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It's Spooky Season and Dallas is Creepin' it Real With These Halloween Events and Celebrations

Have a horrifying or a happy Halloween with any of Dallas' festive offerings.

Nick Totin
Posted on Oct 23, 2019


Trick or Treat on Downtown Streets

More than 30 businesses are participating this year in Trick or Treat on Downtown Streets on Oct. 31. Adults, families with kids and even pets can explore Downtown in spooky and fun costumes to celebrate Halloween. Get started at Main Street Garden where you'll find a map marked with all participating locations downtown. Then return back to the park by 7:30 p.m. to catch a screening of Hocus Pocus.

Dia de los Muertos Festival

For the first time, Downtown will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a parade and festival on Oct. 26. This inaugural event will celebrate the history and culture of the holiday with live music, arts and crafts for kids and families and a firework show. The festival starts at 4 p.m. at Dallas City Hall and the parade steps off at 5 p.m. You'll hear from elected city officials and others about Dallas' continued commitment to celebrating a diverse and inclusive culture in our city.


Decks in the Park: Halloween Bash

Decks in the Park: Halloween Bash is returning for its sixth year on Oct. 31 to Klyde Warren Park. From 5 to 10 p.m., guests and ghouls can party the night away with seven of Dallas' hottest DJs. The event is free with an RSVP.


Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party

If you're having trouble deciding between walking a runway or attending a Halloween party, your worries are over. The Oak Lawn Halloween Block Party will return to the Cedar Springs strip for a night of adults-only Halloween fun on Oct. 26. Whether you've concepted your costume for weeks or put it together last minute, the category is anything goes. The Rose Room at S4 will feature a drag show and the rest of the strip will be alive (or even back from the dead!)


Altitude at W Dallas Victory Hotel

Halloween has never had such a view and you've got two chances to seize your opportunity to enjoy it. Altitude, the rooftop bar at the W Dallas Victory hotel, will host Halloween parties on Oct. 26 and Oct. 31. First, on the 26th, turn out your best scary looks for the Halloween Costume Ball which starts at 9 p.m., featuring Joe Vegas and DJ Ling Ling. Tickets start at $35. Then don your mask for the encore party, the Halloween Night Masquerade, on Oct. 31. Featuring Joe Vegas and Camilo Espinosa, guests can dance the night away to impressive Dallas DJs. Both parties will send guests home with Halloween party favors and memories to hold on to for seasons to come.



The Dallas Zoo is getting wild and spooky for an entire weekend. Their Halloweekend event returns on Oct. 26 and 27 with trick or treating across the zoo, a beer garden for adults, pumpkin patches complete with scarecrows and plenty more family fun. All Halloweekend activities are included with general admission and guests receive treat coupons with admission with more available for purchase. Costumes are encouraged but they ask you avoid full masks.


Autumn at the Arboretum
The fall season in Dallas would not be complete without a visit to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden for their annual Autumn at the Arboretum, this year themed It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Sure, you can find 90,000 pumpkins anywhere (we're kidding – you can't), but no place creates as beautiful masterpiece of gourds like our Arboretum. The nationally acclaimed pumpkin village offers equal helpings of nostalgia and wonder as guests enjoy the great pumpkin topiary accompanied by Snoopy and the gang. The festival is open through Oct. 31.