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Check out these activities for the family throughout the month of October — all completely free. Keep boredom from setting in and your budget intact with this list of festivals, concerts, programs and more.


1 Sunday

Free Fall Baltimore
Oct. 1-31. A citywide arts celebration offering hundreds of free arts and cultural activities. Free. Various venues. 410-752-8632, freefallbaltimore.org

5 Thursday

LEGO Batman Movie and Play
Watch Batman battle Joker and his team as they try to take over Gotham City. Also play with LEGOs. Free. 6:30pm. Brooklyn Park Library, Baltimore. 410-222-6260, aacpl.net

6 Friday

Harry Potter Festival
Oct. 6-7. Magic, trivia, quidditch games, panel discussions, scavenger hunt, costume contest and more. Free; some activities require a fee and pre-registration. Activity times vary. Various places in Chestertown. chestertownhpfest.org/schedule

7 Saturday

Darlington Apple Festival
All-day entertainment, crafts, fall produce, games and more. Free. 10am-5pm. 1024 Main St, Darlington. darlingtonapplefestival.org

Bowie International Festival
Entertainment on two stages, food, children's activities, vendors and more. Free. 11am-5pm. Allen Pond Park, Bowie. 301-262-6200, cityofbowie.org

8 Sunday

Kinderfest
Clowns, characters, games, rides and more. Free; fee for some activities. Noon-5pm. Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro. 301-218-6700, mncppc.org/798/Kinderfest

14 Saturday

Bark in the Park
Dog walk, dog show, 5k family fun run, food, giveaways, children's activities, music and more. Free to attend; dog walk and show and fun run require a registration fee. 8am-noon. Idlewild Park, Easton. 410-822-0107, talbothumane.org

Fall Harvest Festival at Kinder Farm Park
Farm animals, hayrides, arts and crafts, face painting and more. Free. 10am-4pm. Kinder Farm Park, Millersville. Kinderfarmpark.org

15 Sunday

Harbor Harvest
Ikea Urban Pumpkin Patch, petting zoo, face painting, hay maze, costume parade and more. Free; additional cost for some activities. 10am-2pm. Rash Field, Baltimore. waterfrontpartnership.org

Wildlife Festival
Live animals, crafts, tram tours, scientific demonstrations, and behind-the-scenes research tours of the USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center. Free. 10am-3pm. National Wildlife Visitors Center, Laurel. 301-497-5772, fws.gov

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Free Fall, Baltimore
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @12:00AM
Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore, Baltimore
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @10:00AM
Fall Fun Festival, Mount Airy
Tue Oct 17, 2017 @10:30AM
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Tue Oct 17, 2017 @11:00AM
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Free Fall, Baltimore
Wed Oct 18, 2017 @12:00AM
Nickelodeon’s Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore, Baltimore
Wed Oct 18, 2017 @10:00AM
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