Mummies, pirates, lanterns, and pumpkins, OH MY! There are all sorts of kid-friendly Halloween events in Baltimore (from spooky to ghoulishly friendly for the tiny pint-sizers). Here are our picks for family friendly Halloween fun — including where your kids can get their trick or treat on!

And don’t forget to join us for our Halloween Family Fest on October 28th at St. James Academy! We’ll have a mad science lab, magical illusions, trick-or-treating, face painting, and MORE! The $10/family fee covers snacks and activities for everyone in your family.


Haunted Halloween Hike
Saturday, October 21 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Lake Roland (formerly Robert E. Lee Park)

Encounter witches, owls, snakes, and other spooky creatures as you try to solve a fun Halloween mystery. Bring your flashlight and treat bag to this somewhat scary event. Costumes are welcome! (Rain date: 10/22) For ages 5 and up. Cost: $7 per person ($5 for park members) MORE

Halloween Fun House
Monday, October 23, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Tuesday, October 24, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | Wednesday, October 25, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Thursday, October 26, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM | Friday, October 27, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Playroom Harford

Come to The Playroom in costume and enjoy our Halloween Fun House (NOT Haunted House). Children ages 6 and under can enjoy a variety of activities; face painting, crafts, sensory table, dress-up, candy corn bowling, light table, etc. The fun is included in regular admission. A $5 optional activity card may be purchased for activities to do and take home (includes a cupcake treat, pinata craft, scented play-doh, bracelet craft, and pumpkin spinner)! MORE

Spooky Story Time Tea

Wednesday, October 25 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | The Corner Pantry

We’re thrilled to announce our next STORY TIME TEA with The Corner Pantry — a spooky story tea! Join us for a full afternoon tea service for parent and child, Halloween-themed story, craft, and trick-or-treating. Be sure to come in costume! If you haven’t experienced tea at The Corner Pantry, you’re in for a real treat! Space is limited and must be purchased in advance. We will have two seatings for… MORE

Toddler Time Halloween

Thursday, October 26 | 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM | B & O Railroad Museum

Join The B & O Railroad Museum for a Halloween celebration and costume parade! Choo Choo Blue, the museum’s mascot, will lead the parade! Children listen to a Halloween story, create a craft, enjoy a train ride through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville, and parade in costume around the Museum to collect special treats – all included with paid admission. It’s a spooktacular event and a train load of fun, you don’t want to miss! Please note that… MORE

Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Baltimore - (cool) progeny

AVAM’s Free Fall Halloween Celebration
Thursday, October 26 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | American Visionary Art Museum

Join the American Visionary Arts Museum for another freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration at AVAM! Make “Lumin-Eeries” Lanterns! Monsters & their Mummies are invited to create their own eerie luminary lantern, BYO glass jar (any size w/ label removed), all materials: glue, paper, googly eyes & bling provided; ALL AGES family workshop on the third floor of AVAM’s Jim Rouse Visionary Center (the third building of our Wonderland campus on Key Highway) & face painting, too! Enjoy free museum admission!… MORE

Friday, October 27, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Saturday, October 28, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Sunday, October 29, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year at the Maryland Zoo! Get your costume ready and join us for free trick-or-treating, costume contests, fun carnival games, bounce houses, live entertainment, yummy food and more! It’s bound to be a frightfully fun & wild time. *Parents and kids of all ages are encouraged to bring goodie bags and wear costumes! If… MORE

Halloween at The Shops at Kenilworth
Friday, October 27 | 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM | The Shops at Kenilworth

Bring your child dressed up to the Halloween event at The Shops at Kenilworth! Join them for candy, face painting, and a parade. Event starts at 4PM with the Trick or Treat Costume Parade starting at 6PM, FREE Kids Yoga by ZenLife at 6PM, and Halloween Photos from 4-7PM. Come out for a spooktacular time! MORE

Halloween at Hunt Valley Towne Centre
Friday, October 27 | 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM | Hunt Valley Towne Centre

Visit Hunt Valley Towne Centre for Trick-or-Treating* through the Centre beginning at 5pm. PLUS– enjoy a free MAGIC SHOW near the fireplace from 6pm-7pm! Children are encouraged to dress up for a spooktacular time! *While Supplies Last: Visitors are encouraged to arrive early. MORE

Friday, October 27 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Cylburn Arboretum

Back by popular demand, ArBOOretum! Bring the family for a spooky night at Cylburn Mansion on Friday, October 27 from 6-8 p.m. Children will learn about bats, moths, and owls while they decorate pumpkins, make lanterns and trick or treat bags, play games, craft, and have their palms read by “Madame Cylburnia.” Costumes encouraged! Snack on seasonal pies, treats and pumpkin spice lattes from Pie Time! $10/child. Adults free if accompanying a child. MORE

8th Annual Kids Peace Trick or Trot 5k/1 Mile Walk

Saturday, October 28 | 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Camden Yards

KidsPeace, in partnership with the Baltimore Orioles and Angela and Buck Showalter, invite you to run or walk for kids in foster care. Enjoy a great course (chip timed) through the harbor and finish on the field with the Oriole Bird! Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume (or as your favorite Oriole) and enjoy a fun post-race party. Fantastic gift certificates will be presented for top runners, age group winners and best costumes. MORE

Tricks and Treats on the Ridge
Saturday, October 28 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM | Oregon Ridge Nature Center

