Go apple picking, create art inspired by black artists, celebrate Johnny Appleseed, and MORE! Here are ten fun ideas for keeping the kiddos busy this weekend. Looking for more options? Check out our Community Calendar.

Don’t forget to purchase your $5 Family Pass for next week’s Imagine YOU play date! We’re excited to co-host one of our favorite annual events with Roland Park Country School — in a virtual space! (Did we mention we’ll provide all the materials you need and a snack?) 

Ten Things To Do with Kids In Baltimore This Weekend: September 18-20

Go Apple Picking

Many area farms are offering pick-your-own apples this weekend — but almost all of them require a reservation. Check out our list of places to apple pick with kids (complete with information to know before you go!).  MORE

Join The Creative Alliance for KERPLUNK LIVE: Black Artists Matter (VIRTUAL)

Tune-in every Saturday from 11AM to NOON for FREE art-making workshops that the whole family can enjoy. Create projects inspired by Black artists and current Creative Alliance resident artists, too! The first twenty families to register will receive a FREE art pack with all class supplies mailed to their home.  MORE

Head to Weber’s Cider Mill Farm for their 45th Annual Johnny Appleseed Weekend

Head to Weber’s Farm in Parkville on September 19th and 20th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for fresh apple cider and donuts, fall barnyard fun, live music by Satyr Hill Band (12-4pm), Aqua Art, gem mining, balloon creations, food trucks: Dizzy Cow Pizzeria, Bricker’s Famous French Fries, Baltimore Crab Crake Company, craft show with local artisans, and more!  Tickets must be purchased in advance and face masks are required at all times for guests ages 2 and older. MORE

Discover Dinosaurs at the Maryland Science Center

The dinosaurs are taking over at the Maryland Science Center on Saturday, September 19th! Channel your inner paleontologist as you uncover fossils and learn about the dinosaurs who roamed the earth millions of years ago. Learn how paleontologist categorize dinosaurs and discover what they ate by studying their poop! Scour Dino Hall to find the dinosaur that matches your clues and even come up with your own dinosaurs. Uncover the mysteries of the dinosaurs at Dino Day! Event runs from 12 PM – 4 PM. All activities are free with paid admission and completely free for MSC members. MORE

Make a Laser Cut Desk Organizer with the Chesapeake Arts Center (FREE!)

Chesapeake Arts Center’s popular Free Family MakerSpace Workshops are back this fall with even more opportunities to get creative as a family! This Saturday from 10 AM – 12:15 pm, families can assemble and decorate Laser Cut Desk Organizers! This workshop will be held outside under tents at CAC (weather-permitting). All ages are welcome, but caregivers must be present. Pre-registration through the CAC website is required and space is limited. Participants must wear masks, practice social-distancing and follow our C.A.R.E.S. safety protocol.  MORE

Catch a Drive-In Movie at the Maryland State Fairgrounds

You can see some of your favorite classic movies at the Timonium Fairgrounds! Friday night, see Minions. On Saturday night? Catch Happy Gilmore on the big screen! $25 per car of four. Additional person are $6/person. Gates open at 6:30 PM and the movie begins at 7:30 PM. Be sure to use the Timonium Road Gate entrance.  MORE

Check Out the Tractors at Tractor Day

Make a trip to The Farmyard in Parkton to learn all about tractors! Learn about tractors, meet local farmers and shop local during this event on Saturday, September 19th from 1 PM – 5 PM. Haven’t been to The Farmyard yet? Add it to your list of places to check out! They work to provide educational, hands-on activities that focus on different components of the agriculture industry. MORE

Party in Your PJs with Laurie Berkner (VIRTUAL)

Get out the sleeping bags, pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, and snacks! Iconic children’s musician Laurie Berkner invites everyone to stay in their pajamas and join her for a special “Pajama Party” LIVE Virtual Family Concert on Sunday, September 20 at 12:00 p.m. MORE

Take a FREE Family Yoga Class in Patterson Park

Join Friends of Patterson Park and Feminist Collaborative for free Family Yoga at the Pagoda on Saturday, September 19th at 10 AM! To ensure proper social distancing and current program participation limits, registration is required. MORE

Learn about Bees at Benjamin Banneker Park

Find out about the important job that bees do in Banneker’s orchard and the lives of honeybees with lots of fun and some tasting during this Families Outdoors experience! The fun happens at Benjamin Banneker Park on Saturday, September 19th from 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM. $5/Family and advance registration is required. MORE
Image Credit: Dino Day Artwork from Maryland Science Center, Desk Organizer from Chesapeake Arts Center, Tractor Photo from Canva