We’ve been churning out list after list of fall fun for families because there is just so much happening in Austin this month! To help break it down for you a little more, here are 45+ Halloween, Día de los Muertos, and fall events that are coming up in the next three days!
Halloween Festival and Movie in the Park: Disney’s Halloweentown
October 29 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. | San Gabriel Park (Community Center), 445 E Morrow St, Georgetown
Hayrides, carnival, Trick-or-Treat Village, costume contest, and a FREE showing of Disney’s Halloweentown (PG) at 6:45 p.m. at the gazebo. The festival will be held inside the community center. FREE to enter festival. Tickets required for hayrides and games.
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PanAm Rec Center Halloween Carnival
October 29 from 6-8 p.m. | PanAm Recreation Center, 2100 E 3rd St, Austin
Candy, prizes, concessions, and a costume contest! Admission is FREE! Games are 25¢.
Farmer Fred’s Harvest Fall Carnival
October 29 from 6-9 p.m. | San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. CM Allen, San Marcos
Enjoy FREE admission, FREE carnival games, FREE prizes and FREE candy! Some attractions have a small fee. Costumes encouraged!
Sugar Skull Painting & A Movie
October 29 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W Pfluger St, Pflugerville
Learn about the tradition of sugar skull painting for Día de los Muertos. Enjoy a screening of Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (Rated PG) while you work on painting your own sugar skull. Anyone 12 and up may attend. Materials will be provided while supplies last. FREE!
APL Events: Dia De Los Meurtos/ Day of the Dead
October 29 at 6:30 p.m. | Manchaca Road Branch, 5500 Manchaca Rd., Austin
A FREE family celebration of books and stories, laughing skulls, dancing, music, arts and crafts, ‘midst fluttering butterflies.
Movie in the Park: Beetlejuice
October 29 at 7:30 p.m. | Republic Square Park, 422 Guadalupe, Austin
Kick off your Halloween weekend with this spooky, off-beat classic – costumes welcome! The fall season of Movies in the Park series continues with this celebration of the Ghost with the Most himself – BEETLEJUICE! Join the fun at Republic Square Park just before sunset for a FREE screening of this film.
Fall Fun Fest
October 30 from 9–11:30 a.m. | Dell Diamond Concourse, 3400 East Palm Valley Blvd, Round Rock
Eeek! Spat! Slime! It will be a ROARing great time! Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation for a Monsters and Mayhem Fall Fun Festival. Calling all of little preschool monsters to jump in and join in on the fun! The Monster Mash themed festival will be filled with lots of monstrous activities for all little ghouls and goblins. Lots of Frankenstein fun including carnival games, hayrides, cookies and punch, storytime and much more! FREE! Guests are encouraged to bring a canned item for the Round Rock Serving Center.
Halloween in the Hall – This event has been canceled.
October 30 from 3-5 p.m. | Cedar Park City Hall, Buildings 1-3, 450 Cypress Creek Rd, Cedar Park
The City of Cedar Park invites you to their 3rd Annual Halloween in the Hall. It’s safe fun for everyone, with trick-or-treating, costumes, a photo booth, and more! FREE!
Monster Concert & Carnival
October 30 from 4:30-8:30 p.m. | Austin High School, 1715 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin
Monster Concert has been a tradition at Austin High School since 1987. The cornerstone of this event is a concert that features orchestras from Vertical Team elementary and middle schools, as well as the various orchestras at Austin High School. In addition to concert performances in the AHS Performing Arts Center (PAC), the Monster Concert features a carnival with a variety of games, delicious food, and haunted house. All proceeds from the Monster Concert and Carnival support the Orchestra program at Austin High School. Admission is FREE! Tickets required for the Carnival.
South Austin Rec Center Halloween Spooktacular – This event has been canceled.
October 30 from 5-7 p.m. | South Austin Recreation Center, 1100 Cumberland Rd, Austin
Wear your best costume to win candy and prizes! Enjoy carnival games, a costume contest, and try the Escape the Clubroom Challenge (fastest time wins the grand prize!). Bring your own bag for candy. FREE!
