Family-Friendly Fall Arts Baltimore's free fall and more fun, kid-friendly arts celebrations

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Every year the fall season bathes our surroundings in vibrant reds, oranges and yellows. These colors inspire, and the Baltimore area celebrates with a flurry of artistic, family-friendly celebrations throughout the month of October. Here are some of our favorite upcoming arts events from Baltimore and the surrounding area.

Oct. 13-15

Katsea Art Festival

11 a.m.-7 p.m. | 1 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Towson, MD 21204

This free festival promises to showcase a mix of local, national and international artists including musicians, poets and artist talks.


Oct. 21

BRUSH Mural Fest

11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lexington Market Plaza, 112 N. Eutaw St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Join BRUSH as they present five of Baltimore’s female and non-binary teams made up of pro muralists and rising stars! See the pros paint, educate and inspire with five murals installed across the city. The celebration will include opening remarks from organizers, live music, family-friendly art activities and an artist market.


Oct. 28

Fall Craft Fair & Trick or Treat

10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Nottingham Swim Club, 1104 Kingsbridge Terrace, Mount Airy, MD 21771

Get a head-start on holiday shopping, see what more than 50 local crafters have to offer and enjoy local food trucks and desserts! Dress up the kids to trick or treat the vendors.


Oct. 28

The Harvest Snack Lab

2-5 p.m. | Terra Café, 101 E. 25th St., Baltimore, MD 21218

Celebrate the harvest season with taste, touch and movement through The Harvest Snack Lab. This event will include activities to expand curiosity and exploration of a healthy lifestyle for all ages. Be ready for interactive art stations, music, photography, a costume contest and a mini marketplace.


Oct. 29

Keur Khaleyi’s Culture Fest

1-7 p.m. | The Eubie Blake Center, 847 N. Howard St., Baltimore, MD 21201

Enjoy a free children’s dance class, authentic African cuisine, children’s crafts, a storytelling hour, a community drum circle and an adult dance class with the Keur Khaleyi African Dance & Culture Institute.


Some of these events are part of Free Fall Baltimore, a collection of more than 50 free arts events from 56 local organizations. Find more arts events at

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