Celebrate Maryland Day With the Kids This Week
These fun activities around the city will have your children learning about our state's heritage while playing.
We've assembled a weekly calendar of kid-friendly activities and new places to try out with children. Each week, we'll give you the info on the five best family activities or events for the week.
We know you're busy, so we're happy to do the research and find the best things to do and places to go, both locally and within reasonable driving distance.
Look for the kids’ planner each week, and help us build the planner with your own suggestions and tips — just add them to the comment box. Even if you disagree with our picks, let us know. We want to hear from you!
- Where/When: City of Annapolis Recreation and Parks Department, 273 Hilltop Lan3, Annapolis, MD 21403. Thursday to Sunday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Why: This consignment sale offers more than 25,000 square feet of items, which include: toys, maternity clothing, books and more. For more information, visit Wee-Sale.com.
- Price: Admission is free.
- Where/When: Philip Merrill Environmental Center, 6 Herndon Ave, Annapolis, MD. Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Why: Learn about the wondrous Chesapeake Bay and steps you can take everyday to help it at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation Open House. Bring a plain T-shirt to create your own fish print shirt. The vent will include a presentation at 11 a.m. about the present state of the Bay and a nature walk through the woods to Inspiration Point on Black Walnut Creek.
- Where/When: Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West St, Annapolis, MD. Saturday, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Why: Celebrate Maryland Day with this unique walking tour led by historian Janice Hayes-Williams for a tour through Annapolis' African American heritage. The tour meets at the Asbury United Methodist Church, which is the first African American meeting house in Annapolis. Don't forget to wear comfortable shoes and bring water.
- Price: Free.
- Where/When: The Clay Bakers, 151 Main St, Annapolis, MD 21401. Saturday, 6 to 9 p.m.
Why: Movie Night includes more than a movie, your child can create a project and eat a pizza dinner. This is the perfect night out that your child has been looking for and you get to enjoy some free time to connect with your partner or a friend.
Price: $30, includes meal and project.
- Where/When: Banneker-Douglas Museum, 84 Franklin St, Annapolis, MD. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Why: Bring the family to the Banneker-Douglass Museum to learn about the legacy of African Americans who lived and worked in Maryland leaving a trail for others to follow. Experience such individuals like Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, Harriet Tubman and more through the museum's interactive exhibits learning how these notable figures changed the lives of their fellow citizens. Children will have a blast with activities, crafts and games as they learn about our state's rich heritage.
Editor's Note: This article was updated to correct the headline.