Top Halloween Events Near Washington, DC for Kids in 2021

Enjoy  a pumpkin-style bounce house at the Pumpkin Village Fall Fest. Photo courtesy of Leesburg Animal Park
Enjoy a pumpkin-style bounce house at the Pumpkin Village Fall Fest. Photo courtesy of Leesburg Animal Park

Bring on the candy, the jack o' lanterns, and the costumes—it's time for Halloween! With so many fun Halloween events near Washington, DC, there are lots of ways to celebrate this festive season. The DC area has everything from fall festivals to apple picking to fall train rides. There are also plenty of places to pick out the perfect pumpkin to decorate your front porch.

But sometimes you want to go all-in on Halloween. When that happens, round up your young witches and ghouls and head out to one of these top Halloween events near Washington, DC. And don't forget to check out our fall fun guide for more autumn activities!

Places featured in this article:


Burke Nursery and Garden Centre

Bull Run Special Events Center

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden
Outdoor Family Storytime at Noyes Library
Noyes Library for Young Children - 9:30 AM Pick
Kids Day on the Plaza
National Harbor - 10:30 AM Pick
Design Zone at the National Children's Museum
National Children’s Museum - various times Pick
STEAM Storytime
National Children's Museum - 10:30 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides