Fun things to do with a preschooler in June


Looking for fun activities to enjoy with your preschooler in June? We have a whole list of things to do and events in the Baltimore-Annapolis area. From farm fun to carnivals, check out our list and plan on some summertime fun with your preschool-age kids!

Tractor Tot W1 Thursday

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,

Universoul Circus
Through June 18. Family fun at the circus. $15-30; children under 11 months free. See website for full schedule. Security Square Mall, Baltimore.

Smile Project Carnival
June 1-4. Rides, music, food, marketplace, games, live music and more. $15. Check website for specials, coupons and schedule. RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C.

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,

First Fridays
Discounted admission every first Friday. $10. 5-8pm. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore. 410-685-2370,

Family Nature Sphere Night
Full dome movie preceded by a fun, family-friendly planetarium presentation. $6. 6:30-7:30pm. Robinson Nature Center, Columbia.

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.

Healthy First Saturday
Get Kinder Fit with the Kindersinger, meet service dogs, art projects, yoga and more. $14.95. 10am-5pm. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore. 410-727-8120,

Truck and Tractor Weekend
June 3-4. Fire and rescue equipment, farm equipment, vintage Army jeep, a super charged pick-up and more. Gem mining and geode cracking. Free; some activities may require a fee. 10am. Clarks Elioak Farm, Ellicott City. 410-730-4049,

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.

Spring Has Sprung
Hike to find things in nature you can use to make a salad. $5. Noon-2pm. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. 410-396-0808,

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

Weekend Walkin
Explore new creative territory and make a project inspired by a beloved visionary artist. Supplies provided. All ages welcome. $5. 1-4pm. American Visionary Museum, Baltimore. 410-224-1900,

4 Sunday

Childrens 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,

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

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

5 Monday

Creepy Crawlers Preschool Program
This month’s theme: critters of the bay. For ages 2-5. Story time, hiking, crafts, live animals and more. Registration required. $3 members; $5 nonmembers. 10-11:15am. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. 410-827-6694,

6 Tuesday

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

Mr Paca’s Backyard Preschool Program
June 6-7. Read Chesapeake Bay and learn what you might see in the nearby waters. Crafts, songs and play games. $8. 10-11:15am. William Paca House and Garden, Annapolis. 410-990-4543,

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.

8 Thursday

Homeschool Day
Learn about the danger of the Atlantic, the thrill of maritime life, and the connection that Maryland had with the rest of the world in colonial days. For homeschoolers. $6 members; $8 nonmembers. 10am-noon. Historic London Town Gardens, Edgewater. 410-222-1919,

Peter Pan Club
Story time and hands-on craft activities. Ages 0-5. Free with museum admission. $4 adults; $2 children; free ages 1 and younger. 10:30am. College Park Aviation Museum. 301-864-6029,

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.

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,

Owl Prowl
Guided hike focused on finding owls. Fire, marshmallow roasting, hot chocolate and discussion to follow. $10. 7-9pm. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. 410-396-0808,

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.

End Hunger Dragon Boat Festival
Boat race, local vendors and more to raise money and awareness for hunger in the community. $2,000 per boat to participate, free to attend. 9am-4pm. Boardwalk, North Beach.

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

Music Box: Celebrate Summertime
Listen, bounce and move around to music all about summertime. $10. 10 and 11:30am. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, Baltimore. 410-783-8000,

Colonial Market Fair
June 10-11. 18th century fair featuring costumed crafters, musicians, farmstead trail hikes, crafts and games. $5 per car. 10am. Banneker Museum, Catonsville. 410-887-1081,

Little’s Day
Designed for children ages 5 and younger. Yoga, sing alongs, interactive play and more. $14.95. 10am-5pm. Port Discovery Children’s Museum, Baltimore. 410-727-8120,

June 10-11. Live music, food, children’s activities and more. Sat., 11am-10pm; Sun., noon-6pm. Hampden, Baltimore.

Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
A celebration of traditional arts, music, crafts, and foods. Noon-7pm. Creative Alliance, Baltimore.

Beltway BBQ Showdown
BBQ contest, live music, Classic Car Show, food and craft vendors, children’s area and more. $5; $3 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and younger. Noon-7pm. The Showplace Arena, Upper Marlboro.

Feast of St Anthony Italian Festival
June 10-11. Italian food, vino, 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.

Ballet performance of “Aladdin” by Charm City Ballet. $20-26. 1:30 and 7:30pm. Gordon Center for Performing Arts, Owings Mills.

Underground Railroad for Kids
Learn about the Underground Railroad. Read “Follow the Drinking Gourd,” develop a secret code and make a constellation scope to take home. Reservations required. $10. 2-4pm.Mount Clare Museum House, Baltimore. 410-837-3262,

11 Sunday

Starry Night
Create a painting inspired by Van Gogh’s classic. All ages. $2. 1-3pm. Holt Park, Baltimore. 410-887-5307,

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,

15 Thursday

Creek Critters
Thursdays weekly. Learn about the local environment with indoor and outdoor activities. See what critters live in our woodlands and creek. Share stories, songs, games and crafts. Ages 3-10. Free with $4 museum admission. 10am. Chesapeake Children’s Museum, Annapolis.

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