Find the perfect things to do in Houston Halloween Weekend with our Houston Weekend Guide for Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28, 2018, plus a bonus Halloween Day.
Sample rare and limited-release beers carefully selected by Flying Saucer’s beer gurus; scope out a two-day art festival featuring local talent; show off your Halloween costume at parties, pub crawls, and festivals around town; cheer on the Rockets as they play the L.A. Clippers in Toyota Center; hit up a concert by Jessie J, Ghostland Observatory, or KT Tunstall, and more.
Check below to find great things happening around Houston this Halloween weekend, from Friday, October 26 to Sunday, October 28, 2018.
Things to Do All Halloween Weekend
- Día de los Muertos Events Around Houston | Daily– Spend time with loved ones while remembering friends and family who have passed during a variety of Día de los Muertos celebrations around Houston.Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Twelfth Nightat the Alley Theatre | Daily – See a classic Shakespearean play as Alley Theatre presents Twelfth Night, a hilarious story of unrequited love that’s filled with both humor and pathos. Tickets start at $28. Showtimes vary.
- TUTS presents The Wiz at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts | Daily– Hear showtune classics like “Ease on Down the Road” and “A Brand New Day” throughout The Wiz, the beloved retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, presented by Theatre Under The Stars. Tickets start at $30. Showtimes vary.
- Anjelah Johnson: More of Me Tourat Houston Improv | Daily – Houston Improv welcomes stand-up comedian, actress, and internet sensation Anjelah Johnson to entertain audiences with multiple shows on her “More of Me” tour. Tickets start at $40. Showtimes vary.
- Human Landscapes at Harrisburg Art Museum | Thursday to Saturday –Experience Human Landscapes, a dance work presented by Core Dance that follows dancers on a migrant journey at Harrisburg Art Museum. Tickets are $15. 7:30 each night.
- Houston Handweavers Sale at CHH’s Guild House | Friday and Saturday | No Cover – Snag unique, handcrafted works at a fraction of their normal cost at the CHH’s Guild House Houston Handweavers Sale. The non-profit educational organization will offer everything from table linens, stationery, and bookmarks, to baskets, ornaments, jewelry, and wearable art. 10am to 5pm both days.
- Haunted House at The Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land| Friday and Saturday – Feel all of the thrills and chills as you make your way through this family-friendly haunted house in The Museum of Natural Science Sugar Land. Tickets start at $5. 7pm to 10pm both nights.
- Halloween Parties and Events Around Houston | Friday to Sunday– Throw on a costume and celebrate the spooky holiday with plenty of themed parties, festivals, bar crawls, and family-friendly events this Halloween weekend. Prices, times, and locations vary.
- Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo | Friday to Sunday – Bring your trick-or-treaters to an evening of pumpkin patch photo shoots, costume parades, and plenty of sweets as the Houston Zoo presents its annual Zoo Boo Halloween celebration. Entrance to Zoo Boo is included with admission to the zoo.Times vary.
- Houston Grand Opera presentsLa bohème at the Wortham Theater Center | Friday and Sunday – Transport to the heart of Paris during the bohemian revolution as the Houston Grand Opera presents Puccini’s La bohème at the Wortham Theater Center. One of the most famous operas of all time, La bohème explores the rollercoaster that is true love through a soundtrack of spellbinding musical works. Tickets start at $25. Showtimes vary.
- Freaky Deaky Texas Music Festival at Sam Houston Race Park| Saturday and Sunday – Replacing the former Something Wicked Festival, Freaky Deaky Texas features two days of EDM, house, hip hop, and other edgy genres. Crazy and creepy Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged. Headliners include 12th Planet, 4B, Adventure Club, and more. Tickets start at $104.95 before ticket. Hours vary.
- Holiday of Dreams Fall Home Tour & Shopping at Woodridge Forest | Saturday and Sunday | FREE– Travel through the seasons of fall in five tastefully decorated model homes with themes like “It’s All About Halloween” and “Winter Elegance.” Holiday décor by Flowers of Kingwood is available for sale, and visitors can register to win $500 in décor or design services, and more. Noon to 5pm.
