Despite the warm temperatures you can still get into the fall spirit with any of these seasonal activities happening in San Antonio. Check out our roundup of fun, family friendly festivities to enjoy this October!
SeaWorld Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular
Friday, September 29 – Sunday, October 29
If you’re looking for a family friendly, and less scary option, this event is perfect for kids during the day. During the day enjoy a kid-friendly Halloween show at Pet’s Ahoy and activities throughout SeaWorld’s Spooktacular! Gently spooky fun includes in-park trick-or-treating, a hay maze and charming pumpkin patch. At night, the park is transformed into Howl-O-Scream and best for older guests.
Zoo Boo! at San Antonio Zoo
Weekend Days, September 30 – October 29
Join the San Antonio Zoo for its kid friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration! Held Saturdays and Sundays throughout October, the zoo will be decked out for Halloween fun. Kids can safely enjoy trick-or-treat stations, a hay maze, pumpkin painting, dance parties and plenty of games. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best, non-scary costumes for a chance to win a costume contest. Any guest 12 years or older are kindly asked to refrain from wearing masks.
Chalk It Up
Saturday, October 14
On October 14, bring your family to Artpace Chalk It Up, a festival of contemporary art, transforming downtown Houston Street into a gallery. For one day, every October, Artpace closes Houston so residents can create their own street art. Kids can let their imaginations take flight in kid-designated Freestyle Zones. Or stroll along and view the incredible sidewalk art created by community members and professional artists. Free chalk is provided as well as food trucks and live music. Grab a piece of chalk and create your own master work!
Día de Los Muertos Celebration
Saturday, October 28 – Sunday, October 29
Celebrate this traditional Mexican holiday during San Antonio’s annual Dia de Los Muertos celebrations. This two-day event includes lively processions, kid’s workshops, dancing, live music and more. Families are sure to enjoy a make-your-own-mask area as well as a drum and puppet procession. Celebrations will take place a few locations throughout the city – Trader Village, La Villita Historic Arts Village and at the Dia de los Muertos & H-E-B Community Events – check the website for more details.