B’More Social July 26 to 29


Flicks on the Hill

Did somebody say, “date night?” Grab some blankets and head to Federal Hill tonight to catch the famous murder mystery, “Clue.” The American Visionary Art Museum’s Hugh’s Family Outdoor Theatre features seating for more than a thousand and a 30-foot wide screen. Check their Facebook page for details about the indoor rain location. AVAM at 9 p.m., free, avam.org

Photo courtesy of Harford County Farm Fair

Harford County Farm Fair

The fair is in town and we just checked the website: It’s open today! Visit the Harford County’s fairgrounds this weekend to ride loopy roller-coasters and eat delicious fried Oreos. After, go to the animal tents to pet and visit farm animals. Harford County Fairgrounds, $5-$8, farmfair.org

The Land of Fire and Ice Exhibit

Travel back in time to when dinosaurs roomed the planet by visiting the Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Children can touch and learn about all different types of dinosaurs and even dig up some clues about the dinosaurs left behind. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, free with museum entry, portdiscovery.org


Tot Swap

We know, we know, some of you have been waiting for this weekend for a while. We have been, too. Tot Swap is back at the Maryland State Fairgrounds through Sunday! This huge consignment sale is a great way to acquire clothes, gear and toys for your little ones at a fraction of regular retail. July 27-29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., free, totswap.net

Half-Price Friday Nights at the National Aquarium

In the spirit of Shark week and all things fishy, head down to the National Aquarium tonight for half-price Friday’s. Make sure to check out the sting-ray exhibit! National Aquarium, $13-$20, aqua.org

Full Moon Twilight Paddle at Days Cove

Experience the beauty of the marshlands at night with this 2.4-mile paddle through the Days Cove area. Canoes provided, registration required. Ages 12 and up. Days Cove, 8-10 p.m., $10, dnr.maryland.gov


Trifecta Food Truck Festival

Thirty-five food trucks offering drinks and snacks-sweet and savory, will be at the Maryland State Fairgrounds today. Rain or shine, kids and adults can enjoy treats from The Green Bowl, Deddles Donuts, The Cow and the Curd, and more! Maryland State Fairgrounds, $15-$20, marylandstatefair.com

Summer’s Evening Nature Walk & Campfire

Can you tell we’ve been cooped up? All these nature-themed events are calling us outdoors. Do you feel the same? Take a stroll with your family and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature at dusk. Watch the sun set by the river and toast marshmallows as you enjoy the evening campfire. Registration required. Robinson Nature Center, 7-9 p.m. $8 per person; $35 per family. howardcountymd.gov/Robinson


Canoes on the Creek

Spend the afternoon on a naturalist-led canoe trip along the marina learning about the local wildlife. Get the whole family involved for a great day out! Register beforehand to reserve your seat. Double Creek Marina, $10, dnr.maryland.gov

Tracks and Trains

Explore and discover the history of the old train tracks in and around Lake Roland. Also, enjoy a story and related craft. Registration required. Ages 4 to 10. Lake Roland, 1-2:30 p.m., Members, $3; $5 for nonmembers, lakeroland.org

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