Events in Houston this October

Events in Houston this October

Events in Houston this October


It’s October in Houston, and everywhere else for that matter, and we’ve got a list of great events happening in the Bayou City this month. October is all about Halloween and getting your scare and no one does Halloween quite like Houston, TX. Check out the list of events in Houston going on in October and start planning your fun now!


Events in Houston this October


Winter is Coming | Game of Thrones Experience

When: October 4th & 5th, 2019

Where: Grove St. Venue

215 Grove Street

Houston, TX


War’Hous and Super Happy Incredible Toys have joined forces and announced Houston’s first Game of Thrones inspired experience, Winter is Coming  to be held at 215 Grove St. Houston TX 77020. The event will highlight artwork from various artists, provide an eclectic vendor market, cosplay, live dj sets, and provide complimentary beverages.


Currently, Winter is Coming has an open call for artists. If chosen, the artist’s work will be exhibited and a 30% gallery commission applied to any sold artwork.


The event kicks off Friday night, October 4th, at 6 p.m. with its VIP party, An Evening of Ice & Fire. For $25 all 21+ Game of Thrones fans can see and purchase the artwork before the general public, enjoy live music, complimentary drinks, and hores d oeuvres. Tickets will be available online and at the door. Venue parking and street parking are available.


Starting at noon on Saturday October 5th, the entire family can come out and enjoy the artwork & vendor market for $5.00/ticket, children free!  Winter is Coming encourages cosplay.


45th Annual Texas Renaissance Festival

When: October 5th – December 1st, 2019

Where: 21778 Farm to Market 1774

Todd Mission, TX


The King and Queen Welcome you to our fair village!


Since 1974, there's been a magical kingdom just at the edge of the Greater Houston area, where guests can step through the gates and enter an enchanted world filled with kings and queens, knights and nobles, fairies and elves, pirates and peasants, and other fanciful delights.


5th Annual Southern Smoke Festival

When: October 6th, 2019

Where: Underbelly, Hay Merchant and Blacksmith

1018 and 1100 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX


Chris Shepherd launched Southern Smoke in 2015 after learning his friend and former sommelier Antonio Gianola was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Southern Smoke has donated $654,000 to the MS Society, making it the largest third-party fundraiser in a five-state area.


In 2017, Southern Smoke shifted its focus to provide assistance to people in the food and beverage industry affected by Hurricane Harvey and donated $501,000 to 139 people in need. Recognizing a need, the Southern Smoke Foundation created an Emergency Relief Fund for people in the food and beverage industry in crisis.


The proceeds of the 2019 Southern Smoke Festival will once again raise funds for both the Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund and the National MS Society.


Kids’ Oktoberfest

When: October 12th, 2019

Where: Czech Cultural Center Houston

4920 San Jacinto

Houston, TX


The event that was so large last year is back to bring tons of joy to the kids. Come join us for the Oktoberfest because we have loads of activities set up for this event.


The afternoon will begin at one and the event will feature arts and crafts including puppet making, face-painting and a puppet show about a Czech Fairy tale: The Wooden Maiden. Parents can also explore the museum while the children enjoy activities and games. The event ends at four and tickets are available online.


2019 Bayou City Art Festival Downtown

When: October 12th – 13th, 2019

Where: Downtown Aquarium

901 Bagby Street

Houston, TX


Houston’s largest art festival will transform the streets of Downtown into artistic avenues bursting with colors and culture. Bayou City Art Festival will showcase the work of 300 artists from around the world, representing 19 different disciplines. As one of the top art festivals in the country, the weekend event will provide guests with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art, prints, jewelry, sculptures and more.


Bayou City Art Festival Downtown will feature live music throughout the festival along with entertainment, beverage stations, food trucks and much more for patrons to enjoy. In addition to art activities, the Children’s Creative Zone will also feature giant bubbles and caricature artist Bonnie Blue.


This year’s featured artist Clifton Henri is an award-winning photographer and visual artist from Chicago. His work is rooted in identity, under representation and self-declaration. Henri visually illustrates and narrates the African diaspora using personal experiences and feelings as fuel for his portraits.


Freight Train Food Truck Festival

When: October 19th, 2019

Where: The Historic 1907 Railroad Depot

201 South Elm Street

Tomball, TX


Twenty top rolling gourmet kitchens mixed with the music of local favorites Folk Family Revival and Galveston’s ultimate party band, the Mambo Jazz Kings, make for a day of tasty tunes and great food. Admission and parking are free.


Water Lantern Festival

When: October 19th, 2019

Where: Magnolia Garden Park

12044 Beach Street

Houston, TX


Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you'll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven't met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.



When: October 27th, 2019

Where: Kingwood Town Center Park

8 N. Main Street Kingwood Drive

Kingwood, TX


Inspired by entrepreneurial spirit, it was created to help build connections between Houston-area consumers and the companies, consultants, artists, artisans and crafters who serve them.


