The big day is almost here! Halloween Week is now in full-swing, and we’re ready show off our costumes at as many Halloween parties as we can. Here’s a roundup of fun Halloween events for families in Austin where you’re sure to get your fill of tricks and treats. download_asset-1

Hocus Pocus Halloween Spelltacular @ Palm Park
Thursday, October 27, 5:30 p.m.
Join Alamo Drafthouse Austin for this fun event that benefits Austin Parks Foundation. Watch Hocus Pocus, wade in a pool of candy corn, shake your bones with DJ Skellyton, enjoy food trucks, & more! Tickets are $5 for ages 4-17, $20 for adults, and free for kids ages 3 & under. You can get your tickets online here.

Halloween Hootenanny @ The Thinkery
Friday, October 28, 6 – 9 p.m.
— UPDATE: This event has now SOLD OUT. Tickets will not be sold at the door.Celebrate Halloween, Thinkery-style at this special after-hours party. Dress in your Halloween best and make your own spooky sounds, become a gross-ologist and face your fear of freaky foods. Activities for kids and adults make this fall celebration spellbindingly fun for all. Complete all activity stations and receive a prize! And as a bonus, Hat Creek Burger Co. will be there giving out free burgers! Tickets are $11-$15 and can be purchased online here.


Halloween Hootenanny at the Thinkery

Spooktacular @ The Bullock Museum
Friday, October 28, 5-8 p.m.
Shake your bones at the Bullock Museum’s annual Halloween celebration. Skeletons of all shapes and sizes will find fun creating glow in the dark art, experimenting with “bony” science, and moving their bones to the spooky beats. Plus, explore the Museum’s exhibitions after hours while sporting your latest Halloween costume creation. Spooktacular is presented in partnership with Girlstart. Free event!


Spooktacular at the Bullock Museum

Boo at the Zoo @ Austin Zoo
Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 6:30-9 p.m.
Wear a costume, ride the Haunted Train, explore the Haunted House and see the animals by the glow of your flashlight! Austin Zoo will be illuminated and decorated for the occasion. Tickets are $15 for ages 2 and up. You can call 512-288-1490 to order tickets.

Haunted Halloween Trails @ Pioneer Farms
Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 7-10 p.m.
Creepy scarecrows, ghost stories and all things scary will be featured at this annual event. This year’s event features three separate spooky trails each night — one for young children (amusing, rated G), another for those who want spooky surprises (rated PG) and a scary, scary trail for the adventurous (frights galore, rated PG-13). Tickets are $12, which you can purchase online here.

Spooky Skedaddle Halloween Festival @ Texas School for the Deaf
Saturday, October 29, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Bring the family to the grounds of the Texas School for the Deaf to enjoy a 1K fun run at 11:30 a.m. as well as a classic car show, food trucks and carnival games with proceeds going towards educational programming for deaf children of Texas. Everyone of all ages — deaf and hearing — is invited.  Admission is FREE! Participating in the 1K Fun Run is only $5 per person, and tickets for carnival games will be sold at the event.

5th Annual Kids’ Ball @ Central Market North Lamar
Saturday, October 29, 5-8:30 p.m.
White Ghost Shivers and Creative Action Presents: Kids’ Ball! Free and open to all with fun and treats galore, with make-your-own costume, mask, and puppet stations. Plus, the rollicking tunes of White Ghost Shivers at 6 p.m.!

The Great Pumpkin Festival @ Dell Diamond (Round Rock)
Sunday, October 30, 2-6 p.m.  
Enjoy live music from Lost & Nameless, some food trucks, a Trunk-or-Treat, carnival games, inflatable bounce houses, a silent auction and much more! Admission and activities are free!

Monsters and Mayhem Fall Fun Festival @ Old Settlers Park (Round Rock)
Monday, October 31, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Join Round Rock Parks and Recreation for a fun, free event geared towards preschoolers. The Monster Mash themed festival will be filled with lots of monstrous activities including carnival games, hayrides, cookies and punch, storytime and more! Guests are encouraged to bring a canned food item for the Round Rock Serving Center.


Fall Fun Festival in Round Rock

Halloween Storytime: Trick or Treat for Books @ BookPeople
Monday, October 31, 10:30 a.m.
Storytime will start at 10:30 a.m., featuring stories full of monsters, ghosts, and witches (but none of them will be too scary). Then, kids can join the costume parade around the store, which ends with kids getting a treat – a free book to bring home! This Halloween Party is perfect for witches and wizards ages 7 & under. Can’t make the storytime and parade? They’ll be handing out books to trick-or-treaters all day! (While supplies last.)

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