(1) Fall Sip (Juice Box) and Paint – Glenarden

When: Saturday October 16 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Description: “Come enjoy the fall with a juice box while painting a fall-themed portrait. Get creative painting pumpkins, leaves, and more! Canvas, paint, and paint brushes will be provided.”

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(2) 13th Annual American Indian Festival – Upper Marlboro

When: Saturday October 16, 12 – 2 pm (Gates open at 11:00 a.m.)

Description: “Discover the rich and diverse culture of Native American Indians at this year’s in-person festival. Join us for an abbreviated celebration (due to Covid-19) featuring Native American Indian Culture and Heritage.”

Location: Patuxent River Park, group campground & picnic area
16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

This list will be updated throughout the month.

(3) Capital Book Fest – D.C.

When: Thursday October 21, 2021 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

Description: “Downtown DC’s outdoor, pop-up bookstore returns to Wilson Plaza. Shop thousands of gently used books, CDs and DVDs, all on sale for $6 or less. Books provided by Carpe Librum, a local used bookstore benefitting nonprofit Turning the Page.”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center – Woodrow Wilson Plaza /1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW


(4) Harvest Kidz Family Fall Festival 2021 – Olney

When: Saturday October 30, 2021 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Description: “The Family Fall Festival was started to give children and their families an alternative to the yearly fright-fest of Halloween. It became a moment filled with joy and laughter that the children we minister to eagerly looked forward to. ”

Location: Harvest Intercontinental Church-Olney / 16227 Batchellors Forest Road – Olney, MD 20832


(5) Movies on the Potomac

Description: “Pack your chairs, grab food to go from one of the delicious dining establishments, and meet on the Plaza’s big screen for a *FREE* evening of fun for all ages!”

Fall in love with these Halloween classics:
October 17: Addams Family
October 24: Hocus Pocus
October 31: Goosebumps

Location: National Harbor

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(6) National Air & Space Museum’s “Air & Scare Outside”

When:  Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Description: The event will feature a Halloween Scavenger Hunt. “Air & Scare Outside is an outdoor event that requires free tickets to attend. Timed-entry tickets can be reserved now for the October 30 program. Entry times will be on the hour between 10 am and 4 pm. Reserve yours now.

Location: Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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