Maryland Events for Kids
August 7 -10, 2015
The summer is winding down but there’s still time to go on a long distance vacation or squeeze in a few weekend trips like we do. If you’re in town, take the kids to the Capital Wheel at the National Harbor (there’s a Groupon, I got it), go down to Yards Park and enjoy the Spray Ground or hit up Chesapeake Beach for fun in the sun. During these last few days summer, we like to venture out to find hidden gems or just wake up in the morning and go with the flow! Whichever you choose, take a look my favorite family activities and events for the weekend (many of them are free).
Have a Great Weekend!
Want to see what else is happening the Southern Maryland area? Check out the calendar!
Concerts in the Park – Upper Marlboro (FREE)
Thursday, August 6; 7 pm
Concerts in the park at Watkins Park. Enjoy seven weeks of cool tunes at twilight. Enjoy a variety of music under the setting sun.
Strollercize – Stroller and Family Walk – Waldorf (FREE)
St. Charles Towne Center
Friday, August 7; 9 am – 10 am
Get the support you need to become a fit, healthy and happy family. Strollercize will take place at St. Charles Mall! Meet at the food court at 9:00 am for an hour of fun!
Little Jumpers – Waldorf
Pump it Up Waldorf
Friday, August 7; 10 am – 12 pm
This special open jump is for our guests aged 1-6 years old only. There is a designated toddler area is for 1yrs-3yrs only. 2 yrs-6yrs are allowed to jump on the inflatables.
PGCPS Back To School Fair – Upper Marlboro (FREE)
The Show Place Arena
Saturday, August 8; 10 am – 1 pm
Attend the Prince George’s County Public School’s annual Back to School Fair! Visit local vendors and representatives from each school, while collecting important information and supplies for the 2015-16 school year. Free immunizations, with pre-registration will be available.
Beach Party on the Square – Leonardtown (FREE)
Saturday, August 8; 4 pm – 9 pm
A great free event and family fun in Leonardtown, MD! Beach Party on the Square will have tons of entertainment including the 25th Hour Band, sand volleyball, fire truck hose-downs, historic buy boats, classic cars, jump rope, hula-hoop and hot dog eating contests, face painting, games, prizes, crafts, food & more!
Early Childhood Day – Waldorf (FREE)
Saturday, August 8; 10 am – 1 pm
Early childhood matters in Charles County. Early Childhood Day will bring child care providers, experts from the field, and organizations that work with children and families together in Charles County. Face painting, balloons, music, games, rock climbing, backpacks, door prizes, storytellers and storybook characters, and more.
Full STEAM Ahead – Dowell (FREE)
Annmarie Sculpture Garden
Sunday, August 9; 10 am – 4 pm
Preschool children and their caretakers are invited to visit the artLAB at Annmarie Garden for hands-on investigations and challenges! Each session will help children explore, observe, ask questions, and make predictions about the world around them as they create and play. Theme: Wonderful Watch
Summer Music Festival at Mount Aventine – Indian Head (FREE)
Chapman State Park
Sunday, August 9; 2 pm
The Friends of Chapman State Park will host the first Summer Music Fest at Mount Aventine. Bring a picnic and a blanket and enjoy a summer afternoon of music and family fun on the lawn of lovely Mount Aventine in Chapman State Park. This week’s entertainment: Southern Mix Barbershop Chorus.