Add to your trick-or-treating stash at kid-friendly 2022 Halloween events in Houston

Fill up on trick-or-treating at the 10th annual event in CityCentre | Courtesy of CityCentre

Show off your costumes at more than 35 sweet—and a few scary—family-friendly Halloween events around Houston in 2022.

Get the kiddos in their best Halloween looks and take them out to trick-or-treat or enjoy concerts and fall festivals in celebration of the spookiest holiday of the year.

Whether you’re on the hunt for tricks or treats, these Halloween events in Houston are fun for the whole family.

If you’re looking for a 21 and up experience, then check out our guide to 2022 Halloween parties, concerts and events for adults happening in Houston.

2022 Kids & Family Halloween Events in Houston

Ongoing Halloween Events in Houston

Zoo Boo transforms the Houston Zoo all month long | Courtesy of Houston Zoo
  • Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo | Daily until Halloween, Monday, October 31 – Bring the little ghouls and goblins to the Houston Zoo for some age-appropriate Halloween fun. Visit the Giant Pumpkin, ride a spooktacular Scary-Go-Round, find more than 10 different photo ops throughout the Zoo, walk the Lantern Tunnel between the lion and tiger exhibits, and more. Costumes are strongly encouraged. Included with general admission; ticket prices vary based on day of the week. 9am to 5pm daily.
  • Annual Haunted House at National Museum of Funeral History | Daily until Halloween, Monday, October 31 – The family-friendly haunted house returns to the North Houston museum for all things funerary. Recommended for ages 7 and older. $5; $3 for ages 7 to 11 (when purchased with museum ticket). Times vary.
  • Scary Saturdays at Kemah Boardwalk | Saturdays in October | No Cover – Spend your spooky Saturdays enjoying Halloween-themed activities like a kids’ costume contest, a Freaky Food eating contest, live performances, and more at Kemah Boardwalk. 2pm to 10pm.
  • Halloween Monster Mayhem at Children’s Museum Houston | Tuesday, October 11 to Saturday, October 29 – Each week in October, the Children’s Museum gets in the Halloween spirit with week-long programming that will have kiddos trick-or-treating daily, crafting creepy concoctions, get up close with ghosts and goblins, and more. $15 for ages 1 and up. Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 6pm; open to 8pm on Thursdays.

2022 Pre-Halloween Events in Houston

The annual Kids Day celebration returns to Second Ward | Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership
  • Thorn & Moon presents Carnivale Spooktacular at Market Square Park | Friday, October 14 | No Cover – Known for their monthly Magickal Market in Northside, Thorn and Moon host a special and spooky pop-up in Downtown, offering tons of witchy wares and local goods to shop while you enjoy performances, circus acts, trick-or-treating, and much more. Prizes will also be awarded for Scariest, Funniest and Most Creative Costume. 5pm 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.
  • Hotel Transylvania Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, October 14 | FREE – Get into the spooky spirit of the season with a free family screening of the 2012 animated film, Hotel Transylvania, in Levy Park. 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.
  • ArBOOretum at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | Saturday, October 15 – Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Houston Arboretum’s fall festival, ArBOOretum. Guests of all ages can enjoy the great outdoors with plenty of fun activities, including the interactive Trick-or-Treat Nature Trail. $15. 10am to 4pm.
  • Halloweentown Movie Screening at First Colony Mall | Thursday, October 20 | FREE – In Sugar Land, take in a screening of the 1998 Disney film, Halloweentown, which finds 13-year old Marnie transported to a magical world of ghosts and ghouls. 7pm to 9pm.
  • Urban Green’s Halloween Screen at McGovern Centennial Gardens | Thursday, October 20 – Join Hermann Park’s young professional group, Urban Green for an outdoor screening of the classic 1984 movie, Ghostbusters. In addition to the entry ticket, you can also purchase a food package that includes bites from Raising Cane’s, Hughie’s Vietnamese Grille, brews from Saint Arnold, popcorn, and more. $12; free for ages 3 and under; $37 for admission and food package. 7:30pm to 10pm.
  • Spook-tacular at Children’s Museum Houston | Saturday, October 22 – Get into the spirit of the season with this Museum District festival showcasing magicians, chemistry tables to work out your mad scientist within, craft activities, and more. $15 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 3:30pm.
  • Halloween in the Hangar at Lone Star Flight Museum | Saturday, October 22 – Lone Star’s annual Halloween celebration sees the hangar transformed into a spooky space ready for a family-friendly good time. Enjoy trick-or-treating among the plans until 1pm, an all-day scavenger hunt, craft activities, photo ops, and more. General admission is $18; $15 for ages 12 to 17; free for ages 12 and under in costume ($12 otherwise). 10am to 5pm.
  • 2022 KBR Kids Day at Tony Marron Park in Second Ward | 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.
  • All Hallows Read Festival at Houston Public Library | Saturday, October 22 | FREE – In the outdoor Barbara Bush Literacy Plaza in Downtown, you can take to a spooky fun time with pumpkins, giveaways for smaller kiddos, games, crafts and more. Costumes are encouraged. 2pm to 4pm.
  • Doomsday Wrestling Halloween Matinee Massacre at Numbers Nightclub | Sunday, October 23 – Houston’s own comedy wrestling troupe brings the haunted headlocks to Numbers in Montrose for an all-ages bodyslamming event for Halloween. $18 and up. 6pm to 8pm.

