From the stage to the course, the museum to the clouds Baltimore family events this weekend are bringing the fun, adventure and creativity!

Festival season is in full swing and it’s looking like we’ll finally some good weather to get out and enjoy the awesome of autumn, sans rain boots. Go pick some pumpkins, get lost in a maze and bring home some cider. Maybe jets are more your speed? Lucky for you the Baltimore Air show is in town, too. You could even lace up and join the thousands taking to the streets for the big running festival. This weekend there really is something for everyone!

baltimore family events this weekend

Baltimore Russian Festival
October 14 – 16 | Times Vary

For 43 consecutive years, guests have enjoyed a variety of foods – ranging from classic hot dishes, artisan breads, and ethnic pastries – all prepared by the parishioners. Many gift items, such as beautiful icons, dolls, pins, porcelain and paintings, are imported from Russia and available for sale. Live entertainment includes dance groups, choirs, and music ensembles. Visitors from the mid-Atlantic region come to experience Russian heritage, make new friends and enjoy this rich culture. MORE

Odd Squad Live!
October 14 | 7 PM

The squad needs your help to crack the case in this live, interactive spy adventure base on the popular PBS KIDS program, Odd Squad. Under the supervision of their favorite agents, audiences will put their skills to the test to decode the strange occurrences in their town. Through digital audience participation, Odd Squad Live! allows junior agents to interact with Ollie, Otto and the gang in real time to work together to solve an exciting mystery.Don’t forget to use code “ODD” for $10 off! MORE

Baltimore Running Festival 
October 15 | Times Vary

Lace up your running shoes, or break out those support signs it’s time for the event that many are calling one of the best races on the East Coast. You won’t want to miss the 16th Baltimore Running Festival! With five distances to choose from, and all runners snagging a great Under Armour shirt for participating, this is the running event you’ve been waiting for. MORE

Tea & Play in the Children’s Garden
October 15 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Explore Waldorf with your child for a morning in the Children’s Garden for ages 3-5. Join in activities such as bread baking, singing, storytelling, puppetry and play lead by our Early Childhood teachers. Their mini morning provides a window into the rich learning environment their Early Childhood programs provide at a crucial time in your child’s development. Learning by doing provides the foundations for success at school and success in life. MORE

Hispanic Heritage Celebration @ Port Discovery  
October 15 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Celebrate Hispanic arts and culture at Port Discovery with these special activities and performances. Make Your Own Maracas or Dia de Muertos Skulls, enjoy a special Circle Time and dance to the rhythm of Bailes de Mi Tierra! MORE

PumpkinFest at Irvine Nature Center
October 15 | 11 AM – 7 PM 

PumpkinFest is a fun event for families and communities to celebrate the delights of autumn. Each October, hundreds of families gather at Irvine to enjoy a wholesome day of music, food and fun! Haybale slides, campfire s’mores, pumpkin bowling, hayrides and more. MORE

Saturday in the Park
October 15 | 11 AM – 2:30 PM

This annual outdoor festival at Park School of Baltimore features arts and crafts, bake sale, face painting, hula hooping, Henna tattoos, Baltimore Hoop Love, canoe rides, moon bounce, great food, family picnics, Viva House food donations, book swap, and much MORE.

Prigel Creamery Re-Brand Launch Party
October 15 | 11 AM – 8 PM

Prigel Creamery rebranded and wants to welcome all of you to experience our their brand right on the farm! They will have treats from the creamery, giveaways, tours, hay rides, face painting, baby cows for the petting and enjoying, and more! Come meet the family and experience what makes their product true, premium dairy! MORE

YUMMM!  @ the AVAM 
October 15 | 10 AM – 6 PM

YUMMM! The American Visionary Art Museum raises a toast for its 21st birthday with a new visual feast in the original art exhibition Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food. Inside Yummm! 34 visionary artists join forces with food scientists, farmers, nutritionists, environmental activists, psychologists, poets and humorists to publicly explore humankind’s complex, multi-layered relationship with food. MORE

Family Canoe Trip @ Eden Mill 
October 15 | 9 AM – 11:45 AM

Hit the water for a day of active family fun in the gorgeous outdoors. Eden Mill staff will provide basic paddling instruction is provided before the trip. Canoes, paddles and personal life jackets are provided. MORE

