There is a TON of stuff happening for kids and families this weekend in Baltimore! Will you head to ZooBoo, catch Lemony Snicket’s The Composer is Dead, make slime at the Natural History Society, see “Walk Two Moons” at Center Stage, or check out the Food Truck BOO Bash? Looking for a more complete list of Halloween events? Check here.

Be sure to join us at our annual Halloween Family Fest at St. James Academy! We’re inside (no worries about the weather!) with a spooky magic show, pumpkin decorating, face painting, trick-or-treating, and MORE! Just $10/family — and that includes EVERYTHING. Tickets will be available at the door, but it’s faster if you purchase online in advance here.

WEEKEND FUN FOR KIDS! Baltimore Family Events This Weekend, October 25-27

Baltimore City

ZooBooo! 
October 25 – 27 | 10:00 am – 4:00 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

ArBOOretum 
October 25 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 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

City Pop Up: Baltimore THE LION KING
October 25 | 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
UA House at Fayette

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Tribeca Film Festival are hosting City Pop Up: Baltimore is a community event featuring a free public screening of the 2019 version of THE LION KING. City Pop-Up takes place at the Under Armor House at Fayette, operated by Living Classrooms. This event is an amazing opportunity to bring the Baltimore community together for a night out featuring local food vendors, performances and music. MORE

Lemony Snicket’s The Composer Is Dead
October 26 | 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall

Get ready for chills and thrills! Think like a detective to figure out how the composer met his unfortunate demise. Where exactly were the violins on the night in question? Did anyone see the harp? Help solve this perplexing musical murder mystery while learning about the instruments of the orchestra. Join us immediately following each family concert for a buffet lunch in the Meyerhoff lobby. For tickets and more information, visit BSOmusic.org/family. Luncheon tickets purchased separately. MORE

Park ‘n Pumpkin Festival
October 26 | 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Druid Hill Park

Baltimore Rec n Park’s Park ‘n Pumpkin Festival returns to Druid Hill Park (outside of the Rawlings Conservatory) on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.! Guests can enjoy a day of food, fun and festivities to celebrate the cooler weather and harvest season. Attendees are in for a treat as they enjoy festive fall and Halloween-themed activities like face-painting, fortune-telling, arts and crafts, spooky storytelling and more! Baltimore’s favorite food trucks and local vendors will be on-site and live music and entertainment will be provided. The event is free to attend with several free of charge activities. Food, refreshments and other activities are also available for purchase.  MORE

STEAM Day at The Lewis
October 26 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Explore being an astronaut for a day at the Lewis! Youth will participate in cool hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math) activities relating to space exploration and meet African Americans who contribute to the field. This program is in partnership with the Maryland STEM Festival (Oct 11- Nov 10th) which is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Free admission. MORE

Walk Two Moons at Baltimore Center Stage
October 26 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Baltimore Center Stage

An adaptation of the beloved novel, Walk Two Moons follows Sal, a 13 year old girl on a cross-country road trip with her grandparents to find her mother. To pass the time, Sal entertains her Gram and Gramps with the story of her best friend Phoebe’s mother’s disappearance. Featuring eccentric characters and wild conspiracy theories, Sal’s story takes audiences on a fantastical journey and even helps her come to terms with her own bittersweet truths. For ages 10 and older. MORE

The Great Lantern Parade and Festival
October 26 | 3:30 pm – 8:00 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

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

Food Truck BOO Bash
October 27 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Baltimore Museum of Industry

Bring the family over to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a fun afternoon of Trick or Treating and delicious food! Food Trucks, Live Music and Adult Beverage. FREE Entrance. Onsite Parking. MORE

The Charmery Goes Ghostbusters
October 27 & 28 | Times Vary
The Charmery Ice Cream Factory

