Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore: June 18-20


Things To Do with Kids in Baltimore This Weekend

Juneteenth celebrations, Community Days at the B & O Railroad Museum, lavender farm excursions, music at Prigel Creamery, and MORE! Here are our favorite ideas for keeping the whole family busy this weekend.

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Things to Do with Kids in Baltimore: June 18-20

Celebrate Juneteenth with Fishnet and Takeout Get Down
June 18 and 19 | All Day
Various Participating Restaurants

Celebrate Juneteenth with Fishnet and Takeout Get Down! Their goal? To spotlight Baltimore’s Black talent & joy and turn Juneteenth into an annual city-wide celebration. Here’s how the event works: ONE: Go to a participating restaurant on June 18/19 and get your #takeoutticket – a QR code to an online performance by B’More artists! Find participating restaurants here. TWO: PRESS PLAY WHEN YOU ARE READY! Scan the QR code provided by participating restaurant and enjoy Juneteenth! MORE

Lavender Harvest Days
June 18 – 20 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Purple Rain Lavender Farm

Lavender Harvest Days! Head to Purple Rain Lavender Farm in Churchville for a a wagon ride to the field, shopping, lavender sweets and treats, and great fun with beautiful scenery. Buy your tickets in advance. Tickets will also be available at the entrance. Weather dependent but if it rains tickets can be used on a different date. MORE

Carnival on the Chesapeake
June 18 -19 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Millard E. Tydings Memorial Park

Head to Tydings Park for this year’s Havre de Grace Carnival on the Chesapeake! Exciting rides, entertaining games, delicious food, and family friendly fun for all! This year’s carnival brought to you by Houghton Enterprises. Order all-you-can-ride wristbands for a discounted price at www.houghtoncarnival.com. All proceeds from this carnival benefit the Havre de Grace Independence Day Commission. MORE

Friday Night Music at Prigel Family Creamery
June 18 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Prigel Family Creamery

Come spread out on the lawn and enjoy live local musicians every Friday from 7pm – 9pm. Music starts in the spring and continues through the summer. THIS IS NOT A TICKETED EVENT. It’s free for all. MORE

Summer Saturdays at Social Studio!
June 19 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Social Studio

Join in the fun for an hour and a half of summer “Paint & Play” activities both outside (whether permitting) and in the studio. Classes are drop-off only! Come once or sign-up for all of the summer sessions. Masks a must! Ages 4-7. MORE

Let’s Shine! At the Maryland Science Center
June 19 – 20 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Maryland Science Center

Throughout the month, the Kids Room at the Maryland Science Center is doing activities to celebrate the LGBTQ community! Check out the schedule at the Kid’s Room door during your visit to see what activities are planned for the day. *PreK-Grade 12 students are admitted FREE to the Maryland Science Center through June 27, 2021. MORE

Anti-Racism Story Time: Juneteenth (Virtual)
June 19 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

Juneteenth is a holiday celebrating the emancipation of those enslaved in the United States. Join us for a special story time where we read books, sing songs and do an activity to learn more about Juneteenth. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. A valid email address is needed at registration to send a Zoom link to the program 30 minutes before scheduled start. Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. MORE

Community Days at the B&O
June 19 | 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
B & O Railroad Museum

This summer, head to the B&O for Community Days! The museum will offer FREE admission on Sat, June 19, and Sundays, July 18 & August 8, so members of the community can enjoy special programs, tours, activities, and free train rides at the B&O. Saturday, June 19th is the summer’s first FREE B&O Community Day! They’re honoring Juneteenth, which celebrates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States, and unveiling the results of the B&O Street Art Project. MORE

FREE Admission at The Reginald F. Lewis Museum in Celebration of Juneteenth Freedom Day
June 19 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Celebrate Juneteenth exploring African American history and culture while visiting the Reginald F. Lewis Museum on June 19th from 10 am to 5 pm. The first 250 visitors who visits the museum on this day receives Free Admission. Check out the calendar events for Juneteenth programs taking place today. Programs included with your free admission. MORE

