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!
Dr Jekkyl and Mr Hyde at the Washington County Playhouse - Hagerstown, MD - Sep 18 to Nov 1, 2020
On the fog-bound streets of Victorian-era London, Henry Jekyll’s experiments with exotic “powders and tinctures” have brought forth his other self—Edward Hyde, a sensualist and villain free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. Watch the two sides battle it out in this version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classi tale. It comes to the Washington County Playhouse for the weeks leading up to Halloween.
Middletown Scarecrow March - Middletown, MD - Oct 17, 2020
One of the best local traditions in the area, local citizens, families, businesses, and classrooms of all ages vie with each other for creating a scarecrow like no other! Year after year, be amazed at the results! Come share in the fun and judging on Saturday! Scarecrows will delight the entire family and stay marching down Main until Halloween.
Wine and Ghost Spirits at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard - Thurmont, MD - Oct 23 to Oct 31, 2020
Enjoy wine at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard while listening to tales of local ghosts with a Ghost Teller from Gettysburg Ghost Tours, told around the fire
Halloween in Downtown Frederick - Frederick, MD - Oct 24, 2020
10-12pm. Great for families and kids of all ages. Costumes are encouraged, though not required. You can paint your own pumpkin, stop by a craft station, and trick-or-treat at more than 50 downtown businesses while supplies last!
Howl-O-Ween Dog Costume Parade - Hagerstown, MD - Oct 24 to Oct 29, 2020
Virtual costume contest for pets for 2020. Normally: 10-2pm at Fairgrounds Park. Dress your pup and compete for prizes, plus vendors, giveaways, and more
Halloween in the Garden - Dowell, MD - Oct 24, 2020
Modifications for 2020 include a pre-packed bag of treats, and low touch/no touch games and entertainment. DJ, photo ops, food and drink, and more. Normlly: Trick or treating from 10-4pm. $2 per person, $5 fast pass. Proceeds benefit local charities
Spooky Skull Hike - Colesville, MD - Oct 24, 2020
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)!
Carve and Candy - Havre de Grace, MD - Oct 25, 2020
Carve or paint a pumpkin with a decoy carver, “Trick or Treat” your way through the Decoy Museum, and enjoy other seasonal games and activities. $5/child
Halloween Parade - Havre de Grace, MD - Oct 30, 2020
Modifications for 2020: Stop by Havre de Grace Visitors Center (450 Pennington Ave) for costume judging between 4 and 7pm, and enjoy trick or treating at local businesses beginning at 4pm (signs will be in the windows of participating shops, and a list will also be available at the Visitors Center). Normally: HdG Recreation Committee presents the annual Havre de Grace Halloween parade. Meet at the corner of Washington Street and Congress Ave, dressed in costume. Registration 6:00, the parade begins at 6:30. Come early or stay late…Trick or Treat in participating business from 4-8 pm!
Halloween Comicfest - , MD - Oct 31, 2020
Comic shops aroung the US give away comics – the event website has a list of participating comic shops so you can find one near you
Howl-o-ween Trails and Treats Pet Fest and Parade - Have de Grace, MD - Oct 31, 2020
1-5pm at Concord Point Lighthouse. Costumed pet parade 3pm, prizes, vendors, treats and activities
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.
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