By Bailey Lucero-Carter
While all the neighborhood children are out collecting candy, the fluffy pups back home might feel a little left out. Luckily, the Northern Virginia area offers a number of ways to celebrate the spooky season with man’s best friend. No tricks involved—treat your dog this Halloween at these local events held especially to entertain your tail-wagging pal and you.
The Potomac Riverboat Company invites adults, children and dogs for a special Halloween edition of its Canine Cruise line. Your dog can come dressed up to a night filled with Halloween tunes and treats while enjoying the cruise from Alexandria’s Seaport. Furry friends can enjoy this aquatic voyage for free. / Oct. 30, 7 p.m.; 205 The Strand, Alexandria; $15 adults, $9 children under 12
Fairmount Washington D.C., Georgetown hotel welcomes all canines looking for a Halloween treat. Dogs will delight in the peanut butter doggie biscuits prepared by Fairmount’s pastry team. The most adorable and creative puppy costumes will also win prizes. Join the fun on Halloween in the hotel’s courtyard. / Oct. 31, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.; 2401 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.; free