The National Aquarium in Baltimore is 30 years old this year and they are having a party to celebrate!

This weekend, August 5-7, is a festival fun for all to attend on the pier — and it’s FREE!

There will be music, dancing, a kids’ activity tent, and some favorite characters to meet (Spongebob Squarepants, anyone?) on the pier right near the Aquarium!

Inside, with paid admission, there will be even more events and demonstrations.

For more details, and a schedule of events, visit their site.

Come to Downtown Baltimore this weekend to celebrate. It’s also Baltimore Restaurant Week, so you can get some great food while you’re here!

HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY, NATIONAL AQUARIUM IN BALTIMORE! We are happy you’ve been with us this long, and hope to have you for many, many more!

Photo courtesy of (aka Brent) via Flickr CC