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Free Halloween fun for families in San Antonio

Free (& almost-free & not free) Halloween events for families take place all over San Antonio each year. Here’s San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list of free, almost-free, and not free (but still fun!) family-friendly Halloween events in San Antonio for kids of all ages.

Check back often as we continue to add to this list of free Halloween fun!

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are still available.

Free Halloween events in San Antonio:

Tellabrations!
Sunday, October 9, 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Free admission for Free Second Sunday
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
Hemisfair Campus, 801 E. César E. Chávez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
October’s Free Second Sunday event features a wide variety of spooky stories and mysteries at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures. Storyteller Carolina Quiroga-Stultz will draw on her repertoire of tall tales for some family-friendly, scary-but-not-too-scary entertainment. Make-and-take crafts will highlight the Halloween theme.

Flick or Treat at Mays Family YMCA at Stone Oak
Friday, October 14, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 pm.
21654 Blanco Rd, 78260
Join the YMCA for this FREE spooktacular night of fun where children can enjoy a movie, popcorn, son-cones provided by Flamingo Rey’s, face painting, moon bounce, games, and of course sweet tr.ats! The Jungle Book will be the feature film of the night–Rated PG. Movie plays at 7:30pm. RSVP by Thursday, October 13th by calling 210-497-7088 or
e-mailing chasityb@ymcasatx.org. Candy donations will gladly be accepted before the event at the Welcome Center.

Davis-Scott Family YMCA Trunk-or-Treat
Friday, October 21, 6-8pm in the YMCA Parking lot. For more information, call (210) 532-0932.
Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume. There will be games, a costume contest and a truck decorating contest. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations

Saturday, October 22: Trinity Market, 609 N. Campus Dr. 78212, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The first ever Little Beet Pumpkin Patch! Bring your pearly whites for pictures and the little ones to enjoy games and hay rides! Games and entry are free. Pumpkin painting and hayrides are by donation. There will be plenty of pumpkins for sale.

Free Spooky Movies at Santikos
Saturday, October 22, 11:00 a.m.
Santikos Theaters (Silverado, Northwest, Mayan Palace locations) in San Antonio
Head over to these select Santikos Theaters for free spooky movies. Arrive early for best seating. Today’s movie is Hotel Transylvania 2.

Dia de los Muertos at Traders Village (INDOOR EVENT)
Saturday, October 22
Mask Making Workshop: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Day of the Dead Parade: 1:30 p.m.
9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos at Traders Village. Materials will be available for kids to make their own Dia de los Muertos masks. Dress in costume and stroll by the ornately decorated altars, see the works of artists, and enjoy dancing. This event is free to attend but parking is $4.

Haunted Evening and Swim at the Natatorium (INDOOR EVENT)
Saturday, October 22, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Natatorium, 1430 W. Cesar Chavez
A dance, swimming with ghouls, costume contest, scary tale circle, pumpkin patch pics, haunted house, kids haunted maze and terrifying tube races are among the free ghoulish activities planned for youngsters ages 12 and under. Swimming is on tap too, but swimwear is a must. Little ghouls may wear their swimsuits or bring them along to change into when they’re ready for a dip.

Imagine Dental’s Fall Fiesta
Saturday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.
8142 Tezel Rd.
Celebrate fall with free fun, including face painting, candy, crafts, and pictures with princesses and villains.

Halloween Boo Bash at Traders Village (INDOOR EVENT)
Sunday, October 23, 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
9333 SW Loop 410 near Old Pearsall Road
Bring your family to the free Halloween Boo Bash at Traders Village to enjoy live musical entertainment, activities, a Bootastic Parade, and monster-sized Trick-or-Treating by generous vendors who place a pumpkin in front of their location to let you know to stop for candy. Check out the Haunted House with animated and live features that will spook visitors into coming back for more. Activities scheduled:

  • Network for Young Artist 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Free Kids Activities 12:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Boo Bash Parade 1:30pm
  • Parade Grand Marshall tbd
  • All kids in costume can participate in our Boo Bash Parade.

Fifth Annual ‘Operation Troop Treats’ Candy Exchange
Friday, October 28 – Saturday, November 5, during office hours
San Antonio Kool Smiles Dental Offices located at:
San Antonio/Leon Valley Kool Smiles Office, 5601 Bandera Rd., 210-521-1733
San Antonio/McCreless Kool Smiles Office, 3850 S. New Braunfels Ave., 210-485-1859

San Antonio kids can exchange their Halloween candy for toys at San Antonio Kool Smiles Dental Offices from Friday, October 28 to Saturday, November 5 during open office hours.