More than Just Wings Family Fun Day
June 19 | 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

On Saturday, June 19, the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport offers a Family Fun Day, with the theme of “More Than Just Wings!” From 11am to 3pm families assemble a tabletop wood model of a passenger airliner while learning parts of an airplane, make a popsicle stick airplane, and children use their imaginations while flying and landing miniature airplanes on a tabletop airport. MORE

Father’s Day Weekend Canoe Trip
June 19 and 20 | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Dad canoes FREE on both days! Bring your lunch and join a naturalist to explore the marshes and wildlife of Dundee Creek. $7/person, $5/members. Ages 8 and older. Space is limited and registration is required. MORE

Peter Pan Literary Tea and Fairy Fest
June 19 | 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
The Elkridge Furnace Inn

Fly away to Neverland through this Whimsical Four-Course Tea with Readings from J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan. Brush off your Fairy Wings and bring your Imagination for this Deluxe Afternoon Tea with Dramaic Radings excerpted from this Classic Tale. Prize for the best fairy costume! MORE

Annapolis Juneteenth Music Festival 
Saturday, June 19 | 12 PM – 9 PM
Annapolis City Dock

To kick-off the festival, a parade will take place to celebrate the Juneteenth holiday featuring community-based civic organizations, marching bands, dance squads, floats, and more. The parade will begin at the Annapolis City Dock with a community prayer, opening remarks and will end at the steps of the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts with a brief ceremony, musical performance and ringing of the freedom bells. The festival will close with a reading of the Emancipation Proclamation, theatrical performance, and tribute featuring local artists and creatives. From 2 PM – 9 PM, enjoy bands at the Bates Athletic Complex. MORE

Juneteenth Open Air Celebration
Saturday, June 19 | 12 PM – 6 PM
Great Blacks in Wax Museum

Enjoy good food, good music live entertainment, dynamic speakers with a powerful message of the power of an education, and a tour of the Great Blacks in Wax Museum. MORE

Juneteenth Jamboree with Carole and Jeffery Boston Weatherford (Virtual)
Saturday, June 19 | 1 PM – 2 PM
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Join award-winning mother and son duo Carole and Jeffery Boston Weatherford for a Juneteenth Jamboree! Following a reading of Carole’s book Juneteenth Jamboree and a talk about their ancestors, listen to interactive spoken word by Jeffery and learn how to make a corn husk doll. Instructions on how to make a corn husk doll will be provided so participants can make one at home. Presented in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. MORE

Once Upon A Rodeo
June 19 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Harford County Equestrian Center

Enjoy food, beer, music, vendors, and a great family-friendly fun-filled day at the Once Upon a Rodeo! The Harford County Public Library Foundation will be hosting a PRCA ProRodeo professionally sanctioned rodeo produced by Painted Pony Championship Rodeo and hosted by The Harford County Public Library Foundation committee from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. Contestants will participate in 7 pro-rodeo events consisting of barrel racing, bull riding, calf roping, team roping, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, and more! Purchase tickets in advance. MORE

New Moon Theater Presents: Small but Mighty (Virtual)
June 19 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Presented by Baltimore County Public Library

​Join New Moon Theater for its new production featuring tales and stories about tails around the world. Always the smallest kid in any class, New Moon Theater’s Julie Kurzava champions unlikely heroes from around the world, including Kanchil the mouse deer (the hero of Indonesian folklore), some helpful Peruvian birds and one very clever Mexican sheep. With plenty of humor, audience participation and a few surprises, fun for all ages guaranteed. Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. MORE

Summer Solstice Night Hike
June 19 | 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

It is almost the longest day of the year. What better way to celebrate than with a night hike? All ages. By Donation. No pre-registration required. MORE

Gordon Outdoors: The Goonies
June 19 | 9:15 PM – 11:30 PM
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Filmmakers Steven Spielberg, Richard Donner and Chris Columbus team up to create an epic children’s adventure of subterranean caverns, sunken galleons and a fortune in lost pirate treasure waiting to be found by a group of friends known as the Goonies. Showing on the BIG screen at Gordon Outdoors, Gordon Center for the Arts’ new drive-in movie venue! Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed. See website for details and to purchase tickets. MORE

