Looking for some Halloween fun? there’s no shortage in the Houston area!
Boo on the Boardwalk
For the entire month of October, Kemah is hosting Boo on the Boardwalk where families can enjoy an array of Halloween themed activities. For the braver souls, face the dungeon of doom while the kids enjoy the Little Boo Haunted Fun house. Other attractions include pumpkin decorating, live entertainment and costume contests.
The iconic fall celebration of the culture, food and drink of the Germanic peoples who helped settle Texas brings its unique and lively spirit to the bay. Kemah's Oktoberfest will feature all the wonderful cuisine, music and dances of the German, Czech, Polish and Dutch people. Vendors will create a German "Marktplatz" featuring beautiful crafts, clothing, pottery, wood carving and more.
Hocus Pocus Pops
For a delightful "exfearience," join the Houston Symphony for a Halloween event full of tricks, treats and enchanting music. The orchestra casts a spell on the audience with chilling music and spooky sounds that are guaranteed to scare your socks off. Daddies, mummies and all the little ghosts and goblins are invited to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume for a chance to walk on stage during the concert.
The last three weekends in October, Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo turns in to a Halloween party. Explore the pumpkin patch, go "trunk"-or-treating, and participate in a costume parade while seeing the animals.
Monsters' Museum of Houston
Oct. 9- Nov. 2
For the last two weeks of October, the Children's Museum of Houston transforms into the Monsters' Museum of Houston. Wander through the lair's twists and turns in search of goodies and trinkets or check out the museum's Halloween inspired exhibits and activities. Be sure and wear your costume.
Tricks & Treats Among the Trees
Kids and the young at heart are invited to a free trick-or-treat nature trail and Halloween fun with crafts, live creepy critters, games, hayrides, a critter storybook trail, and more. Costumed trick-or-treaters are encouraged! Proceeds from carnival-inspired games benefit Jones Park.
7th Annual Halloween Car Show
7th Annual Halloween Car Show One day only! Come out and see more than 100 cars from classic to contemporary, from motorized to hoof, while helping to support local charities. Enjoy the fall festival atmosphere from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday, October 25 with face painting and arts and crafts for the kids, great food including BBQ and cupcakes from local vendors, a live DJ, silent auction and more.
Dia de los Muertos at Lawndale Art Center
Oct. 20-Nov. 8
LawndaleArt Center is pleased to present its 27th Annual Día de los Muertos events, a celebration of the art, music and folklife of Mexico. For morethan 20 years Lawndale has presented an annual open call, non-juried exhibition that celebrates the Mexican tradition of Día de los Muertos in a contemporary context.
Head out to the Houston Arboretum for the annual Halloween event. Walk a forest trail with scattered trick-or-treat locations, activities and opportunities to learn about wildlife. Activities include hay rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a cake walk, carnival games, face painting and pumpkin decorating.
Tails are already wagging as Bridgeland embarks on a Fido favorite event - Howl-O-Ween Fest! Benefiting local dog rescue groups, the event includes on-stage entertainment, the Houston Canine Frisbee Disc Club, the "Splash Dogs" dock-diving contest, a pooch fashion show and costume contest, carnival games, a farmers' market with pumpkin patch, several rounds of bingo with prizes awarded, pet vendors and street performers.
4th Annual Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash
Halloween fun awaits you at The 4th annual Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash taking place on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m at Saengerfest Park. This free, spook-tacular festival will include assorted games and prizes, trick-or-treating at participating downtown businesses, face painting and a costume contest for children.
Moody Gardens Ghostly Gardens
Drive out to Moody Garden's Halloween celebration for some free fun! Trick-or-treat throughout the complex, make creepy crafts and participate in a costume contest for a prize.
Scream on the Green
Discovery Green hosts Scream on the Green from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy live music, face painting, fortune tellers and dancing, and of course this year's feature film, Frankenweenie.