Kool Smiles, a leading provider of quality dental care in San Antonio, is coordinating for the fifth year ‘Operation Troop Treats’, a program that helps give kid’s teeth a post-Halloween break while giving our U.S. troops serving overseas a sweet reminder of their home. The donated candy will be sent in care packages to U.S. troops serving overseas via Operation Gratitude.

Every child that comes in can receive one toy for every 25 pieces of unopened candy in its original intended packaging. The program is open to everyone, regardless of whether they are Kool Smiles patients. There is a limit of three toys per child and toys are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Haunted Heights: The Woodridge Elementary Carnival
Friday, October 28, 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Woodridge Elementary, 100 Woodridge
This annual carnival for students, families, and neighbors will be held on the Woodridge Elementary field. Admission to the Carnival is free but activities/rides require tickets which are $1.00 per ticket (different activities/food require different amount of tickets). Tickets will be on sale for all of the exciting activities. Come join us for an afternoon of games, food, and fun for all ages.

Little Pumpkins Palooza
Friday October 28, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Catholic Charities, Guadalupe Community Center, 1801 W Cesar E Chavez Blvd 78207
This free palooza is perfect for kids of all ages! Your kids will love participating in the costume closet and they’ll enjoy music, Halloween trick-or-treat safety, activity booths, pumpkins, a haunted house, a movie, and more! If you have gently used costumes, please consider donating them to Catholic Charities in advance of the event to help out kids who don’t have one. Last year, more than 200 costumes were donated which helped give some children a very happy Halloween! Please contact 210-222-1294 for more information.

Bud Light HalloweenFest
Friday, October 28 at 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
The San Antonio River Walk, 110 Broadway St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Little goblins are welcome to a family-friendly Halloween Festival on the River Walk. 6-7PM trick-or-treating (starting at Briscoe Western Art Museum), 6:30-7:15 PM costume contest registration (at La Villita), 7:30-8:15 PM is the $1,000 costume contest (sponsored by Dick’s Last Resort), capped off by an awesome River Parade throughout downtown from 8-9:30 PM. Enjoy music. Event free. Food and drinks available for purchase.

D.R. Semmes Family YMCA Trunk-or-Treat
Friday, October 28, 6-8pm in the YMCA parking lot
For more information call (210) 246-9622.
Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume. There will be games, a costume contest, a truck decorating contest and a pooch parade. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations.

New Braunfels Family YMCA Trunk-or-Treat
Friday, October 28, 6-8pm at Peter Piper Pizza. 1286 N I-H 35, New Braunfels, TX 78130. For more information call, (830) 606-9622.
Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume. There will be games, a costume contest, and a truck decorating contest. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations.

Westside Family YMCA Truck-or-Treat
Friday, October 28, 6-8pm in the YMCA parking lot. For more information, call (210) 433-6391.
Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume. There will be games, a costume contest, a truck decorating contest and a movie. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations.

12th Annual Hoot and Harvest Festival
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Mitchell Audubon Lake, 10750 Pleasanton Road, 78221
This free, annual community event welcomes visitors to the beautiful grounds of Mitchell Audubon Lake. Bring your family to enjoy hayride tours, local art & craft exhibits, native plant sale, live bird presentations, butterfly walks in the garden, nature & conservation exhibits, games & crafts for kids, and more. Be sure to dress in costume!

Tricks, Treats, & Targets at Topgolf
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., all Topgolf locations
Hosted by Topgolf’s KidZone, Tricks, Treats & Targets is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at all Topgolf locations. The first 200 kids to arrive will get to play Topgolf for free AND participate in a Halloween costume contest.

Howl-een Extravaganza
Saturday, October 29
Sunday, October 30
Monday, October 31
Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, 5640 Ih 35 S, New Braunfels, TX 78132
This event offers free admission for kids 12 and under wearing costumes (regular admission for adults and kids not in costume). There will be festive, themed enrichment activities and keeper talks throughout the day as well as trick-or-treat stations at select exhibits around the park.

Trinity Market Boo: Costumes and Healthy Treats
Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Trinity Market, 609 N. Campus Dr. 78212, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Bring your little ghouls and goblins in their Halloween best, ages 12 and under, and come trick or treat. Each vendor will be passing out healthy treats for the kids. Come check out the vendors’ parade and be sure to vote for your favorite vendor at 10:00 a.m. by posting a pic of your favorite vendor on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) with #trinitymarketboo. Winners will be announced at 10:45 a.m. Kids will be able to trick or treat from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Furry friends in costume welcome!

