Believe it or not, Halloween is only DAYS away and if you are anything like us you have no idea where to take your kiddos this weekend. In an attempt to help out our neighbors and friends, we've put together a list of 5 FREE Halloween events for Austin families. Halloween is a great time for to bring your family together, eat too many sweets, and show off your costumes! We hope you enjoy ☺️

# 1 Halloween Carnival at the Pan American Center

Located at 2100 East 3rd street, this event is open to all ages and they're having a costume contest at 5PM.  More information on this event on this page.  Occurring Friday the 28th from 3:30 to 6:00PM

#2 Spooktacular Event at the Bob Bullock Center

 

Also on Friday the 28th, from 5pm to 8pm, this event offers another free family free event with opportunities for kids to learn while they play.  As an added bonus kids get to see a screening of Toy Story of Terror.  Click for details.  

#3 Treaty Oaks Distillery's Halloween Choctaw Wildfire and  Halloween Bash

 

Occurring Saturday the 29th from 4-9PM, this is a family-friendly event open to all ages.  The event is free to get in, but you'll have pay for adult beverages if you want them.  I spoke with the owner on this event and they are planning lots of kid-friendly events including possibly a hay ride and limbo game for kids.  If you've never been to Treaty Oaks it's a great place for kids to play with yard games and play scapes and the drinks are amazing.  Here's a link to their site for more information.  

#4 ACS's Second Annual Fall Festival at Zilker Park Lodge

Hosted on Saturday  October 29th from 12pm to 4pm, this event is free for everyone but with a suggested donation to Austin's Sunshine Camps.  Events include face painting, a bounce house, hay ride and live music.  There will also be food vendors there.  For more information check out the Facebook Page.  

#5 Dia De Las Muertos hosted by Austin Public Library


If you're looking for something to do on Monday evening, the Austin Public Library located at 1611 Angelina St in East Austin will be hosting this event on Halloween night that features story telling, laughing skulls, mask making and live music.  More information is located on their event page.