Trunk or Treats, outdoor movies, spooky stories and more — here is the MEGAlist of Halloween Events for Kids in Baltimore!

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Baltimore Area Halloween Events for Kids

Harford Dance Theatre presents: Harriet’s Happiest Halloween
October 13 – 16 | Times Vary
Harford Community College

Harriet is off on an all-new adventure filled with thrills and chills, and it all starts when she visits Mrs. Cratchedy’s basement in search of that ever-elusive perfect Halloween costume. Watch the magic come alive as she meets a brand new friend, Benedict Cumberbunny. Follow them into a world full of dust bunnies, broken toys, spooky portraits, and a haunted wardrobe. You may even catch some of Harriet’s past sidekicks making a guest appearance! Slip on your favorite Halloween costume and join her . . . if you dare! Presented by Harford Dance Theatre. Tickets start at $14. MORE

HallowMagic! at PADONIA
October 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 | 5:30 PM – 9 PM
Padonia Park Club

Have we got a treat for you! PADONIA is transforming this Halloween season for all-new family-friendly frights and delights. Run amuck around the 30 PADONIA acres with tons of entertainment and treats. SCREAM with laughter. This event is specially focused on children 10 & under. Limited-capacity, so get your tickets early! The only thing scarier would be missing out. Be there—if you dare! MORE

Halloween Trail at Spring Meadow Farm
Fridays and Saturdays Through October 29 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Spring Meadow Farm

Farmer Stan and Hackney Haunts is teaming up to bring you a family friendly Haunted Trail!! Perfect for ages 2-10. Admission for adults and children is $7.00. Purchase tickets onsite. MORE

Magical Moon Stroll

Magical Moon Stroll
October 15 | 4 PM – 7 PM
The Waldorf School of Baltimore

Will you help Winifred the Witch find her lost kitten? Join the Waldorf School of Baltimore for a living story walk during this gentle early-childhood alternative to trick-or-treating for the greater Baltimore Community. Magical Moon Stroll is an alternative to what can be a scary season for the young child. This short stroll, taking place just before dusk, encapsulates all the wonder and magic of Halloween without all the spooky stuff! Children are encouraged to dress up in imaginative, media-free, preferably homemade/simple costumes. Following a lantern lit path, children and their caregivers will be guided through our outdoor classrooms for a living story, meeting magical and kind-spirited creatures along the way. MORE

The Pumpkin Patch Express
October 22-31 | Days/Times Vary
The B&O Railroad Museum

Bring your family and friends for some fall festivities at the B&O’s Pumpkin Patch Express! Take a ride to the First Mile Stable as passengers deboard for photo ops and pumpkin decorating. Come as you are or in your best Halloween costume to match the décor onsite. There will even be an opportunity to meet the horses and enjoy autumn snacks before boarding the train back to the Museum. Trains are boarded 15 minutes prior to train ride time, so we recommend arriving at least 30 minutes early. Each experience lasts approximately an hour. MORE

Trick or Treat through the Square
October 22 | 12 PM – 3 PM
Belvedere Square

Belvedere Square annual “Trick or Treat through the Square” on Saturday, October 22nd offers a fun-filled Halloween celebration for the young and young at heart. Among the treats for families: music by DJ Chris, a Monster Mash 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), trunk-or-treating from community members, including Girl Scouts of Central Maryland, new and upcoming tenant Next One Up, and more! Even pets are treated by Square neighbor Belvedere Veterinary Center. Ghosts and goblins welcome! Event takes place from 12pm – 3pm. The event 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 the proceeds from the contest will benefit Non-profit organization, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. MORE

Spooky Science at the Maryland Science Center
October 22 | 12 PM – 4 PM
The Maryland Science Center

Take your Halloween costume out for a trial run and visit the Maryland Science Center on Saturday, October 22, if you dare, for an afternoon filled with spooktacular science fun! Experiment with ghoulishly glowing lights. Creatively cast a spine-tingling shadow. Use leverage and elasticity to launch creepy catapults, and more! MORE

Halloween Spooktacular at 2 Kids Farm
October 22, 12 PM – 4 PM | October 29, 10 AM – 2 PM
2 Kids Farm

Families are also welcome to relax and listen to some live music , food/snacks provided by local vendors and beverages. They will have pumpkin painting, needle in the hay stack treasure hunt, hayrides, pumpkin pie eating contest, trick or treating, corn table fun, animal friends to play with and meet and many more fall activities!! MORE

