An abundance of entertainment awaits at this party by New to Austin and Network Builder: DJs, tea ceremony pourers, fire dancers, go-go dancers, LED dancers, tarot readers and mediums, black lights, body painters, and more. Glow sticks and accessories included.
This fully immersive, 15-acre entertainment complex dedicated to all things Halloween and horror offers not only three terrifying haunted houses, but also Vegas-style stage performances, live music, festive concessions, and more.
Flow goes all out for their ninth anniversary, with a glow-in-the-dark dance party, a DJ, snacks, drinks, circus performances, and a costume contest with prizes for best overall, best couple, most creative, scariest, and cutest.
The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center is the hub for Austin's Day of the Dead. Pick up a free sugar skull kit on Fridays and Saturdays, 10am-4pm, starting Oct. 8 (while supplies last). Create an altar or submit photos/mementos for MACC's altar by Oct. 25. Displays will be on view through Nov. 7.
Sister Fisters rise from the dead just in time for their annual queer Halloween party hosted by Honey Baby. Live music by Jotomagico, Y2K, p1nkstar, and BabiBoi; DJ sets; a costume contest; and more will send shivers down your spine. Tonight’s drag show stars Rosalind Hussell,: Liz Dexia, Kara Foxx, Honey Baby and Bohemia, Hermajestie, Sticky Gold, and Amber Nicole Davenport.
Bring in the Halloqueer weekend with Austin’s fave QTBIPOC dance party and performance night. Featuring music by Chorizo Funk, SUPERMCN4STY, and Elosi, plus performances from Gothess Jasmine, Hermajestie, and Louisianna Purchase. Shop Frida Friday’s v cute and spooky vendor market from 8pm-12mid.
The longstanding and beloved Halloween attraction is back after a year off due to the pandemic, and it's better than ever. A variety of fun activities await beyond haunted house tours: a mini escape game, the Torment Tavern, and axe-throwing complement the scary thrills.
Daily through Oct. 31; Fri.-Sat., Nov. 5-13. $19.99 and up.
October being Pitbull Awareness Month, plus nonprofit Love-A-Bull celebrating their 13th anniversary, it's the perfect time for a pittie party with a dog costume contest, prizes, and plenty of delish brews.
Austin's first Halloween fest celebrates all things spooky with a goal of raising $10,000 for Austin Pets Alive! Get all the details on costume contests, movie parties, and more on their website or Facebook page.
The canine costume contest and fashion show will be judged by a panel of local celebrities, including Jane Ko of A Taste of Koko. The block party includes breakfast tacos and morning brews, live screenprinting, a raffle, and more. Proceeds benefit Austin Pets Alive!
For "a night to dismember," don your finest zombie lewks and compete for Zombie Prom king & queen, dance to music from Honey Made, grab a live screenprint by artist Brad Bond, and try the "Thriller" and "Time Warp" dance contests. Donations for Austin Pets Alive! encouraged.
Come play with some of your favorite alternative drag and ballroom performers with performances by Dragula winner Vander Von Odd; Legendary’s Calypso Jeté Balmain; Dragula stars Dollya Black and Evah Destruction; Hunsen Abequeer; and Austin’s very own Jack Rabid, Riotgirl, and Gothess Jasmine.
A half-mile walking trail lined with displays dedicated to the glorious gourd, including giant jack-o'-lanterns, the world’s largest pumpkin guitar, a flying 40-foot handmade dragon, a life-size pumpkin pirate ship, and more fantastic surprises built by artists using over 5,000 hand-carved pumpkins.
This terrifying interactive haunted house at the J. Lorraine Ghost Town comes with a special bonus: It's raising funds for the Breast Cancer Resource Center and Manor ISD. Called "Lockdown" because it takes place in a futuristic prison setting, it's also so interactive you'll emerge covered in goo and guts, so be ready to get messy!
Austin's La Fenice and Golden: Silent Improvised Stories will show you what happened on that terrible night at the Neill Cochran House 100 years ago. "In this site-specific show, release your inner voyeur and roam the rooms of Neill Cochran alongside the echoes of its inhabitants." Spooky af? Yes, but especially spooky fun.
Oct. 28-30; Nov. 5-6, 12, 19-20. All shows at 8pm. $20.
Put on your favorite costume and join the Bullock Museum and Girlstart for their annual Halloween celebration with hands-on STEM fun for the whole family and a chance to explore the museum's exhibits after hours.
Camp Moody along the banks of Onion Creek screens Gremlins on the lawn Friday (7:15pm) and a day of fun Saturday: Games, ziplining, and more activities take place 3-6:30pm, followed by the Y's Zombie Run at 8pm.
Light the jack-o-lantern and settle into your couch for a spooky and seductive virtual burlesque and variety show. Special guest Lady Lola Lestrange, drag star Gothess Jasmine, a devilish recipe from Taylor C. Baker, and musical guest star Caleb de Casper cast a spine-tingling spell.
The Bat City Bombshells present a naughty night of ghoulishly good burlesque featuring performances by Holli Lolli, Violet Sky, Sherry Bomb, Mistress Moon, Katetastrophe, Anastasia Arsenic, Folly Parton, Roc Gaude, Mr. Gorgeous George, Jack Potts, Marcia Melons, and Lolita Fire. Special guest Jinxy Deviate thrills and chills as tonight’s host.
Check out a multitude of online offerings to celebrate Day of the Dead, including recipes, virtual exhibits, activity guides, and more. In-person events include parade art displays, an augmented ofrenda mural, a store, free papel picado art kits for kids, and free pan de muerto while supplies last.