Where to Play! Weekend Fun for Baltimore Families, September 6-8

Where to Play September 6-8

Kids Arts and Craft Festival, the Madonnari Arts Festival, Grandparents Day, Kids Cross Country fun, and MORE! Here are our picks for family-fun in and around Baltimore this weekend.

Don’t forget to join us for our first Tot Time of the fall on Wednesday, September 11th! We’re going crazy for apples. Register in advance.

Planning for next weekend? Nab your $5 Family Pass for our Pup Pawty Play Date at Calvert School on September 14!

Where to Play! Weekend Fun for Baltimore Families, September 6-8

Baltimore City

Fifth Annual Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival
September 6- 8 | Times Vary | Little Italy

Be a part of the creative process at the Fifth Annual Little Italy Baltimore Madonnari Arts Festival as artists give vision and voice to this year’s theme, Courage. Bring your emerging artists to the Children’s Chalk Center, enjoy street performers and al fresco dining. and meet the artists as they create their street paintings.  MORE

Kids Cook: Back to School Faves
September 6-8 | Times Vary | Emma’s Tea Spot

Chef Jane Parker will guide children in making kid food favorites: My Own Salad (kids select their own raw ingredients for a salad ), Mac and Cheese, Fruit and Yogurt, and special cupcakes (a secret ingredient make these cupcakes healthy!). Register in advance. $20/chef. MORE

Roland Avenue Movie Night: Wallace & Gromit
September 6 | 6:45 pm – 10:15 pm | Eddie’s of Roland Park

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. Showtime begins at dusk—but arrive early for pre-show music, trivia, and refreshments, including made-to-order sandwiches, grilled hot dogs, popcorn, candy, and your favorite Eddie’s refreshments. MORE

FamFest 2019
September 7 | 10:00 am – 1:30 pm | Lake Montebello

The Family Tree’s 10th Annual Brent A. Rosenberg FamFest is all about families. This annual family festival and walk is a free event for Maryland families. They will start the morning off with a “Fam Walk” around the lake, with walkers joining fundraising teams to show their support for ending child abuse in Maryland. Following the walk, they’ll host a “Fam Fair” on the grounds of Lake Montebello Elementary School. A free festival with music, crafts, food, raffles, games, sports and more, the fair will encourage families to spend quality time together while building a strong, connected community. MORE

Locust Point Festival 2019
September 7 | 11:00 am – 6:00 pm | Latrobe Park

Enjoy the Locust Point community in Latrobe Park with bands, food and drinks, kids zone and plenty of vendors! MORE

Baltimore Ukrainian Festival
September 7 from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm | September 8 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm | St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church

Join St. Michael the Archangel Ukrainian Catholic Church for 2 amazing days of singing, dancing, eating and drinking! Enjoy fresh homemade Ukrainian food like pyrohy/pierogis, holubtsi (stuffed cabbage rolls), sausage and saurkraut, platski (potato pancakes), nalysnyku (blinsk), assorted torts, desserts and much more! Be blown away with the creativity in the lively dancing that will have you on your feet! Immerse yourself in the culture of Ukraine as you peruse through the numerous vendors from all over the East Coast. MORE

Back to School Bash at Lexington Market
September 7 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Lexington Market

Back to School celebration with guest DJs Dell, DJ Exotic, and DJ Dex. We will have children activities, face painting, a moon bounce, free snow cones, popcorn, and food demonstrations by Chef Vaughn. Back packs filled with school supplies have been supplied from Volunteers of America for students K-12. Child must be with you to receive. The event will be on the parking lot and inside the arcade stage, and 2nd floor Lexington rooms. MORE

Weekend Walk-In: Cosmic Egg
September 7 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm | American Visionary Art Museum

