Top 10 Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in the DC Area 

"Get ready, little ghosts and ghouls! Halloween fun awaits in D.C. for families with young kids. Costumes, candy, and more!" 

 Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thomas Jefferson Building - Great Hall (10 1st Street SE, Washington, D.C.) Free, but entry pass required

Family Mystery Day at the Library of Congress

 Sun., Oct. 22, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. The Kennedy Center $18+ Enjoy classic tunes, trick-or-treating, & a Haunted Hall PLAYspace. Ages 5+ 

NSO Family Concert: Halloween Spooktacular 

Thursday, Oct. 26 Alethia Tanner Park (NoMa) Free


Visit the pumpkin patch with face painting, dog portraits, "Hocus Pocus" at 6:30 p.m. Costume parade at 4:30 p.m. with Mickey and Minnie. Costume contest for pets and people. Red Bear Brewing beer garden open until 9 p.m. 

Oct. 26-31 Various locations Free D.C.'s Parks and Recreation hosts Halloween parties, haunted houses, a silent disco, and more at city community centers.

DPR Halloween

Fri., Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m. Eastern Market Free “Capitol Hill's largest Halloween festival” is coming back for a big in-person celebration.

Hill-O-Ween 2023 

DC WitchFest

 Sat., Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. metrobar (640 Rhode Island Ave. NE) Free Children and pets can join a costume contest, while all can paint pumpkins and enjoy mystical activities like tarot readings. 

The Farm at Kelly Miller Fall Festival: Sat., Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 301 49th Street Northeast, free