Get Ready to Fall for Fall at the Fitzgerald!

It’s finally October, which means cooler weather, pumpkin spice, and all things fall! With Halloween, Oktoberfest, and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, there is so much to celebrate in October. Here are just a few of the many things to do this fall in Baltimore.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month at the Fitzgerald

For the month of October, The Fitz will be hosting Pink Wednesdays in honor of it being Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be a pink treat for residents, and donations will be collected for the Susan G. Komen Foundation throughout the month.

Fall Treats Near the Fitzgerald

Pillion Tea

We’re spilling the tea—you must go try Pillion Tea! Just a short walk from the Fitzgerald, Pillion serves all of your favorite fall classics including chai tea, mulled wine pear galettes, and even vegan bourbon-apple galettes.

The Helmand

Try something new and get a taste of Afghan culture at The Helmand, located right in the heart of Mount Vernon on North Charles Street. The restaurant is known for their signature Kaddo Barwani, which is pan-fried and baked baby pumpkin seasoned with sugar and served with yogurt garlic sauce.

Baby’s on Fire Café

Baby’s on Fire is not only a coffee shop, but is also a record store. The café is a can’t-miss, with fall favorites including cinnamon brown sugar lattes, smokey shishito pepper pumpkin soup, African peanut pumpkin soup, and seasonal pastries including gluten free apple butter cardamom muffins and scones. Stop by and scope out some music while enjoying your delicious fall treats!

Park Café and Coffee Bar

For all-day breakfast and “a taste of Europe in Bolton Hill”, stop by Park Café and Coffee Bar! Park Café serves a variety of fall classics including overnight oatmeal, a seasonal soup of the day, seasonal strudel, Jewish apple cake, house made maple syrups for coffees, and London Fog tea lattes, giving everyone something to enjoy this fall.

Find Your Fall Accessories Close to Home—Shop Local

Bottle of Bread

Bottle of Bread has a cozy, vintage feel and is just a short walk from the Fitzgerald. With prints, accessories, essential oils, papers, and everything in between, Bottle of Bread has plenty to help make your apartment really feel like home this fall.

The Doll House Boutique

You are never too old for dress-up at The Doll House Boutique! Located right in the heart of Mount Vernon, The Doll House Boutique offers clothing to fit a wide variety of fall styles, allowing everyone to unleash their inner fashionista.


Power Plant Live! Presents Oktoberfest Live!

Put on some lederhosen and get the feel of a real German Oktoberfest without having to travel across the ocean! Rain or shine, Oktoberfest Live! will be Saturday, October 19th from 3:00-7:00pm. Come for a fun day that includes unlimited beer sampling, game contests, live music, and more.

OktoBEARfest at The Maryland Zoo

For a unique Oktoberfest experience, check out OktoBEARfest at The Maryland Zoo on Saturday, October 19th from 12:00-5:00pm. Stop by for unlimited beer sampling, live music, and food from local vendors in the company of your favorite animals! 

Halloween Celebrations

The 20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival

The 20th Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival will be held at Patterson Park on Sunday, October 26th. Come enjoy a day full of fun that will include live music, arts and crafts, food trucks, a beer garden, and more. The festival begins at 3:30pm, with line-up at 6:30pm for the parade at 7.

Boos on the Beach

See the Sandlot transform itself into a spooky pirate ship on the Heavy Seas and head over on Halloween from 7:00-11:00pm for Boos on the Beach! If you dare to enter, get ready for a night of games, campfires, drink specials, and fun entertainment.

Skeleton Spirit Halloween Dance Party Extraordinaire

Break out your best skeleton costume for the Skeleton Spirit Halloween Dance Party Extraordinaire, taking place at Union Collective on Friday, November 1st, from 9:00pm-1:00am. With a full bar, food, a DJ, and a Monster Mash dance party, you can’t miss this event!

Whether you want just a quick bite to eat, or a whole day of fun, there is something for everyone to enjoy this October in Baltimore!