Where to Celebrate Halloween in Baltimore

Things are about to get spooky
by Jennifer Waldera on Oct 19, 2016 in Roundups
We hope you prepped your livers properly in the early part of October between Baltimore Beer Week, Oktoberfest, and the fall festival circuit, because Halloween is on the horizon with plenty of parties to make that pricey costume worthwhile. Here are our picks for celebrations and specials worthy of a potential pre-Halloween hangover or for putting the “take one” sign next to your candy dish on the porch.
 
Thursday, October 27, 5:30 PM
This family-friendly celebration features lantern-making workshops, a “Ride of Frankenstein” pre-movie bike ride, a Flick From the Hill screening of Young Frankenstein, and admission to the museum (with the opportunity to check out the latest exhibit: Yummm! The History, Fantasy, and Future of Food).  Even better—the event encourages costumes and is entirely free. Feel like celebrating with some spirits of a different sort? Drop into Encantada at the AVAM for their award-winning happy hour and creative cocktails like the color-changing Cheshire Cat. Pre-register for the event here(800 Key Hwy.; 410-244-1900)
 
Halloween Rally
Thursday, October 27
Grab tickets here for the Thursday night kickoff to the Halloween holiday weekend. For $30, get unlimited access to all participating bars and five drink tickets to use for Miller Lite, Blue Moon, Leinenkugel's Seasonal, Angry Orchard beers and cocktails featuring brands like Jack Daniels, Smirnoff, Captain Morgan and El Jimador. VIP tickets, at $50, include the same access and an upgrade to top shelf premium liquor and an all you can eat food buffet as well as exclusive access to private bar areas. (30 Market Pl.; 410-962-5566)
 
Friday, October 28, 6 PM
This party in the Duburns Arena lot in Canton will feature food trucks, music, games, costume contests (both team/group and individual), and $3 Bud Light and $5 cocktails. Admission is $10 and benefits Bmore Kids (Baltimore Social members can enjoy free beer from 6–8 PM). Tickets are available here. (3100 Boston St.)
 
Friday, October 28
Friday’s Halloween celebration at the casino will have live performances from Go Go Gadjet and Kristen & the Noise as well as a $5,000 Costume Contest.

$5,000 Costume Contest:
-Most Unique Costume | $1,000 Free Play
-Best Couple's Costume | $1,000 Free Play (for each guest)
-Scariest Costume | $1,000 Free Play
-Best Overall Costume | $1,000 Free Play

Admission is $15 single and $25 per couple. (1525 Russell St.)
 
Halloween Happy Hour
Friday, October 28, 6–9 PM
The Greene Turtle will be offering prizes and specials for its Halloween Happy Hour to kick off the weekend. (718-722 S Broadway St.; 410-528-8606)
 
Halloween Costume Bash
Friday, October 28, 9 PM
This Hampden Halloween celebration will feature music by Vacanthaus, a special drink and food menu, and prizes for top costumes.(850 W 36th St.;443 869-5075)
 
Halloween Spooktacular Show
Friday, October 28, 8 PM
This Halloween drag show starts at 8 PM, to be followed by a costume contest determined by crowd applause. Friday night “Krazy Karaoke” starts at 10 PM. (1633 S Charles St, 410-468-0550)
 
Saturday, October 29, 3:30 PM
Patterson Park 
Led by Creative Alliance’s Artesanas Mexicanas in partnership with the Friends of Patterson Park and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks, this celebration of Día de los Muertos features a 3:30 PM festival with hayrides, food trucks, beer gardens, bands, and lantern workshops. All of that is followed by a 4 PM children’s costume contest, 5 PM pop-up costume yoga, and 6:30 PM parade. Make or bring a lantern and march in the parade, or join the crowd to watch. Afterwards, Creative Alliance will be hosting the Glow Ball After-Party. (27 S Patterson Park Ave.)
 
Saturday, October 29
Looking to get out of the city over the weekend? Head to Legends Vineyard in Churchville for five Mexican appetizers paired with five Legends Vineyard sangrias. $35 per person, reservations are required. (521 Asbury Rd., Churchville; 410-914-5122)
 
Saturday, October 29 and Sunday, October 30, 7–11 PM The classy new-ish addition to Charles Street in Mt. Vernon will be hosting their first Halloween party on their second floor. Wear a full costume to get 10% off your bill and to be entered in the costume contest for a $100 gift card. (924 N Charles St.; 443-447-7878)
 
HowlOWeen
Saturday, October 29, 6 PM
Howl at the Moon is offering $3 Angry Orchard Bottles and domestics, $4 imports, $5 Jim Beam Apple cocktails, and $20 Black Widow Buckets to accompany their drink games and costume contest. (22 Market Pl.;410-783-5111)
 
Saturday, October 29
This Brewer’s Hill corner bar will be giving away prizes for best costumes while offering $1 jello shots, $3.50 rails, $5 Svedka & Deep Eddies Cocktails, and $5 Bombs. (801 S Conkling St.; 410-534-9701)
 
Homoween 2016
Saturday, October 29, 9 PM
The 7th annual Homoween 2016 promises to be a transformation of Grand Central into Heaven and Hell with giveaways, drink specials, costume contests, and two floors of music. Doors open at 9 PM with an initial cover of $5; cover increases to $10 after 10 PM. (1001 N Charles St, 410-752-7133)
 
4th Annual Black Cat Ball
Saturday, October 29, 8 PM
Benefiting Poe Baltimore and the Edgar Allan Poe House, this year’s party will kick off to the backdrop of The Grandsons, known for a wide variety of music from rockabilly and swing to country two-steps and New Orleans rhythm and blues. Costumes are encouraged and tickets are available at the door for $15. (861 Washington Blvd.; 443-699-3040)
 
Shocktober Costume Party
Saturday, October 29, 8 PM
At this $20 all-you-can-drink party, don your best costume and potentially win food, drinks, or a limited edition bike from Shock Top. (2641 Hudson St.; 443-708-0317)
 
Saturday, October 29
Cash prizes are up for grabs at the Chasseur in Canton, as well as drink specials. Honey Extractor will be on hand with live music starting at 9:30 PM. (3328 Foster Ave.; 410-327-6984)
 
Sunday, October 30
Offering a special brunch menu with smoked meat breakfast sandwiches and burgers—Pig and Rooster is ready to cure Halloween hangovers. Go for the sandwiches and stay for the football and prizes (wear your costume again… or still?). Cure that hangover (or get started on another) with bottomless mimosa and beer specials all day as well as Terremoto Tequila girls on hand with shots and giveaways. (3328 Foster Ave.; 410-327-6984)
 
Sunday, October 30
Ottobar is hosting a party for industry friends (and anyone else ready to keep the party going) on Sunday with drink specials, free candy, prizes, a costume contest, and two DJs. (2549 N Howard St.; 410-662-0069)
 
Monday, October 31
Mount Vernon Marketplace isn’t letting the fact that the holiday falls on Monday stop the party. Vendors will be giving aways prizes while party-goers can come costumed for prizes and party with DJ Gray in the spookified marketplace. (520 Park Ave.; 888-897-8859)
 
Metal Monday Haunted Halloween
Monday, October 31, 8 PM–2 AM
Ottobar promises a fear-filled experience on Halloween Monday with metal, costume contests, games, prizes and drink specials all night. 21 and over only. (2549 N Howard St.; 410-662-0069) 

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