20+ Family-Friendly Houston Halloween Events

‘Tis the season of festivals, haunted houses, and pumpkin patches! From trunk or treat stops to concerts under the starts, there are plenty of ways to celebrate fall in Houston. {And get multiple uses out of that costume for your kids!} We’ve got your complete guide to Houston Halloween events, and you don’t want to wait long to get started!

One of the coolest events that is happening on Oct 26th is Halloween Town at Constellation Field in Sugar Land! The event is from 4-8pm and admission is $5 for kids and $7 for adults. The festivities will include :: mechanical rides, inflatables, a scavenger hunt, face painters, vendors, balloon artist, a DJ, oversized backyard games, potato sack races, a petting zoo AND their sport court, playground and splash pad will be open. This looks like it will be such a fun, family event! 

First, we arranged these Houston Halloween events by dates, then we included a complete roundup at the end of places open all season long :: 


Friday, October 18th

Hocus Pocus Pops!

Location :: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Time :: Starting at 7:30pm, Gates open at 6pm
Cost :: Orchestra Seating – $20 / All other seats are free!

Head up to The Woodlands for an evening of spooky sounds and creepy creatures as the Houston Symphony engulfs you in a nightmarish performance! If you dare, hop onto the Great Pumpkin Express and carve out some great (or gruesome) memories on The Pavilion’s haunted grounds. 


Saturday, October 19th

ArBOOretum

Location :: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
Time :: 10am – 4pm
Cost :: Non-Members – $15 pre-order, $20 at the door {children under 3 are free}, Members – FREE

Grab your costumes and get the kids together for the Arboretum’s biggest family event of the year! ArBOOretum features fun fall activities for all ages including live animals, pumpkin decorating, and Houston’s only Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. Enjoy these fall classics and so much more!

OctoberPest 

Location :: Houston Museum of Natural Science
Time :: 9am 
Cost :: Included in the price of admission

At this event, you and yours can celebrate the fascinating world of bugs. Enjoy a bug petting zoo, gourmet insect cooking demonstration, face painting, monarch butterfly release, bugs & crafts, adopt-a-ladybug, and more! BONUS – Dress up like an insect, beekeeper, or other bug-related character … and you’ll receive a FREE ticket to the Cockrell Butterfly Center to use on a future visit.

Houston Zombie Walk

Location :: 19th Street in Houston Heights
Time :: 5pm – 10pm
Cost :: $10 donation to charity

The 9th Annual Houston Halloween Festival will feature entertainment and activities for the entire family including live music, beer gardens, food trucks, a costume contest and a Kids Zone for our youngest ghosts and ghouls. The kid’s zone will include a pumpkin patch, magician & juggling performances, carnival games, spin art, Halloween arts and crafts, kids cartoon characters, face painting, trick or treating, a kids costume contest and much more! The festival provides a fun and safe community environment for Houston families to celebrate Halloween. And if you want a little less tricks and more treats, all proceeds go to charity.

Pumpkin Patch Fall Festival

Location :: Russ Pitman Park at the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire
Time :: 11am – 4pm
Cost :: Free

This two-day fall festival {October 19-20) returns to a transformed Russ Pitman Park at the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire. Go with your family and pick out the perfect pumpkin, ride a horse-drawn wagon, visit local vendors, play on bounce houses and climbing walls, and get some good grub. Admission is free. Games, activities and food cost a varying number of tickets.

Pumpkins and Pilsners at the Square

Location :: Memorial City Square
Time :: 11am – 2pm
Cost :: Free

Bring the family to find the perfect pumpkin while celebrating fall at Pumpkins and Pilsners at The Square benefiting the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. We will have a pumpkin patch and decoration station, live entertainment, arts & crafts and a pumpkin dress up competition. 


Saturday, October 26th

Halloween Town at Constellation Field

Location :: Constellation Field 
Time :: 4 – 8pm
Cost ::  $7 for adults, $5 for kids 4 and up, kids 3 and under are free. Note :: Entering the costume contest is $3 if you pre-register online or $5 on site. 

They will have costume contest, including a pet costume contest, mechanical rides, inflatables, a scavenger hunt, face painters, vendors, balloon artists, a DJ, over-sized backyard games, potato sack races, a petting zoo AND their sport court, playground and splash pad will be open. Everything but the costume contest is included with your admission ticket. 

King & Spalding’s 2019 West U Halloween Dash

Location :: West University Place
Time :: 8am
Cost :: $20 and $25

Please join us for the only race in beautiful West University Place. Come dressed as your favorite ghoul or goblin.  Our competitive 5k course is flat and fast, chip timed and USATF certified.  The Kids Fun Run is not timed and is 1 mile long.

Tricks, Treats, & T-Rex! Halloween Festival

Location :: Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land
Time :: 10am – 1pm
Cost :: Included in the price of admission

A spookathon of family fun filled with carnival games, trick or treating, a pumpkin patch, costume parade, costume contest, face painting and more. You’ll parade through the museum in the Grand Costume Contest with prizes! It’s a spooky Saturday you won’t forget!