Animal Treat or Trickery at Irvine Nature Center
October 22 | 1 PM – 2:30 PM
Irvine Nature Center

Visit Irvine during the spooktacular season leading up to Halloween. Join Irvine’s Animal Caretakers, Mallory & Paige, for a special animal encounter and to learn about the tricks animals play in the wild. After the trickery, enjoy a special treat! This program is perfect for families with children age 6+. $10/child. MORE

Halloween Book Party at The Ivy
October 22 | 1 PM – 3 PM
The Ivy Bookshop

Happy Halloween! This festive porch party will feature three local children’s book authors with Halloween picture books. Head to The Ivy Bookshop between 1-3pm to meet Rebecca Evans, Tracy Gold, and Rachel Kolar, chat with them about their books, hang out and read together, and enjoy some apple cider. Then, walk the gardens where Rebecca Evans’ If You Ever Meet a Skeleton will be on display page-by-page, as their October Storywalk! MORE

Kids Spooky Saturday Halloween Event
October 22 | 3 PM – 6 PM
Downtown Westminster

Head to Downtown Westminster for a Spooky Saturday! Main Street will be closed between Longwell Avenue and Rt. 27. There will be a spooky sprint, trick or treating, crafts, games, refreshments, and a Mr. Jon concert. Costumes encouraged! MORE

Ollie’s Not So Scary Halloween
October 22 | 3 PM – 7 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Enjoy the season’s finest fun with trunk or treat, live animal encounters, hot cider, marshmallow roast, costume contest, and more! Purchase one of their pumpkins to race, other cash games. MORE

23rd Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
October 22 | 4 PM – 8 PM
Patterson Park

With over 20 years of monumental lantern making and spectacle-creating under their belts, the diverse communities of Baltimore come together each year to create The Great Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival in Patterson Park! The day begins with a family festival, featuring an adorable kids costume contest, lantern making, pop-up performances, an arts & crafts market, and more. Grab a picnic blanket for your family and friends and enjoy an array of food and treats from local food trucks and enjoy the afternoon. Once the sun sets, the magic begins. Myths, spirits, and legends converge in Patterson Park from lands beyond, bringing their mystic wonder to Baltimore. A majestic Alebrije presides over the stage as an ethereal Ouroboro watches over the festival grounds. Dragons, mythical creatures, ghouls, and spirit folk parade through Patterson Park surrounded by bright and beautiful music. Everyone is welcome to grab a lantern and march with thousands of neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers. Many more line the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade wind through the night! MORE

3rd Annual Brews and Boos
October 22 | 4 PM – 8 PM
Leidos Field at Ripken Stadium

The Aberdeen IronBirds and Ripken Events are excited to announce their 3rd Annual Brews and Boos Fall Festival event! Stop by the ballpark to enjoy some fall favorites including trick or treating on the concourse, a pumpkin patch, hay mountain for climbing, scarecrow making, tractor rides, and so much more. GA Tickets are just $10. Kids under 3 are free! Find out more. MORE

Lantern Night at The Fire Museum of Maryland
October 22 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Fire Museum of Maryland

See the Fire Museum in a whole new light! Their gleaming apparatus shines in the soft glow of lantern light. Meet Ben Franklin and other historic re-enactors. Family friendly, with wine for the adults and cider for everyone. Tickets at the door. MORE

Spooky Stories Campfire at Holt Park
October 22 | 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Join Holt Park around the campfire for spooky stories and songs. Come early for the most light-hearted and silly tales, stay late for things on the scary side. FREE! MORE

Howl-o-ween Spook-tacular Event
October 22 | 6 PM – 8 PM

Come celebrate this SPOOKY holiday with your favorite creepy crawly and toothy creatures! Wear your costumes and do a fun scavenger hunt that will take you through each themed station, from getting a fun fortune or prize at the Fortune Teller’s station to creating some concoctions at “Potions class” to bring out a LIVE creature from the wonderful Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There will be Howl-o-ween carnival games along the way, and if you are feeling brave… a SPOOKY TRAIL. Meet a pirate and her parrot! Go to the Dragon station and meet a dragon! Make some cool crafts, paint a pumpkin and try Butterbeer. Are you feeling adventurous… eat an edible bug! Of course, each station will be giving out some Treats…or tricks! $25/person. Children under 2 are free. MORE

