Unicorn cake night, Light City, family makerspaces, flamenco dancing, stick horses and more! Check out our list of (cool) Baltimore family events this weekend!

We can’t wait to see everyone on Saturday night for our play date at St. Paul’s School! Join us for dinosaurs, inventions, art, and a performance by Baby Beats! Can’t make this weekend? Next Saturday, April 21st, we will be celebrating Earth Day with fun at Waldorf School!

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, April 13-15

Family Night At The Museum: A (cool) progeny play date!
Saturday, April 14 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | St. Paul’s School

Dinosaurs, inventions, art, and MORE! Join (cool) progeny at St. Paul’s School for a family play date where the classrooms come to life! The talented team at St. Paul’s will be setting up five “museums” throughout the school that families can explore as part of this hands-on evening play date. MORE

Light City Festival
Saturday April 14 – Saturday, April 21 | Downtown Baltimore

Light City Festival runs from April 14 – 21 — with lots of kid-friendly fun happening! Highlights for the pint-sized crowd include theBGE Light Art Walk around the Inner Harbor with 21 light installations that are brand new to Light City, and the Opening Night parade! MORE

Friday Nite Rox
Friday, April 13 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | EarthTreks Timonium

Kids get a fun night of climbing adventure (2.5 hours!) and parents enjoy a night out on the town- what could be more perfect! Activities include vertical games, age-appropriate basic skills instruction, and tons of climbing, all under the supervision of our qualified instructors. MORE

Free Dinner Skate Night
Friday, April 13 | 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Hot Skates

Join Hot Skates every Friday Night for an evening of skating and fun! There is no need to worry about cooking dinner, they will provide everyone with a free slice of pizza and a small drink! MORE

Wockenfuss Candies 6th Annual Factory Tour
Saturday, April 14 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Wockenfuss Factory

Join in the fun and tour the Wockenfuss Candy Factory!They will be giving away samples and raffling off candy. Tours will run continually throughout the day. Bring the entire family! MORE

Story Time: Planting a Rainbow
Saturday, April 14 | 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM | The Pottery Stop

Read the book – Planting a Rainbow and make a Flower Pot. Appropriate for ages 2 and up. This is designed as a parent/child activity and will last for about one hour. One ticket includes a seat for one child and one adult. MORE

CAC MakerSpace Family Workshop: Create Your Own Planter or Pencil Box
Saturday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | MakerSpace at Chesapeake Arts Center

Family workshops engage the community by providing fun and easy, interactive activities. Volunteers will be there to guide you and assist when needed! Finger joints are challenging to cut! Watch our laser cutter zip through the process with ease to fabricate your own pencil holder or planter! MORE

Art Kids: Daily Routines
Saturday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | The Walters Art Museum

Learning is fun at the Walters for children 3–5 years old and their favorite adults. You and your child will use all of your senses during this hands-on experience that combines a story, gallery tour, and art-making activity. Pre-registration is required. MORE

Littles’ Day
Saturday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have a child age six or under? Visit Port Discovery for a day filled with activities designed just for them! Enjoy dancing and singing with the Kindersinger: Silly Songs! program. Join in on yoga for little ones during Magical Mats. Build early literacy skills in the Mother Goose on the Loose® program. Learn about – and become part of – a theater production during their interactive theater workshop, Play Within a Play. MORE

Stick Horse Weekend
Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

To celebrate everything equine in Maryland, Clark’s Elioak will have fun making stick horses on Saturday and Sunday. They provide all the materials, you just bring the creativity. Each child will make a stick horse to take home. MORE

Pig the Star Storytime
Saturday, April 14 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Barnes & Noble – White Marsh

Pig does everything he can to be the star of a photo shoot. When the photographer starts to favor his friend, Pig must try everything to steal back the show! Join Barnes & Noble for this laugh-out-loud Storytime, with activities to follow. MORE

Ballet to Flamenco
Saturday, April 14 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Journey from the grace and power of ballet to the color and flair of flamenco in this program of iconic dance repertoire. This concert is highlighted by performances by Nicole Kelsch from the Ballet Theatre of Maryland and professional flamenco dancer Anna Menendez. The program includes Bizet’s Carmen Suite, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Suite and Strauss’ The Blue Danube Waltz. Join BSO in the lobby at 9:45 am and enjoy interactive activities for families! MORE

Sunday Fun – Art Project: My Blues Guitar
Saturday, April 14 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Become a blues musician like B.B. King by making your own musical instrument. Visitors will decorate their own guitar with various art materials. Afterward, check out B. B. King’s guitar and other guitarists in the photo exhibition, Reflections: Intimate Portraits of Iconic African Americans. In conjunction with Jazz Appreciation Month. MORE

Science A-Glow Blacklight Bonanza
Saturday, April 14 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Come to the Learning Lab and experiment with things that glow under a blacklight. Write with detergent, color walls with shaving cream, play ring toss, and investigate some glow-in-the-dark water. MORE

Fell’s Point Light Festival
Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15 | 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | Fells Point Main Street

The Fell’s Point Light Festival is about to get LIT! Join us on Broadway to kick-off Light City. Music and drinks, entertainment and art, as well as family-friendly activities and a surprise guest. Featuring light displays from local artists and a storefront decorating contest, this FREE outdoor festival is one not to miss! MORE

Shine So Bright Bash at Light City Baltimore
Saturday, April 14 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Harbor East Baltimore

Take a walk on the Bright Side at Harbor East as Harbor East celebrates the 3rd Annual Light City: A Festival of Light, Music & Innovation. Kick off Light City with a Live DJ on the Street, glow-in-the-dark giveaways, carnival performers, street-side bars hosted by BIN 604 & Lebanese Taverna (complete with LED cups to get into the spirit of things!), and popcorn bar! MORE

Maryland 529 Discount Day
Sunday, April 15 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Spend the whole day learning through play for less thanks to Maryland 529! Be among the first 500 Visitors to Port Discovery and receive $5.29 off General Admission! Explore three floors of interactive exhibits along with fun and engaging programs! MORE

Junie B. Jones
Sunday, April 15 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Baltimore Center Stage

This continuation of our Family Series, introduced last season, will feature the precocious and lovable Junie B. Jones stars in a colorful, funny, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament, and other various first-grade angst-ridden situations. MORE

Spring Bluegrass at Boordy
Sunday, April 15 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Boordy Vineyard

Join some of Maryland’s finest Bluegrass bands as Boordy kicks off their outdoor Spring season! Lib’s Grill and Keyes Creamery sell their homemade food and ice-cream. MORE

Family Paint – Mermaids
Sunday, April 15 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | The Painted Palette

Bring your little one to Family Day! The Painted Palette hosts one class each month that’s geared toward kids of all ages! Stay and paint with them, or drop them off and stay to watch or pick them up after class. MORE

SugarDoh Unicorn Cake Night
Sunday, April 15 | 3:00 PM – 5:45 PM | Bill Bateman’s Rosedale

SugarDoh’s Cake Night Out is full of cake decorating fun! Learn buttercream & fondant techniques from Amy Eagan, owner of Cakes 2-A-T and leave with a fabulous cake you can take home. MORE

More room in your planner? Check out our (cool) list of 45 Things to Do with Kids in April