Fun, frightening, and festive, Baltimore has a wide variety of kid friendly activities happening this Halloween. Whether you’re looking for a haunted historical ghost tour or pumpkin patch, the city has something that caters to your and old alike. Plan your visits with our helpful guide below.
ZooBoo! Oct 23 – 25
While the Maryland zoo provides entertainment year-round, they turn up the fun factor come October.
Spend a day at the zoo enjoying trick-or-treating, face painting, live entertainment, and costume contests for all. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, 1876 Mansion House Drive, 410-396-7102
Great Halloween Lantern Parade – Oct 23
Stop by Patterson Park for an afternoon of hayrides, seasonal eats, costume contests and family fun. Local food trucks and a beer garden provide a place for families and friends spread a picnic blanket and enjoy the afternoon. When the sun goes down, grab your light for the Great Halloween Lantern Parade. Everyone is welcome to grab a lantern and march with thousands of neighbors, artists, musicians, and performers throughout the park and city. Don’t feel like walking? Stop by the parade route to watch the delightful Great Halloween Lantern Parade wind through the night. Pulaski Monument, Eastern and Linwood Aves.
Ar-boo-retum – Oct 23
Looking for the perfect haunted house? Nothing says Halloween like the Cylburn Arboretum’s 1860s mansion decked out in spooky splendor. Grab the kids and take a tour of the house, decorate trick-or-treat bags, learn about nocturnal creatures, and embark on carriage rides at this family-friendly event. Cylburn Arboretum Mansion and Formal Gardens, 4915 Greenspring Avenue, 410-367-2217
The Can Company hosts Trick or Treat Night – Oct 24
The Canton Can Company is hosting its first-ever Halloween party this year complete with a kids’ costume contest, pumpkin carving and even a “Thriller” dance tutorial led by the White Marsh Ballet Academy. Stroll around the plaza, enjoy live music spun by DJ The Show, and visit the Can Company’s restaurants for treats at the door and festive food and drink specials. The Canton Can Company,2400 Boston St.
Halloween Eve Campfire and Hike – Oct 30
Get out and enjoy the fall weather with a festive hike in the woods. Benjamin Banneker Historical Park hosts s’more and stories around the campfire. Have a snack then take the little ones on a nature walk to soak in the crisp autumn air. 300 Oella Ave, Catonsville
Haunted Halloween Skate – Oct 31
Get the party rollin’ with some good old fashioned ice skating. They offer night sessions with prizes for style, great tunes, and tons of family fun. Mimi DiPietro Family Skating Center, 200 S. Linwood Ave.
Trick-Or-Treat at the Square – Oct 25
Head over to Belvedere Square for an evening celebration of trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, and costume contests. They are offering complimentary caricatures as well as other fun surprises. A $5 donation is requested to enter, proceeds benefit the Enoch Pratt Free Library. 529 E. Belvedere Ave.
KidsPeace Trick or Trot – Oct 31
Get your blood pumping with a festive 5K. Join KidsPeace, the Orioles and the Showalter family in a 1-mile walk to benefit Baltimore Children in Foster care. Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden St
Wizards & Wands – Oct 31
Break out your cloak and wand for a magical trip to Hogwarts. Sit back and soak in the sounds of live music as the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs a magical night of Harry Potter movie scores. Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.,
Fall-O-Ween at Port Discovery – Oct 31
Get the low-down on the history of Halloween. Dress up with your little ones and learn about the science behind popular Halloween traditions. Port Discovery, 35 Market Place