TIP: HALLOWEEN & DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EVENTS & PARTIES 2019, DC

Events will be added as we learn about them! If you know if any events or parties not on the list, email us: averagesocialite@gmail.com



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BOO AT THE ZOO

October 18, 19, 20 | Smithsonian National Zoological Park | 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

At the 21st annual Boo at the Zoo, sponsored by Mars Wrigley Confectionery, your fearsome cubs (or princesses, or robots) will have the chance to trick or treat at more than 40 stations, sing their hearts out to Halloween’s grooviest karaoke tunes and show off their costumes on a spooky fun catwalk.  

In addition to kids’ dance parties all three nights, on Sunday, October 20 there also will be a special costumed character dance party, where families can boogie alongside some recognizable friends.  

HOCUS POCUS SCREENING + PARTY

Saturday, October 19 | Warner Bros. Theater | 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

After moving to Salem, Mass., teenager Max Dennison (Omri Katz) explores an abandoned house with his sister Dani (Thora Birch) and their new friend, Allison (Vinessa Shaw). After dismissing a story Allison tells as superstitious, Max accidentally frees a coven of evil witches (Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy) who used to live in the house. Now, with the help of a magical cat, the kids must steal the witches' book of spells to stop them from becoming immortal.

Now it’s time to let your witch flag fly! Join us for a 35mm screening of this cult classic + a party that’s sure to have you dance—dance, dance till you die!!!

Day of the Dead Kickoff Party at Oyamel

Monday, October 21 | Oyamel, 401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004 | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

The Kickoff Party will feature specials and classic Oyamel bites alongside limited-edition cocktails and tequila and mezcal tastings, live music including hits of this year’s honoree, Ritchie Valens, a photo booth, and face painting. Tickets are all-inclusive and can be purchased here for $60pp (plus taxes and fees).

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NIGHT OF THE LIVING ZOO

Friday, October 25 | Smithsonian National Zoological Park | 10:30 PM

Step right up for Friends of the National Zoo’s adults-only night of curiosities, grotesques and beastly good fun: Night of the Living Zoo, sponsored by Groupon. Street performers—including a sword swallower, a fire eater, living statues, magicians and stilt walkers—will delight guests!

**Use code “NOLZAVSOC19” for $5 off tickets, for up to four tickets.

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NIGHTMARE ON M STREET BAR CRAWL

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | Dupont Circle | 1:00 PM 7:00 PM

The Biggest. The Baddest. The longest running Halloween Party in D.C. No Cover. Less Lines. More Scares and Thrills. It can't be missed! Don't wait, call all your friends to get gruesome, devilish and dreadful at D.C.'s best bars in Dupont Circle that will be hosting Halloween's favorite barcrawl, Nightmare On M Street.

“PURGATORY” HALLOWEEN PARTY

Saturday, October 26, |  Dirty Habit, 555 8th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004 | 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Dirty Habit, in collaboration with Liton Events, is throwing hours of non-stop revelry dubbed “Purgatory,” right in the heart of Penn Quarter. The Halloween party will take place throughout the entire restaurant including the city block-sized patio. Dirty Habit’s bar team will offer Chambord-infused cotton candy, performances will include a stunning fire dancer and daring aerialist from Peculiarity Productions, and a DJ will be playing top Billboard hits throughout the Halloween bash. Entry is free. Guests must be 21+ to attend.

CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT THE NATIONAL HARBOR

Sunday, October 27 | National Harbor Waterfront District Plaza, 151 National Plaza, National Harbor, Md.  20745 | 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Celebrate Harbor Halloween at National Harbor with trick-or-treating at 40 different stores and restaurants. The movie Hocus Pocus will be shown on the Plaza Screen. The day ends with an exciting pumpkin carving contest that tests the creativity of National Harbor chefs.

FREE Halloween Party at the REACH

Thursday, October 31 | The Kennedy Center | 6:00 PM Halloween Dance Lessons, 7:30PM FIlm Screening

The Kennedy Center brings the fun outdoors this Halloween with Hall-O-Screen Party: A Nightmare Before Christmas, a free night filled with tricks and treats for the D.C. community. Patrons are welcome to come in costume to celebrate the haunted holiday at the REACH.

Patrons can enjoy savory and sweet items from participating food trucks as well as drink specials. Patrons must show valid identification to consume alcoholic beverages. Additionally, guests can stop by the MyTix table in the Welcome Pavilion for a special Halloween surprise. The first 100 MyTixers to visit will receive candy and swag. MyTix is the Kennedy Center’s discount program for elementary through undergraduate students, patrons between the ages of 18 and 30, and active duty members of the military.

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS

Saturday, November 2 | National Portrait Gallery, Kogod Courtyard | 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Celebrate the Day of the Dead with live music, Mexican folk dance, artist demonstrations and art workshops.