Looking for something to do in the Halloween spirit this weekend? Here is a list of local events for children as well as adults that are taking place Friday through Sunday.
For the kids and family:
The Festival at Bel Air (located on Route 24 at Bel Air South Parkway) is hosting its 22nd annual Halloween costume parade and contest Saturday at 10 a.m. The event is free and all kids who dress up and march in the parade will get candy or trick-or-treat bags. The costume parade will be held rain or shine and line up begins at 9:30 a.m. in front of Chuck E. Cheese's. This event features live music, cash prizes for best costumes and a special cash prize randomly drawn from all attendees. Every child is invited to trick or treat at participating stores in the Festival until 2 p.m. For more information call 410–893–1700.
Trick or Treat on Main Street in Bel Air: Saturday, from noon to 3 p.m. bring your kids out in costume and look for the orange balloons at participating retailers on Main Street to trick or treat. This is free and open to all.
Freddies (660 Boulton Street, 410–803–4860): Kids eat free on Halloween! Children who come in dressed up in costume Sunday will eat free.
Chipotle (5 Bel Air South Parkway, 410–515–0547): Dress to kill this Halloween for Chipotle's 'Boorito' promotion. If you go into to Chipotle after 6 p.m. on Halloween and are dressed as a "horrifying processed food" you'll get a burrito, bowl, salad or an order of tacos with freshly cooked, naturally made ingredients for only $2. (All ages eligible.)
Looney's (312 S. Main Street, 410-803-7080): Monster Ball-themed weekend of parties. Halloween party Saturday at 7 p.m. featuring DJ Will the Thrill with the band Full Effect. Costume Contest for best dressed, sexiest, scariest and most creative with drink specials, giveaways and an ice luge. On Sunday DJ Will starts at 9 a.m. and mixes until 1 a.m.
The Lodge (2119 Conowingo Road, 410-838-2240): On Saturday, the Lodge is hosting its second annual Halloween Drink the Deck Dry party. With the deck closing Nov. 1, the Lodge needs your help drinking all the alcohol it has left outside. Drink prices are reduced every hour: 11 p.m. to midnight all drinks are $3; from midnight to 1 a.m. all drinks are $2 and from 1 a.m. to 2 a.m. all drinks are $1. There will be a Halloween Costume contest with first place getting $100, second place $50 and third place $25.
Half Pints Sports Pub and Grill (1204 Agora Drive, 410-420-9200): Halloween Costume Party Bash, Saturday starting at 9 p.m. Prizes given for scariest, most original, sexiest and best couple costumes with food and drink specials all night.
The Main Street Tower (29 S. Main Street, 410–838–8007): Friday and Saturday costume contest with winners for first, second and third place. The winners will be announced Saturday and have to be present for the prizes valued at $1,000. DJ Ben and DJ Gewell will mix Friday night in addition to having karaoke and the Bob Noble Band. Saturday DJ Chip will mix with the Second Self Band and a Group Called Killer Bees. Drink specials include $2 beers, $1.50 drafts and $5 Jagermeister bombs.
Dark Horse Saloon (119 S. Main Street, 443–371–7993): Costume contest Saturday starting at 9 p.m. Prizes for best costume for a man and woman as well as one for best couple in the category of scariest, sexiest and silliest. Giveaways include Ravens jerseys, gift certificates, t-shirts and cash.
MaGerk's Pub and Grill (120 S. Bond Street, 410-638-7701): Local band Fiction 20 Down will play a free show Friday night, with extended happy hour until 9 p.m. Saturday night's Halloween Hootenanny with a DJ and costume contest for best dressed male, best dressed female and best dressed individual. Prizes include Ravens Tickets, cash and more. Drink specials include $2.50 Miller lights from 8–10 p.m. with shot specials throughout the night.
American Legion (500 N. Hickory Avenue): Halloween Dance, Saturday 7–11 p.m. Sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, it costs $15 per person or two for $25. Includes light snack food, soda, beer, DJ and a cash bar. For more information call Kim at 443–504–3203.