The weather may be hot, but the forecast for family fun is (cool) in Charm City this weekend! Beat the heat on Saturday morning and join us for our second Jelly and Jam Play Date with Baby Beats (we’ll bring the coffee), decoupage in the park, go old-school at a corn dog roast, explore Kidscape, meet the Chesapeake Pirates, try tween yoga night, be amazed by Nitro Circus stunts, shop the Under Armour Sample Sale to benefit Baltimore City Public Schools, and MORE! Here’s our line-up of kid approved fun for all ages!

Don’t forget to register for Wednesday’s Dr. Seuss Story Time Tea! We’re excited to be collaborating with Pumpkin Theatre and The Corner Pantry for a delicious afternoon of whimsical fun! 

where to play: baltimore family events this weekend

Jelly & Jam Play Date: Baby Beats – a (cool) progeny event!
Saturday, July 22 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center

Beat the heat with a fun morning designed for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers! (cool) progeny’s Jelly + Jam Play Date series brings Saturday morning fun to the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Early Childhood Center in East Baltimore. Join us for java  (for the adults. of course!), pint-sized friendly snacks, crafts, musical fun, and play! This July, we’ll be joined by Baltimore’s favorite beatboxing dads — Baby Beats! MORE

Camp Artscape: Kidscape
Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23 | 11 AM – 8 PM | Station North, Charles Street, Mt. Royal and Bolton Hill

Kidscape, the children’s world of Artscape, invites school-age children to use their creative spirits to make camp-themed arts and crafts, participate in demonstrations and enjoy family-friendly entertainment. Instrument petting zoo, STEM activities, train like an astronaut with NASA, and MORE! Artscape takes place July 21st-23rd. Be sure to download their app before you go! MORE

Under Armour Sample Sale
Friday, July 21 – Sunday, July 23 | Times Vary |Under Armour Port Covington

Under Armour is holding a sample sale this weekend at the former Port Covington Walmart. The sale will feature reduced pricing on apparel, footwear and accessories in a variety of sizes and colors. The sample sale runs from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday at Under Armour Port Covington, 2701 Port Covington Drive. Proceeds from the sale will go to Baltimore City schools and recreation centers, in partnership with the Heart of America Foundation. MORE

Kid’s Crab Canvas Night!
Friday, July 21 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Amazing Glaze, Mt. Washington & Bel Air

Enjoy a night out while the kid’s paint this adorable crab at Amazing Glaze. They will trace it out and teach your child all of the steps to painting on canvas. You can book at their Bel Air or Mt. Washington locations. MORE

Corn and Dog Roast at Iron Point
Friday, July 21 | 8 PM – 9:30 PM | Marshy Point

Join a Naturalist at Marshy Point Nature Center to roast hot dogs and green corn on the campfire. $3 per person, $2 for members. Reservations required.

Old School Child’s Play at Hampton Historic Site
Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Hampton Historic Site, Towson

Before there were video games in the arcade, on the television screen and even in the palm of your hand, children spent more time outside, running around and using their imaginations while playing games! Come to Hampton National Historic Site every weekend during the months of July and August and step back in time when “gaming” meant interacting with others while enjoying fresh air and working all your muscles including your brain! The entire family can play: marbles, jax, and more! FREE. MORE

Art in the Park: For Kids! Découpage
Saturday, July 22 | 10 AM – 11 AM | Mt. Vernon Place

Join teaching artist Sarah Butcher, who delights in capturing urban scenes, for fun interactive classes in the park, where Mount Vernon Place itself will be your inspiration. Art supplies generously donated by Blick Art Materials. These classes are FREE and designed for ages 7-12, but space is limited. RSVP to ASAP with this class’s date and your child’s age to reserve a spot. Each child must be accompanied by an adult.  MORE

Introduction to Horses
Saturday, July 22 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Graham Equestrian Center, Glen Arm

Ever been interested in learning about horses? Come to the introduction to horse class with Jim McDonald and learn how to handle horses safely and discuss techniques and theories. This is a great way to introduce horse lovers to riding as well! All ages are welcome.  There will be a Q&A and a pony ride. $35 per person! MORE

Make a Clay Fish
Saturday, July 22 | 10 AM – 11 AM | The Pottery Stop, Ellicott City

The time to play with clay is here! Come create this super cool “taco fish” out of clay on Saturday July 22nd at 10am. Choose to paint the same day or come back to paint it after it’s first firing for a more vibrant finish. Project will take approximately one hour to create.This project is appropriate for ages 8 to adults. Projects will be ready for pick up (or paint) in 7 to 10 days. Payment is due in full at the time of registration. Registrations are non-refundable. Please contact us at (410) 480 0111 for immediate assistance or by email at  MORE

117th Annual Maryland German Festival
Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 | 11:30 AM – 6 PM | Maryland State Fairgrounds, Timonium

Dance to music provided by local German bands.  Enjoy traditional folk dancing and choral singing.  Lift your bier mug and join in the singing of “Ein Prosit” as you toast to der Gemütlichkeit! There are imported and local crafts and collectibles, as well as pony rides, puppet shows and face painting. Enjoy authentic German cooking, quench your thirst with imported or domestic beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages or schnapps; and for dessert enjoy delicious German pastries. Join in the fun.  Come dressed in full tracht, and you will be admitted free! Kids under 12 FREE with paying adult! MORE

