Austin Halloween Events 2022

Looking for a family-friendly trick-or-treat event, or a costume party pub crawl? Check out our recommendations below for some of the best Halloween events in and around Austin this year!

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Austin is brimming with festive ways to celebrate Halloween. Whether you’re seeking events that you can enjoy with your family this October, like classic treat-or-treat events such as Boo at the Zoo, costume parties, and haunted houses, or adult-oriented events like a Halloween pub crawl or party at your favorite local bar, we’ve got a suggestion for you! Check out our list below for some of Austin’s favorite Halloween events, activities, and things to do in late October 2022!

Family Friendly Events

Texas Pumpkin Fest

WHEN: Sat Oct 8, 10:00 AM – Sun Oct 30, 7:00 PM 


WHERE: 8760 FM 2243

8760 Ranch Rd 2243, Leander, TX 78641


Texas Pumpkin Fest 2022, October 8th through October 30th at 8760 FM 2243 (at VFW post, just 5 minutes from last year’s location) the annual pumpkin patch fall festival is a central Texas favorite for families seeking kid-friendly fun!


TICKETS/ ADMISSIONS: https://texaspumpkinfest.com/

Boo at the Zoo

WHEN: Fri Oct 28, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Sat Oct 29, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM


WHERE: Austin Zoo
10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736



Bring the whole family to join us on an evening full of fun @ AUSTIN ZOO for our Boo at the Zoo Halloween Event in Austin, TX.


Join us for a frightfully fun evening out! Wear your favorite Halloween costume and join us for “Boo at the Zoo!” Ride our Haunted Train, explore our scary Haunted House and stroll through the Zoo to see our animals at night.


Please no flashlights.


Our Zoo will be illuminated and decorated for everything Halloween! Your ticket includes a Haunted Train pass and unlimited visits to our Haunted House. Advance reservations are required for train rides and subject to availability. Call us to schedule a train ride and purchase your tickets!


Train times: 7:00 PM, 7:20 PM, 7:40 PM, 8:00 PM, 8:20 PM, 8:40 PM


No rain checks, no refunds. No discounts or coupons honored for this special event.


TICKETS: https://austin-zoo.square.site/shop/boo-at-the-zoo-2022/5

Field of Light at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

WHEN: Sep 9 – Dec 30, 6:45 PM – 9:45 PM


WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center


Austin’s own C3 Presents, in collaboration with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin, is proud to host highly-acclaimed British artist Bruce Munro’s Field of Light installation, September through December 2022.


Illuminating 16 acres in the Texas Arboretum at the Wildflower Center, Field of Light is a stunning display of 28,000 vibrant solar-powered, fiber-optic light pods that showcase the intersection of art, technology, and nature. The installation unites with the outdoors, celebrating the natural topography of the landscape and creating an immersive and emotional experience for guests.


TICKETS: https://www.fieldoflightaustin.com/

2022 Halloween in the Park at Lakeside Park

WHEN: Mon Oct 31, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM


WHERE: Lakeside Park

305 Buena Vista Dr.

Marble Falls, TX 78654


BOO! The Marble Falls Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the 2022 Halloween in the Park event on Monday, October 31st from 5:00 PM-8:00 PM at Johnson Park, 230 Avenue J. Vendors will be set up for a wicked great night of trick-or-treating for all!


TICKETS: https://marblefallstx.gov/801/Halloween-in-the-Park

Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon, 5K and Kids’ Marathon

WHEN: Sat Oct 29, 7:30 AM


WHERE: 2100 Ave of the Stars

2100 Ave of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX 78613


Race Starting Location: 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park, TX


The Hill Country Halloween Half Marathon is a Running race in Cedar Park, Texas consisting of a Half Marathon.


Austin Halloween Half Marathon presented by Penteli Events! While costumes are optional at this half-marathon event, you are guaranteed to have a good time.


The goal with this event was to create a memory for everyone – and having a half marathon in October, having it themed around Halloween was an obvious choice. The Half Marathon course is designed to be mostly flat as you will see on the course page. You won’t want to miss this event as it will be one of your favorite races in Austin. The finish line will be a party with music, massages, entertainment and activities for kids, and of course an abundance of random prize giveaways. The Half Marathon course is USATF certified and all participants will be chip timed and will receive gender specific performance tech shirts. Half Marathon finishers will also be rewarded with custom finisher medals – trust us, you will want to get one of these medals.


TICKETS: http://pentelievents.com/our-races/hill-country-halloween-half/register/

Adult Events

Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show

WHEN: Sat Oct 29, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM


WHERE: 6711 East Ben White Blvd., Austin, TX 78741


At The Dinner Detective, you’ll tackle a hilarious and challenging crime while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it! Our engaging and unique murder mystery dinner theatre performances have been playing across the country since 2004.


TICKETS: https://www.thedinnerdetective.com/dinner-detective-locations/

Halloween Bar Crawl

WHEN: Sat Oct 29, 3:00 PM – 11:30 PM


WHERE: Zilker Brewing Company and Taproom, 1701 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702


Austin’s premier Halloween Bar Crawl & After Party, hosted by Downtown Crawlers – your trusted brand for top-rated upscale events.


Join the one and only Downtown Crawlers Halloween Bar Crawl. Check out  5 of Austin’s finest bars: Zilker Brewing Company – Check-in (3 PM – 6 PM), The Upside at the East Austin Hotel, Drop Kick Cocktail Bar & Kitchen, Lowdown Lounge, The Lucky Duck (After Party)


TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com.mx/e/halloween-bar-crawl-1029-austin-tickets-432052078397

Workshop: Trick-Or-Treat Dog Toy

WHEN: Thu Oct 27, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


WHERE: Blue Owl Brewing

2400 E Cesar Chavez St, Ste 300, Austin, TX 78702


Enjoy this guided workshop where you’ll put together a one-of-a-kind, tail-wagging approved Snuffle Basket for your dog! Each ticket includes all the materials, one 12oz. Blue Owl commemorative logo glass and four pours of beer, so you can sip while you craft!


TICKETS: https://dojour.us/e/15967-workshop-trick-or-treat-dog-toy

Deep in Drag at the Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room - The Halloween One!

WHEN: Sun Oct 30, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM


WHERE: Deep Eddy Vodka Tasting Room

2250 E Highway 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620


Join us for our Deep in Drag Halloween Experience hosted by Nadine Hughes with DJ Donavin Velez. Bow down to the Hallow-queen!


The Halloween Experience includes a costume contest for the scariest, funniest, and sexiest costumes, along with an overall winner! Food provided by Crimson Creek Smokehouse, but come for the boos.


Nadine is the Show Director at Rain on 4th and the current All American Goddess At Large 2022. She will be bringing along four very special performers to entertain you on a Sunday afternoon.


Doors at noon, show at 12:30 PM. Experience ticket includes one cocktail of choice in souvenir jar, 15% merch discount in the gift shop, and two hours of fun! ** If you would like to preorder food for the show (recommended), you may do so at www.crimsoncreekbbq.com. Crimson Creek Smokehouse is now our permanent partner onsite!**


Ages 18+ are recommended. Please email to inquire about show only tickets day of event – tastingroom@deepeddyvodka.com


TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deep-in-drag-at-the-deep-eddy-vodka-tasting-room-the-halloween-one-tickets-389721025077

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