Spotting all of the fun this weekend won’t be difficult–just look for the light of the jack o’lanterns sprinkled throughout town. The Glow Jack O’Lantern Experience in Reston features 5,000 of them. Meanwhile, you’ll find a few twinkling at a Halloween train event in Rockville and a pumpkin carving festival in Brentwood.

Photo: The Glow a Jack  O’Lantern Experience


The Glow: A Jack O’Lantern Experience
There is something for everyone who visits THE GLOW: A Jack O’Lantern Experience, an immersive Halloween stroll along a trail illuminated by more than 5,000 hand-carved jack o’ lanterns. THE GLOW illuminates some of Capital City’s most famous. Pumpkin look-a-likes include politicians, musicians, movie stars, superheroes and princesses. Fri.-SunEvent


‘The Smartest Girl in the World’
Studious Leo and his younger sister Lizzy couldn’t be more different. But, the two share dreams of becoming successful and making life easier for their overworked parents. When Mami and Papi forbid Leo to accept a place on his school’s TV Challenge team due to his chronic illness, Lizzy studies up to compete in his stead. But, the plan backfires when Leo feels jealous rather than grateful. Can Lizzy win the competition and regain her brother’s love? Fri.-SunEvent


Halloween Eye Spy Train
Choo-choo! Climb aboard the Halloween Express and enjoy the annual Eye Spy Trains. Montgomery Parks’ Cabin John Miniature Train and the Wheaton Miniature Train & Carousel will be dressed up as “Trainslyvania.” SatEvent


Calabash Carnage Pumpkin Carvin
Celebrate Halloween and have lots of fun at the Brentwood Arts Exchange! Your family is invited to join in for a Pumpkin Carving Workshop. Use your imagination and create your own designs. SatEvent

Freedom Plaza

Children’s National Race for Every Child
Lace up your kicks! Registration is now open for the 2017 Race for Every Child, which benefits Children’s National Health System. The fifth annual 5k run/walk and Kids’ Dash is a half-day event featuring a family-fun village including obstacle courses, games, live entertainment, face painting, balloon art, food trucks, and more. SatEvent


Baby 2 Tots Fest
From baby bumps to preschoolers on the run, the Baby2Tot Fest has it all! An event all expecting, new and seasoned parents will want to attend. Baby 2 Tot Fest will feature a vendor showcase featuring businesses and resources from across Northern Virginia; resources and support services for new and expecting parents; on-site demos, kid-friendly crafts and entertainment, parenting seminars, a preschool alley and more! SunEvent

What’s the first thing you plan to do this weekend with your family? Tell us in the comments section.

–Ayren Jackson-Cannady