Summer, summer, summertime! As the temperature heats up, so do the fun things for families in and around Baltimore! Check out our list of must-do events in and around Charm City in June.

50 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this June

The Wizard of Oz presented by Charm City Players
Select dates through July 15 | Times Vary | The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Auditorium at Mercy High School

The classic MGM film comes alive on-stage in this musical spectacular. The Wizard of Oz has been entertaining audiences for generations and is one of the most beloved movie classics of all time. Your ticket includes a full Broadway-Style musical, face painting, pre-show activities, a live orchestra and a meet and greet with the cast after every show. MORE

Kids Cheer Free
Select dates through September 30 | Times Vary | Orioles Park at Camden Yards

Calling all O’s fans ages nine and younger – attend games free of charge!! For each regularly-priced Upper Deck ticket purchased, adults can add up to two additional free Upper Deck tickets for the kids. This season, Oriole Park has an enhanced Kid’s Corner, which will include an interactive treehouse activity center, a jungle gym, a moon bounce and Skee-Ball. They’ve also expanded their kid friendly food offerings. MORE

Sandlot
Open till approximately October 20 | Times Vary | Harbor Point

Head to one of Baltimore’s hottest summer spots and YES, it is kid friendly! In fact, the Sandlot was originally made with the owner’s 4 kids in mind! Sandlot features a beach, sandboxes, toys, a kid-friendly menu, and plenty of non-soda beverages available for little ones. Adults can enjoy food from famed local chef Spike Gjerde, cocktails, and a new beer made exclusively for Sandlot (“Soak up the Sun” by the Brewer’s Art). Events over the next few months include musical acts, yoga and other fitness classes, Splash City Golf, movie nights and a food and wine festival. MORE

Pie and Music Night
June 1 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Prigel Family Creamery

Help Prigel Family Creamery kick off their first music night! Enjoy the sounds of Once Around The Horn while snacking on a slice of pie from Pie Dough Bakery (topped with ice cream, of course!) Face painting will also be available from 7-9! Enjoy a fun night for the whole family! MORE

Classic Car
June 2 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Home Depot – Timonium

Share the nostalgic pastime of car modeling with your child in a classic car hands-on workshop. Together you can build a vintage General Motors-style wooden car to put on display or take for a ride “with no particular place to go. Once your vehicle is built, your child can customize it with paint and stickers. MORE

Music Box: Red, White and Blue
June 2 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Celebrate the colors of the American flag with a string quartet of BSO musicians. Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of BSO musicians performing classical and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy. MORE

7th Annual Taste Of 3 Cities
June 2 | 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Patterson Park

The 7th Annual Taste Of 3 Cities, voted 2 years in a row, one of the Top Ten Festivals in Maryland features 40 plus Food Trucks from the region. Enjoy an expanded Kid’s Zone with children’s activities and Helicopter Rides. Also, new this year, The Holistic Vendor’s Village & The Artisan’s Village. MORE

Feast of St. Anthony Italian Festival
June 2 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Saint Leo’s Church

Two-day Italian street festival including delicious food, vino, booths packed with game wheels, souvenirs and vendors, plus a KIDS area offering face painting, activities, and games. Enjoy watching the Roma Sausage-eating contest onstage and take a selfie with the handsome Roman gladiators! There’s an indoor sit-down pasta dinner, indoor Bingo, an exciting bocce tournament and more. MORE

Music in the Woods
June 2 | 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Celebrate the season with music in the beautiful setting of Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy this family-friendly festival with diverse local bands and solo musicians. Performances include bluegrass, folk, rock and more, all on an outdoor stage. Craft vendors and children’s activities available throughout the day. Bring your instrument and meet up with other musicians at jam sessions. MORE

Junior Photo Safari – Feathers
June 3 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Join The Maryland Zoo for a 90-minute photo safari: kids only! Aspiring wildlife photographers ages 8-14 will receive an educational Zoo tour, learning the basic skills and special tricks needed to capture stunning shots of animals. Discover the wide range of colors displayed in the feathers of birds. Practice finding proper lighting as you develop your color composition skills. Challenge yourself by trying to snap an action shot of the blue-bellied roller’s bright colors while in flight! MORE

