Fall has officially hit Maryland. It’s time to visit the many fall festivals, celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, and start the Halloween celebrations. Luckily for all the lovers of this season, there are plenty of fall-focused activities, along with non-seasonal fun that are happening this month in Prince George’s.


Enjoy some of these October activities and events in Prince George’s:


  1. Add extra thrills to your time at Six Flags America by getting tickets for a Fright Fest event during the month of October. You can wander through Scare Zones, participate in haunted attractions, and roller coaster rides in the dark.
  2. Get messy during the Bubble Run and Foam Glow party on October 7 at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington. Bring your crew to run through the Foam Canon Zones, getting more colorful with each step you take, then stay around for a party with DJs, activity booths, dancing, and photo ops.
  3. Catch the Titanic exhibition at the National Harbor to see photographs, handwritten letters, keepsakes, and personal belongings that tell the stories of the tragedy. You can also listen to survivor’s stories as you walk through the exhibit, which kicks off on October 13.
  4. Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Fiesta Colombiana on October 14. Spend the afternoon at the Bowie Center for the Performing Arts with food, music, dance, and an “Encanto” sing-along.
  5. Watch films celebrating differences and embracing community during the Sprout Film Festival at Prince George’s Publick Playhouse in Hyattsville. The same hour-long program of short films spotlighting work by, and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities will be shown on October 17 and 18.
  6. Head to Patuxent River Park in Brookeville for the free 15th Annual American Indian Festival on October 21. You can watch musical performances, listen to traditional storytelling, learn about native horsemanship, and much more.
  7. Bring the family to the annual pumpkin carving extravaganza at Brentwood Arts Exchange on October 21. The free Calabash Carnage: Pumpkin Carving Workshop encourages creativity and joy as you connect with the community.
  8. Kick off your fall fun with the free Fall Festival at Oxon Hill Farm on October 21. There will be hands-on activities and crafts for the whole family, including interactive music, a sheepdog demonstration, and square dancing sessions.
  9. Celebrate the spooky season with Harbor Halloween 2023 at the National Harbor on October 22. You can trick-or-treat, ride the Capital Wheel in costume, watch Hocus Pocus at the Plaza, and check out the submissions to the pumpkin carving contest.
  10. Join fellow equestrians and horse lovers at the Washington International Horse Show from October 23–29 at The Show Place Arena in Upper Marlboro. Catch a week of competition events from world-class contenders and a series of celebratory activities for the family.
  11. Participate in a hands-on STEAM activity at the College Park Aviation Museum on October 28 during its Afternoon Aviators program. Perfect for kids from 8–12, this event will focus on Lakeland residents and Women Air Force Pilots.
  12. It’s too late to start training for the Marine Corps Marathon on October 29, but it’s not too late to show your support. You can kick off the weekend by attending the Health & Fitness Expo at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center on October 27 and 28.
  13. Wear your spookiest gear to the Halloween on Ice Party at the Bowie Ice Arena on October 28. Children can come in costume to join in on the music, games, door prizes, and treats. Just make sure your outfit is skate-friendly!


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