- 2nd Annual ARTumn Fest at CityCentre | Saturday and Sunday | FREE – Browse through a selection of artistic vendors, take advantage of Instagrammable backdrops from Arts by Aaron, and listen to live music at this two-day festival that showcases Houston’s own artists, painters, illustrators, hand-crafters, and designers in CityCentre. Saturday 11am to 6pm; Sunday noon to 6pm.
Friday, October 26, 2018
- 5th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fair at Emancipation Community Center | FREE – Hear from educational speakers and exhibitors, participate in dance and fitness demonstrations, and enjoy a fashion show at the fifth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Fair at Emancipation Community Center. 11am to 2pm.
- Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | FREE – Check out a free screening of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial,followed by a costume contest, games, fortune tellers, live statues, and entertainment when Discovery Green hosts its annual Halloween party, Scream on the Green. 6pm to 10pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center –Cheer loud for the Rockets when they hit the court to play the Clippers at Toyota Center. Tickets start at $20. 6pm.
- Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer VacationMovie Screening at Memorial City | FREE – Hang out on the lawn at Memorial City for a free, family-friendly screening of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation. 7pm to 9pm.
- Red Baraat in Concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE –Get hyped for a concert by Red Baraat, an 8-person band who was called “the best party band in years” by NPR. Expect an energetic blend of jazz, hip-hop, rock, go-go, and bhangra. 7:30pm.
- In Dreams: Roy Orbisonin Concert at Smart Financial Centre – See a holographic portrayal of the Rock Hall singer, paired with live orchestration and digitally remastered arrangements of his classics, when In Dreams: Roy Orbison comes to Smart Financial Centre. Tickets start at $19.50. 8pm.
- KT Tunstall in Concert at Heights Theatre – Sing along to indie songs like “Suddenly I See” and “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree” during an intimate concert by KT Tunstall in support of her sixth studio album, Wax.Maddie Ross opens the show. Tickets start at $30. 8pm.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
- Halloween Classic Car Show at National Museum of Funeral History– Scope out more than 150 cars that range from classic to contemporary in the eleventh annual Halloween Classic Car Show at National Museum of Funeral History. The show includes a live DJ, silent auction, local food vendors, and kids activities, as well as cars and hearses decked out in spooky décor. $10.10am to 3pm.
- Washington Dead Block Party at Clutch Bar Houston– Enter if you dare when the crew that brought The Mile Series, The Green Mile, and Cinco de Mile return with their latest spooktacular event, Washington Dead Block Party, at Clutch Bar Houston. You and your friends can show off your costumes and party all night at this frightful fiasco. Tickets are $10. 10am to 11:55pm.
- Hungry’s Day Celebration Brunch at NextDoor Bar & Lounge in Memorial City– Celebrate Hungry’s Day with a huge $15 brunch (including your first mimosa) and kick off group’s Heart of Gold campaign benefiting Dress for Success Houston. Bring friends and family for a festive day of pumpkin decorating, face painting, live music, and a delicious brunch buffet. Seats are limited so grab your tickets in advance. $15; free for ages 5 and under. 11am to 1pm.
- 6th Annual Houston AfriFest– Celebrate African culture with traditional music, authentic cuisine, diverse fashion, and unique entertainment at the sixth annual Afrifest. Featuring an African open market, guests can shop goods from around the world, listen to folklore tales, and enjoy kids’ activities. Tickets start at $5. Noon to 8pm.
- Puerto Rican, Cuban & Dominican Fest at Midtown Park– Embrace the cultures of Puerto Rico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic with authentic foods, live music, shopping and more at this annual festival in Midtown Park. $20. Noon to 10pm.
- Buzzfest at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion– Jam out to a full lineup of rock groups, including A Perfect Circle, Chevelle, and Dirty Heads, when Houston’s own 94.5 The Buzz hosts its annual musical festival at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Halloween costumes are welcome. Tickets start at $42.50. 1pm.
- 7th Annual Flying Saucer Beer Feast at Sugar Land Town Square– Sample craft beers from more than 50 breweries, including rare and limited-release brews, at the seventh annual Flying Saucer Beer Feast in Sugar Land Town Square. Tickets start at $35. 2pm to 6:30pm.
- Tacolandia at The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park– Stuff your face with tacos at Houston Press‘ fourth annual Tacolandia event in The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou. Participating restaurants include Hugo’s, La Fisheria, Los Tios, Peli Peli Kitchen, Lupe Tortilla, Luna Y Sol, Rainbow Lodge, Tony’s, and more. Tickets are $35. 4pm to 7pm.
