Top 10 Halloween Events for Austin Families

Best Halloween Events for Families in Austin

Halloween is commonly about trick-or-treating, with the focus on getting dressed up in a cool Halloween costume, venturing out with a bucket, and never coming back unless it’s filled with Halloween goodies. In Austin, Halloween is so much fun, and it’s not just a one-day event; it’s one whole season with a bunch of events happen for all ages, from costume parties, ghost tours to Halloween parades. You can find a lot of things to do to help make this spooktacular time of year a lot more fun! Explore with us and find the most suitable Halloween events for you and your family.

Austin Oddities Market (at Austin Convention Center)

Oct. 29, 2021, 9:00 pm – Sat, Oct 30, 2021, 6:00 pm CDT
500 East Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, TX 78701The Austin Oddities Market has vendors with unique, bizarre things to sell, art, and performances. Vendors with all sorts of things you can imagine, extraordinary items, odd, strange, and a lot of beautiful art. This fun Halloween weekend event will have performances and special guest speakers. Put together your best Halloween costume so you’ll be prepared to enter their costume contest. Free admission for Children 10 and below.


Oct. 29, 2021 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm CDT
1800 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Take the whole family down to the Bullock Museum to celebrate Halloween with Girlstart for their free annual event. Explore the museum’s exhibits after hours and enjoy hands-on STEM fun for the whole family. Build, create, and learn while doing Halloween-themed experiments.

Halloween Party Bus & 4 Park Entry

Oct. 23, 2021, 8:00 pm – Sun, Oct 24, 2021, 1:00 am CDT
Southpark Meadows Parking Lot (Next to Chilis)
9900 South IH 35 #B
Austin, TX 78748

Board in Austin, and head to Smithville: Land of one of the best Halloween parks ever! In addition to Roundtrip transportation, the ticket gets you entry and complete access to all four themed attractions.


Make & Take: Halloween Treats (at Central Market Austin North Lamar)

Oct. 30, 2021, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm CDT
4001 North Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Every single witch will wish she knew how to make these in-season delights that will enchant all who enjoy a taste. You will dip and decorate, brew up a drink, collect scones to be baked for a Halloween day breakfast, and make the most of a seasonal pumpkin filling.

Pumpkin Painting Class (at The Flower Studio)

Oct. 23, 2021 10: 30 AM – 12: 00 PM CDT
5100 Burnet Rd.
Austin, TX 78756

Hosted by the Flower Studio Celebrate The Halloween season in a cheerful, not scary way! Bring your kids to The Flower studio in order to paint & furnish a pumpkin! All supplies, which include pumpkins, will be available. Costumes are not mandatory but encouraged! Before leaving, your child will get a small goody bag!

Pumpkin Nights

September 30 – October 31 5:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Pioneer Farms
10621 Pioneer Farms Dr.
Austin, TX 78754

Starting September 30 and running till October 31, head out to Pioneer Farms for Pumpkin Nights! Explore the Pumpkin Village and discover 10-foot tall Jack-o-Lanterns, the world’s largest pumpkin guitar, a flying 40-foot handmade dragon, a life-size pumpkin pirate ship, and much more.

Texas Teen Book Festival

Online & Texas State Capitol Grounds
The 2021 Texas Teen Book Festival is returning this October 23-31: Stay tuned for more details! Visit their 2021 TTBF page on the Texas Book Festival website for more information.

ATX Kids Club 2021 Halloween Themed Gala

October 21, 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal Ln
Austin, TX

You are invited to join us for our 2021 Family-Friendly Halloween Themed Gala. Wear your favorite Halloween costume or dress in orange, green, or black to be festive. They do have a few guidelines in place so please visit their website before the event.

Austin Symphony Orchestra Provides: Halloween Children’s Concert

Long Center
October 24, 2021, 3:00 pm
This concert is a fantastic chance for you to expose your children to the delights of live orchestral music and also a terrific opportunity to wear Halloween costumes and have tons of enjoyment. The concert hall will be ornamented top to bottom to showcase your children’s concert experience.

VIVA LA VIDA 2021 at Mexic-Arte Museum

October 30, 2021
Hosted by the Mexic-Arte Museum, the long-running annual Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) event pays honor to the tradition that will celebrate the return of the dead by their families and friends.


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