Virginia Halloween Events 2020

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 Virginia.

Last Major Update:

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!

DC Halloween

2020 Events

Del Ray Halloween Parade - Alexandria, VA - Oct 23 to Oct 31, 2020
The parade is canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Some events available online (contests for best decorated house, business and block, best costumes etc) and a scavenger hunt of the avenue is planned. Normally: 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.

Vienna Halloween Parade - Vienna, VA - Oct 31, 2020
For 2020 – a wave parade, going through all four quadrants of Vienna (not every street) and giving residents the opportunity to wave from the sidewalks near their homes while dressed in costume!

Trick or Treating at Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon, VA - Oct 31, 2020
Celebrate Halloween with 18th-century entertainment and activities. Guests receive a take-home craft and a bag of candy. 3:30-6:30 at Mt Vernom

Leesburg Kiwanis Halloween Parade - Leesburg, VA - Oct 31, 2020
For 2020, instead of one big parade down King Street, there will be two smaller parades

Halloween at Deltaville Maritime Museum - Deltaville, VA - Oct 31, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Hay rides, candy, crafts, spooky woods and more

Roanoke Pumpkinfest - Salem, VA - Oct 31, 2020
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Take a walk through the Jack O’Lantern patch and vote for your favorite pumpkin. There will also be carnival games, inflatables, pumpkin give-away, costume contest and a pumpkin auction. 6-9pm at the Salem Farmer’s Market

Past Events

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.

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.

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.

Fall Festival - Arlington, VA - Oct 26, 2019
Puppet shows, trick or treating in stores, hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins, hay maze 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

Monsters, Mayhem and Musick – Williamsburg, VA – Oct 16, 23 & 30, 2018

Skeleton Festival – Harrisonburg, VA – Oct 20, 2018

Zombie Bash Party – Wytheville, VA – Oct 20, 2018

Zombie Fun Run – Arlington, VA – Oct 20, 2018

Pumpkins in the Park – Ewing, VA – Oct 25 – 27, 2018

Boo Bash – Charlottesville, VA – Oct 26, 2018

Pumpkinfest – Salem, VA – Oct 27, 2018

Bier-o-Ween – Tysons, VA – Oct 27, 2018

Halloween Madness – Marion, VA – Oct 27, 2018

Spooky Sprint – Roanoke, VA – Oct 27, 2018

Trunk or Treat at Massanutten, VA – Oct 31, 2018

Indoor Movie Night: Hocus Pocus – Massanutten, VA – Oct 31. 2018

Halloween Pumpkin Hunt – Alexandria, VA – Oct 27, 2018

Devil’s Backbone Halloween Party – Roseland, VA – Oct 26, 2018

Halloween at the Park – Deltaville, VA – Oct 31, 2018

Market Monster Mash – Danville, VA – Oct 31, 2018

Night of the Living Museum – Newport News, VA – Oct 20-21, 2017

Front Royal Zombie Walk – Front Royal, VA – Oct 21, 2017

Muddy Squirrel Haunted Hike – Daleville, VA – Oct 27-28, 2017

Rte 23 Halloween Bash – Wise, VA – Oct 28, 2017

Zombie Escape – Alexandria, VA – Oct 28, 2017

Thrill on the Hill – Massanutten, VA – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Vendor Fair & Trick-or-Treat – Hampton, VA – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween in Downtown Staunton – Staunton, VA – Oct 29, 2017

For more Halloween fun in Virginia, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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