Weekend Fun for Families! Baltimore Kid Events, July 19 – 21


Weekend Fun! Baltimore Family Events, July 19 - 21

Kidscape, moon fun, outdoor movies, paddle & play, and MORE! There are lots of fun ways to keep the kiddos entertained this weekend in Charm City and beyond. Check out our favorite family events!

Looking for fun ways to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s lunar mission? We have a round-up a kid-friendly fun here.

Don’t forget that (cool) progeny’s Summer Adventure program continues through August and passports are now just $25! That gets your family access to over 20 play dates and fun activities between now and the start of school. Purchase a Passport here.

Weekend Fun for Families! Baltimore Kid Events, July 19 – 21

Baltimore City

Kidscape
Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21 | Times Vary | Pearlstone Park

Artscape is for everyone — including your littles! n the heart of Pearlstone Park, the Kidscape performance space is an interactive platform with demonstrations and performances, featuring education and entertainment, with programming from a wide range of organizations. Slime, messages in bottles, tinkering, mini exhibit from the B&O Railroad Museum, Civic Works’ Tiny House, and MORE! MORE

Mooniversary & $2 Family Fun Night at Port Discovery 
Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Join Port Discovery July 16th – 24th as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing through hands-on, educational activities even the smallest space explorer will love! Enjoy an Astronaut Photo Op, Moonwalking Lessons, making your very own Rockin’ Rockets, a Museum-wide Apollo 11-themed Scavenger Hunt and more! MORE

On Friday night (4 PM – 8 PM), admission to Port Discovery is just $2/person! MORE

Baltimore & The Underground Railroad, a FREE Walking Tour
Friday, July 19 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum

Baltimore & The Underground Railroad, a FREE guided walking tour from the non-profit community organization Baltimore History & Culture! Please join us for a FREE, educational and entertaining, two-hour guided walking tour focusing on Underground Railroad activities in Baltimore, Greater Maryland and Washington, DC. In addition, they’ll also briefly discuss local slavery and emancipation history, both of which provide an important context for understanding the Underground Railroad. MORE

Ship’s Company 1812 Day
Saturday, July 20 | 10 AM – 4 PM | Historic Ships

Join Ship’s Company’s 1812 unit aboard USS Constellation as they depict and describe the role of Sailors during the War in the Chesapeake during 1812-1814, as well as the history of Constellation’s predecessor the US Frigate Constellation (1797-1853). This presentation is open to all visitors and is included with regular admission. No reservations are required. MORE

World Heritage Festival
Saturday, July 20 | 11 AM – 6 PM | West Shore Park

Taste delicious ethnic food, get refreshed with a scoop of ice cream or shaved ice or even a fresh smoothie, while enjoying a cultural show on the main stage! You will have an array of vendors to choose from with more than 60 artists displaying everything from fine art to jewelry, ceramics to crafts, and more. MORE

Campscape in Herring Run Park
Saturday, July 20 at 5 PM – Sunday, July 21 at 10 AM | Herring Run Park

Camp out in Herring Run Park! Baltimore Rec and Parks is looking for the most creative campsite set ups. Prizes will be awarded. The Friends of Herring Run Park will serve as judges for most creative and best campsite. Pack up your friends and family and your gear. BCRP will host a campfire and marshmallows. Space is limited. RSVP is required. Early registration is encouraged to reserve your campsite. MORE

Baltimore County

Augmented Reality Storywalk Kick-Off
Friday, July 19 | 2 PM – 3 PM | Benjamin Banneker Historical Museum and Park

Benjamin Banneker’s farmstead will be the kick-off site for a solar system-themed AUGMENTED REALITY STORY-WALK for the Maryland public libraries! Reading and technology combine to explore the stars! A free event with music and light refreshments for all ages. No reservations needed. MORE

Frog Round-Up
Friday, July 19 | 8 PM – 9 PM | Marshy Point Nature Center

Bullfrogs, green frogs, and leopard frogs inhabit the wetlands of Marshy Point. Join a naturalist and stalk them in their own haunts. Wear shoes and clothing that can get muddy and wet. Bring a flashlight. MORE

The Lion King & Toy Story 4 at Bengie’s Drive-In
Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21 | Times Vary | Bengie’s Drive-In

See two family-favorite flicks at Bengie’s Drive-In this weekend! (Arrive early — the line gets longer when it gets closer to dusk). Box office and snack bar open at 7 PM. Kids ages 4-10 are just $5/child and children under 4 are FREE! (Price is for both movies!) Note – the Box Office only accepts cash. MORE

Nature Quest Hike at Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 | 10 AM – 1 PM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Get a head start on your Nature Quest passport at our naturalist lead hike to the two Nature Quest post locations at Oregon Ridge. Nature Quest is a county-wide program that guides participants to trail markers at Baltimore County parks. Passports and details are available at the Nature Center or online. Adults and children 5+ Please call to register! Some programs will fill, in which case, walk-in guests cannot be accommodated. 410-887-1815 or info@OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org. MORE

Kid’s Brunch at Lib’s Grill
Saturday, July 20 | 10 AM – 3 PM | Lib’s Grill of Perry Hall

Dine with Lib’s Grill anytime between 10am and 3pm July 20th, 2019 to help raise funds for Believe in Tomorrow Children’s House at Johns Hopkins. In addition to the usual brunch menu,  this day will feature an additional themed menu for kids! Each Kids Brunch Special Menu item is $10 with $2 of each purchase being donated to Believe in Tomorrow. MORE

B’More SUP Paddle & Play
Saturday, July 20 | 10:30 AM – 12 PM | B’More SUP

Calling all kids aged 2-5!  B’More SUP has a fun morning on the water planned for you! Amber will lead this family paddle to the park on Saturday, July 20th. The idea is to have your kids on the board with you while you paddle- when you register for a board that includes one board which you will paddle as your child sits on the front. Life jackets are required for all kids- please bring your own as they do not supply life jackets for this age/size.  This special event is limited to 6 families. MORE

