Halloween celebration across the district – GW Hatchet

Photo essay: Halloween celebrations across the district – GW Hatchet

Throughout the month of October, residents of DC celebrated Halloween at festive events, performances and activities. From a dog costume contest to a Día de los Muertos festival, we documented some of the Halloween festivities that took place throughout the city. Here are a few highlights from the month:

Decorations at the Georgetown Waterfront

Halloween decorations scattered along the Georgetown Waterfront.

Sydney Walsh | Assistant photo editor


Pet owners dress up their furry friends this Saturday for prizes at the Howl-o-ween costume contest in Lincoln Park.

Skylar Epstein | Staff photographer

Union market

Pumpkin decorations are seen everywhere in the Union Market.

Danielle Towers | Assistant photo editor

Day of the Dead

Locals celebrate the annual Día de Los Muertos event on the pier, filled with dancing, music, beer and skull decorations.

Grace Hromin | Senior photo editor

Pull underground

Drag Underground on Dupont Circle shows local queens Itty Bitty, Rico Pico, Crystal Edge, Cake and Logan Stone in spooky and glamorous features.

Joseph Decilos | Photographer

Rocky Horror Picture Show

Forbidden Planet Productions is holding its 26th annual Rocky Horror Picture Show event.

Danielle Towers | Assistant photo editor

Barbie pools

A resident of Dupont Circle on Q Street is decorating a decorative pond in front of their house to recognize the upcoming holiday.

Camille DeSanto | Assistant photo editor

Pumpkin Palooza

Alethia Tanner Park is hosting an urban pumpkin picking event at NoMa with live music, food, a scavenger hunt and a costume contest for kids.

Jordan Yee | Photographer

The White House

The White House lights up orange to celebrate Halloween this year instead of their annual trick-or-treating event, the first time it hasn’t taken place in the last nine years.

Camille DeSanto | Assistant photo editor

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