Best End Of Summer Family Activities In Baltimore

July 29, 2016 8:00 AM

The summer season is filled with warm weather, amusement parks, swimming pools, traditional backyard barbecues, and to every child’s delight, no school. Summer is the season that everyone anticipates every year so its understood why no one wants to see it end. But, instead of getting the end of summer blues, just engage in these these five events to keep the summer fire burning until next year.

Maryland State Fair
2200 York Road
Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 252-0200

There is no better way to end the summer than at the Maryland State Fair. In town from August 26 – September 5, 2016. This summertime staple visits Charm City each year and only gets better with time. If you’ve never been, stop by to experience the city’s best hair raising rides, eclectic games and adorable furry farm animals.  Adult admission $8, Senior admission (62 & over) $6, Children (6 to 11) $3, children 5 and under are admitted for free. Unfortunately, rides are not included, they are individually priced, but the experience is worth it. If you’re staying for a concert in the Racetrack Infield, remember that a ticket is required for everyone ages 3 and over.

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Maryland Renaissance Festival
1821 Crownsville Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
410- 266-7304

Come and experience the Maryland Renaissance Festival as it recreates a 16th century English village! With live performances on 8 stages, a variety of music and culinary selections from over 40 food outlets,this historical event also features craft shops for jewelry, sculptures, stained glass, and pottery, among others. Kids will enjoy the free pony rides, and play area with countless games. This fun festival operates each August through October, so there is plenty of time to attend.

Baltimore Comic Con
1 W Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

Since 2000, this three-day comic book fan convention has been a music for comic and superhero lovers everywhere. Featuring numerous comic book creators, indie comic book artists, and countless vendor booths offering comic themed items, this event gets better with time. The informative panel discussions featured all throughout each day, are conducted by professionals speaking about current and upcoming industry events, and different aspects of comic book history. The celebrity guests that appear are a pleasant surprise as well.  Register today to engage in a vast array of character cosplaying, comic books, including back-issues, limited edition collectible items, clothing DVDs, and more!

Baltimore Color Run
Camden Yards Sports Complex
333 W. Camden St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

On August 13, bring the family to celebrate happiness and healthiness by participating in the 2016 Color Run! Now one of largest, and most popular events in the world, the Color Run has expanded since its modest beginnings, currently hosting events in over 200 cities and 40 countries every year. Participants will experience an all-new Tropicolor Zone on course, where they will be bathed in a delightful array of vibrant tropical colors and delectable island fragrances as they frolic through towering palm trees while surrounded by enchanting island music. Visit the website for registration details.

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Slide In The City
Hillen Rd. and E. 35th St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21218

Slide the City is the family friendly water party event of the summer. This is a full day block party so come early, or stay late, to participate in all the other activities featured. All sliders will receive a wristband for three slides during the wave time they choose. Sliders will also receive a tube, a mouth guard, and a drawstring bag.  Don’t miss your chance to experience plenty of live music, food, drinks, water, and of course the biggest slip and slide to ever hit Charm City. One small thing to keep in mind is that  all sliders must be at least 5 years old and over 46 inches tall to slide. Check the website for times and additional information.

Ashly E.Smith is a freelance writer and native of Baltimore,Maryland. As regular contributor to the Examiner and columnist for Graffiti on the Wall Hip Hop Magazine, she has a strong Pop Culture and Entertainment background. With articles that inspire; as well as,entertain, she enjoys sharing her craft with the masses.