Explore Turtle Island, learn the story of hip hop, or catch a pirate radio concert! Here are some of our favorite ideas for the keeping the kids busy & safe this weekend. Need more ideas? Check out our Community Calendar.

5 Things To Do with Kids This Weekend, August 7-9

Explore Turtle Island with Author Kevin Sherry

Turtle is big. But the ocean is bigger. And Turtle is all alone. Until four shipwrecked folks–a bear, an owl, a frog, and a cat–climb to safety on his shell. What adventures will they have?  Join author/illustrator Kevin Sherry on, Friday, August 7th at 10 AM to hear about Turtle and his friends… and then make a craft with Miss Kelly! (Cool) Progeny Story Adventures are FREE for Summer Adventure Passport Member Families and $5/Family for non-members. FIND OUT MORE

Get Into the Groove — Dance the Story of Hip Hop!

“Get Into the Groove: A Story of Hip Hop” is a performance that takes the audience on an immersive journey through the 4 main elements of Hip Hop: Breakdancing, DJ, Emcee, and Graffiti. Join Enoch Pratt Free Library on Saturday, August 8th at 2 PM for this virtual event and experience the joy and freedom that comes from Hip Hop culture through spectacular dance moves, history, and storytelling. Register in advance for the Zoom link. FIND OUT MORE

Catch a Pirate Radio Concert

The pandemic may have forced WTMD to cancel their 2020 First Thursday Festival series, but they’re still committed to bringing free live music to Baltimore! On Saturday, August 8, WTMD, Stages Music Arts and Urban Pirates are partnering to present the Pirate Radio Concert, a floating live concert in the Baltimore Harbor featuring the irresistible funk and New Orleans jazz of Rufus Roundtree and Da Bmore Brass Factory. The band will perform aboard Urban Pirates’ flagship, starting near Canton Waterfront Park at 6 PM and cruising to Fells Point, the Inner Harbor, Federal Hill Park and Locust Point. The band is asking families to decorate an umbrella and to join them bouncing your creation and showing off your family pride on shore during the concert. They want to see your best Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler! FIND OUT MORE

Take a Stroll Around Ladew Gardens

Explore 22 acres of exquisite gardens and the nature trail at Ladew Gardens in Monkton. Currently, the Gardens are open Thursday thru Monday from 9 AM – 3 PM. You don’t even need to pack a picnic — you can order a picnic tote from The Classic Catering People. Check out the menu here and be sure to order 24 hours in advance. Note that restrooms, the Cafe, the gift shop, the Manor House, and the Butterfly House are closed. Reserved tickets are required for Non-Members. FIND OUT MORE

Play Bug Bingo with Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Bugs are everywhere, they can live almost anywhere in the world. Did you know that there are more than 1.5 million species of named bugs? Download Port Discovery Childrens Museum’s Bug Bingo Cards and see how many bugs you can find on your own yard or park! FIND OUT MORE 


We have just two more Summer Edventures and they happen next week! Join Tastewise Kids for Tastebud Science and make fridge pickles on Monday and join us for Family Art Night with Social Studio and make your own private island on Tuesday!