Halloween Events in Baltimore

Celebrate Halloween in Baltimore with these spook-tacular events and tours.

Baltimore is a waterfront city filled with 200 years of history, tradition and legends. Investigate the myths by taking a ghost tour, exploring a haunted site, or treating yourself to a Halloween tradition. Venture to another realm to experience spirited Baltimore!

Ghost Tours

The Original Fell’s Point Ghostwalk
Baltimore Ghost Tours
March-November: Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m.
Picture Fell's Point as it was, a rowdy seaport town, the birthplace of the sleek and dangerous Baltimore Schooner ship. Its streets full of sailors from foreign lands spilling off ships, immigrants anxious to start a new life, ladies of the night looking to make ends meet and all the characters looking to make a living in the maritime industry. Given this colorful combination, is it any wonder that many spirits remain behind? Explore the many haunted pubs, shops and residences on this tour.

The Fell's Point Haunted Pubwalk
Baltimore Ghost Tours
July-November: Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m.
Step through the doors of some of Fell's Point's most haunted pubs for this fascinating tour of the historic maritime neighborhood. If your arms break out into goosebumps and the hair on your neck stands up, it may be because ghost sightings have happened right where you are sitting. Participants can choose to buy a drink, relax and hear tales of that haunted tavern and ghost stories from nearby sites. Must be at least 21 years old.

The Mount Vernon Ghostwalk
Baltimore Ghost Tours
Saturdays in October, 8 p.m.; groups of five or more, any time, year round
Mount Vernon, Baltimore's cultural center may be more "spirited" than you think. Admire the architecture while guides regale you with the history and haunted lore of this striking neighborhood that was home to many of Baltimore's leading citizens. Hear about those who have never checked out of the Belvedere, a séance gone wrong and more than one grand dame who still oversees the activities of her home. Pull back the curtain and peer into the other side.

The Nevermore Haunt
450 Mott Street
Hours vary
This haunted house opened in 2016 and quickly established itself as one of the scariest in Maryland, located in East Baltimore. The Nevermore Haunt offers bizarre and over-the-top sideshow performances nightly, an on-site bar serving local craft beers, gourmet food trucks, and a haunted house inpsired by Baltimore's macabre past.

Halloween Events

Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Road, Owings Mills
October 6, 12 -7 p.m.
PumpkinFest is a fun event for families and communities to celebrate the delights of autumn. Each October, hundreds of families gather at Irvine to enjoy a wholesome day of music, pumpkin painting, face painting, food and so much more.

11th Annual Harbor Harvest
Rash Field, 201 Key Highway
October 14, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
The event, which is free to attend, will feature the IKEA pumpkin patch, pumpkin decorating, face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo and live entertainment! The Harbor Harvest Kids Pass includes one pumpkin, pumpkin decorating, cookie decorating, a fall craft and Harbor Harvest tote bag. The Harbor Harvest Kids Pass is $5 in advance (and can be purchased online) and $7 at the door.

Rocky Horror Picture Show! Interactive Movie Night
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue
October 18-20; times vary
Back by popular demand! The nuttiest, musical cult film of all time rockets back from 1975. The Creative Alliance screens the film, sings the songs and shows off some favorite raunchy Rocky Horror Picture Show performers. Tighten up your garters, come up to the lab and see what's on the slab!

Toddler Time Halloween and Costume Parade with Choo Choo Blue
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street
October 25, 10:30 a.m.
Choo Choo Blue, the museum's mascot, will lead the parade. Children listen to a classic railroad story, create a craft, enjoy a train ride through the fictional town of Choo Choo Blueville and parade in costume around the Museum to collect special treats – all included with paid admission. It’s a spooktacular event and a trainload of fun you don’t want to miss! This program starts promptly at 10:30 a.m.

AVAM’s Free Fall Halloween Celebration
American Visionary Art Museum, 800 Key Highway
October 30, 4-7 p.m.
Enjoy free admission to the museum and stop by the Jim Rouse Visionary Center to create your own paper monster.

