Costumes, candy and a howlin' good time! That's what awaits all the little ghosts and ghouls who are planning to hit D.C.'s most bloodcurdling bashes. OK, so they're not really that scary. But they are fun, family-friendly and just the right amount of spookiness.
Boo at the Zoo, National ZooOctober 26, 27 & 28Trick-or-treating among the animals- is there a more monstrous way to celebrate?
Fright Fest, Six Flags in Mitchelville MDNow through October 28Take a terrifying tour through Zombieville, Carn-Evil and the Bridge of Terror.
Halloween Spooktakular, Kennedy CenterSunday, October 28An orchestra full of ghosts and goblins perform a "spirited" selection of music for the kiddies. And there's trick-or-treating before the concert!
Hallowmarine, National AquariumSaturday, October 27 Noon-4pmThere are sure to be lots of pirates at this marine-themed Halloween party. A spooky scavenger hunt is the perfect way to celebrate!
Fields of Fear, Cox FarmsNow though Saturday, November 3An alien graveyard, a dark side hayride and more than 20 acres of fear! The kids will not be bored at this fright-fest.
Del Ray Halloween Parade, AlexandriaSunday, October 28 2-3:30pmYou'll love the kids' costumes, but the pet get-ups are a real scream too.
Falloween, Clarendon (The Market Common)Saturday, October 27Trick-or-treating, face painting, and a costume parade for both people and pets - it's a huge celebration of autumn and Halloween.
Air & Scare, National Air & Space MuseumSaturday, October 27, 2pm-8pmEnjoy the spooky side of space with creepy crafts and all sorts of Halloween-themed activities.