- Houston HalloWeekend Bar Crawl at The Dogwood– Whip out your costumes and take to the streets of Midtown for this Halloween-themed bar crawl that includes spots like Dogwood, Little Woodrow’s, Christian’s Tailgate, Howl at the Moon, Mongoose versus Cobra, Saint Danes, and Komodos Pub. Tickets are $12. 4pm.
- Celt Beer Fest at the University of St. Thomas– Chow down on the University of St. Thomas’ signature Celt dog while sipping beer samples from an array of local craft breweries at the Celt Beer Fest. Proceeds from the festival help fund scholarships for students to participate in the University of St. Thomas Study Abroad Program. $35. 6pm to 10pm.
- 12th Annual Montrose Crawl| No Cover – Hit up 10 Montrose bars while dressed up in a Halloween costume during the twelfth annual Montrose Crawl, which includes bars like Poison Girl, La Grange, Catbirds, and Present Company, with an after-party at The Burger Joint. 6pm.
- 37th Annual Orange Show Gala at Crowne Plaza NRG– Contribute to the preservation of Houston’s iconic folk sites and events, including the Orange Show, Beer Can House, and Art Car Parade, as well as the continued development of Smither Park, during the thirty-seventh annual Orange Show Gala at Crowne Plaza NRG. The formal event will feature a performance from Celebrity Allstars Legacy Reunion. Tickets start at $650. 7pm to midnight.
- Houston Grand Opera presents The Flying Dutchmanat the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts – See the opening show of Houston Grand Opera’s 2018 to 2019 season with a dramatic performance of the haunting love story, The Flying Dutchman, at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets start at $25. 7:30pm.
- Ghostland Observatory in Concert at White Oak Music Hall– Get pumped for a high-energy concert paired with a mesmerizing light show by Austin-based electronic duo Ghostland Observatory at White Oak Music Hall. Tickets start at $35. 8pm.
- Saints & Sinner’s Halloween Soirée at Hotel Derek– Take your Halloween celebration to the next level when Hotel Derek hosts its Saints & Sinners Halloween Soirée. Expect dramatic decor, costumed performers, live music, drinks, dancing, costume contests, a VIP area and more. Tickets start at $35. 8pm.
Sunday, October 28, 2018
- Trick or Treat Art Market at Karbach Brewing Co.| No Cover – Shop from a variety of products and goodies from local vendors while sipping a Karbach craft beer as the brewery hosts its Halloween-themed outdoor art market. Costumes are encouraged. Noon.
- City of Sugar Land’s Halloween Town at Sugar Land Town Square| FREE – Treat your little ghosts and goblins to an afternoon of costume contests, festive crafts and coloring stations, a scavenger hunt, photo stations, food and drinks and more, during this annual Halloween Town event in Sugar Land Town Square. 2pm to 6pm.
- ROCO Connections: Musical & Literary Ofrendaat MECA | FREE – Enjoy a free concert where brass-baritone Timothy Jones plays new music from Mexican composer Alejandro Basulto, at ROCO Connections: Musical & Literary Ofrenda. Held in celebration of Día de los Muertos, the event will also showcase an exhibition of handmade retablos. 4pm.
- Harrison’s Classic at Houston Polo Club– Shop unique finds from Harrison’s Fine Antiques and Art, then head to the fields for a polo match with flamenco guitar music, a halftime champagne divot stomp, the McDugald Steele pony hops, and door prizes. Tickets start at $30. 4pm.
- The Long Island Boys at Prohibition Supperclub & Bar– Head to Prohibition Supper Club for The Long Island Boys, Houston’s only “boy-lesque” show, presented every month in partnership with Terrible Enfants Theatre Company. As you dine, allow the international cast to dazzle and charm you with daring acrobatics, aerial, and dance performances. Tickets are $25. 6pm.
- Jessie J in Concert at Warehouse Live– Get down to pop hits by Jessie J, known for songs like Bang Bang, Price Tag, and Flashlight, when she takes the stage at Warehouse Live on the “R.O.S.E. Tour”. Ro James and Kiana Ledé open the show. Tickets start at $37. 8pm.