Halloween Weekend Things to Do in DC with Kids: Trick-or-Treat, Air & Scare, and More Fun Events

Air & Scare is back at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center! Photo courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum
Air & Scare is back at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center! Photo courtesy of the National Air and Space Museum

Looking for the best things to do in DC this Halloween weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Halloween is finally here! It's time to put those masks and costumes to good use at some kid-friendly Halloween events and activities in and around DC. Our events calendar is packed with the best places for princesses, monsters, and superheroes to show off their outfits all weekend long.

Start the weekend with a family-friendly friendly festival like Hilloween at Eastern Market or PumpkinPalooza at Alethia Tanner Park. Continue the Halloween fun at Ghost Town at Burke Lake Park, Air & Scare at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, or Harbor Halloween at National Harbor. And on Halloween itself, enjoy the Great Falls Halloween Spooktacular, go trunk-or-treating in Indian Head, or head to one of the best neighborhoods to trick-or-treat near DC.

Don’t miss our lists of the top Halloween events in DC for kids and families, the best pumpkin patches near DC, and the best things to do in Washington, DC in October with kids.

Halloween activities and events in the DC area tend to sell out, so be sure to call ahead or check websites before heading out.

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Falls Church Community Center

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Manassas Park Community Center

Silver Spring Veterans Plaza

Village Green Park

Great Falls Village Centre
Play Date at NMNH
Smithsonian Natural History Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Bear Snores On
Maydale Nature Classroom - 10:00 AM Pick
Hello, Museo
National Postal Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
Make and Take: Recycled Paper Valentines
Brookside Nature Center - 4:00 PM Pick
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National Postal Museum - 10:00 AM
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