Winter weather this weekend!

 

Saturday, October 29th

 

 

 

Healthy Kids Fun Run

 

8am – 3pm @ Pentagon North Parking lot, Arlington

 

The annual Marine Corps Marathon Healthy Kids Fun Run will be held in the Pentagon North Parking Lot. Children ages 5-12 will participate in the one-mile just-for-fun event.  All participants receive a t-shirt, medal and snacks at the finish line.

 

 

 

 

 

AUMC Kid’s Stuff Consignment Sale

 

9am – 1pm @ Annadale United Methodist Church, Annadale

 

Great way to save money and buy second hand clothing, furniture, gear, books,

 

games and toys.

 

 

 

Falloween

 

10am – 2pm @ Market Common Clarendon

 

Bring the whole family out for a day of fall fun at Market Common Clarendon! Enjoy a petting zoo, free face painting, DJ music, sidewalk chalking, fun photo ops (1 free photo per family), a variety of live entertainment, plus trick-or-treating at participating retailers. People and pets in costume are invited to join in the FALLoween Parade at 11:30am, led by The Jokesters. Each attendee can also take a complimentary mini-pumpkin home! No registration necessary. FALLoween is on rain or shine, and all the activities are free.

 

 

 

 

 

DCJCC Literary Festival   

 

10am @ Washington, D.C. Jewish Community Center’s Morris Cafritz Center for the Arts, Washington, DC

 

The program is part of the Sugarman Family Children’s Book Award and includes a morning of crafts, folktales and fun with author Vicki Weber. Her book, It’s Too Crowded in Here! is a collection of Jewish folktales and midrashic stories, enlivened by colorful illustrations. Great to read aloud or act out, the stories also provide a rich yet light-hearted resource for exploring key values such as self-respect, compassion, appreciation, tolerance and thankfulness. Tickets are $10 per family, and include a copy of the book.

 

 

 

Haunted Halloween Pop Ups

 

10am – 12pm @ National Building Museum, Washington, DC

 

Celebrate the spirit of Halloween as you design your very own pop-up haunted house. Learn the pop-up architecture technique from guest artist Carol Barton. Decorate a spooky haunted house scene to take place on your window sill. Fun for the whole family, the festivities include crafts, treats, and ghosts stories (more silly than spooky!) about the Museum.  Prepaid registration required. Ages six and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Adult tickets are FREE.

 

 

 

Halloween Trick-or-Treat
11am – 5pm @ Pentagon Row, Arlington
Center-wide Halloween trick-or-treating for all of the local little ghouls and goblins. Participating merchants will have a sign on their door designating them as a trick-or-treat location. Rain or shine.

 

 

 

Trick or Treat with the Boo-tiques

 

11am – 6pm @ Old Town Alexandria Boutique, Alexandria

 

Bring your ghosts and goblins for a day of trick or treat in the Old Town Boutique District.  All of the participating OTBD stores will offer treats. Some may also offer family friendly tricks. Halloween costumes are encouraged. Tricks and treats will be available during store hours.

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Costume Parade and Craft Activities

 

12pm – 2pm @ Marine Corps Museum, Alexandria

 

Try out your child’s Halloween costume early at our Halloween event featuring fun activities including a costume parade for ages 1-10.   There is an owl demonstration, puppet show, arts and crafts, and more family fun!

 

 

 

Change My World Now Bus Tour

 

1pm & 3pm @ Fashion Centre at Pentagon City, Arlington

 

Cassandra’s Angel Bus Tour Is Coming to DC.  Meet and greet award-winning author and globally acclaimed children’s advocate, Gina Otto. Gina Otto’s children’s book “Cassandra’s Angel” is launching with a national bus tour designed to reach and inspire children in local communities and across the country. “Cassandra’s Angel” was written with the intention of igniting and empowering today’s youth. Via this bus tour and musical performances, the story comes vivdily to life for audiences to experience firsthand tale’s underlying message and engage a national dialogue about tolerance, compassion and respect.
 

15th Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade   

 

2pm @ Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria

 

The parade begins at 2 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Avenue, south of E. Bellefonte and continues down to the Mount Vernon Recreational Center play fields at Mt. Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues. Children, pets, and strollers in costumes are invited to march and show off their finest and scariest Halloween garb. To register your stroller or pet, just look for the signs and registration desks on Mt. Vernon at E. Bellefonte beginning at 1:30 p.m.  There is no registration required for children and families that march in the parade.

 

 

 

Air & Scare
2pm – 8pm @ Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly

 

Discover the spooky side of air and space at the Udvar-Hazy Center’s seventh annual Air & Scare! Arrive in costume for safe indoor trick-or-treating. Participate in creepy crafts, spooky science experiments, and other Halloween-themed activities. Bring the tiniest visitors by the Tot Zone to play dress-up and hear a story. Don’t forget to stop by the face painting station or pose for a photo with your favorite Star Wars character! FREE admission; parking $15 until 7pm.

 

 

 

Marvelous Mice Campfires

 

6pm – 7:15pm @ Gulf Branch Nature Center, Arlington

 

The whole family is invited to the Gulf Branch fire ring for lots of old-fashioned fun. This engaging program will be filled with entertaining activities, which may include stories, special animal guests, games, songs and of course, treats like s’mores. $5 fee per person and $20 max per family due at registration.  Program # 612851-G

 

 

 

Halloween Skate Party!
6:30pm – 8:30pm @ Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington

 

Join ghosts, goblins, Lady Gaga and others at TJ’s Halloween Skate Party.  Come in your favorite costume or have one of their face painters help you. Enjoy skating, carnival games, music, prizes, arts, crafts…we even have a pre-school play area.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday, October 30th

 

 

 

ZooBoo

 

10am – 4pm @ Reston Zoo, Vienna

 

Designed for a younger audience, ZooBoo offers a day of scare-free fun!
Join the safe zoo neighborhood of Halloween entertainment, with kid-friendly fun around every corner.  There is a Trick or Treat Trail, with treats, toys and treasures for children of all ages.  There is also a Halloween hay maze, a creepy crawly critter touch station with giant bugs, slugs, and tarantulas to gentle turtles and toads, festive faces face painting, and pumpkin pickup tractor rides.  Due to inclement weather, ZooBoo will be closed on Saturday, October 29th.

 

 

 

Family Fun Sunday: Halloween Fun 

 

1pm – 5pm @ Hillwood Estates, Washington, DC

 

Come in costume and join the Halloween celebration! In Mrs. Post’s time, the estate was decked out for Halloween with whimsically adorned pumpkins. Join them in their unique tradition of decorating miniature pumpkins with hats, wigs and other creative trimmings. At 2 and 3:30 pm listen to Spooky Tales from the Pet Cemetery told by storyteller Marianne Meyers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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