Houston’s Kid-Friendly 2021 Halloween Guide


3rd Annual Haunted Warehouse Returns to County Galveston | Courtesy of Galveston County Food Bank

Show off your costumes at sweet and spooky Halloween events for the whole family around Houston in 2021.

Put the kids in their best Halloween looks, then take them out with treats or attend concerts and fall festivals to celebrate the spookiest holidays of the year.

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

If you’re looking for an experience from age 21, check out our collection of Halloween events, parties, pub crawls, festivals and adult pop-ups.

2021 Halloween Events for Kids and Family in Houston

Ongoing Halloween Events in Houston

  • Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo | Daily until Halloween, October 31 – Bring little ghouls and elves to the Houston Zoo for some age-appropriate Halloween fun. Visit the giant pumpkin, take a spooky spooky ride, find over 10 different photo ops in the zoo, walk the new lantern tunnel between the lion and tiger exhibits, and more. Disguises are strongly encouraged. Included with general admission; ticket prices vary depending on the day of the week. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
  • Grosstopia at the Houston Children’s Museum | From Tuesday October 26 to Saturday October 30 – Get raw at the Houston Children’s Museum all week. Discover thrilling experiences, exhilarating interactive activities and mud-filled fun, or grab your favorite costume and your beastly buddies to embark on a daily adventure (4 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday; all day ) Saturday). Included with general admission; $ 12 for 1 year olds and over, free for children under 1 year old, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day; open until 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

  • Thriller Dance Class & Halloween Party at Just Danze – Near Willowbrook, this dance studio will introduce you to the world of Michael Jackson Polar dance, followed by a social dance competition and costume competition. Open from 7 years old. Tickets cost $ 25. 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • Urban Green Halloween Screen: The Addams Family at the McGovern Centennial Gardens – The Hermann Park Conservancy’s fall fundraising event invites all ages to come in for a screening of the 1991 classic, The Addams Family, and enjoy food and drink from some beloved restaurants like the Vietnamese Hughie’s Grille, Paulie’s and Saint Arnold. Tickets cost $ 10; $ 25 for the meal plan; free for children 3 and under. 7:30 p.m. the film starts at 8 p.m.

