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Family Friendly Events in Maryland Oct 15-17

Here are our choices for the best family friendly events in Maryland Oct 15 – 17. Burgers and Bands, a fundraiser for American for Suicide Prevention is on Sunday. The Sailboat Show is in Annapolis for the weekend. There is also an American Indian Festival and the U.S. Oyster Festival, among others to keep you busy. Priority was given to in person events that are not excessively expensive. More events can be found here.

Multi-day October Events 

Fri 15 – Sun 17 United States Sailboat ShowBoat show goers will enjoy the unique opportunity to board and inspect new models from virtually every major sailboat manufacturer, make side-by-side comparisons, talk to industry representatives, $10.00 – $50.00. 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Annapolis City Dock, Annapolis. annapolisboatshows.com

Sat 16 – Sun 17  55th U.S. Oyster Festival.  Come spend your weekend enjoying oysters, live music, craft beer, and more at the National U.S. Oyster Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. St. Mary’s Co Fairground, Leonardtown. visitstmarysmd.com

Sat 16 – Sun 17  Art @ the Park  Art @ the Park is a regional festival (Mid-Atlantic Region) located in Annapolis MD in the magnificent setting of Quiet Waters Park. Free. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. Fqwp.org

Sat 16 – Sun 17  Eye Spy Halloween Trains  Saturdays and Sundays in October mean our popular Eye Spy Trains are back for Halloween. $6.00. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Cabin John Regional Park, Rockville. montgomeryparks.org

Fri October 15

ACLT’s Guided Canoe Trip  We invite you to join us as we paddle up the beautiful Parkers Creek, one of the most cared for and protected creeks on the western sh ore of the Chesapeake Bay. 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. North Beach. md-calvertcountyedc.civicplus.com.

Campfire Chat  Park Rangers and local experts will lead discussions on a different theme, exploring topics about wildlife, conservation, history, survival skills, folklore and more. $5.00. 6-7:30 p.m. Kinder Farm Park, Millersville. Kinderfarmpark.org

Murderous Maryland: Terror-Filled Tales from Baltimore to the Eastern Shore  More than just Old Bay and Orioles, Maryland is known for legendary stories of the creepiest kind, including some of the wildest rides in crime the country has ever seen. $30.00. 7-9 p.m. The Point at Fells, Baltimore. thepointfells.com

United States Naval Academy Band – Resilient and Ready  The United States Naval Academy Band will present a concert celebrating the 246th Birthday of the U.S. Navy. Free. 7:30-9 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. Marylandhall.org

Sat October 16

American Indian Festival  Celebrate and experience Native American Indian Culture and Heritage. Experience performances of traditional and contemporary music, dancing, singing, and storytelling. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro. pgparks.com

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council Fundraiser Book Fair  The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council (AACLC) will host a fundraiser book fair outside Discoveries: the Library at the Mall at the Crate & Barrel Court in Annapolis Mall. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Westfield Annapolis Mall, Annapolis. Icanread.org

Arts & Crafts Vendor Fair  There will be a fundraiser and silent auction supporting Senior Dog Sanctuary. Meet some of our senior dogs, our wonderful volunteers, and help support our mission to save more senior dog’s lives. Free. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Moose Lodge, Annapolis. annapolismoose.org

Birding at Swan Harbor Farm  Birdwatching in prime habitat for waterfowl, song birds, and marsh and field birds with a veteran field guide. Free. 8-11 a.m. Swan Harbor Farm, Havre de Grace. http://www.swanharborfarm.org/

Captain Avery Museum’s Oyster Festival  Join the Captain Avery Museum for their Annual Oyster Festival. Saturday, October 16 and the Raindate will be Sunday, October 17. This year,  featured performers are The Oyster Boys! 12:30-5 p.m. Captain Avery Museum, Shady Side. fourriversheritage.org

International Observe the Moon Night Star Party  To celebrate International Observe the Moon Night, Howard Astronomical League (HAL) will host a Public Star Party on Saturday, October 16th at the HAL Observatory at Alpha Ridge Park in Free. 6:30-11 p.m. Alpha Ridge Park, Marriottsville. howardastro.org

Mayo Farmers Market  Join us for an afternoon of fun for the whole family! In addition to the farm animals, we’ll have plenty of kids activities, food, beer from our friends at Pherm Brewing Co. and lots more! Free. 4-7 p.m. Wild Kid Acres, Edgewater. https://www.wildkidacres.org/

Open Cockpit Day  An up close experience with airplanes for all ages. $5.00 – $7.00. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Glenn L. Martin Maryland Aviation Museum at Martin State Airport, Middle River. mdairmuseum.org

Piney Run Park Fall Festival  Celebrate Fall at Piney Run Park! Artesian & craft vendors, live music & entertainment, costume parade, scarecrow making, food vendors & bake table, pumpkin painting, wagon rides, and more! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Piney Run Park, Sykesville. ccrecpark.org

Science of Fire Safety  The Fire Museum of Maryland is proud to participate in the 2021 STEM Festival. $7.00 – $15.00. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Fire Museum of Maryland, Timonium. marylandstemfestival.org

Sun October 17

Burgers and Bands for Suicide Prevention  Music Festival in Annapolis raising awareness and funds for suicide prevention. Our goal is to show people in our community that they are not alone in their struggles with mental illness. $10.00 – $20.00. 12-8 p.m. The Byzantium, Annapolis. burgersandbands.org

Halloween Spooktacular  A family-friendly concert featuring music with spooky sounds, haunted harmonies and a costume contest for all ages! $0.00 – $25.00. 3 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. lso-music.org

Key School 5K10K & Family Fun Run  Flat and fast, the Key School 5K and 10K courses are USATF certified and ideal for those looking to achieve a new personal record or running their very first race. $15.00 – $55.00. 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Key School, Annapolis. keyschool.org

Outdoor Family Clay Date: Turkey Bowls  Join us outside in the park and make a family clay masterpiece ! Work together to create a festive turkey bowl and feather plate for your upcoming Thanksgiving meal. 1-3 p.m. Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons. choosecalvert.com

Visit a pumpkin patch or corn maze.

Halloween Fun Events for All Ages 

More events can be found here.

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