Then later in the evening for the older goblins…

Location :: Houston Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land
Time :: 7pm
Cost :: Included in the price of admission

Chills trickle down your spine as you step into the darkened museum after hours. Glancing around nervously, you walk towards the Haunted House – is that someone following you? You see nothing but the feeling remains…Our family-friendly haunted house is back to usher in the horrors of Halloween with all-new thrills!! The terror lasts two nights! Explore every creepy corner – you have the museum to yourself… or do you?

Best for those 7 years of age and up

Bridgeland’s 10th Annual Howl-O-Ween Fest 

Location :: Oak Meadow Park
Time :: 10am – 4pm
Cost :: Free

Enjoy food trucks, kids’ activities, pumpkin decorating, trick or treating {for pets and kids!}, roaming entertainment, a magic show, pet product and service vendors, and lots more. There will also be a pet rescue group with onsite adoptions, and the pooch fashion show and costume contest are guaranteed to be a howling good time!

19th Annual Thrill at the Mill

Location :: 7 Acre Wood
Time :: 9am – 3pm
Cost :: Free

Play on the playground, visit the petting zoo, enjoy a round of mini golf, and zip down the rope slide…  Then, check out the vendor market and purchase your tickets for hayrides, pony rides, pumpkins, and food!

Deer Park’s 46th Annual Halloween Carnival 

Location :: Jimmy Burke Activity Center
Time :: 2 – 5pm
Cost:: Free

Halloween activities abound at this fun-filled event, including a costume contest and a pumpkin carving / decorating contest.  Carnival ride tickets and concessions are available for purchase too!

Tricks & Treats Among the Trees

Location :: Jesse H Jones Park and Nature Center
Time :: 3:30 – 7pm
Cost :: Free

Kids and the young at heart are invited to a free trick-or-treat nature trail with crafts, live creepy critters, games, hayrides, a critter storybook trail, and more. Proceeds from carnival-inspired games benefit Jones Park.

Halloween Kids Fest

Location :: Downtown Aquarium
Time :: 10am – 8pm
Cost :: Free admission for kids in costume!

All kids in costume receive a free meal and free admission to the Adventure Exhibit. 

Trick or Treat Trail 

Location :: Town Green Park
Tme :: 2 – 6pm
Cost :: Free

Princesses, pirates, ghosts and goblins are invited to don their costumes and enjoy a spooktacular celebration at the annual community-favorite Trick or Treat Trail at Northshore Park. While at the event, children have the opportunity to trick or treat from booth to booth and fill their bags with goodies from local vendors. Plus, the FREE event includes great strolling entertainment, inflatables, games, costume contests, photo areas and more!

Slime Off!

Location :: Children’s Museum of Houston
Time :: 2 – 6pm

Calling all age 8 and up mortals and monsters!  Witness two teams as they get totally slimed in the Children’s Museum of Houston’s 3rd Annual “Slime Off!”  Catch a slippery, slimy and sloppy dose of gross as two teams compete in a series of sticky challenges. Come support these brave souls as they brave being doused with 15-gallons of green ooey-goey concoction. Don’t forget your goo goggles! 

Trick or Treat Our Street

Location :: Pearland Town Center
Time ::  5 – 6pm
Cost :: Free

Come enjoy Trick-or-Treating around Pearland Town Center, please look for the bright orange sign for participating stores.  Also, after you finish trick-or-treating, you will want to head over to the Pearland Town Center Pavilion to check out the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Haun-cert and the 1st Annual Pup-O-Ween.  

Halloween Party at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier 

Location :: Galveston Pleasure Pier
Time :: 3 – 9pm
Cost ::  Included with admission

Trick-or-Treating in costume, kids Halloween activity corner, costume contest and the movie Coco will be shown! 


Sunday, October 27th

10th Annual Fall Fest 

Location :: Crosspoint Community Church
Time :: 6 – 9pm
Cost :: Free

Another free Houston Halloween event that features games, inflatables, balloon twisters, cookie decorating, and LOTS of candy.  Invite your friends and neighbors to come along!

Halloween Spooktacular 

Location :: Sea Center Texas
Time :: 1 – 3pm
Cost :: $5 Craft Fee

Dress up in your Halloween costume and enjoy crafts, games, and other special programs. Admission fee covers a fun make and take craft for the kids.


Monday, October 29th

Boogie Bash Monster Mash

Location :: The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Time :: 11am
Cost ::  $7

We’re celebrating Halloween with kid-friendly finger plays, songs, and creative movement activities. Available for young toddlers and children up to 5 years old, Boogie Bash provides children with a preliminary introduction to the space around them, encourages cooperation, promotes social interaction, develops a sense of rhythm, strengthens listening skills and enhances language development. No reservation needed. 


Thursday, October 31st

Trick or Treat Trail 

Location :: Independence Park Pearland
Time ::  5:30 – 8pm
Cost :: Free

Calling all ghosts and goblins! Join us at the 17th Annual Trick or Treat Trail! Trick-or-Treaters of all ages are invited out to this FREE community-wide event. The first 500 participants get a free Trick or Treat Bag for their treats. Local businesses and organizations will line the “trail” to pass out candy and other goodies. 