Friday, October 29, 2021

Saturday, October 30, 2021

  • Boo Dash 5K & Kids Fun Run at Clear Lake Recreation & Community Center – The third annual Clear Lake casual running event brings families and kids together for a Halloween costume contest in addition to the 5K and kids’ run. Registration is $ 40 through Sunday October 17, increasing to $ 50 on race day; Registration for the children’s race is $ 15, increasing to $ 20 on race day. 8h.
  • Spooktacular at the Woodlands Children’s Museum – Put on your costumes and join the Woodlands Children’s Museum for its annual Spooktacular party featuring shows, art projects, science slime and face painting. Included with general admission; $ 7 for 1 year olds and over. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Halloween in Hangar 2021 at the Lone Star Flight Museum – Bring the kids to celebrate the spookiest vacation among the planes at the Halloween event in the hangar at the Lone Star Flight Museum, with a safe and fun twist to the ride or treat for 2021. The ride or treat will take place from 10 a.m. to noon and those under 12 in full costume enter for free all day. Included with general admission; $ 15 for adults; $ 13 for ages 12 to 17 and 65 and over; $ 10 for ages 4 to 11; free for children 3 and under. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Halloween Fest at the Rosenberg Railroad Museum – The Fort Bend Railroad Museum hosts a full day of family entertainment, including afternoon games with the Garden Railroad Halloween trains, then spooky stories, spooky vans, goodies and more. night. Tickets cost $ 7.50 for adults; $ 5 for children. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • 13th Annual Halloween Classic Car Show at the National Museum of Funeral History – Pass through North Houston to see a wide variety of cars, including a few hearses, ranging from classic to contemporary, some decorated in spooky surroundings. Plus, enjoy food from local vendors, kids’ activities, DJ tunes, a silent auction, and more. Disguises are encouraged. Admission is $ 5 for individuals; $ 10 for couples and families; does not include entry to the museum. 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Old Town Spring Trick-or-Treat Family Event | FREE – Stop by the stores of Old Town Spring to stack more candy in your store owner gift bag. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Miss Ivy’s Spooktacular Halloween Party at Fort Bend Museum – This celebration for all ages features spooky games, sweet treats, crafts, costumes and more at the Fort Bend Museum. Tickets cost $ 10 for adults; $ 5 for children. From noon to 4 p.m.
  • Halloween Carnival at Jimmy Burke Center in Deer Park – Get off at a special Halloween carnival for all ages that features rides, games, candy, costume contest, pumpkin patch and more. Carnival wristbands cost $ 8 and include unlimited rides; $ 5 for pumpkin town tickets. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Halloween Town 2021 at Constellation Field – Sugar Land Stadium hosts another year of Halloween Town, complete with candy, vendors, costume contest, rides and more. Advance tickets are $ 10 for ages 13 and over; $ 7 for ages 4 to 12; free for children 3 and under. Prices increase on the day of admission. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Kingwood Boofest at Downtown Park | FREE – The Fourth Annual Family & Pet Boofest features vendors, a mini pumpkin patch, bouncy houses, candy at each booth and more at Kingwood Town Center Park. Disguises are encouraged. 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • 3rd Annual Haunted Warehouse in Texas City – The Galveston County Food Bank’s annual fundraiser returns for a third year, turning their warehouse into a unique, family-run haunted house to help end hunger in County Galveston. Come early from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to enjoy a free Halloween carnival with vendors, games and treats. Tickets cost $ 10; free for children 2 and under. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Halloween Festival at Texas Avenue Park in Webster | FREE – The Town of Webster is taking over Texas Avenue Park the night before Halloween for a special festival featuring a haunted house, food vendors, game kiosks and more. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Scream on the Green at Discovery Green | FREE – The Downtown Park has a citywide Halloween celebration with a costume contest, music and a film screening of the 1988 Tim Burton classic, beetle juice. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Doomsday Wrestling at Market Square Park | FREE – The live, body-slapping comedy show comes downtown for a night full of laughs from the wacky Halloween-themed wrestlers. Along with the action, enjoy fun lawn games, drinks, and music. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. the fight begins at 8 p.m.

Halloween, Sunday October 31, 2021

  • Halloween party for kids at Kemah aquarium – The Seafood Restaurant on Kemah Promenade opens its doors for a spooky day that features keeper talks, treats, a treasure hunt with prizes, themed exhibits, arts and crafts, and more. Included with admission to Stingray Reef; $ 5.25 per person. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treat at CityCentre | FREE – Head around the neighborhood to stock up on delicious goodies during this event at the CityCentre, stopping at participating stores with balloons displayed outside. From noon to 3 p.m.
  • Mall-O-Ween in PlazAmericas | FREE – Bring the kids to enjoy a safe treat experience at PlazMericas near Sharpstown. Fill your gift bags with free candy, prizes and more fun. 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Halloween Spook-tacular: An Autism and Sense-Friendly Event at Cypress | FREE – This first annual event features indoor sensory activities and a dance party, as well as craft stations run by licensed behavior technicians trained to provide a guided experience to the community. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Hallows Cup at the Houston Polo Club – Take to the polo field for a special Halloween-themed match. Costumes are encouraged and kids can participate in a halftime candy toss, and there will be raffles, live music, a parade of players and a special post-game trophy presentation. Tickets cost $ 32.50; $ 15.50 for ages 12 and under. The grandstands, which can seat 2 to 20 people, range from $ 79 to $ 695. 4 p.m.
  • Trick-or-Treating at the 1838 Menard House in Galveston | FREE – Galveston’s oldest residence opens its doors for sweet treats to swing for pre-packaged treats on the front porch. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • 17th Annual Trick-or-Treat Trail at First National Oak Park in Alvin | FREE – Explore the Alvin trails for a friendly and convivial event sponsored by local businesses. 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Stock up on goodies in stores around CityCentre | Courtesy of CityCentre

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