Family Favorites

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Help spread the word about the places that make Maryland a great place for families. Now is the chance to vote for all your family favorite spots in the area. What restaurant has your favorite kid's menu? What's the best place to have a birthday party or a picnic? What tutoring company helped your child the most?

Voting is now closed!

The top Family Favorites are published in our August issue and online here!

One lucky voter was selected at random to receive a summer fun package for the whole family.

Family Favorites voters will receive Chesapeake Family's e-newsletters packed with the area's best family events and information for parents. We will not sell your name to a third party company. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Family Favorite winners 2016

Parent recommendations are the best kind. So we asked you — our readers — to tell us about your favorite places so that we could spread the word about all the great spots for kids and parents in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. From places to play to spots to eat to activities for the kids, readers weighed in on the best in Maryland.

Chesapeake Family Favorites 2015

Fam Fave BoyTo help celebrate Chesapeake Family's 25th anniversary, we aked you — our readers — about your experiences raising kids in Maryland. You told us about your favorite places — in 25 categories — to help spread the word about all the great spots for kids and parents in the greater Annapolis, DC and Baltimoe region. From fun places for kids to play to spots for moms' nights out, from family restaurants and favorite treats to after-school activities and camps, parents weighed in on the best in Maryland.

We are lucky to live where there are so many choices for family fun. If you are looking for a new spot for a moms' night out, a birthday party location, a day trip the kids will love or a new restaurant to try and much more, check out what other parents recommend.FamilyFavoritesRibbon2015 web

Thanks to everyone who voted. We loved hearing from you! With so many terrific places, programs and opportunities for kids and families, we wish we could list them all. But since we had to narrow it down, here are the top three vote-getters in each of the 25 categories. And the winners are ...

Upcoming Events

Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:00PM -
Celestial Event of the Century, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM - 08:00PM
Back-to-School Bingo, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM - 06:00PM
Music from Around the World, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM - 11:45AM
Kids Club: Edible Necklaces, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM - 04:00PM
Harbor Queen Cruises, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @ 7:05PM -
Chesapeake Kids Night, Bowie
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Wed Aug 23, 2017 @10:00AM -
Dragon Babies, Glen Echo

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Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @10:00AM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:00PM
Celestial Event of the Century, Baltimore
Mon Aug 21, 2017 @ 6:30PM
Back-to-School Bingo, Annapolis
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Lakefront Summer Festival, Columbia
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @12:00AM
Moth Week, Owings Mills
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM
Music from Around the World, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @10:00AM
Education Connection: Design A Circuit, Baltimore
Tue Aug 22, 2017 @11:00AM
Harbor Queen Cruises, Annapolis