There is no shortage of family-fun in Charm City this July! From mini-mud day to Oz, puppets to Artscape, pets on parade to dumpling making, there are so many fun things to do! Here are our favorite things to do with kids in Baltimore all month long.

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45 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore This July

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

All Aboard the Summer Reading Challenge
Through August 20 | All day | B & O Railroad Museum

A magical experience for children that takes them on a trip and teaches them new things about people and places!
Children who participate in the Summer Reading Program at the B&O Railroad Museum earn a free book and a chance to win an engineer’s outfit when they read 10 railroad-related books and complete the reading journal. Pick up your child’s reading journal at either museum location, browse the children’s railroad books and start them on their reading journey. MORE

Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini
Through January 21, 2019 | Times Vary | Jewish Museum of Maryland

Inescapable, curated by local performer and magician David London, tells the story of how Ehrich Weiss became Harry Houdini and investigates the technologies, marketing prowess and entertainment trends that transformed him into a superstar. On one level, the exhibit is pure fun – incorporating magic, escapes, seances, films, rare artifacts and hands-on illusions. On a deeper level, the exhibit pulls back the curtain, revealing the story of the man behind the image. In addition to the exploration of his early life, visitors will find sections illuminating stages of his life and career. MORE

Chef Egg Live: Baltimore Farmers’ Market Family Cook Off
July 1 | 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Baltimore Farmers’ Market and Bazaar

Join Baltimore’s own Chef Egg at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar the first Sunday of every month for a unique cooking “eggsperience.” The chef will take you on a quick tour of the market to visit local producers and makers. Then you will prepare easy recipes made with farm fresh ingredients from the market. Chef Egg wants to give you and your family the skills they need to succeed in the kitchen and lead a healthy lifestyle. MORE

Tongues Out/The Birth of the Moon with Katherine Fahey and Schroeder Cherry
July 1 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Black Cherry Puppet Theater

Join Black Cherry Puppet Theater for an evening of celestial stories and shadow puppetry, moonbeams, and myths, shooting stars, and folktales! This family-friendly show features an opening act by local favorite puppeteers, Katherine Fahey and Schroeder Cherry, and a feature presentation by Tongues Out, a New Orleans based puppet company, ‘who challenge the space between light and dark, who expand and explore the boundaries of the silhouette. MORE

Fourth of July Weeklong Celebration
July 1 till July 9 | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Show your patriotism and celebrate our country’s independence all week long! Join in an interactive Circle Time featuring stories and songs, develop early childhood literacy in Mother Goose on the Loose®, clap your hands and march along in Jingle Jangle Music Time, and create patriotic hoop gliders and celebrate America bracelets as a way to commemorate Independence Day! MORE

Star-Spangled Spectacular
July 3 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Park

Enjoy an extraordinary fireworks finale after the Orchestra performs an evening of patriotic scores and family favorites. Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Food trucks on site serving up great local eats. All tickets are general admission, lawn seating. MORE

AVAM’s July 4th Visionary Pets On Parade!
July 4 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Dress your pet & strut your stuff at the annual July 4th Visionary Pets on Parade. It’s free to participate, parade, or spectate. Get ready for animal fun! Animal prizes! Trophies awarded for Best Costume, Most Patriotic, Most Visionary Pet, Owner & Pet Lookalikes, Least Likely to Succeed as a Pet, Visionary Pet Tricks, and more! Friendly pets of ALL kinds are welcome. MORE

Red, White & Zoo Enrichment Day
July 4 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Visit the Zoo for a day of special animal enrichment! Watch as the Zoo’s animals receive special Fourth of July treats, including “fishsicles” and paper mache toys, and listen as zookeepers explain the importance of enrichment activities. MORE

Fourth of July at Sandlot
July 4 | 4:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Sandlot
Spend the day at Baltimore’s best and closest view of the fireworks. Dogfish Head Brewing is doing a total tap and can take over for the day. All ages are welcomed to enjoy the live music and DJ. Bring your beach chairs and blankets.

