Mummies, pirates, lanterns, and pumpkins, OH MY! There are all sorts of Halloween events for kids 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 26th at St. James Academy! We’ll have spooky science,  trick-or-treating, face painting, and MORE! The $10/family fee covers snacks and activities for everyone in your family.



Monsters, Mysteries & Magic
October 18 – 31 | During Museum Hours
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Calling all ghouls, goblins and princesses! Don your spookiest (or sparkliest!) Halloween costume and head to Port Discovery for a spook-tastic celebration! Enjoy fangtastic family entertainment, and not-so-scary Halloween celebrations. Make Halloween-themed creations in Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster Factory. Enjoy the magic of the season during special theater performances on Port Discovery’s Magic Stage. Dress up and celebrate together during Monster Parades. MORE

October 21 | 5 PM – 6:30 PM
The Rotunda

Get ready for Halloween with some healthy tricks and treats for all ages on the lawn at The Rotunda!  Bring out your trick-or-treaters for a fun time with Terra Counseling and Consulting health professionals who will get everyone ready to celebrate a healthy Halloween this year. Costumes encouraged.  They’ll have healthy treats, a grab-bag of goodies for the first 50 families, and free samples from Pure Raw Juice along with nutrition, mental health, and fitness activities. MORE

Toddler Time: Halloween Celebration and Costume Parade
October 24 | 10 AM – 11:30 AM
B&O Railroad Museum

Join The B&O Railroad Museumfor the year’s last Toddler Time, featuring a classic railroad story and Halloween celebration with a the costume parade for children to collect special treats around the Museum’s historic Roundhouse. Join them for a ride on their one-of-a-kind train carousel! All included with paid admission. Recommended for children between the ages of 2-5. Please note that this event begins promptly on time. MORE

October 25 – 27 | 10 AM – 4 PM 
The Maryland Zoo

Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s 36th annual ZooBOOO! festival. There will be games, prizes, contests, live entertainment and FREE trick-or-treating! PLUS, you won’t want to miss the “not-so-spooky” hay maze, super fun inflatables, free crafts, and fun animal enrichment. MORE

October 25 | 5:00 PM – 8 PM
Cylburn Arboretum

Cylburn Mansion is the prime spot for a night of Halloween revelry for the entire family. Our traditional family fun event is sure to send shivers down everyone’s spine. Cylburn Mansion done up for Halloween is not to be missed. Ar-Boo-Retum is fun for all the family. Trick or treat trail, educational display and take home craft. Come early and stay late. Something for everyone. $10/child, adults are free. Purchase tickets in advance. MORE

8th Annual SOBO Halloween Bash
October 26 | 1 PM – 5 PM
Riverside Park

Join neighbors and friends at Riverside Park for the 8th Annual SOBO Halloween Bash! The fun begins at 1 pm at the gazebo and surrounding fields. Enjoy fun for all ages, including a DJ, food trucks, beer and wine, lawn games for adults and older kids, Nanny McFit, Mr. Cork, crafts, and a special baby/toddler area contained by straw bales. Pumpkins and prizes for everyone, including books from the Maryland Book Bank. Don’t miss the parade at 4 pm when judging for the costume contest takes place! MORE

The Great Lantern Parade and Festival
October 26 | 3:30 PM – 8 PM
Patterson Park

This year, The Great Halloween Lantern Parade will bring 12,000 parade-makers and spectators to Patterson Park on Saturday, October 26 th (rain date is on Sunday, October 27). Thousands of people of all ages will carry handmade lanterns and march together with stilt walkers, community bands, drum lines, dance teams, and performers. Artists and families will carry glowing floats to create a magical, light-filled procession through the park.  The glowing evening procession is preceded by an afternoon Lantern Festival with hayrides, lantern making, crafts, autumn fare, and free family fun. MORE

Jack-o-Lantern Jamboree
October 26 | 4 PM – 8 PM
Wyman Park Dell

The CVCBD in partnership with the Friends of Wyman Park Dell are hosting a Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree at Wyman Park Dell on Saturday, October 26th at 4:00pm. There will be pumpkin decorating, food available for pre-order from HomeSlyce and another local vendor to be announced, ice cream, popcorn, and a movie! Feel free to come in a costume and bring a blanket and some candy to share for blanket trick-or-treating, bring the whole family and come ready to have fun! MORE

