Halloween is “creeping up” on Alexandria, and after a month full of supernatural fun, the festivities are still going strong. If you (or your dog) are still wondering what to do in Alexandria for Halloween, we’ve got the scoop here!
Doggy Howl-o-ween Costume Contest
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Contest registration at 5 p.m.; contest at 6:15 p.m.; winners announced at 8:30 p.m.
Image credit: Kimpton Hotels
You know what they say: if you’ve got it, haunt it! Jackson 20 is calling all canines for its Doggy Howl-o-ween Costume Contest, where up to 50 contestants will strut down the dog-walk in their Halloween finest.
Bark or Treat Halloween Canine Cruise: SOLD OUT
October 30, 2014
Alexandria City Marina
Image credit: Potomac Riverboat Company
For one night only, costumed pups and their guests can cruise around the Potomac, enjoying Halloween tunes, doggie treats and photo ops. (UPDATE: Tickets for this year’s event are sold out, but be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s cruise.) To all our salty sea dogs, bone voyage!
Poe in Alexandria
October 30-31, 2014
Image credit: Wikipedia
Shortly before his death in 1849, “master of the macabre” Edgar Allan Poe paid a visit to Alexandria. He returns to Old Town this Halloween in the form of actor David Keltz, who will reenact Poe’s spine-tingling storytelling at the Lyceum.
Trick or Treating at Mount Vernon
October 31, 2014
George Washington’s Mount Vernon
Image credit: Mount Vernon
A scavenger hunt, children’s costume parade, spooky storytelling, wagon rides and more will greet visitors to Mount Vernon on Halloween. Feeling competitive? Prizes will be awarded for the best “George” and “Martha” costumes, so start ironing those breeches and powdering that wig!
Del Ray Artisans’ Halloween Ball
October 31, 2014
Del Ray Artisans
Image credit: Del Ray Artisans Flickr
Eat, drink and be scary at the Del Ray Artisans’ Halloween Costume Ball, where guests will enjoy music, food, drinks, a silent movie and pieces by local artists. Costumes are a must!
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