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The Bowie Sun Fall Fun Guide 2022

Whether you're in the mood for a kid-friendly or kid-free outing, high-or low-key fun, this weekend planner has it all: concerts, cultural events, fall festivals, live theater and more. 

Here are just some of the highlights: 

National Air and Space Museum reopening - Oct. 14
Diwali 2022 - Oct. 27
Dia de los Muertos Festival - Oct. 29
Halloween on Ice at Bowie Ice Arena - Oct. 29
Trunk or Treat at Allen Pond Park - Oct. 30
Boo! Family-Friendly Halloween at Six Flags - through Oct. 30
Green Bowie Veterans Day 5K - Nov. 12
Michelle Obama at Warner Theatre - Nov. 15-17
Soulful Santa at Hilltop Plaza
- Dec. 2
National Christmas Tree - Dec. 2-Jan. 1
City of Bowie Tree Lighting - Dec. 4
iHeart Radio Jingle Ball - Dec. 13
National Menorah Lighting - Dec. 18

Browse the complete fall calendar below:

DECEMBER

Dec. 2 - Jan. 1
National Christmas Tree - White House Ellipse, DC

Dec. 2
Soulful Santa at Hilltop Plaza - Bowie

Dec. 4
City of Bowie Tree Lighting - Bowie

Dec. 5
House Decorating Contest (registration deadline) - Bowie

Dec. 13
iHeart Radio Jingle Ball
- Capital One Arena, DC

Dec. 18
National Menorah Lighting - White House Ellipse, DC

NOVEMBER

Nov. 1
National Menorah Lighting (ticket request) - White House Ellipse, DC
National Christmas Tree Lighting (lottery closes at 10 a.m.)

Nov. 4
Xtreme Teens Movie Night - Bowie Community Center
Xtreme Teens Fall Fest - Huntington Community Center, Bowie

Nov. 6
Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festival - Annapolis, MD
Hope for Kids Fall Festival - DC

Ongoing through Nov. 6
Montpelier Farms Fall Festival
- Upper Marlboro

Nov. 11
Spirit Park Grand Opening - National Harbor
Xtreme Teens Fall Fest - Huntington Community Center, Bowie

Nov. 12
Green Bowie Veterans Day 5K - Bowie Town Center
Maxwell - MGM National Harbor

Nov. 13
Maxwell
- MGM National Harbor

Nov. 14
House Decorating Contest (registration opens) - Bowie

Nov. 15-17
Michelle Obama - Warner Theatre, DC

Nov. 18-Dec. 17
The Sound of Music
- 2nd Star Productions, Bowie

Nov. 18
Gloria Trevi - MGM National Harbor
Xtreme Teens Basketball Tournament
- Bowie Community Center
Xtreme Teens Fall Fest - Huntington Community Center, Bowie

Nov. 20-Dec. 30
Ice! - Gaylord National Harbor

Nov. 25
Xtreme Teens Tie-Dye Shirt Night - Bowie Community Center
Xtreme Teens Fall Fest - Huntington Community Center, Bowie

Nov. 25-Dec. 30
The Nutcracker - Warner Theatre, DC

Nov. 30
National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony (for lottery ticket holders)

OCTOBER

Oct. 12
AFI Latin American Film Festival - Silver Spring

Oct. 13-17
Sailboat Show
- Annapolis

Oct. 14
National Air and Space Museum (reopening) - DC

Oct. 15
American Indian Festival - Patuxent River Park, Upper Marlboro
Asian Night Market - Arlington, VA
Baltimore Running Festival
- Baltimore
Bowie Baysox Fall Festival - Bowie
College Park Day
- College Park
Kingman Island Family Day
- Anacostia Park, DC
Laurel Main Street Festival - Laurel
Latin Rhythms Festival - Germantown

Oct. 16
Turkish Festival
- DC

Oct. 21
Xtreme Teens Basketball Tournament - Bowie Community Center
Xtreme Teens Fall Fest - Huntington Community Center, Bowie

Oct. 22
Disney Junior Live on Tour - Warner Theatre, DC
Fall Harvest Festival - George Washington's Mount Vernon, VA
Halloweeen Fair
- Bowie State University
Maryland STEM Festival - College Park
Maryland Zoo OktoBEAR Fest
- Baltimore
Oxon Hill Farm Festival - Oxon Hill

Oct. 23
Dia de los Muertos Festival - The Wharf, DC
Fall Harvest Festival - George Washington's Mount Vernon, VA
Harbor Harvest Children's Festival - Baltimore
Maryland Avenue Fall Festival
- Annapolis
Maryland Zoo OktoBEAR Fest - Baltimore

Oct. 4-23
The Tina Turner Musical - National Theatre, DC

Oct. 25-Nov. 1
National Christmas Tree Lighting (lottery opens)

Oct. 27
Diwali 2022 - Delhi Dhaba, Arlington, VA

Oct. 28
Xtreme Teens Costume Skate Night - Bowie Community Center

Oct. 29
Cycling with the Chief - 
Sycamore Club at Fairwood, Bowie
City Fest
- City of Praise Family Ministries, Landover
Dia de los Muertos Festival
- Maryland Hall, Annapolis
Halloween on Ice - Bowie Ice Arena
Harvest Festival - Marvin Gaye Urban Farm, DC
Fall Fun Festival - Greater Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church, Bowie
Trunk or Treat - Bengies Drive-In Theater, Middle River
Trunk or Treat
- Prince George's Stadium, Bowie
Walktober Fun Walk for Kids - Fairwood Community Park, Bowie

Oct. 30
Trunk or Treat
- Allen Pond Park, Bowie
Halloween at the Harbor - National Harbor

Oct. 28-30
Boo at the Zoo - Smithsonian National Zoo, DC

Ongoing through Oct. 30
Boo! Family-Friendly Halloween - Six Flags, Bowie
Fright Fest
- Six Flags, Bowie
Goblins & Giggles
- National Harbor
Hamilton
- Hippodrome Theater, Baltimore
Wait Until Dark - Bowie Community Theatre
Washington International Horse Show - Upper Marlboro

Oct. 31
Harvest Festival - Cornerstone Church, Bowie
Harvest Festival - First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Upper Marlboro
Trunk-or-Treat
 - Fairwood Green Shopping Center, Bowie

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