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Things to do with the kids this weekend July 11-14

Summer festival and fairs are in full swing, from the Talbot County Fair, to the Caribbean Festival in Baltimore, Sharkfest at the Calvert Marine Museum, and the Potomac Jazz and Seafood Festival in St. Mary’s!  Here are our top picks for weekend fun July 11-14.

GettyImages 656534830Thursday, July 11

Talbot County Fair
July 11–13. Fun, food, entertainment and animal exhibits. $5. Talbot Agriculture and Education Center, Easton. talbotcountyfair.org

Flicks from the Hill: The Sound of Music
Watch films on Federal Hill in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater. The museum is also open and free between 5 and 9 p.m. on movie nights. If it rains, movies are moved inside the museum’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center. Free. 5–9 p.m. American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore. avam.org

Fireflies Night Hike
8 p.m. Meet at Park Headquarters. Families can learn about our local fireflies, play a fun game to learn how fireflies communicate, and then go on a night hike to observe our flashy friends in action. Bring insect repellent and wear shoes for possibly muddy trails. Shine only. Space is limited. Registration required to jessy.oberright@maryland.gov. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Documents/SPSP_Programs.pdf

Friday, July 12

Disney’s Newsies
Music by Alan Menken Lyrics by Jack Feldman Book by Harvey Firestein Based on the Disney Film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White. Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions. $8-$10. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Slayton House Theatre Camp of the Arts. Columbia. brownpapertickets.com/event/4265134?ref=349591

Friday Night Farmers’ Market & Classic Car Cruise-In Fridays
This weekly market offers seasonal delights from local farms including, fresh, flavorful fruits and vegetables, fresh herbs, cheese, meat, seafood, fresh-baked goods, cut flowers, and bedding 6–9 p.m. North Beach. md-calvertcountyedc.civicplus.com

National Harbor Summer FridaysSummer Fridays
Fridays in the Summer. Play cornhole, Connect Four, giant Jenga, and hula hoops. Giveaways, and listen to the DJ spin your favorite summer jams starting at
7 p.m. Free. National Harbor. nationalharbor.com

Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical
Through July 21. Born to parents who prize their own ignorance and disdain books, learning, and any information they can’t get from television, Matilda somehow manages to emerge a genius—maybe even a magical one. $50–$80 8 p.m. Olney Theatre Center, Olney. olneytheatre.org

Bring It Live!
A fierce, original, high-octane performance featuring new numbers and songs. $32–$50. 8 p.m. The Modell Lyric, Baltimore. modell-lyric.com

Potomac Jazz & Seafood Festival
July 12–14. Celebrating 20 years with live jazz, seafood and beautiful views of St. Clement’s Island. $65–$80. Friday, 6 p.m.–9 p.m., Saturday, Noon–9 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. St. Clement’s Island Museum, Colton’s Point. stmarysmd.com

Saturday, July 13

Sharks are one of the world’s most fascinating creatures and SHARKFEST is a chance to learn more about them. Live sharks will be featured in the Corbin Pavilion, along with sturgeon from NRG Energy – The Chalk Point Generating Station. The museum will be full of hands-on opportunities to explore the diversity of sharks and their remarkable history on planet Earth. Crafts, face painting,food and fun! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Museum admission required, members free. Calvert Marine Museum, Solomons. calvertmarinemuseum.org.

The Nextival
Maryland’s largest food truck and music festival. Kids stage, helicopters, face painting, dining tents, moon bounces, craft beer and live music. Camping sites available. $10–$60. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds. nextival.com

Family Fun Day at Marietta
Bring a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy food, craft vendors, woodcarving demonstrations, book authors and hear readings, play 19th-century games, and enjoy face painting, live music, and tours. Free. 1–6 p.m. Marietta House Museum, Glenn Dale. history.pgparks.com

Soldiers & Subjects
Join in a water-gun reenactment of 18th-century militia battles! Kids will learn how to march, how muskets worked, and have a big water gun battle as though they were militia recruits in the colonial days. $12–$15. 1–3 p.m. Historic London Town and Gardens, Edgewater. historiclondontown.org

Taste of Cambridge Crab Cook-Off
Taste crab dishes by local chefs, as well as other seafood. Plus enjoy live music, children’s activities, a craft fair and a crab-picking competition. Crab cook-off, $30; other activities free. 5–10 p.m. Downtown Cambridge. cambridgemainstreet.com

ThinkstockPhotos 178130291Paddle Palooza
This 3-mile, safety supported paddle will give you a new perspective of CBEC as you paddle through waters of Cabin Creek, Kent Narrows and Marshy Creek. Entertainment, food, and brews will await the participants at a lively after party! $75–$85. 8 a.m.–2 p.m.; party 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville. bayrestoration.org

African Cultural Experience Festival
This festival celebrates diversity by showing the unique arts, music, fashion, food, games, dance, folktales from various countries. Plus enjoy vendors, food, drinks and dancing. Free. 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Carroll Baldwin Hall, Savage. eventbrite.com

Baltimore Caribbean Carnival
July 13–14. It’s Carnival in Baltimore! Celebrate with a 1.5-mile Caribbean style parade, food, crafts and more. Parade is free; festival is $10. Noon. Lake Clifton Park, Baltimore. baltimorecarnival.com

Quiet Waters Park Concert Series
Saturdays, July 13–Aug. 24. 6 p.m.–8 p.m. Free. Bring a blanket or lawn chairs. No smoking or alcohol permitted and pets must be leashed. Plan to arrive early for parking. Quiet Waters Park, Annapolis. aacounty.org

Sunday, July 14

Second Sunday Hike
Join this naturalist-led tour to find out what’s a-buzz and a-twitter in the park. Search for signs of the season during a leisurely walk in Gwynns Falls Park. Free. 10:30 a.m.–noon. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. carriemurraynaturecenter.org

100DaysSummer square 2019 1Yoga at the Zoo
Animals have been a core element of yoga poses for centuries. Now’s your chance to connect even closer to nature during Yoga at the Zoo. Take part in a 60-minute Vinyasa style yoga class designed for both beginner and intermediate yoga lovers. This special class is created with individualized options to help best support your unique skill level. Yoga at the Zoo happens at Penguin Coast with views of flowing water and swimming penguins. Your instructor will guide you through gentle poses designed to calm your mind and strengthen your body. 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. $14.99-$24.00. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. marylandzoo.org/event_series/yoga-at-the-zoo/

Bay Buddies Beach Seining
Learn how to use a seine net and discover what interesting things we can find in the water off of Sandy Point. Wear clothes and shoes that can get wet. Shine only. Meet at South Beach Plaza. 1 p.m. Sandy Point State Park, Annapolis. dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Documents/SPSP_Programs.pdf

For more family fun options for this weekend, be sure to check out our full Calendar of Events!

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