One of the best family date nights in town this summer? A FREE outdoor movie! From the Broadway Pier to Federal Hill, to Jacksonville and Carroll Creek in Frederick, there are so many places to catch a flick under the stars. Here is our ultimate (cool) guide to family-friendly FREE outdoor movies in Baltimore and beyond! 

Please remember that all of these movies are subject to change. Check the host location website for the most up-to-date info before you go!

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BALTIMORE CITY OUTDOOR MOVIES

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM’S FLICKS FROM THE HILL

Federal Hill | Thursdays in July & August | 9 PM | Website

Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film selection inspired by AVAM’s current exhibition. The Hughes Family Outdoor Theater features seating for more than a thousand on the natural amphitheater formed by Federal Hill; a 30-foot wide screen held from above by Adam Kurtzman’s Giant Golden Hand; a twinkling view of the city; and an amazing, all-ages, community experience that is FREE! PLUS the museum is open for FREE from 5 PM – 9 PM on flicks nights!

July 19 | Casablanca
July 26 | Clues
August 2 | The Birds
August 9 | Harriet The Spy
August 16 | Sherlock Holmes
August 23 | Hidden Figures
August 30 | Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

EDDIE’S OF ROLAND PARK OUTDOOR MOVIE NIGHTS

North Charles and Roland Avenue Locations | Dates Vary | 7:30 PM | Website

Come one, come all! Bring your favorite outdoor chair or blanket, and head to Eddie’s of Roland Park for an entertaining night out under the stars, complete with classic movie night munchies and extended store hours.

North Charles Street Location

July 17 | Wallace & Gromit
July 24 | Jaws

Roland Avenue Location

July 18 | Wallace & Gromit
July 25 | Jaws

SUMMER IN THE SQUARES

Mt. Vernon | Dates Vary | Times Vary | Website

Throughout the summer, the Mount Vernon Conservancy hosts a series of free outdoor films in Mount Vernon Place’s East Square.Bring your own snacks and a picnic blanket or lawn chair. As always, popcorn is FREE!Each screening begins at 8:30 p.m.

July 26 | Rear Window
August 22 | Labyrinth

RHYTHM AND REELS MOVIES IN CITY PARKS

Baltimore City Rec & Parks is hosting a ton of FREE outdoor movies in city parks this summer. All movies start at dusk. 

Broadway Pier (801 S. Broadway)
July 17 | Game Night*
July 24 |
Oceans 8
July 31 | Skyscraper
August 7 | 10 Things I Hate About You
August 14 | Crazy Rich Asians
August 21 | Captain Marvel
August 28 | A Star is Born*

Carroll Park (1500 Washington Blvd)
August 16 | The BFG

Clifton Park/Rita Church (2101 St. Lo Drive)
July 19 | Coco

Druid Hill Park (3001 East Dr.)
July 26 | Green Book
August 23 | Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Herring Run Park (Chesterfield & Harford Rd)
July 27 | Mary and the Witches Flower

Lakeland Park (2761 Wegworth Ln.)
August 18 | The Lego Batman Movie
September 1 | Despicable Me 3

Middle Branch Park (3301 Waterview Ave)
August 2 | Step
September 20 | Avengers: Infinity War

O’Donnell Street (1021 S. Linwood)
July 17 | Justice League
August 21 | A Wrinkle in Time
September 18 | Jurassic World

Pierce’s Park
July 20 | The Shape of Water

FAMILY-FRIENDLY BALTIMORE COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

“UNDER THE STARS” MOVIE NIGHTS AT MANOR SHOPPING CENTER

Jacksonville | Select Dates | Dusk | Website

Enjoy movies under the stars at the Manor Shopping Center – FREE family fun! Movies begin at dusk. Raindate is the following Thursday night.

July 24 | Mary Poppins Returns
August 7 | Spider Man Into the Spider-Verse
August 21 |
The Incredibles 2

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HARFORD COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

SHAMROCK PARK OUTDOOR MOVIES

Downtown Bel Air | 7:15 PM – 10 PM | Dates Vary | Website

Movies are not only free and family friendly but also come with popcorn and face painting! A fun night for the whole fam! (New this year — Bel Air’s only food truck rally!)

July 19 | Incredibles 2
August 2 |
Small Foot
August 16 |
Trolls

FAMILY-FRIENDLY HOWARD COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

BELMONT BLOCKBUSTERS

Belmont Manor & Historic Park | Movies begin at Dusk | Website

Experience the beauty of Belmont Manor & Historic Park with friends and family at this outdoor movie series! Be sure to arrive early to enjoy the gardens and bring a picnic/blanket/lawn chairs. Popcorn is available.

July 18 | Disney’s The Lion King
August 1 | The Goonies
August 15 | The Princess Bride
August 29 | Captain Marvel

LAKEFRONT FAMILY MOVIES AT LAKE KITTAMAQUNDI

Columbia | Days Vary | Movies begin at Dusk | Website

All events at the Downtown Columbia Lakefront off Little Patuxent Parkway have free admission and parking. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages permitted. 

July 15 | The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
July 19 | Aquaman
July 22 | Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet
July 26 | Bumblebee 
July 29 | Disney’s Mary Poppins Returns
August 2 | Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok
August 5 | Disney’s Tangled
August 9 | Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp
August 12 | The Red Balloon
August 16 | Marvel’s Dr. Strange
August 19 | Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles
August 23 | Shazam!
August 26 | Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles 2
August  30 | Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
August 31 | Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2
September 1 | Marvel’s Captain Marvel
September 6 | Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War
September 7 | Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame

MOVIE NIGHT AT THE WINE BIN

The Wine Bin | 9 PM | Website

Saturday night fun for the whole family! Movies are shown at 9 PM through August, and at 8 PM after August. Need more info? Call 410.465.7802.

July 20 | A Star is Born*
July 27 | Beauty and the Beast
August 3 | Star Wars: The Last Jedi
August 10 | The Rock*
August 17 | Spider Man Into the Spider-Verse
August 24 | The Natural
August 31 | The Princess Bride
September 7 | The Black Klansman*
September 14 | Rear Window
September 28 | Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

FAMILY-FRIENDLY FREDERICK COUNTY OUTDOOR MOVIES

CARROLL CREEK MOVIES

Downtown Frederick | 3rd Friday, June – October | 9 PM | Website

Pull up a lawn chair and get ready for Movie Nights on the Creek each 3rd Friday, June through October. Movies are shown in Carroll Creek Amphitheater. Admission is free and snacks & beverages are available for purchase.

July 19 | Jumanji Movie Night
August 16 |
50 First Dates
September 20 |
Guardians of the Galaxy
October 18 |
Ghostbusters 

* means Movie is Rated R. Image courtesy of Bel Air Downtown Alliance.