Thomas the Train, Día del Niño, Pirates in Fells, SpringFest, and MORE! There are tons of things to do with kids in Baltimore this weekend! Here are some of our favorites…

… and Moms, don’t forget to nab your pass for Moms & Margaritas on May 2! We have a really fun (and delicious!) night planned at Vida Taco Bar. Fab swag bag included.

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WEEKEND FUN! Baltimore Family Events, April 26-28

BALTIMORE CITY EVENTS

Day Out With Thomas™
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, April 26, 27, 28 | Times Vary | B & O Railroad Museum

Thomas the Tank Engine returns to the B&O Railroad Museum! Take a 25-minute train ride behind Thomas the Tank Engine, meet Sir Topham Hatt, and enjoy a day full of live entertainment, activities, and family fun! NEW this year and for the first time ever children will be able to meet Thomas’ animal-loving friend Nia in the form of a ten-foot inflatable—perfect for photo ops! MORE

Charm City Bluegrass Festival
Friday, April 26, 3:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM | Druid Hill Park

Charm City Bluegrass Festival, invites music lovers and foodies to gather in Druid Hill Park on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 for the seventh annual celebration of bluegrass, folk and Americana with three stages, 20 bands and two days of family-friendly festivities including local food, a limited release beer from Union Brewery, artists, a kids activity area featuring animals from Irvine Nature Center, spontaneous jam sessions and more. MORE

The Diary of Anne Frank – Opening Weekend
Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 | 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM | Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

This vital story asks us to remember a dark moment in world history through the eyes of a young girl: Poignant and powerful, Anne Frank’s hopes and dreams shine in her words penned while hiding during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. This recent adaptation, containing more of Anne’s original writing and more forthright about the characters’ Judaism, makes this play more necessary than ever. MORE

Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Take a musical journey around the orchestra and learn about the different instrument sounds, from the distinctive trumpets in the William Tell Overture to the beautiful melodies in Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings. Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra shines the spotlight on the instruments of the orchestra, enhanced by illustrations created on-the-spot during the performance. MORE

Día del Niño / Kids’ Day
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM | The Pagoda at Patterson Park

Back for its ninth year on Pagoda Hill, Día del Niño is a free day of fun celebrating our community youth! Get excited for the many activities, including piñatas, Folkloric dance performances, face painting, sports and games, paper rockets, arts and crafts, giveaways, nature activities and much more. MORE

Fell’s Point Maritime Heritage Festival – Formerly the “Privateer Festival”
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Broadway Square in Fell’s Point

Previously the Fells Point “Privateer Festival”, the Fells Point Maritime Heritage Festival is back for it’s 15th year in the heart of Fells Point. Celebrate Baltimore’s maritime prowess and enjoy an educational land invasion of living history with live music on two stages, historic ships & tours, interactive demonstrations and reenactors, comedic skits and kids programming, play with parrots, gaze at living mermaids, shop at maritime merchant booths, sip grog, taste grub, join the Privateer Punch stroll and more! MORE

Belvedere In Bloom 2019
Saturday, April 27 | 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Belvedere Square

Belvedere Square’s Second Annual “Belvedere in Bloom” Spring Showcase will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019! This fun-filled spring celebration is perfect for the whole family! Enjoy the day at Belvedere Square to experience beautiful new blooms, new spring menu items from your favorite restaurants, crafts from Baltimore’s top crafters, fresh produce from local farms, live music and more! MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY EVENTS

ROAR For Kids at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Saturday, April 27 | 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Lions ROAR, elephants ROAR, tigers ROAR… and you, too, can ROAR for Kids with Kennedy Krieger! Join Oregon Ridge Nature Center & Kennedy Krieger for a 5K run and low-mileage walk for individuals of all ages. Embrace the lush natural surroundings at Oregon Ridge Park with a jungle theme. Dress up like your favorite wild animal to win prizes and join in the fun! MORE

Spring Fling Open House at Great Kids Farm
Saturday, April 27 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Great Kids Farm

Great Kids Farm open their gates to welcome you for a behind-the-scenes look at all of the happenings! Join them for this free event and learn more about the Farm and how it helps provide educational, vocational and nutritional opportunities to Baltimore City Public Schools students! MORE

Healthy Kids Day
Saturday, April 27 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | The Orokawa Y in Towson

Join The Y in Towson for their annual Y Healthy Kids Day community event, sponsored by McCormick Flavor for Life! Bring the family to the Y for fun games and activities that get you moving and put a smile on your face, like a bounce house, obstacle course, face painting, sports stations, make & take healthy snacks, crafts and more! Y Healthy Kids Day is a free community event! MORE

Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Enjoy a day outdoors and learn about the ecosystem around us. Drop in for environmental games & activities, animal encounters, guided hikes, garden tours, and more! MORE

HARFORD COUNTY EVENTS

Earth Day Festival
Saturday, April 27 | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Aberdeen Festival Park

Enjoy a fun day with live music, native animals, exhibits, “green” games, recycled crafts, local food, and more. MORE

Night Froggin’ Fun
Saturday, April 27 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Traipse through the wetlands in search of some springy species. Strap on your rain boots and see how many frogs can be found! *Meet at Bosely Conservancy. All ages, under 13 w/adult. MORE

Spring Blooms
Sunday, April 28 | 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM | Eden Mill Nature Center

Help spread the seeds of wildflowers by making a paper seed bomb and a sponge sprout! While your crafts start to dry, take a walk around Eden Mill to discover what native wildflowers flourish in their woods! All ages (minors accompanied by participating adult) Pre-registration is required! MORE

HOWARD COUNTY EVENTS

Into the Spiderverse Kids Night Out
Friday, April 26 | 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM | The Pottery Stop

Watch Into the Spiderverse (PG), paint a SpiderMan mug, and have a pizza party! This is a drop off event for ages 6 and up. Cost includes materials, instruction, and firing, pizza, and a drink. Projects will be ready to pick up in one week. MORE

Healthy Kids Day 2019
Saturday, April 27 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | The Dancel Y in Ellicott City

Join The Dancel Y in Ellicott City for Healthy Kids Day! Are the kids in your life already dreaming of summer? When kids are inspired, they can do anything! Awaken their imagination so they can explore new activities and healthy habits. Activities include an obstacle course, group exercise and youth program demonstrations, local vendors and community partner booths, healthy snacks provided by McCormick Flavor for Life, contests and prizes!! MORE

Spring Craft Weekend
Saturday, April 27, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM | Sunday, April 28, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

Celebrate Spring by coloring and doing craft activities. Join in the fun and see what great pictures and crafts you can create to take home. MORE

Rails and Tales: Preschool Storytime
Saturday, April 27 | 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 years old. MORE

SpringFest in Old Ellicott City
Saturday, April 27 | 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Old Ellicott City

Celebrate the season in Old Ellicott City at the annual SpringFest. This free and family-friendly event offers 3 outdoor stages, including the beautiful NEW Riverside Stage. Enjoy classic rock and acoustic/folk mixed with a little bluesy funk from 20+ bands including favorites like Gayle Harrod Band, Dirty Secret, Kipyn Martin, Foreplay and Soul Island Rebels. Stage areas offer free family crafts, artisans, local food, wines and locally brewed craft beer. 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, and moods of tweens/teens!). Please check the specific event website for advanced registration requirements, time changes, rain dates, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.