It’s almost Halloween and there are tons of fun, spooky events leading up to The Big Day! Below are some family-friendly plus 21 and up happenings that are sure to be a treat.
Luna Harvest Festival
Weds., Oct. 25, 5-7 p.m.
Memorial Park, Live Oak Court
Cultural arts and crafts, treats, food trucks, and more.
City of Bellaire’s The Great Pumpkin Hunt
Thurs., Oct. 26, 4 p.m.
Bellaire Town Square
Dress in costume and hunt for toys, candy- and prize-filled pumpkins. Music, games, more. Hunt starts at 4:30 p.m.
City of West U’s Full Moon Fest
Fri., Oct. 27, 5:30 p.m.
Colonial Park Pavilion, 4130 Byron St.
Open-air bounce houses, face painting, activity booths, pumpkin patch, costume contest (registration is complimentary and will be judged by the following age categories: 0-3, 4-6, 7-10, 11-14). Festivities will conclude with a showing of Mummies (PG) at 7 p.m.
Discovery Green's Scream on the Green
Fri., Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m.
Houston’s citywide Halloween celebration at Discovery Green includes a costume contest, music, and a screening of Hocus Pocus. Roaming characters by Cirque Olympus will entertain the crowd.
Family Movie Night: Monster House
Fri., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.
Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St.
Family Movie Night presented by Texas Children’s begins at 7:30 p.m. with a free screening of Monster House (PG). Costumes encouraged.
Fri. and Sat., Oct. 27-28, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Space Center Houston, 1601 E NASA Parkway
Included in general admission: adult: $29.95; child (4-11): $24.95
Wear your costumes, enjoy special Halloween-themed activities, trick-or-treat in space, enjoy fun photo opps, compete with a new kinetic light show and spooky projections.
West U Halloween Dash & Kids Fun Run 2023
Sat., Oct. 28, 8 a.m.
West U, starting at West U Community Center
Dress in costume and run through West U on a competitive 5K course. The Kids’ Fun Run is not timed and is one mile long. Proceeds benefit the City of West U’s Park and Recreation Department.
Halloween Classic Car Show
Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Dr.
$10/person; $15/couple or family
National Museum of Funeral History hosts its Halloween Classic Car Show. Dress in costume, bring your trick-or-treat bag, and come “trunk or treat” amongst classic cars all dressed up.
Halloween Spooktacular for Kids
Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St.
Jones Hall will transform into a ghostly sight as an orchestra full of costumed musicians performs spooktacular tunes from Harry Potter, Wednesday, Coco, Beauty and the Beast, and more. Dress in costume. Lobby activities include trick-or-treating and an Instrument Petting Zoo, where kids can try instruments from the orchestra.
Willow Waterhole MusicFEST
Sat., Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Willow Waterhole, 5300 Dryad Dr.
Willow Waterhole’s annual, family-friendly festival features live music, Halloween-themed activities, community booths, food and drink. Activities include “Trunk or Treat,” inflatable, haunted maze bounce house, mortals and dogs costume parade, games, prizes, and more.
Howl-O-Ween at The Square
Sat., Oct. 28, 1-4 p.m.
Citizens for Animal Protection presents the Howl-o-Ween dog walk and costume contest at The Square at Memorial City Mall. Dog walk, costume contest, pet expo.
Sun., Oct. 29, 12-5 p.m.
Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Dr. in Sugar Land
Adults: $11 in advance; kids (4-12): $8 in advance
Halloween Town presented by Tachus Fiber Internet returns to Constellation Field on Oct. 29, featuring an afternoon of family-friendly spooky fun. Costume contests, candy, inflatables, games, live music, special character appearances, a movie, and more. Concessions and alcoholic beverages available for purchase.
6th Annual Howl-O-Ween Dog Parade and Costume Contest
Sun., Oct. 29, 4-6 p.m.
Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St.
Pup parade around the park followed by a costume contest where contestants will strut the “runway” for the chance to win prizes. Kids in costume will also have an opportunity to walk the catwalk.
Spirits of the Bayou Boat Tour
Sun., Oct 29, 6 p.m.; Tues., Oct. 31, 6 p.m.
