Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore! August 13-15


Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore - August 13-15

Fair fun, Moana, a unicorn quest, Comic Book Day, and MORE! Check out our weekend round-up of events and fun for kids in Baltimore.

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Weekend Fun for Kids in Baltimore! August 13-15

ALL WEEKEND

75th Anniversary of the Howard County Fair
Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14
Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship

Head to the Howard County Fairgrounds in West Friendship and enjoy the magic of the Annual Howard County Fair! MORE

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre presents Disney’s Moana, Jr.
Friday, August 13 – Sunday, August 15 | 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

Clarksville Sunflower Festival
Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 | Times Vary
Mary’s Land Farm, Ellicott City

The 2021 Clarksville Sunflower Festival is hosted by Mary’s Land Farm. Walk through 5 acres of sunflowers, listen to live music, shop vendors, enjoy food, and more. MORE

Diesel Days at The B&O
Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 | All Day
B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore City

Experience a parade of historic, operational diesel locomotives, including the B&O No. 8905, B&O No. 6944, and more! Plus, be among the first to see the cosmetically restored CNJ 1000, which will be on-display in the Roundhouse for this special event! MORE

“Bee” a Friend to Pollinators
Saturday, August 14 and Sunday, August 15 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cockeysville

Learn all about pollinators and why they’re important! You’ll explore the meadow and make mini pollinator houses and wildflower seed bombs that will help attract pollinators to your own backyard. Registration is required – Adults and children 4+. MORE

FRIDAY

Story Time at Daily Chaos Farm
Friday, August 13 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Daily Chaos Farm, White Hall

Enjoy a story on the farm then visit with all their farm animals afterwards! Bring a blanket. Advanced registration and payment required. MORE

VIRTUAL | STEM Fridays – Professor Mike’s Science Show Presents: Air and Water Matter
Friday, August 13 | 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Hosted by Baltimore County Public Library

​There is matter everywhere! Join Professor Mike as he explores properties of matter with liquids and gasses through magic and demonstrations. There are even projects you can try at home! 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

Kids Goat Yoga at Daily Chaos Farm
Friday, August 13 | 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Daily Chaos Farm, White Hall

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O and on his farm he had some…. Goats! Come and join Wild Little Yogis on August 13th at 6pm for an evening of fun filled goat yoga at the farm.This class is geared towards children ages 3-10 (but they are flexible with ages). Kids will practice some farm themed yoga poses, along with breathing techniques, and some fun games. The best part of all is that the adorable goats will be joining for the entire class. MORE

Friday Night Music at Prigel Family Creamery
Friday, August 13 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Prigel Family Creamery, Glen Arm

Come spread out on the lawn and enjoy live local musicians every Friday from 7pm – 9pm. Check out their website to see the line-up. Ice cream + music? Yes, please! MORE

Owl Prowl at Carrie Murray Nature Center
Friday, August 13 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore City

Meet the Nature Center’s resident owls, dissect owl pellets, and enjoy an evening walk in the woods. Register in advance. MORE

Lakefront Movie: Marvel’s Avengers – End Game
Friday, August 13 | 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Lake Kittamaqundi, Columbia

CA is proud to bring back the Lakefront Summer Festival! Everyone is welcome to come out to the Downtown Columbia Lakefront for FREE movies. MORE

SATURDAY

Free Comic Book Day at Collector’s Corner
Saturday, August 14
Collector’s Corner’s Bel Air and Parkville Locations

Join Collector’s Corner at either their Bel Air or Parkville location to enjoy this special event. They will have free comic books creator meet and greets, cosplay character appearances, cosplay contests, store wide sales and more! MORE

Free Comic Book Day at Third Eye Comics in Annapolis
Saturday, August 14
Third Eye Comics, Annapolis

Join Third Eye Comics at their Annapolis shop (or any of their 5 locations) and enjoy free comic books, special giveaways, and storewide savings. Visit their website for more details and hours. MORE

Playdough Make & Take
Saturday, August 14 | 9:15 am – 10:15 am
The Purple Bicycle, Bel Air

