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    Celebrate Halloween 2018 in Downtown Austin at Edge Terrace. Dance the night away with a Rooftop Day of the Dead Dance Party featuring live music and entertainment from PDA – Austin’s high energy party band from Moontower Entertainment. The Edge team will be dressed to distress on the scariest of all holidays with ghoulish costumes, drinks specials, and the best excuse to dance away a Wednesday this Halloween!

    Join us for a scary good time on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 from 8:00 PM – 11:00 PM!

    Live Music from PDA
    Halloween Themed Drink Specials
    Costume Contest and Prizes
    Complimentary Psychic Readings
    Free for Hotel Guests
    Non- hotel guests – $20
    Entrance will be limited so purchase tickets today!

      Are you ready to get in the Halloween spirit Texas style? Join Infinite Monkey Theorem Winery for a spooky movie night showing of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. In celebration of Halloween and Texas Wine Month, Infinite Monkey invites guests to snuggle up with a glass of wine and prepare to be scared. This event will take place in Infinite Monkey Theorem’s Austin Taproom. Admission is free.

        Join us for our first ever Halloween event as we transform Ironwood Hall into a special haunted experience with tricks and treats around every corner. The event is all-inclusive so the only thing you have to worry about is planning your costume and purchasing your tickets. Open bar, Costumes, Music and lots of surprises!

        Details
        Where: Ironwood Hall, 505 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78701
        When: 10/27 @ 10:00 PM – 2:00 AM
        What: Open bar
        Entertainment: Autograf
        Dress Code: Halloween costumes
        The Halloween Party is 21+
        NO REFUNDS – ALL TICKET SALES ARE FINAL
        Early Bird Tickets – SOLD OUT
        Round 1 Tickets – SOLD OUT
        Round 2 Tickets – $85
        Round 3 Tickets – $105

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          Howl-o-Scream
          October 27, 2018
          5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

          Join us for carnival games, treats, and a haunted house. All ages welcome. Attendees get 10 free tickets or unlimited tickets and a snack for $3.

            Nappy Time Portraits events are held regularly in the Austin area. You provide the camera, we provide unique and original backgrounds, each with a rentable matching outfit.

            At the October event, we will provide a Halloween background and a Monthly Commemorative background. The Halloween background works best with babies who are 0-18 months old, and the Monthly Commemorative background has signs for babies 0-12 months old. You can also bring your baby in a Halloween costume or your favorite clothes to fit the backgrounds, and share your imagination with us. This is going to be awesome!  

            Date: October 20th, 2018
            Time: 9:00am-1:00pm
            Your baby: Ages 0-18 months only, please.
            Place: Global Kids Preschool
            4 Chisholm Trail, Round Rock, TX 78681
            Save the date on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2126659067572794/

            Date: October 27th, 2018
            Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
            Your baby: Ages 0-18 months only, please.
            Place: Toybrary Austin
            2001 Justin Ln, Austin, TX 78757
            Save the date on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/464111027431868/

            Check out our Nappy Time Portraits September Highlights

            For more information: http://babyart.fun

              Come visit the best pumpkin patch in Austin!! Bring your camera, kids, pets…the whole family and take pictures at the patch. FREE to visit, various prices for pumpkins. $10 paint a pumpkin (discount for large families). Enjoy activities for the kids, treats for the pets and wine for the moms and glamaws.

              There are a gazillion Halloween events happening in Austin this weekend leading up to the big day, so we thought we’d give you a handy listing of the events in one place! From spooky storytimes to family-friendly trick-or-treating, costume contests and haunted houses, there’s something for everyone.

              Friday, October 28, 2016

              Halloween Costume Day at Catch Air

              When: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. (contest at 6 p.m.)
              Where: Catch Air, 13450 US 183, Austin
              Cost: Regular admission

              Parents and children are encouraged to wear their costumes all day long. There will be a special costume contest at 6 pm.

