Celebrate Halloween with the Best Costumes and Events in Texas

Young or old, Houston and Dallas residents will have no shortage of events to celebrate Halloween and escape from reality for a few hours with a creative costume and sugary sweets.

Halloween Events in Houston

Enjoy Halloween while helping dogs in need find a new home at Bridgeland’s 10th annual Howl-O-Ween Fest, taking place on Oct. 27 at Josey Lake, providing free fun and games for all ages. This festival will have food trucks, pumpkin decorating, a magic show and trick-or-treating for both children and dogs!

The 7 – Acre Wood in Conroe will be the site of the 18th annual Thrill at the Mill, on Oct. 27. Here, visitors can indulge in delicious food and activities including a petting zoo, mini golf, hayrides, pony rides and more!

Sugar Land will host its own Halloween party on Oct. 28 with the city’s Halloween Town. This event will feature a costume contest, activity stations, a pumpkin patch and more entertainment for kids and adults to enjoy.

Halloween Events in Dallas

Scare on the Square in McKinney, is a free event on Oct. 31 from 4-7 p.m. that gives groups of all ages a safe and friendly venue to enjoy Halloween. A costume contest, pumpkin races, candy and more help to make this event a spooky success.

Halloweekend at the Dallas Zoo brings together the best parts of the holiday, with trick-or-treating for kids, a craft beer garden for adults, a pumpkin patch, hay maze, bounce house, animal encounters and more on Oct. 28 and 29. A special Halloween day at the zoo (and costumes are encouraged). What could be more fun?

At Friscovania in Frisco, experience a kid’s carnival concourse, live music, fortune tellers, trick-or-treating, a runway show, costume contest and more. It’s all happening on Oct. 27 from 3 – 8 p.m.!

Best Group Costumes

Gather your friends, children, loved ones or neighbors! It’s time to pick an award-worthy group costume for 2018.

Looking for a costume that offers a bit of mystery or magic?

Solving mysteries with fashionable flair was the highlight of this cast of characters. Bring a mystery to life as the gang of Scooby Doo while seeking the home offering the biggest candy bars on Halloween night. You could also honor that cast from the wizarding world of Harry Potter for this holiday. Grab robes and wands before heading out for an enchanting evening.

Prefer superpowers to magic? Flex those muscles as one of these bands of superheroes like The Incredibles, The Avengers or The Guardians of the Galaxy.

Other group costume ideas include:

  • Mario, Luigi and friends
  • The characters from Toy Story
  • Disney princesses and princes
  • Characters and dinosaurs from Jurassic Park and Jurassic World
  • Dominos
  • Crayon Colors
  • Group of minions
  • The three little pigs
  • Sesame Street characters… and more!

What’s your favorite group costume idea or Halloween celebration?