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October 28, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 30, 2022 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Adult-only murder mystery parties, bone-chilling ghost tours, and kid-friendly spooky entertainment are back in the Nation’s Capital, and we are ready to experience every second of it. Find your hearts racing with scary and festive thrills in Washington, DC.

Between the blood-curling haunted houses, tricky corn mazes, and seasonal goodies, the District is packed with festivals, from bar crawls to costume parties. Embrace the scariest time of the year and discover the best Halloween Washington DC events yet!

The Official Halloween Bar Crawl

When: October 29 to 30, 2022, from 4 PM to 1 AM

Whether you’re into boos or booze, Washington DC Halloween Bar Crawl will give you a killer night experience. Journey through some of the city’s most-loved watering holes and enjoy free shots or special drink offers. Make sure to get dressed up in your scariest or finest outfits before heading out to win the costume contest title as well.

Over $500 prizes in cash and kinds await! Plus, the first 200 crawlers will receive spooky souvenirs. Tickets cost range from $14.99 to $24.99.

Halloween Rooftop Costume and Dance Party

When: October 28 to 29, 2022, from 8 PM to 12 AM

For a wickedly exciting night out this Halloween, go straight ahead to the Rooftop Pop Up-Bar. Bask in the stunning views of Washington DC and the Anacostia River while sipping all the special drinks and making new friends. There will be a costume competition, so come in your scariest, stylist, or coolest look. Make it difficult for your fellow partygoers to beat you! Tickets cost $40.

Trick or Treat

When: October 13, 2022, from 6 PM to 9 PM

Looking for some art accented trick or treating? Prepare your best art-inspired costume as the National Gallery of Art is throwing a Halloween party. Groove along with DJ RBI, attend spooky in-gallery talks and challenge yourself not to shriek during a film screening complete with a terrifying live score.

This Washington dc Halloween event also includes remarkable pop-up performances. Click here to register.

Boo at the Zoo

When: October 28 to 30, 2022

Let your little monsters celebrate Halloween among their favorite creepy crawlies, including spiders, bats, and more, at Boo at the Zoo. This Smithsonian’s National Zoo family-friendly festival lets kiddies stock up treats at more than a dozen candy stations, learn from the zookeeper talks when it comes to animal care, and marvel at spooky seasonal displays. It’s also the best chance to get up close and personal with nocturnal animals.

Plus, there will be photo opportunities, so come in costume! Grab your tickets here.

Trick or Drink Washington DC Halloween Bar Crawl

When: October 28 and 31, 2022, from 6 PM to 2 AM

October 29, 2022, from 4 PM to 2 AM

This Halloween pub crawl takes you through some of the top bars in Washington, DC, for a helluva soiree. Learn the frightening past of the Nation’s Capital, including its drama and intrigue, while partying and enjoying special drinks with crawlers from all over the country.

Whether flying solo or partying with the whole gang, you’ll be treated with spooky surprises here. Tickets cost $15.

A Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at Maggiano’s DC

When: October 28, 2022, from 6:30 to 10: 30 PM

Wondering how to spice up your Halloween celebration? Fancy yourself as a detective looking for clues and solving crimes at Maggiano’s Little Italy Chevy Chase. Take the dinner party an opportunity to celebrate your fascination for murder mysteries.

Search for loose ends, observe carefully, and talk to the crowd. Just don’t be trusting…the lead suspect might be in front of you.  

This Halloween party Washington DC event is a fun way to immerse yourself in the ghostly season. Tickets include drinks, live entertainment, and a family-style dinner.


  • First course with Baked Ciabatta rolls
  • Italian Tossed Salad
  • Caesar Salad

Second Course

  • Spaghetti and Meatballs
  • Salmon, Lemon & Herb
  • Rigatoni D'
  • Chicken Parmesan


  • Assorted Signature cookies and mini desserts

Tickets cost $80.

Other Attractions in Washington DC

The Nation’s Capital is teeming with uncovered treasures and stories. Dive into the fascinating wonders of Washington, DC, with these other attractions and hotels.

Experience Washington Halloween

Eager to do more than trick-or-treating this Halloween? Washington DC Halloween 2022 events are awash with unusual activities. From spine-tingling paranormal experiences to kid-friendly entertainment, nothing tops Halloween festivals in the District. 

Satisfy your creative side while enjoying spooky happenings at the National Gallery of Art, treat your animal-loving youngsters to a Halloween celebration at the Zoo, and hop bar to bar around Sudhouse and District of Columbia’s neighborhood. The Washington, DC, Halloween events are for all ages.

Also, you can take a trip to all its landmarks with a Washington, DC vacation package.


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