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Free family fun in June

Kick off your summer with some family fun that’s totally free in the Maryland area. From festivals to summer reading events and concerts to crafts, you are sure to find something for everyone in your family to enjoy during the month of June. Check out the list below of events from Baltimore to Annapolis and there will be no reason for the kids to be bored once summer vacation begins.

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Annapolis Greek Festival
June 1-4. Greek dance performers, cuisine, music and more. Thurs., 4-10pm; Fri.-Sat., 11am-11pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Free. Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church, Annapolis. 410-573-2072, annapolisgreekfestival.org

College 101: College Applications Made Easy
In-depth workshop on the college admissions process from transcript evaluation to application completion. For juniors and seniors. Free. 7-8pm. Laurel Library. 301-776-6790, pgcmls.info

2 Friday

First Free Friday
Museum is open and free to the public. Live music and dancing. Free. 5-8pm. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. 410-326-2042, calvertmarinemuseum.com

Frederick Festival of the Arts
June 2-4. Juried fine arts festival featuring over 110 artists from across the country, live entertainment, artist demonstrations, children’s activities, food and more. Free. Fri., 7-9pm; Sat., 10am-6pm; Sun., 11am-5pm. Carroll Creek Linear Park, Frederick. Frederickartscouncil.org

Friday Night Summer Concert Series
Fridays, June 2-Aug. 25. Local talent performs. Beer and wine garden, visits from participating restaurants. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Free. 7-8:30pm. Annapolis Towne Center. visitatc.com

3 Saturday

Strawberry Festival
Celebration of all things strawberry with crafts, demonstrations, strawberry wine, shortcake and children’s and adults’ entertainment. Sponsored by the Anne Arundel County Historical Society. Free. 10am-4pm. Benson-Hammond House, Linthicum. aachs.org

Cape St. Claire Strawberry Festival
Parade, music, food, games, contests, children’s activities, live demonstrations, beer garden and strawberries in every form. Free admission. 10am-7pm. Cape St. Claire Firehouse, Cape St. Claire. Cscstrawberryfestival.com

Community Family Day
Music, crafts, kid’s games and more. Free. Noon-4pm. Downs Park, Pasadena. facebook.com/FriendsOfDownsParkInc

4 Sunday

Children’s Day on the Farm
A celebration of Southern Maryland’s rich agricultural heritage. Food, arts, crafts, children’s activities, demonstrations and more. Free. 10am-5pm. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501, jefpat.org

Free Family Sunday
Create a craft with family. Materials provided. Free. 2-5pm. Baltimore Museum of Art. 443-573-1700, artbma.org

Watch “Moana” on the Plaza screen. Rated PG. Bring chairs. Free. 6pm. National Harbor. Nationalharbor.com

Paint Annapolis
June 4-11. Outdoor painting competition in which painters from across the country create works depicting Annapolis’s architecture and atmosphere. Free. See website for event schedule. Venues throughout Annapolis. mdfedart.com/paintannapolis2017

5 Monday

Family Zumba
Fun and easy to follow dance moves to upbeat music for the whole family. Ages 5 and older. Free. 6:30-7:30pm. Sasscer Field, Upper Marlboro. 301-446-6800, pgparks.com/page70685.aspx

6 Tuesday

Sea Squirts
Discover music through songs, stories and special activities. 1-3 years. Free. 10am. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. Calvertmarinemuseum.com

7 Wednesday

Lunchtime Lawn Concert
Listen to some of the area’s top blues and big band musicians. Bring a bagged lunch or picnic basket. Free. Noon. Darnall’s Chance House Museum, Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010, history. Pgparks.com

8 Thursday

Art on the Avenue Block Party
Block party held in conjunction with Paint Annapolis. Food, artists, drinks, vendors and more. 4-8pm. Free. State Circle, Annapolis. facebook.com/events/514007378989212

9 Friday

Music Together Demo Class
Program teaches music and movement to preschoolers and their caregivers. Registration required. Free. 11-11:35am. Severna Park Community Center. musictogetherchesapeake.com

Summer Social
Live music by Loose Ties, food, children’s activities and more on the waterfront. Second Friday of every month through August. Free. 5-8pm. West Shore Park, Baltimore. 410-243-3790, waterfrontpartnership.org

10 Saturday

Kids’ Fishing Day
Learn how to cast a rod, identify types of fish and enjoy the experience of fishing. Fishing equipment will be provided. Registration required. Free. 8:30 or 10am. Patuxent National Wildlife Visitor Center, Laurel. fws.gov/refuge/Patuxent

End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival
Boat race, local vendors and more to raise money and awareness for hunger in the community. Free to attend. 9am-4pm. Boardwalk, North Beach. endhungercalvert.org/dragonboat

Insect Safari
Learn about all kinds of insects and go on an insect hike. Free. 10am. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307, overleafrc.com/programs/holtpark

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
A celebration of traditional arts, music, crafts, and foods. Free. Noon-7pm. Creative Alliance, Baltimore. msac.org/folklife-festival

Feast of St Anthony Italian Festival
June 10-11. Italian food, wine, beer, vendors, art display, bingo, bocce tournament, children’s activities and more. Free. Sat., noon-8pm; Sun., 11am-7pm. Exeter and Stiles streets, Little Italy, Baltimore. promotioncenterforlittleitaly.org/calendario.html

13 Tuesday

Time Traveling Story Time
Story time that will transport children back in time and activities based around the story’s setting. Free. 10-11am. Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, St. Leonard. 410-586-8501, jefpat.org

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