Greek Festival, Disney on Ice, Family Fringe Day, and MORE! Check out these fun events for families in the Greater Baltimore area. Definitely kid-approved!

Weekend Fun! Baltimore Family Events, October 11-13

Baltimore City

48th Annual Baltimore Greek Festival
October 10 – 13 | Times Vary
Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation

Baltimore’s Greek Festival celebrating the Greek Culture, History, Faith and Community! Featuring authentic food, music, dancing, & more! The Cathedral proudly hosts the Greek Food and Cultural Festival every year. This year, the festival includes family-friendly activities such as cathedral tours, Greek jewelry shopping, silent auctions, cultural exhibits, live Greek dance performances, Greek dance lessons, and of course the finest homemade Greek cuisine! MORE

Disney on Ice: Road Trip Adventures
Through October 13 | Times Vary
Royal Farms Arena

Summer road trips may be over for the year… but Disney wants to take your family on an adventure this fall! Join them for Disney On Ice presents Road Trip Adventures at Royal Farms Arena for their newest on-ice experience. You have nine chances to catch the show from October 9-13. MORE

Night Out for Newbie Parents
October 11 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Maryland Science Center

Welcome to parenthood! Your days (and nights!) have been filled with feedings, diapering, internal dialog of whether or not you’re doing this right, and overwhelming feelings of love. It sounds like you could use a night out to start feeling like a grown-up again. Join the Science Center for a night tailored to parenting newbies. No need for a sitter, this is a baby friendly event with activities to keep mommies, daddies, and babies happily entertained. MORE

Charm City Fringe Festival Family Fringe Day
October 12 | 9:00 am – 12:30 pm
Le Mondo

Join Charm City Fringe for a morning of Free Family Friendly Entertainment and Fun! Circus Acts, Puppet Theater, The Odd Olympics, and Grammy Nominated Children’s Rock Band Milkshake take the stage at Baltimore Artist-Owned and Operated, Le Mondo on October 12th from 9 AM – 12:30 PM. FREE! MORE

Early Learning Art Exhibition
October 12 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Walters Art Museum

Join The Walters on October 12 for the exhibition reception with art-making, tours, snacks, and photo booth. Never been to an early learning program at the Walters? This is the perfect opportunity to check out the fun! Celebrate the artwork created by children who attended Art Kids, Art Tots, Start with Art, and Kennedy Krieger Achievements early learning programs. Inspired by the Walters collection, the featured works will highlight the creativity and imagination of some of the museum’s youngest artists. MORE

53rd Fell’s Point Fun Festival
October 12 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Fells Point Main Street

The 53rd Annual Fell’s Point Fun Festival is headlined by multi-platinum selling artists the GIN BLOSSOMS on Saturday, Oct 12. 16 local bands will also play on 2 stages over the 2 day event. Enjoy the Wolfe Street Beer Garden and a Festive Family Zone + a History Walk and more for your furry friends and family members. MORE

Whodunnit Day
October 12 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Maryland Science Center

Solve the mystery of the missing goldfish! Mikey has never had a goldfish until today, but as soon as he turned his back it disappeared! Find the missing pet using fingerprints, alternate light sources, blood typing, and more investigation techniques. Can you piece together the clues to solve the mystery? MORE

Baltimore Children’s Business Fair at The BMI
October 12 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
The Baltimore Museum of Industry

Meet entrepreneurs ages 6 through 14 and enjoy free museum admission as part of Free Fall Baltimore! MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Ukazoo Books Fall Clearance Sale
October 11-13 | Times Vary
Ukazoo Books

It’s that time of year again. Sale Thursday, October 10 through Sunday, October 13 ONLY. 50% Off Used Books, 10% Off New Books, and 45% Off Sidelines. MORE

Meet Jiyeon Pak: Finding Grandma’s Memories
October 12 | 9:00 am
The Ivy Bookstore

Grandma loves teatime–and so does her granddaughter–from picking out a special cup, to brewing the tea, to sharing stories at the table. But lately, Grandma seems forgetful. She doesn’t always remember to turn off the faucet when filling the teakettle. Sometimes she even confuses her granddaughter’s name. How one little girl helps her grandmother remember their special ritual makes for a heartwarming story that will strike a chord with any family coping with elderly relatives who suffer from memory loss. Jiyeon Pak is originally from Seoul, South Korea, and now lives in Baltimore, MD. MORE

Fall Harvest Festival
October 12 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cromwell Valley Park

