Summer, summer, summertime! As the temperature heats up, so do the fun things for families in and around Baltimore! Check out our list of must-do events in and around Charm City in June.

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Kids Cheer Free 
Select dates through September 30 | Times Vary | Orioles Park at Camden Yards

Calling all O’s fans ages nine and younger – attend games free of charge!! For each regularly-priced Upper Deck ticket purchased, adults can add up to two additional free Upper Deck tickets for the kids. This season, Oriole Park has an enhanced Kid’s Corner, which will include an interactive treehouse activity center, a jungle gym, a moon bounce and Skee-Ball. They’ve also expanded their kid friendly food offerings. MORE

Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp
June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 | Times Vary | Harford Community College

Discover all the grandeur, mystery, and excitement of “The Arabian Nights” favorite in this delightful family-theater dramatization of the saga about the boy who found a magic lamp, and was befriended by a powerful genie. MORE

Weber Farm’s 3rd Annual Strawberry Festival
June 1 & 2 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Weber’s Cider Mill Farm

Join Weber’s Farm for their third annual Strawberry Festival on June 1st and 2nd from 9am – 4pm! MORE

4th Annual Boating Safety Day
June 1 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | Wilson Point Park

Join Baltimore County Policy for the 4th Annual Baltimore County Police Boating Safety Day! They will have water safety demos, prizes, various local food trucks, and a ton of different vendors and displays! Free to the public, fun for ALL. MORE

Weekend Workers at BMI: Create Your Own Bouncy Ball
June 1 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Baltimore Museum of Industry

It’s all about fun as you discover how things work. These engaging activities allow children of all ages to investigate the world around them. Please note, weekly activities are subject to change. Free with museum admission. MORE

8th Annual Taste of 3 Cities
June 1 | 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Patterson Park

The 8th Annual Taste Of 3 Cities (voted one of the Top Ten Festivals in Maryland two years in a row!), returns to Patterson Park! The festival features fan favorite Food Trucks from the region, a main musical stage featuring the area’s top bands from DC & Baltimore, and an expanded Kid’s Zone with children’s activities. MORE

Feast of St. Anthony Italian Festival
June 1 and 2 | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm | St. Leo’s Catholic Church

Two-day Italian festival including delicious food, vino, booths packed with game wheels, souvenirs and vendors, plus a KIDS area offering face painting, activities, and games. Enjoy watching the Roma Sausage-eating contest onstage and take a selfie with the handsome Roman gladiators! There’s an indoor sit-down pasta dinner, indoor Bingo, an exciting bocce tournament and more. MORE

AVAM’s Honey I Shrunk My Family Portrait
June 1 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | American Visionary Art Museum

Inspired by their current mega-exhibition “PARENTING: An Art without a Manual,” illustrate & shrink your family portrait on Shrinky Dink plastic! This is part of a series of monthly hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshops in the AVAM classroom! Education staff will help you explore new creative territory & make a project inspired by one of our beloved visionary artists. Supplies & boundless inspiration provided! $5 plus museum admission. MORE

Music in the Woods
June 1 | 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Celebrate the season with music in the beautiful setting of Oregon Ridge Park. Enjoy this family-friendly festival with diverse local bands and solo musicians. MORE

Chef Egg Live: Farmers’ Market Family Classes
June 2 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am | Baltimore Farmer’s Market

Join Baltimore’s own Chef Egg at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar the first Sunday of every month for a unique cooking “eggsperience.” The chef will take you on a quick tour of the market to visit local producers and makers. Then you will prepare easy recipes made with farm fresh ingredients from the market. Chef Egg wants to give you and your family the skills they need to succeed in the kitchen and lead a healthy lifestyle. MORE

Kids Yoga in the Park
June 2 & June 16 | 10:00 am – 10:45 am | Angel Park

Join Light Love Little Yogis for a Drop-In Kids Yoga at Angel Park! All ages welcome, but parents must stay. Water and towel/mat suggested. Classes are held weather permitting. Pay what you can — $3.00 to $10.00 per kid suggested. A portion of the proceeds goes to the support of Angel Park. MORE

