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Have a Howling Halloween with These Themed Activities

October 23, 2020
Published October 22, 2020

Know Before You Go

Scary good tips for a zero-waste Halloween at home (City of Austin)

COVID-19 Safety During Halloween and Día de los Muertos (City of Austin)

Planning to trick or treat this year? Local doctors weigh in on dangers, suggestions for fall activities (Community Impact News)

Trick-Or-Treating Is Considered a High-Risk Activity in Austin (Eater Austin)

 We Asked Health Experts About the Safest Methods for Trick-or-Treating in 2020 (Eater Austin)

In Horrifying Times, the Haunting Season Is More Important Than Ever (Austin Chronicle)

How to Spend Halloween as Safely as Possible This Year (Austin Chronicle)

In-Person, Outdoor, Halloween-Themed Activities

Spooky Screenings All Halloween Week at the Downtown Rooftop Drive-in

Tuesday, October 27

A Harry Potter Halloween “Azkaban”

Wednesday, October 28


J. Carpenter’s Halloween! (New Indie!)

BEETLEJUICE (Late-Night Show)

J. Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (Original, Late-Night Show)

Thursday, October 29


J. Carpenter’s HALLOWEEN (Original) 

Friday, October 30,

The Addams Family


Saturday, October 21



Haunted Tours & Treats

Austin Ghost Tours

Hear the ghost stories keeping downtown Austin’s history alive at this historic haunted walking tour! Hear about iconic downtown locations, including the Texas Capitol, the first hospital in Austin, the old Travis County jailhouse, the Driskill Hotel, and much more.

Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard – A Haunted Tour of ACL Live

Austin Bike Tours and Rentals’ Spooky Tour

Where to Find Spooky Halloween Treats From Austin Bars and Restaurants (Eater Austin)

Virtual Events & Activities

Frida Friday ATX October Virtual Holiday Market – Think Big, Shop Small

Viva La Vida Fest Goes Virtual

Queen-O-Ween 2020: Resurrect one of your looks from Halloween’s past (or present) to Enter to Win (Do512)

See the Blanton’s gourd-geous creations and vote for your favorite jack-o-lantern on Friday, October 30 on Facebook

Zoom Backgrounds From Austin’s Most Haunted Locales (Austin Chronicle)

Ghost Stories Take Flight With The Night Owl (Austin Chronicle)

The Kingcast Finds the Personal Stories of Stephen King Fans (Austin Chronicle)

Spooky Story Tween Circle

Six Sinister Austin-Made Movies for Your Halloween Watching (Austin Chronicle)

More Ideas

6 activities that’ll remind you it’s fall in Austin all month long (Austonia)

Haunted Places To Visit In Texas (Do512)

Halloween Events in Austin (Do512)

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