Frightfully Fun Halloween Events in Baltimore
Anthem House residents, are you ready for Halloween? Watching a scary movie, giving out candy to trick or treaters, donning your best costume––whether you seek the thrills and chills or you’re just in it for the candy, there are so many fun traditions to love about the spookiest holiday of all.
Of course, Halloween might be a little different this year, but there are still ways to celebrate safely and enjoy all your favorite festivities while socially distancing. Check out this list of upcoming Halloween events in Baltimore, from brunches, to parades, to movie nights and everything in between!
There will be a whole weekend of Halloween-themed events at the Sandlot, right across the water at Harbor Point. First up, on Saturday, October 24th from 6-11pm, head over for Boos on the Beach. The $15 admission includes one cocktail, entertainment, games, a costume contest, and more! Put on your best costume and get ready to lift your spirits!
Then, on Sunday, October 25th, come back for the Sandbox: Hallokween Edition! You can enjoy gorgeous sunset views and bottomless vodka specials during a drag show hosted by Evon Dior Michelle, Baltimore’s 2020 Drag Performer of the Year! Tickets can be purchased in advance here. There will also be a Hallokween Brunch event in Federal Hill on Sunday morning.
Your dog wants in on the trick or treat action, too, so come to Preston Gardens on Thursday, October 29th from 5-7pm for Barks and Boo’s. At this paw-ty, you can celebrate with a pet-friendly happy hour with music, drinks, free snacks––and even a pet-friendly photo booth. Come show off you and your pup’s coordinating costumes!
Are you a spooky history buff? You won’t want to miss Witch’s Brew: True Tales and Folklore of Witchcraft at The Enoch Pratt Free Library on Friday, October 30th at 6pm. Come learn the witchy true stories from days of old in Colonial Maryland!
Start your day off on a spooky note with the Spooky Brunch at Bond Street Social on Halloween morning. They will have bottomless mimosas, all the classic favorite brunch foods, and a DJ spinning tunes worthy of a monster mash. Be sure to make a reservation in advance to secure your spot.
AmperSCARE Halloween Party is sure to be a socially distanced spooktacular, outdoors on Halloween at Ampersea in Fell’s Point. Bring the “halloweenie” down for Yappie Hour and a dog costume contest at 6pm. Then, at 10pm, enjoy live music, drink specials, a costume contest, and more! It’s everything you need for a ghastly good time.
We can all agree that it feels like 2020 can’t get any scarier...so lean into it with A Freaky 2020 Halloweeen at Power Plant Live in Inner Harbor. Spend the night socially “dis-dancing” with your friends and make the most of this memorable holiday. There will be a costume contest with $2000 in cash prizes! Plus, entry admission includes two drink tickets and guaranteed seating.
Animal lovers should definitely check out ZooBOO on the 30th and 31st! You can visit the zoo animals, trick or treat, and show off your best animal-inspired costume.
At Druid Hill Park, Park’d N’ Pumpkin Festival will be a fully contactless drive-through experience. You can trick or treat, encounter spooky scenes, and enjoy some festive fun, all right from the comfort of your car.
For an unforgettable Halloween experience, you might want to look into the Halloween Small Group Mediumship Reading at Hull Street Blues Cafe. They are offering an intimate seance session, and all attendees will receive a message delivered from the medium, but beware: tickets are limited.
Scaredy cats might want to skip this one––every Saturday night for the rest of October, you can watch a different horror movie with Halloween Movie Nights on the patio at Diamondback Beer! Film aficionados will appreciate the scream-worthy selections of classics like Texas Chainsaw Massacre and IT. It’s free to attend, but there will be a concession stand to pick up your viewing essentials.
Federal Hill + Port Covington
For those who prefer their Halloween movies to be more of a treat than a trick, check out Friday Night Frights Dinner and a movie at Cross Street Market. Their weekly selection includes less-spooky, but still festive films, like Ghostbusters, ET, and Hocus Pocus. Seating is first-come, first-serve, so you’ll want to arrive early to enjoy the boo-ze.
You’ll have all the fun of a witch concocting a brew when you attend the Halloween Craft Your Own Cocktail Tour event at Sagamore Spirit on Wednesday, October 28th. Attendees will learn how to create two scarily good cocktails: the Blood Orange Margarita and the Fig-Cider Smash.
Canton + Brewers Hill
Nothing says festive like a parade! The Great Halloween Lantern & Día de Los Muertos Car Parade will travel through Southeast Baltimore on Halloween evening with a beautiful display of glowing lanterns, decorated vehicles, pop-up performances, and more.
Is your pooch frightfully cute? Enter them in the Best(ish) in Show 3! A Dog Halloween Spectacular at Monument City Brewing Company on Halloween at noon! There are 5 fun categories to compete in, including Best Trick and Best Costume.
Your trivia team can enjoy game night with a spooky twist at Trackside Trivia at the B&O Rail Museum on Friday, October 30th. Costumes are encouraged, just in case you want to give the competition a fright. Tickets include one free drink! We hope you have a scarily fun Halloween! Be sure to share photos of your costumes with us on our Instagram page, @anthemhouseapts.