Where to Play! Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, July 26 – July 28

Weekend Fun for Families in Baltimore

Food trucks, water ballets, sculpture fun, and MORE! There are lots of things happening for kids in Charm City and beyond this weekend! Check out our favorite family events in Baltimore.

The (cool) progeny will be at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on Saturday for their Family Fun/Community Quilting Day from 11 AM – 3 PM. Come see us! Are you a Summer Adventure Passport holder? Your family gets FREE museum admission during the event!

Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, July 26 – July 28

Baltimore City

Colonial Market Day
Saturday, July 27 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Maryland Historical Society

Hear ye! Hear ye! The Maryland Historical Society is transforming its courtyard into a Colonial Market Square. People of all ages will enjoy living history interpreters, demonstrations, games, crafts and vendors. Free for MdHS members, and $5 for nonmembers, including museum admission. Limited free parking is available in the MdHS parking lot. Rain date is Saturday, August 3. MORE

Weis Markets presents: Wild About Keepers
Saturday, July 27 | 10 AM – 4 PM | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

From enormous elephants to chirpy crickets, the keepers at The Maryland Zoo work tirelessly to ensure that every single animal has the best day every day. Join us on July 27th to learn about the variety of tasks our keepers perform and to participate in hands-on activities to get a feel for the unique and exciting work they do. Guests will also be able to meet keepers all throughout the Zoo as they share their stories—Plus, guests dressed up as keepers for the day will earn buttons at every keeper chat they attend! This event is FREE with Zoo admission or membership. MORE

Family Fun Day at The League
Saturday, July 27 | 10 AM – 3 PM | The League for People with Disabilities

Come out and join The League for People with Disabilities for a fun, family event featuring arts & crafts, food & games, face painting, moon bounce, cotton candy and much more. They will spend the day having a blast while strengthen our community ties and celebrating with each other everything that makes our community unique, diverse and wonderful. This event is FREE and open to the public. Disability or not, all are welcome! Space is limited, please register in advance. MORE

Family Day/Community Quilting Day at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Saturday, July 27 | 11 AM – 3 PM | The Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Explore The Reginald F. Lewis Museum with (coo) progeny! In addition to the exhibits, enjoy a performance by Dance Baltimore and storytelling with Diane Macklin. African American Quilters of Baltimore will be offering fabric fun for kids and (cool) progeny will have a craft, too! Passport families get FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION during the event. Just show your Passport at the door. MORE

Fluid Movement 20th Anniversary Water Ballet
Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28 | Times Vary | Druid Hill Park

Ever wonder what happens when synchronized swimming and water ballet merge with passionate community performers? Find out with this summer’s variety show and celebrate Fluid Movement’s 20th anniversary. Be dazzled by the drama, comedy, choreography, and costumes that give rise to joyous spectacles in Baltimore City’s public pools! Not to be missed for long-time fans and newcomers alike: the finale features a retrospective of previous shows. MORE

FREE Family Sundays: Sculpture Near and Far
Sunday, July 28 | 2 PM – 5 PM | The Baltimore Museum of Art

Join the Baltimore Museum of Art every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. Generously sponsored by Wilmington Trust. This Sunday, make assemblage reliefs. MORE

Animated Children’s Film Festival: Through The Rainbow
Sunday, July 28 | 4 PM – 6 PM | The Creative Alliance

Dive into vibrant colors with this timeless collection of prizewinning and audience-favorite animated films from Children’s Film Festival Seattle. These short films tell big stories and take you on a trip around the world with stop-motion, hand-drawn, and other amazing animation techniques. Watch stories about animal friends, overcoming challenges, deep family love, and learning how to be the best you can be. Suitable for all ages. MORE

Baltimore County

Half Way Week: Make a Galaxy Bookmark
Friday, July 26 | 2 PM – 4 PM | Baltimore County Public Library, Hereford Branch

We’re halfway through the Summer Reading Challenge! Drop in to our makerspace, The Hive, to make a bookmark. There’s still time to register and play the Summer Reading Challenge. Visit your local branch for more information. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. MORE

Trifecta Food Truck and Music Festival
Saturday, July 27 | 12 PM – 11 PM | Timonium Fairgrounds

Head to the fairgrounds for Maryland’s Largest Food Truck & Music Festival! You’ll find more than 40 of of Baltimore’s favorite savory & sweet food trucks, live music, and LOTS of kid-friendly fun! Bounce Houses, a mechanical bull, dunk tank, inflatable slides, arts and crafts, appearances from the oriole bird, and MORE! Kids under 12 are FREE! MORE

Sun Secrets
Saturday, July 27 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Oregon Ridge Park

