Where to Play! Baltimore Family Fun This Weekend, February 14 – 16


Weekend Fun | February 14-17, Baltimore Kid Events

Love is in the air in Charm City this weekend! Free books, storytelling, maple sugaring, royal tea parties, Grateful Dead tribute concert for kids, and more. Here’s our round-up of Baltimore Family Fun this weekend!

Hey, Annapolis families! Join us for a pajama brunch at Miss Shirley’s Cafe on Saturday, February 22nd! A special two-course menu, balloon artistry, crafts, and MORE! Space is limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

BALTIMORE CITY

Drop In Art | artWORKS
February 15 and 16 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
The Walters Art Museum

Drop-in, explore materials, and create a work of art to take home at The Walters Art Museum. Each weekend features a new project. MORE

Kuumba Showcase!
February 15 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Creative Alliance

Kuumba means Creativity! Experience the beauty and creativity of Black cultures through enriching performances by local students and Baltimore-based artists, in honor of Black History Month. This year’s theme is Black Dance Through Time! Explore the evolution of Black American dance from the early 20th century to the present day! Enjoy live music and dance performances, family activities, Baltimore-based vendors, and more! MORE

ONE DAY ONLY!!! Public Browsing at That Book Thing
February 15 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
The Book Thing

The Book Thing will be opening for special public hours on ONE DAY ONLY, on Saturday. Take lots of books on 2/15/20 from 9a-5pm!!!! Please note that they are still NOT accepting any book donations. MORE

Spanish Book Fair
February 15 | 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
The Children’s Bookstore

Please join The Children’s Bookstore and Syncretic Press to celebrate and read books written in Spanish. MORE

DBFA Summer Camp and Resources Fair
February 15 | 9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Southwest Baltimore Charter School

Piecing together coverage when school is out can be a big challenge! With that in mind DBFA is hosting their first Summer Camp and Resources Fair on Saturday February 15th 9:30am-12pm at Southwest Baltimore Charter School. They hope that this will make it easier to find and register for quality and convenient summer programming. For a list of participating camps and programs, visit baltimorefamilies.org. MORE

Discovery Stage Series featuring Diane Macklin: Storyteller
February 15 | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

On Saturday, February 15th, join Port Discovery for an exclusive and festive performance featuring Diane Macklin: Storyteller! Diane specializes in audience participating, character education and developmentally appropriate programming – making this Storyteller performance perfect for little learners! This performance is supported in part by the @Maryland State Arts Council (msac.org). MORE

BALTIMORE COUNTY

Maple Magic at Irvine Nature Center
February 15 – 17 | Times Vary
Irvine Nature Center

There’s magic in the trees! Join Irvine’s naturalists in a quest to make delicious syrup. Learn to identify maple trees, properly tap a tree to collect its sugary sap and convert the sticky fluid into syrup. You’ll even get a taste of this liquid gold as a reward for all the hard work! All ages (with adult). $10 per participant (Children under 3 are Free). MORE

Be Our Guest: Royal Tea Party
February 15 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Padonia Park Club

Join your favorite fairy tale characters including princes and princesses for tea and lunch during this enchanting experience. Enjoy wonderful entertainment, character meet & greets (bring your camera!), fantastic crafts, delicious food, beverages, and desserts, as well as other fun surprises! Children ages 3-10 receive either a crown or tiara as well as a sword or a magical rose. MORE

Maple Magic at Ladew Gardens
February 15 -16 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Ladew Gardens

Experience the “magic” of maple sugaring at Ladew Gardens! Head out to Ladew’s Nature Walk to identify trees, observe tapped maple trees, and collect some sap! Learn how to boil down the sap to make yummy, golden brown syrup. End the day with tasty treats of Ladew syrup, maple candy, and a pancake snack! This is a Ladew Gardens tradition you won’t want to miss! MORE

Youth All-Sports Play Day
February 15 | 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Goucher College

Goucher College will be hosting a Youth All-Sports Play Day for girls in fourth through eighth grade on Saturday, February 15 in the lower gymnasium in the Decker Sports And Recreation Center to celebrate National Girls And Women In Sports Day. The event is free and open to the public and the community. The events start at 12 p.m. and will conclude at 2 p.m. just in time for the Gophers women’s basketball home game against Moravian College. MORE

Joyce Hesselberth Launch Event: Pitter Pattern
February 15 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
The Ivy Bookshop

The Ivy is pleased to welcome local author/illustrator Joyce Hesselberth for a launch event for her new picture book, Pitter Pattern. This gorgeously illustrated book from the creator of the acclaimed Mapping Sam, expertly introduces readers to basic patterns in nature, music, sports, art, language, and math. MORE

WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes Grateful Dead Tribute for kids w/Ed Hough’s Dead Collective
February 16 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

If you’re a Grateful Dead fan with young kids, you’ve probably wanted to bring them with you to share your love of this incredible band. Now you can, with Ed Hough’s Dead Collective, featuring the stars of Baltimore’s roots and Americana music scene. MORE

HARFORD COUNTY

Story Time | Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
February 15 | 9:30 am – 11:00 am
Cultural Center at The Havre de Grace Opera House

Retired educator and Havre de Grace resident Christopher Providence will read from a selection of beautifully-illustrated children’s books, sharing engaging, stirring, moving, and inspiring stories of Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad. Appropriate for elementary and middle school students. FREE for the whole family! MORE

Hoop Yoga Play
February 15 | 11:00 am – 12:15 pm
ETG Yoga

Be the center of your own universe! Use the hoop as a tool to deepen your stretches and yoga poses as well as loosen and strengthen the spine. Lose yourself in meditative hooping. No experience is necessary. Hoops available. Kid friendly for 8 years and older. Space is Limited. MORE

National Hockey Card Day
February 16 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Bel Air Sports Cards

Bel Air Sports Cards will be celebrating National Hockey Day with Upper Deck on Saturday February 15th. Collectors will receive a FREE PACK of National Hockey Day cards good while supplies last. Collect all 15 base cards and then receive the 16th and final National Hockey Day card with a Minimum purchase of any Upper Deck products. Stop in and check out the Store and get your Free Hockey pack while supplies last. Store opens 10 AM. MORE

How Do Animals Stay Warm in Winter?
February 16 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

Brr! As temperatures drop, animals react in a variety of ways. Join the Maritime Museum in a hands-on STEAM event to explore different mechanisms that help keep animals warm when it’s chilly out! The event is FREE! RSVP by email, phone, or Facebook. Questions? Call 410.939.4800 or envirocenterathdgmm@gmail.com. Open to kids three years and up. MORE

HOWARD COUNTY

The President of the Jungle
February 15 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Barnes and Noble Ellicott City

Is Lion always the King of the Jungle? This funny story features lively illustrations and colorful characters who can teach the importance of everyone having a vote. Join Barnes and Noble at Storytime this weekend for a riotous learning experience! MORE

February Parent’s Night Out
February 15 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Code Ninjas

You deserve a night out! Drop off the kids at Code Ninjas for 3 hours. They’ll enjoy some 🍕 while playing games, building in Roblox🎮, and having fun with friends—all while you enjoy your evening out! Sign up online or give them a call at (410) 680-2633. $35/child. Limited spots available! Kids ages 7 and up. MORE

Celebrate Valentine’s at Everkids Playhouse
February 16 | 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Everkids Playhouse

Join Everkids Playhouse to celebrate Valentine at Playhouse. With music, cupcakes, Valentine-themed crafts, personalized photos and more! Just pay the regular admission ticket. Reserve your spot on their website today! Space is limited! MORE

 

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/snow dates, and event cancellations before you pack up the whole crew.

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