              Halloween Carnival

              When: 3:30-6 p.m.
              Where: Oswaldo A.B. Cantu Pan-American Recreation Center, 2100 E. 3rd Street
              Cost: FREE

              Fun, games, Candy, prizes, & more at this all ages free event. Don’t miss out on the Halloween costume contest at 5 p.m.

              Boo at the Zoo

              When: 6:30-9 p.m.
              Where: Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin
              Cost: $15

              Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of any age. Come dressed in your Halloween finest (no adult masks, please) and enjoy this Zoo-wide event including the Zoo bedecked in Halloween spookiness, nocturnal animals, unlimited trips through the Haunted Mansion and an eerie train ride.

              Haunted Halloween Trails

              When: 7-10 p.m.
              Where: Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin
              Cost: $12 per person

              Creepy scarecrows, ghost stories and all things scary will be featured at this annual all-ages Haunted Halloween Trails festival. This year’s event will feature three separate spooky trails each night — one for young children (amusing, rated G), another for those who want spooky surprises (rated PG) and a scary, scary trail for the adventurous (frights galore, rated PG-13). Spook lights, ghoulish stories, pumpkins, food, drinks and souvenirs promise to add to the fun. Palm readers (available for an extra fee) will be on site all nights to give visitors a peek into their past or future, along with other fun activities.

              Halls of Horror Haunted House

              When: 7-11 p.m.
              Where: Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville
              Cost: FREE with two canned goods

              The Halls of Horror Haunted House is sure to cause a fright. Not recommended for younger children.

              Halloween Fun

              When: 6-8 p.m.
              Where: Dottie Jordan Recreation Center, 2803 Loyola Lane
              Cost: FREE!

              Come & join us for a spooktacular time with carnival games, snacks, music, a cake walk and much, much more!

              Spooktacular

              When: 5-8 p.m.
              Where: Bullock Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue
              Cost: FREE

              Skeletons of all shapes and sizes will find fun creating glow in the dark art, experimenting with bony science, and moving their bones to the spooky beats. Plus, explore the Museum’s exhibitions after hours while sporting your latest Halloween costume creation.

              The Thinkery’s Family Night: Halloween Hootenanny

              When: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
              Where: The Thinkery, 1830 Simond Avenue
              Cost: $13 Member Adult/$15 General Public Adult, $11 Member Child/$13 General Public Child; Free: Children under 2 years

              Celebrate Halloween, Thinkery-style. Dress in your Halloween best and make your own spooky sounds, become a gross-ologist and face your fear of freaky foods. Activities for kids and adults make this fall celebration spellbindingly fun for all. Complete all activity stations and receive a prize! And as a bonus, Hat Creek Burger Co. will be there giving out free burgers!

              Nightmare Before Christmas

              When: 8 p.m.
              Where: Long Center for Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive, Austin
              Cost: Tickets starting at $33

              One of Tim Burton’s most celebrated films, The Nightmare Before Christmas will be projected on the big screen with dialog and effects accompanied by Danny Elfman’s enigmatic score played live by your Austin Symphony Orchestra!

              Saturday, October 29, 2016

              PBS Kids at the Alamo: Halloween Special

              When: 10 a.m.
              Where: Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N. Hwy. 183, Austin
              Cost: $1-3 donation

              Nothing says ‘Halloween’ like costumes, pumpkins and spooky stories – and this October, PBS KIDS is celebrating Halloween with friends from some of our favorite series including NATURE CAT, ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT, and WILD KRATTS.  Families are invited to come in costume.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with all the treats and none of the scary tricks. All ages.

              Halloween Fairy Garden Party

              When: 11 a.m.
              Where: Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery, 1407 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park
              Cost: FREE

              No Tricks, Just Treats, Eats & Sweets at the Halloween Fairy Garden Party! We’ll have a trick-or-treat parade and a fairy garden demonstration. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory.

