- October 22, 2018

2018 Halloween Events in Austin for Grown Up Ghouls and Ghosts


Looking for some fun Halloween activities for adults? You’ve come to right place. These are some of the spookiest, trickiest, and happiest Halloween events we could find in and around Austin.

If you happen to be searching for the perfect family outing, you can find our massive list of  fall festivals here. If Dia De Los Muertos is more your thing, you can find all those events here.


Thursday, October 25 

Movies in the Park – Practical Magic
Thursday, October 25 | 7:15 – 9:30 p.m. | Palm Park | 711 East 3rd St.
Get your cauldrons ready for a special showing of Practical Magic. Blankets, chairs, and on leash dogs are welcome! Styrofoam, glass, and alcohol are not permitted. Food purchases will be available from Casey’s New Orleans Snowballs and Garbo’s Lobster Truck ATX. The event is free.

Friday, October 26

Hocus Pocus Free Outdoor Screening
Friday, October 26 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Community First! Village | 9301 Hog Eye Rd.
Mobile Loaves & Fishes invites you to a free movie night at Community First! Village. Grab chairs and a blanket, bring family and friends, and enjoy this special screening. Explore Community First! Village, pick your spot, and enjoy your favorite movie snacks from the Community Grille. Burgers, french fries, snacks, and drinks will be available for purchase (cards and cash accepted). The event is free, however a $5 donation would be highly appreciated.

Master Pancake Vs. Halloween (1978)
Friday, October 26 | 7 & 10 p.m. | Alamo Drafthouse Ritz | 320 E. 6th St.

Don’t miss the Master Pancake comedians as they carve up Carpenter, get pumped for pumpkins, and shout JACK-O-LANTERN! They’ll be slicing up John Carpenter’s slasher classic Halloween (1978), the story of a shy young man who comes back to his hometown and finds himself stalked by a 3-note piano riff.  Mary Jo Pehl (MST3K, Rifftrax) will be joining for a limited number of shows. Click here to see all showtimes.

Saturday, October 27

Boo ‘N Brew
Saturday, October 27 | 4 – 7 p.m. | Wolf Ranch Town Center | 1015 W. University Ave., Ste. 601, Georgetown
Beer sampling and an adult costume contest for the 21+ crowd. Wristbands for the beer sampling will be $10, purchased day of event. That wristband will allow you to receive 5- 6 oz samples of beer. Sales are limited. All money raised from event goes to the Field of Honor. For the younger kiddos, they’ll have root beer sampling, a photo booth, pumpkin painting, games and vendor booths for trick or treating!

12th Annual Murder, Mayhem and Misadventure Walking Tour
Saturday, October 27 | 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Oakwood Cemetery | 1600 Comal St.
Join for the 12th annual Murder, Mayhem & Misadventure Walking Tour at Historic Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.  The free tours cover the chilling, untimely deaths of “residents” of Oakwood portrayed by actors at their grave sites. The 45 minute tours highlight historical – not scary – events and start every 15-20 minutes between 10 a.m. through 3:15 p.m. near the newly restored Oakwood chapel. Kids under adult supervision are welcome, but please leave your pets at home and wear closed-toed shoes. Sponsored by Save Austin’s Cemeteries. Donations welcome!


Desert Door Sotolber Festival
Saturday, October 27 | 1 – 8 p.m. | Desert Door Distillery | 211 Darden Hill Rd., Dripping Springs

Join Desert Door for the first annual Sotolber Festival at the Driftwood distillery. Families are welcome to take part in family-friendly activities including a local caramel apple station, custom trick-or-treat bag-making, while enjoying hot apple cider and of course, sotol. After a day of activities and live music by John Gomez and Jordan Mitchell from 3-5 p.m., guests can dance the night away with vintage vinyl Halloween tunes beginning at 5 p.m. Desert Door will be hosting a costume contest. Prizes will be given to the winners in the three categories: “Best Pet,” “Best Under 21,” and “Best Over 21.”

OctoberFest 4: All Hallows’ Eve Festival Ball 2018 at The Belmont
Saturday, October 27 | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | The Belmont | 305 W. 6th St.
Be there for the 4th annual OctoberFest at The Belmont. Tickets start at just $5 for this party that includes a fashion show, live band, silent disco, two DJs, games and activities, a costume contest, and Austin’s sexiest crowd. A percentage of the proceeds go to help Texas Wounded Warriors. Kick off your Halloween weekend with the ultimate remarkable night!

