If you’re looking for something to do to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve, also known as Halloween, and you’re in North Central Texas, you’ve got a lot of options. Here are some of the many Halloween activities in Dallas/Fort Worth. (Cities are listed alphabetically.)
Arlington All Hallow’s Eve celebration
After Dark in the Park, October 7 through 9, 5 to 9 pm, River Legacy Parks, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd. $7.
Fun and games for kids, hayrides, storytelling, bounce houses, crafts, and concessions inside the 1,300+ acre urban park.
Halloween Events in Dallas
Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo, October 28 through 31, 6 to 8 pm., Dallas Zoo, 650 S. R.L. Thornton Fwy. (I-35E).
The zoo closes at 4 and reopens at 6 when costumed guests can ride a Haunted Carousel, travel through a dark tunnel, ride a camel, feed a giraffe, and watch the animals get Halloween treats.
Family Fun Weekend, October 29 to 30, Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Rd.
Kids can trick-or-treat from noon to 4 pm in Cinderella’s Pumpkin Village and the seven fairy tale castles. The Pecan grove will have a magician, petting zoo, and face painting.
Halloween activities in Fort Worth
Treat Street, October 31, 6 to 8 pm, Fort Worth Stockyards, 130 E Exchange Ave., free.
Halloween party that’s safe for all: trick or treat at Stockyards Station Shops, hayrides, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, and prizes.
Grand Prairie Halloween events
Farmers Market Pumpkin Patch, Saturdays in October, 8 am to 1 pm, 120 W. Main St., call 8972-237-4599 to confirm dates.
Find the perfect pumpkin to carve, decorate, or make pie.
Lake Joe Pool Pumpkin Run, Saturday, October 8, 8:30 am, Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Pkwy. $18 through October 7, $25 on race day.
One mile fun run, 10K run, and 5K run/walk, pancake breakfast, pumpkin decorating for kids. Registration starts at 6:45 am.
Forest of Fear hayrides, October 21 through 29, sundown to 11 pm., Loyd Park, 3401 Ragland Rd., $10/vehicle entry fee. Call 972-647-2104 for more information.
Haunted hayride through decorated campsites, costumed campers.
Grapevine activities for All Hallow’s Eve
All Hallows Eve Train, October 29, 7:30 to 9:30 pm, Cotton Belt Depot, 709 S. Main St. $20/person. Call 817-410-3385 for more info.
All bodies should be aboard at 7, with the dearly departure at 7:30, and those dying to return will do so at 9:30. The Tarrant County Storytellers Guild will provide haunted tales along the rails, which may be haunted…if you disguise yourself you may be safe.
Halloween events in Keller
Pumpkin Splash, Friday, October 21, 6 to 9 pm, The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Dr. $10/participant if paid in advance, $14 on day of event. Pre-registration is required.
You’ll find out that pumpkins float, because this year the pumpkin patch is in the indoor pool!
Haunted Trails, Saturday, October 22, 7 pm to 9:30 pm, Bear Creek Greenbelt. $5 adults, $3 aged 18 and under.
When the sun goes down, the ghosts and ghouls that haunt the Bear Creek Park Greenbelt come out. Walk only if you dare…Walks start at south end of The Keller Point parking lot, 405 Rufe Snow Dr.
Spooky Kooky Keller Kastle, Sunday, October 23, 2 to 5 pm, Johnson Road Park. Free (designed for children aged 11 and under).
Wear your costume and have fun with carnival games, candy, and a spooky playground. Live entertainment at 4:30 pm.
River Legacy Parks
City of Dallas
Fort Worth Stockyards
City of Grand Prairie
City of Grapevine
City of Keller