Frights, sights, and wicked nights: here are 15 fantastic things to do this weekend in Houston – the last weekend in October!
1. Scream Fest
Scream Fest is no ordinary theme park. While other parks may offer a few frightening moments with specific rides that can raise the excitement level a bit, akin to what you’d find in “Monsters, Inc.” with scream canisters, Scream Fest Houston takes things to a whole new level, making other theme parks appear as tame as a beloved Pixar movie.
2-5. Haunt the Local Bars
From bars housed in haunted houses to genuinely haunted hole-in-the-walls, to local haunts that have undergone a complete metamorphosis, akin to a werewolf under a full moon, this is where you can discover the most festive Houston bars this October. These bars are adorned with extravagant decorations, magical drinks, and more to truly embrace the spooky spirit of the season.
Candlelit concerts introduce the enchantment of a live, multi-sensory musical performance to breathtaking venues in Houston like never before. Secure your tickets today to experience Halloween-themed music at The Lone Star Flight Museum, all while basking in the soft radiance of candlelight.
From the odd minds behind Houston’s Horror Film Fest comes the Halloween Horror Market Pop-Up. Sponsored by Spirit Halloween, the macabre market is set to take place on October 28 from noon to 7 pm at The Wildcatter Saloon, 26913 Katy Fwy.
8-10. Enter a Haunted House
Rated one of the “top 5 most terrifying haunted houses in the U.S.A.” 13th House is an essential Halloween experience in Houston. Opening September 16, 13th House is celebrating 5 years of fear with three thrilling attractions: Chop House, Legends of the Deep, and All Hallow’s Eve
This Halloweekend, a full Hunter’s Moon will grace our skies. On Saturday, October 28th, the Hunter’s Moon will reach peak illumination on Saturday afternoon at 3:24 pm. For the best look, The Old Farmer’s Almanac advises to wait until sunset.
The 49th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival, the largest renaissance festival in the nation, returns to Texas October 7th with a kingdom of entertainment for the whole family.
Boo On The Boardwalk, Kemah’s annual Halloween event, returns with frighteningly fun entertainment for the whole family.
As the name suggests, Candy Cane Lane is foremost a Yuletide destination populated with the most over-the-top Christmas light displays, inflatable snowmen, reindeer, and more during the holiday season.
Before that time arrives, however, residents of Quail Valley in Missouri City haunt the 3100 block of Robinson Road with a larger-than-life Halloween displays for the living (or undead) to enjoy.
Houston’s top market, rooftop, and concert venue is gearing up to offer something delightfully sinister for the city this Halloween season. On October 28, Post will be the epicenter of a grand Halloween ball and Black Carpet affair, featuring specially crafted cocktails, live acts, and eerie entertainment.