From fairytales to fury tails there is plenty of awesome around town with all the (cool) Baltimore family fun this weekend. 

Get your groove on at a dance party. Make friends with slimy, furry and just plain (cool) pets. Whip up works of art or celebrate the wonders of wetlands. Indoors or out there are great reasons to get you out and about this weekend! 

(cool) baltimore family fun this weekend

World of Pets Expo
January 27th – 29th | Times Vary

Watch the agility dog trials at the World of Pets Expo. It’s headed back to the Maryland Fairgrounds this month! Haven’t heard of it? One of our writers takes her kids every year. Enjoy a rainforest experience, petting zoo, classes for easy tricks to teach your dog, performing cats, miniature horses, story time adventures and more. Children under 5 are FREE! MORE

Free Crafts for Kids at Lakeshore Learning
January 28th | 11 AM – 3 PM

Lakeshore Learning Stores provide fun, free crafts every Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. Visit their website for the featured craft of the week or call your local Lakeshore Learning store for more details! MORE

Sweat for Sharebaby at The Dailey Method Towson
January 28th | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Sweat for a cause! Join The Dailey Method Towson at our charity barre class to benefit ShareBaby, a nonprofit that collects diapers, clothing, and other basic goods and distributes these items to families in need through community-based organizations. Get an intense workout, help out a cause and have your kids minded in our childcare room–now you have no excuses! Bring a package of diapers as your donation at the door. MORE

Cinderella at Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre
January 28th – 29th | Times Vary

The Baltimore Actors’ Theatre presents an Original Musical Adaptation of Charles Perrault’s classic story, “CINDERELLA.” This is a Family Musical event, featuring original songs and dances, sets, beautiful costumes, and a buffet prior to each performance.  You don’t want to miss Cinderella, her Fairy Godmother, Stepmother, two Stepsisters, court dancers, and of course, the handsome Prince. MORE

Dance Party at Kiddie Academy (several locations) 
January 28th | 10 AM – 12 PM

A leader in education-based child care and an advocate for musical education at every age, Kiddie Academy invites local families to join in this fun, free indoor event hosted by Kiddie Academy of Abingdon. Attendees will learn an age-appropriate dance and then showcase their new moves in an energetic and exciting dance party. MORE

Sleeping Beauty: A New Opera for Children with Annapolis Opera
January 28th | 11 AM

This exciting new adaptation of the classic fairy tale is set to the music of Mozart and is the perfect way to share the experience of opera with the children in your life. The production is in partnership with Towson University’s Opera in a Can. MORE

Orioles FanFest at Baltimore Convention Center
January 28th | 11 AM – 6 PM 

The kickoff to the 2017 baseball season will begin on Saturday, January 28 at the Baltimore Convention Center when the Orioles host FanFest.  Enjoy appearances by current and former Orioles players and coaches, clinics for children, clubhouse tours, giveaways, autograph stations, photo stations, spring training exhibit, and more! Autograph vouchers go on sale on January 18th. MORE

World Wetlands Day Festival at Anita Leight Estuary Center
January 28th | 12 PM – 4 PM 

Celebrate World Wetlands Day inside at the Estuary Center! There will be food and fun activities for all ages. Free, drop-in, for all ages! Special appearance by the Chesapeake Mermaid! Wetland Deli, music, games, scavenger hunt, live animal demonstrations and MORE

Women in Sports Day at Loyola University
January 28th | 12 PM

Open to girls in Kindergarten through 8th grade and their families. Join Loyola’s student-athletes for fun activities before the basketball game, including; autographs, face painting, sign making, photo booth, nail painting, interactive sports activities, and much, much more! Eat and drink for free as a courtesy of event sponsors (Pepsi product sampling, Season’s Pizza, Chick-fil-A , Zen West). Enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, and ice cream, too! Watch Loyola Women’s Basketball take on Lafayette College for free, then meet the women’s basketball team for autographs afterward! Register in advance. MORE

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at The Walters
January 29th | 11 AM – 4 PM

Celebrate the Year of the Rooster with art activities and traditional Lunar New Year performances by the Baltimore Chinese School, the Johns Hopkins Lion Dance Troupe, and the Korean dance groups Sang Hee Ju Traditional Dance Company and Stepping Stones. MORE

David Jonas at Red Canoe
January 29th | 12 PM – 1 PM

Join Red Canoe and Omnibus Publishing in hosting local author David Jonas to celebrate the publishing of his first children’s book. This fantastical tale is sure to delight readers of all ages. A tale of a prince, an ancient legend, and a white tiger… MORE

Super Sunday at Port Discovery
January 29th | 12:30 PM – 5 PM

Join Port Discovery for fun, educational activities that the entire family can enjoy! Percussion Garden: 12:30 pm – 3 pm and 4 pm – 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

Free Family Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art
January 29th | 2 PM – 5 PM

Explore your creative side with hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. This week, create a collage portrait. Family workshops are held in the studio space of the Joseph Education Center, located on the first floor of the Museum. MORE