Games Galore @ The Enoch Pratt Free Library (Roland Park Branch)
August 20 | 11 AM – 4 PM

Get active, challenge your brain and show off your skills with games and activities for every age.  MORE

What’s New for Back-to-School at Tasting @ Eddie’s Roland Park (both locations)
August 20 – 21 | 11 AM – 3 PM

A Baltimore landmark since 1944, Eddie’s of Roland Park‘s mission hasn’t wavered since their doors first opened. From their legendary crab cakes to their unique services such as personal shopping and delivery, they strive to exceed expectations– something every busy mom can appreciate! We love their delicious prepared foods (perfect for busy weeknights!) and assistance loading the car when we’re shopping with wiggly toddlers. Stop by their Roland Park location on Saturday, August 20th (11 AM – 3 PM) or their North Charles Street location on Sunday, August 21st (11 AM – 3 PM) to taste their newest treats for lunch boxes and after-school snacking! MORE

St. Gabriel Festival @ Saint Leo’s Catholic Church
August 20 – 21 | Times Vary

A timeless tradition in The Neighborhood! A 2-day street festival with delicious Italian food, vino and Italian/domestic beer. Booths are packed with game wheels, souvenirs, vendors and kids activities. Roma Sausage eating contest 3 pm Sunday, bocce tournament both days and a cannoli filling contest! Annual street procession after 9:30 am Mass Sunday. Bring the whole family for food and fun in the heart of Little Italy, benefits Saint Leo’s Church. MORE

3rd Annual Vegan SoulFest
August 20 | 12 PM – 7 PM

Vegan SoulFest is a celebration of culture and vegan living in Baltimore. This is a FREE event featuring delicious vegan food, nutrition experts, vegan cooking demonstrations, a children’s area, live entertainment, giveaways, special invited guests and much more! Everyone is welcome at this event – vegans, vegan-friendly and anyone who’s curious about this lifestyle and would like to learn more. MORE

Kids-do-Art @ aMuse Toys
August 20 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Celebrate the best of summer with a “Day at the Beach.” Instructors will provide step-by-step instruction to the little art enthusiast in your life and you’ll be amazed at the finished product. This 2-hour drop off class is for children ages 5+ and will help build your kiddos personal artistic style, confidence & creativity! aMuse Toys will provide art materials, yummy treats & instruction. MORE

Back-to-School Kickoff @ ivivva Towson
August 20 | 3 PM – 6 PM

Join ivivva Towson for a Back-to-School Kickoff Party including a live DJ, fashion show, snacks and in-store surprises. The first 50 girls to arrive to the party will receive a special back-to-school surprise. At 5 pm, enjoy an in- store fashion show to showcase the latest ivivva looks. To the close of the party, ivivva will announce the raffle winner for all of the girls who participated in their Summer Passport Challenge – the winner will receive a private Dreams + Goals workshop, yoga class, and shopping experience for themselves and their friends! MORE

Hot August Music Festival
August 20 | 11 AM – 10 PM

The 24th annual Hot August Music Festival will take place at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Maryland on August 20th. This year’s performers include; Thievery Corporation, Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Leftover Salmon, Railroad Earth, Cabinet. Samantha Fish, LITZ, Eastman String Band and more. In addition to two stages of music, this family-friendly event will include performance artists, an array of local artisans and crafters, food and beverage vendors as well as activities for kids. MORE

Pigtown Pig Out
August 20 | 3 PM – 7 PM

Join the folks at Pigtown Main Street for their last pre-game party of the season…there will be fun for all…family-friendly, kid-friendly and dog-friendly, too! Stop by to cheer on the O’s and enjoy live music by Mad Planet Band, cold beers by Oliver Brewing Company, and good eats & treats by Pizza di Joey, Smokin’ Joe’s BBQ, Pigtown’s Culinary Architecture, and Taharka Bros. Ice Cream before the Orioles battle the Astros at 7:05pm! MORE

Moonlight Tour with Ultimate Watersports
August 21 | 6 PM – 8:30 PM

Perfect for a date night!  Finish your weekend right with a relaxing Sunset Tour and a bite to eat at Sunset Cove Restaurant and Tiki Bar.  Enjoy the quiet backwaters and the only Tiki Bar in Baltimore from your choice of either a SUP, single kayak or double kayak. MORE

Dolphin Explorer @ The National Aquarium
August 21 | 8:30 AM – 10 AM

Throughout history, humans have forged strong connections with dolphins. Today, we have a much greater understanding of these animals than we did in the past. But how much do we really know about this beautiful and intelligent species? Team up with the aquarium’s marine mammal staff to uncover answers to some of the questions you have about dolphins. You’ll go on an incredible adventure that leads you through several interactive research stations and into a unique, one-of-a-kind session with their dolphin family. MORE

Flowers and Fish Eaters Canoe Trip @ The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center 
August 21 | 8:30 AM – 11 AM

Soak up the beauty of the summer marsh while searching for the birds that feast on the fish of Otter Point Creek. MORE

Super Sunday @ Port Discovery
August 21 | 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Sunday is more than just fun-day at Port Discovery it’s, Super Sunday! Join them for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy! Get the beat in their Percussion Garden, enjoy story time, music and MORE.

Marsupial Madness @ Marshy Point Nature Center
August 21 | 2 PM – 3 PM

Oy, mates! Come out to Marshy Point Nature Center to learn about Australia’s pouched mammals, then meet their very own Virginia O. Possum. MORE

Feasting for Old Ellicott City @ Captain James Landing
August 21 | 6 PM – 9 PM

Crabs for a great cause. Captain James Landing is hosting a Crab Feast to raise funds for the “Ellicott City Partnership” to assist those who were affected by the historic recent flooding. Proceeds will be donated to the Ellicott City Partnership. Ticket Price Includes: All You Can Eat Crabs (2hr), Corn, Soup, Wings, Pasta Salad, Domestic Beer, and Sodas. MORE

Friends of Patterson Park Concert 
August 21 | 6;30 PM – 8:30 PM

Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale’s soulful, rootsy, rock and roll crosses genre lines with sophisticated song writing, soaring harmonies and dynamic musicianship. Combining vocals, guitars, mandolin, upright bass and drums, they craft a sound that is wholly their own and captivate audiences with their energetic live performances. What a way to send off a fantastic summer concert series! MORE