Halloween is a favorite time of for trick-or-treating with the kids and checking out some of the spaces and places in the city that transform themselves for spooky times. San Antonio events focus on great fun, whether you’re looking for a tame, family-friendly experience for the little ones or something with a little more excitement.
Bud Light Haunted River
Friday, Oct. 27, 6–10pm
The River Walk
See the downtown River Walk transformed into a haunted river at this popular event, along with “eerie sounds, roaming ghouls, zombies, and monsters,” plus music, dancing, an adult costume contest, a haunted river parade with decorated floats, and trick or treating.
Alamo City Comic Con Halloween Edition
Friday, Oct. 27, 5–9pm
Saturday, Oct. 28, 11am to 9pm
Sunday, Oct. 29, 10am to 6pm
This is billed as a “family friendly event for all ages to celebrate all things Halloween,” but keep in mind there will be “interactive events such as Interview with a Vampire, Thriller Showcase, Miss GOREgeous Halloween Queen Pageant, Monster Movie Madness, Fortune Telling, Houdini Style Magicians and Freak Show, Tattoo Expo, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Special Celebrity Guest, Special Effect Class and so much more!” Special guests including Robert Englund, Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street film series, and Linda Blair, star of The Exorcist.
Dia de los Muertos Festival
Saturday, Oct. 28, 10am to 11pm
Sunday, Oct. 29, Noon to 10pm
Don’t miss the chance to come out and celebrate Dia de los Muertos in San Antonio’s historic first neighborhood, La Villita. This celebration will bring together original Day of the Dead art and culture with live music at the Arneson River Theater. Highlights include a drum and puppet procession, live poetry, and “the largest open altar exhibition in the city.”
Through October 29
“Thrills and chills await you this October at Howl-O-Scream. Howl-O-Scream has transformed the peaceful park you once knew into something sinister this Halloween. Nightfall has awakened hundreds of creatures roaming six scare zones and lurking the halls of five haunted houses. New for 2017, Dark Side of the Gardens, our latest haunted house.”
October 29, 3–4pm
San Antonio Symphony, H-E-B Performance Hall
Earmarked for children ages 4–11 (yet open to all), this special event is a costumed, “one-hour, interactive performance featuring music for the season.” Before the concert, there will be musical crafts and games and a Costume Contest.
Weekend days through October 29, 9am to 6pm
San Antonio Zoo
This is a family-friendly Halloween celebration of the non-spooky variety. You’ll find trick-or-treat stations, a hay maze, pumpkin painting, dance parties, games, and even a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express, plus a costume contest for the little ones.
More Delightful Than Frightful
Tuesday, October 31
Especially for children 12 and under and special-needs individuals of any age, this family-friendly event is a safe place to trick or treat and enjoy the rides and attractions. If you bring in four non-perishable food items (per person) between before October 30, you’ll get in free on Halloween!
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest
Through October 31
Six Flags is billing this as, “the biggest, scariest, and more terrifying Fright Fest ever in the 25 years of Six Flags Fiesta Texas,” so beware! You can expect “themed scare zones,” as well as roller-coaster rides in complete darkness, and the “hungriest Fiesta Texas monsters feasting on your screams and terror.”
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Get ready for Ripley’s Haunted Adventure’s multi-million-dollar haunted house with live actors and special effects located in a “creepy renovated mansion.”
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