Get Spooky in Downtown Baltimore this Halloween
Halloween is on a Thursday this year, which means that the people of Baltimore will be celebrating for at least a week straight.
These days, the costume-and-candy holiday is fun for people of all ages. And this year, downtown Baltimore is offering something for spooky-seekers of every sort. Whether you’re looking for a kid-friendly bash or a wild time that is decidedly not for tots, there’s a party for you downtown.
Here’s a look at some of the best Halloween events in downtown Baltimore this year:
For the Kids: Halloween at Port Discovery
From now through the end of the month, Port Discovery is wowing kids with Monsters, Mystery & Magic, a super-fun, family-friendly celebration of all things spooky.
Visitors are invited to come to the kids’ museum in costume and, at the museum, kids can make monster hats and puppets in Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster Factory, check out Halloween magic in the Mystery Fun House and create funny mix-and-match Halloween monster drawings in the pop-up space.
During the month, programs like Circle Time and Pop-Up Science will also get a Halloween spin and there will be Halloween-themed theater performances (but don’t worry – they’re not too scary for little guys).
For the Grown-Ups: Power Plant Live! Festivities
Power Plant Live! kicks off Halloween celebrations early, with the 7th annual Halloween Rally: The Glow Edition on Thursday, Oct. 24. Doors open at 8 p.m. for a party throughout the venue including entertainment on the Live! stage, confetti cannons, a photo booth, glow sticks and inflatables.
On Friday, Oct. 25, Power Plant is all about the Devil’s Crawl, a Halloween-themed bar crawl around the venue. Guests should dress in costume for their trip around the spooky spot. There will be drinks – of course- plus tunes from DJ Pauly Powers.
The party will still be going on Saturday night, when Power Plant Live! hosts Halloween ’19: Zimbie World. The party includes a major costume contest, over $10,000 in cash and prizes, and music from DJ Sal Flip on the Live! stage and Double Date in Mosaic.
On a Boat: Spirit Cruises’ Halloween Moonlight BOO Cruise
On Saturday, Oct. 27, take to the high seas – or the Inner Harbor – for a scary good time during Spirit’s 2-hour midnight “BOO” cruise.
Boarding begins at 11:30 p.m. and the cruise lasts from midnight until 2 a.m. There will be a DJ spinning Halloween faves, seasonal décor and a costume contest for those on board, Guests have access to a cash bar and “moonlight menu” – and you must be 21 or older to attend.
Where to Park in Downtown Baltimore this Halloween Weekend
No matter how you’re celebrating the lead-up to Halloween in downtown Baltimore, before you start spooking the streets, it’s important to figure out where to park.
Located at 55 Market Place, Harbor Park Garage is convenient to all the downtown Baltimore haunts you’ll hit this Halloween season. It’s just a short walk from the ships at the Inner Harbor piers and from Port Discovery and Power Plant Live! Plus, it’s close to many other bars, restaurants and shops you might want to drop into to show off your costume when heading to or from a party.
The garage is easily accessible from I-83 and other routes in and out of the city. It’s safe and well-lit and staffed 24/7 by a friendly, smart crew who are happy to answer any questions you might have about where you’re going or what to do downtown.