Rides and more fall activities await at Leesburg Animal Park this October. Photo courtesy of Leesburg Animal Park
Rides and more fall activities await at Leesburg Animal Park this October. Photo courtesy of Leesburg Animal Park

Best Things To Do in Washington, DC in October with Kids

Time for all things pumpkin, apples, and ghosts! October is packing a spooky punch in DC with the return of the Halloween Lantern Paradepumpkin patches aplenty, lots of Halloween events, and many other fun things to in Washington, DC with kids. There are tons of fall festivals going on, and the DC event calendar is percolating daily with more things to do with the family.

Check out an amazing light show this month, listen to a free National Symphony Orchestra concert, go trick-or-treating in the pool, or get a taste of Turkish culture at the DC Wharf.

Read on for all our top picks for things to do in Washington, DC this October with kids.

Places featured in this article:


The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Tudor Place Historic House & Garden

Burke Nursery and Garden Centre

Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad

Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad
Toddler Time at the B&O
B&O Railroad Museum - 10:30 AM Pick
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
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides