This Is Halloween: Washington, D.C.

No matter what holiday approaches, you can always depend on D.C. to be celebrating it. Whether you are celebrating Independence Day or the start of the new year, you can always find some place in the D.C. area to celebrate.

Halloween is right around the corner, and soon D.C. will be filled with the Halloween spirit. Some young Washingtonians will go to a bar for some fall-inspired drinks, while others will visit a haunted house and attend early Halloween parties. But, if you’re looking for an alternative to your usual Halloween tradition, here are a few activities you can enjoy as a young millennial in D.C.:


  1. D.C. High Heel Drag Queen Race 2016

Drag races are all about dressing up in costume with confidence. The drag race happens every year on the Tuesday before Halloween where thousands of spectators go to Seventeenth Street as costumed drag queens show off their outfits and race. Visit Dupont Circle for a night of fun, and don’t miss out on the drink specials offered by several nightclubs and bars in the area. Click here for more information.

  1. Night of the Living Zoo

Oct. 28 is the night of this special 21-and-up-only Halloween event at the National Zoo. You will see mind-boggling performances such as fire eaters, talking bats and illusionists. Visitors are welcomed to dress in costume while enjoying the little monsters at the Small Mummy House, Ghastly Ape House, Reptile Disgusting Center, Trick Tank and more. Click here to learn more about this event.

  1. Fright Fest at Six Flags

At Six Flags American in Maryland, Fright Fest is the one place you’ll want to be this Halloween. As you walk through the park, you’ll be frightened by ghosts, zombies, monsters and more in each scare zone. You can watch different live performances by the living dead for a creepy story or just to watch them dance. They even have haunted mazes and houses where monsters and creepy things of the night will jump out at you and give you and your friends a good scare. It doesn’t matter what age you are, Fright Fest is enjoyable for anyone who loves Halloween. Click here to visit their website.

  1. Nightmare on M Street

Nightmare on M Street is a ticketed costume bar crawl where you can get drink specials at 30 of D.C.’s hottest bars in Dupont Circle. Dress up in your best costume for a night in Dupont Circle’s best bars and nightclubs for a night of Halloween debauchery. Click here for more information on Nightmare on M Street.


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