If you’re wondering what to do for Halloween this year, we’ve got you covered! Spooky season might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun safely. Houston is brimming with opportunities to get your scare on, dress up, and trick-or-treat. With social distancing, drive-thru options, and virtual events, there is a Halloween event to fit everyone’s comfort level. We did some digging and rounded up our favorite Houston Halloween events to experience this year. 

Our Top Houston Halloween Events 

Dewberry Farms Fall Festival

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Dates: Every Weekend

Location: Dewberry Farms

Address: 7705 FM 362, Brookshire

Phone: 281-934-3276

Kid-friendly: Yes

Dewberry Farms is a must on your Halloween bingo card. The family-friendly venue is an Instagrammers dream, with pumpkin patches at every corner and all of the fall vibes. Aside from the pumpkin patch where you can pick your very own to take home, there is a corn maze and attractions. 

Register here. 

Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo

Dates: October 2, 2020 – November 1, 2020

Recurrence: Recurring daily

Location: Houston Zoo

Address: 6200 Hermann Park Drive

Kid-friendly: Yes

Zoo Boo is one of the most anticipated Halloween events from the year. Live on the wild side and dress up in costume to party with the animals. There will be a spooky “Scary-Go-Round,” a virtual costume contest, and 10 different Instagram-worthy photo opps. 

Get details here. 

Pumpkin Planters at Houston Arboretum 

Date: October 17, 2020

Location: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Address: 4501 Woodway Drive

Time: 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Admission: $40 member / $65 non member (per planter)

Kid-friendly: Ages 5 and up. 

Elevate your front porch game for the season. With the help of Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, your home will exceed all the #fallgoals. Register for the event and pick up your planter kit at the Nature Center on Oct. 15 or 16. On Saturday afternoon, the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center will be hosting a Zoom class to learn how to put your planter together.

Register here. 

Science Spooktacular: A Week of Halloween Fun

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Dates: October 19, 2020 – October 24, 2020

Recurrence: Recurring daily

Location: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center 

Phone: (713) 681-8433

Time: 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Price: Free for members, registration required; $10 per family for non members

Kid-friendly: Yes

Want to find the perfect activities for your kids that are both educational and eerie? The Houston Arboretum has daily activities both online and to be explored independently at the center. 

Register here.  

Halloween Town 2020 

Date: October 31, 2020

Location: Constellation Field

Address: 1 Stadium Drive

Phone: (281) 275-2825

Time: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Admission: $5 Kids, $7 Adults; Costume Contest: $3 per Participant (pre-reg.), $5 Onsite

Kid-friendly: Yes

Sugar Land is hosting its annual Halloween Town event at Constellation Park. To keep guests safe, temperatures will be taken at the entrance and masks will be required. 

Register here.

Movies Under the Moon Halloween Edition

Date: October 15, 2020

Location: Kings Harbor

Address: 1660 W Lake Houston Pkwy

Time: 7:30 PM

Admission: Free

Kid-friendly: Yes

Put a spell on the season with the quintessential holiday movie: “Hocus Pocus.” Kings Harbor will be hosting a movie under the moon with a 32-foot-wide screen near The Green. Spaced out squares will enforce safe seating at six feet apart. Bring your picnic blanket and enjoy the ghostly gags of the Sanders sisters! 

Get details here. 

Boo on the Boardwalk

Dates: October 2, 2020 – October 31, 2020

Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday

Location: Kemah Boardwalk

Address: 215 Kipp Avenue

Admission: Varies

Kid-friendly: Yes

Kemah Boardwalk is getting into the spooky spirit. Live music, trick-or-treating, monster stilt walkers, and a “Little Boo” haunted house are just a few of the festivities to expect on the boardwalk. The family-friendly event will be happening every weekend through Halloween. 

Get details here.

Howl-o-Ween at Katy Dog Park

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Dates: October 24, 2020

Location: Katy Dog Park

Address: 5414 Franz Road

Time: 10 AM-12 PM

Admission: Free

Kid-friendly: Yes

You had us at “dogs in costumes!” Get your pup dressed up for a charitable event at Katy Dog Park to benefit the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.

Get details here.

Tandem Trick or Treat at Riva Row Boat House 

Date: October 30, 2020

Location: Katy Dog Park

Address: 5414 Franz Road

Time: 5 PM – 6 PM

Admission: $35 for members; $45 for non members

Kid-friendly: Recommended for ages 10 and under. Children under 10 must have an adult over 16 with them in the kayak.

Add a little friendly competition to your candy eating. Enjoy a tandem kayaking on Lake Woodlands to hunt for Halloween candy. Pro tip: kids in costumes will get an extra treat! 

Register here. 

Galveston Ghost Tour

Dates: Dates and times vary

Location: Haunted Mayfield Manor 

Address: 2313 Harborside Drive, Galveston

Phone: 409-762-6677

Admission: $10 per person

Mayfield Manor was built in 1867, but the manor was once home to a morgue after the 1900 storm. With a rich and spooky history, prepare to get a scare on one of the manor’s haunted ghost tours. 

Get details here. 

Old Town Spring Ghost Tour

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Dates: Dates and times vary

Location: 311 Main St, Spring

Phone: (281) 770-1324

Admission: $18-$20 

Kid-friendly: Recommended for ages 13 and up

Just north of Houston lies a quiet little town that happens to be the sixth most haunted Old West town in the United States. Get a taste of history and horror on a ghost watching tour as you look for signs of paranormal activity. Haunted dolls, disembodied voices, and the curse of the Orcoquisac Tribe are just a few of the scary stories you’ll learn about. You might even capture an apparition on camera! 

Get details here. 

Haunted Drive

Dates: Every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 1 

Time: 7:30 PM-11:30 PM

Address: 24334 FM 2090 Rd, Splendora

Phone: 832-591-8484

Admission: $20 per vehicle; $30 for attendees in truck beds

Take part in Houston’s only drive-thru haunted house. Take a creepy cruise down a dark road as ghouls and horrors popup at every turn. 

Get details here.

Virtual Haunted Halloween Pops at Jones Hall

Dates: October 30, 2020 – November 1,2020

Location: VIRTUAL

Admission: $20

Kid-friendly: Yes

Not into haunted thrills? Get a fix of culture and tune into the Houston Symphony’s performance of Haunted Halloween Pops you can stream at your at-home party with your quarantine bubble. 

Register here. 

Virtual Harry Potter Trivia 

Date: October 28, 2020 

Time: 7:30 PM-9:30 PM

Location: VIRTUAL

Admission: $10-$30

Kid-friendly: Yes

Calling all aspiring witches and wizards! Bring your Hogwarts knowledge to a special Halloween edition of the virtual Harry Potter trivia event. 

Register here.

94.5 The Buzz Virtual Halloween Bash 

Date: October 30, 2020 

Location: VIRTUAL

*More Details to Come

Celebrating Halloween at home? You might be able to earn some cash! The 94.5 THE BUZZ is moving its Halloween Bash online. The virtual event will include musical performances, Dos Equis swag giveaways, and a costume contest with a $1,000 cash prize. 

Get details here. 

Did we miss an event on your list? Let us know in the comments!