Artscape, Junie B. Jones, Chrysalis Kids, Firefly hikes, and MORE! The weather is going to be gorgeous and the forecast is calling for FUN in Charm City this weekend! Here are our best bets for kid-friendly fun!

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, July 20-22

Artscape Youth Day
Friday, July 20 | 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM | Charles Street & Mount Royal Avenue

Artscape’s opening day is Youth Day! A variety of youth-focused programming – both performance and visual, indoor and outdoors will be featured by Baltimore youth artists, makers, and performers throughout the day. Support the creative and artistic talents of Baltimore’s youth! MORE

Family Fun Fridays at the Inner Harbor
Friday, July 20 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery for an opportunity to play and save! Stop by to enjoy a discount on general admission starting at 1PM! Admission will be discounted to $13 per person from 1PM – Close. Participate in daily, educational drop-in programs, create take-home projects at the art and science stations, and explore three-floors of interactive exhibits! MORE

Kids Night Out: Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
Friday, July 20 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | The Pottery Stop

Watch Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs (PG), paint a spaghetti bowl, and have a pizza party! Kids Night Out includes materials, instruction, firing, pizza and a drink. Projects will be ready to pick up in one week. Ages 6 and up. Space is very limited, all guests must register. MORE

Junie B. Jones, The Musical
Friday, July 20, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Saturday, July 21, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Drama Learning Center

Follow the adventures of precocious first grader Junie B. Jones in this musical adaptation of the popular children’s book series by Barbara Park. Featuring TYA Professional Training Program Summer Musical Theatre Intensive Company Members. MORE

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

Join Prigel Family Creamery every Friday night until August 31st for live music! Listen to the sounds of local musicians while enjoying ice cream — bring a picnic and stay a while! MORE

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Friday, July 20, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM | Saturday, July 21, 8:00 PM – 10:30 PM | Sunday, July 22, 3:00 PM – 5:30 PM | CCBC – Essex

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

Chrysalis Kids: Meet the Instruments with the Columbia Orchestra
Saturday, July 21 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join members of the Columbia Orchestra for an Educational Outreach program. Music Director Jason Love leads Meet the Instruments, an interactive program to introduce young children to orchestral instruments. Children can sing along as they learn about the different families of instruments and hear music from around the world and their favorite movies. Open to all ages, recommended 2-6. Gates open at 9:00 AM, play with Imagination Playground in the Park before meeting the instruments at 10:00 AM. MORE

Insectigation
Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Visit Oregon Ridge Nature Center and search out insects (big and small, fast and slow, long and short) and explore their different habitats. Use nets to catch them, take a look, then release. Adults and children 4 and up, Advance Registration Required. MORE

Dinomite Dinosaur Day & PowerPlant Live! and Port Discovery Family Fun Day
Saturday, 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! Plus, as part of the PowerPlant Live! and Port Discovery Family Fun Day Series, enjoy access to indoor and outdoor fun for the whole family! All-Access wristbands that include admission to PowerPlant Live’s outdoor family events plus Port Discovery will be on sale for just $15. MORE

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes
Saturday, July 21 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | Charm City Cakes

Young decorators will learn the basics during this fun cupcake class. Students will each receive 4 cupcakes, and learn how to cut, and prepare fondant to create cupcake creations! Ages 6-17, A parent or guardian must remain on the premises. MORE

Superhero Family Fun Day
Saturday, 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. Casey Cares – Knowing the difficulties and hardships families with critically ill children have, Casey Cares gives continuous support through customized and uplifting programs for the children and families. MORE

Storytime & Crafts – Cuddles and Rage
Saturday, July 21 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Red Canoe

Liz and Jimmy Reed are the husband-and-wife team behind Cuddles and Rage, a world full of disturbingly cute stories with heart. What began as a webcomic featuring doodles and dioramas of anthropomorphic food has grown to include books, animation, and product design. After the reading, each participant will create a beautiful handmade bouquet of tissue paper flowers to represent their sweet success (also the title of their new book!) MORE

Tweens’ Yoga Night
Saturday, July 21 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | Lynne Brick’s Belvedere Square

Kids ages 9-12 will enjoy a 60-minute yoga class with a craft or activity geared towards yoga/mindfulness. MORE

Firefly Night Hike
Saturday, 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

Family Yoga with Yogaworks
Sunday, July 22 | 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM | West Shore Park

Yoga is fun for the whole family! Kids of all ages are welcome in this beginner class that promotes relaxation & mindfulness, strengthens family bonds, and makes exercise fun! Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. MORE

Jurassic Brunch
Sunday, July 22 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Black Eyed Suzie’s

Black Eyed Suzie’s will be transforming into Isla Nublar to host Jurassic Brunch! It will be a buffet style brunch complete with a full buffet, carving station, and a build your own omelet/waffle station. Included will be kids activities, Jurassic park lanyards, and non-alcoholic beverages. Make sure to dress up – full of surprises and fun for all ages! MORE

IvyKids Writing Workshop: Characters, Richie Frieman
Sunday, July 22 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Ivy Bookshop

Creating compelling characters is key for any story. Whether an animal, a person, or an alien from outer space, every character has its own story to tell. In this workshop, young writers will explore techniques for bringing their characters to life. Richie, who wrote the middle-grade book, Maddy & Cole: The Food Truck Grand Prix, is a multi-genre, bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator of six books. (Grades 3-6) MORE

Kids Club at Five & Dime Ale House
Sunday, July 22 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | Five and Dime Ale House

Head to Five & Dime Ale House for Kids Club in the upstairs area! Have lunch while the little ones enjoy kids television shows and arts and crafts! MORE

Meki’s Tamure at Artscape
Sunday, July 22 | 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Charles Street & Mount Royal Avenue

Meki’s Tamure Polynesian Dance Group is based in Baltimore and has provided live Polynesian entertainment since 1969. They will be bringing the exciting music and dance of Polynesia to the Street Theatre Stage at Artscape! MORE

Toad Abode
Sunday, July 22 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Attract amphibians to your yard by building a charming stone cottage, perfect for a fairy garden. Then, leave your cottage at the garden cabin (to allow the cement to cure) and pick it up later. For ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. MORE

Paper Heart Puppets – Workshop & Performance
Sunday, July 22, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Sunday, July 22, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Black Cherry Puppet Theater

Black Cherry Puppet Theater is excited to be welcoming back Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets! Brad will be performing his crowd-pleasing, family-friendly show, Cardboard Explosion at 6pm and hosting a workshop earlier that afternoon at 2pm, where participants will be able to make their own tabletop puppet shows! MORE