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Halloween in Houston

It's Halloween on the Bayou!

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Not only does Houston have haunted houses, there are also drive-in movies, pop-up markets and more!

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Pumpkin Planters
October 30, 1-3 p.m.
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Create a beautiful fall planter for your patio or yard! They'll provide all the supplies you need to prepare a festive container garden, including an artificial pumpkin container, three plants, soil, and decorations.

Live From Jones Hall: Haunted Halloween Pops
October 31
Livestream and limited in-person seating

Grab some spooky spirits and have an at-home Halloween party as the Houston Symphony presents a night of spooky throwbacks and fun! Michael Krajewski leads spinetingling classics like In the Hall of the Mountain King, music from Psycho, Harry Potter, and Ghostbusters, and more in this special POPS Livestream.

Sunday's performance will be live-streamed and tickets are on sale now. 

Halloween Town 2021
October 30, 3-9 p.m.
Constellation Field

Don't miss out on fun for the entire family this Halloween season - candy, a costume parade for kids, oversized games and more! Plus, they'll be playing a Halloween favorite movie.

Family Friendly Thrills and Chills

Not a fan of the ghosts and the ghouls? Check out Houston's family-friendly attractions and events.

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Zoo Boo
October 1 - 31, 2021
Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo invites all little ghouls and goblins to celebrate fall festivities during its month-long Zoo Boo presented LyondellBasell. From Oct. 1 – 31 guests can wear their best costumes for Houston’s favorite merry-not-scary Halloween event.  

This year’s Zoo Boo features a few new experiences updated for the current times. Guests will visit the Giant Pumpkin presented by LyondellBasell, Spooky Train sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital, and the Carved Pumpkins sponsored by Frost Bank.

Boo on the Boardwalk
Weekends in October
Kemah Boardwalk

Freaky Fridays, Scary Saturdays, and Spooky Sundays can only mean one thing... Boo on the Boardwalk is back and as hauntingly fun as ever. Every weekend is packed with activities, live music, and trick-or-treating at Boardwalk stores. 

Live From Jones Hall: Ghosts, Ghouls & Goblins
October 31at 10 a.m. (Family-friendly)
Livestream and limited in-person seating

Don your costume and gather the whole family for a morning of haunted musical fun as the Houston Symphony celebrates Halloween with music from Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, and more! Watch from home with this special Halloween-morning livestream. Before the concert, ticket holders can get in the spooky spirit with kid-friendly, concert-themed activities, delivered right to your inbox!

50th Annual Halloween Carnival
October 31, 2-5 p.m.
Jimmy Burke Activity Center

Put on your craziest and family-friendly costume and let the spirit move you to enter the costume contest, hop on some carnival rides or go through a mini maze or watch a free screening of the movie Ghostbusters.


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Picking the perfect pumpkin can be quite a task. Luckily, Houston is packed with patches all over the city. Try Old Time Christmas Tree Farm, Dewberry Farm, Blessington Farms, or Oil Ranch for prime pumpkin picking, hayrides, and other activities. Searching for the perfect costume? Be sure and stop by Frankel's Costume Co.-- a Houston staple for Halloween fashion.

Scare Tactics

Looking for an adrenaline rush or just want to get into the “spirit” of the season, check out these haunted houses.

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Houston Scream Fest
Weekends in October, and Nov. 2021
The Houston Scream Fest is more than a haunted house; it’s a month-long festival. Shoot at walking dead zombies with paintball markers, try to escape the asylum, scream your way through the castle of doom, and more. Also, enjoy live music and freak show performances.

Haunted Trails
Oct. 2- Oct. 31, 2021
Walk the trails of Houston’s most thrilling outdoor attraction. Haunted Trails features detailed sets, zombies, clowns, and other creeps, body parts, creepy crawlers, and more. Find out what lurks beyond the trees select weekdays, every weekend in October, plus Halloween night.

Houston Terror Dome
Weekends in October, 2021
In its opening year, The Houston Chronicle billed the Terror Dome the “Scariest Haunted House In Houston.” Get ready to scream your way out – if you make it that far. With new effects, rooms, and actors this year, Terror Dome is intense enough to satisfy the most demanding scaremonger.

Weekends in October
With eight haunts, Phobia can scare just about anyone. Features include the Mind Control haunt, Simon Fowler Woods, ClaustroPhobia, Darke Institute, and Dawn of the Machine. The remodeled park boasts 30 acres of scare space.

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