Upcoming Halloween Events in Arlington

Lots of family-friendly events are planned in Arlington this weekend.

Several Halloween events are planned in Arlington County this week and weekend. Check out our roundup below.

Halloween, which is Oct. 31, falls on a Wednesday this year.

Know of another event in Arlington that is not on the list? Add it to our comments or to our events calendar.

Halloween Harvest
When/Where: 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Whitefield Commons Community Garden, 106 N. Thomas St.
What’s happening: Halloween Treasure Hunt, Face Painting, Pumpkin Decorating and Healthy Snacks right from Whitefield Commons’ Community Garden. The event is sponsored by BRAVO, an initiative which “aims to significantly increase the number of residential rental properties where tenants can participate in community gardening.”
Cost: Free
More info: View a flier on the event.

Doggy Halloween Party
When/Where: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at PetMac on 822 N. Kenmore St.
What’s happening: Games, photos, costume contests and special store discounts during the party.
Cost: Free
More info: Event page

Franken-Fest Costume Movie Night
When/Where: 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the YMCA Arlington Branch at 3442 13th St. N.
What’s happening: The YMCA Arlington will be hosting a costume party including a viewing of the original "Frankenweenie" from 1984. The event is bring-your-own-blanket. All children dressed in their Halloween costumes will receive a free item.
Cost: Free
More info: Event page. 

Douglas Park Haunted Trail
When/Where: The event is 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at Douglas Park, 1620 S. Quincy St.
What’s happening: Enjoy a “trail of terror” along with a less frightening children’s area sponsored by the Douglas Park Civic Association.
Cost: Admission is free, but organizers are asking participants to bring canned goods and other non-perishable foods to benefit the Arlington Food Assistance Center.
More info: Read a flier on the event.

Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk for the Homeless
When/Where: The event is from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday starting at Big Walnut Park, 1915 N. Harrison St.
What’s happening: Owners are encouraged to bring their dogs in costumes for the “Howl-O-Ween” mini-walk. The event benefits Doorways for Women and Families, an Arlington nonprofit that assists victims of domestic violence and their families.
Cost: Registration is $30 for adults and $20 for youth 25 and under. Pets are free.
More info: Visit the Doorways website.                                                          

Fall Festival at Market Common Clarendon
When/Where: Events take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Market Common Clarendon, 2700 Clarendon Blvd.
What’s Happening: Trick-or-treating, a costume parade, petting zoo, face painting and a kid’s circus.
Cost: Free
More info: Visit the shopping center’s website.
Halloween Party at Walter Reed
Events are from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Walter Reed Community Center, 2909 16th St. S.
What’s happening: Carnival games, arts and crafts, moon bounces, prizes, a costume parade and more.
Cost: Free
More info: Read a flier on the event.
Halloween Carnival
When/Where: From 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving St.
What’s happening: Games, prizes, a magic show and lots of treats. There will also be a “haunted hallway.” Costumes are encouraged for all ages.
Cost: Free
More info: Visit the church’s website.
Halloween at the Village at Shirlington
When/Where: 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Village at Shirlington, 4200 Campbell Ave.
What’s happening: Trick-or-treat through the village shops. A pumpkin carving contest will also be hosted at the Hilton Garden Inn open to all children 16 years and younger. Read more on the carving contest here. Several restaurants and stores will also host promotions and events.            
More info: Visit the Shirlington website.
Applefest at Whole Foods
When/Where: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Whole Foods in Clarendon
What’s happening: A family-friendly Applefest with samples and trick-or-treating.
Cost: Free
More info: Visit their Facebook page.

Costume Contest at Bayou Bakery
When/Where: 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday
What’s happening: A Halloween costume contest. Live jazz band Laissez Foure will be playing. The contest winner will be announced after the music stops playing, and the winner will be able to showcase their favorite dessert on Bayou Bakery's November menu.
More info: Bayou Bakery’s website.

Fairlington Fall Festival
When/Where: Noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St.
What’s happening: Carnival games, a costume parade, face painting, moon bounces, pinatas, pumpkin patch photos, and more.
Cost: Free
More info: Event page.


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