Pajama Brunch, space witch sightings, garden glow, and more! Here are our best bets for family fun this weekend in and around Charm City. 

And join us on Saturday for our Halloween Pajama Brunch at Miss Shirley’s in Roland Park! It’s going to be BOOlicious! (Tickets MUST be purchased in advance).

Where to Play: Baltimore Family Fun This Weekend, October 19-21

Miss Shirley’s Cafe & (cool) progeny’s Halloween Spooktacular Pajama Brunch!
Saturday, October 20 | 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Miss Shirley’s Cafe – Roland Park

It’s going to be a SPOOKtacular morning! Put on your favorite Halloween PJs (or hey, roll out of bed!) and join us for a “Boo”licious two-course breakfast with other families at Miss Shirley’s Cafe in Roland Park. Tickets include two courses, juice, coffee, tea, tax, and gratuity — plus crafts and all of our (cool) Halloween surprises! Professor Mike will be performing a Spooky Science and Magic Show at 8:30 AM as a special treat for our guests. Purchase your tickets HERE

Harriet’s Happiest Halloween
October 18 – October 21 | Times Vary | Harford Community College – Chesapeake Theater

For over 30 years, Harford Dance Theatre has been thrilling audiences with tales of young Harriett as she searches for the perfect Halloween costume. Join them for an all-new adventure as Harriett visits the local museum and meets up with some wacky professors, cavemen, Egyptian mummies and more. Slip on your favorite costume and join her .. if you dare! MORE

Day of the Dead Skull Cake Making Workshop
Friday, October 19 | 6:00 PM – 8:45 PM | Bill Bateman’s Rosedale

SugarDoh’s Cake Night Out is an evening full of cake decorating fun! You don’t need to bring anything but you will leave with a fabulous cake you can brag about to your family & friend. Price is for one cake (up to two people per cake) that will serve 10-12 people. You will learn buttercream & fondant techniques as well as edible coloring in this class. Your host, is professional cake artist and owner of Sugardoh, Amy Eagan. Your ticket includes instruction and materials only. No experience necessary. MORE

Friday Nite Rox
Friday, October 19 | 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Earth Treks – 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

Celestial Show – Space Witch
Saturday, October 20 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Benjamin Banneker Planetarium at CCBC-Catonsville

Follow Tilly Ipswitch and her cat Kit as they fly through space looking for fun around Halloween. MORE

Holiday Kick-Off Mini-Sessions
Saturday, October 20 | By Appointment | Wee Chic Boutique

Join Laura Black Photography at Wee Chic for a special day of Holiday Kick-Off Mini-Sessions. A fun new spin on an old favorite, now you can style the perfect instagram worthy pictures for your holiday cards and beyond with the help of Wildwood Flora Feltworks or The Colorful Berry. Choose props for your kiddos from Carly’s entire line of charming felt accessories or Berber’s whimsical wire art. Get inspired on Wildwood Flora’s instagram here. Or The Colorful Berry’s here. Plus shop their unique locally made collections in store all day. Your 20-minute session is free and will optimize both our in store studio and the outside spaces at Green Spring Station. **Bonus** If your littles are rocking clothes from Wee Chic for their pictures you get one free digital file from your session. MORE

Taters for Tots Spectacular
Saturday, October 20 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have an out-of-this world silly adventure with MR. POTATO HEAD during Taters for Tots Days! Join in an interactive theatrical program, Where in the World is MR. POTATO HEAD, and help figure out where the favorite spud-venturer has gone by decoding strange messages, dancing, singing and tons of audience interaction. Go on an archaeological dig by studying sand-filled tumblers and discovering the treasures within, build a digital clock that runs on real potato power in MR. POTATO HEAD Clocks and create images, designs, and patterns to create a mosaic of some of the creatures you found during your Spud-Ventures with MR. POTATO HEAD. That’s not all – you can also use your scientific and archaeological skills to uncover Ancient Egyptian facts during an interactive tour and program, Adventure Expedition’s Archaeologist of the Future, plus put your senses to work in the “Did You Feel That” STEM Station and sensory-friendly Potato Flake Garden Bed activity. Spud-tacular fun for all ages! MORE

Countdown to Halloween
Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 | 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

If you haven’t gotten your pumpkins, now is the time!! Visit the Pumpkin Patch, play in an Enchanted Pine Tree Forest Maze. PINOT’S PALETTE artists will be at the farm to help you and your children create great pumpkin painting. A fun craft activity for all. Enjoy all the great Rides! Gem Mining, food vendors, pumpkins, and local cider. MORE

Monsters Inc. (Children’s Film Series)
Saturday, October 20 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

In order to power the city, monsters have to scare children so that they scream. However, the children are toxic to the monsters, and after a child gets through, two monsters realize things may not be what they think. Rated G – A Disney Film for ages 5 and up. Get ready for Halloween with a costume party plus ‘Trick or Trunk’! Costume contest and parade begins at 10:30am! General seating. MORE

2018 Miniatures Show
Saturday, October 20, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sunday, October 21, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Historical Society of Baltimore County