Who you gonna call when you WANT goblins to invade your ice cream? The Charmery! The Baltimore-based ice cream shop is offering a new movie + ice cream experience, just in time for the Halloween season: Ghostbusters! Join them at their Union Collective Ice Cream Factory location for a full showing of the original Ghostbusters (they promise to Never. Cross. Streams), complete with self-serve popcorn bar, special themed punch, treats that correlate to scenes in the movie, and other sensory delights. MORE

Trick or Treat On the Square
October 27 | 1:00 pm – 4:00 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

Baltimore County

Halloween Family Fest

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

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 Kids Party!
October 25 | 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Iron Rooster – Hunt Valley

Join Iron Rooster Hunt Valley for Halloween Festivities! ? Kids in costume receive a free kids meal & complimentary pumpkin painting with purchase of an adult entree while supplies last! Friday, October 25th from 4PM to 10PM Reservations recommended. ❤️? While supplies last. Good for (1) Complimentary Kids Meal with the purchase of an adult entree. Dine in only. Tax and gratuity not included. No substitutions. 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

Saturday Morning Tunes: Baby Beats Album Release Party
October 26 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am
WTMD

Join WTMD for the album release show for “Play Mode,” the new record from the Baltimore vocal percussion duo Baby Beats. Max and Root have been longtime friends of WTMD, and we’re excited to have them back for this live concert and radio broadcast. Plus, the opening band is All Access, the winner of (cool) progeny & WTMD’s Battle of the Bands: Kids Edition at Hard Rock Cafe. 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 info@OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org. MORE

Tree Walk and Leaf Craft
October 26 | 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum

Walk the park grounds with a naturalist to collect autumn leaves as we identify the trees they come from. Turn your leaves into simple works of keepsake art through rubbings, printing and waxing. All ages. $4/ person, $12/ family. Rain or shine (Dry leaves will be provided in the event of rain.) Register by email BannekerMuseum@BaltimoreCountyMD.gov. 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

NATURE CONNECTIONS: Slime
October 27 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Natural History Society of Maryland

Did you know that frogs can breathe through their skin? It wouldn’t be possible without their thick layer of mucus! Come discover the fascinating and gross world of slime by visiting with these and other amazing creatures at the NHSM’s October Nature Connections. Nature Connections is full of surprising and interesting facts about the world around us. Come join us for free a Family Friendly Program for Nature Enthusiasts of all Ages! MORE

Howard County

Halloween Costume Parades at Clark’s Elioak Farm
October 26 and 27 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Clark’s Elioak Farm

Wear your costume and head to Clark’s Elioak Farm! Parades at 11 AM and 2 PM on Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy rides, Pumpkin Patch, mazes and the Fairy Forest. On Saturday PINOT’S PALETTE artists will be at the farm 11 AM to 5 PM to help you and your children create great pumpkin painting. A fun craft activity for all. Yeehaw!!!  MORE

Intro to Family Camping
October 26 | 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Terrapin Adventures

Learn camping safety, what you gear you need, how to set-up your campsite, campfire cooking and more from the experts at Terrapin Adventures! They end the event with a campfire-cooked meal and s’mores! Seriously, why go camping if you’re not going to have s’mores? MORE

Puppies & Pumpkins
October 26 | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Savage Mill

Do you like pumpkins? Do you like dogs? Do you like decorated pumpkins & dogs in costumes? Then we have the event for you! Join Savage Mill on Saturday, Oct 26th from 11 am – 3 pm for their 2nd Annual Puppies & Pumpkins event! MORE

Oystober & Fall Fest
October 26 | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Laurel Park

Celebrate Fall at Laurel Park with free Fall family fun, horse racing, and $25 tickets for all-you-can-eat oysters + draft beer! Pony rides, pumpkin patch, trick-or-treat around the track, mini hay maze, and MORE! Family activities are free.  MORE

Halloween Public Sessions at the Ice Rink
October 27 | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Columbia Ice Rink

