Unsure if Hilloween and Halloween are the same day? When your pet gets to parade at Howl-o-ween? When to expect trick or treaters? Let us provide a little clarity to the haze of Halloween Days!
The annual and very popular Hilloween event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday October 25th in and around the North Hall at Eastern Market on Seventh Street SE and North Carolina.
Please note that Seventh Street SE will NOT be closed. While the event has taken place on the 200 block of Seventh in past years, this year it takes place within, in front of and on the plaza surrounding the North Hall.
There will be multiple moon bounces in the North Hall and table after table of swag! There will be a Haunted Circulator Bus to climb in. There will be free face painting courtesy of Tiber Realty Group and River Park Nursery School (RPNS). Some participants will give snacks and drinks out for free, and food and drinks will also be available for purchase, many to support a local school or organization.
Volunteers are needed to make the event a success! Sign up for a two or two-and-a-half hour shift online.
Everyone is welcome, whether you wear your costume or not! More info at https://www.facebook.com/HilloweenatEasternMarket/
The Howl-o-ween Doggy Costume Contest takes place starting at 2 p.m. Saturday October 26th in Lincoln Park. Registration begins at 1 p.m. in the park, or earlier online. All are welcome to watch the doggone spooky parade of pups in costumes!
The parade is also a contest, with prizes for Best Dog and Person Theme, Best Dog and Group Theme and Best Homemade Costume!
There will also be a Parade of Adoptable Dogs and Rural Dog Rescue will be at the event will their adorable adoptable pets.
Howl to the Chief gift bags will be distributed while supplies last. Registration begins at 1:00 p.m. in the park, or save time and pre-register at Howl to the Chief (733 Eighth St. SE) or online www.howltothechief.com
Halloween Trick-or-Treating takes place on the night of Thursday, October 31st! It’s a school night, so you can expect trick-or-treaters from all over the DMV to arrive as early as 6 p.m. seeking candy and the Hill’s famous decorations!
If you’re new to the Hill, know that the area is a popular destination for area trick-or-treaters. Those who live on major streets can expect hundreds of visitors. If you are handing out treats, be prepared! Turn off your lights and consider hanging a sign saying “out of candy” on your gate or doorway when you’re done.
Streets known for their decorations include East Capitol Street near Lincoln Park, and Walter Street SE, which often closes down for the night.