Calling all ghosts, goblins, witches and ghoulies—it’s time for trick-or-treating and there are plenty of family friendly events taking place throughout the community! Mark your calendars with these fun Halloween events!
ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE MONTH
Halloween Happening Haunted Barn and Hayrides
Oct. 8-10; 15-17; 22-24; 29-31. Scare up some thrills and chills at this haunted house and haunted maze and haunted hayride. 7pm-10pm. Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds, Crownsville.
Bennett’s Curse Haunted House
Oct. 1-2, Oct. 10, Oct. 17, Oct. 21, Oct. 24, Oct. 28: 7pm-9:30pm; Oct. 8, 9, 31: 7pm-10pm; Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30: 7pm-10:30pm. Nov. 5-6 is Black Out Night where you navigate the Haunted House in complete darkness! Four terrifying haunted houses all under one roof. $25-$45. 7875A Eastpoint Mall, Baltimore. bennettscurse.com
Cornstalkers Trail of Terror
Oct. 1-2, 15-16, 24, Nov. 5-6: 7:30pm-10:30pm; Oct. 8-9: 8:30pm-11pm; Oct. 22-23, 29-31: 7:30pm-11pm. Recommended for ages 13 and up. Five Attractions for 2021 – The Asylum, The Barnyard, Cornstalker’s Trail, Graves Farmhouse, and Hillbilly Homestead. $25-$30. Blue Crabs Stadium, 11765 St. Linus Drive, Waldorf. ebehaunts.com
Fright Fest at Six Flags
Starting September 25 through Oct 31, Fridays-Sunday, times vary. Trick-or-treat trails, pumpkin patch, hay maze, songs and dance with Monster Mash Bash, haunted houses, scare zones and more. $34.99 and up. Some attractions cost extra. Six Flags America, Upper Marlboro. sixflags.com/america/events/fright-fest
Saturday Oct. 16
Sunday Oct. 17
A family-friendly concert featuring music with spooky sounds, haunted harmonies and a costume contest for all ages! $25.00. 3pm. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Annapolis. lso-music.org.
Tuesday Oct. 19
Great Jack O’Lantern Camp Fire
Bask in the warmth of a fall campfire, roast marshmallows, and enjoy popcorn and hot cider. $5. 7-8:30 p.m. Darnall’s Chance, Upper Marlboro.
Wednesday Oct. 20
It’s almost Halloween and to celebrate we will be making all sorts of spooky treats: spiders, ghosts, Frankenstein and more! Pre-registration required. Ages 2-5. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Southern Community Center, Lusby. co.cal.md.us.
Thursday Oct. 21
Garden Glow at Ladew Gardens
Oct. 21-23, 5pm-9pm. See a showcase of hundreds of creative jack o’ lanterns carved by artists, celebrities, dignitaries, local businesses, and friends and neighbors. Plus illuminated sculptures and installations, live music and strolling performers, family-friendly educational activities for children, and delicious eats from local food vendors, beer, wine & spirits. $10-$30. Ladew Gardens, Monkton. ladewgardens.com
Saturday Oct. 23
Halloween in the Garden
Dress up the whole family and come enjoy a spooktakular day at Annmarie! Timed entry tickets and fun activities including games, DJ dance party, and food truck. $5. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Annemarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/content/halloween-garden
Howllaween Spooktakular Drive-By
Wear your costumes and Trick or Treat all while in your own car! Meet spooky animals, play Halloween games for prizes and candy and get your fortune told. $30 Donation per car. 5:30-7:30pm. Eco Adventures, Millersville, ecoadventures.org
Wednesday Oct. 27
Not so Spooky Skate
Skate in costume and trick or treat at the rink, participate in the costume contest, and do some Halloween crafts. $20.00. 4:30-6:15 p.m. Cabin John Ice Skate Rink, Bethesda. Montgomeryparks.org.
Friday Oct. 29
October 29–31, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s 38th annual ZooBOOO! Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes and bring trick-or-treat bags for trick-or-treating throughout the Zoo. Free with zoo admission. Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, marylandzoo.org/special_events/zoobooo/
Pumpkins on the Green
We are excited to be back in person for this fun-filled “un-gala” featuring great live music, food, drinks and silent auction. 7-11 p.m. Irvine Nature Center, Owings Mills. explorenature.org/pumpkins-on-the-green/
Sanderson Sistah’s Tribute Show & Trunk or Treat!
Come join Calvert Rainbow Alliance for our 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat. Either as a volunteer or just to join the fun, we welcome you! $7.50/person. 5-9 p.m. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM), Saint Leonard. choosecalvert.com/calendar.aspx?EID=8651
USNA Halloween Concert
Oct. 29-30. The USNA annual Halloween Concert is a spectacular event of music, light, drama, and dance. One of the most popular events on the Yard, this production is an experience you will not soon forget! $8- $36. 7 p.m. USNA Chapel, Annapolis. usna.edu
Saturday Oct. 30
Día de los Muertos Virtual Family Celebration
Celebrate Día de los Muertos online with Ballet Folklórico Mi Herencia Mexicana and the Smithsonian American Art Museum as they demonstrate several Mexican folk dances including El Toro Viejo from Sinaloa and the popular, El Son de La Negra from Jalisco. Learn more about Día de los Muertos as the dancers and explain the history behind their dance traditions. 10-11 a.m. American Art Museum, Washington. americanart.si.edu
Halloween at The Maryland Science Center
Celebrate Halloween in the Science Center at night. Music, dancing, food truck, lawn games and beverages. 7 p.m.-1 a.m. $49-$99. Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, halloween-baltimore.com
Halloween Trail Trek at Banneker Park
Bring your whole family and come dressed in your favorite costume. Pick up your trail booklet at the museum and follow clues on this self-guided journey. Return to the museum to claim your prize. Free. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum, Catonsville. facebook.com/BannekerMuseum/
Trunk or Treat at Harley-Davidson
Stop by Halloween day for free dogs and burgers courtesy of the Annapolis HOG Chapter, s’mores by the firepit with Annapolis HOG and safe, sanitized, social distanced trunk or treating outside! 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Rommel Harley-Davidson, Annapolis. rommelhdannapolis.com
Sunday Oct. 31
Halloween Party Concert
Sing, dance, and play interactive games through your device with legendary children’s musician Laurie Berkner as she performs your favorite songs, interacts with you through the computer, and brings in a few surprises. Two special “Halloween Party” LIVE Virtual Family Concerts at 12:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. And for double the fun, a family ticket grants admission to one or both livestreams! $20. live.laurieberkner.com
Animal Appreciation Day and Pet Parade
Family fun event for all ages and animals! Bring your pet all dressed up for Halloween. The parade starts at 2 pm. Must be registered by 1:45 pm. Free. 1-4 p.m. Historic Hancock’s Resolution, Pasadena. historichancocksresolution.org.