Halloween is Coming Early to Tenleytown


Mark your calendars for these free, family-friendly community events to celebrate the fall season this weekend.

Don a costume and join the Halloween Parade at Turtle Park on Friday at 5:30 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Friendship Park, this fun annual event will feature free pizza, dance tunes, and, of course, the ever-popular costume parade.

Then on Saturday, Whole Foods Market in Tenleytown will be hosting a Fall Festival from noon to 2:00 p.m. featuring trick-or-treating throughout the store, live music from local band South Rail, and pumpkin painting with local Etsy artist Elizabeth Korson, the creator of color.joy wood block prints.

After you’ve visited Whole Foods, take a quick trip up to the Chevy Chase library, 5625 Connecticut Avenue, for the Second District Metropolitan Police Department’s pumpkin carving party. Bring the kids from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to make some delightfully spooky jack-o-lanterns. Each kid will also receive a special goody bag courtesy of the MPD Second District.

If these events don’t get you in the Halloween spirit, I don’t know what will!