Weekend Fun! Baltimore Family Events, September 27-29


WEEKEND FUN - Baltimore Family Events

Art exhibit openings, pirates, tea-rex parties, farm day, cooking classes, fall festivals,  and MORE! There is no shortage of awesome activities for kids in and around Baltimore this weekend. We’re sharing our favorite ideas below! Pumpkin patches and corn mazes are also up and operating in “fall” effect, too!

Superhero Social 2019

Next Saturday is our Annual Superhero Social! Have you bought your tickets yet? Superhero visits, an obstacle course, ice cream, music, bubbles, and more! Be sure to come dressed as your favorite superhero — and the first 100 families get a gift bag from our partners! Proceeds benefit Little Lion Challenge. Buy Your Tickets NOW!

Weekend Fun! Baltimore Family Events, September 27-29

Baltimore City

Donut Run
September 28 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Lake Roland

Donuts and hot beverages await you at the end of the trail run through Lake Roland. Terrain varies throughout the 5 mile or less course. No run times will be recorded, but top finishers will be recognized at the end of the run. Pets and strollers are not allowed in the race. Check in at 8:45, race begins promptly at 9:00 pm. MORE

DBFA’s 12th Annual School & Children’s Programming Fair
September 28 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
FSK Elementary/Middle School

There’s something for everyone at Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance’s 12th annual School & Children’s Programming Fair!  Talk with some of the city’s top public, private, and charter schools, daycares, and providers of extracurricular activities!  This year the Fund for Educational Excellence will be providing a session at 11am for parents about navigating Baltimore City’s school choice program. Learn about how middle and high school choice works, about the variety of educational opportunities across town, and ways you can be better prepared for planning your child’s future. Lunch will be provided. This event is free but registration is requested. MORE

Parent & Me: Baking Basics
September 28 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Baltimore Chef Shop

A class for young chefs and their parents to work together in the kitchen. This class will cover biscuits, scones, and muffins. We will start with basic kitchen safety and cover the essentials of measuring, weighing, mixing, and of course, cracking those eggs. The best part is the tasty treats at the end! For ages 8-17 plus an adult. Registration is $97 for two: one adult (18+) and one minor (ages 8-17). MORE

PVC Architecture at the Science Center
September 28 and 29 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Maryland Science Center

Design and construct a stable structure using PVC pipes. With the Science Center’s wide variety of fittings and pipes, your imagination can grow big and run wild. MORE

Royal Story & Art Hour with Culture Queen (Ages 4-8)
September 28 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Join Culture Queen for interactive storytelling, music and movement activities that build your prince or princesses’ self-esteem while introducing them to African American heritage and culture. This month, Culture Queen will teach children to embrace their natural beauty with her new book, I Like the Me I See along with other stories about hair. MORE

Greater Lauraville Fair
September 28 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Heinz Park

The 35th Annual Greater Lauraville Fair! Music, kids games, great food, flea market, and more! MORE

Opening Celebration: Generations
September 29 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Art

Generations: A History of Black Abstract Art celebrates the significant contributions black artists have made in the development of abstraction. Inspired by Generations, this free day of activities for all ages features free admission to Generations, pop-up performances, artist-led activities, and workshops. MORE

Baltimore County

St. Demetrios Greek Festival 2019
September 26-29 | Times Vary
St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church

Saint Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church of Baltimore, MD presents our 46th Annual Greek Festival from September 26th through September 29th, 2019. Join them in a celebration of culture, music and delicious food! FREE parking and admission! MORE

Family Farm Day
September 28 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maryland Farm Park

Family Farm Day is a one-day festival celebrating all things agriculture. Drawing 4,000 visitors from throughout central Maryland, the festival has something to offer attendees of all ages including great food, music, exhibitions, tractor rides, art and craft vendors and educational programs. MORE

Marshy Point Nature Center’s Fall Festival
September 28 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Marshy Point Nature Center

