Ghosts, Candy, and Witches…OH MY!

If you are looking to kick off Spooky SZN with a weekend escape, National Harbor has something everyone will love! From the season’s favorite movie, fresh candy apples, chef inspired jack-o-lanterns, to ghost tours, and costume bar crawls here are some favorite festive activities to do at National Harbor this weekend:


Twilight Tours at National Colonial Farm

If you love a good true crime story to keep you up at night vs the make believe monsters the Accokeek Foundation tours at National Colonial Farm after dark will be perfect for the whole family. Tour guides tell some of their favorite real-life and legendary ghost tales from Maryland history. But keep your eyes and ears open…you never know who or what you might encounter!

  • $10/person
  • $5 for Accokeek Foundation members
  • Friday evenings in October: 10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 10/31
  • Two tour times available: 6 pm and 7:30 pm
  • Purchase tickets here.


Bobby McKey’s Dueling Spooky Piano Show 

Looking for an afternoon activity that is fun for the entire family? Want to take your kids to a performance where they’re actually encouraged to wiggle in their seats and dance in the aisles? Kids’ Day at Bobby McKey’s is the perfect outing for the whole family and a great way to inspire your young ones to play a musical instrument.  This Saturday afternoon Bobby McKey’s costume friendly, spooky piano show is two hours of all request live music with a lunch buffet and unlimited fountain drinks.

Let’s nourish your child’s enthusiasm for music and movement at Bobby McKey’s. Get tickets here.


Have a sweet tooth? No Problem.

Savannah’s Candy Kitchen has the fresh made caramel and candy apple hook up. No more words needed…I will just let the pictures do the talking.

Harbor Halloween Saturday October 27th

Come one come all to this FREE family friendly event at National Harbor! There will be Trick-or-Treating at 40 participating restaurant and retail for kiddos under 12 to enjoy. Wear a costume, bring a bag, and grab a map from the Amerigroup tent on National Plaza then begin the candy hunt.

“It reeks of children!” —Mary Sanderson

While the mini monsters and ghouls are enjoying trick or treating Hocus Pocus will be showing on the Jumbo Screen on The Plaza starting at 1:30pm. Pack some chairs and pick up lunch from Fiorella or Mezeh and secure the perfect seat.


Speaking of the Sanderson Sisters, Muse Paintbar at National Harbor will host a Hocus Pocus Lumify paint night on Friday October 25th at 7:30. So if you are looking to exercise your creative side this spot is sure to excite! Muse is featuring Fall/Spooky paintings all weekend long with multiple kid and family friendly classes.

Thrills and shrills

Fly as high as a witch on a broom in The Capital Wheel and see beautiful views of the Potomac and Downtown DC when children ride free in a Halloween costume with a paid adult ticket valid all day on October 27th.

The Carousel which has unlimited rides with the purchase of a child ticket will be featuring a FREE face painter to get every little goblin into the holiday spirit.

Gather around National Harbor’s Plaza stage at 3pm to cheer on chef’s from: Topgolf National Harbor, Gaylord National Convention Center, Granite City, Bond 45, Fiorella, and the Sunset Room as they give their culinary twist on the traditional Jack-O-Lantern.



  • Free Ride on The Capitol Wheel with purchase of Adult ticket
  • Free Face painting at the Carousel
  • Free candy from 40+ participating National Harbor stores, restaurants, and attractions
  • Free spooky Story time from PG County Public Library
  • Free slime demonstrations and Bubble Painting from PG County Public Library

Looking for a little less family friendly and a little more drink-or-treat?

National Harbor Bars Brother Jimmy’s, Public House, The Brass Tap, Bobby McKeys, Granite City Brewing, and Cadillac Ranch have teamed up to give you a Halloween themed scavenger hunt and bar crawl. If you don’t like dressing up for Halloween, this one isn’t for you. Costume and ticket required. Drink specials, prizes, photos, and fun! Purchase tickets here


In town for the Marine Corp Marathon?

No tricks, just treats when you run into these participating restaurants and show your BIB.

Mason’s Lobster free side with any lobster roll purchase
Redstone 10% off food purchase.
Tanger Outlets free coupon book offer in Shopper Services for anyone who shows their badge. You can list it as “Free Tanger Coupon Book featuring over $1,050 in Savings
Granite City 20% off and feature a complimentary beer garden on their patio with their seasonal beers!
Subway (Waterfront St) Buy one 6 inch sub, get one 6 inch sub free (equal or lesser value).
Rosa Mexicano Complimentary antojito from the Starters and Shareables section of our new menu with the purchase of an entrée. Must be redeemed at Rosa Mexicano National Harbor on Friday, October 25th and Saturday, October 26th.
Offer includes items from our Starters, Mexico City Street Tacos and Ceviches. Excludes Guacamole and Ceviche Sampler. One Per Table. Cannot be combined with other offers.
Cadillac Ranch 10% off to attendees who show their runners bib or staff badge. Offer valid 11am – 3pm only.
Capital Wheel $10+tax capital wheel ticket for anyone that shows their bib to the ticket booth. Cannot be combined with other offers, max of 6 tickets per transaction. Valid 10/25-10/27.
Elevation Burger 10% off entire check.
Peeps Store 15% off your entire purchase.