Fairy tale festival, superheroes, flower fun, fairy walks, Red Shoe Shuffle, Neighborhood Lights, Cherrybration, and MORE! Here are our favorite ideas for getting out and about with the kids this weekend.

As always, please check the website of the event sponsor before venturing out for the most up-to-date information, especially weather-related cancellations. We don’t want to say the four-letter-word and jinx ourselves, but forecasters are calling for it and it rhymes with shmow… 

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events, April 6-8

Neighborhood Lights
Friday, April 6- Sunday, April 8 | Locations Vary

Neighborhood Lights, Light City’s immersive community artist-in-residence program kicks off April 6-8, 2018 and takes place in fourteen neighborhoods. The (cool) thing about this part of Light City? Baltimore-based artists received a $15,000 grant to create an illuminated visual or performance art project within the neighborhood of their residency. Twelve artists were selected to create illuminated art for fourteen neighborhoods this year, including: Baybrook (Brooklyn and Curtis Bay), Belair-Edison, Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, Darley Park, Federal Hill , Hamilton-Lauraville, Highlandtown, Hollins Roundhouse/Southwest Baltimore, Little Italy, Locust Point, Patterson Park, Pigtown, Remington, and Waverly. MORE 

Annual Spring Flower Display at the Rawlings Conservatory
Friday, April 6, Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

Rawlings Conservatory presents the passage to the awakening of spring in their beautiful bulb show – a rainbow of spring colors showcased by tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, and grape hyacinths. MORE

First Friday
Friday, April 6 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Join MSC for First Friday, a night when the Maryland Science Center celebrates the first Friday of each month with discounted admission. Admission for First Friday includes the permanent exhibit halls, Planetarium, and IMAX Theater. All visitors pay just $10 for admission during First Friday. The IMAX presentation is at 7:00pm, Planetarium presentations are at 6:00pm & 7:30pm, and you will encounter live science during your visit. MORE

Family Fridays Under the Dome
Friday, April 6 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Treat your family to unique shows at Robinson Nature Center’s NatureSphere planetarium. Each program features a full-dome movie preceded by a family-friendly planetarium presentation. The featured film will be Astronaut. MORE

Marvel Universe LIVE! Age of Heroes
Friday, April 6, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Saturday, April 7, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM and 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Sunday, April 8, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM and 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Royal Farms Arena

Marvel fans, assemble for this live, action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange, master of the mystic arts, in a race against time to recover the Wand of Watoomb before it falls into Lokis hands. MORE

Family Night Hike
Friday, April 6 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Frogs are calling in the wetland! Join Irvine Nature Center for a twilight stroll and identify frogs by sight and sound. MORE

WTMD Presents Saturday Morning Tunes – Falu’s Bazaar
Saturday, April 7 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | WTMD

A native of Bombay, India, Falu is a world music star. Her live performances celebrate the instruments, languages, sights and humanities of a diverse world. Through Falu’s Bazaar, children can learn about introducing themselves in Hindi, obeying traffic signals, counting, spices, cooking and more. MORE

Family Day Celebration: Enoch Pratt’s 16th Annual Fairy Tale Extravaganza
Saturday, April 7 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Maryland Historical Society

Enjoy a special day of celebration & discovery for the whole family during Family Day Celebrations at the Maryland Historical Society! Inspired by museum-wide events and exhibits at the MdHS, Family Days feature several art-making projects, special guests, scavenger hunts, and many more family fun activities! MORE

Enchanted Forest Cherrybration Days
Saturday, April 7 and Sunday, April 8 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

Celebrate Howard County’s “Cherrybration Days” at the farm with lots of pink pizzazz. All children in a family will get a free hay ride if at least one person in the family is dressed as a pink princess. Children may also dress up in princess gowns provided at the farm for a photo opportunity with “Princess Cherrybella”. MORE

Foraging for Wild Edibles
Saturday, April 7 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Foraging was a way of life besides growing your own vegetables and herbs, and wild foods have more nutritional value and taste than some commercially grown foods today. Walk with a Benjamin Banneker Foundation member to see what edibles are around the park. MORE

