Plan Your 5-Day Halloween Weekend: October 27 to 31, 2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022

  • Fall Festival at Urban Harvest Saturday Farmers Market | No Cover – Held at the weekly Saturday farmers market, this super-sized Fall Festival adds seasonal activities to more than 100 local vendors, including live music, face painting, fall photo ops, crafts, demos and more. 8am to noon.
  • Halloween Classic Car Show at National Museum of Funeral History – 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.
  • Wonderland Market at Cinco Ranch High School | No Cover – Shop one-of-a-kind seasonal items when Wonderland Market returns to the 9th Grade Center at Cinco Ranch High School. Food trucks will also be on-site for you to refuel before you get back to browsing booth to booth. 10am to 5pm.
  • TEDxHouston presents Countdown at Post Houston – This TEDx event in Downtown features talks on sustainability and solutions to the climate crisis that threatens our coastal communities. Plus, take in a live jury of an urban design competition and a number of cultural exhibitions. $80. 10:30am to 2:30pm.
  • Witchy Brunch at Brennan’s of Houston – The fine dining Creole institution is getting spooky for a pre-Halloween Witchy Brunch. Guests are invited to wear something witchy and enjoy a three-course menu with favorites including Turtle Soup, Gumbo, Eggs Brennan’s, and more. $45, plus tax and gratuity. 11am to 2pm.
  • Houston Family FunFest at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch | 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.
  • 9th Annual Magnolia Park Día de los Muertos Festival & Parade in Hidalgo Park | FREE – The First Barrio community of Magnolia Park, one of the oldest Latino neighborhoods in the city of Houston, hosts its 9th celebration for Día de Muertos, featuring a community parade to the Hidalgo Park altar, followed by a festival of food, kids activities, live music, cultural performances and artwork. 11am to 5pm.
  • Día de los Muertos Celebration at the Esplanade at Navigation | FREE – The Navigation Blvd. Esplanade in Second Ward is the site for a cultural celebration of eternal love that features a day of traditional music and dance performances, a local arts and vendors market, ofrendas, foods, margaritas and more. 11am to 7pm.
  • MusicFest 2022 at Willow Waterhole Greenway | FREE – In Southwest Houston, the 10th annual MusicFest offers a full day of live music from the worlds of R&B, blues, jazz, rock and Latin salsa; Halloween activities like trunk-or-treating, Halloween photo ops, and a costume parade; plus circus act performers, food and drink. 11am to 7pm.
  • Sugar Land Dia De Los Muertos Celebration at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Embrace life as a family at this Sugar Land celebration that features delicious foods, cultural art exhibitions, children’s activities and performances by traditional Mariachi and ballet folklórico groups, Aztec dancers and more. Noon to 4pm.
  • El Mercado at City Place | FREE – Browse and shop at a market in Spring featuring curated Mexican folk-art vendors and artisans offering an assortment of upscale accessories, art, jewelry, clothing, handcrafted ornaments and more, along with live entertainment and kid activities. Noon to 6pm.
  • Haunted Halloween Horror Market Pop-Up at Wildcatter Saloon – The Katy restaurant and grill hosts an all-day pop-up that features horror celebrity meet-and-greets, Halloween costume contests, local vendors, live music and more. $15. Noon to 7pm.
  • The Monster S.M.A.S.H. Beer Fest at SpindleTap Brewery – The North Houston brewery hosts a Halloween weekend competition where more than 20 local breweries will compete for your votes with concoctions that only utilize one type of malt and one strain of hops. Stick around all afternoon and enjoy food trucks and entertainment by DJ Muskratch. $25 and up. 1pm to 5pm.
  • Jollof Festival Houston at Amahle Bar & Lounge – The Midtown hot spot honors the traditional West African dish with a sampling competition where you can taste jollof from participating countries like Nigeria and Ghana, then cast your vote for your favorite. Advance tickets start at $20 for admission; $35 for tasting and voting. 2pm to 7pm.
  • Saturday Spooktacular at Feges BBQ | FREE – 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.
  • I Love the Nickel Block Party in Fifth Ward | FREE – In honor of the Fifth Ward legend Elnora White and Louis White Grocery, head to the Fifth Ward community for a block party to celebrate its history as the oldest community in Houston. Expect food trucks, live performances, DJs, Halloween costumes, kids’ activities and more. 3pm to 7pm.
  • Halloween Town at Constellation Field – 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 | 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 – 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.
  • Calacas & Cocktails at City Place | FREE – Presented by the charming Mexican town of San Migeul de Allende, this evening party is highlighted by live music and entertainment, a margarita cash bar, and a second candlelight procession led by mojigangas to the ofrenda on site. Free; VIP tickets are $30. 6pm to 9pm.
  • Elissa’s Seaport Social at Galveston Historic Seaport – Celebrate the 145th birthday of the 1877 Elissa in Galveston at a nautical-themed costume party with live music, food from Robinette and Company, and a custom-themed birthday cake from Jazz Bird Bakery. $75. 6pm to 9pm.
  • 14th Annual Montrose Halloween Crawl at Poison Girl | No Cover – Kicking off at Poison Girl and La Grange, costumed crawlers can head through the Westheimer Curve’s biggest bars, including Pistolero, Boondocks, Catbirds and Present Company, in the 14th annual edition of the festive pub crawl. 7pm to 2am.
  • Halloween Reading & Open Mic at Antidote Coffee | FREE – Hosted by Writespace at the Heights coffee shop, this event features local authors sharing their stories and a mini book fair, plus you have an opportunity to take the mic and read your own work. Costumes encouraged. 7pm to 9:30pm.
  • Chromeo DJ Set & Halloween Party at Axelrad | FREE – The Halloween edition of the monthly Neon Garden series offers a fun night of video games, visual art installations, live music, and a special costume party. Plus, electrofunk duo Chromeo will spin a DJ set outdoors in the sprawling garden at Axelrad. 7pm to 2am.
  • This Land is Your Land at Miller Outdoor Theatre | FREE – Houston Chamber Choir takes the Hermann Park stage for a night of music that shaped United States history, from pre-revolutionary calls for independence to spirituals, depression-era laments, songs of protest and more. 7:30pm.
  • Houston Grand Opera presents La Traviata at Wortham Center This enduring Verdi opera is the story of the courtesan Violetta and the aristocrat who loves her. Their passion ignites a series of events that spiral out of their control. $20 and up. 7:30pm.
  • First Ladies of Disco Retro Music Box Tour at Hobby Center – This toe-tapping 90-minute tribute to some of the biggest chart-toppers over the past several decades features the original platinum- and gold-selling hitmakers performing live, including Martha Walsh of the Weather Girls and C&C Music Factory, Norma Jean Wright of American Disco, Funk and Chic, and soul legend Linda Clifford. $60. 8pm.
  • Spirits & Skeletons 21+ Halloween Party at Houston Museum of Natural Science – HMNS will open up the entire museum, allowing for ghouls and goblins to enjoy a big Halloween bash with live music, DJs, food trucks, and drinks. $60. 8pm to 1am.

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A longtime Houstonian, Justin Jerkins always keeps an eye out for what's ahead on Houston's horizon while serving as Editor-in-Chief of 365 Things to Do in Houston. When he's not passing along the latest events, destinations and hidden treasures in H-Town, he loves diving into the city's food scene, shopping local and learning about Houston's rich history.