Friday, Saturday & Sunday Sugarloaf Crafts Festival will take over Montgomery County Fairgrounds. More than 200 exhibits will showcase the high-quality work of independent artisans from across the U.S., as well as local up-and-coming talent. You’ll find an extensive array of contemporary alternative clothing designers, fine artists, metal workers, leather workers and more, each with handmade craftwork for both everyday use and special occasions. Free parking, kids 12 and under are free, $8 online / $10 at the door for others.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday NSO Pops: Cirque de la Symphonie: Halloween Extravaganza at The Kennedy Center is back by popular demand! Spooky fun abounds as Cirque de la Symphonie wows with sensational acrobatics and powerful music in a new Halloween-themed spectacular. Bring the whole family for this breathtaking and lively high-flying display.2 hour show, purchase tickets online.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am-7:00pm Maryland Renaissance Festival will be joisting and serving up lots of turkey legs weekends through October 23. The festival is free to children 11 and under. Take a time machine back to medieval times. With plenty of entertainment, including music, joisting, puppetry, pony rides and so much more. Your children will see people dressed up in 16th century outfits. Dress like a knight and come participate!
Saturday & Sunday hop on the Wheaton Haunted Train and Creepy Carousel. If you enjoy heart-racing, adrenalin-pumping, throat-constricting Halloween activities, we have a train (and carousel) for you. Who–or WHAT?–lurks in the dark Wheaton woods as you ride the Haunted Train? And what’s that perched on the ghostly horse silently screaming next to you on the Creepy Carousel? We promise to do our very best to scare the pants (metaphorically speaking) off you. We’ll show free frightening movies, and have snacks for sale, too. Purchase tickets online.
Saturday & Sunday hop on the Eye Spy Train at Cabin John Regional Park. Looking for something fun to do this Halloween that won’t give your younger kids nightmares? Ride the “Eye Spy” Halloween Train at Cabin John Regional Park! Your kids will have fun looking for familiar friends and animals hiding in the woods and marking them off their “Eye Spy” card, while you sit back and enjoy the ride! A not-so-scary train for kids under 8. Purchase tickets online.
Saturday & Sunday you can fly high celebrating Maryland Fleet Week & Air Show in Baltimore.
6:00pm-9:00pm: Spooky SPY Family Night at International Spy Museum
(800 F Street, NW Washington, DC)
Ditch your Halloween costume and change your whole identity! Has your brother been spying on you? Is grandma really a secret agent? Does dad really have lethal ninja skills? Now’s your chance to find out as your family of spies gains exclusive afterhours access to the Museum! Test your family’s spy skills as you run top secret missions, go deep undercover and transform your appearance with the help of professional make-up artists, challenge yourself in Code Cracker competitions, explore all forms of spy tradecraft, and enjoy SPY snacks. Come in disguise as your favorite spy! Ages: 5 and up (one adult required for every five KidSpy agents)* Space is limited—advance registration required. *Includes exclusive after-hours admission, SPY snacks, scavenger hunt, prize competitions, and more!
7:30pm-9:30pm: Hocus Pocus Movie at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park
(13220 Yates Ford Rd Clifton, VA 20124)
Join Adventure Links for our October Halloween Movie Night series under the stars at Hemlock Overlook Regional Park! Every Friday night in October we’ll be showing a halloween movie on our outdoor movie screen. Bring a blanket and enjoy a free movie! Upcoming shows: October 21st – The Nightmare Before Christmas & October 28th – The Blair Witch Project.
8:30am-9:30am: Capoeira for Kids Ages 3.5-7 at Bloombars
(3222 11th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001)
Capoeira provides physical fitness for children, ages 4 and up. It is intended to be a no- to low-contact martial art that helps children with gross motor planning and gross motor skills. Children will also learn maculele (a dance done hitting sticks against your partner’s sticks), samba, capoeira instruments, and Portuguese through this fun, interactive class.
Classes are $15 each or $120 for a series of ten classes.