Giant peaches, ROAR for kids, blueberry crostada class,  music festivals, block parties, touch a truck, comic book fun, and more. Here’s what’s (cool) for kids in and around Baltimore this weekend!

PS… don’t forget to register for next week’s FREE (cool) progeny play date at McDonogh School! It’s going to be quite the adventure!

baltimore family fun this weekend

Muffins with Mom: a (cool) progeny pop-up event
Saturday, April 29 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Pikesville

Join (cool) progeny and Radcliffe Jewelers for a little pre-Mother’s day celebration — muffins with mom! We’re inviting moms, grandmoms, godmothers, aunts and their favorite kids to join us for a special morning soiree. Enjoy muffins and mimosas (mocktails for those under 21), have a mom and me photo taken, and create your very own jewelry wish list. Then peruse Radcliffe’s John Hardy Trunk Show while your children craft something special with (cool) progeny. They’ll even take it home wrapped! MORE

Children’s Theatre of Annapolis presents James and the Giant Peach, Jr.
Friday, April 28 – Sunday, April 30 | Times Vary | Annapolis

In this delightfully offbeat adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. Performances and Fridays and Saturdays at 7 PM, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 PM. Saturday, April 29 at 2:00 p.m. will be a Sensory Friendly performance and will be American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted. MORE

ROAR for Kids at Oregon Ridge Park
Saturday, April 29 | 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Cockeysville

Join Kennedy Krieger on Saturday, April 29, 2017, as we ROAR for Kids! Make your voice heard by joining them for a 5k run or low-mileage walk for individuals of all ages. When you’re finished running or walking, be sure to take a break and check out the wide variety of fun activities and entertainment at our family festival! MORE

Ballet Nouveau School’s Free Day of Dance
Saturday, April 29 | All Day | Downtown Baltimore

Because Dance is for Everyone! Take a class and learn more about our school and summer programs. Meet the staff, take a trial class, enjoy refreshments and more! MORE

GBMC Nearly New Sale
Saturday, April 29 – Sunday, April 30 | 9 AM – 5 PM | Towson

Shoppers have the opportunity to buy treasures and trinkets like jewelry and silver, necessities such as furniture, clothing, and appliances, and plenty of fun sporting goods, toys, games, and more—all at nominal prices. Don’t miss the chance to check out the Nearly New Sale for yourself and pick up the deal of a lifetime while helping GBMC raise funds to support critical needs for their patients and community! MORE

Kids Making Blueberry Crostadas
Saturday, April 29 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM | Annapolis

Come learn how to make delicious blueberry pastries with Chef Bruce and his team at the Maggiano’s in Annapolis, Md. They will be decorating Chef Hats and Chef Bruce demonstrates how to make the pastries that you will construct and take home to bake for your family. A Family-Style lunch will be prepared and served following the instruction. The lunch menu will include Caesar Salad, Braised Beef Pappardelle, Chicken Piccata, and Chocolate Pudding with fun toppings for the kids. MORE

Charm City Bluegrass Festival
Saturday, April 29 | 10 AM – 10 PM | Druid Hill Park

The 5th Annual Charm City Bluegrass Festival returns to its home in Druid Hill Park. This year will be bigger and better than ever. Local food and craft vendors will be on hand to provide a variety of affordable options. They’ve got some tasty eats, drinks, fine goods, and other amazing companies for you this year! Children under 10 admitted free of charge. MORE

Touch a Truck Family Day!
Saturday, April 29 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Catonsville

Join Catonsville Cooperative Preschool for Touch-A-Truck Vehicle Day! Free admission — but donations are appreciated! Located in the parking lot behind the Catonsville United Methodist Church. Fun children’s activities, concessions, and lots of trucks!