Wizards, Wands, and Broomsticks
October 23 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Make your own magical sedge broomstick and decorated stick wand. Please do not bring siblings younger than 6 years of age. Parent/Guardian must be an active participant. $2 members /$4 non-members. MORE

Free Fall: Spooky House Making and FREE After Hours Admission
October 27 | 5 PM – 7 PM
American Visionary Art Museum

Celebrate Free Fall with AVAM! Explore our Wonderland campus and our latest exhibition, ABUNDANCE: Too Much, Too Little, Just Right, for free from 5:00-7:00PM. Boos and ghouls of all ages are invited to create their own spooky house at AVAM’s annual Free Fall Halloween Celebration! Build a custom spooky house with halloween findings. All supplies and spooky bits provided. All ages welcome. MORE

Towson Trunk or Treat
October 28 | 5 PM – 7 PM
Bykota Senior Council Center

TRUNK-OR-TREAT is back on Friday, October 28th. The festivities start at 5:00pm. Enjoy pizza and lots of candy while playing games and listening to the spooky sounds from Dance Masters. MORE

October 28 | 5:30 PM – 8 PM
Cylburn Arboretum

Fun activities abound in the shadow of an 1860s mansion at Cylburn Arboretum Friends’ annual fall event. With a family friendly focus in mind, the mansion is decorated in Halloween splendor. Food trucks, kids’ zone, haunted trail walk, and more! MORE

Halloween Movie Night at The AVENUE
October 28 | 6 PM – 9 PM
The AVENUE at White Marsh

Kick off your Halloween weekend with an outdoor movie screening of Hocus Pocus in the plaza on Friday, October 28th! Enjoy the fun while dining on one of the adjacent outdoor patios or bring a blanket (BYO chair is prohibited) and grab to-go from one of the AVENUE’s eateries to enjoy on the turf! Snack & drink tents will open at 6pm and the movie screening will begin at 7pm. MORE

Stages Halloween SPOOKtacular
October 28 and 29 | 6 PM – 9 PM
Stages Music Arts

You’re invited to enjoy fun for the whole family at the Stages Music Arts Mad Scientist themed Halloween Spooktacular Event on October 28 and 29 from 6-9 PM. This event will feature live music, trick-or-treating, face painting and activities for all ages, including a “Potions & Explosions Station” by the Science Guys of Baltimore and so much more! Costumes are – of course – highly encouraged! Tickets are $10 per family (up to 5 people). Additional attendees $3 per person. MORE

Zombie Zoom 5K
October 29 | 8 AM – 10 AM
Middle Branch Park

Join Baltimore City Rec and Parks for a $5 Fun Run — powered by Charm City Run. The October run is a Zombie Zoom! MORE

Halloween Hoe Down
October 29 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Baltimore County Ag Center

Put on your favorite costume and trick-or– treat with the animals, play games, take a hayride, and tour the “haunted barn”. All Ages. Free. MORE

October 29 and 30 | 10 AM – 4PM
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Celebrate Halloween and the fall season with the Zoo’s 39th annual Zoo BOO! festival. There will be games, prizes, contests, live entertainment, and free trick-or-treating! PLUS this year—honk, honk, toot, toot, a variety of BGE “electric” trucks will be “on exhibit” at their Shuttle Stop in Schaefer Plaza. FREE with Zoo Admission. Advanced registration not required. MORE

Creature Scavenger Hunt at Port Discovery
October 29 and 30 | 10 AM – 5 PM
Port Discovery Children’s Museum

Port Discovery’s museum wide, trick or treat styled scavenger hunt returns with a new theme! Monster researcher Dr. Fan Helpsing needs assistance finding and learning about cool creatures. Seek the hidden monsters around the museum, complete their challenges, and collect some take-home, non-edible treats. Included with museum admissions. MORE

Preschool Halloween Party at Snapology
October 29 | 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Snapology Discovery Center

Kids ages 3-5 will take part in Halloween-themed LEGO® building projects and game with friends. A pizza lunch will be provided. Children must be able to use bathroom independently. Costumes are welcomed! *Please wear socks.* MORE