JCC Community Block Party
June 2 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm | Ben and Esther Rosenbloom JCC on the Weinberg Campus

Join the JCC for a celebration of the vibrant and diverse community of Owings Mills and Baltimore. The Community block party is a place where organizations, local businesses and vendors combine with fun activities for kids and entertainment for all. Bring the kids for a day of exciting games, fun challenges and playful discoveries including: jumbo games, inflatable corn maze, climbing wall and much more! MORE

Paws in the Park
June 2 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Hampton National Historic Site

Find your BARK at Hampton National Historic Site! Join us for a day of tail wagging, a scavenger hunt, contests, and pet adoptions in your local national park. The Baltimore Humane Society, Maryland SPCA and the Baltimore County Animal Services will be offering on the spot adoptions of cats and dogs. Put your best paw forward for contests for best dressed, obedience, and cutest dog or cat! Pet experts will be on site speaking throughout the day on pet care and the benefits of pet adoption. Join the BARK Ranger Scavenger Hunt and explore the scenic park grounds with your dog. Allow your dog to express their artistic side with “bark art.” Members of the local community are invited to join the Hampton Paw Patrol program – a unique volunteer opportunity for dog lovers and their furry friends. This dynamic group of volunteers and help to keep the park safe and looking beautiful. Paw Patrollers walk the the grounds of the park and demonstrate good canine behavior to other visitors while sporting the National Park Service volunteer uniform. MORE

Books in Bloom Festival
June 2 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Merriweather Post Pavilion

This year, Books in Bloom returns with an incredible lineup of award-winning authors. This festival is free and open to the public, with activities to entertain the whole family. Families can enjoy story time, balloon animals, face painting, glitter tattoos, a puppet show, and interactive outdoor games. MORE

5th Annual Baltimore Bubble Parade
June 2 | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm | Roosevelt Park in Hampden

The Bubble Parade has become an annual tradition, that Uncustomary hosts in Hampden every year. It’s grown in popularity and enthusiasm, and is done purely in the name of having fun, and spreading kindness and positivity. MORE

Customer Appreciation Day at Enoch Pratt Library
June 3 | All Day | All Enoch Pratt Library Locations

Enoch Pratt Library is celebrating ONE YEAR as a Fine-Free Library and want to thank YOU for your support. Stop by Central Library or your neighborhood Pratt Library branch for Customer Appreciation Day. Enjoy snacks in the morning and the evening, and giveaways while supplies last. Replacement fees for lost library cards will be waived. Visit the circulation desk for details and get your replacement card on Monday, June 3 at any Pratt Library location. MORE

Storytime at The Pottery Stop: I’m A Unicorn
June 4 & June 8 | Times Vary | The Pottery Stop

Introducing: Story Time! at The Pottery Stop! They’ll be reading a story and painting a project to go along with the book. Appropriate for ages 2 and up. This is designed as a parent/child activity and will last for about one hour. Ticket includes a project for one child– up to one adult chaperone per ticket may also attend. MORE

St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival
June 6 – June 9 | 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm | St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church

Celebrate the best of Greek culture: food, music, dance, faith and legendary hospitality. Attendees will enjoy free admission and parking, food/drink vendors, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, live music. MORE

PIP-PIP THE DRAGON: A Story of Wishes
June 6 – June 14 | Times Vary | Horowitz Performing Arts Center

Journey into Pip-Pip the Dragon’s wondrous tale as told by enchanted creatures great and small! All dragons possess four magical gifts, but once upon a time, there was a very young dragon, named Pip-Pip, who was born with a fifth. Find out about how Pip-Pip discovers and shares her gifts! Journey into Pip-Pip’s tale of true friendship, spirited courage, magical wonder, and wishes-come-true, as told by enchanted creatures great and small. MORE

Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet Presents Peter Pan
June 7 and 8 | Times Vary | Stephens Hall at Towson University

Celebrate ‘never growing up’ with Mid Atlantic Youth Ballet as they present Peter Pan. Gather the family and enjoy the journey to Neverland, soaring with pixie dust, swimming with mermaids, and fighting with pirates. MORE

