Take a tour of H-Town’s weekend highlights with the 365 Houston guide to the best things to do in Houston this weekend, from Friday, October 29 to Halloween, Sunday, October 31, 2021.
Every weekend, Houston has plenty of happenings to be found around town—but which ones are the highlights that can help you plan an enjoyable weekend of outings?
We’ve whittled down our extensive Weekend Guide to offer you some of our favorite things to look forward to from Friday to Sunday.
Looking for more things to do? Dig deeper for all of our weekend picks with the 365 Houston Weekend Guide, or comb through our Calendar for even more events, activities, and things to do this weekend.
The 15 Best Things to Do in Houston This Halloween Weekend: October 29 to 31, 2021
- Freaky Deaky 2021 at Houston Raceway | Friday, October 29 & Saturday, October 30 – Get ready for two nights of costumed EDM fun at this festival taking place in Baytown, featuring headliners Excision and Deadmau5, plus dozens more DJs and pulse-pounding spooky fun. Tickets are $99.95 for single-day admission; $179.95 for both days, but you may find hard-to-get tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. VIP and camping packages are also available. 2pm to 11:30pm both nights.
- Halloween Weekend at Numbers Nightclub | Friday, October 29 to Halloween, Sunday, October 31 – The popular Montrose haunt hosts a weekend full of feet-shuffling fun with a Halloween-themed Classic Number night on Friday; a Halloween bash on Saturday night with the traditional costume contest, cash prizes, and DJs; and more spooky surprises, costumes and prizes on Halloween Night. Cover charge at the door. Friday 7pm to 2am; Saturday and Sunday 9pm to 2am.
- Halloween Outdoor Film Party: Destroy All Monsters at Asia Society Texas Center | Friday, October 29 – Join Godzilla for the ultimate monster mash in the 1968 Japanese film, Destroy All Monsters. Show up early to participate in the family-friendly version of the Squid Game, with prizes on the line. Costumes are encouraged and a variety of Halloween treats will be on-hand. $10; snack box is $10 and serves two. 7:30pm.
- D.L. Hughley at Houston Improv | Friday, October 29 to Sunday, October 31 – A legendary comedian, actor, and host of his weekday radio show, D.L. Hughley stops by the Improv for five sets across three nights. Tickets are sold by the table and range from $90 for 2 to $330 for 6. Times vary.
- Chicano Batman at White Oak Music Hall | Friday, October 29 – The psych soul group led by Eduardo Arenas comes to town for a long-awaited tour supporting their 2020 release, Invisible People, and other deep fan faves. Tickets are $20 in advance, $22 day of the show. 8pm.
- Día de los Muertos Festival at MECA Houston | Saturday, October 30 & Halloween Day, Sunday, October 31 | FREE – MECA’s annual two-day Día de los Muertos festival in Sixth Ward returns, packed with delicious foods, live music and dance performances, arts and crafts activities, a local vendor market, artists, ofrendas and more. 11am to 7pm both days.
- Halloween Town 2021 at Constellation Field | Saturday, October 30 – The ballpark in Sugar Land hosts another year of Halloween Town, featuring candy, vendors, a costume contest, rides, and much more. Advance tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up; $7 for ages 4 to 12; free for ages 3 and under. Prices go up for day-of admission. 3pm to 9pm.
- Doomsday Wrestling at Market Square Park | Saturday, October 30 | FREE – The live, body-slamming comedy show comes to Downtown for a full night of laughter from the wacky, Halloween-themed wrestlers. In addition to the action, enjoy fun lawn games, drinks and music. 7pm to 10pm; wrestling starts at 8pm.
- Japanese Breakfast at White Oak Music Hall | Saturday, October 30 – The indie rock group led by Michelle Zauner heads on tour to support the group’s most successful album to date, Jubilee, which was released this summer. Tickets are $34.50, but you may find better or cheaper tickets using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8pm.
- Paula Poundstone at the Grand 1894 Opera House in Galveston | Saturday, October 30 – The historic Galveston opera house plays host to the highly-acclaimed comedian and frequent guest on NPR’s Wait, Wait…Don’t Tell Me, Paula Poundstone. Tickets range from $35 to $155. 8pm.
- Spirits & Skeletons at Houston Museum of Natural Science | Saturday, October 30 – The Museum District hot spot will open up the entire museum, allowing for ghouls and goblins to enjoy a big Halloween bash with live music, DJs, food trucks, and drinks. Tickets are $60. 8pm to 1am.
- Jack Harlow with Babyface Ray at House of Blues | Saturday, October 30 – With his late-2020 debut album, Thats What They All Say, the rapper has begun charting a course of well-received releases, including this summer’s collaboration with Lil Nas X on “Industry Baby,” which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Tickets range from $29.50 to $49.50, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8:30pm.
- The BOOrunch! Halloween Mixer and Market at Pitch 25 | Halloween, Sunday, October 31 | No Cover – In honor of the spooky season, Pitch 25 in EaDo is hosting a brunch time mixer and market. Don’t miss out on the food, drinks, live music, and photo ops. Guests can RSVP online, but it is not required. 11am to 4:30pm.
- Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams at NRG Stadium | Halloween, Sunday, October 31 – A tough matchup awaits the Texans as Matthew Stafford, DeSean Jackson and the Rams head to Houston for a gridiron clash. Tickets range from $33 to over $250, but you may find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
- 2021 Halloween Events Guide in Houston – If you’re looking for a deep dive into things going on all Halloween weekend long, then check out our guide to concerts, parties and more for adults; plus, our kid-friendly guide for trick-or-treating and other family events.