Free Family Fun In March

Unless you  have stumbled across that mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, free family fun is always worth checking out. Here are our top picks for the month of March!

Saturday, March 2

Camp FairChesapeake Family LIFE Camp Fair
Visit with 50 camp representatives to find the perfect summer camp for your kids. Lots of fun activities and discounts available from some camps when you register that day. Free. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Annapolis Area Christian School, Annapolis. ChesapeakeFamily.com/campfair

Family Fun Days Free Concert: Mr. Skip
Part of the Washington Post Cafe Concert Series Free Performance starts at 10:00 AM Join us in the Great Hall for all of your favorite sing-along songs for kids and their grown-up friends. Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington D.C. atlasarts.org/events/mr-skip/

Community Kids Event at Glen Burnie Fitness and Nutrition
An American Ninja Warrior inspired obstacle course event is the perfect physical challenge for your 5-12 yr old from noon until 2 p.m. No mechanical mice like you would find at boring neighborhood restaurants… just real obstacles with running, jumping, climbing, swinging and more! Glen Burnie Fitness and Nutrition, Glen Burnie. glenburniefitnessandnutrition.com/community-kids-event/

Dinosaur Park Open House
Meet paleontologists, learn about Maryland prehistory, and search a real fossil quarry for 110 million-year-old fossils. Noon to 4 p.m. Dinosaur Park, Laurel. pgparks.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=6432&month=2&year=2019&day=2&calType=0

Sunday, March 3

Free Family Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. March 3 assemble Story books inspired by works in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s  Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. artbma.org/events/family.html

Thursday, March 7

Free First Thursdays
Visitors can enjoy free admission to the entire museum. Free. 10 a.m. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. mdhs.org

Saturday, March 9

Green Beer Races
Family and pet-friendly event featuring kool aid races, food, music, keg toss, and more. Free. Noon–5 p.m. Eastport Democratic Club, Annapolis. greenbeerraces.com

Tails and Trails
Come explore the trails of the Glendening Nature Preserve during a guided hike with your favorite four legged friend. This is a great opportunity for you and your dog to socialize and enjoy some time outdoors. This program is for individuals and families with dogs only. Leashes and waste bags are required. Maximum of one dog per adult. Registration required: 410-741-9330. Paris Glendening Nature Preserve, Lothian. programs@jugbay.org.

Sunday, March 10

Annapolis St. Patrick's Day Parade
Wear your green, get some beads, and have a ton of fun at Annapolis’s big parade, which features lots of lively Irish bands, Irish dancers, bagpipers and a whole lot more. Annapolis. Free. 1 p.m. Amos Garrett Boulevard to City Dock. Annapolis. naptownevents.com/irish-week

Baltimore St. Patrick's Day Parade
Celebration of Irish culture, music, song and dance. Free. 2 p.m. Washington Monument, Baltimore. Irishparade.net

Stravinsky & Liszt for All Ages
This annual free family concert features selections from Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and Beethoven’s Consecration of the House Overture. Following a program sure to delight, the audience is invited onstage to meet musicians and try instruments. 3–4:30 p.m. Free. Baltimore. studentaffairs.jhu.edu/hso

Free Family Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. March 10 print Creatures inspired by works in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. artbma.org/events/family.html

Pie for Pi Day
Tell us what you know about the mathematical constant "pi" and receive a free slice of pie. While supplies last. Free. Noon–5 p.m. Eastport-Annapolis Neck branch, Annapolis. aacpl.net

Family Second Sunday Drop In: Passport to Maryland
Use a passport to explore historic stops in Maryland and create a Maryland sun catcher. Museum admission is free on Second Sundays and no advanced registration required. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore. mdhs.org/events

rsz st patrick day paradeSaturday, March 16

Ocean City St. Patrick's Day Parade
Marching units, floats and local festivities. Festival at 11, Parade at noon. 60th–44th St., Coastal Highway, Ocean City. ococean.com

St. Patrick's Day Scavenger Hunt
Find the leprechauns hidden in the library and receive a prize. Free. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Eastport-Annapolis Neck. aacpl.net 

Sunday, March 17

Free Family Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. March 17 sculpt Monsters inspired by works in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s.  Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. artbma.org/events/family.html

Saturday, March 23

Chesapeake Family LIFE Camp Fair, Brooklyn Park
Meet with camp representatives to find the perfect summer camp for your kids. Lots of fun activities and discounts available from some camps when you register that day. Free. 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Chesapeake Arts Center, Brooklyn Park. ChesapeakeFamily.com/campfair

Sunday, March 24

Free Family Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. March 24 sew Beastly Bonnets inspired by works in the exhibition Monsters & Myths: Surrealism and War in the 1930s and 1940s. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. artbma.org/events/family.html

Saturday, March 30

Maryland Day: Experience It!
30–31. Celebrate all things Maryland by visiting the William Paca House and Garden and find the house full of excitement and conversation as the Pacas and their friends, and at Hogshead, you’ll find local craftspeople sharing their skills at carpentry, baking, spinning, printing, and more. You can even help sew a replica of the John Shaw Flag, Maryland's first flag for the new United States!​ Free. Noon–4 p.m. William Paca House and Gardens, Annapolis. annapolis.org

rsz blossom kite festivalBig Baltimore Kite Festival
The sky will be filled with with vibrant colors as families get together near the Patterson Park Pagoda to make your own kite, listen to breezy music, participate in the “Will It Fly” competition, and enjoy a day outside! Bring a picnic blanket, a kite, and your friends! Free. Noon–4 p.m. Patterson Park, Baltimore. creativealliance.org

Cherry Blossom Kite Festival
The Blossom Kite Festival showcases the creativity of kite makers and skill of fliers from around the world through competitions and demonstrations, Rokkaku Battles and the Hot Tricks Showdown. Bring your own kites or children can make a kite at an activity station, or purchase onsite. Free. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Washington Monument grounds.Washington, D.C. nationalcherryblossomfestival.org

Sunday, March 31

Free Family Sunday at the Baltimore Museum of Art
Join us every Sunday from 2-5 p.m. for free art-making workshops. Drop-in for hands-on fun the entire family can enjoy. No registration required. All materials are provided. March 31 create Sea Spirits inspired by the new acquisition Water Woman by Wangechi Mutu. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. artbma.org/events/family.html

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