Hello neighbors! Here to share a few little things for Halloween, as many of you have requested. I have a highlight on our Instagram Stories, but I know not all of you are there, and static pages work best for this purpose.
First off, yes, Capitol Hill and the surrounding area gets big on Halloween night. The treat takes place a little before sunset, and you can expect neighbors to start making treats for kids and adults alike. In the pre-COVID era, it was not uncommon to see parents walking around with a drink while they too were being treated for libations – alas times are different now, but neighbors always come together to cheer and watching the little ones having fun.
Below you’ll find a fun selection of fall and Halloween-themed things to do this weekend and next. Enjoy!
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WHAT: All Hallows’ Eve, literally, “the eve of all saints” (or “all saints” as you may also know) is a liturgical observation that has pagan roots as a harvest festival. It’s also an excuse to eat a lot of candy, dress up, decorate and HAVE FUN.
WHEN: Sunday October 31, from around 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
OR: All around the Hill! Check the purple markers on our Spooky Hill map for places with special candy delivery – whether that’s candy drops, socially distant treats, or other delicious surprises.
Have you checked the Scary Hill Map? Click here to see it.
Pumpkins of the troop 500
WHAT: Support a local scout troop and decorate for Halloween: a win-win! Psst– our mate Del Voss will also have some honey to sell, so it’s definitely worth it.
WHEN: Friday October 22, 5 pm-7pm; Saturday 23 October, 9 am-7pm; Sunday October 24, 9 am-2pm
OR: Pumpkins in front of the Lutheran Reformation Church, 212 East Capitol Street NE. Honey sales, ahead of 7-River Mart, 10th and C Streets NE.
Payne ES Fall Festival
WHAT: A relaxing way to make friends and visit a neighborhood school. There will be a petting zoo, silent auction, giant slide and much more.
WHEN: Saturday October 23, 11 am-2pm
OR: Payne ES, 15th and C Streets SE
Dead man’s run 5 km
WHAT: A lively race, costumes encouraged, for the benefit of the most trendy cemetery in the area. Register here.
WHEN: Friday October 29, 6 p.m.
OR: Congress Cemetery, 1801 E Street SE
Tyler ES Halloween Pancake Breakfast
WHAT: An all-you-can-eat creperie for the benefit of Tyler ES PTA! $ 10 for adults, $ 5 for children
WHEN: Saturday October 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
OR: Pavillon Tyler, 10th and G Streets SE
WHAT: A harvest fair with lots of candy and fun things to do for little kids, right in the heart of the Hill at Eastern Market.
WHEN: Friday October 29, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
OR: In person at Eastern Market, 7th and North Carolina Avenue SE. For more information and updates, click here.
WHAT: A morning and afternoon of student recitals and entertainment, with special guest Josh Jenkins Duo.
WHEN: Saturday October 30, 10 am-4pm
OR: Capitol Hill Art Workshop, 7th and G Streets SE