5th Annual Bootacular at Wonderland of the Americas
Saturday, October 29 at 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78201
Wonderland of the Americas invites you and your family to join in on the Halloween fun in the 5th Annual Bootacular! This daytime, non-scare celebration, of cheer rather than fear, is the social event of the season with shows, activities, costume contest all geared for kids ages 0-13. Kids can take part in Halloween Costume Contest and show off their costume in style on stage for a chance to win exciting prizes.

BooFest SA
Saturday, October 29, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament Academy, 1135 S. Mission Rd.
This 2nd annual BooFest features music, carnival games and rides, crafts, souvenir photos, and food and beverages for purchase. Wear your costumes!

Dia de los Muertos at La Villita (RAIN OR SHINE)
Saturday, October 29, 2016, 10am – 11pm
Sunday, October 30, 2016, noon – 10 pm
La Villita, Villita St, 78205
Events are free and open to the public including: live music at Arneson River Theater; original Day of the Dead art; living altar; dance, drum and puppet procession; live poetry and more.

Free Spooky Movies at Santikos
Saturday, October 29, 11:00 a.m.
Santikos Theaters (Silverado, Northwest, Mayan Palace locations) in San Antonio
Head over to these select Santikos Theaters for free spooky movies. Arrive early for best seating. Today’s movie is Goosebumps.

Halloweeie Dog Show
Saturday, October 29, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The Alley on Bitters, 555 W Bitters Rd, 78232
The Alley on Bitters invites you and your dog to join us for our Halloweenie Dog Show Event honoring Dachshunds (ALL BREEDS are welcome to participate). Our event will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 2-4 p.m. Please pre-register here at The Alley on Bitters. Have your pet ready in their cutest Halloween costume at 1:45 along the boardwalk area at The Alley on Bitters ready to strut their stuff on the “DOGwalk” (we don’t use the word CATwalk around here if you know what we mean). We are sure to have a howling good time!

St Andrew’s United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 29, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
722 Robinhood Place 78209
The St. Andrew’s annual Trunk or Treat is held rain or shine. Plenty of food, candy, and decorations makes this a family friendly event.

Boerne Family YMCA Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday, October 29, 4-7pm at Patrick Health Public Library, 451 N. Main St #100. For more information call (830) 815-1040.
Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume. There will be games, a costume contest and a boocycle parade. We will finish the night with entertainment at the outdoor amphitheater. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations.

YMCA at O.P. Schnabel Park Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday, October 29, 6:30 – 8:30pm at the sports fields. For more information call, (210) 520-9700. Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume and enjoy games and activities. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations.

Thousand Oaks Family YMCA Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday, October 29, 6:30 – 8:30pm in the YMCA parking lot. For more information, call (210) 494-5292. Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume and enjoy games, bounces house, fire trucks and live music. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations.

Walzem Family YMCA Trunk-or-Treat
Saturday, October 29, 6-8pm in the YMCA parking lot. For more information, call (210) 656-5777. Join us if you dare for this FREE, safe, fun community event offering a night of “trunk” or treating. Come dressed in you favorite costume for a chance to win the costume contest. There will be games and arts & crafts. Each YMCA branch is receiving healthy treat and candy donations.

Simon Kidgits Club for their annual Boo Bash
Monday, October 31, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ingram Park Mall (Lower Level near Dillard’s), 6301 NW Loop 410, 78238
Area kids are invited to join Simon Kidgits Club for their annual Boo Bash on Monday, October 31 from 4 – 6 p.m. on the Lower Level near Dillard’s. The afternoon will feature art & crafts, games, a DJ and more. Children are encouraged to wear costumes to get in the spooky spirit! Ingram Park Mall will also host a free Mall-wide Trick-or-Treating event from 4 – 6 p.m. on Halloween where families can enjoy collecting treats from retailers throughout the center*. Please visit Guest Services when you arrive for a list of participating retailers. * While Supplies Last

Morgan’s Wonderland’s More Delightful Than Frightful Halloween
Monday, October 31, 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Get free tickets to this family-friendly (and non-scary) event for kids 12 and under by donating three non-perishable food items to Morgan’s Wonderland between October 1 -30. Food drop-off times are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday or 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday. You can also purchase $5 per person admission tickets in advance or day of the event. Included in the event is trick-or-treating, rides and attractions. Wear your delightful-not-frightful Halloween costume.

Halloween Trick-or-Treating at the Quarry Market
Monday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Children 12 and under dressed in costume are invited to kick up their boots at our Halloween bash! Bring a smile and pose for photos in the pumpkin patch, located near Learning Express Toys.

Fall Festival at True Life Church
Monday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
202 W. Byrd Blvd., Universal City, 78148
Enjoy hot dogs, snacks, free games, and prizes at this free, family-friendly Halloween festival in Universal City.

