Eggstravaganzas, light shows, day of play, and MORE! Here are our favorite ideas for keeping the kiddos busy this weekend! 

And be sure to nab your tickets for our first-ever Pajama Brunch with the Bunny at Miss Shirley’s Cafe on Saturday morning! (You won’t want to miss the egg drop challenge!) Looking for other other bunny sightings and egg hunts? Check out this list.

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BALTIMORE CITY EVENTS

Porgy and Bess
April 12 and April 13, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | April 14, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Back by popular demand, Marin Alsop leads the BSO and the Morgan State University Choir, as well as vocal soloists, in a semi-staged production of Porgy and Bess. Featuring such well-known hits as “Summertime” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So,” Gershwin’s jazzy folk opera endures as an American classic since its 1935 premiere. MORE

Egg-Stravaganza Pajama Brunch with the Easter Bunny at Miss Shirley’s Cafe!
Saturday, April 13 | 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM | Miss Shirley’s Cafe – Roland Park

Join (cool) progeny at Miss Shirley’s Cafe for a morning of eggcelent adventures – complete with a visit from the Bunny! Families will make their own bunny ears and use creative problem-solving skills during our Egg Drop Challenge. Which family will create the next generation basket to safely house Easter Eggs? (Yes! We will have prizes!). Families will also be treated two an eggciting two-course brunch featuring some of Miss Shirley’s favorite dishes. Best part? Everyone comes in your PJs (just roll outta bed!) and get to mingle with other local families. MORE

Day of Play at Carroll Park!
Saturday, April 13 | 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Carroll Park

Baltimore Rec and Parks presents the first annual Day of Play! Young sports lovers will get to enjoy a day jam-packed with athletic activities including baseball, kickball, street hockey, and flag football, food, games, music by a live DJ, and much more. This FREE event is open to guests of all ages. MORE

Littlest Egg Hunt
Saturday, April 13 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Center Plaza

Celebrate Spring with Downtown Partnership of Baltimore at the Littlest Egg Hunt. Center Plaza will transform into a spring fair with tons of fun activities including an egg hunt for the little’s, face painting, lawn games, moonbounce, arts and crafts, snacks, and a petting zoo. MORE

Science in the Dark
April 13 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Let science light the way! Spend the day learning about the science of light with hands-on activities and demonstrations that are sure to sparkle. Experiment with long exposure photography, play with shadows, use diffraction to break light into a dazzling display, catch a glow-show in the theater, and see how light can be used to create art in the dark! The possibility for experimentation is endless at Science in the Dark. MORE

Spring Fairies and Gnomes Walk and Craft
April 13 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

Join Cylbrun Arboretum for a whimsical afternoon. Walk through lush gardens, and an enchanted forest to find hidden fairy and gnome friends. Find and keep any treasures that you find along the trails. Enjoy story time, hands-on activities and crafts making Spring Flower Fairies. MORE

Parent/Child Cooking Series – Chinese Favorites
April 13 | 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Schola

Although we tend to just order Chinese food for take-out, making some of your most favorite dishes at home can be very easy. The class will take on the task of rolling and frying vegetarian egg rolls and preparing two classics from the wok – shrimp fried rice and pork lo mein. Schola will also demonstrate how to make fortune cookies at home to finish the class. MORE

Music Box: Alphabet Soup
Sunday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM | Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

A, B, C, D, E, F, G….learn and sing and play — yippee! Join the BSO for a fun exploration of the building blocks of reading and writing through music. Give your budding music lover the chance to explore music through this highly engaging and interactive performance. The half-hour lobby concert features the musical talents of a small ensemble of musicians of the BSO performing classical and children’s songs to develop musicality, creativity, coordination and literacy. MORE

The Ugly Duckling
Sunday, April 14 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Baltimore Center Stage

Baltimore Center Stage is thrilled to introduce the next generation of theatergoers to the joys of high-quality theater with this season’s Family Series. Lined with electroluminescent wire, the beloved story of The Ugly Duckling plays out on stage through a cutting-edge blend of puppetry, technology, and dance. With dazzling visuals, poignant choreography, and the creative use of music ranging from classical to pop, this production brings this story into a new and brilliant light. MORE

Holt Park’s Egg Roll & Eggstravaganza!
April 14 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Join Holt Park for their 12th annual egg roll, crafts, games, and treats, and fun for all ages! Activities are free, donations are welcome. What is an Egg Roll? It is a race where each child rolls an egg down a grassy hill. Dolley Madison brought it to the white house in 1814 and they brought it to Overlea-Fullerton in 2007. The egg roll is just one part of our event–races will occur several times throughout the Eggstravaganza. MORE

The Baltimore Kids Market
Sunday, April 14 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | R. House

The Baltimore Kids Market is a curated and handmade market devoted to focusing on families and children. The market plans to feature over 50 small businesses with items like children’s apparel and accessories, toys, books, games, event planners, and more. MORE

Quiltfest!
Sunday, April 14 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Historical Society

Celebrate the opening of the Hometown Girl quilt exhibition at QuiltFest!, a free family event. Create your own English paper pieced flower with the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild, take a family-friendly workshop with the Baltimore Applique Society, draw quilting geometry with chalk in the courtyard, hear quilt stories and participate in family yoga. MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY EVENTS

MGCA National Parent’s Night Out
Friday, April 12 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | My Gym – Timonium

Parents’ Night Out offers your little ones an evening of activity and fun! And the best part, a large portion of the proceeds will be donated to My Gym Challenged America! MGCA, the nonprofit division of My Gym, is dedicated to helping children facing severe physical and cognitive challenges by awarding special therapeutic gifts. MORE