Fathers Sail FREE on Urban Pirate Family Cruises
June 20 | All Day
Urban Pirates

All Fathers ride Family Cruises for FREE all day on Father’s Day! Take dad on a pirate adventure. One free Father per booking. Must call to make reservation. MORE

33rd Annual GBMC Father’s Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk
June 20 | 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
GBMC – Greater Baltimore Medical Center

Due to Governor Hogan’s discontinuation of capacity restrictions for gatherings, we are pleased to announce that registration for the GBMC Father’s Day 5K is open to all. An online option will still be available for anyone who would prefer to join virtually. Day-of packet pickup and registration will be held outdoors at the South Chapman building of GBMC’s campus. MORE

Nature Quest Hike with Dad
June 20 @ 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park

All Ages. Celebrate summer and Dad by taking him to our Nature Quest markers in the park. For this self-guided hike, you will need a Wegman’s Nature Quest Passport which can be picked up at the Nature Center at the start of your journey. FREE! Both adults and children must register in advance for this event. MORE

Girl Scout Camp Open House
June 20 | 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Camp Conowingo

Head to Conowingo this Father’s Day and enjoy summer activities while you learn about camp! You will have an opportunity to take a tour of camp, meet the staff, and enjoy the rockwall, pool, horses, archery, arts and crafts, hamburgers, hot dogs and more! MORE

Summer Solstice Fest 2021
June 20 | 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Locke House Museum

This will be the ultimate SUNDAY FUNDAY on the waterfront in Havre de Grace! Enjoy steamed Crabs by Jimmy’s Famous Seafood, Bowman’s Butcher Shop & Provisions, live music by DJ J Gray and Scotty P & The Love from Above, lawn games and kids area. Kids 16 and under receive FREE admission! (But we suggest you order the Kids Meal + Activity Pass for $12! Kids Meal + Activity Tickets, VIP Tickets and Steamed Crabs must be purchased in advance. MORE

StoryWalk® Launch at The Ivy Bookshop
June 20 | 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
The Ivy Bookshop

Join The Ivy Bookshop for a celebration of their new StoryWalk, debuting with a beautiful new picture book by local author/illustrator Joyce Hesselberth. Joyce, an award-winning local author/illustrator, agreed to let them showcase her beautiful new book, Beatrice Was a Tree! This beautifully illustrated book illuminates the importance of trees to our planet. It teaches children about tree anatomy, shows how trees change with each season, gives a simple explanation of photosynthesis, and includes a checklist of animals that appear. MORE

Town of Bel Air Summer Concert Series
June 20 | 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Shamrock Park

All performances are free of charge, so bring a blanket or chair, your friends and family, and your favorite snacks for a beautiful evening of entertainment at the Bel Air Summer Concert Series. Please call 410.803.9784 for weather related changes 2 hours before the concert start time. If the performance is moved indoors, a mask is required of all patrons. 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… EVEN BEFORE THE TIMES OF COVID). PLEASE CHECK THE SPECIFIC EVENT WEBSITE FOR TIME CHANGES, RAIN DATES, COVID POLICIES, AND EVENT CANCELLATIONS BEFORE YOU PACK UP THE WHOLE CREW OR GATHER AROUND THE LAPTOP TO LOG ON.

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Heather is editor-in-chief of (cool) progeny. When not scouting the best in everything kid and family, you'll probably find her running The Weisse Group or adventuring around town with her kids and husband Patrick. Can be won over with a good glass of wine or something homemade. Addicted to Pinterest. A two-cups-of-coffee-a-day kinda gal. Only pretends to know what she's doing with her SLR, even though she's got a fantastic lens on it.Thankful it does most of the work for her. Navigating the world of special needs parenting. Trying to pay it forward one day at a time. #littlelionchallenge

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