Are you excited for Halloween? There are so many fun happenings around Austin to help you get in the spirit of the season! Besides our list of Top 10 Pumpkin Patches around Austin, be sure to check out this list of Halloween Events in Austin this week.
— Enjoy a double-feature at Blue Starlite Drive-in. Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice will play at 8 p.m. with a a special Charlie Brown pre-show. Ticket prices range from $5-15 plus concession options, which you can purchase online here.
— Visit the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary afterhours for Boo at the Zoo where everything will be illuminated and decorated for Halloween. Go in costume, ride the Haunted Train and explore the Haunted House. Tickets $12.50 per person, ages 2 and up.
— Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park will be hosting a fall festival from 3-9 p.m. Check out a variety of games, family crafts stations, activities, live music, fall food favorites and more. Admission is free! Fees for activities range from $1 and up.
— The Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow is setting up at Torchy’s Tacos South 1st location (at the Trailer Park) on Saturday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. for a special Kid’s Halloween Night featuring vintage cartoons. Free admission and free queso if you’re wearing a costume!
— Take the kids to Lakeway City Park for the Great Goblin Glow where hot air balloons will illuminate the night sky from 7-9 p.m. Wear your costumes and enjoy an evening featuring candy, glitter tattoo artists, a juggler, balloon twisters, food trucks and more. Free!
— The Cedar Park Fall Festival at the Twin Lakes YMCA will be happening from 12-9 p.m. Activities include carnival games, free inflatables, slides and moonwalks, a Halloween costume contest at 3, 5 & 7pm. There will also be pony rides, a train ride and free Hay rides. Free shuttle parking is available from the ACC campus at Cypress Creek (1555 Cypress Creek Road). Admission is $10 for each wristband and $1.00 per ticket. For more info on pricing, click here.
—Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park will be hosting a fall festival from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Check out a variety of games, family crafts stations, activities, live music, fall food favorites and more. Admission is free!
Bonus: Day of the Dead Event
— The annual Viva la Vida Festival takes place on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 12-9 p.m. in downtown Austin (Northwest corner of 4th and Congress). This free street festival includes a Grand Parade/Procession, Latino artists and entertainment, and an exhibition and educational programs inside the Museum. You’ll also find traditional foods from local food trucks, hands-on art activities, and artist demos. Free!
— Ashley’s Playhouse is hosting a Fall Festival on Sunday, Oct. 19 from 1-4 p.m. Everyone’s invited to take the kids for face painting, cookie decorating and jumping in the haunted bounce house. Free!
— The Little Gym Lakeline is hosting a Halloween Bash from 3-6 p.m. Costumes are welcome! The first hour of the event will only be open to little ones under 3 (for safe gym play). After that is open to all ages from 4 months to 12 years. Free!
— Bunnicula looks like a typical cuddly rabbit, but he’s the spookiest bunny around! Check out this children’s play based on the popular book series, playing at the Scottish Rite Theater at 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $8 for children 12 and under, and $12 for ages 13 and up. You can buy them online or at the theater.
—Hawaiian Falls Adventure Park will be hosting a fall festival from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Check out a variety of games, family crafts stations, activities, live music, fall food favorites and more. Admission is free!