Halloween and October Events by Montgomery Parks

by MCS Staff

Montgomery Parks has released five events that are fun for the whole family in October!

Below you’ll see five activities that’ll get you into the ghoulish spirit of the month. Hey

Halloween Eye Spy Trains

Bring your little pirates, superheroes, and monsters to Halloween Eye Spy Trains(opens in a new tab). The event is a family-friendly moving scavenger hunt. Look for hidden characters during your ride at Wheaton Train and Carousel and Cabin John Train. Open every Saturday and Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm, in October. Get tickets online.

Halloween Eye Spy Train goes beneath a pedestrian bridge and past a witch and cauldron.

Pumpkins and Pours

Pumpkins and Pours(opens in a new tab) at Western Grove Urban Park in Chevy Chase Village Saturday, October 16, 4 to 8 pm, has seasonal fun for everyone. Children can decorate free pumpkins while parents enjoy local craft beer. A food truck will be onsite offering pizza and gelato. Drive, bike, or take the train and bus to the event. Free admission!

Small and medium pumpkins on top of a table.

Nightmare on Elm Street Urban Park

Spooky, silly fun for everyone at Nightmare on Elm Street Urban Park(opens in a new tab)! Costume parade, lawn games, scavenger hunt, and food and drink vendors! Join us for this free event at Elm Street Urban Park Saturday, October 30, from 1 to 4 pm.

Witch flies in front of a full moon and through bats. There are laughing, spooky carved pumpkins on the ground.


Work on your steps during Walktober and Walk Maryland Day(opens in a new tab) on October 6. Montgomery Parks is participating in this statewide event to encourage walking as a great way to improve health. Montgomery Parks has programs, parks, and trails that will keep you moving every day in October and beyond.

Two adults and three children walking.

Movie Night in the Gardens

Pass the popcorn! Brookside Gardens invites you to its free family Movie Night in the Gardens(opens in a new tab) on Tuesday, October 5. Watch Coco with us on our giant screen outdoors on the lawn next to the visitor center. Seating begins at 6:30 pm. Free blankets to the first fifty attendees.

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