FAQs

What COVID precautions are being taken for the safety of visitors attending Free Fall Baltimore events?

In accordance with Baltimore of City health guidelines, both vaccinated and unvaccinated Baltimore city residents and visitors over the age of 2 MUST wear masks while indoors. While masks are not required for outdoor events, BOPA under the guidance of city health officials strongly encourages people to wear masks to outdoor Free Fall Baltimore events. Additionally, all visitors should contact Free Fall Baltimore venues to find out what COVID requirements and precautions are in place prior to attending events, as some venues may have stricter regulations. During performances, artists may remove their masks to talk or perform. However, all audience members are required to wear a mask during indoor performances. 

How do I get tickets, reserve a seat, or sign up for a Free Fall program?

If you are interested in a particular event, workshop, exhibit, or seminar, please go to our “Events” page to see if reservations are required and obtain instructions

Is everything really Free?

Every performance, event, workshop, and exhibit is free! Check each listing for the date and time of free events on our “Events” page. Many programs require advance registration online or by phone.

Where can I get more information on the listed events?

If you have specific questions, we recommend contacting the presenting organization directly. Phone numbers and websites are included in the event listings.

Are the events wheelchair accessible?

Free Fall Baltimore takes place in multiple venues across Baltimore City that vary in ease of accessibility. Contact the facility directly with specific questions about the site or its services.

When do the programs start and end?

Free Fall Baltimore begins October 1 and continues through October 31.

What if there are no seats/passes available?

Many events have limited seating or capacity so advance reservations are required. If there are no tickets/passes available, that means the performance you wish to attend is fully reserved. We recommend checking with the venue to see if there's a waiting list. As a last resort, sometimes people who reserved a ticket don't show up, so take a chance and go to the event. You might get in!

What if I make a reservation but can’t attend?

Life happens! If you can’t attend, please notify the presenting organization so your pass may be used by someone else.

Is parking available?

Parking varies by venue. There are resources to help you plan your route and where to park on the Visit Baltimore website here.

Can I get to programs using public transportation?

All programs take place within Baltimore City. Bus, metro, and light rail schedules are available at www.mtamaryland.com.

Is Free Fall Baltimore suitable for children?

Absolutely! Free Fall actively encourages families to participate. Some programs are designed for children. See the “Free Fall for Kids!” listings HERE for programs that are especially kid-friendly.

How do I report an error on this web site?

Please contact the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts at: BOPACommunications@promotionandarts.org.

Can I submit an event for the Free Fall calendar?

All the events on the Free Fall Baltimore Calendar must be pre-approved. Please contact us at dshacklett@promotionandarts.org, if you have a free arts or cultural program in Baltimore City during the month of October that you would like to have included in the Free Fall Baltimore listings. 

You can list your events year-round in the BOPA Art Around Town blog and newsletter. Just email your event information three weeks in advance to BOPAArtAroundTown@promotionandarts.org

As a visitor, what should I know about Baltimore?

Renowned for our bustling Inner Harbor, waterfront attractions, and delicious Chesapeake Bay cuisine, Baltimore also has a rich cultural heritage rooted firmly in its diverse neighborhoods. Baltimore is home to two world-class museums that now offer free admission: the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland's largest art museum housing more than 90,000 pieces of art, including the world's largest Matisse collection; and the Walters Art Museum, boasting 55 centuries of art from around the world. Baltimore's smaller, more intimate galleries and museums offer a totally different, yet unique, experience for visitors.

Baltimore's ease and accessibility puts the city and its cultural institutions literally at your feet, as most attractions are easily walkable. You can begin your walking tour in the Inner Harbor to view the breathtaking waterfront vista. Walk a little farther out to explore quirky and inviting neighborhoods, each with its own proud ethnic heritage and culinary traditions. From the cultural mecca of Mount Vernon's intimate galleries and unique cafés, to the magical performances of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the leadership of Marin Alsop, the first female music director to lead a major U.S. orchestra, to world-class stage performances at the Baltimore Opera Company, Center Stage and the Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore offers something for everyone. And during Free Fall Baltimore, you'll be able to enjoy many of the city's exciting cultural activities for free, adding to the value already found in planning a trip to Baltimore.

No matter who you are or where you live, it's easy to get to our historic waterfront city. With so many deals and discounts available this fall, Baltimore is the perfect place to escape, discover your artistic side, and create a lifetime of memories!

Contact Visit Baltimore at www.baltimore.org or 1-877-BALTIMORE to learn more about all there is to see and do in Baltimore.