Check out these 13 Halloween celebrations in Houston this week, Oct. 24-31

There's lots to do in Houston this Halloween.

There's lots to do in Houston this Halloween.

From ABC13


Oct. 28: Spirits & Skeletons at the Museum of Natural Science


    No plastic bones for this crowd—real fossils and mummies decorate the dance hall. With the entire Museum open you can shake your stuff with a stegosaurus, grab a drink with a skink and get spellbound by bewitching gems, all to live music and your favorite hits played by The Space Rockers with fantastic food trucks parked outside. The event is Oct. 28.



Oct. 28: 'Stranger Things' Party at Avant Garden


    Explore the small town of Hawkins and the Upside Down as you dance to '80s music, toast to Barb with themed drinks, play arcade games and Dungeons & Dragons, and, of course, eat waffles. The event is Oct. 28.



Oct. 13-29: Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo


    All little ghouls and goblins can celebrate Halloween at the Houston Zoo with activities that are fun for the entire family. There is a pumpkin patch, candy corners, a monster mural, a maze and of course animals! The Zoo Boo starts Oct. 13 and ends Oct. 29. On Oct. 13 and 21 there will be an outdoor spooky film festival.



Oct. 27: Scream on the Green


    Visitors will have a spooky good time at Houston's citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family. There will be prizes, Halloween spectacle, a movie, music and more. Visitors can win candy and prizes playing FREE games. The event is Oct. 27 and admission is free.



Oct. 28: Truck or Treat Halloween Family Food Festival


    Kids of all ages will get to trick or treat at each vendor station, play on inflatables, enjoy live entertainers and more at Heritage Place Amphitheater. Adults get to enjoy 20 food vendors, market and boutique vendors, live music, and a variety of drinks. The event is Oct. 28.


Oct. 27-Nov. 2: Día de los Muertos at Lawndale Art Center




      1. Community members celebrate Día de los Muertos with a film screening (Oct. 27 at 7 p.m.), family-friendly fiesta (Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.) and musical and literary ofrenda (Oct. 30 at 5:30 p.m.). Admission is free to these three events.

The weeklong event closes with the retablo art silent auction and closing party (Nov. 2) where artists, writers, filmmakers, musicians, poets and dancers come together to raise funds for artistic programming. 7-10 p.m. $25 (members), $30 (nonmembers), $100 (VIP). Lawndale Art Center, 4912 Main St., Houston. 713-528-5858.



Oct. 28: Saengerfest Mini Monster Bash at Saengerfest Park


    The family-friendly Halloween carnival features games, prizes, trick-or-treating at downtown businesses and a costume contest for children under age 12. 1-4 p.m. Free. Saengerfest Park, 2302 Strand St., Galveston. 409-761-4102.



Halloween Classic Car Show at the National Museum of Funeral History


    More than 150 cars are on display, and food vendors, a live DJ, silent auction and children's activities are on-site. Prizes are awarded in a costume contest and for best decorated cars. Proceeds benefit Star of Hope, DePelchin Children's Center, Houston Food Bank, The Shriner's Burn Hospital, the USO and Morning Glory Ranch. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $3 (per person), $5 (per couple/family). National Museum of Funeral History, 415 Barren Springs Drive, Houston. 281-876-3063.



Oct. 28-29: Something Wicked-The Asylum at Sam Houston Race Park


    Above & Beyond, Marshmello, Tiesto, Zeds Dead and RL Grime perform alongside several other artists throughout the weekend of eclectic live music. 3 p.m.-midnight (both nights). $100 (one-day pass), $160-$230 (two-day pass). Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston.



Oct. 29: 'Ghost of Frankenstein' screening at Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park


    The theater hosts a special screening of the 1942 classic horror film directed by Eric C. Kenton in which Dr. Frankenstein decides to replace a monster's brain with a normal one. 12:30 p.m. $9.74. Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park, 531 S. Mason Road, Katy. 281-492-6900.



