Play dates, festivals, art fun, and more. The weather may be rainy this Mother’s Day weekend, but the fun forecast is sunny in Charm City! Here are our favorite kid-friendly activities in and around Baltimore this weekend.

Don’t forget to join us for our Around the World Play Date on Saturday morning! Just $5 a family and includes all activities and snacks (best deal in town). We’ll be inside and dry if it rains. Jammin’ to the tunes of Guava Jelly!

baltimore family fun this weekend

(cool) progeny Around the World Play Date
Saturday May 13 | 10 AM – 12 PM | St. Paul’s Plus Preschool

Grab your ‘passport’ and join (cool) progeny for a morning of around the world fun at St. Paul’s Plus Preschool on Saturday, May 13th! Enjoy the Caribbean beats of Guava Jelly, get up close and personal with animal friends in a live petting zoo, create cultural crafts, taste dishes from several countries, learn new steps with The Dance Conservatory at St. Paul’s School, and more! Complimentary coffee from Whole Foods Market for the adults, snacks for the kids, and flowers for all of the moms. RAIN or SHINE! (Don’t worry — we’re inside if it’s raining!) MORE

The Ivy Bookshop: Josh Funk
Saturday, May 13 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Falls Road 

Join the author of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast as he reads from the latest installment in the adventure, The Case of the Stinky Stench at The Ivy Bookshop. Josh’s books follow the adventures of Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast and their foodie friends in the fridge! In the first tale, they’re informed by Miss Brie that there’s only ONE drop of maple syrup left. What are two desperate breakfast foods to do?! An epic race to the last drop ensues! MORE

Big Truck Day at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
Saturday, May 13 | 9 AM – 1 PM | Key Highway

Big trucks are just plain (cool) no matter how old you are. Kids and their grownup sidekicks will dig this event at the BMI. Climb aboard fire engines, police cars, work trucks, and more cool rides that come from the Baltimore City Department of Public Works. It all takes place in the museum’s parking lot. Rain or shine! MORE

Market Day 2017
Saturday, May 13 | 8 AM – 2 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

The 49th Annual Market Day will be held on Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12 and 13. A Cylburn tradition, Market Day attracts vendors selling great plants, garden accessories, and nature-themed gifts. It is Mother’s Day Weekend, bring your mom to buy plants for spring or pick up a gift for her (or yourself) while supporting Cylburn! Free admission, $10/car for parking. MORE

89th Annual MayMart
Saturday, May 13 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Roland Park 

Roland Park Elementary/Middle School’s 89th Annual MayMart is a day full of FUN! Come early to shop our incredible White Elephant, Book, Plant, Baked Goods and used uniform sales in the front of the school starting at 10AM. The Back with performances, shopping, delicious food, games, and rides starts at 11AM. You will want to definitely attend one of the longest runners community fairs in Baltimore City.They are also known to be the place to shop for Mother’s Day! Be a part of the history, community, and great family FUN! MORE

Drop-In Art Activities: Art and Design at The Walters Art Museum
Saturday, May 13 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Mt. Vernon

Every weekend join The Walters Art Museum in their studios and 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. May is all about Art and Design! This weekend, make symmetrical paintings. Do a side-by-side comparison of your painting inspired by Greek pottery! MORE

Fed Hill Prep Spring Fling
Saturday, May 13 | 1 PM – 5 PM | Federal Hill

This annual event is RAIN or SHINE! One of the best Baltimore silent auctions you’ll ever attend. Raffles. Moon bounces. Face painting. Games. Live Music. Crafts. Cotton Candy. Sno Cones. Food and drink. All proceeds benefit programming for the students of Baltimore City public school Federal Hill Prep. Free admission! MORE

Milkshake Celebrates Mom!
Saturday, May 13 | 12 PM – 2 PM | The Creative Alliance

Milkshake and Creative Alliance host a pre- Mother’s Day Concert and mini-fair with organizations that are pro-mom and pro family. Oh, and every mom gets a flower and some chocolates! Baltimore’s own Milkshake has been getting kids and families to dance and sing together for over 15 years. The band has released five award-winning CDs for kids, including a Grammy nomination for 2010’s Great Day, along with a DVD and comic book. MORE

Weekend Walk-In: Visionary Luminaries
Saturday, May 13 | 1 PM – 4 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Join the American Visionary Art Museum for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop in the AVAM classroom! Their Education staff will help you explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies and boundless inspiration provided. This weekend, create a lantern using a jar and colorful paper, complete with a flameless candle!
Cost is $5 per participant (museum admission not included). All ages welcome (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).  No advance registration or payment required, just drop-in on Saturdays to participate. Museum admission is not included in the cost of the workshop. Workshop will run while supplies last. MORE

Pumpkin Theatre Presents Robin Hood
Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 | 1 PM and 3 PM | Owings Mills

Sir Robin of Locksley has given up his titles to help the peasants of Nottingham. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor, he and his merry band are hunted by the Sheriff of Nottingham. In order to flush him out of Sherwood Forest, the Sheriff hatches a plan to capture Robin by staging an archery contest. Can the clever Maid Marion help him escape? Produced by special arrangement with I.E. Clark Publications. Performances Saturday and Sunday at 1 and 3 PM. MORE

Stroller Strides, Center Plaza Play Dates
Sunday, May 14 | 9 AM – 10 AM | Downtown Baltimore

A free fitness class designed for parents with stroller-aged kids. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs, and activities. Second Sundays, May-Oct, 9 AM – 10 AM. So if you can’t make this one, mark your calendar for the next one! Sponsored by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. MORE

Mom & Me Workshop at Sid Yoga
Sunday, May 14 | 12 PM – 1:30 PM | Towson

Join Liz for a special “Mom and Me” workshop this Sunday for Mothers Day! Kids bring your moms and Moms bring your kids. This is going to be a great day for all the mothers, because at Sid Yoga Center we want to bring the sense of peace and ease to you. MORE

Mother’s Day Tea at Cromwell Valley
Sunday, May 14 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Towson

Celebrate the mom in your life by sharing Mother Earth’s tea at Cromwell Valley Park. Learn the health benefits of natural tea, gather local plants, and then enjoy a hot cup! $2 members /$4 non-members. All ages 8+. Registration required. MORE