There are plenty of things to do for Halloween around Houston, whether it’s partying until the ghoulish hour, or enjoying a night out with the family. Make sure to look around, as all the festivities are about to begin!
1. Be sure to come in your best costume to crawl into some of the bars at the ninth annual Montrose Crawl on Westheimer, between Dunlavy and Montrose. Drink specials are available at each bar like Poison Girl, Boondocks and Etro Lounge. A grand prize for the best costume will be awarded by council member Stephen Costello. There’s no cover fee, but make sure to bring your ID. 21+
2. Want a different pub crawl? Head out to “Fright Night” in the Heights on Oct. 31. There will be a complimentary shuttle going to each of the six bars that are joining forces for this year’s Halloween festivities. Those who complete the “frightening tour” by visiting all six bars will receive a gift. The bars participating include: Big Star Bar, D & T Drive Inn, Johnny’s Gold Brick, Lei Low Bar, Southern Goods and Town in City Brewing Company. 21+
3. Not into the bar scene? Bayou City Outdoor is inviting Houstonians to dress in their best Halloween attire and participate in the ninth annual Haunted Hike through the spooky woods of Memorial Park on Oct. 31.
4. The Museum of Natural Science is having a spooky night at their “Spirits & Skeletons” Halloween party on Oct. 31. There will be cocktails, live music, a master magician and food trucks. Entrance is $50.00. 21+
5. Looking to start Halloween festivities early? Head out to Discovery Green on Oct. 30, and join them for their “Scream on the Green” event featuring live music, fortune tellers, and a screening of “The Book of Life.” Prizes will be awarded to the best costumes in each of the following categories: Infant to 8-year-olds, nine to 17-year-olds, Best Male 18 and over, Best Female 18 and over, Best Family, Best Dog and Best Houston-themed costume.
Admission is free!
6. Needing an adrenaline rush? Head over to one of the many haunted houses in the Houston area. Shoot at zombies at the Houston Scream Festival, or visit what the Houston Chronicle named the “Scariest Haunted House in Houston” Houston Terror Dome. Other haunted houses in the city include Nightmare on the Bayou, Screamworld and Phobia.
7. Get ready to boogie under a disco ball as The Continental Club is hosting “Discoween” featuring the nine-piece disco band Disco Expressions. Costumes are mandatory. Cost is $15. 21+
8. Visit Mr. Peeples Seafood and Steakhouse as they throw a Halloween bash on Oct. 31 called “Return to the Emerald City.” There will be four different themed areas: The Dark Forest, Emerald City, The East & The West, and Land of Oz. First place in the costume contest will win $5,000! That being said tickets range from $25 to $2,200.
9. If you’re looking for something more family-friendly, visit the Houston Zoo on Halloween! There will be a pumpkin patch, free candy and games available at their event “Zoo Boo.” Cost is between $9.50 to $16.
10. Midtown will be hosting their Three-Day Halloween Pub Crawl from Oct. 29 to Oct. 31. The fun starts at Midtown Drinkery and will make stops at bars like Little Woodrows, Spare Key and Christian’s Tailgate. 21+