Top 20 Family Events for June

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Creek Critters

Throughout the Month, 10:30-11 a.m. Thursday

The Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis, MD. 21403

Get a hands-on experience with some of Maryland’s local wildlife on this weekly nature walk hosted by the Chesapeake Children’s Museum. Kids of all ages will enjoy looking for interesting plants and animals and learning more about the bugs, birds and mammals that inhabit the Chesapeake Bay area. A small additional fee will give you full-day access to the museum!

Free for museum members, $5 per ticket, $8 with museum pass |


Feet on the Street

Throughout the Month, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Summer fun will be in Towson every Friday this summer, continuing through August. Allegheny Avenue will come alive with live music, local cover bands, a variety of beer, wine and cocktails for Mom and Dad and access to all of the downtown area’s best eats.

Free |


The 19th Annual Matzohball 5K & 1-Mile Run/Fun Walk

June 4, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Centennial Park, 10000 Clarksville Pike, Ellicott City, MD. 21042

Enjoy the summer weather and the beautiful Centennial Park lake at this charity 5K! Runners and walkers of all skill levels are welcome, and all participants are entitled to a free cup of matzohball soup from Mikey and Mel’s Deli. When they’ve finished the walk, guests can enjoy the annual Fire & Rescue Pump-A-Thon, a demonstration by the Kangaroo Kids jump rope team and other activities at Howard County Family Wellness Day.

$25 per ticket until June 3, $35 day of event |


Disney’s Frozen

June 7-18, 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Saturday (and June 8), 1 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Hippodrome Performing Arts Center, 12 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD. 21201

Experience the beloved animated musical like never before with the traveling tour of the Tony-nominated stage show! Join Anna, Elsa, Olaf and friends as they try to stop the eternal winter threatening their kingdom, and enjoy popular songs like “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Snowman” along with new original numbers composed for the musical.

Ticket prices vary |


Magic of Science Fair and Family Festival

June 10, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Science Fair), 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Family Festival)

Harford Community College, 510 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air, MD. 21015

Learn more about the science behind everyday life at this free science fair held by Discovery Center at Water’s Edge. Whether your child is interested in drones and robots or the natural sciences, there’s something for everyone at this educational event. There will be plenty of hands-on games and demonstrations, interviews with attending scientists and play times in the Discovery Zone.

Free |


Superhero Science

June 10, noon – 4 p.m.

Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., Baltimore, MD. 21230

Ever wonder how Superman flies or how Batman’s batarangs work? This hero-themed day at the Maryland Science Center focuses on some of our favorite caped crusaders and the scientific explanations behind their powers. Your little one can complete superhero-related challenges as part of the exhibit and help save the city!

Free with museum admission |


Wine & Food Festival

June 10, noon – 6 p.m.

Timonium Fairgrounds, 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD. 21093

Don’t be fooled by the name — this Timonium-based festival is a family-friendly affair sure to please all foodies. Try delicious dishes from local food vendors and food trucks and enjoy live music on the main stage. Parents can sample wine from international and local wineries, while children can enjoy the festival’s more child-centered activities.

$39-75 |


31st Annual Strawberry Festival

June 10, Time TBD

Gamber Volunteer Fire Department Carnival Grounds, 3838 Niner Road, Finksburg, MD. 21048

If you still haven’t gotten your strawberry fix, or if you missed the festival in Sandy Spring, there’s still plenty of time to celebrate the summer fruit at this Finksburg festival. Held rain or shine, the event plans to feature local artisans, pony rides, hay wagon rides, live entertainment and of course, plenty of strawberries.

Free |


Secret Garden Tour

June 10-11, noon – 5 p.m.

Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave., Annapolis, MD. 21401

Older kids, history buffs and their families will enjoy this guided tour of Annapolis’s Historic District, its beautiful gardens and its colonial mansions. The Hammond-Harwood House offers an opportunity to explore parts of the district that are normally private, and all proceeds benefit the house and its museum collection of art and furniture.

$30-35 |


Celebrate Flag Day at the Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum

June 11 &14

Martin State Airport Hangar 5, Suite 531, 701 Wilson Point Road, Middle River, MD. 21220

Enjoy this patriotic holiday at the Maryland Aviation Museum, which will be hosting a special event in addition to offering its regular exhibits. Attendees will receive a free book and be able to build their own models of Fort McHenry and the Flag House to celebrate the American flag.