Head to Oregon Ridge Nature enter learn about sunlight and shadows through a number of different activities and experiments. You’ll end the program with s’mores cooked in a box solar oven. Adults and children 6+. Please call to register! Some programs will fill, in which case, walk-in guests cannot be accommodated. 410-887-1815 or [email protected] MORE

Chesapeake Bay Pirates at Marshy Point
Saturday, July 27 | 2 PM – 3:30 PM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Welcome aboard! Head to Marshy Point Nature Center for tall tales, she shanties, and a treasure hunt. FREE! MORE

Hip Hop Space Jam
Saturday, July 27 | 2 PM – 3 PM | Baltimore County Public Library, White Marsh Branch

Rocket it out with Baltimore County Public Library in outer space! Work on some basic funky moves and learn some fun choreography. For ages 8 to 13. Presented by A Step Ahead Dance Center. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. MORE

Summer Insect Symphony
Saturday, July 27 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Join us around a campfire to learn how insects communicate with each other at night. Explore insect life with activities and games. Snacks included. MORE

Nature Connections: Wings and Things
Sunday, July 28 | 1 PM – 3 PM | Natural History Society of Maryland

Nature Connections is a program designed to engage families and people with nature. These free events, take place once a month on a Sunday afternoon. Each Nature Connections has a theme that aims to provide fun, hands on activities and explorations that will connect people to the natural world. MORE

Tracks & Trains Story Time
Sunday, July 28 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM | Lake Roland

All aboard for an adventure! Explore the old, hidden tracks of trains from the past in Lake Roland. Children will enjoy a story, a craft, and will learn all about trains that once traveled in and around the park. Ages 4-10, $5 per person ($3 members) To register, please email l[email protected] *Please include each participants name, age of children and contact phone number* MORE

Harford County

Harford County Farm Fair
Through Sunday, July 28 | Times Vary | Harford County Fairgrounds

The 2019 Harford County Farm Fair is celebrating 32 years! The farm fun takes place July 22-27 with livestock, horse shows, barnyard bingo, fashion shows, pie eating contests, and more. See the event web site for details and schedules. The mission of the Harford County Farm Fair is to promote Harford County’s agricultural heritage and encourage youth involvement in agricultural activities, particularly through the 4-H, FFA, and Ag Magnet Program in Harford County Public Schools. Children 5 and under are FREE with paying adult. Children ages 6-12 are $2 each. MORE

July Family Movie Night at Broom’s Bloom
Friday. July 26 | 8 PM | Broom’s Bloom 

Make plans now to come and invite friends to take part in the summer movie nights at Broom’s Bloom. Charge into their July movie night and enjoy Ferdinand! Hosted by Engage Community Church. MORE

Baby & Me Storytime Featuring Busy Bee: Happy Llama
Sunday, July 28 | 11 AM – 11:45 AM | Barnes and Noble, Bel Air

Introducing Barnes and Nobel’s new Baby & Me Storytime for caregivers and children 0-24 months old. Join us as we read a book and participate in activities featuring sensory growth for your little ones. Plus, get a free Starbucks tall, hot or iced coffee (Cafè stores only). MORE

Howard County

Christmas in July
Thursday, July 25 – Sunday, July 28 | Times Vary | Main Street, Ellicott City

Be jolly in July with weekend long fun sales & creative dining in Old Ellicott City. Come see what’s new in Old EC plus visit your old favorites. Free museums, concerts and an outdoor movie too! See Facebook page for schedule. MORE

Fairy Forest Story Time
Friday, July 26 | 1:30 PM | Clark’s Elioak Farm

Enjoy story time in Clark’s Elioak Farm’s NEW Fairy Forest! Be sure to get there early so that you have time to get to the forest. MORE

Family Fun Community Yoga
Saturday, July 27 | 9:30 AM | Main Street Yoga and Healing

Looking for a fun morning activity the whole family will enjoy? Grab the kiddos and join us for Family Fun Yoga Saturday mornings at 11am. In this class the whole family will move and meditate on the mat, having fun from start to finish. Kids 3+ are welcome. Drop-in Rate $10 per person. MORE

Family Creek Fun & Picnic Open House
Saturday, July 27 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Sharp’s at Waterford Farm

Begin your adventure by feeding the farm animals then grab your picnic lunch and hop aboard a hayride to the Cattail Creek. Make sure you wear old tennis shoes or water shoes as we go into the creek to catch a variety of the critters that live there. After catching the critters, you’ll take time to identify what has been found, and learn about their habitats and life cycles. After you release the critters, you are invited to stay and picnic alongside the creek! (If you are unable to stay for lunch, they will bring you back to the barnyard!). Ages 3 and up. Adults attending with children are free. Children 18 months & under are free. MORE

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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.

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