Black Cat Ball
Raven, Cruises on the Bay by Watermark
October 6, 7 p.m.
This year's Black Cat Ball is the official party of Poe Fest International, debuting in Baltimore Oct. 6-7. Enjoy a three hour cruise aboard the Raven with food and drinks included. Plus receive a mystery Poe gift bag and free entry to the Poe House.

Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
October 26-28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Parents and kids of all ages: Get your costume ready and join the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore for free tick-or-treating, costume contests, fun carnival games, bounce houses, live entertainment, food, and more. ZooBooo! Is free with zoo admission, but some games may require additional fees.

The 19th Annual Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
Patterson Park, 27 S. Patterson Park Avenue
October 27, 3:30 p.m. 
During the day, a family festival in Patterson Park includes lantern building, kids’ costume contests, sugar skull making, live music and performers, craft vendors, hayrides, family activities and more! Everyone is welcome to dress in costume and carry a lantern in the parade!

Federal Hill-O-Ween Bar Crawl
Federal Hill
October 27, 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
Lindy Promotions, Miller Lite and the Federal Hill Hospitality Association present the 8th annual Federal HillOween. This blood-pumping, spooktacular bar crawl is coming for you! This eerie eve of Halloween galore will feature costume contests, food specials and more. Baltimore's 8th annual Federal Hill-O-Ween will be a bone-chilling bash of unbeatable good times! The pub crawl features 14+ Federal Hill establishments; drink, food and shooter specials; and more. Registration/check-in is from 5-10 p.m. in the Mother’s Federal Hill Grille parking lot.

Witches & Wizards Weekend
B&O Railroad Museum, 901 W. Pratt Street
October 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and October 28, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Come dressed as your favorite wizard or witch for a day of magical fun! Hop on board Platform 2 3/4 to the Wizard & Witches Express for a magical adventure. Enter into the B&O's Magical World of Magic through the enchanted walkway.

Burlesque-A-Pades Spooktacular
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Avenue
October 26, 8 p.m.
Don’t miss Burlesque-A-Pades Halloween Spectacular, a sizzling burlesque revue direct from NYC that celebrates the season of scare with a titillating stage show complete with thrills, chills, laughs, daring disguises, glamorous gasps and more! PLUS come in costume and you could win a gift bag worth over $500 in prizes!

Halloween 2018: Baltimore Horror Story
Power Plant Live!, 34 Market Place
October 28, 8 p.m.
Baltimore's largest Halloween party. Tickets include access to every bar in the complex, a costume contest and live music.

KidsPeace Trick-or-Trot 5K/1-Mile Walk
Oriole Park at Camden Yards, 333 W. Camden Street
October 27, 8 a.m.
This race begins and ends at Oriole PArk at Camden Yards, and all proceeds benefit KidsPeace Foster Care and Community Programs of Maryland. Costumes are encouraged, and pre - and post-race parties will include costume contests, face painting, food and more.

BOOseum Bash!
Port Discovery Children’s Museum, 35 Market Place
October 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Boogie to hair-raising tunes, have a boo-tiful design painted on your face, or learn about creepy, crawly and cool bugs. Don’t forget to wear your costume!

Green Mount Cemetery Tour with Mark Letzer, MdHS President &CEO
Green Mount Cemetery, 1501 Greenmount Avenue
October 27, 10:30 a.m.
Explore the lives of the people who shaped Maryland history on this special Halloween tour of Green Mount Cemetery and the Maryland Historical Society. Join Mark Letzer, MdHS President & CEO, on a tour of the museum’s galleries to learn about the great Marylanders of the past, including Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte, Enoch Pratt and William Henry Rinehart. Following lunch, visitors will motorcade to Green Mount Cemetery to visit the graves of these and many other famous Marylanders. A walking tour along the historic paths under fall foliage will highlight the people, legends and lore surrounding one of Baltimore's historic cemeteries.

Día de los Muertos Community Celebration
The Walters Art Museum, 600 N. Charles Street
October 28, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The museum’s community ofrenda, or altar, will be on display for the two weeks leading up to the museum’s Día de los Muertos celebration on October 30. Artist Edgar Reyes has created this year’s altar and is inviting all members of the public to bring items to place on the altar in honor of loved ones who have passed away. Create Muertos altar you can take home with you or, learn how to make paper.