Healthy Kids Day at the Y
Saturday, April 29 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Towson

Join the Y and Healthy Living Partner, McCormick Flavor for Life, for a morning of activities for children of all ages! – moon bounce – GaGa Pit – obstacle course – healthy snacks – visits from the local fire station – and more! This event is FREE and open to the public. MORE

Fandomonium: A Library Comic Book Convention
Saturday, April 29 | 10 AM – 4:30 PM | Rosedale

A daylong mini comic convention (fan convention) celebrating comics, science fiction and fantasy and the culture that surrounds these genres! MORE

¡Día del Niño 2017/Kid’s Day!
Saturday, April 29 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Patterson Park

Día del Niño, or Kid’s Day, returns for its 7th year on Pagoda Hill! Oh, and did we mention, everything is FREE! Come and enjoy arts and crafts, paper rockets, sports and games, a book giveaway, dance performance, piñatas and more! For all ages (activities geared towards kids 2-12yrs old). MORE

Drop in Art at The Walters: Fantasies
Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Mt. Vernon

Every weekend join us in our studios and create artful projects related to the collection and special exhibitions. Check out our monthly themes and visit often to participate in a different project each weekend. No registration required—drop in, make, and take a fantastic work of art home with you! This weekend, make a hand puppet. MORE

Baltimore City Student Reception: fyi For Your Inspiration at The Baltimore Museum of Art
Saturday, April 29 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Charles Village

Now for the 10th year, the BMA hosts fyi…For Your Inspiration, a citywide student exhibition presenting artwork by 400 students from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade at 90 Baltimore City public schools. Experience the creativity and imagination of Baltimore youth in a range of artworks using traditional and surprising materials and techniques. Students, parents, and teachers are invited to this reception celebrating the creativity of Baltimore City school students. MORE

Pirates and Princesses Tea Party and Pizza Party Cruise
Sunday, April 30 | 9 AM – 12 PM | Annapolis

The princesses are coming! Join Ariel and Tinkerbell for a tea party or pizza party after a Pirate Adventure aboard the pirate Sea Gypsy in the Annapolis Harbor. Search for sunken treasure, fire the water cannons and return for tea or pizza for Ariel and Tinkerbell after the trip. Call for reservations for this popular event. MORE

Everybody Needs a Rock at Irvine Nature Center
Sunday, April 30 | 11 AM – 12 PM | Owings Mills

Have you been looking for a special rock your whole life…the one that will feel just right in your hand, the shape and colors you’ve been dreaming of? Join Irvine for a rockin’ adventure to find just the right rock! they’ll read Everybody Needs a Rock by Byrd Baylor, hike the trails to find the perfect rock and then learn how to wet felt it inside a wool covering to keep it safe. Ages 4 & up (with adult). Free for members. $10 for non-members. Registration required. MORE

Block Party at 34th and Chestnut
Sunday, April 30 | 12 PM – 6 PM | Hampden

A Block Party Celebration to celebrate the 8 small businesses and neighbors located around the four corners of 34th & Chestnut Ave. Please come join the fun! Bring a Chair, It’s A Family Affair.. Face Painting, MAX From “Baby Beats,” family drum circle, prize wheel, live music, karaoke, sno balls, BBQ, oysters, grilled sandwiches, drink specials, arts & crafts, and more! MORE

Fuel 4 Athletes by Whole Health Designs at ivivva
Sunday, April 30 | 12 PM – 2 PM | Towson

Curious about the best way to fuel your athlete before and after her sweaty pursuits? Lisa Ryan of Whole Health Designs will be sharing her go-to recipes for active kids and demo’ing her favorite post-game recovery smoothie! Stop by any time between 12 and 2 PM! MORE

Pre-K Possum Tale at Cromwell Valley Park
Sunday, April 30 | 1 PM – 2 PM | Towson

Join Cromwell Valley Park to meet “Pouchy”, their very own possum, and hear the story of how the possum lost its beautiful furry tail. You will make a craft and enjoy a snack. Parent MUST stay. $2 for members, $4 for non-members. Ages 2-5. Contact 410-887-2503 or [email protected] to make your reservations. MORE


Image courtesy of Children’s Theatre of Annapolis’ Facebook Page