Owl prowls, dragon boats, mess fest, pajama yoga, Peter Pan, boardwalk games, and more! There are tons of things for kids of all ages in Charm City this weekend! Here are our best bets for Baltimore family fun.

Don’t forget — we’re kicking off our new Jelly & Jam Preschool Play Date series at Henderson-Hopkins school on Saturday morning. Enjoy the musical stylings and stories of Danny Joe from Danny Joe’s Treehouse, crafts, sensory play, snacks, and MORE! Can’t wait to see you!

baltimore family fun this weekend: june 23-25

Summer Solstice Owl Prowl
Friday, June 23 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Carrie Murray Nature Center

This evening will include an owl program, owl pellet dissection, and calling for owls in the wild. Enjoy a fire in honor of the summer solstice. Make s’mores and sip on hot chocolate while learning about these beautiful birds. No open toed shoes.$10/pp. MORE

Jelly & Jam Preschool Play Date Featuring Danny Joe’s Tree House
Saturday, June 24 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Henderson-Hopkins School

Kick off summer with a fun morning designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! Our new (cool) Jelly + Jam Play Date series will bring Saturday morning fun to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center in East Baltimore. Join us for java courtesy of Red Canoe (for the adults. of course!), pint-sized friendly snacks, crafts, musical fun, and play! $5/family. MORE

The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge
Saturday, June 24 | 8 AM – 4 PM | Locust Point

The Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge 2017 takes place along the waterfront at Under Armour’s Headquarters in the City’s Locust Point Neighborhood. For The Challenge, the Baltimore Dragon Boat Club will host a mix of corporate, city, breast cancer, and club dragon boat teams from six states and the District of Columbia in 500-meter races. The heats will be based on best times with teams advancing through a semi-final elimination round. Free and open to the public. MORE

MacKid Pirate & Fairy Festival
Saturday, June 24 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Pasadena

Arghh, Matey! Join Macaroni Kid Pasadena for our first ever Pirate & Fairy Festival! This event features FREE admission and tons of family fun including a Pirate School, Fairy Wand Station, face painting, and loads more fun! MORE

Gymboree 2nd Annual National Day of Play
Saturday, June 24 | 10 AM – 2 PM | Nottingham

You’re invited to attend Gymboree’s 2nd Annual National Day of Play on Saturday, June 24th 10-2pm. Here’s a day for you and your friends to enjoy complimentary play, art, music activities all day long including refreshments and more! Join the party as they celebrate PLAY! MORE

The Great Bug Hunt with “Dr. VonBeetle”
Saturday, June 24 | 11 AM – 2 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Come help “Dr. VonBeetle” catch creepy crawlies for our classes and possibly some temporary displays. All insects will be identified and either released or moved into their temporary homes at the Nature Center. MORE

Chesapeake Crab and Beer Festival
Saturday, June 24 | 11 AM – 3 PM & 5 PM – 9 PM | Rash Field

The Chesapeake Crab & Beer Festival returns to Baltimore’s waterfront on June 24th! The festival is an “all-you-care-to-taste” extravaganza with over 30,000 crabs, beer, arts and crafts, live music, family fun, and much more. Access to the Festival is FREE for all. Festivalgoers of all ages can enjoy harbor views from Rash Field while checking out seafood vendors, listening to live entertainment, and shopping the art booths. MORE

Mess Fest at The Maryland Science Center
Saturday, June 24 | 12 PM – 4 PM | Inner Harbor

Be prepared to get ultra-messy! Mess Fest is back at MSC for its fourth annual year. Break out your old clothes and dirty sneakers because this one is sure to be the messiest yet! Get splashed by sky-high jet streams when you set off a fizzy canister. Make an ooey-gooey mess when you finger paint with colorful mud. Race different slimy substances down three stories of MSC! Splat and squish your addition to our Mess Collage. MORE

37th Annual LatinoFest
Saturday, June 24 & Sunday, June 25| 12 PM – 9 PM | Patterson Park

Baltimore’s Premiere Celebration of Hispanic Culture, Music and Art: Join EBLO at our 37th annual festival. This music filled weekend features live Latin music including salsa, merengue, bachata, cumbia, reggaeton, dancers in colorful costumes from their native lands, bomba and plena performances, salsa dancing and the hottest Latino DJs, Arts and Crafts displays, Latino cuisine from the Americas and the Caribbean, community support information booths and family fun activities, two stages, and much more. MORE