Lil MonSTARs Bash
October 27 | 11 AM – 2 PM
Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore

Let your little MONSTARS go wild with the best Halloween breakfast event this side of a full moon at Hard Rock Cafe Baltimore! The party features an interactive “make your own donut” bar and other Spooktacular fun (costumes strongly encouraged). Package includes a breakfast buffet, a costume contest, and goody bags! $16.95 ages 11 and up, $10.95 for ages 10 and under (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations available.  Walk-ins welcome. MORE

Harry Potter Halloween
October 27 – October 31
Johnny’s of Roland Park

Calling all Potterheads — Johnny’s in Roland Park has the Halloween celebration for you! Harry Potter Halloween will be back by popular demand, October 27 – October 31! Each dining room will be decked out as the different houses of Hogwarts, they’ll be making butterbeer, and guests can enjoy themed treats and adult drinks. This popular family tradition is sure to book-up, so be sure to make your reservations in advance

Trick or Treat On the Square
October 27 | 1 PM – 4 PM 
Belvedere Square

Join Belvedere Square for the 8th Annual Trick-or-Treat at the Square event, presented by ChoiceOne Urgent Care! The event will take place on October 27th, 2019 from 1pm to 4pm. Trick or Treat at the Square is open to the public and all activities are free with the exception of the costume contest, which has a $5 entry fee. 100% of all proceeds from the contest will benefit the non-profit organization, Baltimore Humane Society. MORE

Free Fall Halloween Celebration
October 30 | 4 PM – 7 PM
American Visionary Art Museum

Join the American Visionary Art Museum for a freaky Free Fall Halloween Celebration! Boos and ghouls of all ages are invited to create their own paper monster! All templates, markers and sparkly bits provided. Tour the museum, make a paper monster, and get a spooky face painting! All ages, free to attend. No tickets are required but RSVP online. Last workshop entry at 6:30pm. MORE

Trick or Treat on Highlandtown Main Street
Halloween, October 31 | 3 PM – 6 PM
Highlandtown Main Street

Celebrate Halloween! Trick or treat in costume at local businesses along Eastern Avenue. There will be free fun at Conkling & Eastern — including music, photos, games, prizes, and $1 pizza slices! Trick or treat in the 400 & 500 Blocks of S. Conkling St & S. Highland Ave. MORE

Fells Point Trick-or-Treat
Halloween, October 31 | 4 PM – 6 PM
Fells Point Main Street

All ghouls and goblins are welcome in Fells Point! Stroll the spooky streets to find tricks and treats! Your friendly Fells Point Businesses will be handing out candy and treats for trick-or-treaters from 3 – 6 pm on Halloween night. – Allergy-friendly, too! Be on the lookout for their “Candy Stop” signs in windows and check out our participating businesses at MORE

Hampden Halloween Fest
Halloween, October 31 | 5 PM – 6 PM 
The Avenue in Hampden

Don’t miss the Annual Hampden HalloweenFest taking place from 5-8 pm on Wednesday, 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 Falls Road, and southward down Chestnut Avenue. MORE


Halloween Family Fest: A (cool) progeny play date
October 26 | 3 PM – 5 PM
St. James Academy

Join St. James Academy and (cool) progeny for a BOOtastic afternoon! Crafts, music, face painting, trick-or-treating, snacks, pumpkin decorating, 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

Garden Glow 
October 19 and 20 | 5 PM – 9 PM
Ladew Gardens

Ladew is delighted to announce the 2nd annual Garden Glow, a magical celebration of fall featuring illuminated sculptures. Enjoy the Woody Pines bluegrass band, Crank Puppet Show,Glowing stilt walkers, jugglers and hoopers, and more! MORE

Hoot’s Halloween Party
October 20 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Irvine Nature Center

BOO! Come and Join Hoot as we celebrate Halloween at Irvine! Come in costume as you enjoy party games, crafts, and maybe even the Monster Mash! You’ll even get to go trick-or-treating for Hoot’s very own Hoot-errific Trail Mix. Fun for all ages! $5 for Members, $10 for Non-Members. MORE

