57 FREE events in April for the family


Looking for something for the family to do this month in the Baltimore/Annapolis/Washington D.C. area without breaking the budget? Look no farther! We have compiled a list of 57 free events in April. Check out the list and start having some free fun!

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April Fools’ Day Science
Use science to play April Fools’ Day tricks. Free. 1:30pm. Eastport-Annapolis Neck Community Library, Annapolis. 410-222-1770, aacpl.net/location/eastport

Wellness Event
Food, family activities and more. Free. 4-7pm. Homestead Gardens, Severna Park. severnaparkchamber.com

2 Thursday

Earth Stewardship Days
April 2-26. Month-long series of Earth Day events. Art exhibits, fair and more. Times vary. Various venues, Chestertown. chestertownriverarts.org/events/earth-stewardship-days

Blackout Poetry for Tweens
Tween poetry group. Books and drawing materials provided. For grades 5-7. Registration required. Free. 6:30-8pm. Calvert Library, Prince Frederick. 410-535-0291, 301-855-1862, calvertlibrary.info


4 Saturday

Lantern Making Family Day
The official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, there will be two sessions of lantern making for children and adults. Also variety of Japanese cultural activities, a moon bounce. Sessions at 10 a.m. and noon. Free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Canal Park, 200 M St. SE, Washington D.C. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/lantern-making-family-day-at-canal-park/

Point Lookout Lighthouse Open House
Visit the Point Lookout Lighthouse. Free, $5-7 park entrance fee. 10am-2pm. The Point Lookout Lighthouse, Scotland. 301-872-5688, pllps.org

Easter Egg Hunt & Family Festival
Face painting, ponies, egg hunt and more. Bring a basket or bag for the hunt. Free. 10:30am-12:30pm. Bay Ridge Christian Church, Annapolis. 410-263-2992, bayridgechristianchurch.org

Cherry Blossom Family Celebration
Craft activities, live music, gardening demonstrations, Japanese paper dioramas and more. Free. 11:30am-4:30pm. 8th and G streets, NW, Washington, D.C. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/cherry-blossom-family-celebration/

Southwest Waterfront Fireworks Festival
Music, family friendly water-related activities, fireworks and more. Free. 1-9pm. Southwest Waterfront, Washington, D.C. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org/southwest-waterfront-fireworks-festival-2/

5 Sunday

Easter Sunrise Service
Service coordinated and led by several local churches. Free and open to the public. 6:15am. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. 410-745-2916, cbmm.org

Blacksmith Shop Workday
Watch blacksmiths work. Free, $3 parking fee. 1-4pm. Kinder Farm Park, Millersville. 410-222-6115, aacounty.org/RecParks/parks/kinderfarm/clubs.cfm

Free Family Sundays
Hands-on art making workshop. Free. 2-5pm. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. 443-573-1700, artbma.org

6 Monday

Easter Monday
Egg hunt, field games, entertainment and more. Free. 10am-4pm. National Zoo, Washington, D.C. 202-633-4888, nationalzoo.si.edu/ActivitiesAndEvents/Celebrations/Easter/

8 Wednesday

Boats and Ducks: How they float story time
Learn about boats, ducks and floating with stories and water activities. Free. 10:30am. Linthicum Community Library, Linthicum. 410-222-6265, aacpl.net

9 Thursday

Peter Pan Club
Story time and craft. Ages 5 and under. Free with $2-4 museum admission. 10:30am. College Park Aviation Museum, College Park. 301-864-6029, collegeparkaviationmuseum.com

10 Friday

Recycled Crafts
Create a newspaper gift bag. Refreshments. Ages 8-13. Free. 3pm. East Columbia Library Branch, Columbia. 410-313-7700, hclibrary.org

11 Saturday

27th Annual Potomac River Watershed Cleanup
Help remove trash from the Potomac. Trash bags and gloves provided. Registration required. 9am-noon. Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park, Accokeek. 301-283-2113, accokeekfoundation.org/event/27th-annual-potomac-river-watershed-cleanup

Bowie Green Expo
Family event features activities, information on going green, green products and more. Free. 1-4pm. Kenhill Center, Bowie. bowiegreenexpo.org

12 Sunday

Hunt Valley Spring Festival
Ravens players, music, vendors, kids activities, a pet zone and more. Free. 11am-4pm. The Hunt Valley Towne Centre, Cockeysville. huntvalleyspringfest.com

Seasonal Selections
Kitchen guild members demonstrate 19th century open hearth cooking. All ages. Free. Noon-3:15pm. Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420, www.pgparks.com/places/eleganthistoric/riversdale_intro.html

Navy Men’s Baseball vs. Lafayette
Watch Navy men’s baseball. Free. 1pm. Max Bishop Stadium, Annapolis. 410-293-8786, navysports.com

Bring on the Games
Meet and compete with friends. Ages 11-17. Free. 1-4pm. Central Library Branch, Columbia. 410-313-7800, hclibrary.org

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