Halloween Weekend Happenings

TysonsToday Staff Around Town

There’s plenty of spooktacular Halloween fun to be had this weekend! Here’s our list of spooky fun festivities!

Saturday, October 30

Pumpkin Painting at The Perch

The Perch
Tysons, Va

12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m.


Starr Hill Biergarten will host a pumpkin painting event in partnership with Lucky Dog Animal Rescue. Expect plenty of pumpkins and painting supplies, adorable (and adoptable!) pups, a face painting artist, and live music on the amphitheater. Event proceeds will be donated to support Lucky Dog’s mission.

Click here for more info and registration

3rd Annual Halloween Bark Bash

One Loudoun
Ashburn, VA

12:00 p.m. – 3:00pm


Get ready for the 3rd year of One Loudoun’s signature pet event event! The Halloween Bark Bash at One Loudoun is an outdoor, Halloween-themed festival, bringing together local pet-focused businesses, animal rescue groups, and pet owners for an exciting day of trick or treating, adoptable dogs, music, costumes, and animals galore.

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Boo at the Pool

Terry L. Smith Aquatics Center
Reston, V

12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$4 Reston/$8 Non-Reston

Dive into the RCC Terry L. Smith Aquatic Center’s Boo at the Pool! Some treats will float for the little ones, others will sink for those seeking a little more adventure. Each participating child will receive a goody bag upon completion of the event. Children wearing poolside costumes will receive an additional prize.

For more info and registration click here

Witch Watch

Fairfax Old Town Square
Fairfax, VA

12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Fairfax City partnered up with Mason Student Government to bring you a full Halloween festival with games, music prizes and candy!


Halloween Best in Show at The Boro

The Boro
Tysons, VA

1:00 p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Join The Boro for the ultimate dog costume contest! Pets will be able to strut the doggy catwalk and pose for judges with one winner crowned “Best in Show”. The top three looks will take home a prize-packed doggy gift basket.

This spooktacular day will be filled with trick-or-treating, games, and Halloween crafts. It is guaranteed to be a paws-itively wonderful day!

Register here

Halloween Carnival

Cherry Hill Park
Falls Church, VA

Two time slots: 1:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The cost to attend and participate in carnival activities is $1 per person (adults and children), cash only at the door. 

Enjoy a spooktacular family fun Halloween Carnival in Cherry Hill Park for kids ages 2-11! This year’s event will include games, inflatables, live music, and snacks. The Mount Daniel Elementary Second Grade class will perform at 1:15 p.m. and King Bullfrog at 2 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

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2021 Old Town Fairfax Fall Crawl

Old Town Plaza
Fairfax, VA

2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The Fall Crawl is a timed self-guided tour featuring Old Town Fairfax City restaurants where patrons can plot their own course as they eat quick bites and enjoy drink specials while dressed in their best Halloween costumes.

Did we mention prizes?! A gift basket and gift card to the Fairfax City business of choice will be awarded to the best male and female costumes!

Find out how it works at http://fairfaxcityconnected.com/21fallcrawl

Eden Center Movie Night Presents: HOCUS POCUS!

Eden Center
Falls Church, VA

6:00 p.m.

Bring the family to Eden Center for a delicious dinner and stay for a FREE movie in the parking lot! Sit in your own car and listen through your vehicle stereo speakers. FREE popcorn and assorted Halloween candy will be provided. The first 50 children to attend in costume will receive $5 Eden Center gift certificates! 

For event info click here

OFC’s Family Trunk or Treat

Old Firehouse Center
McLean, VA

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Free for kids of all ages; preregistration is not required.

If the House of Terror isn’t your thing, no worries! Outside, the OFC’s Trunk or Treat will have some music, fun and themed vehicles with Halloween candy to share while supplies last.

For more details click here

The Legwarmers: DC’s Biggest 80’s Retro Halloween Dance Party!

The State Theatre
Falls Church, VA

Doors: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 9:30 p.m.

Tickets: $25

COSTUME CONTEST! CASH prizes for the top 3 costumes!

Judging from the huge response we get every time they’re here, a lot of you find the same guilty pleasure we do in reliving the 80s. The big hair. The lacy ankle socks. And the music! You thought it was a forgettable decade, but the Legwarmers (great accessory, great band name) will make you remember each and every hit. Come out and Safety Dance like it’s 1985.

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Sunday, October 31

Mosaic Halloween Spooktacular

Mosaic District
Fairfax, VA

All day

Join Mosaic for a Spooktacular Halloween. From store open to store close, stop by your favorite shops for trick-or-treating! Shop around at our FRESHFARM Farmers Market from 9 AM – 2 PM, and get your face painted at the Vienna Singing Princesses pop-up tent from 12 PM – 6 PM in Strawberry Park. Layout your blankets, spread out your candy, and enjoy The Addams Family on our big screen in Strawberry Park, starting at 6 PM.

See schedule here

CANCELLED! Halloween at Reston Town Center

Reston Town Center
Reston, VA

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

The ghosts and goblins are returning to Reston Town Center! Bring your little pumpkins in costume on October 31 and trick or treat throughout RTC at participating retailers.

Click here for more info and list of participating stores

Great Falls Halloween Spooktacular and Pet Parade

Great Falls Village Centre Green
Great Falls, Va

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m

Trick or treat! Children up to age 12 are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween costume, experience the Haunted House, and enjoy trick or treating with local merchants in a safe environment right in the heart of town.

Stop by The Haunted House by Great Falls Boy Scout Troop 55 and Adeler Jewelers Spooky Porch.

Pet Parade
4:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Bring your pet on a leash dressed up in its favorite costume! Parade begins at the The Arts of Great Falls gallery (756 Walker Rd). Judging at 4:30, Prizes for Special Categories. Pets must be cleared from the area by 4:50.

Learn more here

Legacy Concerts Present Rocky Horror Cover Show

Jammin’ Java
Vienna, VA

Doors: 6:30 p.m.
Showtime: 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: $10 – $20

The Annual: Rocking Horror Cover Show featuring:

  • Pulses. as Silverstein
  • Zach Benson as The 1975
  • Dear Spring as Senses Fail
  • Bluewreck as My Chemical Romance

Click here for details and tickets

Through November 7

The Turn of the Screw

NextStop Theatre Company
Herndon, VA

Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m
Sunday: 2:00 p.m.

General Admission: $25

A young governess is hired to work at an estate and care for two orphaned children. After learning about the deaths of her predecessor and the former groundskeeper, the governess is haunted by the images of their ghosts. But are the ghosts real or merely figments of her imagination? A classic ghost story comes to NextStop just in time for Halloween!

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