Fourth of July at Wit & Wisdom
July 4 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Wit & Wisdom

The Fourth of July is a family affair, and Wit & Wisdom promises to entertain all ages with unrivaled cuisine, live entertainment, and panoramic harbor views. There’s no need to book a babysitter; kids will be delighted to join the fun with an on-site snowball machine, face painting, and other activities. The night will end with a bang as the Baltimore fireworks show lights up the historic Inner Harbor. MORE

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL
July 5 – July 8 | Times Vary | Royal Farms Arena

Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-year history. This unique production pushes boundaries of performance by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination. Watch world-class ice skaters and acrobats explore their new frozen playground with speed and fluidity as they challenge the laws of gravity with never-before-seen acrobatics. Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL fuses circus arts and the world of ice skating in a stunning new production that will take the audience on a journey into a surreal world where figure skating blends with acrobatics and aerial prowess. MORE

Friday Night Music at The Creamery
July 6, 13, 20, 27 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Prigel Family Creamery

Head to Prigel Family Creamery every Friday night until the end of August for live music! Listen to the sounds of local musicians while enjoying ice cream. Bring a picnic and stay a while! Visit the event link for specific weekly music performances. MORE

Chrysalis Kids: grandsons, Jr.
July 7 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Symphony Woods

The grandsons, Jr., is the kids’ band version of DC-area roots rock superstars, The Grandsons. Kids and their parents will dig the upbeat mix of rock, swing, New Orleans R&B, country, and Latin music we call Americana. MORE

Parent/Child Series – Asian Dumplings
July 7 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Schola

Spend some time with your very special ‘little chef’ at Schola cooking together in their kitchen. Every culture has their version of a dumpling, but the Asian cultures have perfected them! Create the perfect fried wonton – the Crab Rangoon, then fold steamed shrimp dumplings and pork shumai. Pan fry a vegetarian dumpling and make a few classic dipping sauces to go with them. Classes will last about two hours and culminate in a tasting of everything you’ve created. MORE

Summer Evening Concerts
July 7, 14, 21, 28 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Boordy Vineyards

Winetasting, picnicking and dancing under the stars to popular live bands! Delicious food by The Corner Pantry and ice cream and floats from our neighbors at Prigel Family Creamery are available for purchase. A wine tasting of six wines is included for guests over 21. Folding chairs, picnic blankets are recommended. MORE

Mid Summer’s Dream Campout
July 7 at 6:00 PM till July 8 at 9:00 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Pack your bags for a relaxing mid-summer campout in the comfort of Oregon Ridge Park. Bring your own bagged dinner, tent and camping gear. (A few tents are available for rent). Oregon Ridge will provide the campfire, night program and light breakfast in the morning. All Ages, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Wild for Water Day
July 8 | 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Join Robinson Nature Center for their biggest event of the summer! Cool off in a mist tent and enjoy water play. Create homemade mini-boats and race them down the river. Meet live, aquatic creatures native to the Chesapeake in the “Fish Mobile”. Participate in a river treasure hunt, and check out super cool water experiments. Enjoy water-based games for the whole family, and don’t miss your opportunity to make a splash! MORE

Mermaid Extravaganza
July 8 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Bill Bateman’s Rosedale

Join SugarDoh at Bill Bateman’s Express for their Mermaid Extravaganza!! Ticket includes a cupcake decorating station in which your child will make & take two mermaid cupcakes home with them, a meet and greet with a real mermaid, a 2×3 photo, face painting and a craft. Drop in anytime between 1pm and 4pm. MORE

Midsummer Fairy Fun Day
July 8 | 4:30 PM – 8:15 PM | Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park

Join (cool) progeny at this event! Costumes aren’t just for the stage. Attend the 6 pm showing of “Midsummer” on July 8th in your best Fairy outfit and embrace the “magic” of outdoor theatre! Prizes for the best costumes for kids and adults. (cool) progeny will provide a watercolor station and there will be face painting in honor of Paint It! Ellicott City 2018, plus many more whimsical activities! Pack a picnic, bring the whole family. Your ticket to the 6pm showing of “Midsummer” is your access to Fairy Fun Day! Park gate and ticket tent open 90 minutes before each performance. Thanks to generous underwriters and media partners, children’s (18 and under) tickets will be FREE for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” MORE

45 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore This July - (cool) progeny

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert
July 12 and July 13, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM | July 14, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Grab your broom and get ready for the tasks ahead! The Triwizard Tournament comes to Hogwarts™ in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in Concert. Relive the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition and experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Patrick Doyle’s unforgettable score. MORE

