I've been remiss in not letting you know that every Saturday in August is a "Family Fun Day" at Harborplace, with a different performer every week. This Saturday at 10 a.m. on the outdoor portico on second floor of the Light Street pavilion, local favorite Kinderman will perform.
If you're not familiar with the amazing Downtown Baltimore Family Alliance, Sunday is a great day to get familiar and join up. The DBFA has great, usually free, family-friendly programming downtown year-round and has become a key player in family-friendly downtown development (they figure prominently in a story I wrote on the topic for our July issue). On Sunday, from 9:30 to noon, DBFA is hosting a members-only pool party at the Patterson Park Pool. It's free for members (you can join on-site—$25 for a year, totally worth it) and includes a bouncy house, free Taharka Brothers ice cream, and, of course, the pool and the cool water sprinklers there. We went last year and had a blast.
Also on Sunday, from 1:30 to 3:30, it's People and Plants Sunday in the Rawlings-Blake Conservatory at Druid Hill Park, with crafts and a story hour for kids 3 to 6.
[photo courtesy DBFA]