The Monster Mash and 5 other things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Oct. 26-28


The weekend before Halloween brings several festive events to the community.


1. Trick or treat on a train

Guests of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad can take an hour-long train ride while wearing costumes and enjoying sweet treats. 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. $14 per person. Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.,
Grapevine. 817-410-3185.


2. Concert in Southlake

Journey tribute band Escape performs at the Aria Amphitheater at The Marq. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and sing along with the bands hit songs. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. The Marq at Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. 817-748-8019.


3. Special effects makeup tutorials at the library

The Grapevine Public Library invites visitors to learn how to apply their own special effects makeup for Halloween. Makeup will be provided. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3404.


4. Monster Mash in Southlake

The annual Halloween-themed festival is an outdoor event, featuring pumpkin decorating, Halloween crafts, a costume parade, sweet treats, photo opportunities and live music. 2-5 p.m. Free. The Marq at Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. 817-748-8019.


5. Doctor Who in Grapevine

The 8th annual Doctor Who Day takes place at The British Emporium in Grapevine. Fans of the beloved British television series can socialize and discuss favorite characters while participating in a costume contest and viewing episode screenings. Noon-4 p.m. Free. The British Emporium, 140 N. Main St., Grapevine. 817-421-2311.


6. Trunk or treat in Colleyville

The First United Methodist Church in Colleyville hosts a trunk-or-treat event in Colleyville City Park. Families can enjoy tricks and treats, inflatables and a cake walk with friends. 5-7 p.m. Free. Colleyville City Park, 5109 Bransford Road, Colleyville. 817-281-5254.

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Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.
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