Join Marshy Point for their Annual Fall Festival. Environmental exhibits, vendors, displays, and lots of activities for the whole family. Hay rides, canoe and boat trips, and mud mucked obstacle course for the youngsters. Admission and parking are free. Food and drinks available for purchase. MORE

Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs
September 28 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Shawan Downs

Join GBMC for the 19th annual Legacy Chase at Shawan Downs. Set in Maryland’s picturesque horse country, Legacy Chase is GBMC’s signature event benefiting its oncology services and patient support programs. Fill up your car with family and friends, pack a cooler and picnic and spend a day in the warm September sun for this homecoming of the GBMC community. MORE

Charm City Fly-In: Remote-Controlled Airplane Festival
September 28 and 29 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Southwest Regional Air Park

The annual Charm City Fly-In is the largest celebration of radio-controlled flying in Maryland, with two-days of demonstrations, airshows, and hands-on experiences for the entire family. Dozens of aviators from the Southwest Area Park (SWAP) Modelers will teach you how to taxi, take off and soar the skies as you guide model planes. Kids candy drop between flights. Concessions featuring grilled items and cold drinks will be available for purchase, and will benefit Disabled American Veterans. MORE

Children’s Playhouse of Maryland Presents Matilda
September 28 – 29 | Times Vary
CCBC – Essex

Magical, Mischievous, Miraculous — packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs, and mysterious special effects, Matilda is a joyous girl power romp. Children and adults alike will be thrilled and delighted by the story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable. MORE

Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars
September 29 | 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Oregon Ridge Park

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation invites you to Rosh Hashanah Under the Stars on Sunday, September 29 at Oregon Ridge Park. The Rosh Hashanah service and gathering is FREE and ALL are welcome. The park opens at 4 pm. Set up your picnic, blanket and lawn chairs and then enjoy seeing old and new friends as the crowd of thousands arrives. The service begins at 6 pm and is led by Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s Rabbi Elissa Sachs-Kohen and Cantor Ben Ellerin. MORE

Family Movie Night: The Lorax
September 29 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Irvine Nature Center

Schools are closed on Monday September 30th, so head out to Irvine for Family Movie Night! They’ll be screening The Lorax in their very own outdoor theater. Enjoy the sounds of nature with your entire family. Fun for all ages! FREE! Concessions available for purchase. MORE

Harford County

Bel Air’s 4th Fridays
September 27 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Downtown Bel Air

Harford County’s best block party is Bel Air Downtown Alliance’s Fourth Fridays with local live music, beer and wine garden, delicious food from Black Eyed Suzie’sKona Ice, face painting, games and more. MORE

Judy Moody & Stink
September 27 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Harford Community College

This dynamic sister and brother duo take audiences on a hilarious adventure! After seeing her classmate’s picture on the front page of the newspaper, Judy sets off to find fame and happiness. All the while, Stink and his foul-smelling sneakers become a real distraction as he vies for the coveted Golden Clothespin Award. Judy Moody and Stink are the perfect pair for their imperfect capers that lead to fun, mystery, sibling rivalry, and, in the end, true friendship. MORE

Steppingstone Museum’s Fall Harvest & Craft Festival
September 28 and 29 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Steppingstone Farm Museum

Steppingstone Museum’s annual Fall Harvest & Craft Festival features pumpkin painting, scarecrow making, hayrides, craft vendors, demonstrations of historical trades, live music, food, kids activities & more! $10 for adults (cash preferred at the gate). Members with event passes and children 12 & under. FREE! MORE

Down By the Bay: National Estuaries Day at Otter Point Creek
September 28 | 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

This National Estuaries Day, explore Otter Point Creek, a local link to the bay. Hike along the water’s edge in search of plants and animals and catch fish using a 100 foot seine net! MORE

Howard County

Spooky Owl Haunt
September 27 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Western Regional Park

Whooo is making spooky sounds in the forest? Join Park Rangers for a fun and interactive evening. Learn about Maryland’s owls, including haunting legends and folklore inspired by these amazing birds. MORE

