Top 15 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Month: October 2022

The annual Kids Day festival returns to Second Ward in October | Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Cozy up for fall fun with the best kid-friendly things to do in and around Houston in October 2022.

This month, celebrate all things Greek, view amazing designer pumpkin displays, have spooky fun at an airport hangar, see giant trucks soar through the air, and more.

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Top 15 Things To Do for Kids & Families in Houston This Month: October 2022

  • Disney’s Winnie the Pooh Puppet Musical at Hobby Center | Tuesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 9 The Hobby Center welcomes Disney’s Winnie the Pooh, a newly-crafted musical stage adaptation featuring stunning life-sized puppetry of the title character along with Tigger, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo, Rabbit, and Owl. The show features the Sherman Brothers’ classic Grammy Award–winning music with further songs by A.A. Milne. $38.50 and up. Times vary.
  • The Original Greek Festival at Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral | Friday, October 7 to Sunday, October 9 Founded in 1966, the Original Greek Festival returns to its home in Montrose, featuring authentic Greek cuisine, wines, dance performances, family fun, games, entertainment, shopping, and more. $5; free for ages 12 and under. Friday 5pm to 10pm; Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm.
  • Houston Symphony presents Hocus Pocus Pops at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion | Friday, October 14 | FREE – Bring your friends and family to hear the Houston Symphony’s renditions of some Halloween classics at the Hocus Pocus Pops in the Woodlands. Free for lawn and mezzanine seating; $25 for orchestra seating. 7:30pm.
  • Halloween Spooktacular at the Bryan Museum in Galveston | Saturday, October 15 | FREE – Dare to entertain your little ones at this free event in Galveston that features a ghostly scavenger hunt on the grounds of the Museum, fall-themed crafts, a photo area, free books, and scary stories in the Museum’s pirate cave. Costumes encouraged. 10am to noon.
  • Pumpkin Round Up at George Ranch Historical Park | Saturdays from October 15 to October 29 – Visit a pumpkin wonder at the Fort Bend historical ranch, where designer Lucas Chavez has built stunning displays throughout the yard and gardens. The gorgeous pumpkins will take your fall pictures to the next level. This event is ongoing through Saturday, November 26. $15; $10 for ages 4 to 12. 9am to 5pm.
  • Halloween in the Hangar at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday, October 22 – Lone Star Flight Museum’s annual Halloween celebration returns as the hangar is transformed into a spooky space ready for a family-friendly, ghostly good time. There will be trick-or-treating among the planes from open to 1pm, an all-day scavenger hunt, spooky crafts, photo ops around the museum, and more, plus kids 12 and under in costume will get in free all day. $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17; $12 for ages 4 to 11. 10am to 5pm.
  • 15th Annual KBR Kids Day at Tony Marron Park | Saturday, October 22 | FREE – Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s annual family festival returns to the Second Ward park, filled with local entertainment, hands-on activities, live performers, face painters and much more. Costumes are encouraged. 11am to 3pm.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday, October 22 – Stare in awe as huge trucks soar through the air, diving over ramps and flipping around the arena. These 12,000-pound monster trucks, including the legendary Grave Digger, test the limits in Freestyle, Skills Challenge and Racing competitions. $20 and up. 7pm.
  • Performing Arts Houston presents Mutts Gone Nuts! at Wortham Center | Sunday, October 23 – This hilarious, all-ages and crowd-pleasing dog show comes to Wortham Center for 2 afternoon performances. Acclaimed as “a must see” by the Washington Post, the show presents the world’s most talented four-legged performers—including the highest jumping dog in the universe, two Guinness World Record Champions, a hilarious six-pound Pomeranian Pikachu mix, and a host of rescued pups—who dance, prance, flip, and skip their way into audience’s hearts. $25.55 to $65. 1pm and 4:30pm.
  • Disney Princess: The Concert at Smart Financial Centre | Sunday, October 23 – Sing out loud for the forest animals to hear at the can’t-miss slate of talented singers hitting all the Disney faves. The larger-than-life show and theatrical effects bring the music to life for the audience in pure Disney magic, while acclaimed stars (even some original voices) sing the music of Disney Princesses. Note that costumed Disney characters do not appear at this event; performers appear as themselves. $39.50 and up. 3pm.
  • Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | Friday, October 28 | FREE – The annual Halloween celebration returns to the Downtown park space, offering tunes from DJ Mohawk Steve, a screening of Monster House, and a costume contest. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Día de Muertos Festival at MECA Houston | Saturday, October 29 & Sunday, October 30 | FREE – MECA’s annual two-day Día de los Muertos community festival in Sixth Ward returns, packed with delicious foods, live music and dance performances, arts and crafts activities, a local vendor market, artists, ofrendas and more. 11am to 7pm both days.
  • 10th Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat at CityCentre | Sunday, October 30 | FREE – Go on a spooky stroll through CityCentre in your costume for tricks and treats. Stores and restaurants throughout the district will have goodies for the the little trick-or-treaters and be marked with a festive balloon outside their door. Then, join DJ Dave in the plaza for haunting tunes, a witchy Halloween performance, and fun activities from Life Time Athletic. 2pm to 5pm.
  • Fall Festivals in Greater Houston | Ongoing – Circle these dates for 45+ of this season’s upcoming fall festivals featuring live music, food, cultural celebrations and more at places across Greater Houston. Prices, dates and times vary.
  • Pumpkin Patches in Greater Houston | Ongoing Take your pick of pumpkins, flowers, and Fall Festival family fun with our guide to farms and pumpkin patches around Houston for the 2022 season. Prices, dates and times vary.

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Shea Kummer is a mom to 3 active boys living in Katy. She has a business degree from Texas Christian University and a background in social media management. When she's not cheering on her boys, she can be found looking for the best ways to make lasting family memories.