• Through October 31
Siege of the Skeletons. The Health Museum’s 6th annual art competition for area students showcases Franken-skeletons, zombies, and mummies, and more. Info: thehealthmuseum.org.
Ghostly Galveston. Galveston Historical Foundation offers ghost tours of the island’s harbor, cemeteries, and historic mansions, and this year offers a new roster of uniquely created events for adults and youth alike. Tickets for all events are available for purchase at galvestonhistory.org.
The National Museum of Funeral History. A month-long celebration of Halloween and Day of the Dead features a haunted house, Dracula’s cemetery exhibition, a Halloween car show, and a Dia de los Muertos celebration. Visit nmfh.org for the spooky details.
• Through November 1
ScreamWorld. Prepare to be terrified! The 26th haunted house event plans to scare more than 30,000 visitors this year with scenarios like the Swamp, Jake’s Slaughterhouse, and the Zombie Graveyard. Info: screamworld.com.
• October 4
Dracula (1931) with Bela Lugosi. Movie night on The Strand, with a special Halloween treat! Info: galveston.com.
• October 19
Houston Halloween Festival and Horror Con. It’s a day-long family friendly event complete with a kids carnival with a Ferris wheel, rock wall, inflatables, obstacle course, face painting, balloon twisters, a Fiesta pumpkin patch photo op, trick-or-treating, a seasonal crafts booth, and a Vanilla Ice concert! And a Zombie walk! See houstonzombiewalk.org for the gory details.
• October 25
Mini Monster Bash. Family-friendly Halloween carnival with trick-or-treating, costume contest, games, and prizes in downtown Galveston. Info: galveston.com.
First Montrose Halloween PUP crawl. Friends of Cherryhurst Park present the first party in the park for costumed pups and dogs. Visit Friends of Cherryhurst Park on Facebook.
• October 31
Scream on the Green. Have a spooky good time at Houston’s seventh annual citywide costume contest and Halloween celebration! Prizes, music, and more! And see the film Frankenweenie at 7pm. Info: discoverygreen.com.