Alexandria Events & Things to Do
Masquerade Ball Dance Class
at Gadsby's Tavern Museum
In preparation for the Masquerade Ball on October 27, learn 18th-century English country dancing from expert dance instructors.
Bark or Treat Canine Cruise
at Alexandria City Marina
Come out with your costumed canine and cruise to some Halloween tunes along the Potomac!
Zombie Escape at Carlyle House
at Carlyle House
The Zombie Apocalypse. D.C. was one of the first cities to fall when the apocalypse began. As such, Alexandria was a close second due to proximity. Admission: $30 online; $40 at the door
Trick-or-Treat with the Boo-tiques
at Throughout Old Town Alexandria
Start trick-or-treating early and stop by the dozens of shops of the Old Town Boutique.
5th Annual Halloween Pumpkin Hunt
at Lee-Fendall House
Alexandria’s ghosts and goblins will fill the museum’s garden with hundreds of colorful toy-filled Halloween pumpkins for local children to discover. Other activities include crafts, refreshments, spooky stories, and a costume parade.
VolAlex Costume Party
at Ivy Hill Cemetery
Once again VolAlex hosts its October event at Ivy Hill Cemetery.
at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum
Inspired by the season, disguise yourself and dance the night away at the Masquerade Ball at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.
at The Dog Park, 705 King St.,
It's that time of year again! You and your family—especially your doggies—are invited to come to Old Town and trick-or-treat together.
22nd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade
at Mount Vernon and Commonwealth Avenues
Don your best Halloween costume and join thousands of participants in one of Del Ray's favorite traditions. The 22nd Annual Del Ray Halloween Parade.
Haute Halloween Workshop
at Helen Olivia Flowers
Join us for a floral design workshop in our Old Town, Alexandria studio. Here’s what you need to know about class. Our classes begin promptly, so we recommend giving yourself a little extra time to find parking and to get settled in.
Special Halloween Ghost Tour
at Alexandria Visitor Center
The Halloween Ghost Tour starts at the Alexandria Visitor Center and wraps through the back roads of Old Town stopping at places like The Christmas Attic, John Douglas Brown House, Old Presbyterian Meeting House, and many more.
Art on Tap 2018
at The Art League
Art. Beer. Food. Enjoy local craft beers, original artwork, and amazing food at The Art League's annual Art on Tap!
Story Time for Little Historians
at Alexandria Black History Museum
Bring your little learners to the Alexandria Black History Museum for cultural stories and creative craft activities that introduce world history and folklore.
Vola's Fall Oysterfest
at Vola’s Dockside Grill and Hi-Tide Lounge
Join us at Vola's Dockside Grill for our Fall Oysterfest. Tickets include unlimited fresh shucked oysters*, fried and broiled oysters, oyster stew, and more, plus beer & wine! RESERVE YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
at Friendship Firehouse Museum
Come create and take-home craft projects inspired by early firefighting history.