Shabbat Sh’Bubble
July 13 | 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Comic bubble artist Casey Carle, winner of the International Soap Bubble Manipulators Competition, will be slip-sliding into town. Join J Camps for a super soapy Shabbat where Casey will be sharing his incredible bubble creations and skills in an interactive show for all ages. MORE

Heavenly Women and the Celestial Bodies Named After Them (Family friendly show)
July 14 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

Numerous examples of constellations, moons, and planets are named after female characters from both mythology and literature. Discover how these bodies came to be named the way they are, and learn some things about both Alexander Pope and William Shakespeare! FREE. Open to the public. No reservations needed. MORE

Ms. Margot at Clark’s Elioak Farm
July 14 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

Play in some bubbles, shake some shakers, juggle some scarves, and dance with Maryland children’s artist Ms. Margot! She will sing and play children’s favorites and her own award-winning music, celebrating imagination and play. Watch her live performance, then meet Ms. Margot and purchase a signed book or CD! MORE

Story Reading and Puppet Show: “Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt”
July 14 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Join Callaloo Kids in a live story reading and an award-winning puppetry performance on their new book release written by Marjuan Canady and illustrated by Nabeeh Bilal. In search of a long lost patch from her grandmother’s quilt, Zoe and her friend Winston travel to the Gullah Sea Islands where they meet the slick-talking Bruh Rabbit, who tricks them into handing over their quilt and vanishes to the magical island of Sankofaland. MORE

To the Batcave
July 14 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Batman might not have powers, but your local bats do. Discover their secret abilities with an evening of games and activities. This is a drop-off program for ages 5-10. Pre-registering is required. MORE

Breakfast with the Giraffes
July 15 | 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Rise and shine as this VIP experience takes you inside the giraffe house before the Zoo opens. Enjoy dining al fresco while the giraffes curiously peek over the wall to their visitors below. A full breakfast menu is served buffet-style. After breakfast, guests are treated to a special giraffe & okapi keeper chat. Last but not least, guests will be escorted to a behind-the-scenes area where they will help feed the giraffes their breakfast. MORE

Chris Kaltenbach presents “Seen on Screen: Great Movies and Why We Love Them” featuring Hairspray
July 17 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Chris Kaltenbach, film writer for the Baltimore Sun, selects and presents Hollywood classics with lively talks about each film and a running commentary on their influence on American culture. In 1960s Baltimore, dance-loving teen Tracy Turnblad (Nikki Blonsky) auditions for a spot on “The Corny Collins Show” and wins. She becomes an overnight celebrity, a trendsetter in dance, fun, and fashion. MORE

Hoops, Hops & Pops
July 18 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Center Plaza

Save the date for another fun Center Plaza Play Date with (cool) Progeny. Enjoy frozen treats, hoola hoop fun, lawn games, and more in Center Plaza. Just $5/Family and includes kid snacks! (Summer Passport Holders attend FREE! Want to purchase a Summer Passport? Click here). Space is limited! Tickets will be available soon! MORE

Artscape
July 20 till July 22 | Times Vary | Arts & Entertainment District neighborhoods

Visit America’s largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days with 150+ fine artists, fashion designers, craftspeople. Visual art exhibits, sculpture, art cars, photography, and live music. MORE

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
July 20 – August 5 | Times Vary | Cockpit in Court

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre has been serving the greater Baltimore area with professional-quality live theatre at family-friendly prices for more than forty years. This summer, relive the tale of The Little Mermaid- Ariel, King Triton’s youngest daughter, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above, bargaining with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her tail for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs the help of her colorful friends, Flounder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. MORE

Dinomite Dinosaur Day & PowerPlant Live!
July 21 | 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

Superhero Family Fun Day
July 21 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Power Plant Live!