Dress up in your best costume and stroll through the woods and meadow to learn about the tricks plants and animals have up their “leaves”. Participants will get a treat at each stop so bring a bag. Hike is approximately ½ mile. Groups will leave the nature center for the trail at 10 minute intervals, you will be assigned a leave time upon registration. If all slots are filled, walk-in guests cannot be accommodated.
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Center Plaza Play Date: Pumpkins in the Park
Saturday, October 28 | 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Center Plaza

Downtown Partnership’s final Play Date of the season is Pumpkins in the Park! Downtown Partnership’s annual fall festival takes place Saturday, October 28, 10am-12pm. Bring the kiddos and enjoy the fall festivities. Pumpkin Patch Petting Zoo Toddler Hay Maze Face Painting (children, 2-years old & up) Moon Bounce Pictures Booth with Spiderman or Belle Kids Pie Eating Contest – 10:30 &11:30am, first come, first served, limited to 25 participants per contest. (and it’s all free!) For more info, visit MORE

BOOseum Bash
Saturday, October 28 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Have a spooktacular Halloween at Baltimore’s ultimate Halloween party for kids and families! Boogie to hair-raising tunes from Mr. Don. Have a boo-tiful design painted on your face. Learn about creepy, crawly and COOL bugs with Bug Patrol and magical creatures with Wildlife Adventures. Make tasty treats in the form of Cinnamon Bats with McCormick! Plus, enjoy a mischievous spooky puppet show and make troll hair and diffusion bats and pumpkins! Be sure to come dressed in your most fang-tastic… MORE

Spooky Science
Saturday, October 28 | 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Maryland Science Center

Celebrate the chills and thrills of Halloween at the Maryland Science Center for Spooky Science Day! Creepy chemistry and mysterious science combine to provide a hauntingly good time. Spend the afternoon with us and make gooey, glowing slime, launch creepy catapults, see our mad scientists in a creepy interactive demonstration, and even watch us chuck pumpkins off of the roof! All activities are free with paid admission and completely free for members. MORE

Annual Halloween Spooktacular! Pumpkin Patch
Saturday, October 28 | 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Mt. Vernon Place

Join Mt. Vernon Place in the East Square of Mount Vernon Place on Saturday October 28 for spooky Halloween fun – a Pumpkin Patch! Come by between 2 and 4pm to decorate your own pumpkin and enjoy pizza, hot dogs, and yummy Halloween munchies. Mount Vernon Place will be decorated for Halloween! Following the Pumpkin Patch, there will be a Trick-or-Treating parade leaving at 4pm. All ages welcome. Costumes encouraged, but not required! * Inclement weather date: Sunday, October 29,… MORE

Halloween Family Fest at St. James Academy – a (cool) progeny event!

Saturday, October 28 | 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM | St. James Academy

Join St. James Academy and (cool) progeny for a BOOtastic afternoon! Crafts, music, spooky science, face painting, trick-or-treating, snacks, and MORE! Come in costume and have a kid-friendly ghoulishly good time! $10 for the whole family to attend (All snacks and activities are included in the pass!). MORE

Howling Halloween Hullabaloo
Saturday, October 28 | 4:00 PM – 6:45 PM | Robinson Nature Center

This guided trick-or-treating adventure takes you through the Robinson Nature Center and along portions of its paved and wooded trails. Each stop offers fun, live interpretation on topics ranging from creepy, crawly critters to constellations, to howling and hooting creatures. Healthy treats from our sponsors (MOM’s Organic Market and David’s Natural Market) accompany each stop. Ages 5+ / $10 per child, $5 per adult To register, call 410-313-0400. MORE

Trick-or-Treat Through the Square
Sunday, October 29 | 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Belvedere Square

Belvedere Square’s Sixth Annual “Trick or Treat at the Square” on Sunday, October 29th offers a fun-filled Halloween celebration for the young and young at heart. Among the treats for families: music by DJ Chris, a Thriller dance lesson and performance by The White Marsh Ballet Academy, surprises from Square merchants, food and drink specials, a costume contest (18 and under), pumpkin decorating (free while supply lasts), new trunk-or-treating from community members, including Govan’s Presbyterian Church, The Church of Nativity, and more! Even pets are treated… MORE

Little Haunts at Camp Hidden Valley

Sunday, October 29 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Camp Hidden Valley

Want a fun, safe, non-scary place to bring your children? Little Haunts Sundays is the perfect place for families. Recommended for kids under 12. Little Haunts Sundays, from 2-5pm, offers a fun and spook-free time, including trick or treating on the trail, games, crafts, pumpkin painting, costume contest, moon bounce, a hay maze, and more. MORE

Halloween Storytime and Sing Along with Aunt Whiz
Tuesday, October 31 | 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM | Play Cafe

Join Play Cafe on Halloween morning for songs and games with Aunt Whiz. Aunt Whiz was a kindergarten teacher for 35 years and knows how to make Halloween fun for the little ones! Please do dress up!! This is a free drop‐in program, however normal Play Cafe $5 food and beverage minimum applies. MORE

Hampden HalloweenFest 2017

Tuesday, October 31 | 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | The Avenue in Hampden
Dress up in your favorite scary, funny or crazy DIY costume and head on over to the Annual Hampden HalloweenFest taking place from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, October 31 on “The Avenue” (36th Street). The event, sponsored by the merchants of historic Hampden, was created to encourage handmade artistry and creativity in Halloween costume design across all ages. Costumed children and adults are encouraged to go shop-to-shop for Trick-or-Treating from 5-6 p.m. with participating merchants along 36th Street, northward up… MORE