Towson Gets Spooky this Halloween Season

The scary season is upon us, which means it’s time to make plans to celebrate Halloween. For residents of Hampton Plaza Apartments, getting spooky is simple; tons of businesses within walking distance of the apments have fun events planned.

Whether you’re a parent with kids hoping to dress up and have some fun, an adult in search of a costume party, or you just need to track down a great spot to buy candy (no matter what your age), there’s something for you in downtown Towson.

Here’s a look at a few of the local events and activities that are sure to be a good time:

Sweets & Treats
Halloween season is the time for candy – there’s no doubt about it. If you’re in the market for treats, either to give away to trick-or-treaters or to keep for yourself, local businesses have a few fun options.

Sweet TreatsIf you’re looking for unusual candies to share (or not share) this season, The Fresh Market has you covered, with great trick-or-treat options, like Jelly Belly “kids mix” packs and individually packaged SmashMallow marshmallows.

On Saturday, Oct. 26, Godiva Chocolatier in Towson Town Center will celebrate Pumpkin Day with a special offer: if you buy one Pumpkin Spice Chocolixir – a frothy, sweet drink – you’ll receive a second for half off.

Speaking of pumpkin, you only have from now through Halloween to enjoy the pumpkin bagels at THB Bagels & Deli. Get there while they’re hot!

CeleBOOrate at Build-A-Bear Workshop


On Saturday, Oct. 26, Towson Town Center’s Build-A-Bear Workshop will host lots of fun Halloween-oriented events, including a themed scavenger hunt bingo game and Halloween sticker giveaways. The shop will also have fun Halloween costume options for both the bears and their kid owners, so if you’re still on the hunt for the perfect pint-sized costume, they’ve got you covered.

Halloween Parties around Town
Halloween falls on a Thursday this year which means the celebrations start early.

Cafe Troia LogoOn Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 5 p.m., the sophisticated Italian spot Café Troia gets spooky with a fun party (costumes encouraged but not required) featuring “scary-delicious cocktails” plus complimentary hors d’oeuvres. There will be a prize for most creative costume. same night, starting at 9 p.m., The Point will host a Halloween party with drink specials, live music from Robyn Bingham Band and a midnight costume contest with prizes for the top three costumes.

Cunninghams LogoOn Sunday, Oct. 27, Cunningham’s partners with Whodunnit for Hire for a Clue-themed Murder Mystery Dinner. Though the event, which happens about once a month, isn’t strictly Halloween-themed, getting into character and participating in the murderous mystery fun is definitely in the spirit of the season.

Magical Halloween Morning

Towson Town Center Logo

On Halloween itself, families are invited to head to the Grand Court on Level 1 of Towson Town Center for a very special Family Fun Day activity. Kids can come in costume and there will be giveaways – plus, “Turner” Dean of Magic will show off some amazing magic skills that are sure to wow guests.

The show begins at 10 a.m. It is geared towards pre-school aged kids but attendees of all ages are welcome to join.

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February Fun in Downtown Towson

The air might be chilly but downtown Towson is hot this month. From football deals to Valentine’s celebrations, there’s plenty for residents of Hampton Plaza Apartments to enjoy, right downtown.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up around Towson:

Super Bowl Specials

The Super Bowl is late this year – Sunday, Feb. 13 – and while the Ravens are, sadly, not contenders, the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and LA Rams should be a good one.

Spots all over Towson will be showing the game on multiple screens – and offering fun deals while you watch.



CVP has tons of deals available during the game, from $9.99 32-ounce orange crushes to $9.99 crab pretzels. The restaurant is offering carryout deals, too, if you’d rather watch from the comfort of your apartment. 


World of Beer

At World of Beer, enjoy $6 appetizers, including loaded tots and burger or chicken sliders, and $4 White Claws, Michelob Ultras or Bud Lights during the game. 

Towson Valentine's Day

The Point

Before Valentine’s Day…comes Galentine’s Day. On Saturday, Feb. 12, The Point in Towson will celebrate the day for the ladies with a fun drag brunch, hosted by Robyn Ya’Men. 


Papi’s Tacos

Papi’s Tacos has a fun taco date package available between Friday, Feb. 11 and (Taco) Tuesday, Feb. 15. The deal, which is available to order online, includes tacos (served in a heart-shaped container), salsa, guacamole, rice and beans, chile toreado, margaritas, dessert (tres leches cake or churros) and conversation hearts. It’s available for two or four people. 




Whole Foods

The brand new Whole Foods has a bunch of Valentine’s Day deals, including a double dozen bunch of roses for just $19.99 for Amazon Prime members. The flower deal is available from Feb. 9 to Feb. 15 (so even if you’re a day late, you can still take advantage of it). 


THB Bagelry & Deli

Does your loved one love bagels? From now through Feb. 14, THB Bagelry & Deli is offering free shipping on a Valentine’s merch combo: a travel mug and bagel long-sleeve t-shirt. Plus, THB’s sweet cinnamon bagels are back for the season – they just might be better than Valentine’s chocolate.

New Menus

Local spots are busy updating their menus for the season.


Barley’s Backyard Uptown

Barley’s Backyard Uptown has a few new items on the menu, including spaghetti and meatballs with a side Caesar salad, which looks perfect for cold February days and nights.

The Point

Check out The Point in Towson’s hoisin turkey smash burger, plus other items from the updated February menu. 

Live Music Downtown


The Recher

On Saturday, Feb. 19, the rock band Kix will perform at The Recher for the first time ever. Local rockers Last Kiss Goodnight will open.

Now is the time to grab tickets for some of the venue’s big upcoming shows, too, including Carbon Leaf on Friday, March 18, Cowboy Mouth on Saturday, March 19, and Better Off Dead on Friday, April 1.


C&R Pub

At C&R Pub, acoustic musician Tony Lardieri will play on Friday, Feb. 18, starting at 9 p.m., and on Saturday, March 5, the Carlos Cubas Band will perform. 

Nacho Mama’s

On Saturday evenings, Nacho Mama’s hosts live music – usually more than one act – from happy hour through 11 p.m. 



Perennial continues to host happy hour music every single day – both weekdays and weekends – from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Sam Cochran will perform at The Point in Towson on Friday, Feb. 11.

Towson Celebrates the Year of the Tiger

Several local spots are participating in the Towson Chamber’s “Year of the Tiger” extended Lunar New Year celebration (which is also a nod to the Towson Tiger). , including Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro, Coffee Talk Café and Towson Best.

Coffee Talk Café

At Coffee Talk Café, from now through Feb. 15, check out the Year of the Tiger sandwich and at Towson Best Chinese & Sushi, you’ll receive 10% off all menu items from now through Feb. 15.

Paradise Spa

Plus, from now through Feb. 15, Paradise Spa is offering a 10% discount on expenditures of $30 and more and a gift card deal – buy two 60-minute gift cards and get a 30-minute gift card free. 


Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro

Year of the Tiger events and deals will continue throughout the year – mark you calendar now for March cultural events at Red Pepper Sichuan Bistro.

Dine & Delight at the Mall

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Towson Town Center’s Dine & Delight promotion, offering a $20 reward when you spend $50 or more at mall restaurants, is going strong, now through the end of February. 

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