Trick or Treat? What are YOU doing this weekend?

These events are for Houston TX…but Parents Connect shows Family Friendly Events for most major cities!

Highlight of the Weekend:

Family festivities abound for all the little ghouls, goblins, superheroes, and princesses this Halloween weekend:

Scream on the Green at Discovery Green features music and dancing, trick-or-treating, face painting, larger-than-life puppets, magicians, Mad Science shows, and costume contests with prizes in many categories.

Tricks, Treats, & T-Rex at the Museum of Natural Science offers kids the chance to wear their Halloween costumes and enjoy Mad Science demonstrations, magic shows, samples of cooked insects, and “Creepy Chemist” experiments.

ArBOOretum at the Houston Arboretum includes trick-or-treating through the forest, pumpkin decorating, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, and hayrides.

In addition to these and some of the events listed below, you can check out our full page of Free Halloween Events happening all around town over the weekend. Have a fun, safe Halloween!


Ballunar Liftoff Festival(through Sun, Oct 31)
The annual Ballunar Liftoff Festival includes skydiving exhibitions, evening balloon-glows, arts and crafts, live entertainment, and hot air balloon liftoffs…
Location: NASA – Johnson Space Center
Cost: $10 per vehicle
Ages: All Ages
Monsters vs Aliens (FREE!)(through Fri, Oct 29)
Miller hosts a free screening of the popular animated film, Monsters vs Aliens (PG), with a Halloween costume contest held before the movie…
Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre
Cost: Free

Ages: 5 – 12


Skyline Screamers: Ghostly Tales (FREE!)(through Sat, Oct 30)
Storytellers from the Houston Storytellers Guild perform some of their favorite spine-tingling tales outdoors under the stars…
Location: Marmion Park
Cost: Free
Ages: 6 & up
Great Pumpkin Fun Run(through Sat, Oct 30)
The annual Halloween fun run features a 5K, a 1K kids’ walk, and a post-race party complete with a children’s costume contest and live music…
Location: City Hall and Hermann Square
Cost: Registration $10-$25
Ages: All Ages
Ghostly Gardens (FREE!)(through Sun, Oct 31)
Kids are invited to enjoy free trick-or-treating, craft activities, face painting, and a costume contest…
Location: Moody Gardens
Cost: Free
Ages: 12 & under

Classic Horror for Halloween: Dracula(through Sun, Oct 31)
Miller hosts a free outdoor screening of the 1931 horror film Dracula, starring Bela Lugosi…
Location: Miller Outdoor Theatre
Cost: Free
Ages: 10 & up

Click here for more information and directions to these events or to find cities other than Houston TX
All of this info is courtesy of Parents Connect. A great source for family friendly fun!

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6 thoughts on “Trick or Treat? What are YOU doing this weekend?”

  1. We have a soccer and baseball game that will take up from about 12:15 to 5:45 on Saturday. Annual Pumpkin Party with the family Sunday afternoon and trick or treating Sunday evening. In other words a relaxing weekend at home 😉

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by everyone! I'll be sure to check out your blogs!Colleen, good luck with all of that, LOL

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