Texas Halloween Events 2020

Are you ready to track down some fun events for Halloween 2020? 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 are still checking for 2020 dates on all events. We've been through quite a few events already - 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. 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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2020 Events

Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld - San Diego, CA - Sep 19 to Nov 1, 2020
Live shows, Halloween activities, trick or treating, parade down Sesame Street, celebration for Dia de los Muertos, and more. Bring a reusable bag or bucket from home to collect your treats.

Absolutely Halloween - Santa Monica, CA - Oct 3 to Oct 13, 2020
Every year on Halloween, one person is chosen to save Halloween for one more year. Watch a young girl named Candy learn about life, love, laughter and sugar as she helps costume characters who come to live on a magical adventure to save Halloween.

ScreamFest - Hollywood, CA - Oct 6 to Oct 15, 2020
Screenings are virtual for 2020. Film festival screening horror films old and new. Festival passes and individual tickets will both be available, and screenings are held at TCL Chines 6 Theatres.

Halloween Capers - Whittier, CA - Oct 24, 2020
Trick or treating, costume contest, and more

West Hollywood Halloween Carnival - West Hollywood, CA - Oct 24, 2020
Modification for 2020: Dribe through Trunk ot Treat event at Plummer Park. Experience the sights and sounds of all things Halloween as you drive over to Plummer Park and enjoy a fun and safe way to Trick-or-Treat in your car while maintaining social distancing. Car trunks will be decorated for your viewing pleasure in various Halloween themes at the North Parking located at the intersection of Fountain Avenue and Vista Street. Children will enjoy a pumpkin patch, take-home craft activity kits, swag items, DJ, entertainment, prizes, candy and more. Register online. Normally: Annual youth carnival at West Hollywood Park with entertainment, face painting, caricature artist, balloons, photo booth, costume contests, pumpkin patch, games and more

Happy Harbor Halloween and Pet Parade - San Pedro, CA - Oct 24, 2020
This event will feature a pet costume fashion show and contest, complete with trick-or-treating and a promenade walk. Dress your furry friends up in their best costumes and head to the Downtown Harbor 504 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro

Carrera de los Muertos - Los Angeles, CA - Oct 26 to Nov 1, 2020
Virtual for 2020. 5k that honors Day of the Dead – join friends and family to honor and remember loved ones that have passed in this cultural tradition.

Trick or Treat India Street - San Diego, CA - Oct 30, 2020
Little ones can trick or treat throughout Little Italy in costume to get treats from merchants. Get the map of participating merchants from Piazza della Famiglia.

Crawloween - San Francisco, CA - Oct 31, 2020
Start out at Maye’s for a massive bar crawl with 20+ bars offering $3 beers, cocktails and shots, a free shuttle, and over 6000 partiers! It’s like trick or treating for adults!

San Francisco Masquerade Halloween Party Cruise - San Francisco, CA - Oct 31, 2020
Take off on the Cabernet Sauvignon for a cruise with open bar, 3 decks, 2 DJs all of which make for one amazing masquerade party with amazing views of the city, Alcatraz, and more!

Prohibition Halloween Party - San Francisco, CA - Oct 31, 2020
A Halloween yacht cruise around the bay, with a live DJ cranking the tunes, cash bar, and more, with four decks of fun available on board the San Francisco Belle. Wear your finest Prohibition-era garb

Trick or Treat and FestiFall - Folsom, CA - Oct 31, 2020
Trick or Treat on Sutter Street, plus jump houses, games, prizes and more from 1-4, entertainment, and Halloween costume contest for kids and pets! Address is for the parking garage.

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

More Delightful than Frightful - San Antonio, TX - Oct 31, 2019
For ages 12 and under. 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Trick or treating plus all of the fun of Morgan’s Wonderland.

Woodlands Childrens Museum Spooktacular - The Woodlands, TX - Oct 31, 2019
Enjoy spooky games, face painting, science experiments and live entertainment. Perfect for little ones!

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

Dia de los Muertos Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, TX - Nov 2, 2019

Sinister Circus – The Woodlands, TX – Fri/Sat from Oct 13 – 28, 2017

Lubbock Pumpkin Trail – Lubbock, TX – Oct 19-22, 2017

Shawn of the Dead Beer Dinner – Austin, TX – Oct 19, 2017

Halloween at the Y – The Woodlands, TX – Oct 21, 2017

Trick or Treat Trail – Conroe, TX – Oct 21, 2017

Toddler Halloween Party – Round Rock, TX – select dates from Oct 25 – 30, 2017

Halloween Spelltacular – Austin, TX – Oct 26, 2017

Silent Disco Halloween Party – Austin, TX – Oct 27, 2017

Ghosts ‘N Stuff Halloween House Party – Austin, TX – Oct 27, 2017

Candy & Cheese: A Halloween Special – Austin, TX – Oct 27, 2017

A Neverending Halloween Homecoming – Austin, TX – Oct 27, 2017

Sanctum Dance: Magical Creatures – Sober Halloween Dance Party – Austin, TX – Oct 27, 2017

Boo at the Zoo – Abilene, TX – Oct 28, 2017

Monster Mash Cupcake Dash – Corpus Christi, TX – Oct 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Halloween Benefit – Bee Cave, TX – Oct 28, 2017

Monster Dash 5K – Lubbock, TX – Oct 28, 2017

A Shot of Texas Halloween Party – Georgetown, TX – Oct 28, 2017

Halloween Party at Blind Pig Pub – Austin, TX – Oct 28, 2017

ATASH Halloween Dance Party – Austin, TX – Oct 28, 2017

Ponderosa Halloween Party – Smithville, TX – Oct 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Halloween Benefit – Bee Cave, TX – Oct 28, 2017

Trick or Treat Trail – The Woodlands, TX – Oct 29, 2017

Dia de los Muertos Street Festival – Corpus Christi, TX – Oct 29, 2017

KLAQ Halloween Parade – El Paso – Oct 31, 2017

Spooktacular – The Woodlands, TX – Oct 31, 2017

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

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