Halloween Monster Mash Bash

Location :: Children’s Museum of Houston
Time :: 3 – 8pm
Cost :: Included in the price of admission

Looking for a safe and fun-filled Houston Halloween experience? Then, look no further! This Monster Mash Bash is the ultimate Halloween party for kids, featuring a wicked DJ, monstrous characters, Thriller Dance Party, and of course, trick-or-treating all evening long!

The Woodlands Children’s Museum Annual Spook-tacular

Location :: The Woodlands Children’s Museum
Time :: 10am – 6pm
Cost :: Members – $5 / Non-members – $10

Best for kiddos age seven and under, The Woodlands Children’s Museum’s Halloween Spook-tacular is packed with fun things to do.  You can expect to find stage entertainment, a bone dig, creepy crawly sensory play, a pumpkin ring toss, monster bowling, face painting, a photo booth, and art projects galore!

Bass Pro Shops Katy Halloween Event

Location :: Bass Pro Shops Katy
Time :: 4pm – 8pm
Cost :: Free!

In addition to trick-or-treating, kids can look forward to doing arts and crafts, drinking hot chocolate, and parading in their costumes as early as 4 p.m. at the two Houston-area locations.  To top it all off, they can even take a picture with their favorite Peanuts’ character.

Halloween Trick-Or-Treat City Centre

Location :: City Centre
Time :: 5pm – 8pm
Cost :: Free!

Instead of Houston Halloween trick-or-treating outside, City Centre will offer children and parents the opportunity to prowl the district for tasty treasures during a district-wide trick-or-treat followed by a monster mash under the stars with Life Time Athletic in the plaza until 8 PM. Trick-or-treating will take place rain or shine and the event is BYOB {Bring Your Own Bucket/Bag}. Participating merchants with candy be identified with balloons.

Halloween Event at Service First Automotive in Cinco Ranch

Location :: Service First Automotive, 2044 S Mason Rd, Katy TX
Time :: 7:00am – 6:30pm
Cost :: Free!

Join Service First Automotive between normal business hours to play in the “Be a Kid” play area, visit the Treasure Chest, and trick or treat with their day-makers.

>> Ongoing Houston Halloween Events <<

P-6 Farm’s Pumpkin Fest & Corn Maze

Location :: P-6 Farms
When :: Weekends until November 9th

Pumpkins, a corn maze, hay rides, cow trains, pig races, and more… Just about anything you need to have a full “fall” experience! 

Halloween Movie Nights at Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier 

Location :: Galveston Pleasure Pier
Dates :: October 5, 12, 19 & 276

Enjoy Halloween movies shown on the historic Pleasure Pier! This year’s line up includes Hotel Translvania 3 {10/5}, The House With The Clock in its Walls {10/12}, Goosbumps 2 {10/19} and Coco {10/26}.  

Pumpkin Patch & Fall Festival 

Location :: Blessington Farms
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

Blessington Farms is open once again … and better than ever!  Enjoy festive favorites like hay rides, barrel train rides, pumpkin patches, and more.  Then, be sure to check out all of their new activities open this fall!

Pumpkin Patch & Scarecrow Festival 

Location :: Oil Ranch
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

Enjoy some good old fashioned fun with a pumpkin patch, scarecrow festival, and new attractions the whole family will enjoy.  Plus, every child age 10 and under receives a FREE pumpkin with paid admission!

Fall Fun & Pumpkin Patch 

Location :: Dewberry Farm
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

Explore the 8 acre corn maze, pick pumpkins, and enjoy a mile-long train ride! With a special play area for little ones and tons of games and activities for the whole family, Dewberry Farm is always a full day of fun.

Dungeon of Doom Haunted House 

Location :: Kemah Boardwalk
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

**WARNING :: This is NOT a haunted house for small kids!** The Dungeon of Doom is geared to those who are not faint at heart with scary scenes and different characters jumping out directly at you.  BOO!

Zoo Boo

Location :: Houston Zoo
Dates :: Check website for full schedule.

All little ghouls and goblins can celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the entire family. Kids are encouraged to come dressed in their Halloween costumes, and don’t forget your trick-or-treat bags too!

Halloween Grosstopia

Location :: Houston Children’s Museum 
Dates :: October 12-31

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. This October, take a dose of gross as you discover spine-tingling experiments, spirit-lifting interactives and slime-filled fun during Halloween Grosstopia! Trick or Treat daily 4pm-6pm. 

 


Plus, don’t miss these helpful Fall posts too…

A Houston Mom’s Guide to October

2019 Houston Pumpkin Patch Round-Up

20 Ways to Decorate a Pumpkin

DIY Kids’ Halloween Costumes

Easy Halloween Lunch Ideas

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Please Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same when researching options and making plans too! If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other Houston Halloween events, please include those in the comments as well!!


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