Free (or almost free) Maryland Events: May 19-21
What a beautiful weekend it shall be! Spend some time outdoors picking strawberries at one of these farms or check out a free movie. Most of the events are free this week so pack up the snack bags and head out!
$2 Target Family Night
May 19 | 4pm
Pay just $2 exploring three floors of interactive exhibits. Also enjoy special programs from Port Discovery educators and community organizations
Climb a Tree
May 20 | 10am – 4pm
Bring your children ages 4-14 to climb trees just like professional arborists. Each participant will have an opportunity to ascend into the tree by the use of arborist harness (saddle) and rope.
Kent Island Day
Kent Island Main Street
May 20 | 10 am – 4:30pm
Kent Island Day commemorates the founding of Kent Island in 1631 with a parade down Main Street, historic exhibits, displays, activities, food, vendors, costumes, activities for kids and crafts.
Preakness Celebration Balloon Festival
Howard County Fairgrounds
FREE ($20 Parking Fee)
Week-long series of special events celebrating the annual running of the Preakness Stakes, Baltimore’s “Super Bowl” and the 2nd jewel in thoroughbred racing’s prestigious Triple Crown. Family friendly festival with hot air balloons, specialty crafts, entertainment, and more.
Patuxent Community Center – Upper Marlboro
May 20 | 1pm – 4:30pm
Whip into your costume, pop on your mask, and swoop on in for a comic blast! Enjoy music, games, raffles, give-a-ways and crafts; participate in the costume contest, and challenges.
Big Bubba’s Fishing Rodeo
School House Pond
May 20 | 9am – 12pm
Park naturalists and rangers assist youth in learning the basics of fishing. Participants receive a free fishing rod and goodie bag to keep. Bait is provided as well and all participants are entered to win door prizes! Ages 6-10
Summer Kick-Off Carnival
Southern Technical/Recreation Complex – Fort Washington
May 20 | 1pm – 3pm
BBQ, Live Entertainment, Gaming Station, Summer Camp Demos, and so much more.
Prince George’s Book Festival
Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex
May 20 | 11am – 5pm
Presentations and signings by authors, workshops, literacy exhibitors, book sales, children’s activities and other fun activities.
Family Fun Day
Berwyn Heights School Community Center
May 20 | 12pm – 3pm
Water Balloon Throw and Oily Water Balloon Toss, sidewalk Races, Crazy Relay Race, Football Toss, Hula Hoop Contest, and Silly Basketball Games, as well as arts and crafts!
Langley Park Day
Langley Park Community Center
May 21 | 12pm – 5pm
Music, entertainment, children’s activities, great food and crafts, and fun for the entire family
PAW Patrol Day w/ Marshall & Skye and Bark in The Park Day
Bowie Baysox Field
May 21 | 2pm
It’s Nickelodeon Day featuring PAW PATROL! Kids will be able to meet & take pictures with MARSHALL and SKYE!
The Humane Society of Charles County
May 20 | 2pm
Cost: $7 per adoption
Join the adorable Girl Scout Troop 823 as they host a “Stuffed Pet Adoption” event. The Girl Scouts will be working towards their “Bronze Award Project” and all proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Charles County.
Did I miss anything? Let me know about any events you may be attending this weekend!