Halloween is not just for kids! The Washington, DC area has some great costume parties for adults (most are for ages 21 and over). So gather your friends and get creative and dress up for a night of fun and frolicking. Here are some Halloween costume parties for 2017.
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Night of the Living Zoo - October 27, 2017, 6:30-10 p.m. National Zoo, Washington DC. The Halloween event features bone-chilling and mind-boggling performance art including palm readers, fire eaters, talking bats, and illusionists.
Nightmare on M Street - October 28, 2017, 12-7:30 p.m. Tickets sold in advance (sometimes sell out). Costume bar crawl to 30 of Washington, DC's hottest bars: Mackey’s, Madhatter, Rumors, The Front Page, Black Rooster Pub, Elephant and Castle, McFadden’s, Irish Whiskey Public House, Sign of the Whale, Public Bar, BlackFinn, The Bottom Line, The Exchange, Bread & Brew, Mighty Pint, Buffalo Billiards, Fiesta Lounge, James Hoban’s, Café Citron, Lindy’s Red Lion, Maddy’s, Midtown Party Plex, One Lounge, Crossroads, Fox and Hound, G Street Food, Pizza No. 17, The Gryphon, and Panache.
HA!lloween: Part Theme Party, Part Comedy Show, All Hallows' Eve - October 31, 2017.
Bier Baron, 1523 22nd Street NW Washington, DC. HA!lloween is back for year four! You'll die laughing at this defrightfully unique Halloween extravaganza. Expect a killer lineup of local comics, costume contest, mummy wrap and other macabre merriment. A percentage of proceeds will go to United for Puerto Rico.
Tickets: $10 advance, $13 at door. Ages 21+.
Halloween Graveyard Jam - October 28, 2017, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. Black Finn, 1620 I St. NW, Washington, DC. Huge costume party sponsored by Things To Do DC, costume contest, prizes, DJ, dancing, caricaturist from Frankenstein's Castle. First prize in the costume contest is a trip to the Caribbean.
Halloween Bar Crawl Gallery Place - October 28, 2017, 2-8 p.m. Register at Lucky Strike,701 Seventh St NW, Washington, DC and crawl to several bars in the area.
Nick's Halloween Party - October 28, 2017, 9 p.m. Nick's Riverside Grill, 3050 K Street, NW Washington DC. Eat, drink and be scary on the Georgetown Waterfront. Costume Contest. $10 cover charge in advance, $20 at the door.
Synetic Theater's Vampire's Ball - October 27, 2017, 8 p.m. Synetic Theater, 2611 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Arlington, VA. The Vampire's Ball will follow the performance. Guests will dance the night away. The event will also include an open bar, light appetizers and costume contest with prizes.
Clarendon Halloween Crawl - November 4, 2017, 1-9 p.m. Clarendon, VA. Celebrate the scariest time of the year with your favorite ghouls and goblins at a barhop through Clarendon’s most popular bars including Whitlow’s, Spider Kelly's, SoBe, Hunan One, Mister Days, Hard Times Cafe, IOTA Club & Cafe, American Tap Room, Bracket Room and more.
Tickets: $15 early bird tickets, $20 after Oct 13, $30 at the door. Costume Contest. You must be 21 or over to attend.
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