Outdoor movies, FREE kids yoga, KLUTZ® fun, creek critters, fairy house making, and more. Here are our picks for kid-friendly fun in and around Baltimore this weekend!

(PS – Don’t forget to get your tickets to our July 24th play date with Baby Beats!)

where to play: baltimore family fun, july 7-9

Rhythms and Reels: The Legend of Tarzan
Friday, July 7 | 5:30 PM | Herring Run Rec Center

As part of Baltimore Recreation and Parks’ Rhythms and Reels series, please join them at Movie in the Park, featuring The Legend of Tarzan! Pre-Movie Entertainment beginning 5:30 p.m.; Movie Starts at Dusk. MORE

Pokémon Late Night Madness
Friday, July 7 | 8 PM – 11 PM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Marshy Point will re-open gates 8pm and place lures at all of the 7 Pokestops that make a nice 5 minute walk around our parking lot. Join them for raffles, food and snacks for sale, and rare pokemon. $10 per carload (carpool if possible). MORE

Aviation Open Cockpit Day
Saturday, July 8 | 9 AM – 1 PM | Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

Visitors to the Museum on Saturday, July 8 in the morning 9am to 1pm can imagine being a pilot as they climb into the pilot seats of the Museum’s aircraft, from fighter jets to trainers to a Huey helicopter. Climb aboard a 1952 passenger airliner built by the Glenn L. Martin Company. Enjoy a fun and exciting morning with airplanes and explore the Museum’s indoor exhibits. MORE

Play & Learn Information Session & Play Date : Yoga!
Saturday, July 8 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Honeygo Regional Park

Join Watershed Public Charter School for fun, educational yoga & movement themed activities the kids and a chance for adults to get more information and ask questions about WPCS. There will be fun kid focused yoga for the littles (and parents…) story corner, face painting, bubbles and snacks! Bring the whole family! All ages are welcome and free to attend! MORE

Saturday, July 8 | 10 AM – 5 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate all things zany, wacky, and silly with a special day of activities dedicated to Port Discovery’s limited-time KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit. Learn how to juggle, spin plates and enjoy circus tricks with performer greg May, learn about the shocking properties of electricity, create spin art, and take part in 18 activities featured in their wacky KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit, here through September 4! The KLUTZ® Amazingly Immature! exhibit is locally sponsored by M&T Bank and the Baltimore County Public Library! Free with Paid Admission. MORE

Critters in the Creek
Saturday, July 8 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Get your feet wet in this exploration of Oregon Branch! They’ll look in the water and under rocks to see who makes this stream their home. $2 per child (FREE for ORNCC Members). Advance Registration Required. 410-887-1815 or info@OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org MORE

Princess and Fairy Story Hour
Saturday, July 8 | 10 AM – 11:00 AM | The Ivy Bookshop

Ivy Kids, join Newbery Award-winning children’s author Laura Amy Schlitz for an enchanting hour of stories about princesses and fairies. Laura will read from her latest book, Princess Cora and the Crocodile. MORE

Celebration of Nature Play
Saturday, July 8 | 10 AM – 12:00 PM | Druid Hill Park

Be a part of Park and Recreation Month (via Nrpa Staff) by joining our kick-off event of our nature play space for the Druid Hill Park community. The City of Baltimore received $20,000 for this project from TD Bank. Special thanks to Druid Hill Park and Maryland Department of Natural Resources. Event Location: Red Rd, Baltimore, MD 21217. This is a park road in Druid Hill Park. Closest to the intersection of Red Road and East Drive. MORE

Building Woodland Fairy Houses
Saturday, July 8 | 10 AM – 12:00 PM | Howard County Conservancy

In the spirit of “Build It and They Will Come,” bring your children and join other families to build beautiful dwellings for the fairies in the Conservancy’s woodlands and stream edges with Van Wensil and Audrey Suhr. They will have bark, twigs, cones and nuts as “natural construction materials.” Before you come, feel free to grab a basket and take a walk with your children to hunt for other natural building materials near your home. MORE

Summer Fun Day at the Steppingstone Farm Museum
Saturday, July 8 | 11 AM – 4 PM | Steppingstone Farm Museum, Havre de Grace

A celebration of old fashioned fun! A classic car and antique tractor show, ice cream eating contest, kids games, a sock hop and soda fountain, and the Jackie Andrews Memorial Lawnmower Race along with tours of the museum and shops. Admission is $10 for adults, members with passes and children 12 & under are FREE! Pets are welcome on the grounds! (must be leashed & picked up after). MORE

Saturday, July 8 | 11 AM – 10 PM | Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds

