Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Maryland.
At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!
Alsatia Mummers Parade - Hagerstown, MD - Oct 30, 2021
Spectators can enjoy the Mummers’ Parade almost anywhere along side the parade route.
Halloween Eye Spy Trains - Rockville, MD - Oct 4 to Oct 27, 2019
For 2020: Cabin John Train and Wheaton Train & Carousel are closed until further notice – check the link to see if they have opened and will be running this Halloween train, but as of early September, it’s not looking like this event will be running in 2020. They should be back next year though! Normally: Great for families of all ages, Montgomery Parks’ Cabin John Miniature Train and the Wheaton Miniature Train will take a ride through “Trainslyvania.”
Pumpkin Trolley Fest - Colesville, MD - Oct 19 to Oct 27, 2019
The National Capital Trolley Musuem remains closed due to COVID – Check their website or Facebook for opening details and event dates, if available, or look for this event to return next year in 2021. Normally: 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.
Mall-O-Ween - Hagerstown, MD - Oct 24, 2019
Trick or treat at Valley Mall merchants at 5pm. Free, you can register on Eventbrite via the Ticket link above.
ZooBOOO! - Baltimore, MD - Oct 25 to Oct 27, 2019
Come celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s annual ZooBOOO! festival. There will be games, prizes, contests, live entertainment and FREE trick-or-treating!
Devil’s Crawl - Baltimore, MD - Oct 25, 2019
Creep through multiple venues and TREAT your way into the area’s top bars and restaurants at Power Plant Live! Dress to impress, to scare, and to dance! $5 Parking (with validation from Power Plant Live) in Pier 5 Garage starting at 7pm.
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
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Theater with desserts – each year with a different theme. 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+.
Trick or Treat through History - Frederick, MD - Oct 25, 2019
6:30-8:30 at Rose Hill Manor Park & Museums. Bring a bag to collect treats from costumed historical characters
Halloween Party at Howl - Baltimore, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Howl at the Moon Baltimore hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.
Ultimate Halloween Party - Baltimore, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Halloween at Annapolis Towne Centre: Fall Fest and Trick or Treat - Annapolis, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Fall fest with activities like pumpkin painting, trick or treat, hay maze, train ride, and more
South Baltimore Halloween Bash - Baltimore, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Music, pumpkin painting, crafts, games, food, beer & wine and more! All kids can get a book at the Book Nook
Great Halloween Lantern Parade - Baltimore, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Each year on the last Saturday of October, the day begins with a family Halloween festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, hayrides, yoga, live music, an arts & crafts market, and more. Local food trucks and a beer garden provie a place for families and friends spread a picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon.
Halloween Party – Zombie World - Baltimore, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Come down to Baltimore’s BIGGEST Halloween party at Power Plant Live! 21+. Get creative with your costume and enter their HUGE Costume Contest with over $10,000 in cash & prizes on the Live! Stage and various Power Plant Live! venues.
Downtown Halloween Party - Brunswick, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! They are offering a Halloween House Decorating Contest for families to drive around and check out instead. See the website for more details. Normally: This popular event in historic downtown Brunswick features trick-or-treating, costume contest with prizes, hayride, and the grand finale group “Thriller” dance.. 6pm, Come in costume!
Halloween Celebration at Westview Promenade - Frederick, MD - Oct 26, 2019
11-1pm. Trick or treating at the promenade plus crafts, games, and costumed characters.
Not So Scary Halloween Party - Monrovia, MD - Oct 26, 2019
Adventure Park USA will be transformed into a home for happy haunts, creating a spectacular and innocently spooky time for all ages. Both indoor and outdoor attractions will be open for double the fun. Family-favorite cartoon characters will wander the park meeting guests and taking pictures. Dress up in your best costume for the not-so-scary occasion with trick-or-treating at 8:45pm. Buy online to save $10!
Trunk or Treat - Germantown, MD - Oct 27, 2019
4-6pm at Journey’s Crossing
Trick or Treat at the Square - Baltimore, MD - Oct 27, 2019
Among the treats for families: music, a Monster Mash dance lesson and performance, surprises from Square merchants, food and drink specials, a costume contest (18 and under), pumpkin decorating (free while supplies lasts), new trunk-or-treating from community members and more!
Trunk or Treat - Hagerstown, MD - Oct 27, 2019
6-8:30pm at the Church of the Nazerene
AVAM’s Free Fall Halloween Celebration - Baltimore, MD - Oct 30, 2019
FREE Museum admission. Plus, free face painting and Monster Mash-Up Workshop in the Jim Rouse Visionary Center building. All ages welcome! Last workshop entry @ 6:30pm
Hampden HalloweenFest - Baltimore, MD - Oct 31, 2019
The event, sponsored by the merchants of historic Hampden, was created to encourage handmade artistry and creativity in Halloween costume design across all ages. Costumed children and adults are encouraged to go shop-to-shop for Trick-or-Treating from 5-6 p.m. with participating merchants along 36th Street, northward up Falls Road, and southward down Chestnut Avenue.