Join Cromwell Valley Park for family fun in the Valley! Pony & Hay Rides, Music, Earth Oven Cooking, Apple Pressing, Apple Butter Making, Face Painting, Beekeeping, Family Games & Crafts, Native American Activities, Food and 4-H Animals! Reservations NOT required. Suggested donation is $5 per car. Use Willow Grove Farm entrance. MORE

UMBC Lego Build Day
October 12 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
University of Maryland Baltimore County

Remember how much fun you had building with Legos as a kid? Wouldn’t you love an excuse to build some cool models, and help out hundreds of kids at the same time? UMBC is having a build day to help build kits for the First Lego League Robotics Competition. There are hundreds of really cool, complex models that need to be built so that teams of kids in grades 4-8 throughout the state can start competing in this year’s challenge, City Shaper They have everything from bridges to cranes to tree and buildings we need to build. Stop in anytime, we will have pizza around lunch, and most models take around 30-45 minutes to build, and you can build as many as you like. Due to the complexity of some of the models, we welcome adults and children ages 8 and up. MORE

Nature Quest Guided Hike
October 12 and 13 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Join a naturalist and hike to the two Baltimore County Nature Quest Trail markers at Oregon Ridge. This is a moderately strenuous 5 mile hike for adults and children 7+. This is a free program (donations appreciated), but advanced registration is required. MORE

Boys’ Latin Fall Festival
October 12 |11:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

Don’t miss this year’s Fall Fest taking place this Saturday, October 12th, at Boys’ Latin from 11 am to 3 pm. The day will include carnival games, a moon-bounce, cotton candy, balloon artists, a Dunk Tank, and so much more. Also, come out and support our varsity football and soccer teams (Varsity Soccer vs. Penn Charter at 11 am and Varsity Football vs. Archbishop Curley at 1:30 pm). MORE

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Open House
October 12 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company 500

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Departments Annual Open House is your chance you bring the family up to the firehouse for a fun filled day of actives and displays; A MUST for kids and adults alike as there is something here for everyone. Activities include: Fire Engine Rides, Fire Engine Slide, Pumpkin Sales and Painting, Princesses, Kids firefighter obstacle course, rescue demonstration, art projects, crafts, Bake Sale, Pit Beef. Kids play and craft all day free! Donations accepted. MORE

Irvine Nature Center’s PumpkinFest
October 12 | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Irvine Nature Center

A fall festival for the whole family! Spend the day outdoors enjoying all that autumn has to offer at Irvine Nature Center’s 35th Annual PumpkinFest. Each year, families from across the greater Baltimore region join Irvine’s Naturalists and Educators for hayrides, pumpkin painting, live animal encounters, crafts, games, scavenger hunts, food trucks, and more. This event has sold out in the past, so be sure to get your tickets online in advance! MORE

Spiders!
October 12 | 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

October is the perfect month for spiders! Learn about these eight-legged creatures as you explore Holt Park to find them. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY

Mini Pumpkins and Poses
October 12 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Brad’s Farm Market

Celebrate the Fall Harvest with us at Brad’s Farm Market! They’re popping up to offer you and your MINI PUMPKIN a Mommy and Me Yoga session at the Farm. You will be guided through a joyful stretching session just perfect for Mom and her little one. Class will be geared to children ages 5 to 13 years of age. Afterwards, participants can enjoy all of the Farm’s Fall activities. Your $15 ticket includes 2 participants, mat, water & cold towel. MORE

Joppatowne Arts Festival
October 12 | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Mariner Point Park

3rd Annual Joppatowne Arts Festival is a free event open to the public held on Saturday, October 12th from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM at Mariner Point Park. This event features more than 50 artists and crafters as well as music from Who Knew? and featured guests, Great Train Robbery. Beer & Wine Garden hosted by AleCraft Brewing Company and Harford Vineyard. Interactive entertainment for the whole family. MORE

Truck Touch and Fall Fest
October 12 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Forest Hill Nursery School

Join Forest Hill Nursery School for their annual Truck Touch and Fall Fest! Amazing trucks and vehicles, kids activities, bake sale, local artisans, and more. $5/child entrance fee. Children under 2 and adults are FREE. MORE

Havre de Grace Annual Oktoberfest in Hutchins Park
October 12 | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Hutchins Park