(cool) progeny Play Zone at A Taste of Honeygo Festival
June 3 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Honeygo Village

We are thrilled to be hosting the kid fun at A Taste of Honeygo Festival again this year! Kick off summer with lei making, face painting, sand art, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, a pint-sized obstacle course, jump roping, and more! Dancers from Anita’s Dance Studio will be teaching hula lessons and Stages Music Arts will be offering a Ukulele petting zoo. Baltimore Hoop Love will be there, too. (And that’s just in the play zone — there are LOTS of fun things happening throughout the festival including great live music and food!). This event is FREE however, there is a $5 fee for Sand Art. RAIN DATE: June 10, 2018. MORE

St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival 2018
June 7 till June 10 | 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM | St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

The St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival, Maryland’s most attended Hellenic celebration, will once again take place in Baltimore’s GreekTown Square. This annual four-day event celebrates the best of Greek culture: food, music, dance, faith and legendary hospitality. Attendees of the Greek Folk Festival will enjoy free admission and parking, food and drink vendor, kids’ activities including arts & crafts and games, and live music and performances. MORE

Waterfront Partnership’s Summer Social
June 8 | 5 PM – 8 PM | West Shore Park

Bring a blanket and enjoy a fun, family-friendly evening at West Shore Park every second Friday from May through September. Summer Socials feature live music by a local band, kids activities, food trucks, bar service, and the Walter Sondheim Interactive Fountain. Summer Socials are always free and fun to attend! Loose Ties will be performing at the June event! MORE

Mid-Atlantic Youth Ballet presents The Wizard of Oz
June 8  and June 9 at 7 PM | June 10 at 1 PM | Towson University

Follow the yellow brick road to Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet’s production of The Wizard of Oz! Local dancers bring to life the story of Dorothy’s adventures in Oz. The family-friendly production will delight kids of all ages. MORE

Parent and Me: Baking Basics
June 9 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Baltimore Chef Shop

A class for young chefs and their parents to work together in the kitchen. Class will start with basic kitchen safety and cover the essentials of measuring, weighing, mixing, and of course, cracking those eggs. Best part is you get to enjoy some tasty treats at the end! MORE

Improv for Kids!
June 9 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | The BIG Theater

Do your kids love to make believe and perform? Are they creative? Do you think they might be funnier than you? Then have them join The Baltimore Improv Group for a fun class of improvisational theater! Students will learn the basics of improv, participating in exercises and games for better listening, agreement, and response. From there, kids will take to the stage to practice scene work and create fun characters. MORE

Trucks & Tractors at Clark’s Elioak Farm
June 9 and June 10 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

Head to Clark’s and see all your favorite trucks. There will be an antique fire truck and antique cars, farm & construction equipment, vintage Army jeep, a super-charged way cool pick-up and much more. MORE

Chrysalis Kids: What is Opera? A Team!
June 9 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Visit Merriweather Park for Baltimore Concert Opera’s: “What is Opera? A Team!” This high-energy, 40-minute interactive program is led by a real-life opera singers! Through visuals, music, and play, kids aged 5-10 learn about the teamwork that creates an opera and discover that opera is the ultimate mash-up: music + words + pretending + dance + visual art! MORE

KidsDay 2018
June 9 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Columbia Sportspark

KidsDay, the fun, annual welcome-to-summer event for kids hosted by Columbia Association, returns to Columbia SportsPark. Free activities include games, inflatables, arts and crafts, face painting, mini golf, batting cages, Zumba for kids and more! Concessions will be available for purchase, including food, beverages, snacks and ice cream. MORE

Build-A-Kite Workshop
June 9 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Maryland Science Center