To celebrate Dollhouse Month, Maryland Miniatures Unlimited and the Historical Society of Baltimore County present Fun with Miniatures. This event will feature exhibits including historic dollhouses and trains from the Historical Society of Baltimore County’s collections and dollhouse miniatures displays from the dollhouse miniatures community. Children’s activities will include children’s workshop for a make-and-take miniature project. Additionally, there will be a Lego play area for older children. MORE

Fall Festival at Rye Street Tavern
Saturday, October 20 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Rye Street Tavern

Rye Street Tavern will be transformed into a family-friendly celebration of fall! Parents can sip at the outdoor bar, while kiddos enjoy the Paint-Your-Own pumpkin station (all youngsters will receive one free small sugar pumpkin). An all-ages menu featuring freshly grilled hot dogs & hamburgers will be available from 12-5pm. Bring the whole family to enjoy the live music, hay bales, lawn games & more! MORE

No Bones About It
Saturday, October 20 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Let’s explore skulls alphabetically. This adventure from A to Z will give participants the skills necessary to solve the mystery of whose skull it is or at least the ability to make an educated guess. Adults and children 5 and up. Advance Registration Required. MORE

Halloween Among the Trees
Saturday, October 20 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Gear up for a giant Halloween celebration for the whole family at the Robinson Nature Center! Enjoy a self-guided trick-or-treating adventure indoors and on paved trails (great for strollers and young children), or take a longer adventure through the woods stopping at delightful stations where nature’s “tricks” are revealed. Delight in Halloween-inspired music, crafts and tyke-friendly challenges along with live animals and healthy treats from sponsors – MOM’s Organic Market and David’s Natural Market. MORE

Garden Glow at Ladew Gardens
Saturday, October 20 | 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Ladew Topiary Gardens

Join Ladew Gardens for this unique celebration of fall featuring illuminated sculptures, hundreds of glowing jack o’ lanterns, live music, and food & spirits. Garden Glow also features educational programs including animal presentations with bats, spiders, and other “creatures of the night.” MORE

Halloween Hike & Campfire
Saturday, October 20 | 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Spend a spooky evening at the park hiking through the woods to discover the creatures of Halloween. Meet these real “scary” critters up close and listen to their tales spun by Halloween characters. After the hike, enjoy music and roasted marshmallows down by a cozy campfire. Please pre-register, all ages. MORE

Pumpkin Chunkin’ Hike
Sunday, October 21 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Head out on the Discovery Trail to examine jack-o-lanterns. Look closely to see what critters have taken up residence. Then, let the biodegradable pumpkin chunkin’ begin! For all ages. MORE

Sunday, October 21 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Based on the popular storybooks by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and illustrator Pat Schories, the musical theater production of Biscuit portrays the story of a little yellow puppy who arrives at the home of Little Girl as a surprise birthday present. A Musical for Grades Pre-K-2. MORE

EEEK! Lantern Workshops
Sunday, October 21 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM | Creative Alliance

In the spirit of all things spooky and screechy, this year’s Great Halloween Lantern Parade workshops are giant eyeballs! Make your own lantern in Creative Alliance’s community and youth education workshops. Don’t forget to bring your lantern back to the 19th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival on October 27th! MORE

Sharebaby’s 1st Annual Fill the Warehouse Event
Sunday, October 21 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | ShareBaby Warehouse

Join ShareBaby for their first annual Fill The Warehouse event! They are collecting new and gently used coats (size NB-5T), diapers (all sizes in new and open packs), and wipes (new only) for Baltimore’s most vulnerable young children. This is a family-friendly event featuring fall crafts, face painting, and kid-friendly food trucks – Dough Boy Fresh Pretzel Company and Miss Twist Ice Cream. MORE

Baltimore Children’s Business Fair
Sunday, October 21 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Baltimore Museum of Industry

Could a ten-year-old invent the next Uber? Find out at the Baltimore Children’s Business Fair (BCBF), showcasing kids’ entrepreneurial genius! The Baltimore Children’s Business Fair will host 75 young entrepreneurs (Ages 5-14) at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Kids create a product or service, develop a brand, build a marketing strategy, and then open for customers at this one-day marketplace. The children are responsible for the setup, sales, and interacting with customers. MORE

Holt Harvest Day
Sunday, October 21 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Join Holt Park for an afternoon of family fun including crafts, pumpkin painting, animal encounters, vendors and more. Some activities may have a small fee. MORE

Super Sunday featuring Professional Skateboard Joey Jett
Sunday, October 21 | 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery for a Sunday full of fun and learning – plus enjoy an inspiring program that demonstrates the importance of following dreams from Baltimore-based professional skateboarder Joey Jett! Enjoy a special skateboarding video, program and skateboard trick demonstration from Joey Jett, plus learn about a skate park coming to the Inner Harbor called Jake’s Skatepark, dedicated to a 5-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his life to a distracted driver. MORE

DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns, food preferences of toddlers, moods of tweens/teens!). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.