What’s your costume this Halloween? there are a bunch of parties going on in Alexandria where you and your friends can show off.
Below is a list of events this weekend, and on the big day, Monday, October 31.
Families can get their fix of stories with Colonial Ghosts & Graveyards Tours, which run every day between now and Halloween.
Thursday, October 27
- Sleepy Howllow at Brewski’s Barkhaus (529 E. Howell Avenue) — The Barkhaus anniversary and Halloween celebration goes from 7:30 to 10 p.m., and tickets cost $55 for non-members and $40 for members. One registered dog per-person allowed.
Friday, October 28
- The Frights and Pints Old Town Alexandria Tours bar crawl will snake its way through Old Town on Friday night. The haunted pub crawl costs $28 per person, and starts at the Alexandrian Hotel (480 King Street). The only tickets available now are at 7:30 p.m.
- Ghost Tails at Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar (109 S. Alfred Street) — The party runs is from 7 to 8 p.m. and tickets cost $25 per person for anyone 12 and up.
Saturday, October 29
- Hocus Pocus Brunch at King & Rye (480 King Street) — From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, the restaurant will offer themed cocktails. There will also be an “epic” costume contest with $100 gift card to the restaurant as the main prize.
- 2nd Annual Carlyle Halloween Stampede — No one under the age of 21 is allowed in this bar crawl, which costs $10 for admission. Partiers can start at any of the participating locations: Whiskey & Oyster (301 John Carlyle Street), Sweet Fire Donna’s (510 John Carlyle Street), Tequila and Taco (540 John Carlyle Street) or Lost Boy Cider (317 Hooffs Run Drive).
- 5th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl — The party starts at The LIghthorse at 3 p.m., and tickets range from $18 per person for groups of people, or $22 per person.
- Costume party at Village Brauhaus (710 King Street) — The best-dressed male, female and couple costume contest begins at 9 p.m.
- Ghost Tails at Mount Purrnon Cat Cafe and Wine Bar (109 S. Alfred Street) — The party runs is from 8 to 9 p.m. and tickets cost $25 per person for anyone 12 and up.
- Ravens Night at the Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Avenue) — The tenth annual event features fusion belly dance, live music, a costume contest and a pre-show carnival. The party starts at 7:30 p.m. and tickets cost $35 per person.
Sunday, October 30
- The Del Ray Halloween Parade — This free event starts at 2 p.m. at Mount Vernon Avenue and E. Bellefonte Avenue and ends with live music and prizes at the Mount Vernon Recreation Center athletic fields.
- Edgar Allan Poe in Alexandria — Actor David Keltz returns to The Lyceum (201 S. Washington Street) to re-create Poe’s visit to Virginia in 1849, shortly before his death.Tickets cost $20.
Monday, October 31
- 11th Annual Boo Cycle Ride — This annual 15-mile bike ride starts 5:30 p.m. at City Hall (301 King Street). Riders must have lights on their bikes, although costumes are optional.
- Halloween Game Night Party at Glory Days Grill (3141 Duke Street) — The evening will include board games, a costume contest and door prizes.
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