Texas Halloween Events 2021

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2021? We have put together one of the largest calendars of Halloween events in the United States for you. It locates holiday activities for all ages – from kid-friendly children’s activities to adult Halloween parties. We don’t have every event yet, but there are plenty of ideas to get you and your family in the mood for Halloween in Texas.

Last Major Update:

At this point we have checked for 2020 dates on all events. Some websites are still holding off on releasing a date, whereas other websites have not been updated at all for this year. We leave the links up from previous events so you can check yourself if it hasn't updated yet.
All events showing 2020 dates need to be verified to confirm that changes to the schedule were not made by the organizers after publication here, due to COVID-19 (or weather or other conditions). We do not run these events, and would hate for anyone to go out of their way only to find the event had been canceled after releasing a date. Please click through to the event website to confirm! Be safe and have a great fall!

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Past Events

Houston Zoo Boo - Houston, TX - Oct 11 to Oct 27, 2019
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Celebrate fall festivities at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the entire family. We encourage all kids to come dressed in their spookiest or prettiest Halloween costume! Activities will include the Whataburger Pumpkin Patch, Monster Mural, spooky stamp station, plenty of photo ops, Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66, DJ, and kids will receive a stamp at our Candy Corn Maze stations! All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for all Members.

Halloween Monster Mayhem - Houston, TX - Oct 12 to Oct 31, 2019
Something icky is oozing its way to the Children’s Museum of Houston! A myriad of ooey, gooey and slimy has maneuvered its way into the Museum for three weeks of Halloween. Check out the event website for a full schedule and ticketing information.

Underwater Pumpkin Carve-Off - Grapevine, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 31, 2019
It’s hard enough carving Halloween pumpkins on dry land, let alone submerged in a 160,000-gallon ocean tank surrounded by sharks, rays, sea turtles, fish and other marine life. Watch as animals get in on the action as divers compete in underwater pumpkin carve-offs.

Lubbock Pumpkin Trail - Lubbock, TX - Oct 17 to Oct 20, 2019
Bring your families and friends and walk along a lighted trail of carved jack-o-lanterns in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum in Clapp Park. Last year, citizens donated 1,730 carved pumpkins and attendance was over 22,000 people.

Palestine Fright Night - Palestine, TX - Oct 18 to Oct 31, 2019
Bring 2 canned goods for discounted admission to this frightfully good time in Palestine TX

Dragons Halloween Ball - Dallas, TX - Oct 19, 2019
20th annual. Imagine being at an epic Halloween event that is packed with live performances, killer music, body art, epic costumes, all in an enchanted fairy tale themed setting for adults (ages +21 only) and all for a good cause

Halloween Boo Bash - San Antonio, TX - Oct 20, 2019
Put on your best Halloween costume and get ready to do the Monster Mash as Traders Village presents its annual Boo Bash, the biggest free spooktacular for kids in San Antonio. On Sunday afternoon, from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Traders Village will be loaded with more Halloween entertainment and fun than ever before.

Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat - Leander, TX - Oct 25, 2019
Free admission to this event, put on by the Bagdad Elemenrary PTA for the whole community to enjoy. Bring cash for games and snacks! It is a Trunk-or-Treat event so don’t forget the costumes!

Scream on the Garden - Houston, TX - Oct 25, 2019
Visitors will have a spooky good time at Houston’s citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family! There will be games, prizes, Halloween spectacle, a movie, performances, living statues, fortune tellers, music and more! Visitors can win candy and prizes playing our FREE games! 6-10 PM.

Halloween Party at Howl - Houston, TX - Oct 26, 2019
Howl at the Moon Houston hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Halloween Party at Howl - San Antonio, TX - Oct 26, 2019
Howl at the Moon San Antonio hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

Mini Monster Bash - Galveston, TX - Oct 26, 2019

Oaklawn Halloween Block Party - Dallas, TX - Oct 26, 2019

Dallas Zoo Halloweekend - Dallas, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
A weekend of Halloween fun, free with admission and included in memberships. There will be trick-or-treating stations, beer garden, pumpkin patch and scarecrows, bounce house and inflatable obstacle courses, face painting, and more.

BOOtanica - San Antonio, TX - Oct 26 to Oct 27, 2019
Discover a wide variety of native plants, succulents, grasses, and butterfly-friendly plants during the BOOtanica Plant Sale. Friendly and knowledgeable volunteers will be on-site to help you find the perfect plants for your garden. Admission is not required to shop the plant sale which will take place in front of the Admission Kiosk. However, admission is required to visit the Botanical Garden.

Haunted Half Marathon – Austin - Pflugerville, TX - Oct 27, 2019
Canceled for 2020, look for their return in 2021! Normally: Run a half marathon in costume! Complete all three halfs in a calendar year for a special trilogy medal. 5k and half mile options also available

KLAQ Halloween Parade - El Paso, TX - Oct 31, 2019

For more Halloween fun in Texas, check out our pages for these classic fall activities:
Haunted HousesPumpkin PatchesGhost Tours

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