Looking for fun things to do to celebrate Halloween and Día de los Muertos near the Dripping Springs Community? Here are some events for a memorable and safe Halloween for the whole family.
Boo at the Zoo
10808 Rawhide Trail
Austin, TX 78736
Every Friday and Saturday for the entire month of October, families board the haunted train at the Austin Zoo for an illuminating experience! The zoo transforms into Boo at the Zoo with lights and Halloween decorations.
Wear costumes without the mask, explore the Haunted House, and see the animals by the glow of your flashlight. You can bring a picnic to savor in the Picnic Grove. Book those tickets early.
Proof and Cooper October Harvest
18800 Hamilton Pool Rd.
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620
Here’s one right in the backyards of those who live in Caliterra in Dripping Springs. Every weekend in October, families visit Proof and Cooper to choose from hundreds of pumpkins of all shapes and sizes. On Saturdays, they’re open from 12 to 8 pm. On Sundays, it’s from 10 am to 7 pm.
You can do much more than picking a pumpkin. They have photo areas, carnival games, and live music. The kids are sure to love face painting, the bounce house, magic shows, and the petting zoo.
Adults can enjoy craft cocktails and local draft beers. Noshes include a full menu with southern fixin’s and homemade sweets such as caramel apples, hot chocolate, and apple cider. (Psst, there’s an adult version of apple cider too.)
Dia de Los Muertos and Community Altars Exhibition
419 Congress Ave.
Austin Texas 78701
Mexic Arte Museum honors the Day of the Dead with holiday-inspired art from the museum’s permanent collection. They have a display of mojigangas, which are large festive sculptures from the museum’s Viva la Vida parade. Their artists-in-residence, Yocelyn Riohas and Jerry Silguero, have an installation that raises awareness about immigration issues including the struggles of immigrant children.
On October 26 from 9 am to noon, the Viva la Vida parade will begin on 6th Street between I-35 Southbound Frontage Road and Red River Street. The parade travels west on 6th Street and ends at the festival location on 4th and Congress. The parade will have costumes, props, live music, dancers, and floats.
Thinkery Halloween Hootenanny
1830 Simond Ave.
Austin, Texas 78723
On October 26 from 6 to 9 pm, families celebrate Halloween with Thinkery. Dress up in your costume and prepare to experience a variety of spooky, gross, and silly hands-on STEAM activities for everyone.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre Haunted House
102 East Ufer St.
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
Despite the name, people and children of all ages are welcome to the haunted house where they can wander through labyrinths. Reward yourself for a job well done with a drink or two, live music, and BBQ. The event will have bounce houses and slides for the kids. They encourage everyone to come in costume and the trick-or-treaters will get treats before they leave.