Join The Purple Bicycle for a fun FAMILY In Studio Event! Children of all ages can make their own playdough, play with new friends, and take it home for endless play at home! This is a parent/child experience. All ages are welcome. Space is limited. MORE

Parent and Me Cooking: Pasta
Saturday, August 14 | 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Baltimore Chef Shop, Baltimore City

A class for young chefs and their parents to work together in the kitchen. In this class favorite, we start with mixing the dough then rolling and cutting it, making a range of noodle types. For ages 8-17 plus an adult. MORE

Wild Walks with Howard County Conservancy
Saturday, August 14 | 9:30 am – 10:45 am
Howard County Conservancy – Mt. Pleasant, Woodstock

Join a small group, naturalist led walk of Howard County’s Mt. Pleasant farmstead and see what you can discover! Topics vary on different dates and Wild Walks are fun for the whole family and can be adapted to engage all ages! $10 per person. 48 hour advance registration is required and all social distancing guidelines must be followed. Register now! MORE

Unicorn Quest 2021
Saturday, August 14 | 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Main Street, North East

The 4th Annual Unicorn Quest on Main Street in North East, MD is a FREE event for all ages… Check-in at “The Green” Event Space in downtown North East for Quest info and tons of fun activities. If you love Unicorns, Mermaids, Faeries, or just love having fun….you don’t want to miss this event!! There are no tickets required, simply stop by the check-in station to participate! (Costumes are welcome and slightly encouraged.) MORE

Second Saturdays: Maryland Center for History and Culture
Saturday, August 14 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Maryland Center for History and Culture, Baltimore City

Take advantage of free admission every second Saturday of the month. Explore the spacious museum galleries and shop in the Museum Store, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The library is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. by appointment only. MORE

Sonia De Los Santos & The Okee Dokee Brothers: Songs on Common Ground
Saturday, August 14 | 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Theatre-in-the-Woods at Wolf Trap, Vienna

Worth the drive! Friendship is at the heart of this joyful collaboration between Mexican songstress, Sonia De Los Santos, and the Americana folk duo, The Okee Dokee Brothers. This bilingual program includes both old and new songs that span the musical traditions of North America and illustrates the collective power of singing together and learning from each other. MORE

Forest Friends Cupcakes with Charm City Cakes
Saturday, August 14 | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Charm City Cakes, Baltimore City

Join Charm City Cakes for an in-person class taught by one of their instructors! Participants will lean how to decorate from Duff’s team and leave with their very own cupcake creations. All materials and tools are provided. Ages 6-99. MORE

Feeding Time with Live Animals
Saturday, August 14 | 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore City

Want to learn more about Carrie Murray Nature Center’s animals? Join them on Saturday for animal feeding time and watch our animal ambassadors gobble up their tasty meals! Registration is required. MORE

Free Comic Book Day at Atomic Books
Saturday, August 14 | 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Atomic Books, Baltimore City

Free Comic Book Day is a national event where participating stores give away special free comics made just for that day. Atomic Books will be giving nearly 50+ titles plus some additional surprise freebies. Quantities are limited – while supplies last. MORE

2 Kids Farm First Birthday Event!
Saturday, August 14 | 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
2 Kids Farm, Frederick

Join 2 Kid sFarm for their 1st Birthday Day Event !! Come out and make memories with your family and celebrate not only their 1st birthday, but Jessie the Donkey’s 1st Birthday, too! Enjoy yummy barbecue food provided by Mackies Southern BBQ, delicious snacks provided by the farm’s fabulous vendors, listen to live music, and try out beer provided by Idiom brewery. They will have a good old fashion cake walk for the all ages, cupcake eating contest for kids, tug a war for the whole family, hayrides, games, fun play areas, story time, face painting, craft stations, and of course, their animal friends to play with and enjoy! Local vendors will be at the event selling other goods as well. MORE

8th Annual Muslim Food Festival
Saturday, August 14 | 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Islamic Society of Baltimore (ISB), Catonsville