Clear skies, sunny days, warm temps—it’s finally time to get outside. Get ready for those breezy summer days by engineering your very own kite at the Maryland Science Center. Use ripstop nylon and our easy-to-follow sewing pattern to create a sled kite. Participants will get to work on different methods of making seams as well as learn a trick or two on the sewing machine. No sewing skills? No problem! MORE

Charm City Ballet presents The Little Mermaid
June 9, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | June 10, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Charm City Ballet (CCB) presents the premier of its original full-length ballet, “The Little Mermaid.” Join them as they bring this magical story to the stage through dance. MORE

Weekend Walk-In: Planetary Shrinky Dink
June 9 | 1 PM – 4 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Join AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop in the AVAM classroom! Their Education staff will help you explore new creative territory & make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies & boundless inspiration provided! This Saturday, design and draw your own planets on magical Shrinky-Dink plastic. MORE

 *** (cool) progeny Summer Adventure Passport Holders can get a Buy-One-Workshop-Get-One-Workshop FREE offer for this event! Just remember to bring your passport. 

The Greatest Showman Sing-Along
June 9 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Harford Community College – Chesapeake Center

America is singing along with the most entertaining movie of the year and now you can too. Join Harford Community College for a special sing-along screening of The Greatest Showman, the Golden Globe winner for Best Original Song. MORE

Plants and People Sunday – “Exploration Station”
June 10 | 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM | Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens

Elementary-aged children and youth experience fun and educational hands-on horticulture activities. The programs are interactive, informal and experiential opportunities for visitors to learn about plants, Baltimore gardening, and the conservatory environment. This event is free, though a $5 per person donation is encouraged. MORE

River Romp
June 14, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | June 17, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Celebrate summer by cooling off at the nature center with activities down at the Middle Patuxent River! Bring your own non-perishable picnic, and join a Robinson Naturalist at the river for lunch and fun, family-friendly river games. Search the stream for big and small animals! Make boats and race them downstream! Come dressed to get wet! MORE

LakeFest Weekend
June 15, 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM | June 16, 12:00 PM – 9:30 PM | June 17, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Columbia Lakefront

The LakeFest Weekend Festival presents nationally and internationally known artists and attracts visitors from throughout the Mid-Atlantic. LakeFest will feature an international spectacle performance, more than 50 visual artists from up and down the east coast, and festive foods. KidzART will provide fun Children’s art-making activities in the Simon Decker Arts Tent and there will be participatory children’s music activities with the Olenka School of Music. MORE

Dinosaur Party
June 15 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Spend the evening on a dinosaur adventure with games, snacks, and art projects from the Mesozoic. This is a drop off program for ages 5-10 years old, must pre-register. MORE

Very Hungry Caterpillar: Story Fun in the Garden – a (cool) progeny play date
June 2 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Garrison Forest School

Join (cool) progeny at Garrison Forest School for our first pop-up play date of the summer! Enjoy a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Eric-Carle themed-craft, butterfly fun, and more! We’ll have coffee (for the parents), snacks (for the kids), and lots of time to explore the mud kitchen, natural play spaces, and gardens in Garrison Forest’s wonderful outdoor classroom! Cost is $5 per family!! MORE

Dinomite Dinosaur Day sponsored by M&T Bank
June 16 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Enjoy a Paleo-Expedition as you are guided through a dino-themed story time; go through Tiny Dino-Mania with sensory activities designed for your tot, and grab a front seat in an interactive play, Waking Up T-Rex!, where little ones will witness science being used to wake up 9-foot T-Rex dinosaur! Practice your game show skills in Show What You Dino-Know! and tap into your inner creative as your make-and-take DinosART paper dinosaurs home! MORE

 *** (cool) progeny Summer Adventure Passport Holders can use their Buy-One-Admission-Get-One-Admission FREE offer for this event! Just remember to bring your passport. 