Boo Bash – This event has been canceled.
October 30 from 5-8 p.m. | The Georgetown Square, 103 West 7th Street, Georgetown
Come down to the Georgetown Square in costume, young and old and enjoy trick or treating as the merchants stay open and enjoy the season of witches, goblins, and all those creative creatures out enjoying the evening. FREE!
Creative Action Kid’s Ball Featuring White Ghost Shivers – This event has been canceled.
October 30 from 5-8 p.m. | Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin
You’re invited to this FREE interactive event with treats, kid and family-friendly activities, dancing, and celebrating kindness, strengths, treasures, and creativity! Build your own costume or wear your own and add to the fun! Design your own treat bag and show off your costume creations in a costume march. Dance and groove along to Austin’s favorite genre-mashers, White Ghost Shivers.
Spooktacular at the Bullock Museum
October 30 from 5-8 p.m. | Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Ave., Austin
Explore the Bullock after hours at this family-friendly Halloween extravaganza, featuring performances, games, interactive activities, art, and more. This year’s program will introduce children and their families to Texas “creepy crawlies,” plus kids can get hands-on with spooky science from Girlstart. FREE!
Montopolis Recreation Center Halloween Harvest Festival – This event has been canceled.
October 30 from 6-8 p.m. | Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin
Enjoy games, a bounce house, a cupcake walk, a costume contest for kids 12 and under and FREE snacks! Southside parking lot of the rec center.
Halloween Party on the Plaza –This event has been canceled.
October 30 from 6-8 p.m. | The Domain, 3225 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin
Join The Domain for a Halloween Party on the Plaza! Enjoy a live performance by Superband, a kids costume parade, face painting, balloon twisting, a pumpkin patch photo opportunity, crafts, games and giveaways. Halloween Party on the Plaza will be located in Domain II, between Dillard’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. Costumes encouraged. Masks permitted on children ages 12 & under. No toy weapons, please. FREE!
Thinkery Halloween Hootenanny
October 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 1830 Simond Ave, Austin
Enjoy a night of playful exploration with thematic activities at the Thinkery’s exclusive family after-hours event! Each evening includes access to Thinkery’s exhibits and a cash bar with snacks, kid-friendly drinks, beer and wine. $13 – $15; kids under 2 are free. Buy tickets here.
Sinister Circus Halloween Carnival – This event has been canceled.
October 30 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Northwest Recreation Center, 2913 Northland Dr, Austin
Come one, come all, step right up to the main event of the year under the Northwest Big Top! You’ll find everything you need to have a haunting good time: bounce house, popcorn, carnival games, candy, prizes, a sinister circus trick-or-treat trail, and even more Halloween fun! FREE to enter festival, plus first 10 tickets and endless trips through the Trick-or-Treat Trail are FREE! Additional tickets for only 25¢.
Spooky Skedaddle – This event has been postponed until November 7
October 31 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Texas School for the Deaf, 1102 S Congress Ave, Austin
This year, TSDF 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 that will help to broaden awareness of both organizations throughout the Austin community! 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 the following activities: carnival games, costume parade, inflatable obstacle course, bounce house, Dell Children’s Star Flight Helicopter (11 a.m. to 12 p.m.), mini-horses, photo booth, cake walk, food trailers (including Hot Dog King, Savory Grilled Cheese and Crazy Crepes), and music provided by a DJ. FREE to enter festival. $1 per ticket for the games. $3 to run in the 1K Halloween Costume Fun Run. Heal Yeah 5K: $40.
New Braunfels Farmers Market Dia de los Muertos Celebration
October 31 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | 186 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels
Vendors will build altars to celebrate loved ones and you can vote for your favorite to be entered in a raffle. You can wear your family friendly costumes and dress up your pets. Come listen to Spanish music at the pavilion and participate in the Instagram contest. There will also be a fun and traditional activity for the children.
October 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | 1540 Cypress Creek Rd, Ste 108, Cedar Park
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. FREE!
