Six Flags Fright Fest

Now-Oct 29, Upper MarlboroIt's a spooky time of year as zombies and ghouls take over the park. Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun after the sun goes down. Fright Fest offers a wide variety of places to get your scare on including several haunted houses and scare zones located throughout the park.

USS Constellation Cup Regatta

Oct 14, Baltimore Harbor: Enjoy a day on the water in Baltimore’s harbor watching the exciting 12th annual regatta which benefits all the historic ships of Baltimore Harbor.

Oyster Stroll

Oct 14, Westminster: The city Oyster Stroll festival is far more than oysters, music, food, and fun for the community. It is an event designed to raise awareness about and benefit Chesapeake farmed raised oyster aquaculture and how our local community is working to restore wild oysters back into the bay while creating new oyster reefs from recycled oyster shell and concrete reef balls. Fun, tasty and educational!

Bethesda Row Arts Festival

Oct 14-15, Bethesda: Ranked 53rd of the elite fine art fairs, you won't want to miss it! Featuring 190 juried museum quality artists, there is something for everyone and every budget. The streets of Bethesda Row transform into an outdoor art gallery!

Out of the Darkness Walk

Oct 14, Frederick: As the core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks are proof that when people work together, they can make big changes in our world. Taking place in hundreds of cities each fall, these walks raise awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention as it raises money to fund vital services to our communities.

Horn Point Laboratory Open House

Oct 14, Cambridge: The UMD Center for Environmental Science opens it doors to the public for a fun-filled day of experiments, hands-on activities, and engaging discussions with scientists doing world-renowned research in oceanography, water quality, restoration of sea grasses, marshes and shellfish, and expertise in ecosystem modeling. All ages are welcome!

Summers Farm Fall Festival

Now-Oct 31, Frederick: Corn maze, pumpkin patch, campfires, over 45 activities, fireworks, finger-lickin’ good food and more! Get lost!

50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival

Now-Oct 15, Garrett County: Celebrate the beauty of the local fall foliage. The area offers a wide variety of things to do indoors or outdoors. The Festival includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more!

Fair Hill International

Oct 12-15, Fair Hill, MD: Don't know what eventing is? Want to check out a new sport that is fun for the entire family! Eventing is the ultimate test of a horse and rider and has been referred to as the Triathlon of equestrian sport. Through tests in dressage, cross country, and show jumping the horse and rider work together to show that they can compete in the most demanding and highest levels of equestrian sports. Check it out!

United States Powerboat Show

Oct 12-15, Annapolis: Get dreaming and head to the Boat Show! Miles of docks exhibit everything from luxurious motor and ocean-going yachts and “down east” trawlers to high-performance powerboats and offshore fishing machines. On display are boats of every style from 8’ to 80’ including water toys of all types. Not buying? That's ok, just enjoy a day by the water. 

Bedlam in the Boro

Select weekends through October, Linesboro: A Haunted Hayride and the House of Horrors, not for the faint of heart. Don't worry, there's also tame activities for the kids: the Bedlam Bypass, food, games and more. 

Cirque Goes Broadway

Oct 13-15, Baltimore: The Meyerhoff and the BSO present acrobats and aerialists who dazzle with spectacular music from Broadway’s greatest shows.

Carnevil @ Merriweather Park

Now-Nov 5, Columbia: Symphony Woods transforms into the ultimate Halloween event. The park comes alive with horrifying mutant sideshow freaks, demented clowns, escaped circus animals and so much more. Explore the Menacing Midway, complete with twisted games and prizes, sample frightful foods and spine-chilling cocktails, all while local bands and DJs keep you in the Halloween mood. The party isn’t complete though until you make your way through the multiple scare zones of the Abandoned Circus in the woods. Its dark, its creepy, and the things that live in the woods are waiting to eat meet you!

Peabody Jazz Ensemble

Oct 13, Baltimore: Enjoy a (free) night on the town and listen to some jazz lead by Director Miles Brown in the Peabody's first concert of the season. If Halloween's not your thing, this is for you!

Sugarloaf Craft Festival

Oct 13-Oct 15, Timonium: Shop America's Handmade Market and support artist entrepreneurs this fall at the Sugarloaf Crafts Festival! Sugarloaf returns to the Maryland State Fairgrounds for a weekend of artistic appreciation and entertainment for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.

American Songbook: Porter and Gershwin Timeless Classics

Oct 14, Annapolis: The Annapolis Chorale and Annapolis Chamber Orchestra, kick off the 2017-2018 season celebrating songs everyone can sing by the giants of the American songbook. The music of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Jerome Kern and others are featured in this concert of music that can really be called “timeless classics.”

Whoopi Goldberg

Oct 13, DC: The Kennedy Center presents the multitalented comedian, author, actress, and activist Whoopi who returns for a night of stand-up comedy presented as part of a 20th anniversary celebration of the Mark Twain Prize, which she won in 2001.

The Red Shoes

Now-Oct 15, DC: The Kennedy Center presents the winner of two 2017 Olivier Awards including Best Theater Choreographer! The beloved fairy tale has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with it's story of obsession, possession, and one young woman's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food and Cultures

Oct 14 & 15, DC: Join in a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures to celebrate the grand reopening of the Freer|Sackler. The festival will transform the museums’ grounds with an Asian food market, interactive cooking and art demonstrations, live music by members of the Silkroad Ensemble, and creations by local and international artists. Inside, visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and innovative exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities.

Opera Outside

Oct 14, Columbia Heights, DC: Join us for a casual outdoor concert on the upper field of the park. Enjoy performances of operatic gems and other favorites by an ensemble of exciting rising stars. This event is free and open to all ages! Go can come and go as you please and come as you are! Feel free to bring your pets, blankets and/or chairs to enjoy the music in comfort.

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