Mermaid Cakes, Full Strawberry Moon Night Hike, 35th Annual Sowebo Arts & Music Festival, Dinosaurs at Port Discovery and MORE! Here’s where to play over Memorial Day Weekend.

Baltimore Family Events, May 25-28

Library Karaoke
Friday, May 25 | 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM | Enoch Pratt Free Library – Southeast Anchor Branch

Visit the library to sing along to your favorite radio hits, Disney songs, or classic oldies! MORE

Mermaid Cake Night
Friday, May 25 | 5:45 PM – 8:30 PM | Bill Bateman’s Rosedale

Bring your mermaid lover to make an enchanting under-the-sea cake. SugarDoh’s Cake Night Out is an evening full of cake decorating fun! You will learn buttercream & fondant techniques from Amy Eagan, owner of Cakes 2-A-T. No experience is necessary. Your ticket includes instruction and materials. MORE

Friday Nite Rox
Friday, May 25 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | EarthTreks Timonium

Kids get a fun night of climbing adventure 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 qualified instructors. No experience is necessary. Ages 6-12. MORE

Baltimore Herb Festival
Saturday, May 26 | 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM | Leakin Park

Visit the 31st annual Baltimore Herb Festival at Leakin Park. In addition to shopping the 50+ plant and garden vendors, entertainment will include two bands, free rides on real miniature steam trains, and herb and gardening lectures. MORE

Repticon Baltimore Reptile & Exotic Animal Expo
Saturday, May 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Sunday, May 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Maryland State Fairgrounds

Repticon Baltimore is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise. Participate in free raffles held for enthusiasts, animal seminars, and kid’s activities. MORE

Memorial Day Weekend Celebration
Saturday, May 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Sunday, May 27, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm | Monday, May 28, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

It’s Memorial Day Weekend which means it’s time to celebrate the unofficial start to summer fun! Join Port Discovery for weekend-long festivities. Characters jump off the page and into your imaginations in Circle Time, build early childhood literacy skills in Mother Goose On The Loose®, and stretch out your bodies and become the best version of yourself in Life On Yoga Mountain. MORE

Opening Weekend – Dinosaurs: Land of Fire and Ice™ Exhibit
Saturday, May 26, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Sunday, May 27, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Travel back in time to when dinosaurs last roamed the land at Port Discovery Children’s Museum! Encounter unfamiliar landscapes and touchable dinosaurs of all shapes and sizes including a Tyrannosaurus Rex and Triceratops, and investigate clues about what the dinosaurs left behind. Explore areas and activities including the Land of Fire, the Land of Ice, and a Field Research Station, where children can pretend to be paleontologists. MORE

Worm Composting
Saturday, May 26 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Maryland Science Center

Worm your way into composting at the Maryland Science Center. UME Baltimore City Master Gardener Kari Nye will be on hand to teach the ins and outs of vermiculture, an efficient and easy indoor composting method. Learn how kitchen, garden, and yard scraps can be used to make natural, home-made fertilizer for lawns, gardens, flower boxes, and more. Participants will take home a complete composting bin as well as the knowledge to care for your worms! MORE

An Elephant & Piggie Biggie! Storytime
Saturday, May 26 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Barnes & Noble – White Marsh

Elephant & Piggie are back to celebrate 10 years of friendship in this special collection featuring five classic Elephant & Piggie stories. Join Barnes & Noble for Storytime, with activities to follow. MORE

Superhero Science
Saturday, May 26 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Evil lurks beneath the Maryland Science Center. The foul Dr. Beaker has revealed a malicious plot to suck the all fun out of the Science Center. The courageous Captain Carbon may be our only hope! But she needs YOUR help. Harness the powers of your favorite superheroes to defeat Dr. Beaker–manipulate magnetic fields, learn the secret to effective disguise, achieve superhuman speed, and more–and receive the key to MSC. MORE

Good Life Feastival
Saturday, May 26, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Sunday, May 27, 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Boordy Vineyards

Kick off summer with new wines, local foods, and hayrides through the vineyards (1pm-4:30pm). Hang out and listen to local musicians and have a feast! Enjoy music from two bands and over 10 food vendors. Guests over 21 receive winetasting and wineglass, Rain or shine. MORE

The Charmery Towson – Opening Day!!
Saturday, May 26 | 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM | The Charmery – Towson

It’s finally here, just in time for MDW – The Charmery Towson is opening! There will be 16 flavors at the new location, featuring two non-dairy options. The summer menu rollout will include a flavor just for the York Road location – Rocky York Road, chocolate ice cream, peanuts and marshmallow sauce. Join them for the unofficial start of summer! MORE

Minecraft Meetup
Saturday, May 26 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Woodlawn

Use your awesome powers of creation to build and explore new worlds in Minecraft. Both new and experienced players are invited to attend. Registration required. This event is appropriate for children ages 6 to 11 years. MORE

Full Strawberry Moon Night Hike
Saturday, May 26 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center for a night hike and campfire at the time of the Full Strawberry Moon. Dress for a short, easy hike exploring the park at dusk as the full moon rises. End the hike at the campfire where you’ll make strawberry pies over the campfire with pie irons. Adults and children 5+, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Animal Craft Safari – The Salamander Room
Sunday, May 27 | 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Head to the Penguin Coast Learning Lab where children ages 4 and up are invited on a wild learning adventure with Zoo educator. On a craft safari, little explorers will meet a real creature from the Zoo’s animal embassy (weather and staff dependent), hear an animal-themed story, make a wildlife-related craft, and learn about ecology and conservation of wild animals. Pre-registration is required. MORE

35th Annual Sowebo Arts & Music Festival
Sunday, May 27 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Hollins Market

Head to Baltimore’s largest free music venue presenting dozens of local bands, 4 blocks of Arts & Crafts vendors, puppet shows, outdoor sculptures, food, and kid’s art & fun in the area surrounding historic Hollins Market. MORE

Free Family Sunday – Jack Whitten
Sunday, May 27 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Art

Explore your creative side with hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. In May, these workshops will be inspired by Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963-2017. This Sunday, compose big paintings. MORE

Crafternoon: Recycled Waterbottle Suncatchers
Sunday, May 27 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Parkville

Welcome summer with a fun suncatcher made from plastic bottles. Materials provided, All Ages. MORE

Mini Camp: Unicorns
Monday, May 28 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | The Pottery Stop

Drop off your children to The Pottery Stop and have them create a mixed media Unicorn Wood Sign with flowers and a unicorn dessert plate! Cost includes all materials, firing, instruction, pizza, and a drink. For ages 6+. This is a drop off event. MORE

Worth the Drive ….

The National Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 28 | 2:00 PM | Constitution Avenue in Washington, D.C.

The National Memorial Day Parade, held annually along Constitution Avenue in our nation’s capital – Washington, DC – shares the story of American honor and sacrifice from across the generations. The parade, commemorating its thirteenth year, is our nation’s largest Memorial Day event, drawing hundreds of thousands of spectators to the National Mall to pay tribute to those who have served, are serving, and most importantly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while in service to our country. The National Memorial Day Parade is a moving timeline of American military history, honoring those who have served and sacrificed from the American Revolution to the present day. It draws on the tradition of Memorial Day parades, going back to the beginning of the holiday just after the Civil War, to create a family-friendly event aimed at calling attention to the true meaning of Memorial Day – honoring our fallen heroes. MORE