There are a number of options to celebrate Halloween around the District of Columbia. Adults can choose from some wild Halloween parties. Families can select a kid friendly event to enjoy. It’s October and time to make plans to celebrate Halloween in Washington, DC and NoVa for 2018.
2018 Events – more coming soon! The events below are from 2017. We are updating these Halloween events for 2018 and will continue to update or add events as we find new info.
Halloween Eye Spy Train - Rockville, MD - Oct 6 to Oct 28, 2018
All aboard the Cabin John Eye Spy Halloween Train! NO LONGER HAUNTED! This “not so scary” train ride is fun for the whole family – it’s all about fun, not fright! Each child will receive an Eye Spy card before boarding the train. As you ride through the woods of Cabin John Regional Park, look all around to find Halloween friends hiding there, and mark them off the Eye Spy card. They’ll also show free Halloween movies inside the Train Station Party Room and have other fun Halloween activities for the kids. Costumes are encouraged! Please bring a canned food donation for your neighbors in need – they’ll donate them to Manna Food Center. Runs on Saturdays and Sundays in October
Boo at the Zoo - , DC - Oct 19 to Oct 21, 2018
Pumpkin Trolley Fest - Colesville, MD - Oct 20 to Oct 28, 2018
Pumpkin TrolleyFest includes trips to Pinson’s Pumpkin Market from 12:30 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. both weekends. Pumpkin tokens available in the Museum Shop.
Boos & Brews Halloween Bar Crawl - , DC - Oct 20, 2018
Air and Scare - Chantilly, VA - Oct 20, 2018
Explore the spooky side of air and space at Air & Scare, our annual Halloween event at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Va. Participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. Arrive in costume to get into the Halloween spirit and enjoy safe indoor trick-or-treating.
Vienna Halloween Parade - Vienna, VA - Oct 24, 2018
BOOtanica - Wheaton, MD - Oct 26, 2018
Gather the family together for a fun evening! Children can dress in their favorite costume, participate in a garden costume parade, paint a pumpkin, try a pumpkin treat, and top the evening off listening to award-winning storyteller Gary Loyld present “Pumpkin Tales for the Young” telling tales more funny than scary.
Last Call at Chez Mort - Gaithersburg, MD - Oct 26 to Oct 28, 2018
A Night Club in the 1920’s is the scene of a bizarre death. Possibly an accident or more likely a murder. Inspector Constantine could pin it on anyone of these mugs: the gangster, the show girl, the French guy, or the Russian with hatchet. Constantine relates the story of the case to a news reporter —the facts are a bit shaky and the details are hard to recall, but someone was arrested. Guests will enjoy a fun evening with a buffet of sweet treats Recommended for ages 15 & up.
Night of the Living Zoo - , DC - Oct 26, 2018
Ghouls and goblins will enjoy craft beer, fare from popular D.C. food trucks, a spooktacular costume contest, and performance artists while dancing to music at the DJ dance party. It’s a wicked night of fun that would be scary to miss!
Bark or Treat Canine Cruise - Alexandria, VA - Oct 26, 2018
Come out with your costumed canine and cruise to some Halloween tunes along the Potomac! We will have Halloween treats on board. Be sure to have your four-legged friend in their best costume.
Mall-o-ween at Lakeforest Mall - Gaithersburg, MD - Oct 27, 2018
12-2pm for trick or treating at the Lakeforest Mall. The first 200 kids will get to pick a pumpkin from our pumpkin patch
Trick or Treating at Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon, VA - Oct 27, 2018
3:30-6:30 at Mt Vernom
Falloween - Arlington, VA - Oct 27, 2018
Puppet shows, trick or treating in stores, hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins, hay maze and more
Halloween Carnival - Falls Church, VA - Oct 27, 2018
Two timeslots for younger (infants to K) and older (1-5 grade) kids, including puppet shows, movie screenings, crafts and games, and more.
