Coming October and November events in San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

The Boo-da Halloween at Buda City Park will provide plenty of free entertainment and a spooky movie. (Courtesy City of Buda)
The Boo-da Halloween at Buda City Park will provide plenty of free entertainment and a spooky movie. (Courtesy City of Buda)

The Boo-da Halloween at Buda City Park will provide plenty of free entertainment and a spooky movie. (Courtesy City of Buda)

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(Courtesy City of Kyle)

Oct. 15 |
Halloween movie at the lake

Kick off spooky season with a Halloween movie at Lake Kyle. This is the first of two city-hosted Halloween events for the community. The event is free and open to the public. The movie selected is The Addams Family and will start at sundown. Lake Kyle, 700 Lehman Road, Kyle.

Oct. 16 | Cookout in Kyle

Head to Plum Creek in Kyle for a day of races and barbecue at Hootenanny on the Hill. The races range from 1K to 10K and take place in the morning. The afternoon and evening will feature a local vendor fair and a cookout contest outside the Plum Creek Community Center. Races begin at 7 a.m., registration is required and can be done the day of. $10-$25 (race fees). Plum Creek Community Center, 450 Haupt, Kyle.

Oct. 17 | Venture to Middle Earth

The San Marcos Artists’ Retention and Training Orchestra will kick off its 13th season in Middle Earth. The orchestra will perform Johan De Meij’s “Symphony No. 1 The Lord of the Rings.” The performance will feature five movements, each of which illustrates an important person or event from the book, such as Gandalf, Lothlórien, the Hobbits and Gollum. 3 p.m. Free. First Baptist Church, 325 W. McCarty Lane, San Marcos.

Oct. 22 Through 23 | Free festival for all

SM Fest will host its sixth annual two-day music festival downtown. The festival generally features bands from San Marcos and the surrounding areas and is also host to local vendors and art booths. The festival is meant to honor the city of San Marcos, its citizens and fellow communities. Free. San Marcos Plaza Park, 201 N. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos. 1-10 p.m.

Oct. 23 | Picnic in the cemetery

The Heritage Association of San Marcos will host a Halloween picnic for families, and children of all ages can join the festivities. Bring costumes for an afternoon of food, palm readings, and story time featuring myths and legends among the city’s cemetery. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. San Marcos City Cemetery, 1001 RR 12, San Marcos.

Oct. 23 | Dress up and decorate a pumpkin

Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park Trick-or-Treat in the parkBuda City Park Ghosts and goblins are invited to the Kyle Center Street Trick-or-Treat, an effort by the city to provide a free, safe opportunity to celebrate Halloween. A Treat Trail will be set up by local businesses and vendors in the park to give out candy. Prizes will be given away to the winners of the costume contest and the pumpkin decorating contest. Paint and pumpkins will be provided and must be decorated on-site. 9 a.m.-noon. Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson Road, Kyle.

Oct. 26 Through 31 | Experience murder and mystery

Sit back and experience the mystery and murder in the Texas State Theatre and Dance Production of “Yellow Inn.” Written by South Korean playwright Lee Kang-baek and directed by Yong-Suk Yoo of Texas State, watch the play about sisters running a cursed inn and the array of murders of all its tenants that take place in the building. $10 (students), $20 (adults). Texas State Theatre Department, 430 Moon St., San Marcos. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun.

Oct. 29 | Cookies for a cause

Tiff’s Treats, in partnership with a member of the ChadTough Defeat DIPG Foundation, will host a Tiffwich Block Party that will feature ice cream sandwiches, music, games and giveaways. All proceeds will go toward the foundation to help raise awareness and fund research for brain tumors generally found in children. 6-8p.m. $5 (tickets). Tiff’s Treats, 200 Springtown Way, San Marcos.

Oct. 30 | Jam out to some rock

Ragnar’s On The Compound is hosting its second annual music festival, Frights and Sounds. This year’s festival will be reduced to a one-day event, and features rock bands from the local community and cities across Texas. $15. Ragnar’s On The Compound, 6900 RR 12, San Marcos. Shows start at 2 p.m.

Oct. 30 | Trick-or-treat in the park

Boo-da Halloween will be returning to the Buda city park for its annual trick-or-treat event. Local businesses and organizations will set up throughout to hand out candy and provide free entertainment. The Buda Public Library will also provide crafts and games for children and read aloud spooky stories. There will also be a Halloween movie to follow the trick-or-treat festivities. 4-7 p.m. Free. Buda City Park, 204 San Antonio Road, Buda. 512-295-7170.


Nov. 06 | Honor veterans

The Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and other local veterans’ organizations in partnership with the city of San Marcos are hosting this year’s Veterans Day Parade. Kids age 5 and older can bring their bikes, scooters and tricycles to decorate and ride in the procession. The event is free. Bike decoration begins at 9 a.m., procession at 10 a.m. San Marcos Activity Center, 501 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos.



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By Zara Flores
Zara joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in August 2021. Prior to CI, she interned at Picket Fence Media in Southern California and graduated from Cal State Fullerton where she was assistant news editor for the Daily Titan and copy editor for Tusk Magazine. Zara covers education, business, government and more for Buda, Kyle and San Marcos.


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