October 31 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. | APL North Village Branch, 2505 Steck Ave., Austin
Come on out for some daytime Halloween fun at the North Village Branch of the Austin Public Library. Costumes encouraged! Crafts, stories, games, and movies. FREE!
Cedar Park Library Foundation’s Fable Fest – This event has been postponed until December 5.
October 31 at 11 a.m. | Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd, Cedar Park
Attractions and entertainment at this year’s Fable Fest include: The Kings Carnival where kids of all ages can play games, arts and crafts, enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo and pony rides (requires tickets which can be purchased at event); The Cobblestone Market, which provides the opportunity to shop with a variety of Arts and Craft vendors and other area merchants; The Pig’s Pub, where you can eat your fill; and The Royal Academy, which is home to demonstrations of Jousting, Archery, Fencing and other Kingdom sports. In the event of rain, activities will be moved to covered areas in Milburn Park. Admission is FREE!
Trunk or Treat
October 31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Pflugerville Animal Shelter, 1600 Waterbrook Drive, Pflugerville
Happy Howloween! Come get some yummy candy while meeting some adorable pfurry pfriends at the Pflugerville Animal Shelter. Plus, an all ages costume contest with prizes! Come and adopt a pet! FREE!
October 31 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Round Rock Public Library, 216 E Main Street, Round Rock
Join a Halloween celebration of all things Doctor Who at this come-and-go family event. Enjoy Whovian themed food, games, trivia, and a craft. Dress in Doctor Who costumes! Activities will be between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. From 1 to 2 p.m., the Library will have two special guests: the eleventh doctor and his companion Amy (costume characters from Princess and Co). You will be able to meet them, take photos, and play games based on the show with them. After the event, stick around for Hometown Halloween, a fun downtown celebration! FREE!
Room on the Broom Storytime with Paramount Theatre
October 31 at 11 a.m. | Barnes & Noble Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin
Wear your Halloween costume to the Barnes and Noble Arboretum for an exciting storytime presented by the Paramount Theatre. There will be story-telling, literacy activities, sweet treats, a costume contest, and even a witch-hat craft! FREE!
Halloween Storytime: Trick-or-Treat for Books!
October 31 at 11:30 a.m. | Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin
Gather at BookPeople this Halloween for a storytime filled with new books! Storytime will be in the amphitheater featuring stories full of monsters, ghosts, and witches (but none of them will be too scary). Then, after storytime, join the costume parade around the store, which will start on the second floor and end at the front of the store where you’ll get your treat – a free book to bring home! This Halloween Party is perfect for witches and wizards ages 7 and under. Come have a Spook-tacular Halloween at BookPeople! Can’t make the storytime and parade? They’ll be handing out books to trick-or-treaters all day! Kids can stop by any time on October 31st for a special Halloween treat (while supplies last)! FREE!
Austin BikeFest – Canceled
October 31 from 12-4 p.m. | Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Rd., Austin
Join BikeTexas’ 2nd annual Austin BikeFest on Halloween! Austin BikeFest is a FREE, fun festival celebrating the Austin bike community. Activities include: alternative Trick or Treat, Halloween costume contest, KidsKup Learn to Ride Course, bike through Haunted Houses, Obstacle Course, bike games, Bike Polo, Unicycle Football, fashion show, live music, food and more!
Viva la Vida Festival
October 31, 2015 from 12–8 p.m. | Mexic-Arte Museum, 419 Congress Ave, Austin
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. Attendees can also taste traditional foods from Austin’s best food trucks, hands-on art activities, and artist demos. The Grand Procession gathers on 6th street between Chicon and Comal in East Austin, bringing together a vibrant and varied mix of the traditional, contemporary, and Austin “weird”. The Procession – including costumes, props, live music, dancers, and floats –marches down historic 6th Street and culminates at 4th Street and Congress Avenue, marking the transition from the afternoon to the exciting evening portion of the street festival.
