There are only a couple weeks to go until Halloween is here. Between the crisp fall weather, jack-o’-lanterns, costumes, haunted houses, and Halloween parties, October has so much spooky fun to offer. The following are just a few Halloween-inspired activities and events happening around San Antonio:
Fantastic Family Fun
- South Texas Maize: Every weekend this fall, the South Texas Maize is open to families who want to embrace the new season. You can get lost in a seven-acre maze, pick pumpkins, go on a hayride, build a campfire, or simply enjoy delicious food.
- Pumpkin Patch: There are several pumpkin patches waiting for you to visit this October. Pick out your favorite pumpkins for fall decorations and jack-o’-lanterns at The Great Hill Country Pumpkin Patch, the Goodnews Pumpkin Patch, or the Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch.
- BOOtanica Saturdays: If you’re looking for a little education with your Halloween fun, check out BOOtanica Saturdays at the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. Learn about bats, the harvest, butterflies, scarecrows, and Dia de los Muertos every weekend this month.
- Zoo Boo!: This event is perfect for your little ones. Dress them up in their adorable Halloween costume and go to the zoo for some trick-or-treating and non-scary Halloween fun.
Ghosts, Monsters, and Halloween Thrills
- Fright Fest: Head to Six Flags for a night of screams, horror, and thrills as you visit four haunted houses. The medieval torture chamber will have you running from evil spirits or go below Crackaxle Canyon into an abandoned mine filled with the undead. No matter which haunted house you choose, you’ll get your fill of scares for Halloween.
- 13th Floor Haunted House: This is the largest and longest haunted house in San Antonio, which starts in the basement of a 107-year-old house, goes into a graveyard, and into an elevator to the thirteenth floor. It isn’t a typical haunted house with monsters that jump out, but rather it’s a graphic and theatrical show that focuses on visceral and psychological horror.
- Ghosts and Legends of San Antonio: Spend a spooky 90 minutes walking to the Alamo and a cemetary of unmarked graves on this haunted tour. Learn about La Llorona who cries for her drowned children, the Donkey Lady who seeks revenge, and the chilling tale of the rattlesnake’s sound.
Just for Adults
- Bud Light Halloweenfest: On October 28, you can enjoy a parade and custome contest to kick off your holiday spirit. But the fun doesn’t stop there. After the floats pass by the River Walk, all the bars and restaurants stay open for you to get your drink on. Just remember to drink responsibly!
- Masquerade Ball: If you’re looking for something a little more upscale, head to Messina Hof Winery and Resort for a three-course dinner and masquerade ball. Dress in your most elegant ball attire, sample Messina Hof wines, and dance the night away. It’s sure to be a night to remember.
- Restaurants, Bars and Clubs: If you don’t want to make formal plans for Halloween night, there’s still plenty to do and see around town. Most restaurants, bars, and clubs in San Antonio feature Halloween festivities, such as special food and drinks, costume parties, dances, and contests. Go bar hopping to see who serves the best Halloween cocktail, or people watch on the River Walk to see who has the best costume. There’s sure to be plenty of entertainment.
there you have it! These are some of the best halloween events San Antonio has to offer. Whether you’re going out with the family or a group of friends, there’s tons of Halloween spirit around San Antonio. Celebrate the entire month of October and be sure to let us know what your favorite Halloween activities are in the comments!