Oct. 29: Ghostly Gardens at Moody Gardens


    Trick-or-treating, crafts, face painting and a costume contest for children with prizes are all included in this family-friendly event. Families with a member in costume receive a special discount at $5 per attraction per person at the complex. 2-4 p.m. Free. Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd., Galveston. 1-800-582-4673.



Oct. 29: Boo Bash at Traders Village



    1. The 17th annual event features live music, trick-or-treating, a maze, magic show, face painting and Cy-Fair VFD trucks on display. 1-4 p.m. Free. Traders Village, 7979 N. Eldridge Parkway, Houston. 281-890-5500.


Oct. 31: Boos, Brews and Bridges at Under the Radar Brewery



    Attendees are encouraged to wear comfortable should as HTXoutdoors and Bayou City Outdoors host a haunted walk across the glowing black and orange bridges of the Montrose District. Dogs are also welcome as Pup Squad Animal Rescue will be present. 6-9 p.m. Free. Under the Radar Brewery, 1506 Truxillo St., Houston.



The University of Houston will move its entire College of Technology to the Sugar Land campus following the construction of a second College of Technology building. (Claire Shoop/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Legislature allocates $52.4 million for second College of Technology building at University of Houston at Sugar Land

With the addition of this new building, the UH’s entire College of Technology will move to the Sugar Land campus, said Jay Neal, associate vice president and chief operating officer at UH at Sugar Land and UH at Katy.

Artist Joni Zavitsanos is looking to bring faces to the names of those who died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic with her exhibit that will be on display through Jan. 31. (Courtesy Joni Zavitsanos)
Commemorative COVID-19 exhibit opens at The Health Museum

Houston-area residents who died as a result of the coronavirus pandemic are being memorialized in a new exhibit now on display at John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Science in Houston.

From left: Laura Ryan, Eliza Paul and Craig Raborn discuss the future of the Texas Department of Transportation. (Sierra Rozen/Community Impact Newspaper)
Texas Department of Transportation discusses I-45 expansion, vehicle fatalities at annual event

The Texas Department of Transportation held its fifth annual State of TxDOT event Oct. 21 to discuss the I-45 expansion, plans for the future and safety issues facing Texans.

Sweet Paris will relocate from its current location in Rice Village. (Courtesy Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café)
Crepe-focused Sweet Paris to relocate within Rice Village

Sweet Paris will move to a new space at 5411 Morningside Drive.

Your Boutique Shop plans to open at 5038 Broadway, Pearland by the end of November. (Courtesy Pexels)
Your Boutique Shop plans to open in Pearland by end of November

Your Boutique Shop plans to open at 5038 Broadway St., Pearland, by the end of November.

The Montgomery County Animal Shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak. (Jishnu Nair/Community Impact Newspaper)
Montgomery County Animal Shelter reopens stray animal intake

The county shelter closed down several services for two months to deal with a distemper outbreak.

Cy-Fair Helping Hands opens its food pantry several days a week for individuals and families in need. (Courtesy Cy-Fair Helping Hands)
ROUNDUP: 3 nonprofits relocating in the Cy-Fair area

Three nonprofit organizations will be moving to new locations at the end of 2021 or early 2022 in Cy-Fair.

Taco Palenque is now open as drive-thru only in Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.

Twiggy the water-skiing squirrel will return to Bridgeland's Nature Fest this weekend. (Courtesy The Howard Hughes Corp.)
Nature Fest, Oktoberfest, trunk or treat: 6 events to attend in Cy-Fair this weekend, Oct. 22-24

The weekend is just around the corner! See what's happening in Cy-Fair.

Conroe city government and business officials toss dirt with shovels
GALLERY: Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center breaks ground

City officials and business leaders celebrated Hyatt Regency Conroe and Convention Center breaking ground on Oct. 20.

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy. (Courtesy Canva)
MAP: Check out the 5 latest commercial projects filed in Katy, including a renovated Bed Bath & Beyond

Want to know more about new businesses coming to the Katy area? Below you can find details on the five latest commercial projects filed in Katy.