Sunday, October 28

BarkHappy Austin: Glow In The Bark Block Party on Rainey for APA
Sunday, October 28 | 7 – 9:30 p.m. | Lustre Pearl | 94 Rainey St.
Calling all Austin dog lovers! It’s time to get your GLOW on  Join the first ever BarkHappy Glow in the Bark Block Party on Rainey! They’ll light up the night and support Austin Pets Alive! Lustre Pearl, Bungalow and Container Bar are all teaming up with BarkHappy for a one of a kind party. It not only includes GLOW necklaces for all the dogs, but also a free beer ticket from Lone Star Beer to each ticket holder, one free $35 Credit to Bark&Zoom, a free fitness class with Fuerte Fitness, free dog treats and a SoulCycle pass for the first 150 ticket buyers. Humans or dogs in costume get an extra free raffle ticket. Bring on your light up and glow in the dark accessories and Halloween costumes. Early Bird Tickets are $15 and General Admission Tickets are $20 per person.

Monday, October 29

Yelp’s All Hallows Gala
Monday, October 29 | 7 – 10 p.m. | Springdale Station | 979 Springdale Rd.
This complimentary and creepy event is full of tricks and so many treats! With food, drinks, and mischief, Yelp’s All Hallows Gala is the biggest party of the year. There will be multiple food and drink sponsors, a costume contest, and interactive elements that are sure to make this party the scariest of the season! Costumes are required and you will not be admitted without one. This is a FREE event! However, what’s the point of having all this fun without giving back to a great, local nonprofit? You are  highly encouraged to make a $10 donation per person to the Dimension Gallery, which will be collected at the door.

Tuesday, October 30

Hocus Focus – A Halloween Photo Party
Tuesday, October 30 | 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. | Gather Venues | 411 W. Monroe St.
Hocus Focus is a Halloween party with a purpose! It revolves around great fall and Halloween-themed photo booth activations and giving back to local and national charities that are doing good to make our world a better place. The party will feature four of Austin’s top photo booth companies bringing you several opportunities to get that perfect photo to post on Halloween! Each photo booth company will be doing something different, and they’re planning things from pumpkin patch portraits to spooky Halloween film-inspired green screen activations! You know they’ll be bringing the best lighting so #nofilter required.

Wednesday, October 31

Wednesday, October 31 | 6 – 11:45 p.m. | Native Hostel | 807 E. 4th St.
Halloween is on a Wednesday but you went too hard on the weekend, and we’re not cool enough to party hard on a Wednesday night.  So, why don’t you eat some food, chill on a comfy couch, and watch some scary movies all night. Bring along your pillows and wear stretchy pants.


Zombieland Beer Dinner with Pinthouse Pizza 
Wednesday, October 31 | 7:45 – 9:45 p.m. | Alamo Draftouse S. Lamar | 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.
Whether you’re looking for a way to kick-start your night or dodging the apocalyptic hedonism of Halloween in Austin altogether, the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar has you covered. They’re giving the defining zombie road-trip buddy comedy of its time the three course feast it deserves, with help from pals at Pinthouse Pizza! Yes, there is a Twinkie inspired item on the menu. Duh.

Lala’s Zombie Christmas
Wednesday, October 31 | 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Lala’s | 2207 Justin Ln.
The year-round Christmas bar brings the holiday spirit to Halloween with their annual Zombie Christmas party. There will be a costume contest at 10 p.m. with prizes. Lala’s will be partnering with Celis Brewery and Karbach Brewery as well as offering $5 Tully and $5 El Jimador specials all night.

Thursday, November 1

Silent Films Out Loud: Halloween Edition
Thursday, November 1 | 6 – 8 p.m. | Blanton Museum of Art | 200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
Be prepared to S-C-R-E-A-M as Silent Films Out Loud presents a triple feature of terror at the Blanton! Two horror classics of the silver screen. 1910’s Frankenstein and 1928’s The Fall of the House of Usher, along with the lightly frightful Buster Keaton short Haunted House, will come alive thanks to new scores from Austin based composers Jackie Myers, Bob Hoffnar, Dave Biller and Jean Hasse. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the screening starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Blanton Members/Students.

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