- October 30, 2020

UPDATED! 2020 Austin 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 happening in 2020 in and around Austin.

If you happen to be searching for the perfect family outing, you can find our massive list of fall festivals, pumpkin patches, and more fun in Austin and beyond here.

Here are all the Austin Halloween events happening in 2020!

This Is Mesmerize Halloween Weekend Spooky Special
October 28 through November 1 | Open til Midnight | Native Hostel, 807 East 4th Street

This is Mesmerize follows the journey of amateur tinkerer and artist-turned-explorer, Mesmer, who one day discovers a secret: we are not alone. Special for Halloween weekend, the exhibit includes photo contests, costume contests, prizes and goodies, a spooky soundtrack, and lots of candy! Tickets are $40. Fun for kids and adults!

This Is Mesmerize Halloween Weekend Spooky Special
October 28 through November 1 | Open til Midnight | Native Hostel, 807 East 4th Street

This is Mesmerize follows the journey of amateur tinkerer and artist-turned-explorer, Mesmer, who one day discovers a secret: we are not alone. Special for Halloween weekend, the exhibit includes photo contests, costume contests, prizes and goodies, a spooky soundtrack, and lots of candy! Tickets are $40. Fun for kids and adults!

Every Day | All Locations

Nothing gets your blood pumping like some good, old fashioned horror movie scares! All month long, EVO will have your favorite Halloween Classics back on the big screen for just $5!

Haunted Drive-In
All of October |Various times | All three Blue Starlite Drive-In Locations
All of October the Blue Starlite Drive-In will be showing halloween movies from Ghostbusters, Harry Potter, to the Rocky Horror Picture Show! They will be utilizing all three locations, Mueller, Downtown, and Round Rock! Don’t miss out on this once a year event. Find screenings and showtimes here.

Nightmare on Gibson Street
All of October | Monday through Thursday 4 p.m. to 2 a.m., Friday through Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. | 1109 South Lamar Boulevard
Join Gibson Street Bar for a very halloween experience. Their bar is decked out in halloween decor and provides a fun environment! You even have to go through a giant skull to enter the bar!

Ghost Walk Tours
Various Days, Times and Locations
If you are drawn to stories of the macabre then this night ghost tour is for you! Enjoy tales of a murder, mystery, unrequited love and of course many, many ghosts! In Austin, nearly every street corner has a story to tell, you just need to be with the right guide.  Don’t miss this walking experience under the cover of darkness. Expert storytellers combined with the weirdness of Austin, it’s a hauntingly good ghost tour! $20 per adult. Kids 10 and under are $10.

Growlers, Ghosts, & Ghouls
Thursday, October 29 | From 6 to 10 p.m.| Growlers USA, 609 West 29th Street

Celebrate halloween with Growlers costume party and tap take over! Their entire tap wall will be going for $3 a pint in addition they’ll have $6 flatbreads, a DJ, Prizes and more! Don’t forget your costume, there will be categories, most original, best duo, and weirdest superhero. So keep that in mind!

Friday, October 30 | from 4 to 9 p.m. | Wolf Ranch Town Center, 1015 W University Avenue, Georgetown
Join for the annual Halloween celebration – fun for all ages! Find your way through the hay maze and then settle in for our feature Moonlight Movie presentation of Hocus Pocus. Activities include: Trick-or-Treating (while supplies last), Hay Maze, Fannie’s Farm Animals, Trackless Train Rides, and more. FREE!

Hocus Pocus: A Drive-in Movie at the Ranch for Halloween!
Friday, October 30 | From 6:30 to 11:45 p.m. | Ranger Cattle, 12208 Farm to Market 969

Join for a BYOB drive-in movie at the ranch! Live music and concessions before the show. Cowboys on horseback parking cars. Feed the cows. Badass Wagyu Burgers for sale. Dog friendly.

Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard: A Haunted Tour of ACL Live
Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 | From 8 to 11 p.m. | ACL Live, 310 West Willie Nelson Boulevard
Zombies and ghoulies and ghosties, oh my! Experience music’s best address like never before: go backstage at Austin’s most iconic venue – Halloween style. This special guided tour of the venue is not for the faint of heart, featuring live musical performances from beyond the grave (Johnny Cash, Stevie Ray Vaughan & more), legendary rock photography galleries, behind-the-scenes stories about Austin City Limits and its performers, unimaginable horrors & some spooky surprises. Prepare to be scared at Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard!

The Surrealist Ball
Friday, October 30 and Saturday, October 31 | From 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. | Devil May Care, 500 West 6th Street
Escape the ordinary this Halloweek with a captivating dinner experience shrouded in myth and intrigue.Step into a lavish evening inspired by the infamous 1972 Rothschild’s Surrealist Ball. We invite you to explore your deepest desires with a night that’s both wildly bizarre and seductively pleasurable

Moe’s Tavern at Nickel City
Friday, October 30 through Sunday, November 1 | 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Nickel City, 1133 E 11th Street

The Simpsons are back in Austin this halloween. Well, kind of. East Austin staple Nickel City is acting as Moe’s Tavern for the third year in a row! More info here.