KERPLUNK! Family Drop-In Art
October 15 | 12 PM – 3 PM

Kids can engage in arts and crafts activities with teaching artists Terry Barnes and Alexandra Gonzalez on Saturday at the Creative Alliance! Families and children of all ages can also tour Creative Alliance’s galleries and create unique art projects that are linked to our exhibitions. Stop in for a quick visit or stay for an entire afternoon to explore art materials and make new friends. MORE

Summers Farm Fall Festival
October 15 -16 | 10 AM – 5 PM

This is the season for homegrown fun and farm fresh adventures at Summers Farm in Frederick, Maryland. Fall farm attractions include Orioles themed cornfield maze, hay rides, pig races, jumping pillows, farm animals, pick your own pumpkins, hay slides, and more!  Enjoy nights at the farm with our flashlight corn maze or reserve a campfire site.  Fun for kids from 2 to 92! MORE

Homestead Gardens Fall Festival 
October 15 – 16 | 11 AM – 6 PM

Davidsonville is the place to be for one of Maryland’s largest and most popular fall festivals. This year’s fest includes; Pumpkin Express, Hay Rides, Corn Maze, NEW Jumping Pillow, Pipe Slide, Chick’n Pick’n, Pumpkin Bowling, Plinko, Pumpkin Painting, Pony Rides, Straw Maze, Corn Cannon, Homestead Barnyard, Homestead BBQ, Live Entertainment…& more! PLUS you can bring along your fury family members too. MORE

John Waters’ Kiddie Flamingos  
October 15 | 11 AM – 6 PM

For this 2014 video, John Waters recast his 1972 cult film Pink Flamingos—considered one of the most notorious films ever made—with children reading a cleverly modified G-rated script. The 74-minute video shown on a continuous loop in the Black Box gallery features adorable kids wearing wigs and suggestions of the original costumes as they evoke the legendary performances of Divine, Mink Stole, Edith Massey, and others. MORE

Family Day @ Baltimore Clayworks  
October 15 | 11 AM – 3 PM

Drop in and experience the joy and magic of Baltimore Clayworks’ clay workshops for children and families. Squish and coil our favorite material into your own work of art and watch and learn as professional artists demonstrate their expertise in clay! MORE

Baltimore Fleet Week Air Show  
October 15  and 16 | 1 PM – 4 PM

The Air Show on October 15 and 16, 2016 will feature precision flight demonstrations from the US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, Royal Canadian Air Force, Geico Skytypers, Scott Francis Airshows and more over a two-and-a-half-hour period between approximately 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. over Fort McHenry. The finale is a 45-minute demonstration by the Blue Angels. MORE

Mother + Daughter Barre Class at Ivivva
October 16 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Join us for a mother daughter barre class led by Melanie Kozel, lululemon Ambassador and owner of The Dailey Method Towson! Bond with your favorite girl and start your Sunday off right! Stop by the store to sign up or call at (410) 296-5130 to reserve your spot! MORE

Make Puppets with Black Cherry Puppet Theatre
October 16 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Head to Black Cherry to celebrate FREE FALL! Three Sundays of FREE performances and puppet making in the garden! October 9, 16 & 23. Puppet shows will be at 1pm and 3pm. Drop by the garden to make your own puppet to take home anytime between 1:30pm-3pm. MORE

Free Family Sunday @ The BMA  
October 16 | 2 PM – 5 PM

Make a zine in an art activity inspired by Front Room: Guerrilla Girls. Join The BMA every Sunday for activities the entire family can enjoy. Explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. MORE

Night at The Museum   
October 16 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM

The East Wing Lobby of the BMA resounds with the voices of Handel Choir! See and hear this beautifully renovated space as never before, as our singers perform highlights of the upcoming season from the sweep of white marble steps just inside the doors. With Thomas Hetrick, harpsichord, conducted by Arian Khaefi. MORE

Roland Park Country School Open House Fall Fest
October 16 | 1 PM – 3 PM

Join Roland Park Country School on October 16 at 1:00 pm for a fun-filled day of exploration and learning. The day features hands-on activities for prospective students Preschool through Grade 12. Meet their new Head of School Caroline Blatti and get to know their Administration and Faculty. MORE