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:

Halloween 2021 Events have been updated! Many have been canceled or their websites were not updated for this year. Please double-check the event organizer's websites before heading over to any events in case of any changes or cancellations.

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2021 Events

Halloween Spooktacular – Sea World San Antonio - San Antonio, TX - Sep 16 to Oct 31, 2021
SeaWorld welcomes families for more treats than tricks during its daytime Halloween Spooktacular. This not-so-scary Halloween experience is fun for all ages. Guests can enjoy traditional Halloween favorites like trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, kid-friendly Halloween shows and characters, creative costumes, and a hay maze. This daytime event is perfect for kids and those who are kids at heart.

San Antonio Zoo Boo - San Antonio, TX - Sep 18 to Oct 31, 2021
The Zoo hosts its family friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration, Zoo Boo! Held Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., the zoo will be decked out with Halloween fun complete with trick-or-treat stations, a fun hay maze, pumpkin painting, and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume* for a chance to be in a costume contest.

Pumpkin Nights - , TX - Sep 23 to Oct 31, 2021
For 2021, a Texas night of amazing lit pumpkins awaits in Dallas/Fort Worth (9/23-10/31) and Austin (9/30-10/31). Pumpkin Nights brings an interactive Halloween experience unlike anything else! Pumpkin Nights invites visitors or “Pumpkinheads” to journey into the world of Pumpkin Nights with dazzling, multi-sensory Halloween displays and eight Pumpkin Lands created with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins and funkins.

Houston Zoo Boo - Houston, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2021
7 days a week during regular zoo hours. 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 plenty of photo ops, Giant and carved pumpkins, Lantern Tunnel, Scary-Go-Round (the carousel), and more. All Zoo Boo activities are included with your paid Zoo admission. Zoo Boo is FREE for all Members.

Boo on the Boardwalk - Kemah, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 31, 2021
There are plenty of Halloween activities to enjoy at the Kemah Boardwalk during their annual Boo on the Boardwalk, including mini pumpkin decorating, kid’s costume contests, magic shows, Halloween movie screenings and live concerts. Check the schedule on their website and have fun all month long!

Halloween in the Woodlands - The Woodlands, TX - Oct 3 to Oct 31, 2021
The Woodlands is home to dozens of great Halloween events thorughout the month of October, and has put together a handy little guide so you can take advantage of all of them! Check out their website for all the details, dates and more.

Grosstopia – Halloween at the Houston Children’s Museum - Houston, TX - Oct 12 to Oct 30, 2021
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.

Scream on the Garden - Houston, TX - Oct 16, 2021
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!

Boo at the Zoo – Abilene Zoo - Abilene, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 30, 2021
Three weekends of fun at the Abilene Zoo. Members save on admission

Lubbock Pumpkin Trail - Lubbock, TX - Oct 21 to Oct 24, 2021
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.

Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat - Leander, TX - Oct 22, 2021
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!

BOOtanica - San Antonio, TX - Oct 23, 2021
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.

Dragons Halloween Ball - Dallas, TX - Oct 23, 2021
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

Oaklawn Halloween Block Party - Dallas, TX - Oct 23, 2021

Monster Mash Cupcake Dash - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 23, 2021
5K Run/Walk or 2 Mile Walk.

Halloween Party at Howl – San Antonio - San Antonio, TX - Oct 30, 2021
Howl at the Moon San Antonio hosts another Halloween party with drink specials, games, and a costume contest.

HalloWeekend Pub Crawl Houston - Houston, TX - Oct 30, 2021
With the annual bar crawl, you’re free to visit numerous venues throughout the evening while seeing the rest of the Halloween madness all over town. Walk the streets of Midtown and/or Downtown Houston feeling like a rock star this year

Woodlands Childrens Museum Spooktacular - The Woodlands, TX - Oct 30, 2021
Enjoy spooky games, face painting, science experiments and live entertainment. Perfect for little ones!

More Delightful than Frightful - San Antonio, TX - Oct 31, 2021
Halloween at Morgan’s Wonderland is a night like no other. Families come from near and far to show off their creative Halloween costumes and enjoy a safe, family-friendly evening of trick-or-treating. In addition, guests can enjoy complimentary candy stations, games and activities, a DJ, and more! Free tickets available for non perishable donation (see event website for details)

KLAQ Halloween Parade - El Paso, TX - Oct 31, 2021
For 2021, guess what’s back at Album Park – the 36th annual KLAQ Halloween parade. 2pm since Halloween is a Sunday

Haunted Half Marathon – Austin - Pflugerville, TX - Oct 23, 2022
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

Past Events

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.

Palestine Fright Night - Palestine, TX - Oct 18 to Oct 31, 2019
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: Bring 2 canned goods for discounted admission to this frightfully good time in Palestine TX

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.

Mini Monster Bash - Galveston, 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.

Dia de los Muertos Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX - Oct 17 to Nov 13, 2020
Canceled for 2021, look for their return in 2022. Normally: a street festival celebrating Day of the Dead (Dia De Los Muertos).

Haunted River - San Antonio, TX - Oct 23, 2020
6-10:30 PM. Have a ghoulishly good time as you experience the River Walk on the one night a year when it transforms into the Haunted River. Compete in costume contests, listen to music and watch classic Halloween characters float the river in this slightly spooky event filled with tricks, treats, ‘n drinks.

Trick or Treat Trail - City of Conroe, TX - Oct 24, 2020
Come in costume and walk the trail for tasty treats provided by local businesses. Followed by a Halloween movie showing.

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

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