Featuring a handpicked, highly curated outdoor “market” of 60 vendors from around the region, housed the beautiful Kingwood Town Center Park.


Booth-presenters are expected to span the retail spectrum including sellers of clothing, crafts, original artwork and home designs, jewelry bath and beauty products and other preferential accessories.


The event is dedicated to gathering Houston's growing small business community and supporting local charities by connecting locally conscious consumers with sellers from around the city.


Scream on the Green

When: October 25th, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX


Visitors will have a spooky good time at Houston’s citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration for the whole family! There will be games, prizes, Halloween spectacle, a movie, performances, living statues, fortune tellers, Sing-a-long with KPFT Scary-oke, music and more! Visitors can win candy and prizes playing our FREE games! 



Bank of America Screen on the Green presented by Arandas Bakery

Enjoy watching The House with a Clock in its Walls (PG, 2018, 105 min.). A young orphan is initiated into a world of magic and mayhem by his eccentric warlock uncle and a matronly witch. He uses his newfound magical abilities to help them defeat the forces of evil that threaten to destroy his new home. Movie at 7:30 pm.



Costume Contest

Registration will take place on-site near the Anheuser-Busch stage before the contest and winners will be announced at approximately 9:30pm. Prizes are awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each category. Costume contest registration opens at 6:45 pm (side of the Anheuser Busch stage), contest begins at 7 pm. Registration will close at 8:15 pm, no exceptions.


Halloween Town

When: October 26th, 2019

Where: 1 Stadium Drive

Sugar Land, TX


We're proud to announce that the annual Halloween Town (previously held at Sugar Land Town Square) will now be hosted at Constellation Field - and we've got a lot of fun in store!

The festivities will include:

  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Balloon Artists
  • Petting Zoo
  • Games, Vendors, and so much more!


Tricks, Treats & T-Rex

When: October 26th, 2019

Where: Houston Museum of Natural Science

13016 University Blvd

Sugar Land, TX


Join us for Tricks, Treats & T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land.  Early Halloween fun is featured at the Magical Maze Festival on Saturday, October 26th, 10 am to 1pm,where every young pirate and princess will enjoy carnival games, trick or treating, a pumpkin patch, face painting, and more.  You can even walk through the haunted house, if you dare!  And what about costumes?  Be sure to get creative and wear your best costume for the Grand Costume Parade and Contest, with prizes to be won!  It’s a spooky Saturday you won’t forget!


Creepy Crawlers

When: October 26th, 2019

Where: Armand Bayou Nature Center

8500 Bay Area Blvd

Pasadena, TX


Join Armand Bayou Nature Center for a fun night of Halloween-themed games and activities for the entire family! Activities include a night hike in the woods, games, face painting, a barn show, a hay stack dive, and live animals to experience.


Remember! Bring a flashlight- it gets dark out here!  And Please NO Costumes.


Reservations are required.  The cost is $10 per person, kids 3 and under are free.  Don’t miss out, book your spot now!


BCO & HTXO 12th Annual Haunted Hike

When: October 31st, 2019

Where: Rugby Field at Memorial Park

N Picnic Lane

Houston, TX


Get your spook on with BCO & HTXO as we slither our way through the deep, dark forest trails.  Taunt the forest trolls with us on Halloween night in Memorial Park!


For those who make it out of the forest in one piece, we’ll calm our nerves with pizza and beverages. (bring $5 for pizza and BYOB beverages!) and toast those we left behind at the after-party...just kidding. (Maybe!) 
Plus Karbach providing cold beverages while supplies last! 


Tap into your inner wolf, go all vampy on us, or come as your witchy self. Leave the bars to the zombies and join us in the woods for some quality (and creepy) exercise and socializing. 


Meet at 6:00 and depart at 6:30 PM sharp from somewhere the  rugby/soccer field parking lot on the south side. Check the map and then look for the BCO & HTXO signs, since there’s a lot of construction at the park. 


Don’t get left in the dark - bring a headlamp or flashlight.   Wear sturdy walking shoes (it is a hike no matter how dead you are)! Bring some bug spray if you're tasty. For you chickens out there - you’re still invited to the after-party starting around 8 PM in the parking lot.  


Spooks & Spirits

When: October 31st, 2019

Where: George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762 Road

Richmond, TX


Adults and children 12+ are invited to a ghostly good time for Spooks & Spirits, an after-hours All Hallows Evening event at the George Ranch Historical Park! When the night falls, join us for a walking lantern tour of the Park to hear unique Texas ghost stories – including some tales from right here at the Ranch! Adult visitors ages 21+ can also partake in spirits of the alcoholic variety as they visit the Park’s homes. Please note that this tour will incorporate over a mile of walking. Guests are encouraged to bring flashlights and good walking shoes.



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