Houston has some spooky places to visit on an average day, but on October 31st, things get just a little bit crazier! There are plenty of Halloween events and parties in Houston for everyone to enjoy, from family-friendly costume parties, to glamorously ghoulish masquerade balls.
I highlighted some of the biggest and the best Halloween events and parties in Houston to help you plan your night and your costume.
I have noted what makes these places stand out, including if they have any competitions running through the night, age restrictions, and the food offerings at each venue. As Halloween 2022 falls on a Monday, most parties will be running the weekend before or throughout October – event dates have been included.
Finally, a note on pricing: I have added the ticket prices where pre-booking is required. Now, let’s look at some of the top Halloween events and parties in Houston in 2022!
Halloween Events And Parties in Houston in 2022
In no particular order of ranking, the list is of the most famous Halloween events Houston is going to witness in 2022 that you should never miss.
1. Houston Official Halloween Bar Crawl
|2403 Bagby St, Houston, TX 77006
|21 and over
|From $9.99 per person
If you want to drink, dance, and celebrate your way through the spookiest night of the year, there is no bigger bash than the annual Houston Official Halloween Bar Crawl. You can register your interest in the event and book tickets via the website link above.
This event will take place on Monday the 31st of October – so be sure to book the Tuesday off work unless they are happy to employ zombies! Additional Halloween-themed crawls are heading out from the same bar on the 22nd and 29th of October.
During the night, you will have free access to six select bars, all frighteningly enticing drinks specials, DJs, and gruesome grub options.
There are cash prizes, tricks, and treats for the best costumes throughout the night. In addition, pictures and videos will be uploaded to the event host’s social media.
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2. Kids Spooky Halloween Costume Party
|11002 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77042
|12 years and under
|$5.00 per child
One of the unique Halloween events for children is at The Primary Art Gallery. The two-hour party is being hosted on Saturday the 29th of October between 12 pm and 2 pm.
Food, crafts, dancing, and treats will be served during the party. There will also be a costume contest, so make sure your little one’s costume is as creative as they are.
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3. Halloween Masquerade Black Party
|1131-01 Uptown Park Blvd #310, Houston, TX 77056
|30 and over
|From $20.00 plus a $2.85 booking fee
For a fancy evening, head over to Belvedere Uptown Park for their annual Masquerade Black Party. The ball will be held on Saturday, the 29th of October, into the early hours of Sunday; it is sure to be the perfect place to kick off the Halloween festivities.
Unfortunately, the ticket prices are a little over the place for this one, so I have attempted to simplify it below for you.
Free tickets for men until 9.30 pm
Free tickets for women until 10 pm
Full night admission for four women is $50.00 plus a booking fee of $4.67
Free tickets for date night couples until 10.30 pm
Full night admission is $20.00 plus a booking fee of $2.85 per person
Full night admission for two people is $30.00 plus a booking fee of $3.46
Full night admission for a private section of the room is $400.00 plus a booking fee of $25.98
Tickets for this event must be booked before the 29th of October – door prices may vary, and you may be refused entry without a ticket if the venue is at capacity.
Not much about the event has been revealed, apart from the fact that masquerade dress is required and Beyonce features on the promotional posters. It is unclear if there will be any food served during the evening or if there will be any costume competitions.
4. Halloween Goes Hollywood
|505 Main street, Houston, TX 77002
|21 and over
|Free early bird tickets - charge may apply at the door
Halloween Goes Hollywood is one of Houston’s most significant Halloween events – this will be its eighth year! The event takes place at Club Cairo, which is on the first floor of the building.
The party will take place on Monday the 31st of October and runs through to the following day, closing time estimated to be around 2 am.
You can expect to see multiple food vendors and Halloween-themed drinks during the evening. You’ll want to make an effort for this event as there is an incredible $500.00 cash prize for the best costume. In addition, everyone who dresses up will receive complimentary party favors.
