Free Fall Baltimore

Over 300 free events every October in Baltimore

Free Fall Baltimore celebrates its 12th year by featuring an array of free cultural activities. With more than 300 unique events scheduled, you'll be able to find an exciting activity on almost every day in October. Free Fall encourages participants to search out something new. Whether you visit a cultural organization that you don't know; take a class in a new art form; attend a performance of a new group, you'll find that there's plenty going on throughout the month in Baltimore.

Here's your chance to get a taste of the many performances, workshops, classes, exhibitions, lectures, festivals, concerts, and tours that are available in Baltimore year round. Try them out in October and come back for more during the other 11 months.

Here's just a sampling:

Free Family Sundays at the BMA
Baltimore Museum of Art
October 1, 8, 15, 29 from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family for drop-in art-making workshops held each week from 2-5 p.m. Explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. Art educators provide instructions and all materials are supplied. Free admission.

AVAM’s Free Fall Halloween Celebration
American Visionary Art Museum
October 26 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Join us for another freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration at AVAM! 4-7pm: Free "Lumin-Eeries" Lantern-Making Workshop! Monsters & their Mummies are invited to create their own eerie luminary lantern. BYO Glass Jar (any size w/ label removed). All materials: glue, paper, googly eyes & bling provided. ALL AGES family workshop in our Sculpture Barn & Face Painting too! 5-7pm: Free Museum Admission! Explore AVAM's latest original mega theme exhibition: The Great Mystery Show, & tour the rest of our wonderland campus.

Free Admission at the Maryland Zoo
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore 
October 2, 2016 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Come visit The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on October 2 to help kick off Free Fall Baltimore! The Zoo is open from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm. Free admission offered at The Zoo's Main Gate, no ticket needed.

Free Fall Friday Night at the National Aquarium
National Aquarium
October 27 from 5 - 8 p.m.

Join the Aquarium after 5 pm on Friday, October 27, 2017, as they stand alongside the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and the cultural community during this month-long celebration of this beloved city’s thriving cultural scene. The Aquarium is proud to help bring awareness to all Baltimore has to offer by inviting thousands to share in–and be inspired to protect–the wonders of the underwater world.

Be sure to check out our Free Fall Ultimate Guide, which lists all of the Free Fall events by category.

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