              Fable Fest

              When: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
              Where: Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park
              Cost: FREE Admission, food and drink and some activities cost extra

              Bring the family out to enjoy The Kings Carnival where kids of all ages can play games, arts and crafts, enjoy inflatables, a petting zoo and pony rides (requires tickets purchased at event); The Cobblestone Market provides the opportunity to shop with a variety of Arts and Craft vendors and other area merchants; The Pig’s Pub will provide an opportunity to eat your fill on foods of all kinds; and The Royal Academy which is home to live Jousting and Blacksmith demonstrations.
              When: 11:30 a.m.
              Where: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin
              Cost: FREE
              Monsters get a pretty bad rap. After all, they are hideous and scary and love squeezing their big hairy monster bodies into the tiny crawl spaces beneath our beds. But aren’t they also awfully fun to read stories about? Come down this morning to find out more as we read Crankenstein and other monsteriffic tales.

              Halloween Concert

              When: Noon-5 p.m.
              Where: Springfree Trampoline, 3220 Amy Donovan Plaza, Austin
              Cost: FREE

              Bounce on by to our Austin Halloween Concert Series on the Domain. Enjoy free arts and crafts, and dance along to many great songs by the one and only SUPERBAND! Prizes for best costume.

              Halloween Carnival and Haunted House

              When: 1-4 p.m.
              Where: Delores Duffie Recreation Center, 1182 N. Pleasant Valley Road
              Cost: FREE

              Come dressed in costume for a Costume Contest, broken down by age groups (1-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-12 year olds). Costume Contest registration by 2:00 p.m., judging at 3:30 p.m. with one winner per age group.

              Halloween at the Y

              When: 2-9 p.m.
              Where: Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
              Cost: $8 per person, free parking

              Take your Halloween celebration beyond ordinary at the Annual YMCA of Greater Williamson County. Featuring everything from carnival games to inflatables and rides to climbing walls, FREE Halloween candy, music, prizes, concessions and more, as well as a pet costume and age-specific costume contests.

              Creative Action’s Kids’ Ball

              When: 5-8:30 p.m.
              Where: Central Market North, 4001 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin
              Cost: FREE

              Creative Action will be providing a variety of interactive craft and costume creation stations from 5-7 pm and the White Ghost Shivers play a spooky set of music from 6-8:30 pm.

              Halloween Spooktacular

              When: 6-8 p.m. (activities), 7:30 p.m. (movie)
              Where: Dittmar Recreation Center, 1009 W. Dittmar Road
              Cost: FREE

              Families are invited to take part in the Halloween Carnival and Haunted House from 6-8 p.m. and then stay for the Movie in the Park at 7:30 pm.

              Austin Civic Orchestra’s Halloween Concert

              When: 6-8 p.m.
              Where: Performing Arts Center at Lake Travis High School, 3324 RR 620 S., Austin
              Cost: $15 adults, $10 students, military and seniors

              Come in costume to the Halloween Concert! Bring the kiddos out at 5pm for a special pre-concert instrument petting zoo, where they can get up close to some of the instruments that will be used that evening. Then the concert starts with music that includes creepy and spooky favorites such as Mussorgsky’s Night on Bald Mountain and music from the Harry Potter films. Guest pianist Michelle Schumann will perform Franz Liszt’s Totentanz (Dance of the Dead). The orchestra will appear in fun and festive costumes; we invite you to join us! As a special treat, children under the age of 12 will receive some Halloween swag.

              Boo at the Zoo

              When: 6:30-9 p.m.
              Where: Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin
              Cost: $15

              Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of any age. Come dressed in your Halloween finest (no adult masks, please) and enjoy this Zoo-wide event including the Zoo bedecked in Halloween spookiness, nocturnal animals, unlimited trips through the Haunted Mansion and an eerie train ride.

