Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore! July 30 – August 1

Balloon festival, turtles, tractors, and ice cream — oh my! Here’s our round-up of weekend fun for kids in Baltimore!

Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore! July 30 – August 1

The Chesapeake Bay Balloon Festival
All Weekend | Times Vary
Triple Creek Winery

Be a part of Triple Creek Winery’s Chesapeake Bay Hot Air Balloon Festival in Cordova! This year, the festival is a 3-day event from Friday, July 30th through Sunday, August 1st. All activities will be aimed toward young children and those young at heart. Enjoy over 20 Hot Air Balloons, tethered balloon rides, and flights available. The Festival closes each day with a Balloon Glow. Liver entertainment, expanded kids’ zone, and over 75 craft and boutique vendors. 20 Food Trucks will be serving everything from Eastern Shore seafood to TexMex. And yes, there will be ice cream and funnel cake! MORE

STEM Fridays – Science Guys Presents: Spectacular Science (VIRTUAL)
July 30 | 12 pm – 1 pm
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

This Spectacular Science show is all about exploring the states of matter and electricity, with dry ice as the star of the show! Watch the Science Guys create bubbling potions, chemical reactions and even explosions using the scientific process. They’ll explore electromagnetism and forces using their Tesla coil. Discover which materials and objects are conductors and which are insulators. You even get to make your hair stand up with their Van der Graaf generator. 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. MORE

**LAST WEEKEND ** Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Presnets Adventures of Pericles
All Weekend | Times Vary
Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park

The ever-changing sea tosses Pericles from one fantastic journey to the next, as he encounters tyrant kings, riddles, shipwrecks, friends, and pirates. He eventually finds—and then sorrowfully loses—a family. Only a miracle can bring them together again, but in Shakespeare’s sweeping fairy tale there is a joyous reunion and a renewal of life. The show runs through August 1st and theatre goers are welcome to bring their own picnics and beverages (that includes beer and wine). Tickets start at $19 and one child is admitted FREE per paying adult. MORE

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre presents Disney’s Moana, Jr.
All Weekend | Times Vary
CCBC – Essex

The Court Jesters Young People’s Theatre takes the stage at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex. They will perform Disney’s Moana, Jr., July 30 through August 15. All performances will be held at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Mainstage Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard. Seating is limited and arranged to ensure social distancing, and masks are required at all times inside the Theatre building. MORE

Celebrate The Charmery’s 8th Anniversary!
July 31
All Charmery Locations

Looking for something super (cool) this weekend? Help The Charmery celebrate their 8th anniversary on Saturday, July 31st during Charmery ReMix! In addition to some limited edition flavors (see below!), they are giving out a FREE baby scoop with each purchase and FREE limited edition stickers to the first 100+ people at each location, including: Hampden, Towson, Fed Hill, Columbia, and The Ice Cream Factory. MORE

Birdwatching Tour of Patterson Park
July 31 | 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Patterson Park

Audubon experts will lead you in search of avian friends! No experience necessary and open to all ages and abilities. BYOBinoculars! FREE! Click on the event link to register to attend and for more information. MORE

Tractor Zoo
July 31 | 10:00 am
Baltimore Center for Maryland Agriculture and Farm Park

Head to Maryland Farm Park to see their tractors and other large farm equipment. Then take a hayride, ride a peddle tractor, and make a craft! All Ages! MORE

Get Crafty With Natural Crafts
July 31 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Marshy Point Nature Center

Collect materials to create a sun catcher or dream catcher with Marshy Point Nature Center. MORE

CHRYSALIS KIDS: In Treble with Miss Rose
July 31 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Join DC Strings Workshop as they share their love of classical and contemporary orchestra and chamber music with the youngest members of the community! DC Strings Workshop works to build community and expand horizons by engaging diverse audiences, supplying instruments to deserving students, and working to expose students and adults alike to the music of women and underrepresented people of color. MORE

Terrific Turtles
July 31 | 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

These shelly, scaly creatures are truly fascinating. Discover their secrets while meeting a few of the Nature Center’s live turtles, search for them on the Leight Park trails, and finish with a fun turtle craft. MORE

Maryland Youth Ballet of Wolf Trap
July 31 | 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Filene Center at Wolf Trap

The classic tale of Snow White is performed by Maryland Youth Ballet’s summer festival students and accompanied by the company’s accomplished pre-professional dancers. Cheer on Snow White as she leaps from the castle and twirls through the forest, finding courage, joy, and friendship along the way. MORE

Butterflies Like It HOT!
July 31 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Willow Grove Nature Center at Cromwell Valley Park

Join a Naturalist to identify and observe butterflies! Learn why they prefer the “dog days of summer.” Bring binoculars if you have them so we can see them up-close without disturbing them. Both Adult and children must register to attend – registration is limited. Ages 8+. MORE

Sensory-Friendly Summertime Excursion
July 31 | 4:00 pm – 5:10 pm
Walkersville Southern Railroad and Museum

Walkersville Southern Railroad has created this event geared specifically for our Autism spectrum and sensory processing disorder friends in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. Seating is not assigned, but can be chosen at your leisure in any of their two open air cars, two passenger cars and caboose (caboose available when not privately reserved). There will be the sound of the train whistle at crossings. Reservations are not required, but are available and recommended. MORE

Baltimore Ravens Stadium Practice
July 31 | 4 pm – 10 pm
M & T Bank Stadium

A night of football, family activities, music with DJ Kopec and fireworks show. Passes must be obtained in advance. MORE

Movement in Music Ensemble
July 31 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods

Head to the Chrysalis at Merriweather Park for the premiere event of the Movement in Music Ensemble! Originally inspired by the world-renowned performances at the University of Maryland by artistic director, James Ross, and choreographer Liz Lerman, the musicians of MIME formed to create similar works involving a moving and playing orchestra. Unlike any other professional orchestral concert in history, MIME presents works that will be not only memorized and unconducted, but also choreographed. MORE

Leaping Lizards!
August 1 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Marshy Point Nature Center

Yes, the native lizards can actually leap! The hotter it is outside the quicker they can move. Learn which lizards inhabit Marshy Point Park on this hike. MORE



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