Trick-or-treating is the tried and true tradition for toddlers, teens and tweens, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Here are some other Halloween happenings you might want to check out if you’re looking to scare up a good time.
Baltimore Halloween Events for Kids and Families
Shuffling from door-to-door around the neighborhood is still a perfectly fine way to spread Halloween cheer (and to bring home a bag full of goodies). However, you have other options leading up to and including the main event.
- The Anita C. Leight Estuary Center offers a Halloween Hike and Campfire on October 15th where you’ll hear spooky tales along the trail. Afterwards, enjoy music and marshmallows by the fire. The following morning, head on back for the Pumpkin Chunkin’ Hike.
- West Shore Park at the Inner Harbor hosts the annual Harbor Harvest October 22nd with a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, hay maze, pony rides, and more.
- Head to Ladew Gardens on October 26th for Halloween harvest moon stories.
- The Maryland Zoo has a slate of activities set for ZooBOOO! October 28th through 30th including trick-or- treating, costume contests, games, crafts, live entertainment and lots of other delightful, frightful fun.
- Embark on a Halloween-themed camera (or phone) scavenger hunt at Eden Mill Nature Center.
- The Oregon Ridge Nature Center has a couple of hikes planned that will get you in the spooky spirit.
- Join Creative Alliance for a Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival in the style of Día de los Muertos on the 29th.
- On October 30th, Cromwell Valley Park offers the little ones a chance to hit the trail for some treats.
- That afternoon, you can also check out Belvedere Square for their annual Trick or Treat at the Square featuring a costume contest, pumpkin decorating, a Thriller dance lesson, and other ghoulishly good times.
- The 31st provides an opportunity for you DIY costume creators to show off your scarily superb skills at the Hampden HalloweenFest. Trick-or-treating is on tap, too.
Baltimore Halloween Events for Adults
If you’re looking for some more ghastly grown-up ways to celebrate Halloween, here are just a few.
- Hallow’s Eve brings monstrous music, a costume contest, and more across six unique areas at the Maryland Science Center.
- Halloween parties like Monster II: The Halloween Experience and Halloween ‘16 - Dead or Alive are just two of many events where you can break out the Monster Mash or other diabolical dance moves.
- Discover the haunted history of Baltimore with one of Baltimore Ghost Tours’ GhostWalks or Haunted Pub Tours.
However you choose to celebrate Halloween, be safe out there boys and ghouls. And when it’s time to put away all of those Halloween decorations, don’t forget ezStorage has costume storage units conveniently located near you!