Planning on Baltimore Trip Over The Weekend? Check out These Free and Cheap Things To Do Around The City

Planning to visit Baltimore over the weekend? Certainly, you’ll be looking for the best attractions, places, restaurants, and events. The good news is that there are actually lots of events to enjoy and have fun in the city over the weekend. From museums, restaurants, movies, etc. that will definitely not hurt your budget at all.

Jennifer of Baltimore On The Cheap wrote some interesting events in Baltimore that surely will not hurt your budget. These events are on different variations and will bring lots of fun and excitement. Read the article below to learn more.

Free and Cheap Things To Do This Weekend Around Baltimore

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Looking for something fun to do this weekend around Baltimore?

Here’s our list of the top free and cheap events, discounts and deals happening from Friday, March 1st through Sunday, March 3rd, so you can have fun without breaking the bank this weekend.

The calendar is updated daily, so check back often! Also, make sure to click on each link for details, because some events may require advance registration or may cancel or postpone due to weather.

If you’re not doing this already, you can subscribe to Baltimore on the Cheap’s Newsletter and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter to stay on top of special events and deals as they are published. You can always find a complete list on our Calendar page, too.

If you know of a free or cheap event you think we should add, let us know.

What’s happening this weekend around Baltimore?
Friday, March 1, 2019

Book Haul Blowout

All Day | Discounted | Barnes & Noble
Port Discovery’s Pop-Up Play Space

FREE | The Shops at Kenilworth
Free breakfast entree

FREE | Participating Chick-fil-A restaurants
One Year Anniversary Celebration

Suspended Brewing Company
The Mother of Invention / Modern Language / Soft Obstacle

11:00 am to 4:00 pm | FREE | School 33 Art Center
Half-Price Friday Nights

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | Discounted | National Aquarium
First Friday

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm | $0-10.00 | Maryland Science Center

Browse the rest of the list here…

These are amazing events that both locals and tourists will definitely enjoy over the weekend. There are restaurants celebrating their anniversary, museum giving free access pass, among others. For book lovers out there, this is the best week ever as Barnes and Noble bring back the #bookhaul blowout with over 400 Books to start the spring season according to Business Wire. Read more about this exciting offer.

Barnes & Noble Brings Back #bookhaul Blowout with Over 400 Books to Start Spring Season

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The world’s largest retail bookseller, today announced its second #bookhaul Blowout, this time with even more select new releases, bestsellers, paperbacks, and kids’ favorites at 50% off to celebrate the coming of spring. Customers have six days to shop over 400 books in stores or online at, starting tomorrow, Wednesday, February 27, through Monday, March 4, while supplies last. Current Barnes & Noble Members as well as customers who sign up for Membership will get early access to the selection today only. Customers can celebrate their book hauls with fellow readers by posting their photos using the hashtag, #bookhaul.

“We’re thrilled to launch our second national #bookhaul Blowout to share our love of books and reading with customers across the country,” said Tim Mantel, Chief Merchandising Officer for Barnes & Noble. “The #bookhaul movement by readers on social media is a fun and interactive way to celebrate reading, and we have curated a wide selection of books including new releases, bestsellers, and kids’ favorites to give customers a chance to create a personalized #bookhaul moment.”

Book lovers can expand their collection during #bookhaul at their local Barnes & Noble, or online at In addition to receiving 50% off, when customers buy any bundle of three books they will get a free tote bag with their purchase, in-store only, while supplies last.

Some of the books available in the #bookhaul Blowout include the New York Times bestselling novel, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen’s An Anonymous Girl, Nicholas Sparks’ Every Breath, Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone, and Lynn Vincent’s Indianapolis: The True Story of the Worst Sea Disaster in U.S. Naval History and the Fifty-Year Fight to Exonerate an Innocent Man. Customers can also find popular YA, Young Reader, and Kids’ books, including Val Emmich’s Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel, Neil Patrick Harris’ The Magic Misfits, Savannah Guthrie’s Princesses Wear Pants, Sandra Magsamen’s Welcome Little One, and many more. Learn more about this exciting offer here…

With these huge discounts, people will definitely haul lots of awesome books for there are lots of book titles and authors to choose from. The sale includes New York Times bestselling novels, so it’s definitely a must-visit event for bookworms.

If you’re into science, then a visit over the Maryland Science Center over the weekend is also a great idea especially if you are with kids. Have no knowledge about this educational place? Then check out this article written by Visit Baltimore about Maryland Science Center.

Maryland Science Center

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Serving more than half a million visitors per year, the Maryland Science Center is one of the Inner Harbor’s main attractions.

Entertaining and educational to the young and old alike, the Maryland Science Center is undoubtedly one of the city’s most exciting places to visit, with hands-on exhibits and spectacular displays about the wonderful world of science and technology.

About the Maryland Science Center

One of the oldest scientific institutions in the United States, the Maryland Science Center is a learning center for all ages and was originally a meeting place for an amateur scientific society where members would discuss papers on a variety of natural science topics.

At the center, you’ll find three floors of demonstrations designed to exercise your imagination and challenge your mind. You can see exciting combustible reactions and eye-boggling optical illusions, or learn about lasers — just to name a few highlights. Hands-on exhibits include a voyage through the human body and learning how microbes work. The center also features many traveling exhibits, so there’s always something new to see and learn.

Most recently, the Science Center opened The Shed — part workshop, part laboratory — that hosts daily drop in activities and special programs throughout the year. Here you can learn to sew, design jewelry and toys, to use power tools and much more. The center has also reinvented its hands-on laboratory, now called the SciLab. Visitors become real scientists in the venue’s lab environment, even donning lab coats and goggles, and conducting experiments at various stations. Don’t forget to check out Terra Link, the part media center, part discovery center, presenting the latest and greatest in Earth system science. See full post here…

These are indeed exciting times in the city of Baltimore. Events like these will generate more income and tourists alike. Expect more of these events in the future for tourists to enjoy Baltimore.

There are still lots of things to discover in Charm City. To know more, visit and see for yourself the beauty of the most popular city in Maryland.

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