Havre de Grace Oktoberfest is back for the 5th year. This classic fall festival offers the best of German cuisine, live music, and of course beer along the beautiful shore of the Susquehanna River. Oktoberfest includes a wide variety of authentic beers, live music and entertainment featuring The Enzian Volkstanzgruppe, Enzian Kapelle, and accordion player Don Bitterlich, German merchandise and craft vendors, and a Kids Zone with games, crafts, and a moon bounce.  MORE

Skeleton Leaf Project
October 12 | 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Following a short hike to collect natural supplies, use chemistry to transform leaves into skeletons! Arrange the leaf skeletons to create beautiful artwork. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult. MORE

Pumpkin Paint Out
October 13 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Harford Artists Association

Bring a faux or real pumpkin or gourd. There will be gourds and pumpkins on site. HAA supplies paint and embellishments. There will be cider and snacks for refreshments. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY

Disney’s Frozen, Jr.
October 11 – 13 | Times Vary
Drama Learning Center

See Drama Learning Center’s Production of Disney’s Frozen, Jr.! Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. Times vary. Check website for times. MORE

Storytime and Activities Featuring Elbow Grease vs. Motozilla
October 12 | 11:00 am 
Barnes & Noble Ellicott City

Elbow Grease is back to face off against Motozilla, but it’s going to take teamwork from his four big brothers. Join us for this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself. Activities to follow, plus, get a coupon from our Café for a grilled cheese sandwich with milk or juice for $4 (Café stores only). MORE

The ART in eARTh: Animal ARTchitects: Cobweb Canvas
October 12 | 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Robinson Nature Center

Join staff from Port Discovery Children’s Museum to examine our world through the arts. Participate in an interactive “pop-up” performance that follows nature’s expert builders as they spin a cobweb. Explore the grounds and gather natural objects to create unique works of art inspired by nature. Supported by the Howard County Council on the Arts, tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis. MORE

Downtown Columbia Mini Maker Faire
October 13 | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do.  From engineers to artists to scientists to crafters, Maker Faire is a venue for these “makers” to show hobbies, experiments, and projects. It’s the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth – a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness.  Glimpse the future and get inspired! MORE

History Alive! with the Friends of the PFI
October 13 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park

Enjoy a fun afternoon for the whole family and get into the spirit of the Victorian era at both Mt. Ida and the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park. Bring a picnic, try on costumes, play old time lawn games, and look up your family names in our PFI student database– you may be a descendant of a former student! Free event parking and shuttle in the Circuit Court Parking Lot. Info: Emily Mosher, emosher@howardcountymd.gov or 410-313-0419. MORE

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY

Pirate Pete’s Pumpkin Patch
October 12 and 13 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pirate Adventures on the Chesapeake

Pirate Pete is building a pumpkin patch at Pirate Adventures! Come see our pirate clubhouse decked out for the Halloween season. Free pumpkin and decorating supplies are included with a child’s ticket during Pirate Pete’s Pumpkin Patch. MORE

United States Sailboat Show
Through October 14 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annapolis City Dock

In October sailors from around the globe will gather on miles of docks in beautiful downtown historic Annapolis to celebrate 50 Years of Sailboat Shows in Annapolis. The United States Sailboat Show is an internationally acclaimed sailboat show, recognized as the world’s largest and most prestigious sailboat show. Children 6 and under are FREE. MORE

Fall Harvest Festival at Kinder Farm Park
October 12 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Kinder Farm Park

Join Kinder Farm Park for a fun-filled day of activities for the whole family. Activities will include: children’s games, scarecrow making, antique tractor display, pumpkin painting, farm animals display, blacksmith demonstrations, food concessions, live music, hayrides, and much, much more! Local vendors will be on site to sell their paintings, jewelry, glass works, and more! MORE

Wizards and Wands Themed Yoga Class
October 13 | 11:00 am – 11:45 am
Mainspring Yoga Studio

Join Mainspring Yoga Studio for a special wizards & wants themed kids yoga class! Your little yogi will have fun mindfully practicing magic-themed yoga poses. Brought to you by PeaceUP yoga led by Brooke Steele, a Kidding Around Kids Yoga certified instructor currently teaching yoga to school-aged children in Anne Arundel County schools. MORE

Dinosaur Day!
October 13 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Dinosaur facts and fun for all ages. Go on a bone hunt. Measure out the size of ancient creatures. Chip away to find fossilized rocks. Make your own 15-minute fossil! $10, free for accompanying adults. Call 410-990-1993 to register. 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.