Halloween at Hunt Valley
October 25 | 4 PM – 7 PM
Hunt Valley Towne Center

Join Hunt Valley Towne Center for Halloween festivities! Visit Hunt Valley Towne Centre for Trick-or-Treating* through the Centre beginning at 5pm on Friday, October 25, 2019. Dance to music from a live DJ while visiting participating stores for free treats. PLUS– enjoy a free MAGIC SHOW near the fireplace from 6pm-7pm! Children are encouraged to dress up for a spooktacular time! MORE

Halloween on the Farm
October 25 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Maryland Farm Park

Join the Maryland Agricultural Resource Council for a spooky night on the farm! Wear your best Halloween costume for this one-night event that will include a haunted maze, music, bonfire, “trunk-or-treating”, dog costume contests (the best-dressed pup will win a prize!) and more! They will also be hosting pumpkin painting/carving, and serving locally grown and made apple cider. Tickets are only $10 per child. Tickets are $10 a child ($7 for the second) *Parents and children under 2 are free* MUST purchase tickets in advance. MORE

Halloween Bash 2019
October 26 | 11 AM – 2:30 PM
acac Timonium

Join acac for a fun-filled afternoon of Halloween themed activities for all ages. This event features trunk or treat, spooky group exercise classes, seasonal games, kids crafts, a DJ and much more!  Open to the community! Members and non-members are welcome. MORE

Tricks and Treats on the Ridge
October 26 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM 
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”. Participating children will get a treat at each stop so bring your treat bag. The hike is approximately ½ mile. Groups will leave from the Nature Center on 10 minute intervals with leave times assigned when you register. If all slots are full, walk-in guests cannot be accommodated. All ages. $5 per participating child (Up to two chaperones per paid participant, additional guests $2 each). Advance Registration and Payment Required. 410-887-1815 or [email protected] MORE

Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department Trunk or Treat
October 26 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department

Join GVFD for a FREE Trunk or Treat from 2:00pm-4:00pm. Decorate your “trunk” and dress up in your best costume for a fun filled afternoon at the fire station. Join in the fun of trick of treating, costume contest, fire engine tours, crafts, and hot chocolate. If weather is inclement, this event will be held inside their social hall. MORE

Trick or Treat at Marshy Point Nature Center
October 26 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Marshy Point Nature Center

Search for treats and find tricks along the trails at Marshy Point Nature Center. Dress up and enter the costume contest. MORE

Chestnut Ridge Fire Department Halloween Trunk or Treat
October 26 | 3 PM – 5 PM
Chestnut Ridge Fire Department

Join Chestnut Ridge Fire Department for their third annual Spooktacular Trunk or Treat! Put on your creative hat and deck out your vehicle’s trunk with Halloween decorations! A favorite event with our community as they provide a safe, creative and deliciously spooky evening for the entire family. Kids Costume Contest, Haunted House, Spooky Crafts and more! MORE

Lantern Night
October 26 | 6 PM – 8 PM 
Fire Museum of Maryland

A family-friendly Halloween! See fire apparatus in a new light: etched glass signal lamps and kerosene lanterns; also visit with re-enactors in period attire. Wear your Halloween costume and get in for 1/2 price! MORE

Trick or Treating at The Shops at Kenilworth
October 29 | 5 PM – 6 PM
The Shops at KenilworthBring your child dressed up for Trick-or-Treating* at The Shops at Kenilworth! Stop by for candy, face painting, and a special visit from the Baltimore Cheerleaders & Poe on Tuesday, October 30th at 5pm. (*While supplies last) MORE

Halloween Party at Fun Kidzz
October 31 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Fun Kidzz

Calling All Ghouls & Boys! Join Fun Kidzz us for a Halloween Costume Party on Thursday, October 31st from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm. RSVP is required by October 25th. Tickets are limited and available for purchase NOW. The kid ticket ($19.99) will include: participation in the costume contest, 2 slices of pizza, organic juice box, candies, gifts, face painting, fun with neon bubbles, pumpkin decoration, dance under disco ball with fogging, and much more.  The adult ticket  ($5) will include: participation in the costume contest, pizza , and drinks. MORE