Fireflies, fairy fun, rainbow making, grandsons, Jr. on stage, bubble parades, and more! Here are our favorite things for kids in Baltimore this weekend.

PS – Be sure to join (cool) progeny at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Midsummer Fairy Fun Day on Sunday! There will be face painting, watercolor art, and more! Kids are FREE. Adults must have a ticket to “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The whole evening is designed for families. (Yes, they make Shakespeare accessible to kids!).

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Events this Weekend, July 6-8

Feet on the Street
Friday, July 6 | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM | Downtown Towson

Experience great weather, great music, and a great community! Summer concerts in Towson feature local cover bands plus moon bounce and face painting for the kids. Concerts are located on Allegheny Avenue from 6:30PM-9:30PM every Friday during the summer! MORE

Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.
Friday, July 6, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Saturday, July 7, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Sunday, July 8, 1:00 PM – 3:00 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. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. MORE

Firefly Walk
Friday, July 6 | 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

Join Dr. Abner Lall for an educational talk and walk through Cylburn’s grounds to explore the magic of fireflies. For the last five years, Dr. Lall has been leading firefly walks at Cylburn. Learn how fireflies use their bioluminescence to communicate with each other and observe them at twilight in Cylburn’s gardens. Dr. Lall will discuss how disturbances like light pollution threaten the existence of fireflies and will suggest ways for us to help save them. MORE

Fishing Game
Saturday, July 7 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Home Depot – Timonium

Reel in the summer fun in a hands-on workshop where you and your child can build a fishing game while tackling educational and developmental skills. Once your fishing game is built, you and your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. Recommended Ages: 5-12. MORE

Acorn Hill Nature Drop-In at Lake Roland
Saturday, July 7 | 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

Visit Acorn Hill for Nature Drop-in this Summer! Each Saturday there will be something different: a scavenger hunt, a nature craft, story time, water table activities, sing-alongs, live animal encounters, and more! There will be nature activities for children of all ages. MORE

Chrysalis Kids: grandsons, Jr.
Saturday, 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

Very Hungry Caterpillar
Saturday, July 7 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Hear the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and head outside to search for caterpillars in the park. For children of all ages. MORE

Clay Date: Clay Shark
Saturday, July 7 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | The Pottery Stop

Visit The Pottery Stop to Play With Clay! Each month, they will have a step by step class to create a great project out of wet clay. Celebrate Shark Week by making a clay shark sponge holder. Classes are approximately 1-1.5 hours, depending on the project. Projects will be ready to come back to paint in one week. Appropriate for ages 8 to adult. MORE

Incredible Edible Insects
Saturday, July 7 | 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Did you know you eat insects every day?! Come learn all about these things and try some of our sautéed crickets and mealworm cookies. Yum Yum! MORE

Baltimore Community Science Lab Open House
Saturday, July 7 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Baltimore Under Ground Science Space (BUGSS)

Stop by Baltimore Underground Science Space and take a tour! Talk to the lab and program manager, members, and volunteers. Discover what the community science lab has to offer! Talk to the high school iGEM team about their research! Try out some hands-on activities to show you that science can be for everyone! MORE

Magic, Music and Stuff
Saturday, July 7 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Owings Mills

Magician Mike Rose performs impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy all themed around music, sounds and, of course, magic. Ages 6 to 11 years. MORE

Summer Storytime: Making Rainbows
Saturday, July 7 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Visit Benjamin Banneker Park for a nature story, craft, and making rainbows outdoors! Ages 4-7 with adult. MORE

Science Sundays
Sunday, July 8 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Join Irvine naturalists to explore the natural world of science. Families can enjoy free activities focused on a new and exciting science theme. Most activities are self-guided and may include hands-on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages. Drop-in, no registration required. MORE

Wild for Water Day
Sunday, 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

Super Sundays
Sunday, July 8 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Make it a true Sunday FUN-day when you spend the whole day learning through play! Explore movement and music together as you bop along to the lively Jingle Jangle Music Time. Join in interactive story times, and work together to create art or science projects that you can take home. MORE

Baltimore’s Bubble Parade
Sunday, July 8 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Skatepark of Baltimore

Head to Hampden to spread happiness at this year’s Bubble Parade!! The theme is colors and bubbles. Dress as bright, loud, and sparkly as you can, and bring bubbles! Wear silly mouse ears, a clown costume, whatever you want! The pace will be slow, it’s just for fun! Spread happiness to the people around us!! All ages are welcome. MORE

Mermaid Extravaganza
Sunday, 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

Mom and Me Antigravity Adventure
Sunday, July 8 | 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM | Movement Lab

You and your child can Flip and Fly together! In this one hour playshop, you can learn how to put on a performance for yourself in the Antigravity hammock. The class includes instruction in the arts of inversion and free play time to create together. MORE

The Sign-Along Sing-Along
Sunday, July 8 | 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM | Baltimore County Public Library – Rosedale

Teach your fingers how to sing and explore American Sign Language through music and stories. Bring the whole family for hands-on fun. Signing (and singing) storyteller Kathy MacMillan teaches you to sign some of your favorite songs. MORE

Midsummer Fairy Fun Day
Sunday, 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 Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s 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