Free Fall Baltimore
Oct. 1 – 31 | Various Baltimore Locations
Free Fall Baltimore celebrates its 13th year by featuring an array of free cultural activities. With more than 200 unique events scheduled, you'll be able to find an exciting activity on almost every day in October.
MD Fleet Week and Air Show Baltimore
Oct. 3 – 9 | 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Baltimore Inner Harbor
Tour U.S., Canadian and British Naval Vessels at the biennial MD Fleet Week. Catch soaring jets like the U.S.A.F Thunderbirds, enjoy live music, local food and more entertainment.
Trucks for Tots
Oct. 7 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Big trucks are coming to the Zoo! A variety of big trucks and emergency vehicles will be “on exhibit” inside the Zoo. Kids of all ages are welcome to come to visit the trucks, take pictures, touch, and even go inside some of these amazing vehicles.
Disney On Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party
Oct. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Disney On Ice Brings the Magic Closer to You Than Ever Before! Join Mickey Mouse and his friends at Disney On Ice presents Mickeys Search Party a brand new adventure filled with world class skating high flying acrobatics and unexpected stunts!
The Craft: A Halloween Themed Vintage & Handmade Market
Oct. 14 | 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | R. House
Toddler Time Halloween Celebration & Costume Parade
Oct. 25 | 10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | B&O Railroad Museum
Join the B&O for the year’s last Toddler Time, featuring a classic railroad story and Halloween celebration. Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot will lead the costume parade of children around the Museum campus to collect special treats. Kiddie train ride too through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville! All included with paid admission.
Witches & Wizards Weekend
Oct. 27 – 28 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | B&O Railroad Museum
Young "Wizards & Witches" will love to explore the magic of railroading at the B&O! Take a train ride aboard the Wizards Express. Learn about the science of wizardry through the creation of edible "potions", wizard wands and hats, and much more!
Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival – EEEK!
Oct. 27 | 3:30 – 9 p.m. | Creative Alliance
Every year the Creative Alliance gets the community together to parade around Patterson Park with some of the most unique Halloween lanterns.
BOO-Seum Bash: Celebrating Frankenstein
Oct. 27 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Port Discovery Children’s Museum
Celebrate Frankenstein at Port Discovery Children’s Museum. Put on your favorite costume and enjoy a day filled with shockingly good Halloween activities for the kids and family.
Food and Drinks
Baltimore Taco Festival
Oct. 6 | 1 – 7 p.m. | Power Plant Live!
The Baltimore Taco Festival is back! Prepare yourselves for the tastiest tacos in town at Power Plant LIVE. One day filled with a variety of tacos, delicious indulgences, and taco themed activities!
Brunch with a View
Oct. 7 | 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Maryland Science Center
Brunch with one of the best views in the city. Brunch With a View includes bottomless Mimosas and Bloodies, so you can start your day off right.
Moet Oyster Ball
Oct. 11 | 7 – 10 p.m. | Ryleigh’s Oyster Federal Hill
Prepare for a night of endless oysters, delicious seafood, door prizes and craft cocktails.
Baltimore Beer Week
Oct. 12 – 21 | Various hours and locations
“Celebrate All Things Beer in the Land of Pleasant Living”. Explore the Baltimore Beer scene with a week long of beer curated events.
Ryleigh's Oyster Fest
Oct. 13 – 14 | 12 – 8 p.m. | Federal Hill Main Street
2018 Official Halloween Bar Crawl
Oct. 20 | 1 – 9 p.m. | Power Plant Live!
Get ready to put on your coolest, scariest or sexiest costume. This years Halloween Bar Crawl will feature the best venues in Power Plant Live & live performances by Lectro Raiders along with the top dj's from NYC.
MD Food Truck Week Festival
Oct. 28 | 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Join Maryland Food Truck Week to its Grande finale celebration at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. This is a FREE family-friendly event with up to 16 food trucks, live music, full bar and Halloween-themed contests for all ages.
The International Edgar Allan Poe Festival
Oct. 6 – 7 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum
There is a huge history of Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore and to celebrate that history Poe Baltimore invites you to darken Poe’s chamber door at the 1st Annual International Edgar Allan Poe Festival and Awards. This free, two-day outdoor event will feature Poe-themed performances, art, vendors and food, celebrating Poe’s life, works and his influence in the arts.
Canton Fall Festival
Oct. 6 | 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Patterson Park
Enjoy all the sights and sounds including live music from local bands, food trucks, dozens of local craft vendors, a kids zone and more!
Made in Baltimore: Short Film Festival
Oct. 6 | 7:30 – 10 p.m. | Creative Alliance
This festival celebrates local Baltimore filmmakers in every genera. Get inspired to view film and video though a uniquely Baltimore Lens.
Fell's Point Fun Festival
Oct. 13 – 14 | 10 a.m. - 11 p.m. | Fell’s Point Main Street
Das Best Oktoberfest
Oct. 13 | 12 – 6 p.m. | M&T Bank Stadium
Don’t miss Maryland biggest beer festival. Taste over 150 international, domestic and local beers, eat some of the best German food and enjoy live music.
Crawl of the Living Dead
Oct. 13 | 4 p.m. | Power Plant Live
Kickoff the Halloween season with this event filled with exciting undead adventures.
