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5 DC Halloween activities perfect for couples in search of a frightful and delightful night

The spooky season has descended upon the nation's capital once more, and whether you're a native Washingtonian or one of the city's many visitors, you're likely on the hunt for Halloween-themed activities that will send shivers down your spine. Well, you're in luck! In this article, we're about to embark on a hair-raising journey through 5 of the absolute best activities you and your loved ones can attend in anticipation of Hallow's Eve. So, gather 'round the virtual campfire, and prepare to be spooked!

Happy Hour Halloweekend Pub Crawl

group of people in costumes at the Hard Rock Cafe bar
The crawl begins at the Hard Rock Cafe of Washington, DC

When: October 21st, 28th, and 31st, 4-10 PM

Where: Starting point located at the Hard Rock Cafe, 999 E Street Northwest

What better way to usher in the season of ghosts and ghouls than by sipping on spirits? The Happy Hour Halloween Weekend Bar Crawl, presented by, promises six hours of spine-tingling fun as it transforms the historic streets of Washington, D.C. into a haunted haven. Your ticket to the paranormal party includes free entry to various venues, exclusive drink and food specials, live DJ sets, and, to cap it all off, a spine-chilling costume contest. To join the eerie extravaganza, purchase your ticket here (use code DISCO for 10% off), after which you will be given a wristband and access to the digital crawl map. Check in at the Hard Rock Cafe on the date of your choosing, and crawl away!

Embassy Row Rooftop Halloween Under the Stars

group of people facing on a hotel rooftop for halloween
Enjoy live music and dancing from The Ven at Embassy Row

When: Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30 PM

Where: 2015 Massachusetts Ave NW

If you're in the mood to dance the Halloween night away but dread the thought of hearing "Monster Mash" on an endless loop, the Embassy Row Rooftop Halloween Under the Stars event is tailor-made for you. This thrilling affair boasts two live bands, offering dancing lessons in both swing and salsa styles. Picture this: you, your significant other, and a stunning view of the Washington, D.C., skyline from the rooftop of the Ven at Embassy Row. Cocktail attire is encouraged, but don't hesitate to unleash your inner ghoul with a Halloween costume. Just remember to bundle up, as this spine-tingling soirée takes place outdoors. Tickets sell like bags of candy at walmart on October 30th, so grab yours while you can and prepare to dance the night away under the starry, Halloween-infused skies!

Haunted Axe Throwing at Kick Axe DC

Lounge area for Kick Axe DC
No Freddy or Jason, but plent of good vibes, good drinks, and sharp times.

When: Oct. 28 - 31, various times

Where: 1401 Okie Street Northeast Ste 101

Enter the heart-pounding realm of your very own slasher film during the Spooky Halloween Weekend Bash at Kick Axe Washington, D.C. This bone-chilling event features themed targets, lanes adorned with spine-tingling decorations, special "Zombie" axes, and the thrill of hurling axes at pumpkins. If you decide to join the fun in costume, you'll be rewarded with a free shot (just make sure your costume doesn't interfere with your axe-throwing abilities). Even if you're not one to don elaborate disguises, you can still partake in the festivities by enjoying specially crafted drink specials, including themed "blood bags" and "syringes." The schedule for each date can be found here, but the hair-raising Halloween Party kicks off on Saturday the 28th, starting at the witching hour (12 AM). Remember, all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy, so ditch the work, and play with axes a little.

Girls Rock DC Halloween Show

The Hex Girls, a fictional band from the movie Scooby Doo! and the Witch's Ghost
Get into your Hex Girls and support women musicians based in DC this Halloween!

When: Oct. 29, 6 PM - 2 AM

Where: 540 Penn St NE

We as a society have taken one step closer to making the Vex Girls exist in reality. Honestly, why else should we celebrate Halloween, if not to combine hard rock with goth aesthetic? This Halloween, you can rock out with a purpose at the Girls Rock DC Halloween Show hosted at the Songbyrd Music House. Eight electrifying bands will take the stage, performing one-of-a-kind cover sets from iconic artists such as The Cramps, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Nirvana, Fall Out Boy, No Doubt, and more. As you revel in the music, you'll also be contributing to a fantastic cause: Girls Rock! DC, an all-volunteer collective of musicians, teachers, artists, and community organizers dedicated to empowering the next generation of female and gender-diverse musicians. So, come dressed in your spookiest attire, and let's rock the night away for a great cause!

Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics at The Howard Theatre

Woman plays a piano while surrounded by candles in a dark room
Stunning image of last year's Candlelight concert

TIf you're seeking a Halloween experience that's both eerie and mystifying, "Candlelight: Haunted Evening" at The Howard Theatre promises to be a multi-sensory delight. Picture yourself seated in a dimly lit theater, surrounded by flickering candlelight, as you immerse yourself in one hour of spine-tingling orchestral music that will send shivers down your spine. The tentative program or the evening features a selection of Halloween classics, including spine-tinglers like Michael Jackson's "Thriller," the haunting "Stranger Things" theme, the eerie "Funeral March of a Marionette," and much more.

As you sit in the hauntingly beautiful surroundings of The Howard Theatre, you'll find yourself transported into the heart of a ghostly symphony. The combination of candlelight and the haunting melodies will create an otherworldly atmosphere, perfect for embracing the spirit of Halloween. So, don your most mysterious attire, and join fellow Halloween enthusiasts for this unforgettable evening of music and mystery.

Have FUN :)

With these five Halloween activities in the Washington, D.C. area, you're sure to have a spine-tingling, hair-raising, and altogether unforgettable Hallow's Eve season. Whether you're into bar crawls, rooftop dancing, axe throwing, rocking out for a good cause, or immersing yourself in the eerie world of candlelit classics, the capital city has something special to offer. Whatever it is that you do, make sure that you do it to have fun. In this day and age, it can be so hard find time to escape from the needs of life. That is what is so great about halloween: not only is it an escape from the natural to the super natural, it is an escape from our boring jobs, our stresses, our anxieties. So, find someone to spend the night with. It isn't good to be alone on such a frightful night. Be safe, have fun, and get ready to experience the thrill of Halloween in Washington, D.C.!

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