Things to Do for October 2022 in Washington DC

Looking for Washington DC October events for 2022? This guide from Keener Management will connect you with the spookiest events in the best neighborhoods in DC this October. Check out the adults only and family friendly things to do in the autumn this year.

October Crab Feast 2022

Saturday, October 8, 2022, 4-7 p.m.

2 Main Street, Laurel, MD

Featuring all you can eat crabs and sides like mac and cheese, baked beans, and salad, the annual October Crab Feast is one of the traditional things to do in DC in October. Only 200 tickets are sold in 2022, so get yours early. Attendees must be 21+ because draft beer is included. Head out to get crabby from The Park Monroe.

Rock the Core Cider and Beer Fest

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Two sessions 2-4:30 and 6-8:30 p.m.

Hook Hall, 3400 Georgia Ave NW

Taste delicious craft beers and 30+ ciders while enjoying great tunes rocking DC in October. For adults with valid ID, each session features all you can drink full pours of Bold Rock Cider and Hook Hall Lager. Children can accompany their parents. Untap the apple celebration with friends a short jaunt from The Harper or The Santa Rosa.

October Ghost Tours in DC

Throughout the Month of October

Lafayette Square, Capitol Hill, other locations

Ghost tours in DC are some of the famous things to do in Washington DC in October 2022. Getting out to learn about the spooky history of ghosts and tragedies that happened here makes for a memorable walking tour experience on a cool night! Walk from The Gatsby to the Ghosts of Georgetown in Lafayette Square, or from M Street Towers to the Capitol Hill Scandal Tour.

Dupont Circle Halloween Bar Crawl

Saturday, October 29, 2022

Bars along M Street

This traditional Washington DC October event lets you hit all the top DC nightlife destinations with drink specials, costume contests, and cover-free admissions with the required wrist band. The party will take over M street for most of the day and all of the night, so register between 2-7 p.m. and pick up the crawl map, and then join your neighbors from The Hamilton House and The Drake for the “Nightmare on M Street” this year.

Boo at the Zoo

October 28, 2022, 6:30 p.m.

3001 Connecticut Ave. NW

For a trick or treat extravaganza for kids and adults, visit Boo at the Zoo, hosted by the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Tickets include special access animal viewing after hours, a signature tote bag, and 30 trick or treat stations hidden around the zoo grounds. Just a short walk from The Delano or The Park Crest for this traditional DC October treat.

International City Food Festival

Amazing October in DC

October 13, 14, 15, 2022

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Franklin Park

Start off the three-day series of events with the Embassy Chef Challenge, where 40 chefs compete from more than 30 embassies to create culinary masterpieces from around the world. Get your tickets to join the mystery tastings at the art museum. Then enjoy the Taste of Oktoberfest in Franklin Park on Oct 14th, starting at 4 p.m., for German beer, food, and music for a low ticket price. On Saturday Oct 14, you can return to Franklin Park to participate in an early Dia de los Muertos celebration with traditional food and music. All events are a short walk from Sutton Plaza and The Preston.

Experience an Amazing October in DC

Visiting DC in October is only half as good as living there year round. Stroll through historic neighborhoods and participate in the cutting-edge nightlife or laid-back people watching from your own balcony. Keener Management has available luxury apartment homes in some of the most beautifully designed buildings at the most prestigious addresses in downtown DC. Schedule a tour and see for yourself what life would be like in the center of these vibrant communities.