It’s that spooky time of year again where creepy creatures appear and candy flows! Get your costumes ready because Halloween will be here before you know it. With just enough spookiness for kids to enjoy, McAllen and surrounding areas will be hosting various events, celebrations and treats for the whole family!
RGV Nights: Fall Festival on October 21st
Hands in Art Studio | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Enjoy a night of music, art, handmade crafts and local food! Shop local entrepreneurs, artists and artisans who specialize in ceramics, crocheting, jewelry and much more. We will have fall activities throughout the night!
Zombie Fest on October 22nd
Goliath Toys and Retro Games | 5:00 PM – 12:00 AM
This will be a FREE family event open to the public at Goliath Toys and Retro Games with kids and adult costume contests, candy and so much fun!
Dia De Los Muertos on October 22nd
Mission Historical Museum | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Join the Mission Historical Museum to celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a Community Altar Exhibit! There will be music, food, dancing and family fun! Dia de los Muertos apparel is strongly encouraged. This event is free to the public!
McHi Fall Market Day on October 22nd
McAllen High School | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Stop by and shop with over 75 available vendors for arts, handmade gifts/crafts, clothes, bows, jewelry, other fine items and student organization booth activities. Taste the #local flavors of our various food trucks or stop in for a game of Lóteria, all for a good cause! Bingo/Lóteria will be held inside the cafeteria; gift/item donations will be needed (max $20 prizes). This fundraiser is to benefit the McHi Boys Basketball Booster. One day only and no rainy day reschedules.
Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkin Carving on October 29th
Las Palmas Community Center | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Carve the coolest pumpkin on your block! Learn tips and techniques to create your very own masterpiece. All skill levels and ages invited and it’s only $3 per pumpkin carver (tools and designs included). Be sure to bring your own pumpkin! Registration deadline is October 24th. Be aware that space is limited. Register online at www.mcallenparks.net or in person at the Lark, Las Palmas or Palm View Community Centers. Register here.
Halloween Bash on October 29th
The International Museum of Art & Science | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Come dressed in your favorite costume at IMAS! This event will be complete with spooky scavenger hunts, food trucks, face painting and science projects. Don’t forget about the many prizes to be won! This even will be fun for the entire family and just in time for Halloween!
Día de los Muertos – Panteón: A Vigil for Souls on October 29th
Museum of South Texas History | 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
New this year for Día de los Muertos at MOSTHistory is the panteón – a way to celebrate the lives of those who have passed on. Expect traditional music, food, artisans and much more! The featured artist will be Alex Reyes, who will include Día de los Muertos theme pastels and acrylics. Learn more about Día de los Muertos through hands-on activities including face painting, sugar skull decorating, paper flower making and so much more!
Trunk or Treat on October 29th
Resaca De La Palma Brownsville | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
This will be a completely free event for everyone! Come see all of the spooky decorated trunks and enjoy some free treats!
Día de los Muertos Celebration on October 30th
The International Museum of Art & Science | 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Celebrate a special cultural tradition of Día de los Muertos with unique vendors, a guest speaker, storytelling, community altars and various favorite Mexican foods for everyone to try! Learn all about how to celebrate the lives of those who have departed through hands-on activities and so much more!
McAllen Halloween Festival & Haunted Pool on October 31st
Municipal Park & Pool | 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Get ready for some safe fun for the entire family! There will be free admission to games for chances to win candy and prizes. Enjoy music, food and costumes. There will be a $2 admission price per person for haunted boat rides and inflatable fun.
Trunk or Treat on October 31st
First Methodist Church | 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Join us for a family friendly event with many free games, music and candy! We also offer delicious food like turkey legs, fajita tacos and homemade chili.
Boo at the Zoo on October 30th and 31st
Gladys Porter Zoo | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Guests of all ages are encouraged to come out in their favorite Halloween costumes for Boo at the Zoo! There will be over 50 different games and treat stations, and a haunted house!
Mysteries at the Boo-seum Family Festival on October 31st
Mission Historical Museum | 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Celebrate Halloween with the Mission Historical Museum! You’ll have a chance to win prizes, candy and cake! With music, moon jumps, games and activities for the kids, this will be FREE to the public! And don’t forget your costume!
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