1 West Mount Vernon Place Opening Celebration
June 16 | 11 AM – 4 PM | The Walters Art Museum

In celebration of the opening of 1 West Mount Vernon Place, the Walters is hosting a FREE block party featuring an opening ceremony and an array of special programs. Visitors of all ages are invited to tour the transformed space and enjoy art demonstrations and a variety of performances. The opening ceremony takes place at 11:30 a.m. MORE

Juggling Rocks with the Hoffmans
June 16 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Enoch Pratt – Light Street Branch

The Juggling Hoffmans present a musical, magical show you won’t forget. Fun for all ages. MORE

Father’s Day Junk Food Cupcakes
June 16 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Charm City Cakes

Learn how to decorate with your dad! Participants will each receive 4 cupcakes, and learn how to cut, and prepare fondant to create their own designs. All Ages are welcomed for this fun, and delicious Father’s Day event! MORE

Summer Solstice Campout
June 16, 6:00 PM till June 17, 9:00 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Celebrate the longest day of the year by camping out! Bring your tent, bagged dinner, and camping gear. Oregon Ridge will provide the night program, campfire, s’mores and light breakfast in the morning. All Ages, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Juneteenth Celebration
June 19 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth with African American Quilting where your little one will quilt their own quilting block and then play a Quilting Block Story Game by matching the hidden meanings and messages that were sown into quilts! Get game show ready as you play Who Am I? by matching historical African American figures to their respective descriptions, and practice your weaving techniques in Paper Quilt Weaving! MORE

 *** (cool) progeny Summer Adventure Passport Holders can use their Buy-One-Admission-Get-One-Admission FREE offer for this event! Just remember to bring your passport. 

Drop-In Ukulele and Drum Circle Lessons at Stages Music Arts
Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning June 19 | Times Vary | Stages Music Arts

Kids can channel their inner rock star at Stages Music Arts! Swing by one of their drop-in drum circles or ukulele classes. Children must be 5 years or older for drum circle and 7 years or older for ukulele. Just $5! MORE

 *** (cool) progeny Summer Adventure Passport Holders can use their FREE drop-in class offer for this event! Just remember to bring your passport. We suggest booking in advance.

Where the Wild Things Art – FOR KIDS!
June 20 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Head to The Maryland Zoo for a wildly entertaining night of painting for kids with animal ambassador friends! Hosted by Painted Palette Baltimore, kids will get in touch with their creative (and wild) side as an artist guides them through re-creating the night’s featured painting step by step. By the end of the evening, they’ll be amazed at the animal artwork they have created! MORE

Superhero Express
June 23 | Times Vary | Steam Into History

Come dressed up as your favorite Superhero as you could meet a real superhero along the way – Supergirl, Wonder Woman, American Dream and Green Arrow. Crafts and lots of hero-themed fun await you on this not to be missed experience. Suitable for all ages. South York Macaroni Kid will be hosting the event. There will superhero stories, shields to be made and an obstacle course. The coaches are pushed and pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes Beatles Family Festival
June 23 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | WTMD

Celebrate the music of the best kids rock band ever (and best overall rock band ever) at this indoor/outdoor mini-festival at WTMD! Yellow Dubmarine, an incredible reggae and ska Beatles tribute band, is headlining the indoor stage and there will be acoustic Beatles songs on the outdoor stage. Not to mention the Beatles-themed photobooth from Baltimore Photo Social, coffee from Garrison Forest School, bicycle rides from Race Pace Bicycles and the usual assortment of delicious organic snacks from Eddie’s of Roland Park. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the festival goes until 11:30 a.m. inside and outside the WTMD studios. MORE

 *** (cool) progeny Summer Adventure Passport Holders can use their 30% discount offer for this event! Code is inside your Passport. Tickets must be bought online in advance.

PrattCon 2018: PrattCon Rocks!
June 23 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Enoch Pratt Free Library – Southeast Anchor Branch

PrattCon is here again! Join Enoch Pratt Free LIbrary for their comic book convention. Activities include a full schedule of panelists, local performers, workshops and others celebrating this year’s theme of “PrattCon Rocks!”. MORE

Center Plaza Play Date: Wacky and WONDERful Summer!
June 23 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Center Plaza

Join (cool) progeny at Center Plaza for our wacky and wonderful kick-off to summer event! We’re thrilled to partner with Downtown Partnership of Baltimore to make this a summer of FUN. Details coming soon.

