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Things to Do With Your Kids in Baltimore in September

Things to Do Baltimore
Photo courtesy of TreeTrekkers Outdoor Aerial Challenge & Zipline Park Photo courtesy of TreeTrekkers Outdoor Aerial Challenge & Zipline Park

New school clothesa backpack full of fresh crayons, folders, and pencils; a crispness to the air... September is almost here, my friends. Just because summer is over doesn't mean the family fun has to end. Check out all the great things Baltimore has to offer your kids in September. 

Celebrate Labor Day Family-Style

Have Family Fun on the Water

Unleash your family's inner PIRATE Labor Day weekend, while enjoying awesome views of the Inner Harbor on an Urban Pirates Family Adventure Cruise! Your kids become part of the crew! They'll dress, talk, sing and play games like a pirate. Save 40% on the cruise now!

Photo by Urban Pirates Family Adventure Cruise
Photo courtesy of Urban Pirates Family Adventure Cruise

Play in the Treetops!

Embark on a family adventure in the trees Labor Day weekend. Rope platforms, zip lines, and Tarzan swings make up a ton of challenges and obstacles fun for the whole family. Take advantage of one of our great deals for treetop adventure courses in the Baltimore area including the BRAND NEW TreeTrekkers in Frederick (Save 32% Off) and Adventure Park at Sandy Spring in Sandy Spring (Save 38% Off).

Photo by Tree Trekkers
Photo courtesy of TreeTrekkers Aerial Challenge and Zipline Park

Work on the Railroad!

B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore Maryland will be hosting a Labor Day weekend event August 31st through September 2nd. For $1 admission enjoy the turntable and track-laying demonstrations, speeder cars for young guests to play on and explore, and a picnic in the backyard. For the first time ever, visitors are encouraged to bring their own food and refreshments!

Olde Towne Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade in Gaithersburg, Maryland

The Olde Towne Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade is one of the biggest events of the year. September 2nd from 1 to 3 p.m., you can watch the fire engines, high school marching bands, clowns, horses, and giant balloons fill the streets of Olde Town Gaithersburg.

Maryland Renaissance Festival in Crownsville, MD

If the handmade crafts from over 140 artisans don't get you to visit the Maryland Renaissance Festival then maybe the 42 food and beverage emporiums mights convince you. Just outside Annapolis, the festival takes place every Saturday and Sunday (plus Labor Day Monday) through October. Over 200 performers take over the 10 stages for constant entertainment and even meander the festival.

Madonnari Arts Festival at Little Italy in Baltimore, Maryland

Italian food, wine, and music. What can be better? On September 6th- 8th head to Little Italy in Baltimore for the Madonnari Arts Festival. This annual event showcases elaborate chalk paintings created by artists directly on the streets! Enjoy theater and dance to celebrate the Renaissance of Baltimore’s historic Little Italy.

Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Pointe State Park in Baltimore, MD

Mark your calendars on September 7th & 8th for the 52nd Annual Maryland Seafood Festival at Sandy Point State Park. The weekend will be full of delicious seafood dishes, interactive cooking demonstrations, exciting competitions, and kids activities. In addition to the delicious food there will be maritime-related exhibits and contests, as well as tons of shopping and vendors!

Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival in Catonsville, MD

With live music, tons of food, and a kids zone, the Catonsville Arts and Crafts Festival is a 'must do.' On September 8th you can find one-of-a-kind paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry, fabric creations, and more at the more than 200 artisans that attend. The festival has outgrown it's location and will be moved this year to CCBC-Catonsville on South Rolling Road.

Motor Muster, Honoring Our Heroes at the Fire Museum of Maryland in Lutherville, MD

On September 14th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., join the Fire Museum of Maryland for the Motor Muster event. It's their annual salute to fire, police, EMS, and military personnel. With antique fire engine demonstrations and rides it's fun for the whole family! Save 57% Off admission!

Photo by Fire Museum of Maryland
Photo courtesy of the Fire Museum of Maryland

The Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, MD

Celebrating its 157th anniversary, The Great Frederick Fair continues to present itself as a monumental event in celebration of agriculture, education, community and good old-fashioned FUN! Come out to see the animals, eat your favorite fair food, ride the rides, jam to awesome live entertainment, and experience the best of Homegrown Frederick September 13th-21st! Save 17% Off admission!

