Rather than visiting the same ol’ neighborhoods each Halloween, we like to switch it up and explore new places and events around DFW where the kids can go trick-or-treating. It’s never too late to pull together creative costumes, and don’t forget your Halloween treat bags and buckets because these local festivities will not disappoint!
October 26 – 31
It’s a weekend full of haunted fun at Legacy Food Hall! Put on your best costume and dance at a Spooky DJ party, compete in a family costume contest, or belt it out at Scary-oake Karaoke. Trick-or-treating and Hocus Pocus movie night will only happen on Halloween, but this whole weekend will be a spooky good time. Different events happen each night, so be sure to check their events page before heading out.
The Day of the Dead Festival is an event Denton locals look forward to every year. This free, family-friendly festival takes place outdoors on East Hickory and Industrial Sreet where many people show off their creative side with Dia De Los Muertos costumes and face paint. The Coffin Race (yes, it’s a real thing) has quickly become a favorite, so show up early to claim a great viewing spot. Don’t miss the twilight lantern parade, pumpkin patch, bounce house, free games and of course all the goodies.
October 27 and 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
My kids are always excited to visit the Dallas Zoo, and we’ve already marked our calendar for Halloweekend presented by Texas Instruments. For the first time, Halloween festivities are happening during normal Zoo hours and are included with general admission! There will be activities throughout the zoo including trick-or-treating, a hay maze, animal encounters and a pumpkin patch. Parents can also grab a brew in the Zoo’s beer garden! Come dressed in your costumes and roar with the lions, tigers and bears.
October 27 from 3 to 8 p.m.
The Halloween experience in Frisco called FriscoVania has held up to the Texas Motto, “Go big, or go Home.” Meet at Toyota Stadium for one of the biggest family-friendly experiences complete with a freaky fashion show where you can show off your costume, tons of games, food trucks and special entry into the brand new National Soccer Hall of Fame. Don’t forget to stop by the Carnival Concourse for trick or treating. Admission is $15 per person and kids under two are free.
October 27, 28, 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Come trick-or-treat at the Fort Worth Zoo, where kiddos can dress up and partake in tons of activities like carnival games and (of course) plenty of treat stations! Boo at the Zoo is free with regular zoo admission, but treat stations require additional treat coupons that can be redeemed at any station. Plan your day around the themed wild animal shows, live entertainment, music and crafts.
October 27 and 28 at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.
A ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad is always a fun time, but even more so when there’s candy involved! Dress up in your best costume and enjoy an hour-long ride in an authentic 1920s Victorian coach. Don’t forget to bring your trick-or-treat bag for candy, and be sure to look out the window from time to time to watch the rolling Texas plains go by.
October 27 from 6:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Grab your treat buckets and head to the Toyota Music Factory for a hauntingly good time! They’ll have face painters, bounce houses, balloon artists and (of course) trick-or-treating, followed by a showing of Hocus Pocus on the big screen in Texas Lottery Plaza. Night owls, be sure to stick around for a DJ and dancing after the movie!
Through October 31
Fright Fest is known to be the scariest Halloween experience at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington and is not recommended for little goblins. If you visit after dark, this event is best for teens where the park transforms, multiple haunted houses come to life and zombies and ghouls roam the park. During the day though, Children are invited to dress up and collect treats from the Looney Tunes characters. Click here for tickets and more info.
October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
To put it simply, October in Lewisville ROCKS! They have live music every Tuesday night at Wayne Ferguson Plaza, but this grand finale will be one you don’t want to miss. The night before Halloween, get a head start on the candy and enjoy kid-friendly activities and trick-or-treating in Old Town Lewisville, followed by live music from La Freak disco band at 7 p.m.
October 31 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturdays are always a good time at the Farmers Market in Grand Prairie, but on Halloween, the fun is taken to a whole other level. The family is sure to enjoy this free event filled with games and candy at the Market Square. Come dressed in your Halloween best and bring a big bucket to get your fill of treats. Check out the Grand Prairie Calendar of Events for more themed activities throughout the month.
October 31 from 5 to 7 p.m.
The Fort Worth Stockyards is a destination that brings the “Wild West” to life and a spot we always enjoy visiting together as a family. On Halloween, gather the family to come out to Treat Street—a free event in Stockyards Station Mall. Put on your best costumes because treats will only be distributed to those in Halloween gear (ages 12 and under) and be sure to enter the costume contest so you can claim bragging rights. Activities include pumpkin decorating, face painting, hay rides and a special Halloween show. Learn more about Treat Street here.