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 2019.
2018 Events – The events below are from 2018. We are updating these Halloween events for 2019 and will continue to update or add events as we find new info.
Halloween Eye Spy Trains - Rockville, MD - Oct 4 to Oct 27, 2019
Great for families of all ages, Montgomery Parks’ Cabin John Miniature Train and the Wheaton Miniature Train will take a ride through “Trainslyvania.”
Boo at the Zoo - , DC - Oct 18 to Oct 20, 2019
Pumpkin Trolley Fest - Colesville, MD - Oct 19 to Oct 27, 2019
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 19, 2019
Put on your coolest, scariest or sexiest costume & come get your BOOze on with a bar crawl through DC
Bark or Treat Canine Cruise - Alexandria, VA - Oct 19, 2019
Come out with your costumed canine and cruise to some Halloween tunes along the Potomac! They will have Halloween treats on board. Be sure to have your four-legged friend in their best costume.
Vienna Halloween Parade - Vienna, VA - Oct 23, 2019
BOOtanica - Wheaton, MD - Oct 25, 2019
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.
Murder at the Mansion Dessert Theater at the Kentlands Mansion - Gaithersburg, MD - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Theater with desserts – this year’s production is Deadline – SteamedPunk! Ventures is due to drop their biggest app yet and energy billows through the office, but it’s not all positive. There’s a kink in the pipes and a few more amongst the staff. Fissures threaten to grow into cracks as the pressure builds. Suppressed jealousies and conflicts threaten to explode. Will the team be able to keep the airship afloat or will the boiler burst before they can safely land? – Dress up in Victorian/Steampunk attire for a chance to win a prize. – Guests will enjoy a fun evening with a buffet of sweet treats. A cash bar will be available for those 21 & older. Photo ID required for alcohol sales. Recommended for 15+.
Night of the Living Zoo - , DC - Oct 25, 2019
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!
Air and Scare - Chantilly, VA - Oct 26, 2019
Explore the spooky side of air and space at Air & Scare, the 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.
Trick or Treating at Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon, VA - Oct 26, 2019
3:30-6:30 at Mt Vernom
Fall Festival - Arlington, VA - Oct 26, 2019
Puppet shows, trick or treating in stores, hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins, hay maze and more
Halloween Carnival - Falls Church, VA - Oct 26, 2019
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 26, 2019
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 26, 2019
DC Halloween Crawl - Baltimore, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Bust out your best costume and get ready for a spooktacular party like no other this season. The official DC Halloween Crawl celebrates the scariest time of the year with thousands of your closest friends
Halloween party with costume contest including first prize of $500 cash. - , DC - Oct 26, 2019
Nightmare on M Street Bar Crawl - , DC - Oct 26, 2019
Spooky Skull Hike - Wheaton, MD - Oct 27, 2019
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 27, 2019
4-6pm at Journey’s Crossing
Del Ray Halloween Parade - Alexandria, VA - Oct 27, 2019
Following the parade awards are given for Best Pet Costume, Best Decorated Business, Best Decorated Home, and Best Decorated Stroller during a brief ceremony. There is no fee to compete for Best Costume or Best Decorated contests. Judges include elected officials and city dignitaries.
Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade - Leesburg, VA - Oct 31, 2019
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