Bunkhouse X MMH SOCO Candy & Cocktail Crawl
Saturday, October 31 | 4 p.m.| Joann’s Fine Foods, 1224 South Congress Ave
Stop by Jo’s, Hotel San Jose, Joann’s Fine Foods, Perlas’ and Junes, for spooky specials and wicked treats. Hotel San Jose will be serving up a blood orange morgue-a-rita and Jo’s will be serving a Ruby Dead Grapefruit punch and a monster mashup for the kids! Don’t miss out on this event!

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice
Saturday, October 31 | From 4 to 10 p.m.| The Upside, 1108 East Sixth Street

Join East Austin Hotel for a socially distanced screening of the Halloween classic “Beetlejuice”. The movie will be screening at 8 p.m. on the rooftop. There will be themed cocktail and food specials all night long. Don’t forget your costume!

A Spooky Halloween Soiree
Saturday October 31 | From 5 p.m. to 12 a
.m. | Central Machine Works, 4824 East Cesar Chavez Street
Expect themed decorations, dark & moody music and of course food and drink specials, not to mention their first-ever costume contest!! In true social distancing fashion, participants will need to utilize and incorporate a mask into their costume. The winning, most creative, costume will get their tab covered by CMW! Reservations are highly encouraged, visit their website to book a table online and don’t forget your mask!

Shock Event Series: The Shocking HALLOWEEN Party + Donation Drive
Saturday, October 31 | From 6:30 to 11 p.m. | Independence Brewing Co., 3913 Todd Lane #607

Who says you can’t have a safe & sensational Halloween costume party this year? Shock the Vote ATX, Independence Brewing Company, and Blumhouse Productions, the mastermind studio that brought you Get OutInsidious, and Paranormal Activity, invite you to the ultimate Halloween party. Get dressed up for a smashing night of Halloween festivities and a drive-in double feature of Halloween (1978) and Halloween (2018)! We’ll have costume and dance contests with plenty of prizes (respecting social distance practices, of course), an unforgettable Halloween-themed pre-show reel to get you in the spirit, bold beer from Independence Brewing that will shock your palate, thrilling trivia, Halloween prizes from Trick or Treat Studios, and other spine-chilling surprises. Plus, 80% of profits from the evening’s suggested donations will go to Shock the Vote ATX’s six featured nonprofits. Attend if you dare! Tickets are a minimum suggested donation of $10 each.

High 5 Trick or Treat Yo’ Self for Adults and Families – Safe & Free Event!
Saturday, October 31 | All Day (Tanqueray Tastings from 5:30 to 7 p.m.) | High 5 Family Entertainment Center, 1502 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway

The 5th annual Halloween party, High 5 is outdoing itself to provide a SAFE and FAMILY FUN Halloween party and experience this year – as an alternative (or in addition!) to door-to-door Trick-or-Treating. Join ALL DAY for costume contests throughout the day, safe candy stations, spooky cocktails for the adults, and a Tanqueray Tastings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. brought to you by our friends at Southern Glazers!

Saturday, October 31 | From 2 to 9 p.m. | Brewtorium Brewery & Kitchen, 6015 Dillard Circle, Suite A

There will be great German/ Fall Seasonal food menu, great bands, and, of course, lots of beer! Dress up in your finest lederhosen and zombie masks too! They will open at 12pm and our festivities will begin at 2pm. Safety protocols will be in place, masks will be required and all guests will need to remain seated when not ordering at the bar. Seating will be first come first served inside and outside. There will be overflow seating available in the Pond Garden on the other side of the parking lot (we encourage you to bring a camp chair or blanket if you plan to sit there).

Saturday, October 31 | From 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. | Wanderlust Wine Co., 610 N I-35

Join for the first Halloween party at Wanderlust Wine Co. on Saturday, October 31, 2020, featuring The Lewd Dudes, Drake Hilliard, and a guest DJ to keep the good vibes going in a safe and fun environment! Make this Halloween one full of great times and great wines! GA tickets are $20.

Halloween Mask-querade at Speakeasy!
Saturday, October 31 | From 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave.
Join for a wicked good time at Speakeasy for our Halloween Mask-querade! Featuring music by Jericho Machine, $8 blood and butterscotch shot special, tacos, and a photo booth! Wear your best Mask, or costume and get LIT.

5K Beer Run
Saturday, October 31 | Starting at 8 a.m.| 12 Fox Beer Co, 4700 West Fitzhugh Road, Dripping Springs
Do something different this Halloween. Some people might think a 5K is a marathon but at least they’ll be beer! The registration fee includes beer tasting with finisher glass, tech shirt, and awesome awards!

Scream Hollow
Through November 7 | Days and times here | 149 Split Rail Lane, Smithville

Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park – The largest and scariest Halloween Event in Texas! 20 Acres of Screams! Four Haunted Attractions, Live Music in the Beer Garden, Outdoor Bar and Tavern, Cafe, Gift Shop and More!

If you’re a fan of pumpkin flavored goodies, check out all the places to spice up your life in Austin here!