Free with museum admission |


Catonsville Sunday Farmers Market

June 12-30, 9 a.m. – noon

15 Mellor Ave., Catonsville, MD. 21228

Bakers, farmers and other vendors from around the Catonsville area will be meeting on Mellor Avenue every Sunday to sell their specialty items. It’s a more relaxed, community-focused experience that any discerning chef or foodie is sure to want to check out, sponsored by the Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce.

Free |


Kids Craft Night – Father’s Day

June 13, 5:30 p.m.

Charles Village Pub, Patio & Rooftop, 19 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson, MD. 21204

Charles Village Pub’s weekly kids’ craft night is celebrating Dad! Families can sign up to do the craft together, with all materials provided, as well as one kid’s meal.

$5 |


Summer Movie Night

June 16, 7-9:30 p.m.

Shamrock Park, 39 North Hickory Ave., Bel Air, MD. 21014

The first of the Bel Air Alliance’s Summer Movie Night series, attendees can enjoy a family-friendly outdoor movie at Shamrock Park. Want to make a day of it? Downtown Bel Air’s shopping district and restaurants are located right nearby.

Free |


Columbia Festival of the Arts LakeFest Free Weekend 

June 16-18, 5-10:30 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday

Downtown Columbia Lakefront, 10275 Wincopin Circle, Columbia, MD. 21044

Head down to the Downtown Columbia Lakefront for a free weekend of art, music, food and fun! LakeFest marks the beginning of the Columbia Festival of the Arts, a multi-week event centering on local artists and different art mediums. Activities and entertainment will be available for all ages. New to the festival this year is a Juneteenth cookout.

Free |


46th Annual AFRAM Festival

June 17-18, noon – 9 p.m.

Druid Hill Park, 2600 Madison Ave., Baltimore, MD. 21217

Celebrate Black culture, fashion, music and more at AFRAM during the leadup to Juneteenth. As one of the largest Black cultural festivals on the East Coast, AFRAM promises to offer a good time with a lineup of musical performances including The Isley Brothers and Ty Dolla $ign, craft and food vendors and plenty of activities aimed at kids.

Free |


Let it Shine Weekend

June 17-19, Time TBD

Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place, Baltimore, MD. 21202

A Juneteenth event at Port Discovery Children’s Museum dedicated to honoring achievements in the Black community during Juneteenth weekend! Features activities centered around famous Black artists, storytellers and scientists aimed at children and families, with a focus on play.

Free with museum admission |


35th Annual GBMC Father’s Day 5k and 1 Mile Fun Walk

June 18, 8-10 a.m.

GBMC Campus (South Chapman Building), 6545 North Charles St., Baltimore, MD. 21212

Celebrate Father’s Day by getting out and going for a family run or walk at this charity 5k! Proceeds benefit the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at GBMC, which provides medical aid to premature or sick babies. Raise money for these important programs by running on your own or as a team!

$30  |


Fairy Tails in the Farmyard

June 18, 8:30-10 a.m.

The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, One Safari Place, Baltimore, MD. 21217

A perfect event for kids who like to read and animal lovers alike, young attendees will be able to meet storybook and mascot characters, enjoy story time and a children’s tea party and be visited by an animal ambassador, as well as enjoying all the Maryland Zoo has to offer. Tickets include full-day zoo admission as well as unlimited train and carousel rides!

$28-75, members and children younger than 2 enter free |


Weekday Butterfly Walk

June 20, 10:30 a.m. – noon

Gudelsky Environmental Education Center at Mt. Pleasant, 10520 Old Frederick Road, Woodstock, MD. 21163

It’s butterfly season, and the perfect time to see these beautiful insects. Guides from the Howard County Bird Club and the Conservancy will be leading this walk around Mt. Pleasant and teaching walkers how to identify different kinds of butterflies. This event is aimed at adults and children age 8 or older, who must be accompanied by an adult.

Free |


The Town Fair

June 24, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

(Parking) Faith Fellowship Church at Perry Hall Square Shopping Center, 4375 Ebenezer Road, Baltimore, MD. 21236

The Perry Hall/White Marsh event will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, bringing the community together once again to enjoy local vendors and live entertainment. Children will be able to have fun with laser tag, pony rides, a petting zoo and even take photos with Clyde the Unicorn!

Free, activity pass prices vary |

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