Easter Bunny Tea
Saturday, April 13 | 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM | Kiddie Crusoe

Hippity-Hoppity, the Easter Bunny is on its way to Kiddie Crusoe! Meet the Easter Bunny and enjoy a festive brunch tea party. Enjoy play throughout 3 amazing play areas, create a Stuff-a-Friend Bunny, Face Painting, and Craft. Tea service and food provided by Tiaras and TEA a mobile tea party business. MORE

Spring Eggstravaganza
Saturday, April 13 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Orokawa Y in Towson

Join The Y in Towson for their annual Spring EGGstravaganza! Enjoy seasonal crafts, snacks, and games, plus an Easter egg hunt and pictures with the Easter Bunny! MORE

Creamery Open House and Tours
April 13 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Prigel Family Creamery

Prigel Family Creamery is opening up the doors of their creamery and processing plant and inviting you all to see how they do what they do! Learn step by step how Ice Cream is made and how the farm works from the grass to your table. Finish up your tour with an ice cream flight! Want to spice up your Tour experience?! Upgrade to the Interactive Tour! You and your party will be able to mix up a custom pint of ice cream to take home! MORE

Turtle-y Awesome
Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 | 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Who has a beak instead of teeth, but are not birds? Who carries protection on their backs, but are not snails? Learn about the amazing adaptations of turtles! Meet some of the resident turtles and explore the park to learn what turtles live there and make a craft to take home. Advance Registration Required. MORE

Build Your Own Chocolate Easter Bunny!
Sunday, April 14 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Cake by Jason Hisley

Learn the tips, secrets, and techniques needed to make your very own hollow Easter Chocolate Bunny! Once cooled, the bunnies will be stuffed with chocolates, candies, sprinkles and more—then sealed! All materials, ingredients, instructions, cakes, and materials are included with the total cost of your ticket. MORE

Natural Egg Dyeing
Sunday, April 14 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Irvine Nature Center

Egg dyeing is a lot of fun, especially when playing with nature’s ingredients. Discover how different spices, fruits and vegetables can be used to produce beautiful, natural colors! Bring some boiled eggs (up to a dozen), and wear clothes that you don’t mind getting colorful. Ages 5 and up. MORE

Easter Egg Hunt at Hampton National Historic Site
April 14 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Hampton National Historic Site

Visit Hampton National Historic Site for fun, candy and scavenging through the beautiful landscape to find the elusive Easter Bunny’s eggs. Kids of all ages can join in the family fun. Egg hunters will receive delicious candy to take home. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY EVENTS

Scottfield Theater Company Presents “Sister Act”
Friday, April 12, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday, April 13, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Sunday, April 14, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | The Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet! Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing, and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave audiences breathless. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is a reason to REJOICE! MORE

Charlotte’s Web
Friday, April 12 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Amoss Center at Harford Community College

The classic story of friendship, based on the book by E.B. White, will warm hearts young and old as it charms its way onto our stage. Down on the Zuckerman Farm, Wilbur, an irresistible young pig is determined to avoid the butcher. With the help of his friends (especially the magnificent spider, Charlotte) Wilbur is not only safe but learns that true friends live in our hearts forever. MORE

Easter Bunny Picture Day at Steppingstone
Saturday, April 13 | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Steppingstone Farm Museum

Grab your kids and your pets and head to Steppingstone Farm Museum to enjoy an afternoon on the Farm with the Easter Bunny! Knowing that pets are an important part of your family, the Easter Bunny has agreed to pose for photos with both the kids and the pets. MORE

Easter Bunny in a Chick Basket
Sunday, April 14 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | The Playroom Harford

Join Simply Krafted at The Playroom to make this sweet bunny in a basket just in time for Easter! The project stands over 8 inches tall and is made from a flower pot and a gourd. Children will paint, construct, and add embellishments to make their very own masterpiece! MORE

HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS

Rails and Tales: Preschool Storytime
Saturday, April 13 | 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM | Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Hop aboard the story train! Read stories about how life was long (or not so long!) ago, play old-time games, and make a history craft you can take home. Ages 1.5-5 yrs, $3 per child. MORE

Bunny Breakfast and Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 14 | 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Pump It Up – Elkridge

Join Pump It Up and their friend ‘Pumpi Cotton Tail’ for an exciting Easter celebration! Kick off the event searching for Easter Eggs hidden in the arenas, followed by jump time on NEW inflatables! Then enjoy a delicious continental breakfast while taking pictures with “Pumpi”. MORE

Spring Eggstravaganza for Tots
Sunday, April 14 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Robinson Nature Center

Hop on down for a tot-friendly adventure through Robinson Nature Center’s indoor exhibits and along paved portions of the trail (weather permitting). Enjoy spring-themed crafts, music, and games at your own, self-guided pace. MORE

Family Paint – MooDonna
Sunday, April 14 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Pinot’s Palette – Ellicott City

Have a cowlickin’ good time painting Miss MooDonna! Looking for a fun and creative outlet for your family? Then Family Days at Pinot’s Palette has exactly what you are looking for! At Pinot’s Palette, they provide a day for parents to paint with their young family members at a family-friendly rate! MORE

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National Cherry Blossom Festival 2019
Through Sunday, April 14 | All Day | Washington, DC

Each year, the National Cherry Blossom Festival celebrates spring in Washington, DC, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. The Festival produces and coordinates daily events featuring diverse and creative programming promoting traditional and contemporary arts and culture, natural beauty, and community spirit. MORE

60 Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore this April - (cool) progeny