The city of Austin is always alive with community events, and when the Halloween in Austin season hits, we’re more alive than ever. It’s a beautiful time of year here with the change of the leaves, and you can feel that autumn vibe in the air every time you step outside. When you choose to spend Halloween in Austin, there are some events you won’t want to miss. Here are the ones we’re most excited for this year:
Ready to get active this Halloween season? Come out and join us on the first-ever Spooky Sprint. This fun-filled race is a great event for the whole family to attend. There’ll be shirts and medals for every participant, awards, free photos, face painting for the little ones, a kids’ dash for those too small for the bigger races, and a costume contest where you can wow everyone with your awesome getup. There’s an entry fee of $34 for either the 5K or the 10K, but it’s only $29 if you sign up before August 25th!
When: Sat, Oct 19th @ 8:00am – 10:00am
Where: 3300 Brushy Creek Rd
Steiner Ranch Trunk or Treat
You can participate in this community event in two totally different ways. You can either bring your children to trick-or-treat at all the different decorated cars all gathered in the Towne Square parking lot, or you can decorate your own vehicle’s trunk or tailgate and participate yourself! If you want to participate in that way, make sure to sign up ahead of time on the website, and be prepared to decorate your car with creative flair and Halloween spirit, and to provide candy for the little trick-or-treaters running around and having fun.
When: Sun, Oct 27th @ 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Where: Towne Square, 12550 County Trails Ln
A Live One (Phish Tribute) – Halloween Late Show
Live music is a great way to close out a spooky Halloween in Austin evening. Come and see Austin’s favorite tribute band perform at one of Austin’s premier event venues, The Parish. This show is 18+ with a $5 minor surcharge. Check out their website now to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets!
When: Thu, Oct 31st @ 10:30pm
Where: Parish, 214 E 6th St
Spend Halloween in Austin This Year
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Changing foliage and cooler evenings means fall is here and with that comes Halloween Austin festivities. If you are visiting Austin during the month of October, you may want to check out some of these activities for a spooktacular vacation.
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
There are many pumpkin patches around Austin. For more than 30 years the pumpkin patch at Tarrytown United Methodist Church has been celebrating fall with family and friends. The pumpkin patch is open the month of October Monday – Friday from 2 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., and Sunday from 12:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Halloween Austin on 6th Street
On Halloween night, Austin’s 6th Street entertainment district turns into a giant adult party. Many of the bars and clubs along the street host costume parties, contests, and DJs, and the streets are packed full of Wonder Woman costumes, pirates, and mermaids.
Austin Zoo Boo at the Zoo
If you are looking for a family-friendly Halloween Austin, Boo at the Zoo is held at the Austin Zoo every Friday and Saturday in October from 6:30 – 9 p.m. Costumes are encouraged; however, adult masks are not allowed. The zoo will be lit up and decorated for the night and rides include a haunted train and a haunted house. Tickets cost $17.50 per person.
House of Torment
The House of Torment is Austin’s scariest haunted house. Guests are walked through long, skinny hallways into rooms full of props, lighting, and actors in costumes walking around scaring people. The lines to get in can be long around Halloween, and the haunted house is not advised for children under 12.
Viva la Vida Festival
Viva la Vida is Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de Los Muertos festival. The festival is put on by the Mexic-Arte Museum and is free to the public. Viva la Vida will include a parade, a pavilion with arts & crafts, a low-rider exhibition, booths selling artwork and traditional food, live music, and entertainment. This years’ festival will be held on Saturday, October 27 from noon to 6 p.m. on the 100-200 block of E. 4th Street in downtown.
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