Everybody has ghosts that haunt them——especially around Halloween. Stoop Storytelling begins its eighth season on October 28 by asking its participants to share “stories about the unanswered questions that haunt our city, families, and ourselves.” stoopstorytelling.com.
Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival
On October 26, the Creative Alliance puts on its annual festival of lantern making, costume contests, and live music that culminates in a parade of thousands of lantern-carrying and costumed revelers. creativealliance.org.
Heroes and Villains
Power Plant Live
Partnering with Mix 106.5, Power Plant Live is hosting a “Heroes and Villains” party on October 26. The event includes a $10,000 costume contest, drink specials at the various bars, and prize-pack giveaways to those dressed in their best superhero gear. powerplantlive.com.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
From October 25-27, families are invited to the Maryland Zoo for free trick-or-treating, live music and magic shows, costume contests, carnival games, and face painting. marylandzoo.org.
Spend your Halloween weekend (October 24-26) on one of the Fells Point Haunted Pubwalks. The two-hour tour takes guests to some of the haunted bars in the neighborhood, recounting scary tales about its maritime past. baltimoreghosttours.com.
Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard
On October 19, this Dickerson vineyard hosts its annual Howl-O-Wine festival, which features the popular dog costume contest, wine tastings, and live music, all benefiting Wags For Hope. wagsforhope.org.