Spook-A-Weekend Starts Today

Halloween falls on a Tuesday this year, which means the celebrations, will continue for six days. Dress up for a costume party, take the kids to see a movie or go trick-or-treating, cheer for the Rockets, celebrate Dia de Los Muertos, party all night at a pub crawl, dress up for a 5k and more.

Things to Do All Halloween Weekend

  • Halloween Events and Parties Around Houston | Daily – Get spooked at events all weekend long, from Hotel Galvez Ghost Tour Dinners in Galveston to the HMNS Spirits & Skeletons party, Zoo Boo and Scream on the Green. Times, locations, and prices vary.
  • Halloweekend at White Lightning’s Haunted Saloon in Humble| Thursday through Saturday – Humble Texas dancehall with a Vegas twist is featuring three days of drink specials, finished off by the largest cash costume contest in Texas on Saturday night. The winner will go home with $5000. Cover varies. 8pm to 2am nightly.
  • Frightening Forest Tours at Aunique Gypsy Horse Ranch| Friday and Saturday – Bring the kiddos out to the Aunique Gypsy Horse Ranch for a ride on the magical wizard wagon or conjuring caravan through the forest to catch a glimpse of witches, ghosts, and skeletons. There’s plenty to do after the tour, including pumpkin putt putt, the monstrous maze, and evil eye bounce. Tickets start at $15. 6pm both nights.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Screening at River Oaks Theatre | Friday and Saturday – Stay up all night to “do the time warp again” in costume at one of two midnight showings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show in River Oaks. $11. Midnight both nights.
  • Houston Astros vs L.A. Dodgers in the 2017 World Series: Viewing Parties & Home Games| Friday, Saturday and Possibly Beyond – Cheer on the Astros to #EarnHistory as they battle the Dodgers at home and abroad (not Texas). Street festivals at Minute Maid Park precede all games, with free game viewings for away games and pricey tickets for home games. The first team to make it to four wins the series and the title 2017 MLB World Champions. There will definitely be home games on Friday and Saturday. If needed, there will be a home game in Houston, before the series moves back to Los Angeles to wrap up. Help Houston win. Dates and times vary slightly, but most start just after 7pm. First run tickets are sold out.
  • 7th Annual Midtown Spookfest | Friday, Saturday and Tuesday – Get all dolled up in your costume and roll over to Midtown for three full nights of partying that will span over three bars – 3rd Floor, Irish Cowboy, and Pub Fiction. $10. Friday 3pm to 2am; Saturday 10:30am to 2am; Tuesday 3pm to 2am.
  • Biggest Bounce House in the World at Houston Sports Park | Friday to Sunday – Jump around in a massive 10,000 square foot inflated castle, coined the largest bounce house in the world, at Houston Sports Park. Tickets start at $5. Friday 1:30pm to 7:30pm; Saturday and Sunday 8am to 7pm.
  • Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo | Friday to Sunday – Bring your little ghouls to the Houston Zoo for fall festivities including the pumpkin patch, candy corners, monster mural, creature maze, and monster mashquerade. Included with admission. Friday 9am to 1pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am to 4pm.
  • Monster Margarita Festival in Kingwood | Saturday and Sunday – Sample a Monstrous selection of tequilas and margaritas, take a salsa dancing lesson, shop goods from local vendors, and grab a bite from a food truck at the Monster Margarita Festival at Kingwood Town Center. Tickets start at $10. Noon to 6pm both days.
  • Something Wicked Festival at Sam Houston Race Park | Saturday and Sunday – Dance all night at this two-day EDM festival featuring artists like Tiesto, Above and Beyond, Marshmello, RL Grime and more at Sam Houston Race Park. This year’s theme is The Asylum. Tickets start at $99.95. Saturday 3pm to 2am; Sunday 3pm to 10pm.
  • Dia De Los Muertos Festival at MECA Houston | Saturday and Sunday – Respecting the differences in Latin celebrations of Dia de Los Muertos, this celebration focuses on the common theme of honoring family and friends through two days of music, dance, food, and visual arts at MECA’s Dow School in the Sixth Ward. 11am to 7pm both days.
  • 2-Day Halloween Bar Crawl in Midtown & Downtown | Saturday and Tuesday – Get dressed up and hit the town on Saturday or Tuesday (or both!), crawling from bar to bar across Midtown and Downtown. $10.

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • STEAMpunk: Technology of Wines, Tonics & Potions at The Health Museum– The Health Museum hosts this daring and creative evening that combines science, technology, and culinary arts to offer wine, tonics, and potions with bites from local chefs. Stick around for a block party afterwards. Tickets start at $175. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Tailgate Trick or Treat at Weekley Family YMCA | FREE –Kids can go trick-or-treating for healthy snacks and prizes, explore a haunted house or a toddler fun house, join Halloween activities, and more. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | FREE– Bring the whole fam out to Discovery Green for a night of prizes, a screening of Hotel Transylvania 2, music, games, performances, and a costume contest which includes categories for kids, adults, families, and dogs. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Chris Stapleton in Concert at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion– Get your tickets to see award winning country star Chris Stapleton perform in The Woodlands as part of his All American Road Show Tour. Tickets start at $30.75. 7pm.
  • Critical Mass Bike Ride at Market Square Park | FREE –Bike through Downtown Houston during this monthly community ride with Critical Mass. 7pm.
  • Carnival Freak Show: Halloween Party at BBVA Compass Stadium– Dress up like your favorite carnival sideshow performer and head to BBVA Compass Stadium for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, DJs, interactive photo booths, and a silent auction. Tickets start at $40. 7pm.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Screening Party at Alamo Dratfhouse Mason Park– The anticipation is over as Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park hosts an interactive movie party for the ’70s cult musical, The Rocky Horror Picture Show leading up to Halloween. $12.99. 7pm.
  • Hotel Transylvania 2Movie Screening at Discovery Green | FREE – Whether you’re already at Scream on the Green or coming specifically for this screening, you can catch a free showing of the kid-friendly animated Halloween film Hotel Transylvania 2. 7:30pm.
  • Wait Until Darkat Playhouse 1960 – Terrorized by criminals, a blind housewife devises a game of cat and mouse that unfolds in the dark of night. The story comes to life on stage as Wait Until Dark, performed by Playhouse 1960. $15. 8pm.
  • Stranger Things Season 2 Premiere Party at Holler Brewing Co.| No Cover – Kick off season 2 of Stranger Things at this watch party for the premiere at Holler Brewing Co. 8pm.