Baltimore's Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival lights up the night. Photo courtesy of creativealliance.org
Baltimore's Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival lights up the night. Photo courtesy of creativealliance.org

Best Free Halloween Events Near Washington, DC

Halloween doesn’t have to cost money to be memorable. After all, you can put the kiddos in a sheet with holes (a la Charlie Brown) or another homemade costume and go trick-or-treating without spending a dime! But the fun doesn't have to last for only one night. There are so many free Halloween events in and near DC throughout the month of October to keep the kids entertained without breaking the bank. From parades to trunk-or-treats to festivals, these free Halloween events offer a ton of spooky, festive fun for DC families.

For even more seasonal fun, check out our guide to Halloween events and activities, our roundup of fun fall festivals near Washington, DC, and our fall fun guide for DC families. Happy hauntings!

Kids Euro Fest
Embassy of France in the U.S. - various times Pick
Kids Euro Fest
Embassy of Sweden - various times Pick
Great Country Farms Harvest Festival
Great Country Farms - 9:00 AM
Pumpkin Village at Leesburg Animal Park
Leesburg Animal Park - 9:30 AM
Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festival
Butler's Orchard - 9:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides