It is the month of October, and that means Halloween! Head to the country’s capital region, where you shall find some fantastic and Fun Halloween events in DC for people of all age groups. So bring on the Jack O’ lanterns, your outlandish costumes, the candy, and the masks, because this season is not just about the apple picking!
With Halloween comes seasonal fun, from fall festivals to pumpkin picking! So gather all the ghosts and witches and set out for some Halloween themed events around the area.
1. Boo at the Zoo
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo hosts an event called the Boo at the Zoo every year. This is the opportunity for your kids out there to dress up as their favorite scary characters and trick-or-treat at more than forty candy stations, get into the story-telling session by the zookeeper, walk through the park filled with live creepy crawlies, and a lot more!
You can find this event at 3001 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008. Click here for directions.
2. 17th Street High Heel Race
Over thirty years ago, a group of drunk drag queens ran down the 17th road from one bar to another. This simple act of theirs evolved into a colossal gathering of people who gather at Dupont Circle and race from JR’s Bar to Annie’s Paramount Steakhouse, down the 17th street, in high heels! The running has come to be known as the 17th Street High Heel Race and is one out of many fun Halloween events in DC.
You can find this event starting at 500 Kent Narrowsway North, Grasonville, MD 21638. Click here for directions.
3. Markoff’s Haunted Forest
The Markoff family hosts the most haunted attraction in the region every year in Dickerson, Maryland. The Markoff’s Haunted Forest has two haunted trails that the guests can choose from; the second one is comparatively new and scarier. This event starts at the beginning of October till the night of Halloween.
You can find this event at 19120 Martinsburg Rd, Dickerson, MD 20842. Click here for directions.
4. Fall Frolic
If you are looking for a more earnest Halloween, head to the garden of the Lee-Fendall House that offers you and your child ghost hunting, trick or treating, and a lot more at the Fall Frolic! The costume parade is waiting for you, so what are you waiting for?
You can find this event at 614 Oronoco Street, Alexandria, VA 22314. Click here for directions.
5. Halloween Safari
How about instead of doing the same mainstream Halloween parties, you go for a night of hiking and camping with the native wildlife, start a bonfire, roast some marshmallows? Put on your best hiking shoes and prepare yourself to climb the Bull Runs Mountain Conservancy trails. The Halloween Safari is indeed one of the most fun Halloween events in DC.
You can find this event at 17405 Beverley Mill Drive, Mountain House Headquarters, Broad Run, VA 20137. Click here to find directions.