Pajama brunches, mermaids in Canton, circus science, princesses on trains, dinosaurs at the B&O, and more! There are so many fun things happening in Charm City! Here are our favorite Baltimore family events this weekend.

Fun Baltimore Family Events this Weekend, July 27-29

Where the Wild Things Roar Pajama Brunch
Saturday, July 28 | 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Miss Shirley’s Cafe – Roland Park

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! Ticket includes two courses, juice, coffee, tea, tax, and gratuity. MORE

Half-Price Friday Nights
Friday, July 27 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | National Aquarium

Get access to award-winning exhibits for half the price of general admission during Half-Price Friday Nights, brought to you by M&T Bank. Half-Price Friday Nights runs year-round, allowing you to spend Friday evening after 5 pm with 20,000-plus animal residents. Tickets are available online or Friday evenings on-site. MORE

Coco (Family Film Series)
Friday, July 27 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Despite his family’s generations-old ban on music, young Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead. After meeting a charming trickster named Héctor, the two new friends embark on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history. (Rated PG) MORE

Friday Night Music at The Creamery
Friday, July 27 | 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! This week, enjoy music from Noelle Acaso. MORE

Friday, July 27 | 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

View the sun setting and the full moon rising in perfect synchronicity on this date of the July full moon, followed by a relaxing paddle on the moonlit waters of Otter Point Creek. Ages 8 to adult, under 18 with adult. MORE

5th Annual Baltimore Kids Catch
Saturday, 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! *The mermaid will only be out of the water as long as the sun will allow (9am – 10am) so come early if you want a picture! MORE

Evolution Engine
Saturday, July 28, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Sunday, 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. MORE

Colonial Market Day
Saturday, 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

Circus Science Day
Saturday, 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

Summertime Science
Saturday, 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

Junior Photo Safari – Scales
Saturday, July 28 | 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. While the scales of reptiles may be tiny in size, they are big on protection! Practice focusing in on the little details to create the largest visual impact! All experience levels are welcome as you explore the biodiversity of the animal kingdom. MORE

Princess Days
Saturday, 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

Let’s Make Fairy Furniture!
Saturday, 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

Trifecta Food Truck & Music Festival
Saturday, July 28 | 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Maryland State Fairgrounds

Head to Baltimore County’s largest food truck festival! Enjoy 38 unique food trucks, live music, local artisans and vendors, pie eating contests and more. Kids will enjoy free admission (12 and under), bounce houses, mechanical bull, drunk tank, inflatable slides, arts and crafts area, and an appearance by the Oriole Bird! MORE

Water, Water, Everywhere
Saturday, July 28 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Learn about water sources, the water cycle, and water conservation through some immersive and fun games. Come ready to get soaked! For ages 4 and up. MORE

Sleepover With The Sharks
Saturday, July 28, 5:30 PM to Sunday, July 29, 9:00 AM | National Aquarium

This night at the Aquarium is every shark lover’s dream! With the help of finned friends, you’ll debunk myths about sharks and discover just how important these incredible animals are to the health of the ocean. Explore the Aquarium after its closed to the public and learn about sharks in the interactive Shark Lab. After a kid-friendly dinner, you’ll have the chance to experience 4D Immersion films. An expert guide will lead you through special behind-the-scenes areas of the Aquarium. You can even dare to walk the shark catwalk, where the largest sharks swim silently just inches below. As the night winds down, set up your sleeping bag and fall asleep under the watchful eye of blacktip reef sharks. In the morning, after a continental breakfast, you’ll test your knowledge in a spirited, shark-inspired trivia game. All participants must be at least 8 years of age to participate in this program. MORE

Family Summer’s Evening Nature Walk & Campfire
Saturday, July 28 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Enjoy a summer evening out with your family on a relaxed walk along wooded trails guided by a Robinson Nature Center naturalist. Identify summer evening sounds. Search for signs of “crepuscular” animals and wind your way down to the river as the sun sets. Return to the Center for a campfire and marshmallows or borrow a headlamp and continue to explore the trails with your family before heading home for the evening. Ages 7 and up. MORE

Teddy Bear Picnic
Sunday, July 29 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Irvine Nature Center

Join your Irvine friends for a Teddy Bear Picnic! Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy a light picnic and a story! MORE

Tracks and Trains
Sunday, July 29 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

All Aboard for an adventure at Lake Roland! Explore the old, hidden tracks of trains from the park’s past. Children will enjoy a story, a craft, and will learn all about the trains that once traveled in and around the park. Ages 4 to 10 years old. MORE

Free Family Sunday: Sew Fun!
Sunday, July 29 | 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 July, these workshops are inspired by textile works across the collection. This Sunday, build soft sculptures. MORE

Summer Concerts
Sunday, July 29 | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Historic London Town & Gardens

Enjoy music in ornamental gardens overlooking the South River at Historic London Town and Gardens. Bring your family (and your dogs!) and spread out on the lawn for a relaxing time. Visit a food truck! Drinks can be purchased onsite and support London Town programs. This Sunday, enjoy music from the Eastport Oyster Boys. MORE


The Lantern Fest
Saturday, July 28 | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM | York Expo Center

At Lantern Fest, thousands of revelers empowered with lanterns join together for one unforgettable nighttime spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, princesses, face painting, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right… Light the sky with your highest hopes and fondest dreams. MORE