Check Out These Frightfully Fun Halloween Events in San Antonio -

Check Out These Frightfully Fun Halloween Events in San Antonio

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Grab your favorite costume and get your trick-or-treat bucket at the ready because it is that time of year again! If you are like us, Halloween is a month-long celebration, and this October lineup looks ghoulishly good.

From family-friendly trick-or-treat adventures and special Halloween-themed runs to top attractions getting a complete Halloween makeover, there is no shortage of Halloween activities in San Antonio.

We have got your bone-chilling itinerary all dressed up with these frightfully fun Halloween events:

Howl-O-Scream and Spooktacular at SeaWorld San Antonio

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Halloween is in full force at SeaWorld San Antonio. There is the scarily fun Howl-O-Scream for adults, which transforms SeaWorld into a sinister park. In addition, you can get your fight on with six total horror haunts, such as Karver’s Kradle or Zombie Horde, and eight terror-tories (themed areas), such as The Swamp at Blackwater Bayou or Ripper Row.

For a more family-friendly offering, there is Spooktacular, a daytime event that includes trick-or-treating, kid-friendly Halloween shows, creative costumes, and a maze featuring Spookley the Square Pumpkin. There will also be the Sesame Street Halloween parade, Elmo Rocks, Día de Los Muertos, and plenty of photo opportunities.

For ticket and date information, visit the SeaWorld San Antonio website. These events are open now through the end of October.


Fright Fest and Boo Fest at Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Take your little ghosts and ghouls to Boo Fest, a family-friendly Halloween Experience at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Throughout October, there will be plenty of daytime fun focusing on trick-or-treat events and a kid-friendly Haunted walkthrough experience.

If you are looking for something just for adults, you will want to stick around Six Flags Fiesta Texas when the sun goes down. Fright Fest is considered one of the largest Halloween attractions of the season, with haunts like Slaughterhouse 6 Xtreme or the halls of RockKill High. There are also scary skits, spooky sing-a-longs, and ghoulish actors causing mayhem in the Scare Zone.

For dates and ticket information for either event check out the Six Flags Fiesta Texas website.


Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo

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Enjoy a family-friendly Halloween season with Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo. Children are encouraged to dress up to participate in a daily costume contest. There are also activities such as Cowboy’s Dance Parties and Cowboy’s Scavenger Hunt, the Scarecrow Sing-a-Long Express, and Trick or Treating hour.

Explore themed areas such as Bubbling Seas featuring pirates and mermaids and Día De Los Muertos, featuring vibrant colors and a cultural touch.

Zoo Boo hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the event runs until October 31st.


Hocus Pocus at Cinema on Will’s Plaza

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Put a spell on your October plans with a showing of Hocus Pocus at the Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza on October 14th. This Halloween cult classic shares the story of a group of children who must find a way to stop 17th-century resurrected witches on Halloween night with the help of a feline friend. Enjoy the movie on a 32-foot LED wall screen.

This is a free event, so all you need to do is bring yourself, your family, and maybe a lawn chair or a spooky blanket.

The plaza opens at 7:00 p.m., and the movie starts at 8:00 p.m. No outside drinks, food, or pets are allowed on the plaza.


8th Annual Hocus Pocus Halloween Extravaganza

Suppose you can’t get enough of the Sanderson Sisters. In that case, you will want to head to the San Antonio Museum of Art on October 22nd for the 8th Annual Hocus Pocus Halloween Extravaganza.

This 21+ event will include an open bar of beer, wine, and specialty cocktails, along with appetizer bites. There will also be costume contests, a photo booth, and entertainment from DJ Stephennie Ramerez and the e7 Band.

Proceeds will support Fiesta Youth Programming, so don your ghoulish garb and come out for a magically good time.

The event lasts from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.


Brews N’ Broomsticks at The DoSeum

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The adults-only Brews N’ Broomsticks takes place on October 27th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The typically quaint Little Town part of the DoSeum will transform into a spooky venue complete with creepy crawlies, a tour through the ghoulish garden, and a costume contest.

While costumes are not mandatory, there will also be a costume contest, so come out in your terrifying threads and creepy costumes. Refreshments and cocktails, along with bites, will be served.

Attendees must be 21+ to attend.


Rocky Horror Trail Run

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It’s just a jump to the left! The Rocky Horror Trail Run will occur on October 29th at Eisenhower Park. Choose between the following runs: 5k, 10k, 25k, or an outstanding 50k. All registrants will receive creepily cool swag, including a rate t-shirt, a unique finishers medal, and a finisher’s gift for those who complete the 50k.

The race will cap at 400 runners, so sign up quickly to do the time warp again!

Visit the website to register for this fun trail run.


Boos & Brews 5k Monster Dash at Freetail Brewing Co

Calling all ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and of course, monsters! The Boos & Brews 5k Monster Dash will occur on October 29th at Freetail Brewing Company. Participants are encouraged to run, walk, or stumble around like a zombie at this fun, for-all-ages, and levels event!

If you choose to participate, all runners will receive a complimentary craft brew from Freetail Brewing Co and a choice of seasonal swag from the Brewery running series. There will also be a costume contest, door prizes, live music, games, goodies, and giveaways.

Sign up to participate in this monstrously fun event on the website.


13th Annual Art Under the Oaks at The Garden Center

On October 29th, come out to The Garden Center located at 10682 Bandera Road for the 13th Annual Art Under the Oaks.

The event will feature arts and crafts vendors, including local artists, jewelers, woodworkers, crafters, makers, and more! There will also be a Bonsai exhibition and demos with Bob Odegaard of the San Antonio Bonsai Society.

There will also be live music with Gypsy Caravan, food trucks, and for those looking for fall photo opportunities, there will also be a beautiful pumpkin patch. Perfect for fall vibes!

The event lasts from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Restaurant-Hosted Events Throughout the City

Check with your favorite San Antonio restaurant – there’s a good chance they are celebrating with spooky festivities as well! Here are some options to get you started:

Halloween at the Good Kind

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The Good Kind, a staple restaurant & bar, located at 1127 S. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78210, is hosting a spooky Halloween party (21+) in their spacious Southtown gardens Saturday, October 29th from 7pm-10pm. On Saturday evening, guests are invited to dress up in their most creative costumes and participate in the costume contest. There will be prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. The winners will be determined by crowd participation, so guests are encouraged to bring their best ghoul friends to cheer them on.

For those who aren’t much for dressing up, the bar will be serving spooky cocktails to get them in the spirit.


Ming’s 2nd Anniversary Halloween Party

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Ming’s is celebrating two years at their current location with a Halloween Party. Saturday, October 29th, dine the night away with  a special party menu of free-flow steamed buns, dumplings and wings, plus Sake-mixed drinks and beer. Costumes are strongly encouraged, purchase your tickets now!


Experience Thrills and Chills in San Antonio Throughout the Year

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There is fun to be had all year round in San Antonio! Whether you want to start planning that perfect holiday getaway or want to get a jump on your new year adventures. We have plenty of incredible events, from family-friendly activities to outdoor thrills. Check out our digital guide for ideas to help get you started!




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