If you’ve fallen head over heels for fall, you’re in luck. This weekend you can hob nob with wild things at the zoo (while collecting candy!), create your very own Halloween bag, or go for a family jog with the crunch crunch of fallen leaves under your feet.

Photo: Smithsonian’s National Zoo via flickr


Woodley Park

Boo at the Zoo
Trick-or-treaters will haunt more than 40 delicious treat stations. This year, children and parents alike can groove to Halloween musical favorites, then delight in the fantastical feats of magicians and jugglers. Costumed kiddies will fill their Boo treat bags to the brim with chocolates, snacks and spooktacular keepsakes. Plus, guests can learn about their favorite wild things, with special opportunities to see animals. Fri.-Sun. Event Details.


Halloween DIY Canvas Trick or Treat Bag
Join AR Workshop Alexandria and make your own Trick or Treat Tote. While there, enjoy complimentary treats, and check out all of our home decor, gifts, jewelry and accessories. Sat. Event Details.

Seaport Day
Seaport Day is an annual community event celebrating Alexandria’a maritime heritage and the mission and programs of the Alexandria Seaport Foundation.  Join us for this free event which includes a wooden boat display, children’s activities, nautical displays, live music, food, beer and wine. Sat. Event Details.


House of Sweden Arts and Crafts Workshops
Swedish artist Karin Lithell leads children ages 3-10 in expressing themselves through art! Attendees are set up with everything they need to participate free of charge. Sat. Event Details.

D.C. Armory

DC Rollergirls Game
Don’t miss the DC DEMONcats take on SCARE Force One in a spooky roller derby game featuring all your favorite skaters and fun for fans. This one-game bout includes a Halloween costume contest at halftime for all with prizes! Sat. Event Details.

Metro Center

Race for Every Child
You will help provide world-class care for all kids – regardless of a family’s ability to pay – when you participate in the Race for Every Child. Children’s National, the region’s only pediatric health system, is hosting its annual 5K run/walk and Kids Dash on Saturday, October 20, at Freedom Plaza. The Race for Every Child unites families, weekend joggers, serious runners, and all members of the community around a common vision: to help children grow up stronger. Sat. Event Details.

National Mall

If You’re Happy and You Know It
Being a toddler can be frustrating – it is hard to express yourself at this age when you are still learning how to talk. This class will explore different emotions and help children recognize not only their own feelings, but those of others. Sat. Event Details.

—Ayren Jackson-Cannady