Join us for some SUPER fun and a great cause! Grab your cape and zoom to Garrison Forest School for our 5th Annual Superhero Social to benefit Little Lion Challenge! Superhero sightings, glitter tattoos, arts, crafts, snacks, live music, HEROIC fun, and visits from nine of your favorite superheroes. We’re thrilled that Lisa and Mikel of Milkshake are joining us again to rock out with our mini superheroes and to debut an amazing kids band from STAGES.

As always, this event is uniquely designed to be inclusive of all children, including those with complex medical issues. The first 100 families to arrive will receive a special SUPERHERO bag of goodies from our community partners. Weather permitting, we will have inside and outside activities. 

It’s the caped crusader celebration you don’t want to miss! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and have a BLAST with us!

Tickets will be available at the door — but you’ll get in quicker if you buy them online in advance!  Your ticket includes entrance, all activities, snacks courtesy of KIND, kiddie ice cream cup, and performances. There will be opportunities to donate to Little Lion Challenge through our gift card auction or purchase a Little Lion Challenge t-shirt. Dinner will be available for purchase from Whole Foods Market’s Superhero food stand!

Please note that all attendees ages 1 and older need a ticket for this event. Children under age 1 are admitted free of charge.

5th Annual Superhero Social to Benefit Little Lion Challenge

About Little Lion Challenge

The (COOL) PROGENY SUPERHERO SOCIAL benefits the Little Lion Challenge, a non-profit organization created by (cool) progeny founders Heather and Patrick Walsh in 2014 after they brought their son Brennan home from 111 day NICU hospitalization. The Little Lion Challenge Fund is built upon the idea that small acts of kindness make a BIG ROAR — and aims to support families of children with complex medical issues. The organization provides hospital care and comfort packages to families with children in Baltimore area neonatal and pediatric ICUs every year on Little Lion Challenge Day, as well as other related good works. The Little Lion Challenge is a fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc.

About Our Co-Host, Garrison Forest School

You know what your child is capable of. So does Garrison Forest School. Their all-girls’ Kindergarten through 12th grade and coed Preschool program empowers students to reach their fullest potential and live a life of purpose—in an environment where every child is encouraged to be his or her true self. MORE

Entertainment Schedule

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Registration and PreEvent Superhero Walk of Fame
5:30 PM | STAGES Kid Band
5:55 PM | Kohl Magic
6:20 PM | Lisa and Mikel from MILKSHAKE
7:10 PM | STAGES Kid Band

Meet one of our 9 superhero visitors during the event (including one on stilts!)! Our Superhero Walk of Fame will be open before the event from 5 PM – 5:30 PM. Superheroes will be mingling throughout the event.

Nerf Challenge

Some fundraisers have silent auctions. Ours? We have a nerf challenge! Your donation — and skilled aim! — will help you win a FREE semester of class at Coppermine Fieldhouse, tickets to Port Discovery Children’s Museum or the National Aquarium, a month of swim lessons at Goldfish Swim School – Owings Mills, a month family membership to ACAC Baltimore, breakfast at Miss Shirley’s Cafe, Roland Park, 6 jump passes to Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park – Towson, and MORE! 

Kids can participate in the challenge for a $5 or $10 donation and all will receive a prize. For donations at the $25, $50, $75 and $100 levels, you’ll receive a corresponding number of nerf darts. Rack up points (the bigger your donation, the more darts you get!). Highest scorers at 7:15 PM will select their prize of choice. Highest scorer selects first, second highest scorer selects second… and, well, you get the idea!


  • Superhero Meet and Greets
  • Mask Making with The Walters Art Museum
  • Shield Crafting with Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital
  • Photobooth with CDP Photobooth
  • Circus Art Fun with Port Discovery
  • Comic Button Making with Baltimore County Public Library
  • Imagination Playground courtesy of Garrison Forest School
  • Glitter Tattoos courtesy of Funny Faces Face Painting with Shari K.
  • Ice Cream Stand (courtesy of The Charmery)
  • Live Music courtesy of STAGES and Lisa and Mikel from MILKSHAKE
  • Superhero Fun Stations with Garrison Forest School
  • Superhero Fitness Training with acac
  • Strolling Superhero Hula Hoopers and Stilt Walker 
  • Nerf Challenge (additional fee)
  • Grill Stand courtesy of Whole Foods Market (additional fee)