              Haunted Halloween Trails

              When: 7-10 p.m.
              Where: Pioneer Farms, 10621 Pioneer Farms Drive, Austin
              Cost: $12 per person

              Creepy scarecrows, ghost stories and all things scary will be featured at this annual all-ages Haunted Halloween Trails festival. This year’s event will feature three separate spooky trails each night — one for young children (amusing, rated G), another for those who want spooky surprises (rated PG) and a scary, scary trail for the adventurous (frights galore, rated PG-13). Spook lights, ghoulish stories, pumpkins, food, drinks and souvenirs promise to add to the fun. Palm readers (available for an extra fee) will be on site all nights to give visitors a peek into their past or future, along with other fun activities.

              Halls of Horror Haunted House

              When: 7-11 p.m.
              Where: Green Red Barn, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville
              Cost: FREE with two canned goods

              The Halls of Horror Haunted House is sure to cause a fright. Not recommended for younger children.

              Sunday, October 30, 2016

              PBS Kids at the Alamo: Halloween Special

              When: 10 a.m.
              Where: Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline, 14028 N. Hwy. 183, Austin
              Cost: $1-3 donation

              Nothing says ‘Halloween’ like costumes, pumpkins and spooky stories – and this October, PBS KIDS is celebrating Halloween with friends from some of our favorite series including NATURE CAT, ODD SQUAD, PEG + CAT, and WILD KRATTS.  Families are invited to come in costume.  It’s the perfect way to celebrate Halloween with all the treats and none of the scary tricks. All ages.

              ROSITA Y CONCHITA: a Día de los Muertos Play in English and Spanish

              When: 11 a.m.
              Where: Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street
              Cost: $12 adults, $8 children

              Two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds, sights and smells. Kids of all ages will love the rhyming bilingual dialogue and touching images.

              The Great Pumpkin Festival

              When: Noon
              Where: Dell Diamond, 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
              Cost: FREE

              Enjoy live music from Lost & Nameless, food trucks, trunk r treat, carnival games, inflatable bounce houses, a silent auction and much more!
              When: Noon – 8 p.m.
              Where: Cuvee Coffee Bar, 2000 E. 6th Street, Austin
              Cost: FREE
              Come celebrate your love for local craft beer at a parking lot Halloween party. Activities include guided tasting of local beers (cost is $9), dog and human costume contests, live music and parking lots games.

              Monday, October 31, 2016

              Fall Fun Festival in Round Rock

              When: 9-11:30 a.m.
              Where: Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
              Cost: FREE

              Calling all of our little preschool monsters to jump in and join in on the fun at this Monster Mash themed festival. There will be lots of monstrous activities for little ghouls and goblins.  Lots of Frankenstein Fun including Carnival games, Hayrides, Cookies and Punch, Storytime and much more! This event is free however we encourage you to bring a canned food donation for the Round Rock Serving Center.

              Halloween Trick or Treat for Books Storytime

              When: 10:30 a.m.
              Where: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin
              Cost: FREE

              Gather at BookPeople this Halloween for a storytime filled with our favorite type of treats – new books!  Storytime will be in our amphitheater starting at 10:30AM, featuring stories full of monsters, ghosts, and witches (but none of them will be too scary).  Then, after storytime, join the costume parade around the store, which will start on the second floor and end at the front of the store where you’ll get your treat – a free book to bring home! This Halloween Party is perfect for witches and wizards ages 7 and under. Can’t make the storytime and parade? They will be handing out books to trick-or-treaters all day! Kids can stop by anytime on October 31st for a special Halloween treat! (While supplies last.)

              Halloween in the Hall (Cedar Park)

              When: 3-5 p.m.
              Where: Cedar Park City Hall, 450 Cypress Creek Road, Cedar Park
              Cost: FREE

              Come in costume to Cedar Park City Hall for safe and fun Halloween trick-or-treating, photos, a Police car, Fire truck, construction equipment and more.

