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Weekend Family Fun, July 16-19

Weekend Family Fun, July 16-19
Check out this view from Top of the World/photo: Baltimore Promotion and Arts

It’s Thursday once again and time for us to share with you six family-friendly picks for this weekend, July 16-19. A few places reopen this weekend, and they are perfect for family outings.

View our entire calendar right here.

Staying at home? Check out this recipe, this craft, and these suggestions for a great book.


World View

Top of the World Observation Level on the 27th floor of Baltimore’s World Trade Center reopens today. Take the kids for a fresh perspective and a bird’s eye view of our city and surroundings. Expect to be inspired. Also expect COVID-19 precautions, including new traffic patterns for entering and exiting the building and a face mask requirement. Hours are Mondays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tickets are $4 for kids, $6 for adults.

Food Truck Week Continues

In case you missed it last week, Maryland Food Truck Week continues through July 26. This means this food on wheels extravaganza is actually more than two weeks of culinary fun. More than 75 trucks serves some of our favorites to benefit Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland. Check out the event’s website for daily schedules or trucks by location. Diners can expect COVID-19 protocols in place, and to enjoy one more memorable outdoor meal.


Day Trip Idea

The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons reopens this weekend. Reserve your admission window ahead of time. Then ready the kids to learn about boats, biology, lighthouses and all things Chesapeake Bay. And, there are otters! Tickets $4-9.

Half-Price Friday Night

Parents, the National Aquarium reopened on July 1. And you know what happens at the aquarium on Friday nights, right? It’s half price night, a tradition we love that is sponsored by M&T Bank. The discount starts at 5 p.m. and tickets can be bought online ahead of time or at the aquarium. $20.


The Big Show

This year marks 25 years for the Creative Alliance’s BIG Show, a gallery and variety show that lives up to its name—it’s jam packed with all kinds of talent and local creativity that could be the feel-good we all need right now. How do you see it? Tonight from 7-9 p.m. is the virtual opening on both Facebook Live and YouTube. You also can RSVP for an in-person gallery viewing each weekend through Aug. 29. Sounds like so much fun, right?

Through Sunday

Artscape Takeover

We’re about to find out what July in Baltimore is like without Artscape. I know, I know, we too are shaking our heads and trying to imagine. Will the sun even shine this weekend? Two things to note if you are missing this super cool jam of a festival: You can follow #ArtscapeAtHome for throwback photos, trivia and fan favorites. Post your own and share the love. Even more exciting is the Artscape Artists’ Market to be held Aug. 21-30. Shoppers, put these dates in your phone. Creators, please note that applications to participate are due at noon on July 24. Up to 75 artists will participate, giving us all something to look forward to next month. 

About Jessica Gregg

Jessica Gregg is the editor of Baltimore's Child. She is a happy rowhouse dweller and mother of two.

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