2022 Halloween Weekend Events around Houston

Scream on the Green brings costumes, treats and movies to Discovery Green | Courtesy of Discovery Green
  • Yappy Hour: Halloween Costume Paw-ty at Bagby Park | Friday, October 28 | FREE – This special Halloween-edition of the pup-friendly Bagby Park series sees plenty of four-legged friends in costumes while you can also shop pet treats and games from local vendors on site. 4:30pm to 6:30pm.
  • Beetlejuice Move Screening at 1838 Menard House in Galveston | Friday, October 28 – Catch a screening of the classic 1988 film, Beetlejuice, at the site of Galveston’s oldest house. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs, and food, craft beer, wine and water will be available for purchase. $10. 6:30pm to 9pm.
  • Hocus Pocus Movie Screening at Levy Park | Friday, October 28 | FREE – The Greenway Plaza-area park hosts a family movie night, featuring the classic spooky film, Hocus Pocus. 7pm.
  • Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | Friday, October 28 | FREE – The Downtown parkspace returns with its annual Scream on the Green event, featuring a costume contest, DJ tunes, roaming characters and a screening of the animate film, Monster House. 6pm to 10pm.
  • 4th Annual Haunted Warehouse in Texas City | Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29 – The Galveston County Food Bank’s annual fundraiser returns for a fourth year, transforming their warehouse into a unique, family-friendly haunted house to help end hunger in Galveston County. Come by early from 1pm to 5pm to enjoy a free Halloween carnival with vendors, games, and trick-or-treating. Tickets are $10; free for ages 2 and under. 6pm to 10pm.
  • IPRC Haunted House at Imperial Park Recreation Center in Sugar Land | Friday, October 28 to Sunday, October 30 – Sugar Land’s Imperial Park rec center opens its doors to little goblins for a family-friendly haunted house. A smaller walk-through area for younger kids ages 4 to 7 offers a less spooky trip, but be ready for jump and scare elements throughout the entire haunted house area. $4. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Monster Mash Kids K/5K/10K at Karbach Brewing Company | Saturday, October 29 – This Halloween-themed run event sends pavement pounders in-costume through the neighborhood around Karbach in Spring Branch. Things get rolling with the 5K and 10K events, with a Kids K to take place at 9:30am, and post-race celebration throughout the morning. Registration is $50 for the 10K; $40 for the 5K; and $20 for the Kids K. 7:30am.
  • Halloween Classic Car Show at National Museum of Funeral History | Saturday, October 29 – The annual Halloween-themed car show returns to the North Houston museum of all thing funerary. Bring your treat bag trunk-to-trunk and check out the spooky decor on a slate of classic and modern vehicles. $10 per person; $15 per couple or family. 10am to 3pm.
  • Malloween at First Colony Mall | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – Stop by the Sugar Land shopping destination for an afternoon of costumed trick-or-treating, plus don’t head home until you’ve stopped by the mobile pet adoption event outside. 11am to 1pm.
  • Houston Family FunFest at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – Enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family at this Katy celebration that features a kids costume contest, plus music, games, giveaways and more. 11am to 4pm.
  • Miss Ivy’s Spooktacular Halloween Party at Fort Bend Museum | Saturday, October 29 – This all-ages celebration offers spooky games, sweet treats, crafts, costumes and more at the Fort Bend Museum. $10; $5 for children (no age specified). Noon to 4pm.
  • Saturday Spooktacular at Feges BBQ | Saturday, October 29 | No Cover – The Spring Branch outpost of Feges hosts a Saturday afternoon of family fun, with special Halloween frozen beverages, cookies, and a kids area with bounce house, pumpkin decorating, and Hocus Pocus screenings. 3pm to 6pm.