October 31 from 12-6 p.m. | Texas Museum of Science & Technology, 1220 Toro Grande Dr, Cedar Park
Come out for some family friendly fun this Halloween at TXMOST! There will be several funFREE activities, including a live reptile show, spider hunting with local experts, a scavenger hunt, a magic show, candy science a full-sized TARDIS, and more! Admission is FREE (excluding Body Worlds and the Planetarium).
Halloween Party at Sweetness Bakery
October 31 from 1-4 p.m. | Sweetness Bakery, 3742 Far West Blvd, Ste 106, Austin
Learn how to decorate a spooky cupcake, including mini pumpkins, skeletons, and eyeballs. Plus, there will be a mad scientist lab setup for kids to touch brains, eyeballs, spiders, and other scary things (all made from food, of course!) All ages are welcome; activities targeted to kids under 12. Plus, wear your costume for a chance to enter a raffle and win a free dozen cupcakes. FREE!
Special Upcycle This! Halloween Party and Contest
October 31 from 1-3 p.m. | Recycled Reads Bookstore, 5335 Burnet Rd., Austin
You made your own Halloween costume out of reused materials, now join the costume party and contest!
October 31 from 2-5 p.m. | Downtown Round Rock, Main Street
Downtown Round Rock knows how to put on an event, and Halloween is no exception! The Hometown Halloween celebration is a great way to connect with your community and have fun with your family in a scare-free environment. Enjoy trick-or-treating at restaurants and retailers along Main Street, listen to FREE live music (Hey Lollies 2-3 p.m. and Urban Achievers 3-5 p.m.) at Prete Main Street Plaza (221 E Main St), and catch a hayride to Trinity Senior Center (1000 Main Street) for more trick-or-treating! Hayride starts at 2 p.m. at City Hall (221 East Main Street).
APL Events: Dia De Los Meurtos/ Day of the Dead
October 31 at 2 p.m. | Willie Mae Kirk Branch, 3101 Oak Springs Dr., Austin
A FREE family celebration of books and stories, laughing skulls, dancing, music, arts and crafts, ‘midst fluttering butterflies.
Costume party with Jason Segel
October 31 at 3 p.m. | Book People, 603 N. Lamar Blvd, Austin
Kids, put on your Halloween best and head to BookPeople for a very special costume party with Jason Segel, actor and author of Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic. This is the sequel to Segel’s hilarious, bestselling middle grade novel, Nightmares. Inspired by his own childhood experience with nightmares, Segel tells the story of young Charlie Laird, who lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld and has a very active dream life. The speaking portion of this event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets are required for the signing and only available with the purchase of a copy ofNightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic from BookPeople.
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Event
October 31 from 4-9 p.m. | 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave
This special Halloween event features free face painting, free kids entertainment, free music, and of course trick or treating! The fun starts at 4 p.m. in the outdoor Amphitheater with kids entertainment by Joe McDermott, then trick or treating follows from 4-6 p.m. Make the rounds at over 100 stores and restaurants at the Hill Country Galleria to trick or treat! Be sure to wear your costume! Then, end the day with a live music performance by Chubby Knuckle Choir! FREE!
Trick-or-Treating at Round Rock Premium Outlets
October 31 from 4-6 p.m. | Round Rock Premium Outlets, 4401 N Interstate 35, Round Rock
Calling all ghouls and goblins! Costumed children under 12 are invited to join Round Rock Premium Outlets for a Mall-wide Trick-or-Treating event from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, October 31. Families can enjoy collecting treats from retailers throughout the mall for this safe, indoor event. Participating stores will be listed at Guest Services in the food court and will be denoted by a special decal on their front doors. (Note: This is an outdoor mall. The walkways are partially covered, but you should still bring your umbrellas if it is raining!) FREE!
October 31 from 4-6 p.m. | First Baptist Church, 801 W Pecan St, Pflugerville
Join this pfamily pfriendly celebration that will include games and a trunk-or-treat. FREE!
