Updated Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at 10:05pm
Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our Houston Halloween Weekend Guide for Thursday, October 28 through Halloween Day, Sunday, October 31, 2021.
This weekend, celebrate Halloween at one of the many family-friendly, spooktacular celebrations taking place around Houston; don your best costume and dance the night away while taking advantage of great drinks and adult Halloween fun; watch the Rockets take on Utah in the heart of Downtown at Toyota Center; scare yourself silly at one of the multiple outdoor horror movie screenings, and much more.
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Things to Do All Halloween Weekend
- Halloween 2021 Events in Houston | Daily – Slip on your costume and head out for a night on the town at one of the 35+ parties, concerts, and celebrations happening in Houston for Halloween 2021. Times, prices and locations vary.
- Kids & Family 2021 Halloween Events in Houston | Daily – Grab the kiddos and show off your costumes at nearly 30 sweet—and a few scary—family-friendly Halloween events taking place around Houston in 2021. Times, prices and locations vary.
- 2021 Día de los Muertos events in Houston | Daily – Honor those no longer with us at ofrendas, celebrations, performances and festivals for 2021 Día de Muertos with Day of the Dead events taking place all around Houston. Times, prices and locations vary.
- 2021 Guide to Houston-area Pumpkin Patches & Fall Festivals | Daily – All autumn long, you can find places offering up the colorful gourds along with Fall Festival fun and family-friendly farm attractions like rides, slides and animal encounters. Days and times vary.
- Candlelight Halloween: A Haunted Evening of Classical Compositions at Sanman Studios | Thursday to Saturday – The Listeso String Quartet sets up for three nights of compositions just before Halloween. Hear “Thriller,” John Carpenter’s “Halloween,” a tune from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, and other pieces alongside classical works by candlelight. $50. 6:30pm and 9pm each night.
- Houston Grand Opera presents Carmen at Wortham Center | Thursday & Saturday – One of the most enduring operas of all time, Bizet’s Carmen is the story of obsessive love and a jealousy that will ultimately destroy it. Tickets start at $20. Times vary.
- Freaky Deaky 2021 at Houston Raceway | Friday & Saturday – Get ready for two nights of costumed EDM fun at this festival taking place in Baytown, featuring headliners Excision and Deadmau5, plus dozens more DJs and pulse-pounding spooky fun. $99.95 for single-day admission; $179.95 for both days. VIP and camping packages are also available. 2pm to 11:30pm both nights.
- Comedian D.L. Hughley at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – A legendary comedian, actor, and host of his weekday radio show, D.L. Hughley stops by the Improv for five sets across three nights. $90 for two to $330 for six. Times vary.
- 2021 Halloween Street Party at Eagle Houston | Friday to Sunday | No Cover – The LGBTQ+ friendly bar takes over the surrounding block for a weekend celebration of Halloween, featuring drag shows, DJs, a costume contest, and more. 21+ only. Times vary.
- Halloween Weekend at Numbers Nightclub | Friday to Sunday – The popular Montrose haunt hosts a weekend full of feet-shuffling fun with a Halloween-themed Classic Numbers night on Friday; a Halloween bash on Saturday night with the traditional costume contest, cash prizes, and DJs; and more spooky surprises, costumes and prizes on Halloween Night. Cover charge at the door. Times vary.
- Houston Symphony presents Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique at Jones Hall | Friday to Sunday | Virtual Option – The story of an artist’s obsession with a beautiful woman, this epic symphony is a wild ride of emotion and music—and an evil witch’s sabbath. Catch it in-person or via livestream (Saturday only). $29; $20 for the Saturday livestream. Times vary.
- Knocking Film Screening at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | Saturday & Sunday – Experience a frightful tale of gaslighting when the MFAH hosts a screening of the 2021 Swedish film, Knocking, about Molly, who after being released from a psychiatric ward, hears knocking and screams coming from near her new apartment but can’t find anyone who will believe her. $9. Showtimes vary.
- Día de los Muertos Festival at MECA Houston | Saturday & Sunday | FREE – MECA’s annual two-day Día de los Muertos 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.
- Grand Opening: Halloween Weekend at Sekai Night & Day | Friday to Sunday – Get one of the first looks at Houston’s newest nightlife destination, featuring an immersive audio-visual experience, 26,000 sq ft of indoor/oudoor lounge, complete 1,000 s 10pm to 2am nightly.
- Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo | Daily – 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 new 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.
- 4th Wall Theatre presents A Doll’s House Part 2 at Studio 101 | Daily – This Tony-nominated play continues where the classic A Doll’s House left off and audiences will find its commentary on gender roles, love and responsibility are just as sharp and insightful as in Ibsen’s groundbreaking original story. $17. Times vary.