Oct. 20 | 12 – 5 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Fall-flavored beer sampling is coming back to the Zoo – Now with an additional hour of enjoyment! OktoBEARfest 2018 features more time, more beer and more fun! Enjoy unlimited sampling of 50+ seasonal brews plus, live music and food & fare from local vendors and artisans.
Trash Wheel Fan Fest
Oct. 20 | 7 – 10 p.m. | Peabody Heights Brewery
Come celebrate one of Baltimore’s local celebrities, Mr. Trash Wheel. This innovative machine helps clean the Chesapeake bay. At the Trash Wheel Fan Fest Peabody Heights Brewery will show off the amazing fan art, world premiere of new performance pieces, songs, and artwork inspired by the beloved trash guzzlin', pun makin' and ocean cleanin' machines.
Halloween ‘18: Baltimore Horror Story
Oct. 27 | 8 p.m. | Power Plant Live!
American Horror Story series come to life with 11 bars and nightclubs.
Halloween 2018 feat. Dan Deacon
Oct. 27 | 8 p.m. - 1 a.m. | Maryland Science Center
The Ultimate Halloween Experience Returns Saturday October 27th With A Dance Party For The Ages.
Concert and shows
Lord of the Dance - Dangerous Games
Oct. 4 | 8 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
Oct. 6 | 7 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Acoustic Evening with John Mayer
Oct. 7 | 8:30 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
Oct. 9 – 14 | Various Hours | Hippodrome Theatre
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption—a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Oct. 11 | 8 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
Oct. 16 – 28 | Various Hours | Hippodrome Theatre
Africa Umoja - a loud, colorful and jubilant celebration of the history of indigenous South African music and dance, that audiences whatever their cultural backgrounds have found infectiously delightful and uplifting.
Oct. 18 | 7 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
So So Def 25th Anniversary Cultural Curren$y Tour
Oct. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Royal Farms Arena
Grammy Award-winning Producer, Hall of Fame Songwriter, recording artist, and TV star Jermaine Dupri, has been an iconic presence in the music industry for 25 years. Celebrating his legacy and So So Def’s quarter century of success, Jermaine is bringing all his artists together on one stage for AEG Presents The So So Def 25th Anniversary CULTURAL CURREN$Y TOUR.
Lauren Daigle Look Up Child Tour
Oct. 21 | 7:30 p.m. | The Modell Lyric
Oct. 23 – Nov. 25 |Various hours | Everyman theater
Sweat, captures the pressure cooker of NAFTA-inflicted trying times—where a lethal combination of layoffs, lockouts, and picket lines sends the Rust Belt way of life into crisis.
BSO Pulse: Kelela
Oct. 25 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Joseph Meyerhoff symphony Hall
BSO Pulse is back for the fourth season — bringing together the worlds of classical music and indie artists onto one stage! Each concert crosses genres, opening with a classical performance by members of the BSO, a set from our featured artist and culminating with a unique collaboration between the two groups.
The King of the Yees
Oct. 25 – Nov. 18 | Various Hours | Baltimore Center Stage
Explore the vivid legacy of one changing Chinatown through the vibrant imagination of a new generation in award-winning playwright Lauren Yee’s smart and cheeky family comedy.
Museums and Exhibition
Lecture on Clothing in Jane Austen’s Life and Novels
Oct. 4 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Maryland Historical Society
Learn about Jane Austen’s fashion concerns and the dramatic changes that occurred in women’s attire over the course of her lifetime from 1775 to 1817.
Doors Open Baltimore
Oct 6 – 7 | Various hours and locations
Join the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and AIA Baltimore for the 5th annual Doors Open Baltimore, a free citywide celebration of architecture opening the doors to over 60 buildings across the city and 30 guided tours.
John Waters: Indecent Exposure
Oct. 7 – Jan. 6, 2019 | Baltimore Museum of Industry
The Baltimore Museum of Art presents the first retrospective of famed filmmaker John Waters's visual arts career in his hometown of Baltimore. This exhibit will show more than 160 provocative photographs, sculptures, videos and sound works. The exhibition concludes with a resource gallery of 1960s film footage presented in peep-show format and a selection of objects from Waters’s home and studio that inspire his art.
Parenting: An Art without a Manual
Oct. 6 – Sep. 1, 2019 | American Visionary Arts Museum
This is an exhibition that aims to guide the visitor of any age to better understand parenting as one of the key, most powerful of influential forces known to humankind. But like all of its fellow great powers — money, sex, religion, and government — parenting is in and of itself neither good nor bad, but rather a powerful magnifier of intention. The hope of this exhibition is to deepen collective understanding of the challenges and importance of parenting and awaken the freeing power of forgiveness for both our parent and child selves.
Sip & Shine: An After-Hours Experience
Oct. 11 | 6 – 9 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum
Join the American Visionary Art Museum for an after-hours experience with wine, scavenger hunt, and workshop!
2nd Annual Beltway Boards & Brews Celebrity Cornhole Tournament
Oct. 22 | 6 – 10 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry
Morning Bird Walks
Oct 3 and 20 | 8 a.m. | Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine
Fort McHenry is known as the birthplace of 'The-Star Spangled Banner,' but it is also home to a diverse community of wildlife, including a large bird population. On any given day, visitors can observe several species of birds around the park. Join a National Park Service volunteer for a guided bird walk to learn more about the many birds that call Fort McHenry and the neighboring wetlands home.