Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore! July 16-18

Weekend Fun - July 16-18

Bubble days, popgrass music fun, outdoor movie options, an ice cream social with Charm City flavor, fishing the dock, and more! Here is this week’s round-up of weekend fun for kids in Baltimore.

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Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore! July 16-18

Creative Clay: Floating Fish (Two part event)
July 16 & 30 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Start with a pinch pot, end with a ‘fancy’ floating fish. This class is designed for ages 5+ and is $10/person. It’s a two part class: Create with Clay on July 16th and Paint the kiln-fired piece on July 30th. Pre-register by emailing [email protected] Subject line: Clay. MORE

Frog Round-Up
July 16 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Marshy Point Nature Center

Bullfrogs, green frogs, and leopard frogs inhabit the wetlands of Marshy Point. Join a naturalist and stalk them in their own haunts. Wear clothes and shoes that you can get muddy! Bring a flashlight. $2/person. MORE

Trail Running at the Estuary Center
July 17 | 9:00 am – 10:00 am
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Log your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery and some fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long (but you can run it more than once if you choose). Ages: 13 – adult, under 16 w/adult. FREE! MORE

Saturday Morning Tunes PopGrass Festival w/Caleb Stine & Wicked Sycamore
July 17 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Independent Brewing Company

Kids love bluegrass, and parents love pop music. So why not combine the two? WTMD’s Saturday Morning Tunes is excited to announce their 2nd annual PopGrass Festival, featuring original bluegrass songs and bluegrass covers of pop songs from the 1970s-2000s from Baltimore’s own Caleb Stine and Wicked Sycamore. MORE

Bee and Butterfly Bash
July 17 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
The Farmyard

EXPERIENCE THE HONEY HARVEST! Children or families will have the opportunity to join Baltimore Bee Co. and get hands-on across all stages of the honey harvest (bee free); from pulling frames and scraping cappings to bottling your own jar of honey to take home. Capture the moment with their ‘bee a keeper’ digital selfie station! MORE

Bike the Farm
July 17 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Maryland Farm Park

Bike the trails at Maryland Farm Parkwith a guide, stopping at points of interest along the way. Ages 8+. Free! MORE

Natural History Society of Maryland Book Sale
July 17 | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Natural History Society of Maryland

The Natural History Society of Maryland is hosting a book sale. Proceeds support on-going educational programming. Great books at garage sale prices including previously loved: Field Guides – Nature – Plants – Outdoor Activities – Wildlife – Photography – Archaeology – Fossils – Children’s – Gardening – Textbooks – Periodicals – Historic Pamphlets – Memoirs – Travel Guides – and more! MORE

Fishing the Dock
July 17 | 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Marshy Point Nature Center

Take your little ones to fish off of the pier at Marshy Point Nature Center. Space is limited – reservation required! MORE

Family Fun Day at Glenn L. Martin Aviation Museum
July 17 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

Come play with a parachute under the trees, hear about Glenn L. Martin and his parachute patent. Learn about Tiny Broadwick, the first woman parachutist and make your own parachute. Enjoy the day touring the exhibits in the museum and visit their aircraft flight line at Strawberry Point to see their 15 aircraft. The first 36 children will receive a free Glow-in-the-Dark Sky Diver! MORE

Cowboy Country Festival
July 17 | 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
The Grove

Head to The Grove (Harford County’s agri-incubator) for a Cowboy Country Festival! Food and your favorite local brews and wine plus a Costume Contest & Parade for Kids and Pets, Crabby Axe Throwing, Petting Zoo, Sack Races, A Selfie Station, Ring Toss, Pinata, and MORE! MORE

Bubble Days at the Maryland Science Center
July 17 and 18 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Maryland Science Center

Join the Maryland Science Center for the best bubble party of the summer! On July 17 & 18 from noon to 4pm, celebrate Bubble Days at MSC by creating bubbles in many unique ways! Engineer a way to drive bubbles through the air and join us for some sudsy spectacles. See the world-renowned bubble artist Casey Carle in his suds-tacular show, Bubble-Ology 101: The Secret Science of Soap! Get ready for two days that will be bursting with fun. MORE