Summer Sounds on the Square
Fridays in June | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Belvedere Square

Head to Belvedere Square for their annual Summer Sounds, a festive and free summer concert series held at the Square on Friday nights, 6p.m.-9p.m. from May 24th to September 6th. The region’s most popular and emerging bands will serenade you as you enjoy a cold beverage and delicious meal made with outdoor dining in mind! Wonderful fun for the whole family, Summer Sounds is open to any and all who wish to enjoy music, food and good company! MORE

Merritt Clubs’ 4th Annual Wish Race 5K
June 8 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Marshy Point Nature Center

Join Merritt Clubs at the gorgeous Marshy Point Nature Center as they raise funds for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic! Take part in either the 5K, 1-Mile Walk or the Virtual 5K if you can’t make it race day. 100% of net proceeds go to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic’s goal of granting the wish of every child experiencing a life-threatening condition. MORE

World Oceans Day at the National Aquarium
June 8 | 9:00 am – 6:00 pm | National Aquarium

Each year, around 8 million tons of plastic enters the ocean. This year, on World Oceans Day, people around the world are working together to protect our ocean and end plastic pollution. Join the National Aquarium on Saturday, June 8, 2019, for a day full of interactive activities, games and educational opportunities throughout the building. Each activity is designed to teach how plastics can impact backyards, the ocean and lives. MORE

Kids Day 2019
June 8 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Columbia Sports Park

Kids Day, the fun, annual welcome-to-summer event for kids hosted by Columbia Association, returns on Saturday, June 8 from 10am to 2pm at Columbia SportsPark. MORE

Mess Fest
June 8 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm | Maryland Science Center

Get ready to get messy! MSC’s annual Mess Fest is sure to be ooey-er, gooey-er, gloppy-er, and sloppy-er than EVER before. Grab your paint clothes and dirty sneakers for all kinds of oozy explosions and slimy art creations. Leave your messy mark on MSC’s windows, watch as they launch all manner of mess from the roof, and see the classic Coke & Mentos blast bigger and better than ever. It’s sure to be fun; it’s sure to be a mess! MORE

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes: Phish for Kids
June 8 | 10:30 am – 12:30 pm | Power Plant Live

If you’re a Phish fan with young kids, you’ve probably wanted to bring them with you to share your love of this incredible band. Now you can — at Power Plant Live’s covered outdoor plaza, with Phoam, Baltimore’s best Phish tribute band. Phoam features members of Psycho Killers, ELM and Weekapaug Orchestra, who, together, have seen more than 300 Phish shows and pay close attention to Phish’s delicate and challenging compositions. Plus, they know how to groove. MORE

HONfest 2019
June 8 and 9 | Times Vary | The Avenue in Hampden

Grab your boas and tease that beehive! It is time for the 26th Annual HONfest. HONfest symbolizes all the charm and goodwill that lies within the hearts of those who live, work and play in Bawlmer. “Hon” the Bawlmer term of endearment short for “Honey”, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by the historic working women of Baltimore. HONfest is an annual celebration in honor of these women. MORE

17th Annual Tour Dem Parks, Hon!
June 9 | 7:30 am – 2:30 pm | Druid Hill Park

Tour Dem Parks, Hon is Baltimore’s premier annual recreational bike ride! Choose from 4 routes (between 5 and 35 miles) for a close-up view of Baltimore’s parks and neighborhoods. Each ride is different, and the longest includes Druid Hill, Gwynns Falls, Carroll, Patterson, Clifton, Herring Run, and some quietly tucked away gems. MORE

Outdoor Adventures at Irvine Nature Center
June 9 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Irvine Nature Center

Does your child love being outside? Join the Outdoor Adventurers! Each session will be an exciting blend of outdoor skills, science projects, and spring discoveries. We will work as a team to explore, respect, and protect nature! Ages 7-12. MORE

Fairies & Dragons
June 9 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm | Lake Roland

