Weekend Event Planner Halloween Edition
Still not exactly sure how to celebrate Halloween weekend? From an '80s themed costume party to bar crawling Montrose with other revelers, we've got you covered on what to do from Friday through Monday.
Friday, October 28
For those interested in a firsthand experience of the process of death, a visit to the National Museum of Funeral History is just the place for you. This museum has a haunted house open all weekend aiming to scare visitors "to death" all while still providing a bit of education. Pull out your best "casket ready" costume for this haunt. Tickets: $3-$5
In order to incite the most scare factor, Scream World skipped no detail when creating its five haunting attractions. A slaughterhouse, the underworld, and a zombie dungeon are just some of what awaits you at Scream World through Saturday. Who's the scariest of your friends? You'll definitely find out here. Tickets $16-$42
Have a spooky good time at Houston’s ninth annual citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family at Discovery Green, with prizes, a Halloween spectacle, movie, music by DJ Astra and more. It's free.
The Hotel Zaza will again become a "World of Wonders" for Halloween with a live DJ, specialty drinks, and delicious bites as costumed guests party the night away. A party at ZaZa is always a night to remember. Tickets: $75
Saturday, October 29
This free family-friendly event includes a extensive music lineup, a kids carnival with rides and games, pumpkin patch for photos, charity walk, food trucks, laser tag, zombie belly dancers and more. Participants are encouraged to wear their finest Halloween costume.
The annual Montrose Bar Crawl is always a sight to see, for both participants and those passing by. "Crawlers" will drink the night away at 12 bars, including Poison Girl and Stone's Throw while DJs keep the party atmosphere alive with tunes. Along with enjoying your drink of choice, there'll be prizes at each stop for the best costume/outfit. As a special bonus, a portion of the proceeds from drink sales will benefit the Houston Area Women's Center; make your partying count.
Enjoy a night of festive fun at the historic downtown park, with a Time Warp dance workshop at 7 pm, followed by a screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, presented by the Alamo Drafthouse Rolling Roadshow.
Break out your best '80s horror film costume as Sanctuari Bar at Triniti celebrates Halloween with a costume party from 4 pm to close. Specialty cocktails, bar bites and '80s horror flicks will all be on tap as Triniti continues its "80-proof" Happy Hour series with a Halloween twist.
As Mo's readies to close, it will be going out with a bang. Join Fright Night for a night of revelry with drink specials, a costume contest, and a DJ to end an era with one of its biggest Halloween parties ever.
Always one of the season's most fun Halloween parties, this edition features live music by Skyrocket! and DJ Damon, free flowing spirits, tasty eats, a raffle, and a one-of-a-kind costume contest. Tickets: $200
Whether you opt for black tie attire or your scariest costume, you can dance the night away for a cause at the Ronald McDonald House Boo Ball. Take part in the live and silent auctions or embrace your inner oenophile by participating in their "bone chilling" wine auction. A spookingly good night awaits at this charitable party. Tickets: $150
Mongoose vs Cobra and Leon's Lounge are teaming up for Mischief on McGowen, creating a few nights of fun at their ivy covered bars. These Midtown haunts will be a part of the Houston Halloween Pub Crawl, serving up some debilitating drink specials. The Outlaw Dave Show will broadcast the mischief live and serve as a judge for the costume contest.
Travel from The Mansion (Zimm's) to Transylvania (Grand Prize) on this groovy, Rocky Horror-themed party. Chef Adam Doris will keep partygoers fed as they venture between the two bars for body-moving tunes and drinks.
Sunday, October 30
Join the human and pet costumed promenade at Rice Village from 10 am to noon, with such contests as Best Dog Crooner, Best Pet Wig, Best Homemade & Almost Homemade Pet Costume, and Most Stylish Pet and Human Pair.
Monday, October 31
Memorial City Mall’s second annual Monster Mash Halloween Spooktacular features live music, trick or treating, arts and crafts, and more. And it's free.
A group of people hide from bloodthirsty zombies in a rural Pennsylvania farmhouse. Will they make it through the night? Celebrate Halloween with this terrifyingly fun cult classic. Admission is free.
Prepare to be thrilled at the Revelry on Richmond Halloween party. DJ Rockwell will spin tunes late until the night and a "Thriller" dance off will show who has the best moves "under the moonlight." Bring on your best dance moves; you can rest on Tuesday.
The River Oaks restaurant is always party central on Halloween night as patrons outdo themselves with naughty and nice costumes in what has become a Houston tradition.