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Things to do with the kids this weekend August 1-4

August starts out with 30 ways to enjoy family fun this weekend!

From BronyCon and the Chesapeake Balloon and Wine Festival, to the Howard County Fair, the Big Latch On, several peach festivals, movie nights, and music! Here are our top picks for August 1-4.

Thursday, August 1

Hands-On History Playground
Aug. 1–3. Young visitors can camp out on the frontier, design a hat at the milliners, harvest crops at the farm at this fun, kid-sized colonial village. $3. 10 a.m.–3 p.m. Montpelier Mansion, Laurel. pgparks.com

Toddler Time at the B&O Railroad
Children to listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy playtime at Choo Choo Blue Kids Zone, and enjoy a ride on our one-of-a-kind Train Carousel—all included with paid admission. Free for B&O Members. 10:30 a.m. B&O Railroad Museum, Baltimore. borail.org 

WTMD First Thursday Concerts
First Thursday of the month through Sept. 5. Enjoy live music on the waterfront. No outside alcohol or glass containers. Free. 5:30 p.m. Canton Waterfront Park, Baltimore. wtmd.org 

August 1–4. World’s largest convention for fans of the animated TV series “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.” Featuring show guests, panel lineup, BronyPalooza, vendor hall, screenings, contests and more. $40–$70; ages 5 and under free. 9 a.m. Baltimore Convention Center. Bronycon.org

Juggling Funny Stories
Award-winning family entertainer Chris Fascione brings literature to life with boundless energy and humor, receiving rave reviews from children, parents, and librarians alike. Free. 10 a.m. Annapolis Library, Annapolis. aacpl.net

Bear Square Kids Club at Riverdale Park Station
August 1, 8. Have fun with interactive arts and crafts, including DIY Terrarium and Marble Painting classes, to live singing and a magic show. Free. 4–6 p.m. Riverdale Park Station, Riverdale Park. facebook.com

Friday, August 2

Summer Fridays
Play cornhole, Connect Four, giant Jenga, hula hoops, hopscotch and other fun outdoor games, then catch musical performances at 6 p.m. DJ starting at 7 p.m. National Harbor. nationalharbor.com

Great Chesapeake Balloon and Wine FestivalChesapeake Balloon and Wine Festival
Aug. 2–4. Over 15 hot air balloons, balloon rides, vendors, food trucks, kids zone and more. $5–$30. Noon–9 p.m. Triple Creek Winery, Cordova. chesapeakebayballoonandwinefestival.com

Fluid Movement: The Water Ballet at Patterson Park Pool
Since 1999, an ever-expanding troupe of passionate community performers have been dazzling the deep end of Baltimore City’s public pools with what has become a signature summertime tradition: $10–$20. 9–10 p.m. Patterson Park Pool, Baltimore. brownpapertickets.com

Annual Annapolis Rotary Crab Feast
This gigantic crab feast features all-you-can-eat and drink crabs, Maryland vegetable crab soup, corn on the cob, beef barbeque sandwiches, watermelon, draft beer, and assorted sodas and water. 5–8 p.m. $70; $25 child (Ages 3–12). Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis. annapolisrotary.org

Saturday, August 3

The Big Latch On
The Big Latch On 2019 is an annual event where women around the world gather to breastfeed and provide peer support to each other. Breastfeeding moms and babies head to Anne Arundel Community College to be a part of the worldwide movement, and enjoy on-site vendors as well. Anne Arundel Community College dining hall, Arnold. 9:30 a.m. (official latch at 10:30). facebook.com/events/833387483712729

Dog Days of Summer Market
Annmarie has gone to the dogs! Vendors will be showcasing a wide assortment of items, along with a few surprises for our four-legged friends! Well-behaved pets on a short leash are welcome. Free. Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Art Center, Solomons. annmariegarden.org

Navy Football Fan Fest
Get in the game to kick off Navy Football season. Get the 2019 Navy Football poster, collect autographs from the team, and enjoy giveaways and prizes, face painting and balloon animals and a free T-shirt for the first 250 kids in line for autographs. Free. 10 a.m.–noon. Navy-Marine Corps Stadium, Annapolis. navysports.com 