  • Halloween Town at Constellation Field | Saturday, October 29 – The ballpark in Sugar Land hosts another year of Halloween Town, featuring candy, vendors, a costume contest, rides, and much more. $11 in advance; $15 day of the event. Ages 4 to 12 are $8 in advance; free for ages 3 and under. 3pm to 9pm.
  • Hike, Bike & Fright Fest at M-K-T | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – M-K-T in the Heights celebrates Halloween with a free, family-friendly festival that takes over the entire center. The third annual event will include a Trick-or-Treat Trail, an outdoor Shop Local Market featuring more than 40 local vendors, live music and dance performances, special deals at M-K-T shops and restaurants, a pumpkin patch photo op, an outdoor screening of the 1996 teen horror fantasy movie The Craft (R) on the lawn, and more. 4pm to 9pm.
  • ROCO presents A Musical Trick or Treat at the Heritage Society | Saturday, October 29 – This family-friendly evening begins with a welcome reception and then allows guests to trick-or-treat the historic homes in Downtown’s Sam Houston Park where ROCO musicians will also offer musical selections. Part–history tour, part–chamber concert, all fun. $45; $20 for ages 17 and under. 5pm.
  • Boo Dash 5K & Kids K Fun Run at Clear Lake Recreation & Community Center | Saturday, October 29 – The fourth annual casual run event in Clear Lake brings together families and kiddos for a Halloween costume contest in addition to the 5K and Kids Run. Registration starts at $45 for the 5K; $20 for the Kids K. 5pm.
  • Trick or Treat on Our Street at Pearland Town Center | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – The Pearland outdoor shopping center invites families to go trick-or-treating, then gather at the pavilion for a costumed concert from the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, and a costume contest to follow. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Jack-O-Lantern Jubilee at Market Square Park | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – The Downtown parkspace hosts the annual all-hallows-eve extravaganza, featuring adult and kid-friendly trick-or-treating, ghost tours, pumpkin carving, live bands, and more. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Frankenweenie Movie Screening at Memorial Park | Saturday, October 29 | FREE – Head to the Picnic Loop for an outdoor screening of the 2012 animated Tim Burton film, Frankenweenie, which follows the tale of young Victor, who turns his heartbreak over losing his beloved dog Sparky into a science experiment that offers a new leash on life. 7pm to 9pm.
  • 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.
  • Trick-or-Treat at 1838 Menard House in Galveston | Monday, October 31 | FREE – The oldest residence in Galveston opens its gates for trick-or-treaters to swing by for pre-packaged treats on the porch. 5pm to 6:30pm.
  • Boo Bash at Humble Civic Center | Monday, October 31 | FREE – This third annual event features live performances by local dance and drill teams, face painting, inflatables, a costume contest and plenty of candy. 5pm to 9pm.
  • Trick or Treat Trail at Independence Park | Monday, October 31 | FREE – Families can take to this 18th annual event in Pearland, where local businesses and organizations will line the “trail” to pass out candy and other goodies. 5:30pm to 8pm.
  • Acres Homes Annual Trunk R Treat at Acres Homes Multi-Service Center | Monday, October 31 | FREE – Bring the kiddos in costume to see spooky decorated trunks for the Acres Homes drive-thru event. 6pm to 8pm.
The annual Haunted Warehouse comes back to Texas City with a kid-friendly haunted house | Courtesy of Galveston County Food Bank

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins keeps an eye out for all sorts of happenings in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and much more while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston.