It’s Halloween weekend so there are a ton of fun, local free things to do with the young’ns, as well as non-spooky events to explore, too (marching band showcase or Kids’ Euro Fest, anyone?!). Hepe you enjoy this guide and share Route One Fun with many ghosts and goblins this weekend!
Community Pumpkin Carving
Carve your spookiest (or funniest, or most political!) design into a provided pumpkin, leave it on the stage, and then come back on Saturday night for a magical walk through the Greenbelt Forest Preserve – illuminated by hundreds of jack o’lanterns! Pumpkins are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please bring your own carving equipment.
Where: Roosevelt Center, Centerway
Moonlit Movie – Wallace & Gromit, the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Kick off the Halloween weekend right with a spooky Moonlit Movie!
Where: Greenbelt Aquatic Fitness Center (Front Lawn), 101 Centerway, Greenbelt
Xtreme Teens: Halloween Craft – Monster Slime; Ages 10-17
Creepy, crawly, or icky! Sound appetizing? Well, those are the only choices you get as we take arts & crafts to a whole new level! Prepare to get slimed and have a slick time with your friends!
Where: PG Plaza Community Center, 6600 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville
Cost: Free w/ M-NCPPC Youth ID
Bring your blankets or chairs and enjoy a Free movie in the park!
Where: Heurich Park, 2800 Nicholson Street, Hyattsville
Kids Spooky Boat Tour
Come aboard a fun, ghoulishly decorated boat ride down the Anacostia River to celebrate Halloween! Candy, music, and more to enjoy!
This event is where high school marching bands get a chance to showcase for each other their skills and talents on the football field. Guest performance by Bowie State University “Symphony of Soul” Marching Band.
Where: High Point High School, 3601 Powder Mill Rd, Beltsville
Cost: $5 per ticket
This free event will feature hands-on activities, exhibits, presentations by NASA scientists and – weather permitting – a telescope viewing of the moon and planets. Encouraged to wear space-themed costumes and children can collect space-themed treats at activity stations.
Flick or Treat at Riversdale House Museum
In cooperation with the Town of Riverdale Park, join us for a family-friendly, outdoor spooky flick. Bring your blanket and settle in around the firepits. Movie snacks & light refreshments available while supplies last.
When: Saturday, Oct. 28th, 7-8:30pm
Where: Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale Park
Cost: $5 adults; $2 children
Need weekday plans? Check out Route One Fun’s Weekday Activities Guide!
Trunk or Treat at University Christian Church
The Trunk or Treat is a safe alternative to Halloween, allowing youngsters (with or without costume) to go car trunk to car trunk playing games and getting treats in our church lawn. We also have a live petting zoo, bouncy houses, music, and food to share.
Where: University Christian Church, 6800 Adelphi Rd,
Spooky Cellar w/ Daisy Troop 23005
Come take a tour of a haunted basement with Daisy Troop 23005 of Hyattsville/Riverdale! Wear your Halloween costumes. Stick around for games and snacks! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Where: 4900 Sheridan St, Riverdale Park
Cost Free! (Donations welcome to cover supply costs)