Buy Your Tickets

Our  Sponsors and Activity Partners

Stages Music Arts

Stages Music Arts is a state-of-the-art, world-class audio and video production, distribution, and music education facility. Stages began as a vision by founder, and creator, Rob Smith, to create a place that would encompass all things music, where a musician at any level has every tool and opportunity to explore all aspects of the music industry. MORE

Lisa and Mikel, Milkshake

Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids.  Led by singer Lisa Mathews and guitarist Mikel Gehl, whose songs for grown-ups have been featured in movies and prime-time television, and whose indie rock group Love Riot garnered critical praise during its 10-year run, Milkshake has won over preschoolers without compromising songcraft, stagecraft or their authentic rock&roll spirit. MORE

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital

Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital (MWPH) is a specialty hospital that serves children with medically complex conditions, from birth to the age of 21. Founded in 1922, the hospital is coming close to its centennial year. MORE

Port Discovery Children’s Museum

As the premier children’s museum in the mid-Atlantic, Port Discovery Children’s Museum educates children and inspires life-long curiosity. Their play-to-learn philosophy opens the door for children to discover and explore the world around them and to lead smarter, healthier, more engaged lives. MORE

The Charmery

Charm City’s local hand-crafted ice cream shop – scooping fun flavors that make Baltimore so delicious! The Charmery hand crafts super-premium ice cream that focuses on the fun flavors that make Baltimore so delicious. They use the best possible ingredients, supporting local farmers and producers whenever possible. They have an ever changing sundae menu, seasonal ice cream flavors, sodas from scratch, hand-spun milkshakes, and floats with the root beer right from the tap! MORE

The Walters Art Museum

The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, Maryland is internationally renowned for its collection of art. The Walters offers a variety of engaging programs to complement the art on view for visitors of all ages. Whether you’re looking for programs for adults or for kids and families, our offerings will provide you with educational, engaging, and entertaining experiences. MORE

Whole Foods Baltimore

Whole Foods Market seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintain the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture.  MORE

KIND® Snacks

KIND believes if you can’t pronounce an ingredient, it shouldn’t go into your body. Actually, it shouldn’t even go into your pantry. That’s why KIND® Snacks are made from whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. Just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few). MORE

CDP Photobooth

Grab your friends, some props, and strike a pose! Book their ultra-popular photo booth for your next party, wedding, or corporate event. They provide the props, the pictures, and you provide the party people. Keep the memories of your event alive by giving guests prints to take home and the ability to share them with friends and family on social media. MORE

Baltimore Hoop Love

Baltimore Hoop Love brings hula hoops and circus fun to the streets of Baltimore. MORE

Baltimore County Public Library

The Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL) has been serving the suburban community surrounding the city of Baltimore since 1948. Based in Towson, Maryland, this nationally recognized library system has nineteen branches, almost a half million registered users, and over eleven million loans per year. Check us out and see how you can enjoy one of the best library systems in the United States. MORE


acac Baltimore is Baltimore’s premier health club, with two locations in the Baltimore area- one in Hunt Valley, MD and one in Timonium, MD. Features include a state of the art aquatics center, beginner exercise programs, over 100 free group exercise classes each week, personal training and more. MORE

Becket Hitch

Becket Hitch offers a collection of stylish home goods, accessories and gifts that will excite and inspire. They work closely with our customers to create a unique expression of themselves in their homes and through their gift giving. Each item has been chosen to enhance a room, inspire a moment, and provide quality goods for everyday living. MORE

Yankee Doodle Art Studio

Yankee Doodle is an All-American themed create-it-yourself arts and crafts shop. Yankee Doodle offers four core activities to choose from; create specialty soap, make custom candles, write and illustrate your own book or design your own placemat, as well as numerous seasonal and specialty activities to choose from. Giving children an interactive, multi-sensory activity where they can use their imagination to design their own art work helps promote developmental growth. MORE

Funny Faces Face Painting with Shari K.

Funny Faces Face Painting with Shari K provides face painting and glitter tattoo services for parties and events. MORE


WTMD’s mission is to be the most trusted radio  source for music and cultural programming in the Baltimore region. We believe that music has the power to change our moods, our minds, and our world.  MORE

R&R Events

R&R Events is a one stop shop of resources. One of the region’s top event design firms, founded by Ralph Rizzo in 1992, Rizzo employs his own carpentry and mechanical design skills to add unique touches to each event. If you can dream it – R&R Events can create it! MORE

Alternate Worlds Comics and Games

Baltimore’s oldest and best comics, games & collectibles store! Celebrating their 38th Year of Service to the reading and collecting community! MORE

… and many thanks to our private donors.