- Current Temporary Museum Exhibits & Art Installations on View Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
- Outdoor Markets & Pop-Up Shopping Events Around Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Browse, explore, and shop at one or all of Houston’s outdoor markets, many with live entertainment, food trucks, and other distractions.
- Houston Dynamo FC Tickets at PNC Stadium | Sponsored – Take to the pitch for a season of soccer. Search for cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats so you can see Houston Dynamo FC at home, with the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
- Houston Texans Tickets at NRG Stadium | Sponsored – Hit the gridiron with seats to cheer on the Texans. Search for cheaper, better, or hard-to-find seats so you can see Houston Texans at home, with the TicketNetowork online marketplace.
Thursday, October 28, 2021
- Mindful Mornings at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center – Engage in mindfulness at this outdoors event inspired by the “Forest Bathing” movements in South Korea and Japan, where visitors will participate in a guided meditation before being given time alone on the trails to soak in the benefits of nature. $15 for nonmembers; $10 for members. 9:30am to 10:30am.
- Halloween Happy House at Children’s Museum Houston | FREE – Bring the kiddos out for a spooky celebration when Radio One takes over Children’s Museum Houston for a free Family Night Halloween bash. 10am to 5pm.
- National First Responders Day at B.B. Lemon – Salute to first responders when B.B. Lemon welcomes all on-duty First Responders (including EMTs, paramedics [public ambulance services only], firefighters, and police officers) for a complimentary 3-course meal during lunch and dinner. Free for first responders; $25 for their guests. 11am.
- Day of the Dead Sugar Skulls Craft at Rosenberg Library in Galveston | FREE – Galveston’s Rosenberg Library hosts a special evening craft, decorating personalized Day of the Dead plaster skulls and discussing the tradition. Due to the intricate nature of the skulls, this activity is recommended for ages 18 and up. 5pm to 7pm.
- Lotería Night at Karbach Brewing Co. – Head to Karbach Brewing Co. for some Day of the Dead-themed Lotería fun (a.k.a. Mexican bingo) as well as a costume contest. $35. 6pm to 8:30pm.
- Fall Concert Series: Doppleganger at Market Street in The Woodlands | FREE – Head to Market Street in the Woodlands to catch Top 40 dance music and more when Doppleganger takes to the stage for an evening show as part of the Fall Concert Series. 6pm to 9pm.
- Museum Arcade: Iconoclast Poetry Walk at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston | FREE – Explore the museum on a self-guided tour during an evening of poetry featuring some of Houston’s most creative, insightful teenage writers and an activity with content you can enjoy using your own mobile device, headphones or earbuds. 6pm to 9pm.
- Día de los Muertos Black Dinner at CityPlace in Spring – Internationally acclaimed chef Eduardo Palazuelos partners with Houston’s own David Cordua for an alfresco evening of fine dining through a four-course Black Dinner with cocktail pairings. Catrina face painting, flower crowns and traditional ofrendas will also be part of the experience. $150. 6pm to 10pm.
- Cider & Cheese Pairing at Central Market Cooking School – Learn about all the ways that certain cheeses can enhance the qualities of cider brews during a fun and informative pairing at Central Market Cooking School in Highland Village. $45. 6:30pm.
- Thriller Dance Class & Halloween Party at Just Danze – Near Willowbrook, this dance studio will walk you through Michael Jackson’s Thriller dance, followed by a dance social and winner-takes-all costume contest. Open to ages 7 and up. $25. 7pm to 9:30pm.
- Houston Rockets vs. Utah Jazz at Toyota Center – Cheer the Houston Rockets on to victory when Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert lead the Jazz to Houston for a Downtown showdown. $12 to $800+, but you may find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7pm.
- Phony Ppl in Concert at House of Blues – Vibe to the catchy tunes of Brooklyn-based Phony Ppl when they bring their hip-hop–infused songs to the House of Blues stage in Downtown for a live performance. $25. 7pm.
- A Giant Dog in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Enjoy a high-energy live set when White Oak Music Hall welcomes the Austin, Texas–based punk rock band, A Giant Dog, for a live performance in the Heights. $13 in advance; $15 at the door. 7:30pm.
- Jim Curry: the Music of John Denver in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – Hear the hits of John Denver when musician Jim Curry takes to the stage with a full live band to play the music of the ’60s and ’70s folk singer-songwriter, John Denver, at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn in the Woodlands. Starts at $88. 8:30pm.
