Halloween: D.C. area Kids' events

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      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 Zoo
      October 26, 27 & 28
      Trick-or-treating among the animals- is there a more monstrous way to celebrate?

      Fright Fest, Six Flags in Mitchelville MD
      Now through October 28
      Take a terrifying tour through Zombieville, Carn-Evil and the Bridge of Terror.

      Halloween Spooktakular, Kennedy Center
      Sunday, October 28
      An 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 Aquarium
      Saturday, October 27 Noon-4pm
      There 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 Farms
      Now though Saturday, November 3
      An 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, Alexandria
      Sunday, October 28 2-3:30pm
      You’ll love the kids’ costumes, but the pet get-ups are a real scream too.

      Falloween, Clarendon (The Market Common)
      Saturday, October 27
      Trick-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 Museum
      Saturday, October 27, 2pm-8pm
      Enjoy the spooky side of space with creepy crafts and all sorts of Halloween-themed activities.

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