Allen’s Landing Park, 1005 Commerce Center
Tour guide Andrew Groocock will share some of the haunted tales and legends of Buffalo Bayou. Hear some of the lesser-known stories – both documented and anecdotal – of ghosts, lost souls, and spirits of the bayou. This boat tour is an hour and a half long. Children age 4+.
CityCentre’s Halloween Trick-or-Treat
Mon., Oct. 30, 5-8 p.m.
CityCentre, 800 Town & Country Blvd.
Dress in costume and prowl CityCentre for free candy from 5-7 p.m., then meet in the plaza for spooky tunes, a witchy performance, and more.
Color Factory Presents Haunted Hues
Through Oct. 31
Color Factory, 3303 Kirby Dr.
$36.49/adults; $28/children ages 3-12
Color Factory presents Haunted Hues, including special treats, spellbinding photo opps, scavenger hunt, pumpkin patch.
Houston Zoo Boo
Through Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; last entry at 4 p.m.
Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Dr.
General admission (depends on date/time)
Costumes are encouraged; festivities include Carved Pumpkins, Giant Pumpkin, inflatable pumpkins, Pumpkin Lantern Tunnel, Scary-Go-Round, Jack-o’-lantern Tree; photo opps. Zoo Boo After Hours: Every Friday, including Oct. 27, hours are extended until 8:30 p.m. Last entry at 7 p.m.
Children's Boo!seum Houston
Through Oct. 31 (closed Monday)
Children’s Museum, 1500 Binz St.
General admission: adults and children (ages 1+): $17
Daily trick-or-treating; Halloween-themed activities and workshops. Special events include Monster Mash Bash on Saturday, Oct. 28, beginning at 10 a.m., including DJ Beetlejuice; make a monster workshop; owl pellet dissections; thriller dance. On Halloween, there will be a “Bad to the Bone” Happy Halloween Bash” with DJ Beetlejuice, make your own haunted house, a meet-and-greet with the Sanderson Sister from Hocus Pocus, spooky story times, a magician, more.
Rienzi’s Punch Party
Fri., Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m.
Punch Party at Rienzi
Rienzi, 1406 Kirby Dr.
Get in the “spirit” of Halloween at Rienzi. Indulge in English punch; discover the collection of works from the 17th and 18th centuries at the MFAH house museum for European decorative arts; enjoy music at Rienzi’s pool garden and on the terrace. Masquerade attire.
Halloween Horror Stories, an Adult Halloween Nature Night
Fri., Oct. 27, 7-9 p.m.
Nature Discovery Center, 7112 Newcastle
$25/person, advance registration required
Nature Discovery Center hosts an adult-only, fun, and interesting night of creepy nature stories, games, and a night hike through the park. Snacks and adult beverages.
Halloween Pub Crawl Downtown
Sat., Oct. 28, 3-7 p.m.
Starts at El Big Bad, 419 Travis St.
Make your way through downtown Houston at this Halloween-themed crawl featuring drink specials at every bars and giveaway throughout; check-in is from 2-4 p.m. at El Big Bad.
6th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl
Oct. 27-28, starting at 4 p.m. each day
Starts at Front Porch Pub, 217 Gray St.
Check-in at Front Porch Pub and crawl around six different bar locations, followed by an after party. Waived cover at all venues.
Sip & Stroll at Bayou Bend
Sat., Oct. 28, 4-7 p.m.
Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial Dr.
Sip and stroll through Bayou Bend’s gardens; enjoy live music, reading tea leaves; storytelling, magic performances; hands-on craft-making; a spirited audio tour about the historic mansion.
15th Annual Montrose Crawl
Sat., Oct. 28, 7:30 p.m.-2 a.m.
Starts at La Grange, 2517 Ralph St.
This year’s schedule for the Montrose Crawl includes: La Grange and Poison Girl, 7:30-9 p.m.; Wild and Pistolero’s, 9-10:30 p.m.; Roswell’s Saloon and Boondocks, 10:30 p.m.-12 a.m.; back to La Grange for Midnight Munchies. Best costume prizes at 8, 10, and 12. Winners get gift cards for free food and drinks at Midnight Munchies.
Mixer and Elixir: Spirits and Skeletons
Sat., Oct. 28, 8 p.m.
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Dress in costume and party the night away at HMNS’s popular Halloween mixer. Live music; DJs, food trucks.
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