              Halloween Hometown

              When: 3-6 p.m.
              Where: Downtown Round Rock
              Cost: FREE

              Hometown Halloween is a great way to connect with your community, have fun with your family and create spooktacular memories in an environment where the treats are sweet and the activities are far from tricky. What can you expect? A treat trail down Main Street, face painters, balloon artists, kid-friendly live music, photo booths, a story walk, adoptable puppies and kittens, bounce houses, a hometown hay-ride and so, so much more!

              Halloween Carnival

              When: 6-8 p.m.
              Where: Montopolis Recreation Center, 1200 Montopolis Drive, Austin
              Cost: FREE

              Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare! FREE games, pumpkin carving contest, and haunted house! Costume contest begins at 7 pm.

              Celebrate Halloween at in.gredients for a spectacular Boofest 2016 on Saturday, October 22, 2016 from 10 am – noon!

              Staci Gray will be performing some of her fantastically spooky songs while you and your little enjoy treats from Magnolia Lee Baking & Sugar Art, some costume fun from It’s My Party, free face painting, and carnival games. Jack’s Mom In Austin will be providing treat bags with healthy and organic treats from Happy Family and Eats For Tots.

              In addition to the fun above, there will also be a costume contest, raffles and giveaways benefiting:

              Prizes include:

              • Date Night art class from Imagine That – Art Space
              • Gift cards from Hat Creek Burger Co.
              • Pass to play from Toybrary Austin
              • Gift Certificate to Fit4MOM Sunset Valley
              • Mommy and Me Unicorn Costume from It’s My Party

              What: BooFest

              Where: in.gredients, 2610 Manor Road, Austin

              When: Saturday, October 22, 2016, from 10 am – noon

              Cost: FREE Admission with raffle tickets, food and drinks available for purchase

              More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/537314969799200/

              Celebrate fall, Halloween and Oktoberfest at these fun, family-friendly events happening this weekend in Austin!

              Boo at the Zoo

              When: Friday and Saturday, October 14 &15 from 6:30-9 p.m.

              Where: Austin Zoo, 10808 Rawhide Trail

              Boo at the Zoo is a fun-filled evening for ghosts and goblins of any age. Come dressed in your Halloween finest (no adult masks, please) and enjoy this Zoo-wide event including the Zoo bedecked in Halloween spookiness, nocturnal animals, unlimited trips through the Haunted Mansion and an eerie train ride. Cost: $15

              Oktoberfest at the German-Texas Heritage Society

              When: Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 11a.m. to 8 p.m.

              Where: German Free School, 507 East 10th Street

              Take a stroll through the beautiful historic gardens while listening to live music, sipping German beers and tasting German food! Kids of all ages will be entertained with a magic show, balloon art, storytime and more. Great food from Frank’s  and Pfeifers’s Bakery and outstanding German Beer are also at your fingertips during this fun filled event. Admission: $7 in advance, $10 at the door, 12 and under are free.

              Red Barn’s PumpkinFest 2016

              When: Saturday, October 15, 2016, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

              Where: Red Barn Garden Center, 12881 Pond Springs Road

              Kids of all ages will have fun at this annual festival with a bounce house, petting zoo and pumpkins, too! FREE!

              North by Northwest Oktoberfest

              When: Saturday and Sunday, October 15-16, 2016

              Where: North by Northwest, 10010 Capital Texas Highway, Austin

              Enjoy authentic German food and beer, live music, activities for kids including: bounce houses, face painting, Nate the Great Balloon Artist, and a bratwurst eating contest and a wiener dog costume contest, plus more at this event that gives back to local charities. Admission: $2 donation.

              Rosita y Conchita at Austin Scottish Rite Theater

              When: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11 am

              Where: Austin Scottish Rite Theater, 207 W. 18th Street

              Two sisters try to reunite on the Day of the Dead. Along the way Rosita keeps getting lost, but she miraculously finds her way to Conchita through familiar sounds, sights and smells. Kids of all ages will love the rhyming bilingual dialogue and touching images. Cost: $12 adults, $8 children.

              Looking for more family fun this weekend?