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Thursday, October 24

» Republic Square Movies in the Park – Ghostbusters will play at Republic Square Park at 7:30 pm. This event is free and dogs, picnics and lawn chairs are welcome. Alcoholic beverages, glass, styrofoam and smoking is not permitted.


Friday, October 25

» The Spooktacular at Bullock Museum – History’s spookiest stories will be brought to life. Discover terrifying tales of Texas through games, storytelling, costumes and more! Make a pet bat or try your hand at spooky trivia and storytelling in the museum galleries. Wear your costume, do science experiments and enjoy a performance from Circus Chickendog. Free, 6 – 9 pm.

» Quest of the Haunted Trails at Pioneer Farms – The trails at the farm are being threatened by forces of evil, but there is hope to save the village. The Brotherhood has concealed magical symbols throughout the farm that, once found, can save the village. Experience Halloween like nowhere else in Texas, a must-see history show for all ages. $12 a person, hayrides and fortune telling booths available at an extra fee, 7 – 10 pm.

» Boo at the Zoo – The Austin Zoo and Animal Sanctuary will be open from 6:30 – 9 pm for a special Halloween-inspired look at the animals by light of the moon (and your flashlight). Take a ride on the haunted train and bring a picnic to enjoy in the Picnic Grove. $12.50 ticket includes a train pass and unlimited haunted house visits, can be purchased at the zoo or by calling 512-288-1490.

» Spiders Storytime at The Art Garage – Kids will have a fun spider craft, learn about spiders, sing a spider song and finish with painting a spider figurine. $12, register by calling 512-852-9900.


Saturday, October 26

» Halloween Trick or Treat at Hill Country Galleria – Free trick or treating at the stores and restaurants of the galleria along with free face painting, bounce houses, bungee jump and a performance from Put Art In Your Heart Dance Studios and live music from The Loose Wheels. 2 – 9 pm.

» 7th Annual Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure Walking Tour at Oakwood Cemetary – Tours run from 10 am – 4 pm and begin approximately every 20 minutes, with each tour lasting about an hour. Highlighting the lives and deaths of Austin’s early citizens, these chilling tales of 19th and 20th century murders and other untimely deaths shed new light on Austin’s history.

» Spooktacular at Northwest YMCA – Free with 3 canned goods donation, 5 – 8 pm. Spooky giveaways, a haunted candy trail, pumpkin patch pickin’, games, prizes, bounce houses, arts and crafts and a lot more.

» Pumpkin Carving on the Dock at the Carver Museum and Cultural Center – Free carving on the dock from 11 am – 3 pm, must make your reservation by Wednesday, October 23 by calling 512-974-4926.

» Halloween at the CHASCO Family YMCA – This festival includes everything from carnival games to inflatables and rides to climbing walls. Admission is $5 with free parking available at Dell Diamond. 4 – 10 pm.


Sunday, October 27

» Austin Symphony Orchestra presents Halloween Children’s Concert at Long Center – This year’s show is sure to have you shakin’ in your boots! Your little ghost or goblin will help haunt the Long Center’s Dell Hall as the symphony performs mindchilling songs that are entertaining for all ages. 2 pm, tickets are $8 for kids and $12 for adults.

» Fright at the Museum – Dress up your little goblins and bring your mummy to the Texas Natural Science Center. Feel frightful fish, be rattled by slithery snakes and feast your eyes on bizarre bugs while they serve up creepy, crawly critters for you to try. Free, 1 – 1:45 pm.

» Goblins in the Garden at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center – Dress up and take some memorable photos. Come dressed as a character from nature and join the parade. Kids can trick-or-treat, listen to stories, make a snake bracelet, and participate in a scavenger hunt. $9 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, $3 for kids 5 – 12 and free for kids under 5. From 4 – 7 pm.

» Bump Club presents the Little Zoo Boo at Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary – This family Halloween party will have live entertainment from Staci Gray, face painting, a costume romp while animal gazing at the zoo, family photos, family costume contest with fabulous prizes. 11 am – 1 pm, tickets are $30 for 1 adult + 1 kid, $45 for 2 adults + 1 kid and $10 for each additional child. Ticket price includes zoo admission, lunch, tricks, treats and gift bags.

Stay tuned for more Halloween in Austin happenings!