Top 15 Things to Do for Kids in Houston This Week: October 30 to November 5, 2023

Adults and children sitting around a table making craft art
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft hosts a free afternoon of community crafts on Saturday | Courtesy of HCCC

Find the best ways to make family fun at the top kid-friendly things to do in Houston from Monday, October 30 to Sunday, November 5, 2023.

This week, have a spooky fun time, celebrate Día de los Muertos, catch Chase on the case, dance and sing along with Disney characters, and more.

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Top 15 Family Things To Do in Houston This Week

  • 11th Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat at CityCentre | Monday, October 30 | FREE – Dress in costume and prowl CityCentre for free candy, then head to the Plaza for spooky DJ tunes, a witchy Halloween performance, and other fun activities. 5pm to 8pm.
  • Spooktacular Trunk or Treat at Gallery Furniture Grand Parkway | Monday, October 30 | FREE – The public is invited to decorate their vehicles for Halloween and bring the kiddos in costume to trick or treat at the Grand Parkway location of Gallery Furniture. 6pm.
  • Halloween Night at Henderson Heights | Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 | FREE – Bring the kiddos in costume to Henderson Heights for a special Halloween menu, a pumpkin-shaped moon bounce, arts and crafts, and drinks for the adults. 4pm to midnight.
  • Boo Bash at Katy Mills Mall | Halloween, Tuesday, October 31 | FREE – Bring your ghouls, goblins, and little monsters to the AMC Plaza as Katy Mills Mall hosts a Boo Bash with trick or treating in a family-friendly environment. 5pm.
  • Día de los Muertos WonderWeek at Children’s Museum Houston | Tuesday, October 31 to Sunday November 5 – The Children’s Museum celebrates Day of the Dead with a week of activities through Sunday. Enjoy crafting sugar skull masks and papel picado banners, add to your ofrenda with a shadowbox activity that honors loved ones, and make a movable puppet that celebrates the Monarch butterfly. $17 for ages 1 and up. 10am to 6pm daily.
  • PAW Patrol Live! Heroes Unite at Hobby Center | Thursday, November 2 to Sunday, November 5 – Featuring stunning visual effects, captivating storytelling, and a vibrant musical score, PAW Patrol Live! Heroes Unite is jam-packed with action and fun for the whole family. Mayor Humdinger has dognapped Robo Dog and cloned him, causing chaos all over the world, and the pups needs to save the day. $30 and up. Times vary.
  • Night Market 2023 at Asia Society Texas | Friday, November 3 | FREE – The popular annual event returns to the Museum District, offering a host of family-friendly activities including a curated marketplace, games and cultural installations, an Otaku Alley highlighting all things manga, anime and cosplay, sumo wrestling demonstrations, a Japanese-style carnival, and more. Free to attend, some activities require a ticket. 6pm to 10pm.
  • Houston Puptopia Festival at Brazos River Park | Saturday, November 4 – Furry friends and their owners can come out to Sugar Land and enjoy the special, doggie-centric festival just for them. The entire family will experience larger-than-life photo opportunities, live stunt dog performances, a dog day spa, Pawground activities, vendors, a K9 Lounge, and more. There will also be a Pupformance Zone, a Spaw for a pampering session, and other spots for dogs to live their best life. $35 in advance; each ticket good for 1 person and up to 2 leashed dogs. 10am to 5pm.
  • Hands-On Houston Family Festival at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft | Saturday, November 4 | FREE – The annual Hands-On Houston Family Festival celebrates wood crafts and the fall exhibition, Tree of Life, with hands-on art-making, artist demonstrations, free trees, and more. Head to the Museum District to explore your creativity and learn about some amazing works. 11am to 3pm.
  • Depot Day Fall Fest at Tomball Depot Plaza | Saturday, November 4 | FREE – Head to Tomball for this festival that’s all about trains, featuring model railroads mixed with classic fall fair fun, old-fashioned country music, carnival games, a pumpkin patch, a kids’ zone and more. 11am to 6pm.
  • 10th Annual Houston Afrifest at Houston Christian University | Saturday, November 4 – Drawing thousands from across the city, this annual fest celebrates the rich tapestry of African cultures with a market featuring local and international vendors, and showcasing the arts, music, fashion, and foods from across the region—all amidst the warmth and hospitality of the African community. Tickets are $5 online in advance; $10 at the gate; free for ages 12 and under, ages 60+, students, and veterans with ID. 11am to 7pm.
  • 3rd Annual Houston Día de los Muertos Parade & Festival at Sam Houston Park in Downtown | Saturday, November 4 | FREE – The Día de los Muertos festival returns to Downtown, offering an evening of live music, a parade procession from 7pm to 8pm, delicious concessions, arts and crafts, and more. Free to participate in the parade, but traditional attire—full of pageantry and beauty—is recommended. 2pm to 10pm.
  • Disney Junior Live: Costume Palooza at Smart Financial Centre | Saturday, November 4 – Sugar Land plays host to the return of the Disney Junior tour, bringing beloved characters and favorite Marvel superheroes on stage for a concert-style show packed with singing, dancing, acrobatics and more. $49 and up. 4pm.
  • Houston Texans vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NRG Stadium | Sunday, November 5 – Cheer on the Houston Texans as they battle the Bucs on their home turf at NRG Stadium. Keep an eye out for Toro and all of his entertainment during the game. $60 and up. Noon.
  • Dream with Alebrijes Fall Festival at Museum of Fine Arts Houston | Sunday, November 5 | FREE – Celebrating the Mexican folk art tradition of alebrijes and spirit guides, this outdoor fest in the Cullen Sculpture Garden unveils large-scale artworks by six artists, plus a lineup of tasty food vendors, lotería, film screenings and more. 1pm to 5pm.

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Shea Kummer
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.