Cross Mountain Church’s annual Fall Fest
Monday, October 31, 2016, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Cross Mountain Church, 24891 Boerne Stage Rd, San Antonio, Texas 78255
Visit Cross Mountain Church on Monday, Oct. 31st from 6-9pm. This once a year event includes hay rides, carnival rides, and a kiddie park for your little ones all free of charge. Various food trucks will also be open for business on site. Costumes are welcome and encouraged. Candy will be generously given to all. CMC Fall Festival is open to the public. Come ready to have some fun fit for the whole family!

Halloween Free ComicFest
Saturday, October 29
Search here for participating comic book shops in San Antonio.
Head to a participating comic shop on October 31st to get free comics! Also be on the look-out for mini-comic packs that will be available in comic shops which are great to pass out to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin Celebration: a free Halloween event
Great Pumpkin Celebration: free Halloween event
Visit the BassPro website for details on activities, dates, and times
October 24 – 29: Decorate a free Peanuts craft
October 24 – 31: Free 4×6 photo with the Peanuts Gang
October 30: Plant a pumpkin craft, costume parade at 3:00 p.m. and participants receive a free plush bat while supplies last, trick-or-treating from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
October 31: face painting from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., hot chocolate samples from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., decorate a trick-or-treat bag from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., costume parade at 6:00 p.m. and participants receive a free plush jack-o-lantern while supplies last, trick-or-treating from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Almost-Free Halloween events in San Antonio:

The Circle School’s 2016 Circle Fest 
Saturday, October 22, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The Circle School, 217 Pershing Ave
Free for kids under 15. Adults are $5 each
This Fall Celebration offers kids activities, live music, delicious food and a raffle. The event also features a unique Pumpkin Path, where children hear stories from costumed characters on a path lined with pumpkins and luminaries during a fun-filled experience for the whole family. Costumes are encouraged.

Harvest Moon Celebration
Saturday, October 29, 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Mule shoe Farm and Ranch in Comfort Texas
Free for kids to attend. Adults are $10 each
Harvest Moon Celebration is a fun and energetic twist on Halloween with lots of exciting things for adults and kiddos. The day is filled with music and activities, entertainment and laughter.

Halloween at the McNay: Family Film: The Princess Bride
Sunday, October 30, 2016 – 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
6000 North New Braunfels Avenue, 78209
Join the McNay for a special Halloween screening of family favorite The Princess Bride (rated PG). There will be treats for kids of all ages. Costumes are welcome! Children, teens, and members admitted for free. Adults are $20 each. Military and seniors are $15 each

Not Free (but still fun!) Halloween events in San Antonio:

San Antonio Symphony’s Halloween Spooktacular
Saturday, October 22
Pre-concert activities for kids begin at 2:00 p.m. and concert begins at 3:00 p.m.
Laurie Auditorium at Trinity University
Yarrr! The San Antonio Symphony takes a daring voyage into pirate territory for this annual family favorite. Join us as we navigate the treacherous seas of pirate fears and delights as manifested in short works of beloved orchestral music. Don an eye-patch and bring your swashbuckling friends to participate in the Spooktacular Costume Contest – “treasure” and other booty to be awarded onstage during the concert! All manner of witches, ghosts, goblins and superheroes are welcome to participate, too. Program to include Khachaturian’s Sabre Dance and music from the award-winning movie series Pirates of the Caribbean.

Family Concerts are designed for children ages 4-11, but can be enjoyed by people of all ages. Bring the whole family for an afternoon of family fun. Don’t miss the Pre-Concert Activities for Kids – including a multitude of crafts, games and the ever-popular Instrument Petting Zoo – starting one hour before the concert in the auditorium lobby.

Admission is $7 for kids and $10 for adults.

Hallow-Seum
Saturday, October 29, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway St, 78209
The DoSeum welcomes you to HallowSeum! Whether wandering through the enchanted hedge maze, marveling at magical fairy dancers, or finding the treat in our magician’s tricks, you’re sure to have a spellbinding Halloween. Spooky activities include fairy dancing, fantasy actors, fairy village making, and face painting. Tickets are $5.00 for members and $17.00 for non-members. Tickets go on sale next week – see The DoSeum’s website for details!

Kiddie Park’s Halloween Spook-Tacular
Sunday, October 30, 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
3015 Broadway, 78209

Unlimited Ride Bands are $7 for all kids in costume. The Kiddie Park Costume Contest will be taking place again this year. There will be two different age categories and start times. The ages 3 and under contest will start at 1:00 p.m. and the ages 4-12 contest will start at 2:30 p.m. The top three finalists in each age category will be entered into a drawing to win a Kiddie Park Original Party Package. All finalists will also win two free unlimited ride bands and all participants will receive fun Kiddie Park prizes.