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Oven fried or barbeque chicken dinners complete with the church’s famous pickled beets, silent auction, and bake sale. Children under 10 $8; adults eat in or carryout $18; just dessert $3. Proceeds benefit community outreach and other mission projects. Noon–5 p.m. Eastport United Methodist Church, Annapolis. eastportumc.org

Beach Party on the Square
Music, games, sand volleyball, fire truck hose-down, Annual Running of the Balls and return of historic buyboats to the wharf. Free. 4–9 p.m. Town Square, Leonardtown. leonardtown.somd.com

Escape the Sun Indoor Fun
Take some time in the cool library to spend time playing games, putting together puzzles and coloring with your family. 1 p.m. Free. Discoveries: The Library at the Mall. Annapolis. aacpl.net

Sudlersville Peach Festival
Local craft vendors, live music, peaches, food, and family activities. Free. Noon–4 p.m. Godfreys Farm, Sudlersville. godfreysfarm.com

Bowie Baysox: Touch A Truck Day
Watch the Baysox take on the Portland Sea Dogs, enjoy Touch a Truck from 4:30–6:30 p.m., and fireworks to follow the game. Tickets start at $8. Game starts at 6:35 p.m. Prince George’s Stadium, Bowie. milb.com 

London Town & the Sea
Sign up to join the crew of a London Town ship for the afternoon! You will follow your captain, learn about life as a sailor, and how to defend against a pirate attack. $12–$15. 1–3 p.m. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. historiclondontown.org 

Peach Party Weekend
Aug. 3–4. Breakfast served from 9–11 a.m. Harvest party to follow starting at 11 a.m. Ice cream demonstrations, pie eating contest, pedal tractor pull competition, games, spider web crawl and more. $2. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Milburn Orchards, Elkton. milburnorchards.com

GettyImages 924878990Howard County Fair
Aug. 3–10. Rides, interactive exhibits, educational demonstrations, children’s entertainment, live music and farm animals. $3–$7. Children under 10 free. 8 a.m.–11 p.m. Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship. howardcountyfair.org

Dinosaur Park Open House
Aug. 3, 17. Check out the Dinosaur Park on the first and third Saturday of every month. Noon–4 p.m. Dinosaur Park, Laurel. mncppc.org

Thomas Point Lighthouse Tours
Aug. 3, 17, 31. Take a 30-minute boat rides to and from the lighthouse, with opportunities to photograph the lighthouse from every angle, and a one-hour interior tour. $80. 9 a.m. and noon. Annapolis Maritime Museum. amaritime.org 

Sunday, August 4

Family Movie Nights
Watch “How To Train Your Dragon” on the Plaza screen. Rated PG. Bring chairs. Free. 6 p.m. National Harbor. Nationalharbor.

Free Family Sundays
Sundays. Head to the Baltimore Museum of Art for free art-making workshops, drop-in activities for hands-on fun the whole family can enjoy. All materials are provided. Free. 2–5 p.m. Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore. artbma.org

Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festival
Arts and craft show featuring 100 local and regional artists, live music, dance, street performers, food and more. Free. Noon–5 p.m. Calvert and West Streets, Annapolis. firstsundayarts.com

Historic London Town and Gardens Concert Seri100DaysSummer square 2019 1 
Family-fun night with live music. Drinks and snacks are available for purchase. No alcohol allowed to be brought on site. Pets are welcome. Rain or shine. Free, donations are appreciated. 5–7 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. historiclondontown.co 

Free Movie “ The Artist”
Watch an outdoor movie under the stars. The Beer Garden will become your Neighborhood Outdoor Movie Theatre with Free Classic Movie Screenings. Free.
8 p.m. Pub at Reynolds Tavern, Annapolis. reyoldstavern.

Naval Academy Band’s Superintendent’s Combo
Performance by the Superintendent’s Combo featuring a concert of jazz history, from Dixieland to bebop and from swing to fusion to funk. Free. 4–5:30 p.m. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. marylandhall.org

Chef Egg Live: Farmers Market Family Cook Off
Join Baltimore’s own Chef Egg at the Baltimore Farmers Market and Bazaar the first Sunday of every month for a unique cooking “eggsperience.” The chef will take you on a quick tour of the market to 9:30–11 a.m. Baltimore Farmers’ Market & Bazaar, Baltimore. eventbrite.com

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