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Things to do with the kids this weekend July 4–7

The Fourth of July weekend is ready to shine with plenty of family friendly events. Here are our top twenty-five!

Read on for awesome events, including Thomas Point Lighthouse tours, the National Symphony Orchestra presents Harry Potter, Big Band Night at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Circus! puppet show, and lots of concerts and festivals!

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Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Show
July 11–14. Live music, antique steam and gas engines, model trains and flea market. $6, children 12 and under free. Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association Grounds, Easton. tuckahoesteam.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

Circus!
the “Greatest Show on Strings” features a collection of clowns, death-defying acrobats, and an amazing menagerie of fauna from the farthest reaches of the globe. Thurs.–Fri. 11 a.m.; Sat.–Sun. 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. $12. The Puppet Co, Glen Echo. thepuppetco.org

Friday, July 5

Fab Friday
Strap on a high-tech suit and phaser, step into the multi-level arena with its specialty fog, lighting and sounds, and get into a great game of laser-tag. $6. 6 p.m. Shadowland, Columbia. shadowlandadventures.com

Love’s Labour Lost
In this rollicking comedy, the King of Navarre and three courtiers agree to avoid the distractions of women for three years. It doesn’t go well. Bring a picnic and enjoy the laughs at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company In-The-Ruins at the PFI Historic Park. Every Sunday is Family Fun Day with preshow activities for kids starting 90 minutes before the performance. $19–$46. 8 p.m. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, Ellicott City. chesapeakeshakespeare.com

Goblet 1600National Symphony Orchestra: Harry Potter
July 5–6. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” while the movie plays in high-definition on a giant HD screen and the score is played live by the National Symphony Orchestra. $35 and up. 8:30 p.m. Wolf Trap, Vienna, Va. wolftrap.org

The Fantasticks
July 5–14. This beautifully poetic piece, full of humor, revolves around two neighboring fathers who trick their children, Luisa and Matt, into falling in love by pretending to feud. $24–$39. Children’s Theatre of Annapolis. infinitytheatre.com

Friday Night Summer Concert Series
Fridays through Aug. 23. Live music, beer and wine garden, discounts from participating restaurants and retailers, and giveaways. Free. 7 p.m. Annapolis Towne Centre. visitatc.com

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

Summer 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

Saturday, July 6

Big Band Night
The Shades of Blue Orchestra will perform while
families picnic and enjoy food, drinks and ice cream. Fireworks are scheduled to launch at dusk. $10; $2 after 8:45 p.m. 7–10 p.m. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels. cbmm.org

Leonardtown Summer Music Festival
Order a picnic from participating restaurants in town, bring a blanket or a chair and enjoy this free, family-friendly concert. Parents can also drop their children off to be entertained with kid-friendly art projects while they enjoy a date-night at the concert on the Square. Free. 6–9 p.m. Leonardtown Square, Leonardtown. leonardtownmusicfest.com

Blueberry Party Harvest Weekend
July 6–7. Grab breakfast early, then head to the Harvest party to enjoy ice cream demonstrations, a pie eating contest, pedal tractor pull competition, games, spider web crawl and sack races. $2. 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Milburn Orchards, Elkton. milburnorchards.com

London TownRevolutionary London Town
July 6–7. Join reenactment groups and explore the birth of America–colonial style, with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, black powder musket and cannon firings, and colonial fashion shows. Rent costumes, play colonial games, and “sign up” to join the Continental Army or Marines. $3–$12. 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater. historiclondontown.org

Weekend Walk-In
Create a custom royal headpiece using shiny tape, faux flowers and other supplies. All ages welcome. $5. 1–4 p.m. American Visionary Museum, Baltimore. avam.org

Feeding Time with Live Animals
Saturdays through August 31. Help prepare and feed salads to live turtles and lizards. Watch our animal friends gobble up their tasty meals of blueberries, strawberries, and other nutritious foods. Free. 12:30–1:30 p.m. Carrie Murray Nature Center, Baltimore. carriemurraynaturecenter.org

Freedom Festival
Celebrate the Fourth with activities for kids, fireworks, live music, carnival rides and crafts. Free. 5–9 p.m. Somers Cove Marina, Crisfield. crisfieldevents.com

Salute to Independence Concert
Live music performed by the Maryland Symphony Orchestra with a fireworks finale. Bring a blanket and flashlight. Free. 7:30 p.m. Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg. marylandsymphony.org

Family Fun Day at Hart-Miller Island
Join naturalists for a day of fun in the sun on Hart-Miller Island with guided hiking and biking tours of the island; fish-seining; milkweed patch exploration and insect identification; and crafts for the kids. Free. This event accessible by personal boat only. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Hart-Miller Island State Park, Kingsville. maryland.gov

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

thomas pointThomas Point Lighthouse Tours
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, July 7

First Sunday Arts Festival
Arts and crafts vendors, food, live music and family fun. Free. 11 a.m.–5 p.m. Calvert and West streets, Annapolis. firstsundayarts.com

Sunday Outdoor Movie in the Garden
July 7, “Arsenic and Old Lace;” July 14, “Rear Window.” The beer garden will be transformed into an outdoor movie theatre. Free. Movie begins at dusk; approximately 8 p.m. Reynolds Tavern. reynoldstavern.org

Summer Fun Day
Enjoy a family fun day of lawnmower racing, an antique car and tractor show, an ice cream eating contest, face painting, kids crafts and games, live music, food vendors, and museum displays. $10 adults, $5 students, free for 12 and under. 11 a.m.–4 p.m. Steppingstone Farm Museum, Havre de Grace. steppingstonemuseum.org

For more family fun be sure to check out full Calendar of Events and 100 Days of Summer!

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