Stoller Safari – Sensational Senses
Saturday, April 7 | 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM | Maryland Zoo

Families with children 18 – 36 months will explore the animal world through animal stories and/or songs and a stroller walk in the Zoo. The theme this week is Sensational Senses. MORE

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – Live!
Saturday, April 7 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Amoss Center at Harford Community College

The hugely popular Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE!, based on the #1 PBS KIDS TV series, has delighted live audiences on stages across the country. Now, your favorite characters are hopping on board trolley and coming back to HCC with DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD LIVE: KING FOR A DAY! It’s an event filled with tigertastic fun, teaching the valuable lessons of kindness, helping others, and being a friend. MORE

Baltimore Faerie Faire
Saturday, April 7 | 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Church of the Guardian Angel

The Baltimore Faerie Faire celebrates the wonders of the natural world, and all the beings that inhabit it, real and imaginary. They seek to heal, inspire, nurture, entertain and serve our Baltimore community by creating Wonder in an urban Faerie Festival. They strive to find a balance between the concrete and the dirt, the practical and the fantastic. Promoting creativity in costume, crafts, music, dance, art, and attitude, Baltimore Faerie Faire seeks to create a welcoming space for young and old, dreamers and doers, artists and patrons of the arts. MORE

Weekend Workers
Saturday, April 7 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them. This week’s theme is BMI Scavenger Hunt. MORE

Fairy Walk and Craft
Saturday, April 7 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

Join Cylburn Arboretum for a whimsical afternoon. Walk through lush gardens, and an enchanted forest to find our hidden fairy and gnome friends. Find and keep any treasures that you find along the trails. Children will enjoy story time, hands-on activities and crafts making Spring Flower Fairies. Please dress in your best Fairy garb! Activities appropriate for ages 5-10. MORE

Zumbini at The DBJCC
Saturday, April 7 | 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM | Downtown Baltimore JCC

Zumbini is music and movement class for ages 0-4. Join Ms. Tramaine for 45 minutes of toe-tapping fun. MORE

BCRP $5 5K Fools for Fitness
Sunday, April 8 | 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Druid Hill Park

Join Baltimore City Recreation & Parks at their first $5 5K of 2018! Get your family, friends, co-workers and fellow park enthusiasts to participate! Runners and walkers alike will enjoy fresh air, community engagement, fitness and fun. ALL proceeds for the $5 5k series goes towards city-wide park programming. Light snacks provided. MORE

7th Annual Red Shoe Shuffle 5K Run & Walk
Sunday, April 8 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore

Join Ronald McDonald Charities as they commemorate the last Red Shoe Shuffle in their current location and get ready to embark on the future in their new house. Ask a friend, form a team, make a donation, and come out to help break some records to make this the best Shuffle ever! Every participant will receive a red and white striped beanie in their goodie bag! MORE

Ants in April
Sunday, April 8 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Soldiers Delight NEA

Join your little explorer for an interactive parent/child program all about ants! Activities will include music and movement songs such as The Ants Go Marching, as well as an easy finger paint craft to do together. There will be picture books about ants to look at and suggested follow-up activities you can do at home. It’s never too early to learn to appreciate all creatures, big or small! MORE

Anything but Brushes
Sunday, April 8 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Paint a whimsical, colorful painting WITHOUT using a paintbrush! Fun for the whole family! MORE

Preparatory Young People’s String Program Spring Concert
Sunday, April 8 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall

The Young People’s String Program (YPSP) is a creative blend of Suzuki philosophy, Paul Rolland’s approach to movement in string playing, and traditional string pedagogy. Dr. Shinichi Suzuki’s philosophy embraces the idea that all children are born with musical ability that can be nurtured at an early age through their environment, listening, imitation, and by working closely with a parent at home. Paul Rolland’s work focuses on relaxation and freedom of movement in string playing. MORE