Join AVAM for a hands-on, drop-in, art-making workshop once a month in the AVAM classroom! On September 7, make your own mini version of artist Andrew Logan’s Cosmic Galaxy Egg sculpture with a special clay-like material and sparkly bits! Supplies & boundless inspiration provided! No advance registration or payment required, just drop in during a scheduled Saturday to participate. Payment can be made by cash or credit at AVAM’s Front Desk, or at the Classroom when you arrive. MORE

Billie Holiday Jazz Concert
September 7 | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm | Lafayette Square Park

Please join us and share the news of the inaugural Billie Holiday Jazz Concert at Lafayette Square on September 7, 2019 between 2 and 6pm. The concert lineup features vocalist Sheila Ford, Sean Jones (trumpet), Nasar Abadey (percussion), Richard Johnson (piano), and Ameen Saleem (bass), along with a special set by the Jamal Moore Trio. MORE

Films on the Waterfront: Ralph Breaks the Internet
September 7 | 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm | West Shore Park

Join Waterfront Partnership at West Shore Park for an evening of video games, movies, popcorn, vendors and more. Bring your chairs, blanket and anything else you may need to enjoy the movie – they’ve got FREE popcorn for guests! MORE

Grandparents Day at the B&O Railroad Museum
September 8 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm | B&O Railroad Museum

Whether passing on a love of locomotives through the generations, or simply seeking some good old-fashioned quality time, Grandparents Day at the B&O is the perfect occasion to share the magic of railroading with the with the little ones you love! Snap photos at our special selfie station and decorate your very own picture frames together to preserve these precious memories. MORE

Rodent Rampage!
September 8 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | Lake Roland

Learn about rodents from around the world and those native to Lake Roland! Make a craft and see what rodent evidence you can find on a short hike around the park! Registration required. Ages 5 and up. FREE. MORE

Charm City Run Kids XC Series: Gilman School
September 8 | 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm | Gilman School

The Charm City Run Kids X-Country Series presented by Saucony consists of seven races for girls and boys 12 and under. While top runners in each group win medals, the series is intended to be a fun, non-competitive, family-friendly introduction to running and all runners will “win” ribbons. Parents are welcome to run with their kids to encourage them and perhaps get a little exercise themselves! MORE

Baltimore County

Pokemon GO Night September 2019
September 6 | 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm | Marshy Point Nature Center

Head to Marshy Point Nature Center on Friday, September 6th from 8-11:00PM for their first Pokemon GO Event of 2019. There are two gyms and six Pokestops all in a short walk around our parking lot. They will set lures at all of the stops (including some of the new Glacial, Mossy, and Magnetic lures). $10 per carload donation gets you in the gate. They will have food and drinks available and their very first Marshy Point Cup! MORE

The 33rd Annual Reisterstown Festival
September 7 from 9:00 am – 10:00 pm | September 9 from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm | Hannah Moore Park

The Reisterstown Festival will bring everything from live bands to zoo animals to Hannah Moore Park! A parade, food vendors and craft vendors, car show, military display, beer garden and fireworks round out the offerings at the free festival. This year marks the 33rd annual Reisterstown Festival, which is a program of the Reisterstown Festival is a program of the Reisterstown Recreation Council. MORE

Mirabelle at aMuse Toys
September 7 | 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | aMuse Toys Quarry Lake

Mirabelle is coming, Mirabelle is coming! aMuse Toys is happy to have Mr. Muller & his lovable dog, Mirabelle, back for a visit. Join them for an afternoon listening to stories about Mirabelle and her adventures with Mr. Muller. They’ll be celebrating the release of her new book “Mirabelle Goes to the Beach.” MORE

Science Saturdays & Sundays: Fall Beginnings
September 8 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm | Irvine Nature Center

Join Irvine naturalists to explore the natural world of science. On the second and fourth Sundays of each month, families can enjoy free activities focused on a new and exciting science theme. Most activities are self-guided and may include hands on exhibits, outside hikes, crafts and more. All ages. MORE

Harford County

Harford LIVE presents Into the Woods
September 6-15 | Times Vary | Harford Community College