Watch the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, MD

Enjoy one of the last ballgames of the season at on of Bleacher Report's Top 15 Kid Friendly Major League Baseball Parks, On September 8th watch the Baltimore Orioles take on the Texas Rangers or September 20th watch them take on the Seattle Mariners. Need more of an excuse? Take advantage of 53% savings on a ticket!

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy at the UMBC Event Center in Baltimore, MD

Enjoy a wildly fantastical journey that comes to life in a jungle setting filled with flowers, majestical trees and special effects. On September 14th, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy is sure to 'wow' the whole family with high-fiving Butterfly Ballet and Flipping Monkeys to the bounce Hopping Frogs and Stretching Lizards. This world-class explosion of imagination, athleticism and Broadway theatrics will exhilarate and entertain audiences of all ages. Enjoy 62% off admission for a limited time. 

Photo by Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy

Star-Spangled Spectacular Reception in Baltimore, Maryland

The Friends of Fort McHenry Spectacular Reception on September 14th is on the grounds of the park at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine. Enjoy food and drinks plus refreshments from local beer and wine companies. End the night with spectacular fireworks fun for the whole family.

Take a Ride on the Walkersville Railroad in Walkersville, Maryland

ALL ABOARD! Take the family on a scenic trip back in time with an Excursion Train Ride on the Walkersville Southern Railroad! Read our Real Mom Review of the trip HERE. Your excursion, which lasts a little over an hour, will chug beside a 100-year-old lime kiln, past picturesque Maryland farm country with a view of the Catoctin Mountains west of Frederick, and over a bridge high above the beautiful Monocacy River. Special pricing for a limited time!

Photo by Walkersville Southern Railroad
Photo courtesy of Walkersville Southern Railroad


Family Fun Night at Port Discovery Children's Museum in Baltimore, Maryland

On September 20th take your whole family to the Port Discovery Children's Museum for Family Fun Night. Your kids will be able to experience the new SkyClimber- once they climb into the clouds they will be able to slide back down. They can set sail on the newest exhibit- The Port. They can create and read in the Studio Workshop. Take a sneak peak HERE!

Dogfest in Reisterstown, Maryland

Dogfest is more than just an event for our canine friends. There are contests, swimming for your dog, demonstrations, lots of food, paw painting, and even a dog photo contest. Meet adoptable dogs, cats, and rescue groups. There is even a Kids Kennel with crafts, moonbounce, Irvine Nature Animal Program, and a Lego zone! Bring the whole family to the Baltimore Humane Society for a day of fun on September 21st.

Photo by Baltimore Humane Society
Photo courtesy of Baltimore Humane Society


Go Bowling

Check out AMF’s bowling! They’ve taken a modern spin on bowling that everyone in the family will enjoy. Celebrate strikes, spares, and even gutter balls. Try the amazing menu while you bowl- it’ll be delivered right to your lane. Take advantage of our huge deal. Save 65% on 2 Hours of bowling for four people!

Photo by AMF
Photo courtesy of AMF

Maryland's Corn Maze in Gambrills, MD

Get into the fall mood at the Maryland Corn Maze opening September 21st. Voted 'The 25 Best Corn Mazes Across the Country to Visit This Fall' you don't want to miss out. With 8 acres and a Harry Potter theme your kids will be amazed. There are plenty of other activities as well, including butter making, hay jumps, play house, corn pit, sling shots, web swings and so much more. Save 34% off a Corn Maze General Admission Ticket

Photo by Maryland Corn Maze
Photo courtesy of Maryland Corn Maze

Community Night at Baltimore's Museum of Industry in Baltimore, MD

Enjoy the Baltimore Museum of Industry's Community Night on September 24th from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. During this special event for Baltimore City residents, have fun with activities for kids, music and treats from local vendors! Save 50% on admission!

Frederick's Oktoberfest in Frederick, MD

Frederick's Oktoberfest on September 28th is an event rich in tradition and history! Nosh on Bratwurst, imbibe some fine Oktoberfest bier, enjoy dancing, music, tons of kid friendly activities in the German Heritage Tent and so viel mehr (so much more). Don't miss the Yodeling contest, Strongest Man/Woman contest or the Root Beer Luge. Plus, college football games all day and night in the Sports Tent! Get 67% Off a Family Four Pack of tickets- including Kidz Zone All-Access Pass!

For more fall ideas check out Things to do With Your Kids in Washington, D.C. in September.


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