Fall weather has finally arrived in Houston! The cool crisp mornings and mild sunny afternoons are perfect for enjoying the many family-friendly activities around the city. Here are my top picks for Pumpkin Patches, Halloween events, and Dia de los Muertos celebrations.
- St. Luke’s United Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch is perfect for a cute photo opp and finding pumpkins of all sizes for carving and decorating the front porch.
- Grace United Methodist Church is hosting a Fall Festival Saturday, Oct. 26th, from 10 am to noon featuring a pumpkin patch, bouncy house, face painting, and games.
- Blessington Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival is open Oct. 25-27 and Nov. 1-3. Have a full day of fun on the farm with hayrides, pedal cars, barrel train rides, animal encounters, and flower picking.
- There’s one more weekend left of Zoo Boo (Oct. 25-27)! Costumes are encouraged as the little ones collect all the stamps from the spooky stations for a special treat. Be sure to stop for the special Keeper Talks and Monster Mural.
- Scream on the Green takes place Friday, Oct. 25th, 6 pm to 10 pm downtown at Discovery Green. The Halloween extravaganza features fortune tellers, costume contests, sing-a-long scary-oke, and a showing of The House with a Clock in its Walls.
- Trick-or-Treat daily at The Children’s Museum’s Halloween Grosstopia from now until Halloween night. This gooey, slime-themed event has scares for the whole family with spooky goblins and creepy-crawly creatures lurking throughout the museum.
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
- Casa Ramirez hosts its annual Dia de los Muertos Procession Saturday, Oct. 26th, from 5 pm to 8 pm. Visit the display of personal altars before joining in the procession led by the Aztec dance group, Danza Azteca Taxcayolotl.
- The Dia de los Muertos Festival at MECA on Nov. 2nd & 3rd, from 11 am to 7 pm celebrates the culture and traditions of this holiday honoring the souls of loved ones who have passed away. Alongside displays of ofrendas and retablos, the outdoor party includes music and dance performances, traditional food stands, and an arts and crafts market.