Trick or Treat Trail Trek
October 29 | 11 AM – 2PM
Cromwell Valley Park

Star your self-guided adventure at the Nature Center by picking up a trail trek booklet. Once you have discovered the tricks on the trails head back to the Nature Center to collect your treats! $4 per child. MORE

Happy Healthy Halloween at The Y
October 29 | 1 PM – 3 PM
The Orokawa Y in Towson

Happy Healthy Halloween is a family favorite complete with costume parades, spooky science, creepy crafts, games, and more! Kids and adults alike have a howling good time at the Y! MORE

Pumpkin Carving Open House
October 29 | 1 PM – 5 PM
Holt Park and Center for the Arts

Bring your own pumpkin and leave the mess to us! Stop by any time between 1 and 4:30 and they’ll provide you with the carving tools and expertise to help you create your own Jack-O-Lantern. FREE! MORE

2022 SOBO Halloween Bash
October 29 | 1 PM – 5 PM
Riverside Park

It’s that time of year! The RNA is throwing the 10th Annual SOBO Halloween Bash! Come enjoy Penny Carnival games, music by DJ Nate-mare, food and drink, a Spook-tacular Costume Parade, and even a Fall Market featuring SOBOs fav shops! MORE

Coppermine’s Trunk or Treat
October 29 | 4 PM – 6 PM
Coppermine Bare Hills

No tricks, just treats at our inaugural Trunk-or-Treat! Join Coppermine for this FREE and fa-BOO-lous Halloween event Saturday, October 29 from 4:00-6:00pm. Trick or treat from decorated trunk to trunk in one of two Coppermine locations: Coppermine Racquet & Fitness – Bare Hills (Baltimore) or Coppermine Pantherplex (Carroll County). Enjoy face painting, games, music and more! Costumes encouraged; prizes will be awarded. MORE

Cruise at the Boulevard Trunk or Treat
October 29 | 4 PM – 8 PM
The Boulevard

Harford County’s local weekly car cruise for car lovers to gather is hosting a Trunk or Treat! MORE

4th Annual Trunk or Treat at Bengie’s
October 29 | 4 PM – 9 PM
Bengie’s Drive-In Movie

Trunk or Treaters will spend the evening going from trunk to trunk, collecting candy from vehicle owners who have decorated their vehicles. “Trunkers” will be asked to decorate their trunk, tailgate or hatchback and provide candy for the “treaters.” You do not have to be a “Trunker” or a “Treater” to attend this night. The theatre is open to all as usual. At Sunset, they will have a camera set up to send a live feed of the “Treaters” Costume Parade across the GIANT Outdoor Screen! MORE

Halloween Movie Night at Guinness
October 29 | 6:15 PM
Guinness Open Gate Brewery

Free Halloween Movie night on the outdoor lawn at 6:15 pm. Eat, drink and be scary while enjoying a double feature of Ghostbuster 1 & II. The Charm City Ghostbusters cosplayers will be on-site for photos and fun. Guests are encouraged to dress in costume! MORE

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Lake Roland 
October 30 | 10 AM – 4 PM
Lake Roland

Come enjoy our reinvented way of Trick-or-Treating. Begin at the nature center to start the hunt. Find clues, snap a photo and return back to the nature center for a sweet surprise. Don’t for-get your costume! Pre-registration required. MORE

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at The Estuary Center
October 30 | 1 PM – 3 PM
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

Don costumes and step into the forest in search of clues hidden at creature stations. Complete a word puzzle to earn a Halloween prize! Once registered, stop by at anytime during the listed time frame. MORE

Costumes and Candy at Daily Crisis Farm
October 30 | 1 PM – 4 PM
Daily Crisis Farm

Daily Crisis Farm is opening up to ghost, witches, princesses, and all fun things in-between. A safe family friendly event with candy and light refreshments. Bring joy to to our old parents who never get trick or treaters anymore. MORE

Corn Maze & Trunk or Treat at The Ag center
October 30 | 2 PM – 4 PM
Carroll County Ag Center

Head to the Corn Maze at the Carroll County Ag Center for a Trunk or Treat! Children 15 and younger wear your costume to receive $2.00 off at the Corn Maze. MORE

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company’s Halloween Trunk or Treat
October 30 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company

Halloween Returns to CVFC with a Trunk or Treat! There will be a contest for best decorated car and special guest appearances. Plenty of candy! $10/family. MORE