Nextival is a family Friendly Food Truck Music Festival with FAMILY, FOOD & FUN at the heart of our experience. They have 50 food trucks and vendors, 15 bands and performers, 10 Moon Bounces, 3 stages, 2 Helicopters for helicopter rides to downtown Annapolis and Back and 400 pounds of legos and duplos plus arts and crafts for the kids and fun outdoor games. Kids 12 and under are FREE. MORE

Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.
Saturday, July 8 & Sunday, July 9 | 1 PM | CCBC – Essex

Join Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre’s Court Jesters Young Peoples’ Theatre for “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure Jr.” based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture. Tickets are $10. MORE

Charm City Players presents Peter Pan
Saturday, July 8 & Sunday, July 9 | 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

Community Build 1st Anniversary Party featuring Marshall Law
Saturday, July 8 | 4 PM | Angel Park

One year ago over 4000 members of our community helped build Angel Park. Come help us celebrate the 1st Anniversary of their community Build. The event begins at 4pm with performances by The Moving Co. and Catholic High Dance Troupes. Followed by Marshall Law from 6pm to 8:30pm They will have free kids activities and food and drinks for sale. Lawn chairs and blankets welcome. Pets and alcohol not permitted. Weather Permitting. MORE

Rhythms and Reels Movie in the Park: Trolls
Saturday, July 8 | 5:30 PM | ABC Park

As part of Baltimore Recreation and Parks’ Rhythms and Reels series, please join them at Movie in the Park, featuring Trolls! Pre-Movie Entertainment beginning 5:30 p.m.; Movie Starts at Dusk. MORE

Center Plaza Stroller Strides
Sunday, July 9 | 9 AM – 10 AM | Center Plaza

Join Stroller Strides Fit4Mom Baltimore City and Downtown Partnership of Baltimore at their FREE fitness class in Center Plaza on Sunday, July 9 at 9am. Stroller Strides is a fitness class designed for parents with stroller-aged kids. Each 60-minute, total body workout incorporates power walking, strength, toning, songs, and activities. Bring an exercise mat for ground exercises & a bottle of water. MORE

Second Sundays in the Park
Sunday, July 9 | 11 AM – 3 PM | Leakin Park

Fun activities for all ages during Second Sundays Fun Days (11AM-3PM) in Leakin Park! Enjoy Nature Art Making 11 AM-1 PM for young or old, our the woodland trails to see the Nature Art in the Park’s outdoor exhibit, take a FREE Miniature steam train rides for all ages with Chesapeake & Allegheny Live Steamers, and explore the Open House at the picturesque Chapel and the Orianda House. MORE

Live! Family Fun Days at Power Plant Live
Sunday, July 9 | 12 PM – 4 PM | Power Plant Live

Join Power Plant for a family-friendly afternoon! Kid Friendly Yoga Session, Pony Rides, Baltimore Hoop Love, Inflatable Obstacle Course, Kid Friendly Games and Crafts, Face Painting, Bubbles, hula hoops and MORE! Admission to event area is FREE! All- Day All Access Wristband is ONLY $5 (100% of the proceeds is donated to Volunteering Untapped) Tickets available at ticketfly.com or at the door. Wristband gives you unlimited access to Inflatable Obstacle Course, Pony Rides, and Face Painting. MORE

Wild for Water Day
Sunday, July 9 | 12 PM – 4 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center for their biggest event of the summer! Make mini-boats and race them down the river, meet live aquatic creatures, participate in a river treasure hunt, and check out super cool mud science experiments. Enjoy water games for the whole family! Snow cones and hot dogs will be sold on-site. All ages / $10 per person. MORE

The Tempest | Shakespeare Family Fun Days
Sunday, July 9 | 4:30 PM – 8 PM | Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park

It’s the mission of Chesapeake Shakespeare Company to introduce young people to Shakespeare in a setting that is fun, casual and friendly. Kids are welcome (and get in free) to all of their summer performances at the Patapsco Female Institute Park, but they really roll out the red carpet for them on Sunday afternoons in July! Sundays are Family Fun Days, welcoming everyone from babes in arms to grandparents. Gates open at 4:30pm. Child-friendly activities are provided before the play including costume dress-up, storytelling, games and more. The performance of The Tempest will begin at 6pm. Bring a picnic and come make memories. MORE

Rhythms & Reels: Sac Au Lait
Sunday, July 9 | 5 PM – 8 PM | Riverside Park

As part of Baltimore Rec and Park’s #RhythmsandReels series, please join them at the Riverside Concert Series, featuring Sac Au Lait! Dubbed “Baltimore’s finest in dixieland” by the Citypaper, Sac Au Lait is a Station North institution. The 6-piece band has been playing First Thursdays at Joe Squared since the bar first opened its doors, and over the past 10 years has performed at virtually every space in Baltimore and the surrounding area. MORE