There’s lots of Halloween fun happening throughout the area this weekend. Many of the ongoing Fall Festivals are winding down so check out our Fall Fun post for a list of festivals and orchards if you want to fit one in before the end of the season. The Marine Corps Marathon is Sunday so plan for road closures and heavy Metro use if you are planning to go to Arlington or Downtown D.C. Good luck to all the runners!
Fridays at the Fountain is Crystal City’s seasonal pop-up beer garden that features live music from local bands and musicians. Admission is free, and food and drink are available for purchase. Fridays at the Fountain are every Friday from 5 to 9 pm at the Crystal City Water Park. This week’s performer is 19th Street Band. This is the last Friday at the Fountain until next summer.
Don’t let the Carlyle House zombies get you this Friday from 6:30 to 10 pm during the Zombie Escape. You and your group must gather the supplies on your list and make it back to base safely. Tickets are $30 online or $40 at the door.
The Annandale Parade will take place along Columbia Pike starting at 10 am this Saturday. Watch marching bands, antique cars, fire trucks, and more during this 68-year-old tradition.
Learn about how All Hallows Eve was celebrated in the 18th and 19th centuries at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly this Saturday from 4 to 7 pm. Experience storytelling, fortune telling, fall foods, and more while you tour the site during its Historic All Hallows Eve.
Enjoy early Trick-or-Treating while you shop the Boutique District in Old Town Alexandria this Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm at the Trick-or-Treat with the Boo-tiques event.
The 5th Annual Lee-Fendall House Halloween Pumpkin Hunt is this Saturday from 10:30 am to 4 pm. In addition to hundreds of toy-filled pumpkins to find, there will be crafts, refreshments, a costume parade, and more. Tickets are $20 per child and $10 per adult at the gate, or discount tickets can be purchased in advance online.
Experience Civil War medicine at Ben Lomond Historic Site in Manassas this Saturday from 7 to 9 pm at its Hospital Horrors event. There will be guided tours of the house as well as a recreated field hospital. The cost is $10 per person and advanced registration is recommended.
The 22nd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade is this Sunday starting at 2 pm and will run along Mt. Vernon Avenue. The parade will end at the Mt. Vernon Recreation Center fields where there will be a party with live music, games, free refreshments, and various awards.