Halloween is coming soon, and seasonal events kick into high gear next weekend. Get those costumes ready and bring the whole family to these fun local Halloween events.
Harvest Halloween Party
Where: Town Hall, La Plata
When: Friday, Oct. 20, 5 to 7 p.m.
Come to the La Plata Town Hall for the annual Harvest Halloween Party! Wear your costume for crafts, snacks, and treats for little ones.
Trick or Treat on the Square
Where: Town Square, Leonardtown
When: Saturday, Oct.21, 3 to 5 p.m.
Fill that candy bag early! Go trick or treating in your costume on the Town Square in Leonardtown, dress your pet for a costume contest, and enjoy crafts and face painting. For more information, call 301-475-9791.
Halloween Family Fun Night
Where: Chesapeake Beach Water Park, Chesapeake Beach
When: Sunday, Oct. 22, 4 to 8 p.m.
Trick or treat, jump on the inflatables, and more at the Halloween Family Fun Night! Presented by Calvert County Parks and Recreation and the Town of Chesapeake Beach, this fun evening includes slime, face painting, balloon animals, and inflatables at the Northeast Community Center from 4 to 7 p.m. Then, from 5 to 8 p.m., follow the trick or treat trail for treats from local businesses and organizations. For more information, visit http://www.chesapeakebeachwaterpark.com/assets/halloween-2017-flyer.pdf.
Where: Historic St. Mary’s City, St. Mary’s City
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Trick or treat in Maryland’s first capital city! Wear your costume to trick or treat at the State House and the Maryland Dove at Historic St. Mary’s City. The Dove will be transformed into a not-so-scary haunted house. Admission cost: Donation. For more information, call (240) 895-4990; email [email protected]; or visit www.HSMCdigshistory.org.
Halloween Spooktacular Concert
Where: Port Tobacco Players Theater, La Plata
When: Saturday, Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 22, 3:30 p.m.
Join The Chesapeake Choral Arts Society for a howling good time at its Halloween Spooktacular! Performances of fun and spooky songs will put you in the mood for ghosts and goblins, from “Monster Mash” and “Purple People Eater” to a medley from “The Addams Family.” Come in costume and march in the costume parade after the performance! Cost is $15 for adults and $12 for seniors, students, and military. For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.chesapeakechoral.com/ or call 301-642-0594.
Halloween Evening Story Times
Where: Calvert County Library branches
When: Varies, see below
Join the Calvert libraries for fun evenings of Halloween stories and songs for the season. Costumes welcome! Each branch will host the story time at a different time:
- Prince Frederick Branch, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.
- Twin Beaches Branch (Chesapeake Beach), Thursday, Oct. 26, 6:30 p.m.
- Fairview Branch (Owings), Thursday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m.
Halloween in the Garden
Where: Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center, Dowell
When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stroll the garden in a daytime trick-or-treating parade – now in its 18th year! More than 70 community organizations and businesses will be set up throughout Annmarie Garden to hand out candy and treats to children who come trick or treating. There will be free trick-or-treat bags for every guest, and delicious food vendors will be on site. Admission is $2 per person; parking is free. Proceeds will benefit local charities including the Holiday Food Basket Program and the Annmarie Scholarship Fund. For more information, visit www.annmariegarden.org; email [email protected]; or call 410-326-4640.
Children’s Costume Halloween Party
Where: American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206, Chesapeake Beach
When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 1 to 3 p.m.
A free party to celebrate the season! Hosted by the Auxiliary, the Halloween party will take place in the upper-level hall of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 in Chesapeake Beach. All are welcome! For more information, call 410-257-9878 or visit www.ALpost206.org.
Drive-Through Haunted Fire House
Where: Mechanicsville Volunteer Fire Department, Mechanicsville
When: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 6 to 9 p.m.
Celebrate Halloween at a kid-friendly haunted fire house! This event is free, and goodie bags will be given to the kids. For more information, visit http://www.mvfd.com/.
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