Rock ‘n Roll Express with Elvis on the Glen Rock Limited
Saturday, July 22 | Trains at 11:30 AM and 1 PM | New Freedom, PA

The King is back!!! Elvis will be on the train on your trip to Glen Rock. Enjoy a Las Vegas style show that is very audience interactive and fast moving. Elvis will sing a variety of songs from Rock & Roll to ballads to Gospel while on this one hour round trip to Glen Rock, PA. MORE

Dr. VonBeetles, Beetles
Saturday, July 22 | 12 PM – 2 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Browse around outside the nature center with Carrie Murray Nature Center’s “bug guy,” Lloyd, as he searches under logs and rocks for some of Maryland’s beetles. They are very respectful and always put the logs and rocks back where they found them, for that’s their home! Observe the beetles, then release them back to the wild to be with their friends and family. No pets please. $3 per person at the door. MORE

Chesapeake Bay Pirates
Saturday, July 22 | 2PM – 3:30 PM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Welcome aboard! Join us for some tall tales, sea shanties and a treasure hunt (X) marks the spot. Free for all ages. MORE

Let’s Get Wet
Saturday, July 22 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Cromwell Valley Park

Come on down and explore Minebank Run. Wear shoes that can get wet. FREE! MORE

What’s Cookin’ Mr. Banneker?
Saturday, July 22 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum

Summer delights will be on the hearth in Mr. Banneker’s cabin this afternoon. Come visit with our costumed interpreters and see what’s cookin’. All ages. FREE No registration necessary! MORE

Kids Yoga
Saturday, July 22 | 1 PM – 2 PM | Anytime Fitness, Fallston

Bring your child to yoga for this special event! For children 6 and up. Introducing your children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. We’ll get them started with kid-friendly yoga poses in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Parents are welcome to join in or workout in the gym during class. Guests are welcome. Please RSVP by messaging the club at MORE

Interested Magician at Work! with Mike Rose
Saturday, July 22 | 2 PM | Baltimore County Public Library, White Marsh Branch

Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy featuring construction, building and architecture! MORE

Buzzworthy Gardening for Pollinators
Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23 | 2 PM – 4 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Learn which plants will attract bees, butterfies and hummingbirds. Then venture to our pollinator garden to see pollinators in action. End the program by starting a native wildfower container to add to your garden or patio. Families with children ages 4+ $8 per project / 4 people or less ($5 for members). MORE

What is Opera? A Team!
Saturday, July 22 | 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM | MICA’s Brown Center

Baltimore Concert Opera’s “What is Opera? A Team!” presentation is an interactive, engaging 40- minute program for children aged 5-12. BCO’s managing director, Courtney Kalbacker, an experienced and dedicated teaching artist, teaches kids about the teamwork that creates an opera – people who work together to tell a story all at once – like blockbuster movie, but with no second takes, and no microphones! Through energetic narrative and a projected presentation, kids discover that opera is the ultimate mash up: music + words + acting + dance + visual art! MORE

Tween Yoga Night
Saturday, July 22 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Studio B Yoga and Barre

Join Studio B on Saturday, July 22nd from 5:30 – 8:30pm for Tween’s Yoga Night with Jen Shotwell  Studio B will offer a yoga class with an activity geared towards yoga/mindfulness.  Pizza will be provided for dinner. MORE

Rhythms & Reels & Zeke’s Coffee: Double Feature!
Saturday, July 22 | 8:30 PM – 11:45 PM | Herring Run Park

As part of Baltimore City Rec and Park’s #RhythmsandReels series, please join them at Movie in the Park, featuring a double feature of Honey, I Shrunk the Kids followed by The Big Lebowski! Movie begins at dusk.  MORE

Mixed-By-Me Thinking Putty Lab
Sunday, July 23 | 11:30 AM – 12 PM | aMuse Toys, Quarry Lake

What could be more fun than playing with Crazy Aaron’s thinking putty? MAKING IT, that’s what! Kids ages 4 to 99 are invited to discover some basic science with color mixing & putty making.Participants will be mixing their very own colors of Crazy Aaron’s Thinking Putty and will take home 2 small tins they made themselves.  Designed for ages 4-14. Need a break to run some errands? Drop the kids off at #theLab at aMuse Toys. Space is VERY limited so you must register in advance. Class will last 30 minutes. $10. MORE

Campfire Cooking
Sunday, July 23 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Cromwell Valley Park

Why roast only hotdogs? Learn to cook gourmet fare over an open fire and be the hit of your next cookout. $5 members /$7 non-members. Register in advance. MORE

Crafternoon: Build a Fairy House
Sunday, July 23 | 2 PM – 3 PM | Baltimore County Public Library, Parkville

Even fairies need roofs over their heads! Make a home for these delicate creatures using twigs, flowers, pebbles and other natural building materials. Supplies provided. Space is limited. Tickets available 30 minutes before program. MORE

Nitro Circus LIVE
Sunday, July 23 | 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Navy Marine Corp Stadium, Annapolis

After criss-crossing the globe in 2016, on its biggest tour yet, the greatest action sports show on the planet – Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Live – is returning to North America for more high-adrenaline action, coming to Annapolis for the first time ever in 2017.  Nitro Circus Live’s 2017 North American Tour will feature over 30 world-class action sports athletes. It’s an all-star international lineup, loaded with the best riders in freestyle motocross (FMX), BMX, scooter and inline, performing the biggest tricks in action sports – plus many unbelievable world firsts which have never been attempted before. MORE