Kids' Halloween Events in Austin

Published Oct 3, 2017

The best Halloween happenings in the Austin area. Here are some of our favorite events!

There is no shortage to exciting events in Austin this Halloween. We have Face Painting, Parades, Zombies and many more! Your friends at Chatterblock want to make sure you get to join in the fun so we made an effort to inform you of the best Halloween happenings!

Top Kids' Halloween events in Austin

Boo at the Zoo

Wear a costume (no adult masks, please), ride the Haunted Train, explore the Haunted House and see the animals by the glow of your flashlight! Plus, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Picnic Grove. Austin Zoo will be illuminated and decorated for the occasion.

Fridays and Saturdays, October 6-28, 6:30pm-9pm
Austin Zoo

Halloween Carnival and Haunted House

Wear a costume (no adult masks, please), ride the Haunted Train, explore the Haunted House and see the animals by the glow of your flashlight! Plus, bring a picnic to enjoy in the Picnic Grove. Austin Zoo will be illuminated and decorated for the occasion.

October 12, 5:30pm-8pm
Metz Recreation Center

Haunted Halloween Trails

Creepy scarecrows, ghost stories and all things scary will be featured at our annual Haunted Halloween Trails festival.   This year's event will feature three separate spooky trails each night — one for young children (amusing, rated G), another for those who want spooky surprises (rated PG) and a scary, scary trail for the adventurous (frights galore, rated PG-13).

Fridays and Saturdays, October 13-28, 7pm-10pm
Pioneer Farms

23rd Annual Hairy Man Spookyfest

A fun filled day of food, arts and crafts fair, children’s activities, special performances, and live music! Participate in the costume contest, trick or treating in the park scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, train rides, Halloween themed crafts, scary snacks station, and the Haunted House. There will be several local non-profit organizations raising money for a good cause by providing activities and delicious food!

October 21, 11am-6pm
Cat Hollow Park


Morph into your favorite video game character and join the gaming fun with activities and demonstrations inspired by the exhibit Pong to Pokémon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming. Plus, explore the Museum's exhibits after hours at this FREE event.

October 27, 5pm-8pm
Bullock Texas State History Museum

Spooktober Run

The Friends of Austin State Supported Living Center invites you to attend the 6th annual Spooktober event on October 28! This family-friendly event includes a 5K run/walk, a Kids K, and a fall festival for everyone! Advance registration is not required to attend just the fall festival, and tickets will be sold at the event.

October 28, 9am-12pm

Austin State Supported Living Center

Last Straw Fest at the UMLAUF

In its third year, Last Straw Fest is a tradition for thousands of families across Austin to come together for a full day of fun. The festival will feature pumpkin carving, fall-themed family activities, food trucks, music, and more. Attendees are sure to be amazed by the many scarecrow sculptures created by our generous sponsors.

October 29, 10am-4pm
UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum

Halloween Children's Concert

It’s creepy, crawly and so much fun it’s spooky! This exciting concert features frightfully fun symphonic music that is stimulating for young eyes and ears (ages 2–10). The entire family is invited to dress up in their favorite costume and enjoy “boo-tiful” music with their Austin Symphony Orchestra!

October 29, 1pm and 4pm shows
Austin ISD Performing Arts Center

First Annual Boo Bash

Come out to Lakeline Mall and enjoy a day of spooky fun! Kids are encourage to come in costume to enjoy face painting, balloon twisters, a DJ, snacks and a magic show.

October 29, 1pm-3pm
Lakeline Mall, Cedar Park

Bethany Lutheran's Trunk or Treat and Fall Festival

This event will be fun for the whole family. There will be a carnival, hayride, petting zoo, door prizes, and yummy food items. Admission is free, but $5 to participate in the activities (petting zoo, etc). Children can come and collect candy at decorated cars. Exciting prizes will be offered for best decorated cars so please consider bringing your “decked out” car to the event. All themes are welcome.

October 29, 3pm-6pm
Bethany Lutheran Church

Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event

The fun starts at 4pm in the outdoor Amphitheater with kids entertainment by Joe McDermott, then trick or treating follows from 4p-6pm. Make the rounds at over 100 stores and restaurants at the Hill Country Galleria to trick or treat! Be sure to wear your costume! We will end the day with a live music performance by Chubby Knuckle Choir!

October 31, 4pm-9pm
Hill Country Galleria

For more Halloween Events in Austin, visit our popular Halloween events page

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