Join Port Discovery Children’s Museum and POWER PLANT LIVE! for a Superhero inspired Family Fun Day featuring hula hoops, pony rides, face painting, obstacle course, kid-friendly yoga, themed crafts and food. Entry is free but purchase an activities pass and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Casey Cares Foundation. MORE

Adventure Sleepover
July 21 at 5:30 PM till July 22 at 9:30 AM | National Aquarium

Spend an unforgettable night exploring the National Aquarium in a way you never thought possible! After a kid-friendly dinner, you’ll get the opportunity to see what happens when the sun goes down and the Aquarium really comes to life. Your adventure will take you throughout the Aquarium, including getting the chance to peek behind-the-scenes and see just how they care for some of the over 20,000 animals that call the Aquarium home. MORE

Firefly Night Hike
July 21 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Explore the park at twilight to see the forest illuminated by fireflies and learn how these amazing insects light up the night. For all ages. MORE

Mini Mud Day at Lake Roland
July 23 | 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

International Mud Day is a day for children all over the world to celebrate nature, the glorious Earth beneath our feet, and the joy of making a mess by getting really muddy. Young children can immerse themselves in mud play at a variety of stations that include sensory activities, crafts, and just plain dirty fun! Ages 1-8. MORE

Where the Wild Things Roar PJ Brunch
July 28 | 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Miss Shirley’s Cafe

Let the wild rumpus start! Put on your favorite PJs (or hey, roll out of bed!) and join us for a Pajama Brunch at Miss Shirley’s Cafe — inspired by one of the most beloved children’s books of all time. Enjoy a delicious two-course breakfast, crafts, face painting, and more! MORE

5th Annual Baltimore Kids Catch
July 28 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Canton Waterfront Park

Head to Canton Waterfront for the 5th Annual Baltimore Kids Catch! Meet the Chesapeake Mermaid, tour Phillips Wharf Environmental Center Bus and learn what can be done to help keep waterways clean from educators at Back River Restoration. Volunteers will be on-hand to help with all aspects of fishing! MORE

Colonial Market Day
July 28 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Historical Society

Families, students, scouts, and adults will all enjoy this unique summertime opportunity in Colonial Market Square. All day activities include rope making demonstrations, puppet show, corn cob dolls, Native American campfire, Colonial games for children, cooking demonstration, boiled peanuts, soap vendor, living history interpreters, Native American goods, Native America body painting, Colonial dance and a Colonial picnic area. Pre-Registration is required. MORE

Evolution Engine
July 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | July 29, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | B & O Railroad Museum

Head to B&O Railroad Museum’s Evolution Engine event for a dino-riffic time! Evolution Engine, the B&O’s summertime STEM series, highlights the technological evolution of locomotives and the environmental changes, which impacted the lives of dinosaurs. Kids and adults, alike, can roam the evolution maze, discovering facts and truths about the extinction of dinosaurs and the shift from steam engines to diesel engines. Sensory challenges include an excavation and rail design station, egg collecting game, face painting, waterworks zone, and more. MORE

Circus Science Day
July 28 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Get ready for a day full of fun science while learning about your favorite circus tricks under Port Discovery’s Big Top! Clown around at interactive Circus Circuit Stations! Learn the tricks of the trade such as juggling, balancing feathers, and much more! Stop by art tables to make-and-take a sound sandwich that you will use during a fun Circus Parade. Plus, hop in the backseat of the Circus Train Ride before the day is over and enjoy the view! MORE

Princess Day
July 28 | 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM | Steam Into History

Dress up as your favorite Princess because you might just meet a real one along the way! Crafts and princess themed fun awaits you on this not to be missed experience. Activities include princess stories, crafts, and a tea party. Crafts and activities will start at 10:30 am. Train ride times are 11:30 am and 1:00 pm. The coaches are pushed and pulled by a vintage diesel locomotive. MORE

Summertime Science
July 28 | 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Channel your inner scientist and help conduct a few crazy, exciting, outdoor experiments. Build and test rockets, make giant bubbles, and more! Be ready to get messy with this one. Ages 4 to adult, under 13 w/adult. MORE

Let’s Make Fairy Furniture!
July 28 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Join a naturalist in making fairy furniture for your backyard fairy friends! Bring some supplies, your ideas, and your imagination! You will also go on a walk to collect more supplies. MORE

Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Water Ballet, A Fluid Movement Production
July 28 and July 29 | 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM | Druid Hill Park Pool

Fluid Movement takes on the master of suspense, the king of thrills, the zealot of horror: Alfred Hitchcock himself. From murderous “mothers” to avian affectations, there’s something for everyone. MORE