Come learn about the mysterious forest-dwellers of myth and legend said to visit the human world at the Summer Solstice. Kids will search the park for signs of dragons and their fair folk. Then use natural materials to create a fairy house or dragon’s lair. Registration required. Ages 5 and up. MORE

Enoch Pratt Kicks Off Summer Reading Challenge
June 12 | All Day | All Pratt Library Locations

Join Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Summer Reading Challenge! Earn prizes by reading, doing learning activities, or attending library programs. Open to all ages! This year’s theme: A Universe of Stories. MORE

Movie with Orchestra: West Side Story
June 13, 14, and 16 | 8 PM | Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic winner of 10 Oscars® – the BSO performs Leonard Bernstein’s score live with the re-mastered film (directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins, featuring Robbins’ choreography, Ernest Lehman’s screenplay, Arthur Laurents’ book and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics) shown in hi-def with original vocals and dialog intact. The Friday, June 14 performance is eligible for the Young and Free ticket program. Children ages 7-17 may attend free with the purchase of an adult ticket. MORE

92nd Annual Flag Day Celebration at the Star-Spangled Banner House
June 14 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Star Spangled Banner House

Celebrate Flag Day at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, birthplace of the flag that inspired the National Anthem. Enjoy tours, hear a Flag Talk with Replica 30′ x 42′ Star-Spangled Banner, and participate in the Scholar Award and Naturalization Ceremony. MORE

Grand Opening of New Exhibits at Port Discovery!
June 14 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Wahoo! BIG new exhibits and improved visitor amenities will be open for play, adventure and exploration starting at noon on June 14, 2019. Join Port Discovery for grand opening celebrations all throughout the summer, starting with a special day of fun and learning happening June 14th from Noon – 5 PM. Climb together and reach for the clouds on a four-story SkyClimber. Set sail and explore the seas on a life-sized cargo ship in The Port! MORE

LakeFest Weekend
June 14 – 16 | Times Vary | Columbia Lakefront

The FREE LakeFest Weekend includes three days of live music, an invitational arts and crafts show, strolling performers, festival food, a Clyde’s of Columbia Beer Garden and an array of activities and entertainment for all ages. MORE

Battle of the Bands: Kids Edition
June 14 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore

FREE! Join (cool) progeny and WTMD at Hard Rock Cafe as local music schools battle for “Best Kids Band!” Enjoy live from some of Baltimore’s best young talent and cheer on your favorites! MORE

3rd Annual Youth Fishing Derby
June 15 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Sponsored by the Otter Point Creek Alliance and the Izaak Walton League of America, Harford County Chapter! Introduce your kids to the basics of fishing with assistance from experienced fishermen! Participants may bring their own rods and reels and tackle, or a limited number are available to borrow from OPCA. Ages 6-13 with an adult. MORE

Chrysalis Kids: Dance Party on the Chrysalis
June 15 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join Julia McCready, preschool music educator extraordinaire, for a dance party on the Chrysalis stage! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the tot-sized dance party gets started at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol). MORE

Baltimore’s 9th Annual World Refugee Day 2019 Family Festival
June 15 | 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm | Creative Alliance

Join the Creative Alliance for a fun, family-friendly event that celebrates the immigrant and refugee communities that make up Baltimore’s diverse cultural landscape. Food, music, student art exhibitions, art vendors, piñata-making, face-painting, and other activities by various partnering refugee groups will be available. MORE

10th Annual Havre de Grace Pirate Fest
June 15 | 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm | The Locke House Museum

Join the Lock House on June 15th for 10th Annual Havre de Grace Pirate Fest. Enjoy live music, food trucks, refreshing beverages, pirates and mermaids, kids activities, and hands-on maritime demonstrations. Swashbuckling fun for the whole family! ‘You Bet your Axe’ the super popular axe throwing game out of Elkton will be there all day. Proceeds will benefit the Lock House Museum. MORE

Father’s Day Catch on the Field
June 16 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm | Oriole Park at Camden Yards