Trick-or-treating at the rides will begin at 4:00 p.m. and last until we run out of candy. Don’t forget your candy bags!

SeaWorld’s Spooktacular and Howl-O-Scream
Weekends from September 30 – October 30
10500 Sea World Dr, 78251
Spooktacular and Howl-O-Scream is included with your SeaWorld ticket or pass.

Spooktacular for the kids:

The autumn breeze brings back all your favorite fall activities at SeaWorld®’s Halloween Spooktacular! Join the fun select days from Sept. 30 – Oct. 30. Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween shows and activities, fun for both kids and parents alike! Take an underwater adventure to sea some colorful creatures while you trick-or-treat through the park. Then work as a team to make your way through the hay maze. But don’t forget to visit your furry friends at Pet’s Ahoy to see a special Halloween show.

CAUTION: Beware of all the ghouls and goblins at Howl-O-Scream starting at 7:00 p.m. Children under the age of 13 may not be suitable for this night time event.

Howl-O-Scream after 7:00 p.m. for ages 13+:

Fridays and Sundays: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Howl-O-Scream has transformed the peaceful park you once knew into something sinister this Halloween. Nightfall has awakened hundreds of creatures roaming six scare zones and lurking the halls of five haunted houses. From centuries old urban legends to the walking dead, all your nightmares come to life this Howl-O-Scream.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Twick or Tweat Twail and Fright Fest
September 24 – October 30
Select days and times. See full schedule here.

The park is family-friendly by day, but the terror begins at dusk. Fright Fest at night is not recommended for children under 13 or anyone who scares easily. Haunted houses open at 6:00 p.m. Scare Zones begin at 7:30 p.m.

Thrills by Day for Kids:

Twick or Tweat Twail, located in Kidzopolis, is a friendly trick or treat journey like no other which includes the Looney Tunes. The Twick or Tweat Twail takes the little ghouls and ghosts in your group on a ghoulishly fun adventure as they stop and visit the houses of their favorite Looney Tunes characters including Bugs Bunny, Tweety Bird, Foghorn Leghorn, and the Tazmanian Devil and collect candy on each stop!

For a ghoulish fun time and some treats to satisfy your little ghouls and ghost’s sweet tooth, guests may visit Spooky Cookie Decorating located in Crackaxle Canyon! Visitors may design and decorate a special cookie filled with favorite toppings such as sprinkles, frosting, and chocolate chips (nominal fee).

Fright Fest from dusk until close:

Enjoy free chilling Haunted Houses and frightening Scare Zones
New in 2016: Buried Alive, Torture Chamber, Wicked Hollow, and more!

Zoo Boo at the San Antonio Zoo
Weekend days in October
3903 N St Mary’s St, 78212

This year, Zoo Boo! is being held in the daytime! Every weekend in October, little ghouls and goblins can trick-or-treat inside the zoo in a safe and non-scary Halloween habitat. This event is included with Zoo admission, and Zoo members get in for FREE!

Zoo Boo! is an exciting, safe, and non-scary Halloween event for families with children 12 years of age or younger, held on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo. Guests are encouraged to wear non-scary costumes. Adults over the age of 12 are kindly asked to refrain from wearing masks.

Activities include trick-or-treating, entertainment, and games and costume contests.

Texas Transportation Museum’s Halloween Spook-Track-ula
Saturday, October 22 and Saturday, October 29
Gates open for event at 6:15 PM
Tickets go on sale at 6:30 PM
Event runs from 7:00 – 9:30 PM
No admittance after 8:45 PM
This family fun event, designed specifically for young children, isn’t too scary. You can ride the Transylvania Express, walk through the “Ghost Train,” and take a haunted train ride. Tickets are $10 for Adults and $7 for kids ages 2-12. Active duty military rates are $6 for adults and $4 for kids ages 2-12. Or, purchase the Family Special which includes tickets for two adults and up to five kids under the age of 12 for a total of $18. Parking is free.

BOOtanica and Plant Sale at the Botanical Garden
Saturdays in October 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
555 Funston Place, 78209
Celebrate autumn at the Garden. Each week we will focus on a different fall theme with fun, hands-on activities. Fee: Free with admission.
October 1- Let’s Get Batty!
October 8 – AgriLife Harvest Celebration
October 15 – Monarch Madness
October 22 – Scarecrows and Critters
October 29 – Dia de los Muertos

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