5. Costume Karaoke Paint Party
|11002 Westheimer Rd Houston, TX 77042
|21 and over
|$25.00 per person plus a $2.85 booking fee
If you want to get into the Halloween spirit but aren’t feeling a big night out, the Costume Karaoke Paint Party at The Primary Art Gallery is offering an alternative, quirky way to celebrate.
You are encouraged to bring your own alcohol to the event as they do not have a selling license – this is a great way to keep the costs down! In addition, the hosts will provide art supplies to unleash your creativity and showcase their Horror Art Exhibit with guided tours throughout the evening.
There will be an area for guests to participate in a bit of karaoke so get practicing your Thriller, Monster Mash, and Highway to Hell! A costume competition will also be held; the gallery is keeping the prize mummified for the time being, so it’ll be a surprise.
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6. Zoo Boo at Houston Zoo
|6200 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
|From $17.20 for children & seniors, adult tickets from $21.45
The events at Houston Zoo are always enchanting, no more so than their Halloween event. Zoo Boo is a family-friendly extravaganza held every day throughout October, with prices varying depending on the date you want to attend.
Extra festivities called Zoo Boo at Night kick off at 8.30 pm and are held every Friday in October.
Spooky exhibits will be set up around the zoo, including giant pumpkins, fairground rides, and a spooktacular pumpkin lantern tunnel between the lion and tiger enclosures. During the evening events, aIn addition, an interactive dance floor will be set up during the John P. McGovern Children’s zoo.
Costumes are encouraged; however, guests are reminded that this is a family-friendly event and so to dress accordingly. You may be denied entry if the zoo deems your costume too risque or excessively gory.
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7. Deer Park Annual Halloween Carnival
|500 W 13th St, Deer Park, TX 77536
|From $5.00 per person plus $8.00 for unlimited rides
Deer Park Annual Halloween Carnival is a wonderful daytime event, perfect for young children or those wanting to get into the festive spirits before heading out into the night. The carnival takes place on October 29th, with tickets available from October 10th.
You will find a fascinating pumpkin town alongside nightmarish fairground rides at the park. There will be a costume competition – the theme is down the home pumpkin, so think scarecrow, bright orange, or zombie farmer.
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8. Spirits And Skeletons at Houston Museum of Natural Science
|5555 Hermann Park Dr, Houston, TX 77030
|21 and over
|From $60.00 per person
I love the Spirits and Skeletons party at the Houston Museum of Natural Science; it is truly an event like no other – well, where else can you dance around real skeletons? The event is held on Saturday the 29th of October and runs from 8 pm until 1 pm.
This incredible event runs throughout the museum, with party areas around the magnificently haunting dinosaur bones and spellbinding gems. Three DJs are situated around the building, along with a plethora of food trucks parked around the museum entrance and live music from The Space Rockers.
Bars will be set up in the museum hallways – your ticket will entitle you to one free drink on arrival. Costumes are encouraged for fun; no prizes have been announced for best dressed just yet.
9. Haunted Halloween Horror Market
|26913 Katy Fwy, Katy, TX 77494
|$15.00 per person, children under 12 go free
The Haunted Halloween Horror Market hosted Houston Horror Film Fest is set up in the outdoor space available at the Wildcatter Saloon in Katy, just a short drive from Houston. This is a fantastic alternative event if a full-on Halloween party is just a little too far out of your comfort zone.
There is so much going on here, and it is suitable for the whole family, making it a perfect festive day out for those with little ones.
The event is held between 12 pm and 7 pm on Saturday, the 29th of October. This is an outdoor event, so even though costumes are encouraged, appropriate outdoor clothing should be worn – there is a costume contest.
The area will be filled with market stalls, food vendors, artists, and filmmakers during the afternoon. There will also be live music and a surprise celebrity guest whose identity has not yet been revealed.
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To Sum Up…
So, where will you decide to enjoy the spookiest night of the year?
I hope that this guide will have helped you to create a shortlist of events and parties to consider in Houston. If you want to see what other frightening experiences Houston has to offer, you might want to check out our guides to The Most Scary Haunted Places in Houston and The Best Movie Theaters in Houston for inspiration.