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The best Halloween happenings in the Austin area. Here are some of our favorite events!
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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!
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 9-10. 16-17, 23-24, 30; 6:30pm-9pmAustin Zoo
The Friends of Austin State Supported Living Center invites you to attend the 4th annual Spooktacular 5K & Fall Fest. This family-friendly event includes a timed 5k run/walk through the beautiful 95 acres of rolling hills of this West Austin campus, a Kids K and a Fall Festival. Enjoy live music, a petting zoo, food trucks, face painting, a moonwalk, photo booth, bungee run, and more!
October 17, 9am-1pm
St. Market Day is a fun festival for the whole family. There will be great authentic BBQ, games for the family, live music, a bounce house, and a pumpkin patch. Some of the games and events include life-sized angry birds, stuff-a-scarecrow, life-sized Jenga, paint a pumpkin, photo booth, and much more.
October 17, 12pm-10pmSt. Mark United Methodist Church
Easter Seals Central Texas will present the 3rd annual Día de los Muertos Festival. The annual fundraiser helps Easter Seals Central Texas support children and adults with disabilities within Central Texas. An exciting music lineup for the event is planned and will include local Austin artists as well as international artists. The day’s events features a full day Día de los Muertos experience with live music, cultural performances, Kid’s Zone activities, vendors, food and drink.
October 17, 12pm-10pmFiesta Gardens
This family centered event raises money for many local non-profit organizations in Williamson County. Food, Arts & Crafts fair, children's activities, special performances, and live music provide a fun-filled day for all. The newest Spookyfest additions to the event include: a Halloween costume contest, trick or treating, scavenger hunt throughout the park, pumpkin decorating, train rides, Halloween themed crafts, Scary Snacks station, and more!
October 24, 10am-5pmCat Hollow Park
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 25, 3pm-6pmBethany Lutheran Church
It’s creepy, crawly and so much fun it’s spooky! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt Long Center’s Dell Hall for the Austin Symphony’s annual Halloween Children’s Concert. 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 25, 3pm-4pmThe Long Center for Performing Arts
The UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum launches its first annual community-wide event. Last Straw Fest creates an annual fall tradition in the heart of Austin and within the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum. Featuring Pumpkin-Carving, the Haunted Garden, Sculpted Scarecrows and more, Last Straw Fest is the premiere fall festival with something fun for everyone!
October 25-31, multiple timesUMLAUF Sculpture Garden & Museum
Whether you come dressed as a paleontologist, superhero, princess, or a buzzing bee you will love doing spooky science with us.
October 30, 6:30pmThinkery: The New Austin Children's Museum
Spooky Skedaddle: 5K/1K run & Halloween Festival
This year, the Texas School for the Deaf is partnering with Heal Kenya / Dell Children’s Medical Global Outreach–Kenya Program in order to present a larger, more fun-filled, family friendly event. All proceeds go to benefit Texas School for the Deaf Foundation and Dell Children’s Medical Global Outreach Kenya Program.
In addition to the Heal Yeah 5K and 1K Fun Run, the Spooky Skedaddle Halloween Festival will include carnival game, a costume parade, an inflatable obstacle course, Dell Children's Star Flight Helicopter, mini-horses, a cake walk, and more!
October 31Texas School for the Deaf
Baby Bloomers: Five Little Pumpkins
Get ready for some fun playing with pumpkins! Investigate pumpkin guts, create pumpkin prints and explore pumpkin sensory dough! The special guest for the day is the Austin Reptile show, bringing some creepy crawly fun with snakes, lizards, and turtles from around the world!
October 31, 9am-10amThinkery: The New Austin Children's Museum
It’s a day full of free comics, “The Greatest Halloween Costume Contest Ever,” candy, guest artists and more for comic and Halloween fans to experience together. During Halloween ComicFest, 21 full-sized and mini comics will be available for anyone who wants to participate.
October 31, 10am-5pmTitan Moon Comics
Join BikeTexas's 2nd annual Austin BikeFest on Halloween! The BikeFest is a free, fun festival celebrating the Austin bike community. Event features include: alternative trick or treating, the Halloween costume contest, KidsKup Learn to Ride course, bike-thru haunted houses, FrankenBike, unicycle football. live music, a fashion show, and more!
October 31, 12pm-4pmGovalle Park
Viva La Vida Festival
This year, Austin’s largest and longest-running Day of the Dead event features a grand procession, a Day of the Dead mercado, live music, a Sugar Skull float by local piñata artisans Monica and Sergio Lejarazu from Jumpolin Piñatas, an exhibition with community altars highlighting the states of Mexico inside the Museum, and educational programs.
October 31, 12pm-8pmMexic-Arte Museum
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event
Enjoy this special Halloween event with free face painting, free kids entertainment, free music and, of course, trick or treating. The fun starts at 4pm in the outdoor Amphitheater with kids entertainment by Joe McDermott, then trick or treating follows at over 100 stores and restaurants at the Hill Country Galleria. The day will end with a live music performance by Chubby Knuckle Choir.
October 31, 4pm-6pmHill Country Galleria
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