Community Movie Night at Towson University
Saturday, July 20 | 6 PM – 10 PM | Unitas Stadium at Towson University

Towson University is hosting a community movie night for Baltimore area families! Head to Johnny Unitas Stadium to watch Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse! You can bring a blanket and sit on the field, or lawn chairs and sit on the track. Guests are invited to bring food into the stadium. Hotdogs, beverages and Rita’s Italian Ice will be provided free of charge to the first 200 in attendance. In addition, entertainment will include inflatables, balloon creations, a photo booth and face painting. Guests are encouraged to bring school supplies — including three-ring binders, markers, pencils, pens, crayons, notebook paper, folders (with or without brads), highlighters, scissors, rulers, pencil containers and book bags — for donation to The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools. MORE

Nature Quest Hike at Lake Roland
Sunday, July 21 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Lake Roland

Join a naturalist-led hike to find one of the Nature Quest markers at Lake Roland and learn more about the diversity of birds, animals, and plants that make their home here at the park. Nature Quest Passports are available at the Lake Roland Nature Center. All ages. No strollers please. Free! Registration required. To register, please email lakerol-rp@baltimorecountymd. MORE

SharkFest!
Sunday, July 21 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Natural History Society of Maryland

The Natural History Society of Maryland’s Fossil Club presents its 2nd annual Sharkfest! Join the Fossil Club Sunday July 21, 2019 for a fun filled afternoon learning all about sharks. This event is fun for the whole family. Look at spectacular displays of shark teeth and related fossils, as well as informative talks and discussions about sharks. There will also be great games and crafts for kids! MORE

Harford County

Hoop Yoga Workshop
Friday, July 19 | 6 PM – 7:15 PM | Veronica “Roni” Chenowith Activity Center

Join Bridget Strama for a hoop yogini workshop designed to allow you to get a workout, expand your yoga practice and calm your mind. Hoop Yoga is a program that incorporates that core and makes YOU the center of your own personal universe. Space and hoops are limited. Designed for ages 9 and older. MORE

Christmas in July at Falling Branch Brewery
Friday, July 19 | 6 PM – 9 PM | Falling Branch Brewery

Spend your Friday night at Falling Branch Brewery to help raise money for Santa Claus Anonymous. Enter the Ugly T-Shirt Contest or Photo Booth Contest (great prizes!), kids can play cornhole (with prizes), enjoy Santa Cookies from Flavor Cupcakery, and more. Live music by Chalkdust and food by Fili’s Food Truck! MORE

Summer Movie Night: Incredibles 2
Friday, July 19 | 7:15 PM – 10 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

Young Artists Expo
Saturday, July 20 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Julie Ellyn Designs

Support creativity and nurture young minds. Head to Julie Ellyn Designs Handmade on July 20th and enjoy the youthful artwork of local artisans (ages 6 – 12). Kids activities, too! MORE

Mommy and Me Expo
Saturday, July 20 | 12 PM – 5 PM | Bel Air Armory

The Mommy & Me Expo is Harford County’s fun, learning and shopping event for children, woman, and mothers (expectant, new and experienced). Dad’s are certainly welcome to join in the fun too! The Mommy & Me Expo brings you an unparalleled experience. In just a few hours, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with fellow women/moms and learn about several companies and local resources for you and your mini me! MORE

Howard County

Beat Bugs: The Musical
Friday, July 19 – Sunday, July 21 | Times Vary | Drama Learning Center

Inspired by music made famous by The Beatles, BEAT BUGS: A MUSICAL ADVENTURE comes to DLC’s stage this summer for TYA’s Summer Musical Theatre Intensive. Five insect friends– Walter, Buzz, Jay, Crick, and Kumi– set out on a journey to save Strawberry Fields from a nasty stink bug. Classic songs you already know featured in the show include “All You Need Is Love,” “Come Together,” “Yellow Submarine,” “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds,” “Strawberry Fields Forever,” “Eleanor Rigby,” and “With A Little Help From My Friends.” MORE

2019 Howard County American Indian Pow Wow
Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 | 10 AM – 6 PM | Howard County Fairgrounds

Everyone is welcome at the 26th Annual Howard County American Indian Pow Wow on July 20-21, 2019 at the Howard County Maryland Fairgrounds in West Friendship, Maryland. The Howard County American Indian Pow Wow is an opportunity to interact with American Indians, and to enjoy the best of Native American dancing and singing, craft demonstrations and story-telling. Members of the Haliwa-Saponi, Piscataway, Chickahominy, Rappahannock, Cherokee, Sioux, Iroquois, Lumbee, and Navajo are a few of the Tribes that will participate. MORE

Milkshake Trio at Chrysalis Kids
Saturday, July 20 | 9:30 AM – 11 AM | Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Milkshake returns to Chrysalis Kids! Milkshake is a band on a mission: to create great rock music for kids. This dynamo of local children’s music opened the Chrysalis Kids Series last year, and they are back with their energizing music! Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for playtime with Imagination Playground, and the performance starts at 10:00 a.m. Snacks will be available for sale, but feel free to bring a picnic (no glass or alcohol). MORE

LEGO Family Game Day
Sunday, July 21 | 12 PM – 5 PM | Gamers-Corp

Gamers-Corps is teaming up with Classic Plastic Bricks to host our first ever LEGO Family Game Day. Classic Plastic Bricks will be providing Lego board games, Lego building games and Lego free style building. No Entry free. Just have fun! Bring the family out for a fun filled Lego Sunday in Historic Ellicott City, Maryland. 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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