Father’s Day Catch on the Field presented by Pennington Seed will take place on Sunday, June 16 prior to the Orioles vs. Red Sox game. Come join event partner, WBAL-TV, and enjoy a pregame session of catch on the Oriole Park field, as well as a ticket to the 1:05 p.m. game. A minimum purchase of 2 ticket packages are required in order to have a catch on the field. MORE

Baltimore County Public Library Summer Reading Challenge Kick-Off
June 16 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Owings Mills Branch, BCPL

The Owings Mills Branch of Baltimore County Public Library is hosting an out-of-this world Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff on Sunday, June 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event, which takes place in front of the branch in the Metro Centre plaza, is free, open to all and highlights this year’s Summer Reading Challenge theme: A Universe of Stories! Join BCPL for hula hooping fun with Baltimore Hooplove, live music and dancing with Indie kids’ band Guava Jelly, face painting, balloon art and, of course, a sign-up table for the Summer Reading Challenge. The branch features free garage parking. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. MORE

Butterfly House at Ladew Opens!
June 17 | 10:30 am – 4:00 pm | Ladew Gardens

Step inside and experience up-close the habitat and life cycle of local butterflies and caterpillars. Ladew naturalists will guide your visit, teaching you about the remarkable metamorphosis, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly. You may discover a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis… you can see which plants provide food and shelter for each of the native butterfly species… you can learn about the vital role butterflies play in plant pollination and in the food chain. MORE

Tiny Tots & Amigos Pequeñitos: Terrific Trees/Arboles Amables
June 21 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am | Patterson Park Audubon Center

Tiny Tots is an early childhood environmental education program where kids take a hike, make a craft, play a game, and read a story around a nature theme each month. Join Audubon to discover Patterson Park as an outdoor classroom. Space is limited and slots fill quickly. Please register in advance: baltimore@audubon.org or 410.558.2473. Meet at the picnic tables on the northeast shore of the Boat Lake in Patterson Park. Ages 2-5. $5 suggested donation per child, with an adult. MORE

Make Music Day at Holt Park
June 21 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Baltimore County Public Library and Holt Park and Center for the Arts co-host Make Music Day with a concert by the bluegrass duo Ken and Brad Kolodner. Participate in summer solstice crafts and nature walks, visit the library bookmobile, and learn about the new Traveling Book Club. Refreshments available for purchase. Folding chair or blanket and bug spray recommended. Have a Summer Adventure Passport? Show your Passport AND that you’re registered for summer reading at the (cool) progeny tent to get a prize! MORE

Summer Movie Night: Wonder
June 21 | 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm | Shamrock Park

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Summer Movies Nights are a great time and place to bring the whole family for a fun movie night at Shamrock Park with pre-movie entertainment provided by the Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Movies are not only free and family friendly but also come with popcorn and face painting. MORE

Summer Fest at Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum
June 22 and 23 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm | Howard County Living Farm Heritage Museum

Visit the Living Farm Heritage Museum as they put our Antique Construction Equipment through their paces. Members will be operating shovels, cranes, track loaders, crawlers and graders from the early 1900s to the 1960s. Petting Zoo for all ages, Blacksmithing Presentations, Museum Tours, Live Bands throughout the Weekend and many other Presentations and Demonstrations. Don’t miss out on the FUN!!! MORE

Kids Art in the Park: A (cool) progeny event
June 22 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Hampton National Historic Site

Join us for a morning of creativity at Hampton National Historic Site! We’ll have art activities and crafts from our partners plus entertainment and LOTS of opportunities to explore this National Park site! Hampton will offer special kids’ tours of the mansion at 10:30 AM and old-fashioned games on the farm, as well as fun junior ranger activities for kids. FREE! MORE

Summer Solstice Faerie Festival
June 22 and 23 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | Marshy Point Nature Center

Spoutwood Farm Center jubilantly invites you to share in our first Summer Solstice Faerie Festival celebrated at Marshy Point Nature Center. This June 22nd and 23rd, come play in the marsh with The Greenman, Lady Lucy, and our family of fae. Celebrate the spirit of Spoutwood and 27 years of magic and wonder. MORE