20th Annual Wade In Festival
Saturday, June 24 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Join Anita C. Leight Estuary Center as they pull up their pant legs and wade into Otter Point Creek to measure water quality the way retired Maryland State Senator Bernie Fowler did 29 years ago with his “sneaker index.” No reservations needed. Activities include free pontoon boat rides and canoeing, fish seining, live animals, face painting, DPW’s Seymour Clearwater, fun with water chemistry, fish printing, decoy carving demos, and more! (No rain date.) Everyone is invited! No admission charge. Great fun for all ages! MORE

Charm City Players presents Peter Pan
Saturday, June 24  at 7:30 PM & Sunday, June 25 at 2 PM | Mercy High School

Broadway’s timeless classic musical whisks you away to a place where dreams are born and no one ever grows up! Based on J.M. Barrie’s classic tale and featuring an unforgettable score by Morris “Moose” Charlap and Jule Styne with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Peter Pan is a high-flying Tony award-winning musical that has delighted audiences for 60 years. MORE

Fairies and Dragons at Lake Roland
Saturday, June 24 | 2 PM – 4 PM | Lake Roland

Learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend said to visit the human world at the summer solstice. We’ll search the park for signs of dragons and the fair folk. Then use natural materials to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair. Registration required Ages 5 and up, $5 per person, ($3 members). MORE

Pajama Yoga
Saturday, June 24 | 6 PM – 8:30 PM | Child’s Heart Yoga

Drop your kids off for a fun night of celebrating the sun and summer! We will practice yoga, read stories, dance and play, have a snack and complete a craft. Pajamas and stuffed friends are always welcome! $35/per child. $10/first sibling. Register soon- space is limited! MORE

By the Boardwalk: An Evening Adventure at Port Discovery – CANCELED
Saturday, June 24 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Port Discovery, Inner Harbor

Join Port Discovery “By The Boardwalk” for family fun and summer activities on Saturday, June 24th from 6:30 to 9:30PM! Enjoy summer sounds and dance contests, boardwalk and carnival games, beach ball games, sand art, an entertaining game of “Walk the Plank” and other summer fun programs. Hula hoop around the Museum, make beach balls fly, and enjoy hot dogs, popcorn, veggies and other summer snacks. Plus, check out our new KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit. MORE

Movie Night: Jurassic Park
Saturday, June 24 | 7 PM | Riverside Park

Come early with neighbors and friends, a blanket or chairs, and some money to enjoy food from the Bistro Lunchbox food truck and Miss Twist Ice Cream. Once the sun sets, Jurassic Park begins! MORE

Pics in the Park: Ghostbusters (2016)
Saturday, June 24 | 8 PM | Center Plaza, Downtown Baltimore

Pics in the Park is a free outdoor movie series on the lawn in Center Plaza sponsored by Downtown Partnership of Baltimore. There is enough lawn space to seat hundreds, so tell your friends. Bring your own picnic basket, blanket, or lawn chairs and cozy up for a fun evening. This Saturday, enjoy Ghostbusters! MORE

Baltimore County Public Library Discount Day at Port Discovery
Sunday, June 25 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Port Discovery, Inner Harbor

Buy one general admission, and receive one half off when you present your valid Baltimore County Public Library Card on June 25th! Library cards must be from Baltimore County Public Library. MORE

Animal Craft Safari: Giraffes Can’t Dance
Sunday, June 25 | 11 AM – 11:45 AM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Children ages 4 and up are invited on a wild learning adventure with Zoo educator. On a craft safari, little explorers will meet a real creature from the Zoo’s animal embassy (weather and staff dependent), hear an animal-themed story, make a wildlife-related craft, and learn about ecology and conservation of wild animals This weekend’s story is Giraffes Can’t Dance. $5.00 per child*, Pre-registration suggested. Materials fee does not include Zoo admission. MORE

The Secret Garden Literary Tea
Sunday, June 25 | 12 PM – 3 PM | Elkridge Furnace Inn

Enjoy four Tea Courses in the Garden House at Elkridge Furnace Inn with Readings from the classic book by Frances Hodgson Burnett $37.50 inclusive. MORE

Fish Print T-Shirts
Sunday, June 25 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Learn the Japanese art of Gyotaku by printing fish on a t-shirt. Bring your own shirt or buy one of our Marshy Point shirts for $15. MORE