Top Weekend Events in Maryland
Check out our picks for the top family events this weekend in Maryland and DC.
Fishin’ Buddies Derby
Gilbert Run Park
Teams of children and adults compete in two different age divisions for the largest fish.
Girls in Aviation Day
College Park Aviation Museum and the Field of First Foundation
Girls ages 8-17 are invited to discover aviation in its many forms including general aviation aircraft, helicopters, gliders, hot air balloons, and jet aircraft.
Six Flags America – Fright Fest
Sep. 22, 2018 – Oct. 28, 2018
It’s a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down.
Maryland Renaissance Festival
Until Oct 13
Homestead Gardens’ 35th Annual Fall Festival
Weekends September 22nd thru October 28th
Homestead Gardens – Davidsonville
Take in the sights, scents and sounds of the harvest. Pony rides, hay rides, corn maze, jumping pillow, pumpkin express, moon bounce, pipe slide, pollinator express, photo ops, live entertainment and demos and more.
H Street Festival
H Street, NE 4th to 14th (DC)
Enjoy music and food entertainment all day.
Bethesda Row Arts Festival
October 13 – 14
190 Master Artisans with original artwork. Live musical entertainment and performance art.
Miller Farm’s Fall Family Fun!
Weekends Until Oct 28
Scenic wagon ride, corn maze, thrilling giant slides, barnyard animals, moon bounce, and more!
Kids Expo Southern Maryland
Full Effect Live Entertainment Group – Callaway
Information on child health, wellness, education, enrichment and extracurricular programs. Activities, demonstrations, exhibits and a kid’s yard sale throughout the day.
Bladensburg Waterfront Park
Come dressed in your most glorious African garb as Bladensburg Waterfront Park will transform into an African marketplace when artists, storytellers, dancers, and food vendors from Senegal to Somalia.
Great Pumpkin Festival and Halloween Haunt (VA Event)
Weekends in September and October
Enjoy not-so-scary fall activities, your favorite rides and attractions, live entertainment and more!
Vikings at The Wharf
Until Oct 15
Tour the world’s largest operational Viking ship, the Draken Harald Harfagre, visit the Draken Village and hear the crew’s stories of the 2016 trans-Atlantic crossing.
Grand Opening Community Day of the National Law Enforcement Museum
National Law Enforcement Museum (DC)
Free live entertainment outdoors, a photobooth, forensics demonstrations, finger printing, caricature artists, face painting and more.
Big Build Community Day
National Building Museum (DC)
Be a builder for the day at the Big Build community day. Amateur builders of all ages can discover what it’s like to don a hard hat, pour cement, spackle a wall, and much more as you work side-by-side with architects, designers, builders, and artisans demonstrating their skills.
B&O Railroad Museum Halloween Events
Toddler Time Halloween & Costume Parade
Thursday, October 25; 10:30 am
Choo Choo Blue, the museum’s mascot, will lead the parade! Children listen to a Halloween story, create a craft, enjoy a train ride through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville, and parade in costume around the Museum to collect special treats – all included with paid admission.