Residents in and around Missouri City and Sugar Land can celebrate culture and enjoy music festivals, trick-or-treating and artisan markets this fall.

Dia De Los Muertos Celebration

Sugar Land Town Square will host a cultural experience that honors a holiday that traces back to pre-Columbian Mesoamerica. Translated in English to Day of the Dead, the contemporary Mexican tradition honors the lives of friends and family members through prayer and remembrance. This event features traditional mariachi music, ballet folkloric performances, Aztec dancers, customary Hispanic cuisines, cultural art exhibits, children’s activities and a costume contest for adults.Autism Frunk or Treat

Autism Dads Social Club is collaborating with We Rock the Spectrum Kids Gym; Behavioral Innovations, an applied behavioral analysis therapy center; and the Tesla Club of Greater Houston to host a Halloween celebration for children on the autism spectrum and their families. Treats will be loaded up in the “frunks”—or front trunks—of Teslas, and there will also be a costume contest, face painting, a bounce house, a raffle and free sensory kits from the Autism Society of Texas.Puptopia Festival

This national event stops in Sugar Land in November, bringing agility and obstacle courses, stunt shows, swimming pools, and a spa treatment center for attendees’ furry friends. The K9 Lounge will have food and drinks for both owners and pets.
  • Nov. 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Free (children), starting at $35 (adults)
  • Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land
Pets get pampered at the Puptopia Festival's “Spaw.” (Courtesy Puptopia Festival)


At this festival celebrating Black culture and creativity, attendees will groove to the beat of musical artists such as Mary J. Blige, Tems and Tobe Nwigwe; see and sample from culinary demos curated by world-renowned chef and restaurateur Marcus Samelsson; and sip beverages crafted by famed mixologists.Veterans Thanksgiving Luncheon

Universally Made, a nonprofit that provides educational programs, mentorship and community outreach in Fort Bend County, will host its fourth annual Thanksgiving luncheon at the Missouri City Community Center to recognize men and women who have served in the military. All monetary proceeds will benefit the event, which will provide 200 free meals to veterans and their families.
  • Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Free (donations accepted)
  • 1522 Missouri City Drive, Missouri City
Vibe Artisan Markets

Get some holiday shopping done at this small-business showcase, where over 85 artists, creatives and makers, live music, sets from DJ Lifted, Santa photoshoots and restaurants are the main features. This event is both kid and pet friendly.