10 things to do in The Woodlands this Halloween weekend, Oct. 29-31

Several Halloween-themed events are scheduled for this weekend in The Woodlands. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Several Halloween-themed events are scheduled for this weekend in The Woodlands. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Several Halloween-themed events are scheduled for this weekend in The Woodlands. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

There are a variety of events happening in The Woodlands this Halloween weekend, Oct. 29-31. From attending family-friendly festivals, spending time outdoors or trick-or-treating early, there is something for everyone. Attendees should check with each venue regarding safety policies and cancellations.

Oct. 29-30: Get spooky at a local haunted trail

Oct. 30 is the last day to attend Bear Branch Park’s annual haunted trail. The theme this year is “Wood You Dare?” The trail is recommended for age 9 and older. 8-10 p.m. $9. Bear Branch Park, 5200 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3950. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Oct. 29-31: Snap a picture at a pumpkin pop-up

A pop-up pumpkin patch is set up at the Market Street Central Park. Guests are invited to take fall photos with the pumpkins. All day. Free. Market Street, 9595 Six Pines Drive, The Woodlands. 281-419-4774. www.shopatmarketstreet.com


Oct. 30: Attend the SpookTacular Halloween party

The Woodlands Children’s Museum is hosting a SpookTacular Halloween Monster Mash Party. The event will have games and activities, live music, art projects, science slime and face painting. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $10. The Woodlands Children’s Museum, 4775 W. Panther Creek Drive, Ste. 280, The Woodlands. 281-465-0955. www.woodlandschildrensmuseum.org

Oct. 30: Celebrate with The Woodlands Pride Festival

The Woodlands Pride Festival will return Oct. 30 at Town Green Park. The festival will have vendors and exhibits. Noon. Free. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. www.thewoodlandstxpride.org

Oct. 30: Visit College Park's annual event

The village of College Park holds a fall festival Oct. 30. 1-4 p.m. Free. Harper’s Landing Park, 2 N. Blair Bridge Drive, The Woodlands. 281-210-3889. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Oct. 30: Dress up for a themed costume party

The Woodlands Charities is hosting Into the Woods, its fourth annual Halloween costume party. The party will have a costume contest, food and drinks, a live band, fortune tellers, a photo booth and games. 6 p.m.-midnight. $100-$150. The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. 713-303-5105. www.thewoodlandscharities.org

Oct. 30: Trick-or-treat on a tandem kayak

Riva Row Boat House is hosting a trick-or-treat event where attendees in costume can travel on two-person tandem kayaks around the Waterway and Lake Woodlands to visit stops and collect Halloween treats from boathouse staff. Children under age 15 must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration is required. 9-10 a.m. $40 per kayak. Riva Row Boat House, 2101 Riva Row, The Woodlands. 281-2190-3965. www.rivarowboathouse.com

Oct. 31: Visit with the community at Halloween Safe Streets

The Shenandoah Police Department hosts this annual Halloween night event, providing a safe, fun environment for young trick-or-treaters. 6-8 p.m. Free. Locations throughout Shenandoah. 281-298-5522. www.shenandoahtx.us

Oct. 31: Stop by the Monster Mash Trick or Treat Stop

The Monster Mash Trick or Treat Stop event includes trick-or-treating with dressed-up recreation staff, inflatables, games, crafts and costume contests. 5-8 p.m. Free. The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park, 6464 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. 281-516-7348. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov

Worth the trip:

Oct. 30-31: Attend the Texas Renaissance Festival Halloween-themed weekend


The 47th annual Texas Renaissance Festival runs for two months, featuring a different theme each weekend. For Oct. 30-31, the festival theme is "All Hallows Eve." The Texas Renaissance Festival features live entertainment, traditional medieval foods, performances and local vendors. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. $15-$30. 21778 FM 1774, Todd Mission. 800-458-3435. www.texrenfest.com
By Ally Bolender

Reporter, The Woodlands

Ally joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2021 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Texas State University. Ally covers education, local government, transportation, business, and real estate development in The Woodlands. Prior to CI, Ally served as news content manager of KTSW FM-89.9 in San Marcos, Texas.



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