Fabric Craft Workshop: Nine Patch Quilt Block
June 22 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Dabble with quilt making by creating your own hand sewn nine-patch quilt block facilitated by the African American Quilters of Baltimore. Adults and youth 8 and older are welcome to attend. To register please contact terry.taylor@lewismuseum.org. In conjunction with Linda Day Clark: The Gee’s Bend Photographs. MORE

Book Signing, Reading, and Sing-a-Long with Connie Bowman
June 22 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm | Howard County Library System – Elkridge Branch

Connie Bowman will be reading, signing, and singing along with her beloved children’s book, “There’s an Elephant in My Room”! Join her at the Elkridge Branch of Howard County Public Library on June 22, at 1pm. MORE

Charm City Players Presents Willy Wonka, The Musical
Saturdays and Sundays, June 22 – July 14 | 2 PM – 4:30 PM | Mercy High School

The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Your ticket includes a full Broadway-Style musical, face painting, pre-show activities, a live orchestra and a meet and greet with the cast after every show. MORE

Jonestown Festival 2019
June 23 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Jewish Museum of Maryland

The fourth annual Jonestown Festival brings a celebration of revolutionary roots to the neighborhood. The day will feature crafts, performances and activities suitable for the whole family, plus of course many wonderful Jonestown neighbors. MORE

Early Learning Art Exhibition
June 24 – July 8 | All Day | The Walters Art Museum

Celebrate the artwork created by children who attended Art Kids, Art Tots, Start with Art, and Kennedy Krieger Achievements early learning programs. Inspired by the Walters collection, the featured works will highlight the creativity and imagination of some of the museum’s youngest artists. A celebratory reception will take place on June 29 from 1-3 p.m. MORE

Living History at Fort McHenry
Wednesday – Sunday, beginning June 26 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | Fort McHenry

Join Fort McHenry every Wednesday through Sunday from June 26 – August 18, 2019 for living history at Fort McHenry! The Fort McHenry Guard is back for the 2019 summer season as the National Park Service offers “hands-on history” through demonstrations and educational activities for visitors of all ages. 11:00 am – 4:00 pm – Stop by the citizens’ tent to discover how Baltimoreans contributed to the city’s defense against the British, and learn more about life on the home front. MORE

Fiddlers and Fireflies
June 27 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Howard County Conservancy, Mt. Pleasant

Begin your summer with an old fashioned family picnic. Bring your supper and spread your blanket and lawn chairs. As the fireflies begin to flicker under the trees and in the tall grasses around the property at Mt. Pleasant, listen to musician and storyteller Bill Wellington from Stanton Virginia, who electrifies audiences with his storytelling, “roses are red poems,” and family music programs. Little kids and adults, come dance to the fiddles and sing old-timey songs! Learn interesting facts about fireflies and make a firefly craft. MORE

Firefly Walk at Cylburn Arboretum
June 28 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm | Cylburn Arboretum

Learn how fireflies use their bioluminescence to communicate with each other and observe them at twilight in Cylburn Arboretum’s gardens. MORE

Mud Day!
June 29 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Carrie Murray Nature Center

Mud, mud, and more mud! Celebrate international Mud Day- paint, sculpt, dig, and slosh in glorious mud! Be prepared to get messy! Dig for dinosaur bones, get mud face paint, or play in the mud pits (one for big kids, another for little tots). Many muddy stations to enjoy; popsicles (and mud) provided. Have a Summer Adventure Passport? You get in FREE! MORE

Ship’s Company
June 29 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm | Historic Ships

USS Constellation’s own Ship’s Company of volunteer sailors and marines come aboard to provide a unique and fascinating view of service at sea. Presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day punctuate the daily routine and focus on day-to-day shipboard life in Mr. Lincoln’s Navy. MORE

Columbia Orchestra FREE Summer Pops Concert
June 30 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join the Columbia Orchestra for its third annual free summer pops concert. This concert is part of the Columbia Festival of the Arts, in partnership with Howard County, Columbia Association, Downtown Columbia Partnership, and more. Doors open at 4 PM. Show starts at 5 PM. MORE