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated, dark comedy featuring everyone’s favorite Brothers’ Grimm characters. With a Tony Award-winning book and score, this modern classic is tied together by a plot involving a childless baker, his wife, and their quest to begin a family. On their journey, they meet up with a witch who places a curse on them and interacts several iconic storybook characters. MORE

Annual Children’s Arts & Craft Festival
September 7 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm | Tydings Park

Head to Tydings Park for a fun filled day featuring entertainment for children under 12, hands-on crafts, scarecrow making, and children’s art tent.  Free admission-children must be accompanied by an adult; bring child clothes up to size 6 and old pantyhose to make scarecrows. MORE

Touch a Truck for Relay for Life
September 7 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm | 510 Johnny’s

Celebrate the first week back to school with a fun day for the kiddos!! They will have fire trucks, police cars, lifted vehicles, propane trucks, dump trucks etc. out in the parking lot of 510 Johnny’s. Kids (and kids at heart) are welcome to explore them, sit in the driver’s seat, honk the horn, and marvel at all these huge trucks. The owners will be there to help you learn all about them! MORE

Pollinator Paint Night at Leight
September 7 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm | Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Grab the kids or bring a buddy for an evening of fun and creativity. Follow along on this guided paint night while enjoying snacks and sunset over the water. Ages 5 – adult. MORE

Blessing of the Animals and Pet Expo
September 8 | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm | Tydings Park

Sponsored by Havre de Grace United Methodist Church.  Blessing service will take place at 1:00 p.m. with individual pet blessings after the service; free gift with each blessing. This is also National Pet Memorial Day – they will recognize our loved pets who are no longer with us.  Pet-oriented vendors, face painting, children’s/pet craft table, HDG Police K-9 unit demonstration at 2:30 p.m., and a fun filled time at the park with your pets! It is expected all animals will be leashed or crated and have required shots. A donation of pet food and linens for area shelters & rescues would be greatly appreciated. FREE admission. MORE

Howard County

Tortoise vs. Hare 2: This Time it’s Personal!
September 7-13 | Times Vary | Horowitz Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College

Everyone knows that the slow-and-steady Tortoise beat the bragging Hare in the famous race, but when their great-grandkids Ro-Shell the tortoise and Jack Rabbit are talked into a rematch, anything could happen. The race will be on live TV, and their friends have a lot of ideas about how Ro-Shell and Jack can beat one another, but only good sportsmanship can win the day in this zany, lighthearted retelling of the classic fable. MORE

Story Time: How Do Dinosaurs Go To School
September 7 | 9:30 am – 10:30 am | The Pottery Stop

Read 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. The adult does not need to purchase a ticket unless they would like to paint. Projects are ready to pick up in about a week. MORE

Babes in Backpacks at Robinson Nature Center
September 7 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Robinson Nature Center

Enjoy spending time with your baby and meeting other nature-loving parents as you explore the trails at the Robinson Nature Center on a guided walk. Delight in experiencing new sights, sounds, smells and textures together with your baby. They’ll provide engaging objects and activities to safely encourage your child’s sensory exploration of nature. Please bring a baby backpack or carrier. Trails are not stroller accessible. Register in advance. MORE

Back to School at Park Ridge Creamery
September 7 | 12:00 pm – 8:30 pm | Park Ridge Creamery

Celebrate the first week of school! Get outside, explore, dance and celebrate the return of the school year Saturday September 7, 2019. The Courtyard will be hopping with games and activities for kids. They’ll stock the freezer with popular kid-favorites like Cookie Dough and have an expanded toppings menu to personalize each scoop. RADIO MONKEY is their live band for the evening, with their mix of classic hard rock and local favorites with some popular 80s alternative and 90s grunge. MORE

Lakefront Movie Night – Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame
September 7 | 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm | Lake Kittamaqundi

Head to the lakefront for a SUPERHERO movie night! FREE admission and parking. No glass containers or alcoholic beverages permitted. 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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