Bike About
September 28 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Long Reach Village Center

Head to Downtown Columbia for the 19th annual Columbia Archives BikeAbout — a free, fun and informative tour spotlighting Columbia’s history and the connectivity of its pathway system. This year, we’ll ride on a well-marked, family-friendly easy six-mile route that begins and ends at Long Reach Village Center. This year’s theme — Village Voyage — will enable participants to learn and enjoy the pathways within the village of Long Reach and discover historically exciting aspects of the Columbia story. MORE

Pumpkin Coloring and Craft Weekend
September 28 and 29 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clark’s Elioak Farm

To celebrate the Fall season, Clark’s Elioak Farm will have fun with coloring and craft activities for the kids. Come get your pumpkins, play in their Enchanted Pine Tree Forest Maze, Hay Bale Maze and visit our Fairy Forest. Take all their great Rides!! GEM MINING, too. Great food from CJs Pit Beef, Pizza Krust & Mike’s Gelato, pumpkins and local cider. Face painting by Carol’s Creations, too. Try your skill at mechanical bull riding. MORE

Telegraph Day
September 29 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum

Join the Baltimore & Ohio Ellicott City Station Museum for a day of telegraph fun! W.S. Halliday, reporter, takes us back to the 1800s to share his knowledge of telegraphs. Try your hand at sending messages, learning Morse code, and building a telegraph! MORE

Tea-Rex: A Dinosaur Tea Party
September 29 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Robinson Nature Center

Would you invite a dinosaur to a tea party? You can be the judge after examining fossils and conducting a “dinosaur bone” dig to learn more about these creatures. You’ll also get to meet, sing, play and take your picture with a dinosaur from Drama Learning Center! Then, enjoy a full tea service catered by Sweet Simplici-Tea. As this is a catered event, all attendees (children and adults) must register by Sep 26. MORE

Anne Arundel County

30th Annual Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival
September 28 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Annapolis Dock

Celebrating the perseverance, education, and cultural heritage of Africans, African Americans, and Caribbean people of African descent. The Festival features more than 80 Arts & Crafts, Food, Education & Community vendors, Main Stage & Community Stage entertainment, the Chesapeake Children’s Museum Activity Tent with Face Painting, and more! MORE

Pirate Weekend at the Maryland Renaissance Festival
September 28 and 29 | 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Maryland Renaissance Festival

It’s Pirate Weekend at the Maryland Renaissance Festival! Your favorite swashbucklers will be raising a ruckus on the mainstage and around the festival. Be sure to dress as your favorite pirate. Free with paid admission. MORE

Kid’s Class: Making Meatballs and Marinara
September 28 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Maggiano’s Annapolis

Bring your little Sous Chefs to Maggiano’s to learn how to build their own Maggiano’s Meatballs and famous Marinara Sauce! MORE

Picnic with the Pacas
September 29 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
William Paca House

Spend a September Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. Paca as they picnic in their garden. They will be hosting their friends in the manner of the day with treats, fine tea (only the best in 1772), and good company in the glorious garden setting. Join the Annapolis Living Historians as they bring the William Paca Garden to life and share the news of the day. MORE

DISCLAIMER: Hey Parents, as we well know, things change day to day… and even hour to hour (think newborn sleeping patterns or the food preferences of toddlers!). Please check the specific event website for time changes, rain dates and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.

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Heather is editor-in-chief of (cool) progeny. When not scouting the best in everything kid and family, you'll probably find her running The Weisse Group or adventuring around town with her daughter (the Bug), her son (the Little Lion Man), her daughter BabyM, and husband Patrick. Can be won over with a good glass of wine or something homemade. Addicted to Pinterest. A two-cups-of-coffee-a-day kinda gal. Only pretends to know what she's doing with her SLR, even though she's got a fantastic lens on it.Thankful it does most of the work for her. Navigating the world of special needs parenting. Trying to pay it forward one day at a time. #littlelionchallenge

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