Ultimate Guide

Free Fall Baltimore

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. 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; or attend a performance of a new group, you'll find that there's plenty going on throughout the month in Baltimore.

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Free Fall: Art & Museums

Free Fall: Fairs & Festivals

Free Fall: For Kids

Free Fall: History & Heritage

Free Fall: Workshops

Free Fall: Art & Museums
Free Fall Baltimore at the Baltimore Museum of Industry

October 21 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry

The BMI will host the Baltimore Children’s Business Fair (1pm-4pm), showcasing the entrepreneurial genius of kids ages 6-14, during an open house as part of Free Fall Baltimore—the citywide celebration of arts and culture.

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Free Fall at Jewish Museum of Maryland

October 21 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Jewish Museum of Maryland

Free Admission all day Spend the day at the Jewish Museum of Maryland! At the Jewish Museum of Maryland, we are storytellers. Our tales will make you question, make you laugh, make you think and feel deeply—no matter who you are—because it is stories that make us human. Through our exhibits and historic synagogues, including the 1845 Lloyd Street Synagogue, the fist synagogue in Maryland (third oldest in the country), we tell the stories of Maryland’s Jewish communities.

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Puppets in the Garden

October 21 | 1 - 3:30 p.m. | Black Cherry Puppet Theater

Baltimore's renowned Black Cherry Puppet Theater Presents, Puppets in the Garden, two Sundays of free puppet shows and puppet making workshops on October 15 & 22. Performances are at 1:00 & 3:30. Puppet making fun is between 1:30 & 3:30. No tickets are needed! Just come and watch a show, make a puppet, and enjoy the garden! Activities will be indoors or under tents in the event of rain.

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Mount Clare Museum House Free admission

Oct. 20 - 21 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Mount Clare Museum House

For Free Fall Baltimore, see Mount Clare decorated to depict 18th century mourning practices! Free admission Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 sponsored by Free Fall Baltimore. Tours are on the hour with the last tour at 3:00 pm.

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Free Fall: Fairs & Festivals
AVAM's Free Fall Halloween Celebration

October 30 | 4- 7 p.m. | American Visionary Art Museum

4pm-7pm Free Monster Mash-Up Workshop! Free Monster Mash-Up Workshop! Boos and ghouls of all ages are invited to create their own paper monster! All templates, markers and sparkly bits provided. Join this ALL AGES family workshop in our JRVC, 3rd Floor & Face Painting too! 4pm-7pm Free Museum Admission! Explore the latest AVAM exhibition, Parenting: An Art without a Manual, & tour the rest of our wonderland campus.

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Mushroom City Art Festival

October 6 | 1 - 9 p.m.| Leakin Park

With grant funding provided from Free Fall Baltimore - this is a free event! and with thanks to Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks! Mushroom City Art Festival is going into its fifth year! And, this year Mushroom City is collaborating again with Nature Art in the Park to integrate outdoor mushroom art installation into the nature art trails curated by Nature Art in the Park!! Held again this year at outdoors at Leakin Park: lectures, workshops, art exhibitions, film screenings, food, music and more all comprise Mushroom City!

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Doors Open Baltimore

October 6 - 7 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | The Baltimore Architecture Foundation

Visit Baltimore’s most interesting spaces and places on a weekend of self-guided adventure. Free admission to over 50 buildings. Rain or shine. On October 6 – 7, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, in partnership with AIABaltimore, will present the fourth annual Doors Open Baltimore. Learn about Charm City’s fascinating history through its architecture and the people who design and preserve it.

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Baltimore Lieder Weekend

October 19 - 21 | An Die Musik

Three Day Art Song Festival featuring performances, a Schubert party in which the public can perform, and the first ever Art Song 5K Walk! All events free thanks to Free Fall Baltimore. All events take place at An die Musik Live, except the 5K Walk, which leaves from Ceremony Coffee Roasters.

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Free Fall: For Kids
Free Family Sundays

October 7, 14, 21, 28 | 2-5pm | Baltimore Museum of Art

Join us every Sunday for activities the entire family can enjoy. Explore your creative side with active hands-on art-making workshops in response to works on view. Free admission.

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The Maryland Zoo Free Admission

October 3 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Come visit The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore on Wednesday, 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.

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FazaFam Family Jam with Dance & Bmore

October 8, 15, 22 | 4 - 5 p.m. | Movement Lab

FazaFam Baltimore's Family Dance Jam is Back at a Brand New Location! Fazafam Baltimore's Family Dance jam combines games, easy moves and great music from Salsa to Disco, Hip-hop, Caribbean, Motown and more. 50 minutes of fun to strengthen your family in more ways then one! Sundays are Fundays with FazaFam at Movement Lab

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Baltimore Children’s Business Fair

October 21 | 12  - 3 p.m. | Baltimore Museum of Industry

The BMI will host the Baltimore Children’s Business Fair (1pm-3pm), showcasing the entrepreneurial genius of kids ages 6-14, during an open house as part of Free Fall Baltimore—the citywide celebration of arts and culture.

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Harbor Harvest Fall Children's Festival

October 14 | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Rash Field

Join us for the Annual Harbor Harvest on Sunday, October 15th from 10am to 3pm! Rash Field comes alive with an urban pumpkin patch, pony rides, a hay maze, petting zoo, trackless train, fall crafts, food trucks, live entertainment and more! The festival is free to attend but pony rides, the trackless train, and Kid’s Pass including pumpkin patch, are additional fees. NEW this year is the kid's costume parade and contest!

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Free Fall Friday Night at the National Aquarium

October 26 | 5 - 8 p.m. | National Aquarium

Join us after 5 pm on Friday, as we stand alongside the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and our cultural community during this month-long celebration of our 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.

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Free Fall: History & Heritage
Community Archives Workshop at UB

October 27 | 12 - 2 p.m. | University of Baltimore Langsdale Library (Learning Commons Building)

This free 2-hour long workshop provides tools and training that will help individuals, activists, and community organizations with ways to archive and preserve their documents, photos and artifacts. Light snacks will be provided. Spaces are limited!

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Doors Open Baltimore

October 6 -7 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Maryland Historical Society

Visit Baltimore’s most interesting spaces and places on a weekend of self-guided adventure. Free admission to over 50 buildings. Rain or shine. On October 6-7, the Baltimore Architecture Foundation, in partnership with AIABaltimore, will present the fourth annual Doors Open Baltimore. Learn about Charm City’s fascinating history through its architecture and the people who design and preserve it.

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Free Fall: Workshops
Community Archives Workshop 2018 at University of Baltimore

October 27 | 12 - 2 p.m. | Robert L. Bogomolny Library

This free 2-hour long hands-on workshop will provide tools and training that will help individuals, activists, and community organizations with ways to archive and preserve their documents, photos and artifacts. Bring your most cherished photo; an old letter or a special document! The workshop will include a free “Personal Archivist Kit” . Light snacks will be provided. Spaces are limited!

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BIG Time with David Alima

October 5 | 8 - 9 p.m. | The BIG Theater

BIG Time - How do you know when you've truly succeeded? The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you! Come join a hand picked cast of BIG's best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore's most important movers and shakers. David Alima is the co-owner and co-founder, with his wife Laura Alima, of The Charmery, a Baltimore-based ice cream shop.

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