- Jim Lauderdale in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Sway to the legendary country sounds of bluegrass and Americana singer-songwriter, Jim Lauderdale, when he performs live at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Upper Kirby. $30 to $240. 9:30pm.
- More Great Things to Do All Halloween Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do Halloween Weekend are happening all weekend long. Click here to scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.
Friday, October 29, 2021
- Fall Plant Sale at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center | No Cover – Shop a variety of Texas native plants, including perennial and annual wildflowers, grasses, shrubs, and trees, when Houston Arboretum & Nature Center hosts their Fall Plant Sale. 9am to 4pm.
- Northside Halloween Market on Cavalcade Street | No Cover – Shop from local vendors while enjoying a costume party, trick-or-treating, games, live music, food and more at the Northside Halloween Market. 5pm to 9pm.
- Calacas & Cocktails at CityPlace | No Cover – Have a margarita and stay for live music and a candlelight procession with mojigangas (giant puppets) to the traditional Day of the Dead altar at a fun-filled evening in spring. Free general admission; $35 for VIP. 5pm.
- Valloween Madness at Vallensons’ Brewing Co. in Pearland | No Cover – The Pearland brewery hosts a special Halloween event featuring live music by Castaway Radio, plus food trucks, a costume contest, and tasty suds. 6pm to midnight.
- Groove Adhesive in Concert at Evelyn’s Park in Bellaire | FREE – Tap your feet to the jazz fusion band, Groove Adhesive, at a live outdoor show in Bellaire. 6pm to 9pm.
- Boo on the Boardwalk: Freaky Friday at Kemah Boardwalk | FREE – Bring the kiddos out to Kemah Boardwalk for a live concert by Boogie Man Band as well as a family-friendly Halloween movie screening of 2020 animated flick, Scoob! 6pm to 10pm.
- Knotfest Roadshow 2021: Slipknot in Concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion – Enjoy a heavy evening when legendary metal band, Slipknot, brings their Knotfest Roadshow to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands. Other performing acts include Killswitch Engage and Fever 333. Tickets start at $29.50. 6:30pm.
- Scary Nature: A Halloween Night for Adults at Nature Discovery Center – This adults-only after hours event at the Nature Discovery Center sets out on a night hike through the park, with creepy nature stories, games, snacks and adult beverages. $25. 7pm to 9pm.
- Garrick Ohlsson: An Evening of Chopin at Wortham Center – Delight in classical music in the heart of Downtown when Da Camera presents their opening night with An Evening of Chopin performed by pianist Garrick Ohlsson at the Cullen Theater at Wortham Center. $42.50 to $72.50. 7pm.
- Lany in Concert at Smart Financial Centre in Sugar Land – Watch a live set from the pop rock band, Lany, along with openers Keshi and Alana Springsteen during an energetic performance at Smart Financial Centre. $29.50 to $69.50. 7:30pm.
- Halloween Outdoor Film Party: Destroy All Monsters at Asia Society Texas Center – Join Godzilla for the ultimate monster mash in the 1968 Japanese film, Destroy All Monsters. Show up early to participate in the family-friendly version of the Squid Game, with prizes on the line. Costumes are encouraged and Halloween treats will be on-hand. $10. 7:30pm.
- Crescent Circus at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Start your Halloween weekend with Crescent Circus, a show featuring magic, juggling, hand balancing, wire walking, acrobatics and more, at Sugar Land Town Square. 7:30pm to 9pm.
- Julien Baker in Concert the Heights Theater – Sway to the sweet sounds of indie singer-songwriter, Julien Baker, when she takes her tunes to the stage at the Heights Theater for a live performance. Dehd and Katie Malco open the show. $24. 8pm.
- The Best of the Secret Group Comedy Showcase at the Secret Group – Laugh yourself silly when the Secret Group hosts an evening of comedy featuring hand-picked favorite comedians in EaDo. $5. 8pm.
- Riff Raff’s Neon Icon Halloween Bash at Scout Bar in Clear Lake – The Houston rapper hosts a Halloween Bash in Clear Lake. Starts at $20. 9pm.
- Grand Opening with Galantis at Sekai Night & Day – Downtown and EaDo’s most anticipated new destination—complete with a cutting-edge and immersive audio-visual experience, a 1,000-square-foot, resort-style pool surrounded by two floors of cabanas—finally opens its doors to the public, featuring Swedish DJ duo Galantis, with Jeremy Nite opening. $30, plus VIP tables, cabanas, couches, daybeds, and more. 10am to 2am.
- More Great Things to Do All Halloween Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston Halloween Weekend are happening all weekend long. Click here to scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.
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