10 Houston events that are perfect for your family this Fall

If you are looking to enjoy the cooler fall weather and get into the Halloween spirit, check out these 10 events below.


1.Zoo Boo at the Houston Zoo

When: Oct. 11-13, 18-20 and 25-27


Where: Houston Zoo

What: Guests visiting the Houston Zoo on these days can partake in kid-friendly events including playing in the Whataburger pumpkin patch, seeing the monster mural and spooky stamp station and plenty of photo opportunities for the whole family. There will be a DJ spinning the best tunes to get you in the Halloween spirit. Don’t forget to come in costume.

Website: https://www.houstonzoo.org/events/zoo-boo-2/


2. 2019 Kids Oktoberfest

When: Oct. 12

Where: Czech Center Museum Houston

What: Oktoberfest is still in full swing and don’t let the kids miss out on the fun. Kids’ Okoberfest will include street art, crafting, face-painting balloon art and a puppet show about a Czech fairy tale. Parents are welcome to drink a Czech beer and explore the museum. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kids-oktoberfest-tickets-69084901801


3. The Great Harvest Festival

When: Oct. 12

Where: Bicentennial Park, Baytown

What: Along with free admission, the first 100 children receive a free pumpkin to decorate. The festival includes a pumpkin patch with photo opportunities, pumpkin carving contest, rides, games, face painting, a petting zoo, exotic reptiles, live family entertainment, food trucks, shopping and more. There will be a pumpkin carving contest.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-great-harvest-festival-tickets-55389108314


4. ArBOOretum 2019

When: Oct. 19

Where: Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

What: Head over to the Arboretum for their biggest family event of the year complete with live animals, pumpkin decorating and a trick-or-treat nature trail. There will also be face painting, food trucks, a pumpkin patch, spooky science show, blood drive and a Halloween market featuring activities and wares from local vendors. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door. Children 3 and under go free.

Website: https://houstonarboretum.org/events/arbooretum-2019/


5. Houston Family Fun Fest—Katy

When: Oct. 20

Where: LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch

What: Houston Family Magazine will host their bi-annual family fun fest complete with children’s games and activities, shopping and food vendors.

Website: https://mommypoppins.com/houston-kids/event/free/houston-family-fun-fest-katy


6. Halloween Kids Fest

When: Oct. 26 and 27

Where: Downtown Aquarium

What: Head over to the Downtown Aquarium to get ready for Halloween with plenty of fun kid-friendly activities. Activities include games and prizes, a costume contest, guess the weight of the giant pumpkin, animal appearances, monster mural painting, pumpkin patch painting, trick-or-treating and mad science experiments. It is $4 for the “Not so Haunted Train Ride.” Admission to the museum is ½ price for kids in costume.

Website: https://www.aquariumrestaurants.com/downtownaquariumdenver/promos/Halloween-Fest/


7. Houston Family Fun Fest—Evelyn’s Park

When: Oct. 27

Where: Evelyn’s Park

What: Houston Family Magazine will host another event at Evelyn’s Park filled with face painting, a rock wall, activities under every tent, inflatables, arts & crafts, door prizes, music, onstage performances, goodie bags and more.

Website: https://evelynspark.org/events/houston-family-magazine-fun-festival


8. KIFEST—Kids International Festival 2019

When: Nov. 16

Where: Blossom Heights Park

What: This free event highlights different international cultures through music, art, cuisine and more. There will be cultural performances from different countries, vendors providing games, arts & crafts, international cuisine and more.

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kifest-kids-international-festival-2019-tickets-64400797519


9.  Annual Children’s Festival at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

When: Nov. 9 and 10

Where: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

What: The festival will have lots of family activities including a Thomas & Friends sing along adventure, bubble runners, mini go-karts, bungee jumpers, inflatable bumper cars, rock climbing walls, obstacle courses, children’s art, touch-a-truck, a s.t.e.a.m. station and more.

Website: https://www.woodlandscenter.org/events-performing-arts/featured/2019/childrens-festival-saturday


10. Halloween Trick-or-Treat at City Centre

When: Oct. 31

Where: City Centre

What: Sponsored by H-E-B and Texas Children’s Hospital- West Campus, City Centre will offer children and parents to trick-or-treat around the district following a monster mash under the stars with Life Time Athletic in the plaza. Check out the website for participating merchants with candy.

Website: https://citycentrehouston.com/events/detail/halloween-trick-or-treat2019