Halloween is a holiday made for kids. Pretty much all parents have to do is help them come up with a costume, then stand back and let them go around the neighborhood begging for food—it's part of the holiday! Bonus: You can put off food shopping for a day or two. In case you want to augment your holiday fun, there are lots of ways.
Saturday is the Harbor East Fall Harvest Festival, featuring concerts all day, including one by The Bridge, samples from some of the great restaurants down there, including Lebanese Taverna, Talara, and Flemings, along with strolling kids' entertainers, and crafts tables.
The Zoo BOOO! will be going on all weekend, with performances by Silly Goose and Val and Captain Jack, along with featured appearances by various animals, costume contests, and ample trick or treating.
Among the many neighborhood events is the Mt. Vernon Spooktacular at Mt. Vernon Place on Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30, including a haunted house and crafts projects, followed by a Halloween parade (see flyer above)
And on Sunday night, from 6 to 9 p.m. is Poe's Frightful Halloween, a really cool event to raise money for the Poe House. For $10 admission for adults, $3 kids 12 and under, there a lot of great performances including a performance of Poe's "The Tell Tale Heart," readings of Bram Stoker stories, including "The Monkey's Paw," an improvised comedy troupe, a string quartet, and, best of all, tours of of the Westminster Graveyard where Poe is buried.