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If it is costume contests, treasure hunts, good food and candy that you are after, look no further. We came up with a list of Halloween parades, parties, haunted houses, and more around the area for families to enjoy and Halloween enthusiasts to dress up and mingle on the dance floor.


Austin Zoo

10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin TX

Every Friday and Saturday in October from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Admission $17.50 (tickets are limited)


You can visit the zoo in costume, ride the Haunted Train, and explore the Haunted House.


Bullock Museum

1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX

October 27th, 5:00pm – 8:00pm, FREE


Calling all gamers, dress up as your favorite video game character and enjoy games and demonstrations inspired by the exhibit Pong to Pok√©mon: The Evolution of Electronic Gaming. Then explore the museum’s exhibits after hours.


Viva La Vida Festival and Parade

The parade will start on 5th Street between I35 Northbound Frontage Road and Waller

October 28th, parade staging 9:00am, parade launch 12:00pm, FREE


This year’s parade will celebrate Frida Kahlo for the 110th anniversary of her birth. The event  includes costumes, props, live music, dancers, and floats. There will also be food trucks, dancing, and vendors afterwards.



1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 9:00pm – 2:00am, Admission $20


Dance party with Highball’s top VJ talent, live pranks, and candy.


House of Torment

2632 Ridgepoint Dr, Austin, TX 78754

Open every day in October from 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Tickets range from $19.99 – $32.99


Recently voted the #1 haunted house in America, this haunted house is sure to provide scares as you make your way through its many rooms. This year’s event has three themes including The Possession, The Deranged, and the Frenzy Dark carnival.


Steam Train – Halloween Themed Ride

401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste C-100, Cedar Park TX 78613


October 21st and 28th, Murder Mystery – Zombie Train, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Admission $85, (21+)

  • On this live Murder Mystery, you will be welcomed to the world of cable TV’s HOTTEST cult hit, “The Walking Weird”. Do you have what it takes to figure out who’s out for blood?
  • Ticket includes beer, wine, boxed dinner, live show and 3-hour train ride.


October 29th, Pumpkin Express, 10:00am – 1:00pm and 2:30pm – 5:30pm, Admission $38.00 – $48.00

  • The Pumpkin Express takes you to Bertram where you will step off the train and find your perfect pumpkin. You may also enjoy a chat with Farmer Brown, take a tour of the historic 1912 train depot, and drink hot apple cider. So, pack a lunch and jump on board! All ages welcome.


Hurricane Harvey Halloween Benefit

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin Hotel

12525 Bee Cave Parkway, Bee Cave, TX 78738

Saturday, October 28th, 8:00pm – 11:00pm, Admission $50 with $10 raffle tickets


Costume contests, raffles, food, drinks, and dancing.



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