Have a fun and spooky time at our Halloween Fun public session. Come out in a safe-to-skate costume. Free bag of popcorn with the purchase of any drink. MORE

Harford County

Halloween Boo Bash
October 25 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Lower Ferry Park

Hang out with the Perryville Police Department on Friday, October 25th from 5 – 7 pm at their annual Halloween Boo Bash! They will have festival activities for the whole family including vendors, games, music, and more. MORE

Pumpkin Fest 2019 at Falling Branch Brewery
October 26 and 27 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Falling Branch Brewery

PumpkinFest is back Saturdays & Sundays September 28th – October 27th! Once again this year there is FREE ADMISSION! Live music, U-Pick Pumpkin/Gourd Patch, hay rides, corn maze, scarecrow building, face painting, pumpkin painting, farm animals, and more. MORE

31st Annual Halloween Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treat
October 26 | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Festival at Bel Air

Annual Costume Extravaganza! Free candy and Trick-or-Treat bags to all kids in costume. Trick-or-Treat the Shopping Center until 2 pm! MORE

Bel Air Trick or Treat
October 26 | 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Downtown Bel Air

Put on your costumes and head to Downtown Bel Air on October 26th between 1pm and 3pm to enjoy Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Bel Air. Local businesses will be open and ready to greet you! Participating businesses will be identified with a Trick-or-Treat poster outside their store front. Trick-or-Treaters are free to start anywhere they would like on the route. MORE

Halloween Dinner Cruise Pontoon
October 26 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Dress for the occasion and step onto the Water Strider for a relaxing cruise on the river. Watch the sun slip below the horizon while enjoying a “spirited” seasonal dinner. *Meet at the Estuary Center. Ages 8-adult. MORE

Kids’ Mad Scientist Experiments!
October 27 | 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm
Havre de Grace Maritime Museum

This Halloween, be a mad scientist with some hands-on science experiments and crafts! Join the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum in the laboratory for some spooktacular fun. Create your very own fluorescent creepy crawlies, brew some witches’ potions, play with ghost bubbles, and build your own blob creature! FREE ADMISSION. MORE

Anne Arundel County

Story Time with Pirate Joe
October 25 | 10:00 am – 10:30 am
Old Fox Books

Sea shanties, stories, and yarns with Pirate Joe! Catch him the second and fourth Fridays of the month at Old Fox Books. MORE

Pumpkin Walk at Hammond Harwood House
October 25 | 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Hammond Harwood House

Head to Hammond Harwood House for their annual Pumpkin Walk. The event will celebrate the season with games and a costume parade around the mansion. This event will also feature several fun activities to introduce children to learning about the architecture of the house. MORE

Monster Mash, Jr.
October 26 | 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Children’s Theatre of Annapolis

In this fun, Halloween-themed workshop students will play theatre games, work on a song (lyrics + light movement) & do a craft. Students are highly encouraged to bring their Halloween costume to change in to at the end of the workshop. They will have a costume parade & they can perform in their costume at a mini-performance for family & friends at the end of the workshop. MORE

Fall Fest at Annapolis Towne Center
October 26 | 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Annapolis Towne Center

Head to Annapolis Towne Centre on October 26th for a day filled with fall festivities perfect for the whole family! Let the little ones run through a hay maze, try their hands at pumpkin painting, take a train ride and MORE while you enjoy all the stylish, quality shopping you know and love from the Towne Centre or a drink at the Beer & Wine Garden. Towne Centre trick or treat will be a part of Fall Fest this year (while supplies last). Upon arriving, first check-in at the Information Booth (located across from Arhaus Furniture) where the first 500 kids will receive a trick or treat bag, pumpkin patch tickets and event map (showing the Trick or Treat Trail). The event is free to the public and rain or shine. MORE

Masks and Costumes
October 26 | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Get ready for Day of the Dead making masks and costumes for the parade! They will also have interactive folk tales in Spanish and English. All ages. 3-5 pm. Free with admission. MORE