17 things to do between now and Halloween in Cedar Park, Leander

Fable Fest takes place this weekend.

Fable Fest takes place this weekend.

Cedar Park and Leander will be the site of many spooky and not-so-spooky events this weekend and early next week.


FRIDAY



  1. Fall Fest Trunk or Treat takes place at Bagdad Elementary
    The Bagdad Elementary PTA’s annual Fall Fest Trunk or Treat event includes games, snacks, live music, face painting, bounce houses, vendors and trunk or treat.


5:30-8:30 p.m. Free admission and trunk or treat, cash needed for games and concessions. Bagdad Elementary School, 800 Deercreek Lane, Leander. 512-363-7154. https://www.facebook.com/events/705654633117487/

  1. Beachside Billy’s holds costume party for Halloween
    Despite flooding at the adjacent water park, Beachside Billy’s restaurant remains open and hosts a Halloween costume party with live music, games and a fire pit.


7 p.m. Beachside Billy’s, 16107 FM 2769, Volente. 512- 258-5110. www.beachsidebillys.com





SATURDAY



  1. Smooth Village Halloween Bash includes farmer’s market, costume contest
    Families may trunk or treat, participate in a costume contest, peruse a farmer’s market and enjoy live music at the Smooth Village Halloween Bash.


9 a.m.-10 p.m. Free admission and parking. Smooth Village, 203 W. Broade St., Leander. 5126981839. www.facebook.com/Smooth-Village-1024212111064505

  1. Booster club hosts paper-shredding event
    Cedar Park High School Wrestling Booster Club is partnering with Balcones Shred to host a communitywide paper-shred day in the high school’s parking lot. Members of the wrestling team collect unwanted documents, which are shredded securely on-site. Donations benefiting the wrestling team are also accepted. The team is unable to shred boxes or other containers.


10 a.m.-1 p.m. 2150 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park. 512-296-9433.
www.cedarparkwrestling.com

  1. Leander Pet Spooktacular offers free microchipping and more for Leander pets
    The event, held in conjunction by the Leander Police Department and Leander Veterinary Clinic offers free pet microchipping for Leander residents, pet treats, a pet costume contest, low-cost pet vaccinations and pet registration. All pets must be on a leash.


10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Kohl’s parking lot, 1245 US 183, Leander. 512-528-2800. www.leandertx.gov

  1. Cedar Park and Leander police hold drug take-back day
    Residents can bring unused, unwanted and expired prescriptions in need of disposal.


10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Police Department, 911 Quest Parkway; Cedar Park and Leander Police Station, 705 Leander Drive, Leander. 512-260-4646 in Cedar Park and 512-528-2812 in Leander. www.cedarparktexas.gov, www.leandertx.gov

  1. Tomlinson’s Feed locations celebrate Halloween
    Tomlinson’s Feed stores celebrate Halloween with a pet costume contest. Photos of costumed pets at the stores will be shared online for a competition for the most “likes.” Adoptable pets meet-and-greets, treats and samples will be in stores.


10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Tomlinson’s Feed, 2800 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park and 3421 Lakeline Blvd., Leander. 512-452-1560. www.tomlinsons.com

  1. Muse Parlour celebrates grand opening with plazawide activities
    Muse Parlour in Leander teams up with different neighboring businesses for a grand opening celebration featuring food trucks, crafts, drink tastings, a pumpkin patch and a raffle.


10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. Muse Parlour, 11892 Hero Way West, Leander. 512-337-2039. https://www.facebook.com/events/1368390113296496/

  1. Families dress up for 10th annual Fable Fest
    The Cedar Park Public Library Foundation hosts its annual carnival where children can make arts and crafts, compete in a costume contest, pet animals at a petting zoo, and ride trains and ponies. There will be food trucks and live music, drama, dancing, and jousting.


11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sunchase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparkbooks.org/fable-fest

  1. Halloween Carnival Fundraiser held for equine rehabilitation organization
    Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas, a group that rescues horses from abuse and offers riding for people with disabilities, holds a haunted trail horseback ride. There are also costume contests, food and music.


4-8 p.m. $5 entrance, $10 horse trail ride. Equine Rehabilitation Central Texas and Hopeful Hearts Therapeutic Riding, 17000 Trails End Cove, Leander. 512-484-8480. www.horseserct.org





SUNDAY



  1. Volunteers beautify Texas Humane Heroes
    Volunteers take part in a beautification project at the animal shelter for “Love From Above Day,” which honors Texas Humane Heroes volunteer Tyler Short, who died in March. The event also works to educate people about how xylitol can be fatal to dogs. The project builds concrete forms, a memorial table and benches, and also includes painting and landscape cleanup.


9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Texas Humane Heroes, 10830 E. Crystal Falls Parkway, Leander. 512-663-1411.

  1. Good News United Methodist Church hosts trunk-or-treat event
    Decorated trucks parked in the parking lot of the church hand out treats for children. There is also a bounce house, games and food.


3:30-5:30 p.m. Free. Good News United Methodist Church, 1610 E. New Hope Road, Cedar Park. 512-260-6469. www.goodnewsumc.org

  1. Trunk or Treat takes place at Christ Episcopal Church
    The church’s youth group holds the Halloween event, where children may trick-or-treat from vehicles and enjoy carnival games and food.


5-7:30 p.m. Christ Episcopal Church, 3520 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-267-2428. http://cectx.org





TUESDAY



  1. Velocity Credit Union and We Are Blood partner for blood drive
    People may donate blood during a blood drive held in Cedar Park.


2-4:30 p.m. Free. Velocity Credit Union, 1230 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-469-7000. www.velocitycu.com/blood-drive-new-hope





TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY



  1. Haunted house gathers donations for food pantry
    Last Stop Haunt, a haunted house in Leander, collects donations for Hill Country Community Ministries’ food pantry.


6-10 p.m. Free; nonperishable food donations accepted. Last Stop Haunt, Hutton Lane, Leander. 225-588-9606. www.laststophaunt.com





WEDNESDAY



  1. Children trick-or-treat at Cedar Park City Hall campus
    City of Cedar Park staff hand out candy and more to children around the City Hall campus. Children may explore a Cedar Park Police Department car, a Fire Department engine and equipment from the Public Works Department.


3-5 p.m. Free. Cedar Park City Hall Campus, 450 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park. 512-401-5000. www.cedarparktexas.gov

  1. Leander Police Department throws trunk-or-treat event for community
    Children may trick or treat around decorated cars. This is also the kick-off for the department’s Blue Santa program, so attendees are asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the program.


5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Camacho Elementary School, 501 Municipal Drive, Leander. 512-528-2800. www.leandertx.gov


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