Halloween Pumpkin Hunt - Alexandria, VA - Oct 27, 2018
Alexandria’s ghosts and goblins will fill their garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled pumpkins for local children to discover. Other activities include crafts to take home, a sticker station, temporary tattoos, spooky stories, a costume parade with prizes as well as drinks and refreshments. Every participating child receives a pumpkin—one pumpkin in each of their pumpkin hunt sessions will have a certificate for a special prize hidden inside. Costumes encouraged!
Trick or Treat with the Boo-tiques - Alexandria, VA - Oct 27, 2018
Clarendon Halloween Crawl - Baltimore, MD - Oct 27, 2018
Night of the Crawling Dead - , DC - Oct 27, 2018
Giant Halloween Graveyard Jam - , DC - Oct 27, 2018
Nightmare on M Street Bar Crawl - , DC - Oct 27, 2018
Spooky Skull Hike - Wheaton, MD - Oct 28, 2018
Can you find the animal skulls hidden in the woods? On this self-guided hike, you’ll walk a short loop in search of skulls, and use clues to identify them. Stop by any time during program hours, and pick up a clue sheet. Get a Halloween treat after identifying all the skulls (or for wearing a costume)!
Trunk or Treat - Germantown, MD - Oct 28, 2018
3-5pm at Journey’s Crossing
Del Ray Halloween Parade - Alexandria, VA - Oct 28, 2018
Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade - Leesburg, VA - Oct 31, 2018
Trick or Treat DC Halloween Party - , DC - Oct 31, 2018
Make plans to attend a Halloween party around Washington. Find a costume contest and dance the night away at these adult parties:
Boos & Brews Halloween Bar Crawl – Oct 21, 2017
1st Annual Halloween Party – Oct 27, 2017
Halloween Yacht Party – Oct 27, 2017
Night of the Living Zoo – Oct 27, 2017
Nightmare Festival – Oct 27-28, 2017
Halloween Bash at Duffy’s Irish Pub – Oct 28, 2017
Night of the Crawling Dead (Gallery Place) – Oct 28, 2017
Giant Annual Halloween Graveyard Jam – Oct 28, 2017
Nightmare on M Street Bar Crawl – Oct 28, 2017
Halloween in Hollywood: Night of the Living & Dead – Oct 28, 2017
DC’s Official Halloween Bash – Oct 28, 2017
Halloween Pub Crawl DC – Oct 28, 2017
Halloween House Party – Oct 28, 2017
Devilish Halloween Party – Oct 30, 2017
IT Halloween Night Rooftop Party – Oct 31, 2017
19th Century Masquerade Party – Oct 31, 2017
Halloween Havoc Costume Party – Oct 31, 2017
Clarendon Halloween Crawl– November 4, 2017
We’ve searched for some family friendly Halloween events to enjoy in Washington, DC. We hope you and your kids have fun:
Boo at the Zoo – Oct 20-22, 2017
Monster Mash – Leesburg, VA – Oct 21, 2017
Air and Scare – Oct 21, 2017
Bark or Treat Canine Cruise – Oct 27, 2017
Trick or Treating at Mount Vernon – Oct 27-28, 2017
Falloween – Oct 28, 2017
Halloween Carnival – Falls Church, VA – Oct 28, 2017
Halloween Pumpkin Hunt – Oct 28, 2017
Trick or Treat with the Boo-tiques – Oct 31, 2016
Vienna Halloween Parade – October 25, 2017
Del Ray Halloween Parade – October 29, 2017
Halloween Happyfest – October 29, 2017
Del Ray Halloween Parade – Oct 29, 2017
Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade – October 31, 2017
We hope you have enjoyed the start to our Halloween party and events section.
More Fall Activities near Washington DC and Baltimore:
DC Area Oktoberfests
Baltimore Haunted Houses
Baltimore Ghost Tours
Baltimore Halloween Events
Thanksgiving in Baltimore
Thanksgiving in Washington DC