Safe October Events For the Entire Family

COVID-19 continues to be a serious threat, which is why several cities are opting for drive thru and socially distant community events to help keep everyone safe, but still enjoy the fun-filled Fall festivities.

Drive-Boo Halloween
Dates: Friday and Saturday nights October 2 – October 31
Hours: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: American Airlines Center (Silver Parking Garage) 2503 Victory Ave. Dallas, TX 75219
Price: Tickets start at $30 per car. Buy Tickets

iHeart Radio, Reindeer Manor, and American Airlines Center present, “Drive-Boo Halloween”! A unique, family friendly, drive-through haunted house experience! From the safety of your car, enjoy a vast array of Halloween nostalgia with traditional trick or treat imagery, to a haunted carnival, to traditional monsters everyone knows, loves and expects to see to make Halloween complete! And for those REALLY brave of heart, experience a special VIP floor with more intense scares! Running weekends throughout October, visit for info and tickets!

Haunted Tall Tales
Dates: October 15 – 31
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4:30 PM – 8:30 PM and Friday-Sunday 1:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Reunion Tower 300 Reunion Blvd East, Dallas, TX 75207
Price: Tickets start at $45. Buy Tickets

As fall officially arrives in North Texas, the temperatures begin to drop and the veil between the worlds thins as Halloween approaches. Enjoy an absolutely killer view while learning more about the haunted history of Dallas as told by some of the most unforgettable (g)hosts that once called the city their home.

Ticket price includes access to the Geo-Deck, please plan your visit accordingly to allow time to enjoy the views before or after the event. Geo-Deck hours for October are as follows: Monday-Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. and Friday-Sunday 1:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

All COVID-19 recommendations and social distancing guidelines will be followed. Staff receives daily temperature checks and PPE is utilized. Go here for more information on the precautions we’re taking to keep you safe!

Forest of Fear
Dates: October 16-17, & October 23-24
7:00 PM– 10:00 PM
Loyd Park at Joe Pool Lake 3401 Ragland Rd, Grand Prairie, TX 75052
$15/vehicle park entry fee

TWO weekends of FRIGHTS!

One of the best displays of Halloween spirit in Texas, Loyd Park’s Forest of Fear, witnesses the transformation of a campground into a drive through of creative Halloween displays! Drive through in your own vehicle and take in the spectacle. Hayrides will not be offered this year due to COVID-19 concerns. Personal trailers will not be allowed for use. Call 972-237-4120 for more information or visit

Pumpkin Paint & Play!
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Hours: 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location: Play Street Museum – Las Colinas 901 MacArthur Park, Suite 130, Irving, TX 75063

Price: $17 per child Buy Tickets

Grab a spot and join us at Play Street Las Colinas for a Pumpkin Paint & Play! We’ll provide the pumpkins, paint and all the art supplies, and you come with creativity and help bring the fun! Along with paint to make your little one’s pumpkin unique, we’ll have all kinds of fun things to add to the pumpkins – googly eyes, hair and more. Enjoy playtime in the museum after painting to round out your morning of fall fun!

Eerie Irving – A Drive-Thru Experience
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Hours: 4:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Trinity View Park 2221 E State Hwy 356, Irving, TX 75060
Price: FREE

Bring the family out to this first-time free fall event. Eerie Irving Park, a Drive-Thru Experience, will be from 4 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at Trinity View Park. Come see all the Halloween frights from the comfort of your own car. There will be something lurking at every corner and for the older children, make the turn into Zombie Apocalypse.

Each child under the age of 15 will receive a commemorative bucket to collect treats along the route. Leaving Eerie Irving Park, each vehicle will receive one pumpkin to take home and decorate with the family.

Attendees must stay in their vehicles at all times. No buses, oversized vans, or RV’s will be allowed. All applicable laws apply to vehicles and each person should be safely buckled into a seatbelt. Please keep one car distance between cars and keep with the flow of traffic. Any safety violations could result in being asked to leave the event immediately.

From Loop 12, take Irving Boulevard exit and travel east. Turn right at S. Wildwood Drive and left on 6th Street. Directional signs for event will be posted. Service roads from Irving Boulevard / Highway 356 to Trinity View will be closed so please follow signage. Portalet restrooms will be available for guests prior to entering the park.

Governmental orders, including mask requirements, in place at the time of the event will be observed. For more information click here.

Halloween Candy Cruise
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Hours: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Coppell Senior and Community Center at Grapevine Springs 345 W Bethel Rd, Coppell, TX 75019
Price: FREE

Roll into Halloween with a sweet ride through our Candy Cruise! Join City of Coppell departments, local businesses, and organizations for this new twist on trick or treating! Remain in your vehicle and drive through the parking lot at the Coppell Senior and Community Center and receive pre-bagged treats (while supplies last). There will be an optional photo opportunity at the end where families may briefly exit their vehicles. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. All candy distributors and drivers must wear a mask.

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Hours: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: It’s A Sensory World 13617 Neutron Rd, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Join us for our 6th Annual BOO BASH at It’s a Sensory World! This year will look a little different but will provide a safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more exciting details!

Drive Thru Trunk or Treat
Date: Sunday, October 25
Hours: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Grace Lutheran Church 210 W. Park Row Dr. Arlington, TX 76010

How to participate:

• Drive through as a participant. Please have one container to collect candy/items per car. You may receive as many handfuls as you have children.
• Speak with Serena at for questions.
Fun for all children!

Drive Thru Fall Festival
Date: Wednesday, October 28
Hours: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Oak View Baptist Church 1004 S. Story Rd. Irving, TX 75060
Price: Free

Join us on October 28 for our annual Fall Festival. This year we’re doing a drive thru format with candy, hot dogs, and giveaways! Invite your friends and join us on Wednesday, October 28.

Scare in the Park
Date: Saturday, October 31
Hours: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Location: Valley Ridge Park 2850 Park Ridge Dr, Cedar Hill, TX 75104
Price: FREE

Enjoy Halloween fun while staying in your vehicle! Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on gatherings, this year at Scare in the Park (a revised version of our usual Scare on the Square event) families will remain in their vehicles as they drive through a Halloween trunk-or-treat at Valley Ridge Park. Each vehicle will be handed a treat bag from each vendor it passes.

We need trunk-or-treat vendors for this event! If you want to have a spooky good time passing out candy to all the families, reserve your spot today and fill out a vendor form at—Scare-in-the-Park. Deadline is October 19, 5 pm.

Sponsored by Methodist Charlton Medical Center.

Tour of Frights
Date: Saturday, October 31
Hours: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Farmers Branch Historical Park 2540 Farmers Branch Ln, Farmers Branch 75234
Price: FREE

Keeping social distancing and public safety in mind, the annual Halloween in the Park has been re-imagined into a drive-thru family-friendly Halloween spooktacular. The Farmers Branch Historical Park transforms into an avenue of thrills and chills on Halloween night. This safe alternative to traditional trick-or-treating brings all the treats to you. Families are invited to wear their Halloween costumes, decorate their vehicles and cruise the Historical Park as nightfall begins.

*Note: Take Ford Rd. North from 635 service road. No entrance at Farmers Branch Rd.
*Prepackaged trick or treat bags will be distributed to each child in costume, while supplies last.

A canned food drive benefitting Metrocrest Services will also be taking place. Event attendees may bring canned goods to donate. A donation is not required for a trick or treat bag.

Safety reminders:
*Remain in your vehicle. No walkthroughs.
*Props/toys that may be perceived as weapons are not permitted into the Park.

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