Head to the 8th Annual Muslim Food Festival for great food, and family fun, all while enjoying our live entertainment program. Food will be available for purchase by all of their vendors and a limited supply of sample sizes will also be available for a nominal fee. Along with their food extravaganza, they will be hosting a grand bazaar with over 30 vendors where you can get all your shopping done. All proceeds will be going towards benefitting the Al-Rahmah School Educational Trust. MORE

Stream Search at Carrie Murray Nature Center
Saturday, August 14 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore City

Enjoy a stroll through the woods in search of wildlife and followed by a stream-searching adventure. Yes – you’ll get wet! MORE

Make & Take at Snapology: Animal Explorers – Animals of the Ocean
Saturday, August 14 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Snapology Discovery Center, Nottingham

This program includes make & take LEGO fish to take home!! In Snapology’s Animal Explorers class, students will learn about ocean animals and why this habitat is important for their survival. Through stories, games, and building animals with LEGO® bricks, your little learner will be busy exploring the ocean. They will also make & take a LEGO® fish home **This is a drop off workshop. Space is limited. Please make sure to wear socks and a mask.** MORE

VIRTUAL | Shake It Up! Storytime with Melly
Saturday, August 14 | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Hosted by Enoch Pratt Free Library

Meet Melly from the Stoopkid Stories podcast! Listen to an original story from the Stoopkid Stories podcast collection and learn how storytelling, dance and movement go together. This event is part of Summer Break Baltimore and will take place on Zoom. Pre-registration is required to attend. MORE

Children’s Storytime in the Garden with Middle Grade Authors Nancy Krulik and Laura Shovan
Saturday, August 14 | 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
The Ivy Bookshop, Baltimore City

Join The Ivy Bookshop for a very special Storytime in the Garden, which happens every Saturday at 2:30pm. On August 14, they’ll be featuring two very special guests, Middle Grade Authors Nancy Krulik and Laura Shovan! MORE

SUNDAY

Shark Fest
Sunday, August 15 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Natural History Society of Maryland, Overlea

Shark Fest is an annual educational event that celebrates one of the most evolutionarily successful species to ever live. Visitors will learn through hands-on activities, presentations and exhibits that cover shark evolution, morphology, anatomy, natural history and ecology. There are activities designed for all ages! Admission to this event is limited – Timed entrance Tickets must be purchased online ahead of the event. MORE

Aw Shucks!
Sunday, August 15 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Marshy Point Nature Center, Middle River

What’s inside and oyster? Get up close and personal with oysters as you explore the roles these animals play in preserving the Bay. MORE

Family Day: Rainbow Kitty
Sunday, August 15 | 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Painting with a Twist, Lutherville

This class is for all ages! All guests must be registered for class prior to arrival to guarantee your registration and any special seating requests. Payment is due at the time of the reservation. You will receive an email confirmation if properly registered. Please pay online as they do not take payments over the phone. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the studio at 443 652-3710. MORE

Haitian Caribbean Community Day
Sunday, August 15 | 2:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Patterson Park, Baltimore City

Friends of Patterson Park is excited to partner with Komite Ayiti and Creative Alliance to host Haitian Caribbean Community Day in the park! This free event will feature traditional crafts, music, food, and more. MORE

Serptentine Netting
Sunday, August 15 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Lake Roland, Baltimore City

The open grassland in the globally rare serpentine soils provides an ideal habitat for many species of bugs and insects. Use a net and search for bugs while we learn about the important role our invertebrate friends play in the ecosystem. Park at the Home and Hospital parking lot on Copper Hill Road. Nets will be provided. Ages 6 and up. Register in advance. MORE

VIRTUAL | AFRAM Sunday Dinner
Sunday, August 15 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Hosted by Baltimore Office of Promotion and Arts

Sunday dinner is a cultural staple in many Black households. So join Mayor Scott and Chef Sean Guy of Water for Chocolate as they cook up one of their favorite Sunday meals. This cooking segment is followed by Around the Table with AFRAM where soul food and Baltimore staples (four wings/western fries, fried or broiled crab cakes, vegan mac ‘n’ cheese) are brought to the table and discussed with beloved Baltimoreans DJ Angel Baby, Raven Paris, Faraji Muhammed, and Aaron Dante of No Pix After Dark. 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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