What Day are Hilloween, Howl-o-ween and Halloween?

You Can Attend All Three!

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'101 Dalmatians — and a Devil Dog' won second place in the Group Costume category at 2017 Howl-o-ween competition. Photo: E.O'Gorek/CCN

Unsure if Hilloween and Halloween are the same day? When your pet gets to parade at Howl-o-ween? When to expect trick or treaters? Let us provide a little clarity to the haze of Halloween Days!

The annual and very popular Hilloween event takes place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Friday October 26th at Eastern Market on Seventh Street SE, between North Carolina and Pennsylvania Avenues SE.

This year’s annual Hilloween at Eastern Market takes place on Seventh Street SE, between North Carolina and Pennsylvania Avenues SE.

There will be multiple moon bounces in the North Hall and table after table of swag, including books from the NE and SE Library! There will be a Circulator Bus to climb in. Face painting courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HS PenFed Realty (BHHS] in their courtyard at 705 N Carolina Ave SE, to the left of Port City Java, River Park Nursery School (RPNS) and St. Peter’s School at their tables. Food and drinks will also be available for purchase.

Volunteers are needed to make the event a success! Sign up for a two or two-and-a-half hour shift online.

Everyone is welcome, whether you wear your costume or not! More info at https://www.facebook.com/HilloweenatEasternMarket/

The Howl-o-ween Doggy Costume Contest takes place starting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday October 27th. The fun starts at 2 p.m. in Lincoln Park, and all are welcome to watch the doggone spooky parade of pups in costumes!

The parade is also a contest, with prizes for Best Dog and Person Theme, Best Dog and Group Theme and Best Homemade Costume!

There will also be a Parade of Adoptable Dogs! Rural Dog Rescue will be at the event will their adorable adoptable pets.

Howl to the Chief gift bags will be distributed while supplies last. Registration begins at 1:30 p.m. at the park, or save time and pre-register at Howl to the Chief (733 Eighth St. SE) or online www.howltothechief.com

Halloween Trick-or-Treating takes place on the night of Wednesday October 31st! It’s a school night, so you can expect trick-or-treaters from all over the DMV to arrive as early as 6 p.m. seeking candy and the Hill’s famous decorations!

If you’re new to the Hill, know that the area is a popular destination for area trick-or-treaters. Those who live on major streets can expect hundreds of visitors. If you are handing out treats, be prepared! Turn off your lights and consider hanging a sign saying “out of candy” on your gate or doorway when you’re done.

Streets known for their decorations include East Capitol Street near Lincoln Park, and Walter Street SE, which often closes down for the night.

A full list of Spooktacular Halloween Events around the neighborhood is available from the Hill Rag!