Baltimore’s World Refugee Day Festival
June 23 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Creative Alliance

Baltimore’s World Refugee Day features talented youth and adult performers that are new American artists resettled in Baltimore. This free, family-friendly festival is inside Creative Alliance! Have fun making art, support craft market, bring the kids for kite making, face painting, and henna and learn about the work of refugee service providers. MORE

Mess Fest
June 23 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Get ready to get messy! MSC’s fifth annual Mess Fest is sure to be ooey-er, gooey-er, gloppy-er, and sloppy-er than EVER before. Grab your paint clothes and dirty sneakers for all kinds of oozy explosions and slimy art creations. Leave your messy mark on MSC’s windows, watch as they launch all manner of mess from the roof, and see the classic Coke & Mentos blast bigger and better than ever. MORE

Summer Fairy Houses
June 23 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Imagine and construct the perfect home to attract the mythical woodland creatures known as fairies. Gather materials in our woods to make a fairy house for your own garden. All ages welcome! MORE

Summer Solstice Sunset 5K & Family Festival
June 23 | 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Join Irvine Nature Center for an afternoon of family fun as they celebrate the grand opening of Irvine’s brand new Bauer Preserve! They will be hosting their first-ever Family Fun Festival with games, food trucks, and local brews! After the festival, you can run the 1K Family Fun Run or the Sunset 5K Trail Run through the newest trails. MORE

BUGGED!
June 24 | 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join an ensemble of professional dancers as they creep, crawl, weave, fly, spin, sting, and hatch a captivating cast of creatures to life! BUGGED! will transport viewers into the hungry bullfrog’s fly-filled bog, a busy, buzzing beehive, the chrysalis of the contemplative caterpillar, and the web of the bella Tarantella, just to name a few. Gates open at 9 a.m. for playtime in the Park and the performance starts at 10 a.m. This event is free, however, all attendees need a ticket. MORE

The Magic of Jonestown Festival
June 24 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Jewish Museum of Maryland

Celebrate Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood with the third annual Jonestown festival. The community’s cultural institutions and businesses come together again to celebrate their shared heritage with an afternoon of magic and delightful experiences, from stilt-walkers to arts-and-crafts, face painters to animal encounters. This magical afternoon will feature the National Aquarium, the Star Spangled Banner Flag House, the Jewish Museum of Maryland, Port Discovery and many more! MORE

Under the Big Top
June 25 – June 29 | Times Vary | B & O Railroad Museum

Come one! Come all! To the B&O’s circus celebration extravaganza Under the Big Top! Join them for lots of interactive fun as you test your balance walking across the “high” beam, try your luck while playing carnival games, explore your creative side as you design and paint your very own big top, and so much more! MORE

Mud Day and Mud Play!
June 29 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Head to Carrie Murray Nature Center for their International Mud Day celebration! Yes, be prepared to get messy! Up to age 10 with adult. MORE

Catonsville Branch Comic Con
June 30 | 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Catonsville

Participate in the third annual Catonsville Branch Comic-Con, with a children’s costume contest, creative workshops, cosplay classes and a program presented by the Disney Store. Events geared toward children are in the morning and events geared toward teens and adults are in the afternoon. MORE

Family Fun Pontoon
June 30 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Bring the entire family for a fun and entertaining boat ride, with nature observation, games and prizes! For children and adults – 30 pounds and up! MORE

Summerfest at Gaylord National
Ongoing | National Harbor

When it comes to family vacations, sometimes short and sweet weekend getaways are the best way to go — and at Gaylord National, you have a perfect family-friendly minication less than an hours drive from Charm City! Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland combines luxury, family comforts, and fun with waterfront views of Washington, DC. Located on the Potomac River, the resort offers onsite dining and shopping and an amazing pool (because, let’s be honest, the pool is what kids are looking for!). MORE