Cooking in the Cabin
July 17 | 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Explore Early American cooking and foodways with our culinary historians. Using a wood-burning hearth and bake oven, they will demonstrate cooking techniques used by Mr. Banneker and his Patapsco Valley neighbors. Adults & children. A free, drop-in event. No registration required. MORE

Ice Cream Social at Eddie’s
July 17 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Eddie’s of Roland Park

Join the fun outside Of Eddie’s of Roland Park for $2 scoops and free tastes of fun flavors from Baltimore in a Box. All delicious varieties (made locally with their partner, Cream Cruiser) celebrate iconic Baltimore ingredients. Enjoy a sample, a scoop, or a full pint of such flavors as Bawlmer Cookies & Cream, Salty Balty, Downey Ocean, and more! MORE

Kerplunk! Dog Days of Summer
July 17 | 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Creative Alliance

Kerplunk! Family Art Drop-in Classes are Great for younger kids and families! Come join Creative Alliance in their Marquee Lounge to create some summertime art projects and beat the summer heat. Registration Recommended – Limited Capacity. MORE

Andrew’s Laughing Gas Stuffing Event
July 17 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
East Towson Carver Community Center

Ever wondered what goes into producing a tooting animal? Does your teen need service hours? Want to help hundreds of cancer warriors laugh? Join Andrew’s Laughing Gas and help them stuff a few hundred animals. You can come for as long or as short as you can. They will be at the East Towson Carver Community center from 1-5 on July 17th. MORE

Abraca-Animals! with Mike Rose (Virtual)
July 17 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

​Magician Mike Rose presents a magic show consisting of impossible magic tricks and off-the-wall comedy all themed around animals and stories about animals. The show features lots of audience participation, with many children becoming part of the show! ​Registration closes one hour before the start of the program. MORE

Kids and Canoes
July 17 | 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Bring your wee little water lovers out for their first time paddle. Paddling safety and basic stroke instructions are covered before venturing out further to explore the watery world of the creek. MORE

Twilight Family Stroll at The Zoo
July 17 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Ever wonder what happens at the Zoo after hours and the lights go out? Bring your friends, family, and flashlight for this guided tour of the Zoo as the sun goes down. Learn how to use your senses at night and how animals are adapted to life in the dark. Participants will tour the Zoo from a whole new perspective. Event Tickets are required and must be purchased in advance. MORE

The Gordon Center Presents Gordon Outdoors: The Croods
July 17 | 9:15 pm – 11:00 pm
Gordon Center for the Performing Arts

Showing on the BIG screen at Gordon Outdoors, their new drive-in movie venue! Covid-19 safety protocols will be followed. The Croods have survived their fair share of dangers and disasters, from fanged prehistoric beasts to surviving the end of the world, but now they will face their biggest challenge of all: another family. MORE

Community Days at the B&O
July 18
B&O Railroad Museum

Community Days at the B&O! They’re thankful for the opportunity to offer free Museum admission on Sundays, July 18 & August 8, so members of the community can enjoy special programs, tours, activities, and free train rides at the B&O. MORE

Estuary Exploration Kayak Trip
July 18 | 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marshy Point Nature Center

Paddle to Gunpowder State Park to net for residents of Dundee Creek and learn about which animals spend their summer there. Ages 8 to adult. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. $7/person or $5/member. Registration required. MORE

Sketch with Me at Benjamin Banneker Historical Park
July 18 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Take a guided nature walk with a naturalist/artist. Occasional planned stops will give you a chance to pause and record the natural world, using writing and drawing prompts. Pack lightly! Suggested items include hat, walking shoes, weather-appropriate clothes. A “hike bag” can carry your sketchbook, pencils, water & snack. A camp stool or blanket is needed to sit on. Ages 6 and older. $5/person. Preregistration is required at bit.ly/BBHPMsummer. MORE

Tails and Tots
July 18 | 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Story time with a natural twist! Listen to stories, learn new songs, and move like the animals! MORE

Chrysalis Kids: Marsha and the Positrons
July 18 | 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Chrysalis Kids is BACK! Marsha and the Positrons are a DC-based kindie (kids + indie rock) band known for shows that are a ton of family-friendly fun! This event is part of Chrysalis Kids , our spring, summer, and fall series of outdoor, free performances and other arts events. This event is free but please register and acquire tickets. MORE




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