The weekend before Halloween in Baltimore is always filled with fun activities and good times! Though Halloween itself it isn’t until Wednesday, most of the scary, fun, or family events are this weekend for Baltimore Halloween fun!

  • Hunt Valley Towne Center has trick-or-treating Friday, October 26, with participating stores handing out treats to kids in costume! This begins at 4pm. More on the Greetings & Readings website.
  • ZooBOO! at the Baltimore Zoo / Maryland Zoo in Baltimore — 10 am – 4 pm Friday 10/26 – Sunday 10/28. Come in costume, visit the animals, plus free trick-or-treating, carnival games, inflatable slides, crafts, and live entertainment, including magic, mini-theatre, and costume contests! The event comes with your Zoo admission. Costume contests are at 11:30 & 2:30 for kids under the age of 12. There are special events with many of the animals throughout the day, so make sure to visit their website for more details.
  • Port Discovery is celebrating Baltimore City’s Kids Month on Saturday from 10am-5pm for FALL-O-WEEN Festival. Activities include making your own tutu or mummy, wildlife adventure, Halloween drum jam, a moon bounce, performances and more! Visit their site for more details.
  • Hallowmarine is at the National Aquarium in Baltimore from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday 10/27 & 10/28. Come in costume, there are many spooky events, including a Haunted Classroom! for more info.
  • The Great Lantern Parade in Patterson Park is Saturday October 27 at 7pm. There is a pre-parade Great Lantern Parade Fall Festival from 3-6:30pm. Here is their blog with more details.
  • Weber’s Farm in Parkville — Really fun Hillside Slide, pumpkin picking, scarecrow making, hay maze, farm animals, hay ride & more. $8 admission for children, $6 for adults on weekends. Open from 9:00am-6:00pm!
  • Valley View Farms in Hunt Valley is open from 7am-9pm and has its’ fantastic Halloween Display, a free haunted house, and straw maze for the younger children. We did this last year, and our son had a blast. They even have facepainting inside — and the main building is already their Christmas wonderland!
  • Huber’s Farm in Kingsville is open 9am – 5pm and has pumpkin picking, a kids area for $5 per hour, and at night from 7:30-10pm, Creepywoods, a scary haunted wooded attraction, which is supposed to be very intense, and was named one of “America’s Best Haunts.”
  • Kim’s Krypt is in Essex. It is open from 7-10:30pm Saturday through Monday — another haunted adventure. The “krypt” is indoors, while the line is outside.
On Halloween itself, The Towson Town Center mall will have a festive “Spooktacular” Halloween party for children aged 12 & under from 6-8pm. More details on their site.
Also on Halloween is Hampden HalloweenFest — 5-6:00pm Trick or Treating at participating stores on the Avenue, Chestnut Avenue, and Falls Rd. 6:00-8:00pm is a costume contest in front of Ma Petite Shoe on 36th St. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Hampden.

There is plenty to do for Halloween in Baltimore. I am sure there are many more — do you know of any you could share? Have a safe and Happy Halloween in Baltimore!