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Halloween Events 2022

Celebrate Halloween on Sixth Street, in the heart of Austin's entertainment district


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When the weather cools down in Austin, it means the arrival of festivals and fun season. Halloween is a great time to be in this historic city, in particular, because you can discover its haunted houses, such as the Bertram Building (Clay Pit) and the Littlefield House at the University of Texas, Austin. In addition, you can encounter ghosts of the Capitol, Old Pecan Street, or the Warehouse District during one of the guided tours.

For more extreme scares, visit Scream Hollow, located in Smithville, outside of Austin. It has four terrifying attractions: the Mansion of Terror, Lost Pines Asylum, Wicked Darkness, The Maze, and the Slaughterhouse 2. Meet mysterious Adella and other scary ghosts lurking in the halls.

For a family-friendly, not-so-scary Halloween, Austin has quite a few pumpkin patches, Boo at the Zoo, and special kids' Halloween show by Austin Symphony Orchestra.

Halloween on Sixth Street (October 31, 2021)

On Halloween Night, thousands flock to Sixth Street, the heart of Austin's bar and club scene. As the darkness falls on the city, be prepared to meet large crowds in the most outrageous costumes. Every year, there are more and more partygoers. Over 100,000 costumed people might show up to hop from bar to bar on the scariest night of the year!

Día de Los Muertos or Viva La Vida Fest (October 30, 2021)

Día de Los Muertos is celebrated in Austin on a huge scale! It's main event is Viva La Vida Fest organized by Mexic-Arte Museum. It features Austin’s largest and longest-running Día de Los Muertos parade as well as parties, feasts, and other events that reflect Austin's rich cultural heritage. Its main highlight is, of course, the Grand Procession. The Education Pavilion offers art activities, demonstrations, as well as crafts and food booths. Mexic-Arte Museum also features the annual Day of The Dead Exhibition, which is typically on display through late November.

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