Lakeline Mall Trick-or-Treating
October 31 from 5-8 p.m. | Lakeline Mall, 11200 Lakeline Mall Dr., Cedar Park
Families can enjoy collecting treats from retailers throughout the mall. Please visit Guest Services when you arrive for a list of participating retailers.
October 31 from 5-9 p.m. | Historic Main Street, Bastrop
Head to Main Street for a family-friendly festival with a Haunted House. Admission to HalloweenFest is FREE!
Treats on East Street
October 31 from 5:30-8 p.m. | Downtown Hutto
Treats on East Street is a celebration for children ages 12 & under that allows kids to participate in a fun and safe environment on Halloween! Find games, activities, and a costume contest and of course, treats. FREE!
Trick-or-treating at San Marcos Premium Outlets
October 31 from 6-8 p.m. | Premium Outlets, 3939 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, San Marcos
San Marcos Premium Outlets is proud to offer our community a safe and fun trick-or-treating location for kids in costume under the age of 12. Stop by Guest Services, located in the Food Court, to pick up a treat bag for your child to use while trick-or-treating throughout the center. Each participating store will have a pumpkin decal located on their storefront window. FREE!
Central Market Día de los Muertos
October 31 from 6-9 p.m. | Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar., Austin
Central Market presents their 8th Annual Día de los Muertos celebration, partnering with Acadêmicos da Ópera (Austin Samba School) and Las Monas de San Antonio for a family-friendly parade and dance celebration. The program will also include a DJ for dancing. Central Market’s Día de los Muertos celebration is FREE and open to the public. Come hungry with your whole family to one of Austin’s cornerstone Día de los Muertos events.
Shoreline Church Trunk or Treat
October 31 from 6-8 p.m. | 15201 Burnet Rd., Austin (the trunk or treat will be found on the Shoreline Drive side of the parking lot)
Food trucks, games, free candy, and more! FREE admission.
Trunk or Treat
October 31 from 6-9 p.m. | Wells Branch, (KF park parking lot) 2106 Klattenhoff Dr., Austin
Bring your trick-or-treat route by the Community Center parking lot off Klattenhoff Dr. for Trunk-or-Treat. Trunk-or-Treat is a great centralized and safe location for you and your kids to trick-or-treat on Halloween night. You will be able get candy, play games, get your picture taken in a photo booth and more all for FREE on Halloween night.
Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat
October 31 from 6–8 p.m. | Trinity Abundant Life Church, 412 Cumberland Rd, Austin
There will be a bounce house, face painting, games, prizes, music. Plus, FREE hot dogs, snow cones, popcorn, Frito pies, and cotton candy. FREE but guests are asked to please bring a canned food donation to help supply the church’s food pantry.
Trunk or Treat
October 31 from 6-8 p.m. | Cabela’s parking lot, 15570 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Buda
Join The Connection Church in Cabela’s parking lot for the biggest fall celebration in Hays County! Trunk or Treat is a county-wide event for everyone to enjoy, where car trunks are filled with tons of candy to hand out to kids through fun games in a safe environment. There will also be bounce houses, games, door prizes and more! FREE!
Shenandoah Baptist Fall Festival
October 31 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. | Shenandoah Baptist Church, 3003 Blue Ridge Dr, Cedar Park
Family friendly festival as an alternative to Halloween. Enjoy carnival games, a hay ride, a petting zoo, bounce houses, laser tag, a cake walk, face painting, free food, and lots of candy. Please note: If it is raining, this event will be canceled. FREE!
Trunk or Treat and Haunted House
October 31 at 7 p.m. | American Legion Post 447, 1000 N Georgetown St, Round Rock
FREE and open to the public!
Planet K’s Dia De Los Muertos Fireworks
October 31 at 9:30 p.m. | Krieg Baseball Field, 515 S Pleasant Valley Rd., Austin
On Halloween, Saturday, October 31st, thousands of spectators will gather with Planet K to rejoice and celebrate the lives of loved ones passed. There will be a grand display of life affirming fireworks, celebrating Dia De Los Muertos, the traditional Mexican holiday, Planet K style.