Halloween Fun [RGV 2017]

Costumes are ready. Kids are excited. Halloween is around the corner. Here is a roundup of the festivals and trunk-or-treats happening all around the Rio Grande Valley! Know of any more events? Let us know in the comments below our post!

Need a pumpkin??? Read our guide to 2017 Pumpkin Patches with details about when and where.

Looking to celebrate fall beyond the costumes and candy? Read our extensive Fall Activities Guide and our guide to October events and festivals.

Decorating pumpkins? Here are fabulous examples of fine pumpkin decorating that don’t involve sharp objects!


Dia de los Muertos Festival

Saturday, October 21, from 6-10 PM
Mission Historical Museum, 900 Doherty Ave, Mission

Join the Mission Historical Museum as we celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a Community Altar Exhibit! They will have music, food, dancing, and family fun! Dia de los Muertos apparel is strongly encouraged. [FREE]

Vendors: For more information or for an application please contact Lisa Price at 956-580-8646.  


Fall Festival at Discovery School

Thursday, October 26, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Discovery School, 1711 W. Alberta Rd., Edinburg

Make plans to spend the evening with the whole family playing games, enjoying rides, dining together, and having some good ol’ fun making memories! 


Buckets of Fun: Fun with Hollows and Halloween!

Thursday, October 26, from 10 – 11 AM
Quinta Mazatlan, McAllen

Preschool children and their parents will have BUCKETS OF FUN with hands-on, nature- inspired lessons filled with song, discovery, socializing, movements and exploration! Adults and children must dress for outdoor activities.
Fee: $3 program fee per child. (Adults: $3 regular admission, $2 seniors) Large groups, please register in advance. 


Howl-o-ween at PAWS

Thursday, October 26, from 6 – 8 PM
PAWS, Edinburg

Dog Costume Contest  Dog Costume Contest, Goodie Bags, Awesome Prizes, Yummy Yappy Hour Table & Tons of Fun!  


Los Muertos Bailan

Friday, October 27, from 6-10 PM
Edinburg City Hall & Courtyard, 415 W University Dr.

Dance – Art – Costume Contest – Music – Food [FREE]

Vendors: For more information or for an application please contact Soledad Nunes at 956-383-6246.  


Dia de los Muertos – Cempasuchil: Flower of the Dead

Saturday, October 28, 4-10 PM
Museum of South Texas History • 200 N Closner, Edinburg, TX

Expect your favorite food vendors, face painters, performances and more! Check back for more updates.


Halloween Bash (IMAS)

Saturday, October 28, from 10 AM-5 PM

IMAS • 1900 Nolana Avenue W., McAllen, TX

Join us for the annual Halloween Bash at IMAS! Make sure to wear your favorite costume!

Activities included:
– Pumpkin Decorating ($2 per participant)
– Monster Art
– Face Painting
– Trick or Treat Goodies
– Halloween Slime
– History of Halloween Talks
– Spooky Story Time

*Included in the cost of General Admission/ Halloween Bash and Day of the Dead weekend passes available at a discounted rate!


Trunk or Treat – Brownsville

Saturday, October 28, 5 – 11 PM
Resaca de La Palma State Park • 
1000 New Carmen Blvd, Brownsville

Trunk or Treat is scare free/family friendly alternative to trick or treating. It is a great opportunity for people to enjoy the spirit of holiday in a safe setting and get free goodies!


Haunted Trails Brownsville

Saturday, October 28, 5 – 11 PM
Resaca de La Palma State Park • 
1000 New Carmen Blvd, Brownsville

The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department and Resaca de la Palma State Park present “Haunted Trails.” This Halloween event has become a holiday tradition in south Texas. Come and “explore the spooky side of nature!” There will be so much to see and do, you do not want to miss it!


Brownsville Halloween Spooktacular @ Brightwood College

Oct 28th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brightwood College
1500 South Jackson Rd, McAllen

Come to Brightwood College’s annual Halloween Spooktacular for an afternoon of frightful fun. There will be trick or treating for kids, free candy, Amazon gift card giveaways, costume contests, and more! You won’t want to miss out.

Have any questions? Call (956)547-8200.


Dia de los Muertos Festival (IMAS)

Sunday, October 29, from 1-5 PM

1900 Nolana Avenue W. McAllen, TX 

Join us for the annual Dia de los Muertos Festival at IMAS! Wear your favorite Katrina costume for the celebration! 

Activities include:
– Sugar Skull Workshops ($2 per participant)
– Papel Picado Tutorials
– UTRGV Professor Lectures
– Skeleton and Monarch Activities
– Flower Science
– Face Painting


2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treat (Harlingen)

Oct. 30th from 5-6:30 PM
8402 Wilson Rd, Harlingen


McAllen Halloween Spooktacular @ Brightwood College

Oct 31st from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Brightwood College
1500 South Jackson Rd, McAllen

Come to Brightwood College’s annual Halloween Spooktacular for an afternoon of frightful fun. There will be trick or treating for kids, free candy, Amazon gift card giveaways, costume contests, and more! You won’t want to miss out.

Have any questions? Call (956) 630-1499.


Trick or Treat Trail at MPL

Tuesday, October 31, from 3-7 PM
McAllen Public Library

Trick or Treat [FREE]
Join the MPL and community partners on a trick or treat trail around the library. All ages are welcome.

Fun and safe event at the library!


17th Street McAllen – 3rd Annual Tricks & Treats for Kids

Oct 31st from 4:00 – 7:00 PM
Participating Businesses along 17th street in downtown McAllen


Mysteries at the BOO-seum!

Monday, October 31, from 6-9 PM
Mission Historical Museum • 900 Doherty Ave, Mission, TX

Celebrate Halloween with the Mission Historial Museum! You can have a chance to win prizes, candy, and cake! We will have music, moon jumps, games and activities for the kids. This event is FREE to the public! Don’t forget your costume! See you there! 


Trunk or Treat  @FUMC

Tuesday, October 31, 5-7 PM
First United Methodist Church • 4200 N McColl Rd, McAllen, TX

Join us for a family friendly event with many free games, music, and candy! We also offer delicious food like turkey legs, fajita tacos, and home made chili.


Trunk or Treat @ OLS McAllen

Tuesday, October 31st from 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 1108 W Hackberry Ave, McAllen


Trunk or Treat (Weslaco)

October 31st from 5-9 PM
San Martin de Porres-Weslaco901 North Texas Blvd , Weslaco

Child-friendly Trick or Treating event for the whole family in Weslaco at San Martin de Porres.


Trunk or Treat @ FUMC Harlingen

October 31st from 5-7 PM
First United Methodist Church (Parking Lot)321 E Harrison Ave 
Harlingen


Trunk or Treat @ Grace Point Fellowship (Harlingen)

Oct. 31st at 6PM
2601 Bothwell Rd, Harlingen


Trunk or Treat (Brownsville)

October 31st from 6-7:30 PM
Central Christian Church, 1100 E Alton Gloor Blvd, Brownsville

Trunk or Treat at Central Christian Church. This is event is FREE and open to the public. Join us for an evening of safe, family friendly fun!


Trunk or Treat @ BETA

October 31st from 4 – 6 PM
South Texas BETA, 510 S Sugar Rd, Edinburg


Trunk or Treat @ El Buen Pastor UMC Edinburg

Oct. 31st from 6:30-8 PM
705 E University Dr, Edinburg


Trunk & Treat @ Kids Village Montessori

Oct. 31st from 4:30-5:30 PM
5401 N G St. McAllen


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