Make Music Day
Celebrate Make Music Day with performances and programs at various Baltimore County Public Library branches. Check the BCPL website for times and details.
Baltimore County Public Libraries, times vary. Free. bcpl.info
Teens & Adults
Thursday Night Gallery Drawing: Early Renaissance
Sharpen your drawing skills and explore your creative side, as you are guided by a museum educator and artist. Registration required. Ages 13 and up.
The Walters Art Museum, 6-8 p.m. Members, free; $5 for nonmembers. thewalters.org
Summer Solstice Hike
Enjoy the longest day of the year and the start of summer with a ranger-led hike through the Hereford Wildlands.
Hereford Wildlands, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. dnr.maryland.gov
Tides & Tunes
If the backdrop to music is as important as the sound itself, another event to check out is the Tides & Tunes Summer Concert Series in Annapolis on Thursday nights. Bands from folk to rock take a stage set against the Chesapeake Bay. Food and spirits are sold at the concerts.
June 14-Aug. 16 at Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park. Free, donations accepted.
Music with Milkshake
Grab your dancing shoes and head to the library for an upbeat, interactive performance by a duo from Baltimore-based, kid-favorite Milkshake.
Carroll County Public Library, Westminster Branch, 10 a.m. Free. library.carr.org
Tubing at Monkton
Take a 1.8-mile hike up the Torrey C. Brown Rail Trail, and then enjoy a leisurely two-hour float down the Gunpowder River to Monkton Station. Registration required. Ages 10 and up.
Monkton Station, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $5. dnr.maryland.gov
Great American Campout
Grab your tent and join thousands of others across the nation sharing the joy of sleeping under the stars. There will be a ranger-led night hike, s’mores and breakfast in the morning. Ages 5 and up.
Lake Roland, 6 p.m.-9 a.m. Members, $8; nonmembers, $10. lakeroland.org
Food Truck Rally
Come hungry for this gathering of 16 food trucks, local vendors, family activities and more. Dogs welcome.
5 – 9 p.m. at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Free admission.
PrattCon 2018: PrattCon Rocks!
Enoch Pratt’s annual comic book convention is back featuring a full lineup of panelists, workshops and local performers.
Enoch Pratt, Southeast Anchor Library, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. prattlibrary.org
Family Fun Day at Power Plant Live!
It’s time for a luau! Enjoy games, pony rides, inflatables, face painting, vendors, crafts and, of course, food.
Power Plant Live!, noon-4 p.m. Free admission, $5 activities pass. powerplantlive.com
‘The Wizard of Oz’
Experience the classic tale live on stage presented by the award-winning Charm City Players. Come early for face painting and preshow activities before every performance.
June 23-July 15 (see website for show date/time details), $15. charmcityplayers.com
World Refugee Day
See art, music, dance, craft demonstrations and more from resettled refugee populations in Baltimore.
1-3 p.m. at the Creative Alliance. Free.
Baltimore Dragon Boat Challenge
Take part in the 10th anniversary of this Baltimore tradition, in which groups from across the country compete in the ancient art of dragon boat racing.
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Under Armour waterfront promenade.
Celebrate Latino culture with authentic food, dress, two stages of music, dancing, crafts and more.
12 – 9 p.m. in Patterson Park.
1860s Tea for Kids
It’s tea time at Mount Claire. Hear about the Civil War era while drinking tea and hot chocolate, and make a historic craft. Registration required.
Mount Clare Museum House, 1-3 p.m. Members, $5; nonmembers, $10. mountclare.org
Teens & Adults
Willard and Wood: An Evening of Impossibilities
Expect the unexpected in a night filled with magic and mind reading. With feats of mental strength, Willard and Wood will leave you wondering how they made the impossible possible.
The Grand, 8 p.m. $45-$65. willardandwood.com
Harbor East FIT+ Festival
Enjoy tons of free fitness classes, samples of wellness goodies, giveaways, prizes, swag bags and more.
8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Harbor East. Free.
Breakfast with the Giraffes
Rise and shine with the zoo’s tallest inhabitants. Enjoy a buffet breakfast, photo opportunities, a special zookeeper chat and the opportunity to help feed these amazing creatures their first meal of the day. Price includes same-day zoo admission.
The Maryland Zoo, 8:30-10 a.m. Members, $55; nonmembers, $65. marylandzoo.org
Exhibit Opening —Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini
Be one of the first to experience the new exhibit honoring the amazing career of Harry Houdini. In honor of this special day, escape artist Dai Andrews will re-create one of Houdini’s great escapes, as he attempts to free himself from a strait jacket while hanging from a 50-foot crane.
The Jewish Museum of Maryland, noon-4 p.m. Free with museum admission. jewishmuseummd.org
Chrysalis Kids: Jedi Academy
Master teacher Panniken Moonjumper guides and instructs young Jedi through challenges, lessons, laughs and mayhem. Costumes encouraged. Ages 4 and up.
Chrysalis Stage at Merriweather Park, 3-4 p.m. Free. columbiafestival.org
Groovin’ in the Grass
The fun outdoor concert series returns with Tall in the Saddle playing classic rock tunes.
$5-$15. 6-8 p.m. at Ladew Gardens.
The Magic of Jonestown
Commemorate Baltimore’s oldest neighborhood with magic, kids’ activities, animal encounters, a live escape, stilt-walkers and other fun surprises.
12-4 p.m. on Lloyd Street. Free.