What to do Halloween weekend in San Antonio

Options include festivals, celebrations and trick-or-treat alternatives


SAN ANTONIO – Halloween is one of the most widely celebrated holidays in the U.S.

The tradition of trick-or-treating for Halloween has expanded over time to include many different types of celebrations.

Festivals, parties, food contests and "trunk-or-treating," in which children go from car to car in a parking lot to collect candy, have become popular alternatives to knocking on neighbors' doors for sweets.

Halloween in San Antonio this year will include:

Bud Light HalloweenFest is from 6-9:30 p.m. along the Riverwalk, starting at the Arneson River Theatre in La Villita.

Alamo City Comic Con starts Friday and goes through the weekend. Stars attending this year include Millie Bobby Brown from "Stranger Things" and Jon Bernthal from "The Walking Dead."

Topgolf Tricks, Treats & Targets is a free event for children ages 12 and younger. The all-day event is for the first 200 children who show up, and there will be a costume contest.

Boerne Boo is from 4-7 p.m. and includes face painting, balloon sculpting, a bounce house, a costume contest, trunk-or-treating and more. There will also be an Aloha San Antonio Dance performance.

The BOOzar at Northeast Lakeview College runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and admission is free. There will be games, arts and crafts and a Halloween costume contest.

Halloween Spook-Track-Ula at the Texas Transportation Museum will run from 7-9:30 p.m. and is geared towards the younger crowd.

Dia de los Muertos celebrations will be held both days at La Villita in Market Square. The event is free and festivities will include live music, face painting, dancing and more.

The Mala Luna Music Festival is a two-day festival at the historic Lone Star Brewery. This year’s lineup includes Kaskade, Steve Aoki, Travis Scott, G-Eazy and many other artists.

Oxford United Methodist Church will celebrate Halloween with a trunk-or-treat party at its pumpkin patch. The trunk-or-treat will be from 5-6 p.m. and a party will follow from 6-8 p.m. There will be a super slide, a moon bounce, hay rides and food trucks.

University United Methodist Church is hosting a trunk-or-treat event from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

A Boo Bash and mall-wide trick-or-treating will run from 4-7 p.m. at Ingram Park Mall.

Trick-or-treat at the San Marcos Outlets is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Children will have the opportunity to take pictures with San Marcos police, emergency and fire department personnel, and there will be a costume contest in front of the Tanger Visitor’s Center.

Market Square trick-or-treating will be from 1-6 p.m. Don’t forget to stop by and watch SA Live film from 1-2 p.m. (You could be on TV.)

The Halloween Food Truck Throwdown will be at Travis Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will feature a DJ.

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