October 06, 2016

15 Spooky Events to Get You in the Mood for Halloween

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Zoo Boo!
9am-4pm, Weekends on October, San Antonio Zoo
Throughout the weekends of October, the Zoo will have a non-scary daytime Halloween celebration with trick-or-treats, games, entertainment, costume contests and so much more with admission. $11.25-$14.25.
Photo via Instagram, @diaryofscott
Zoo Boo!
9am-4pm, Weekends on October, San Antonio Zoo
Throughout the weekends of October, the Zoo will have a non-scary daytime Halloween celebration with trick-or-treats, games, entertainment, costume contests and so much more with admission. $11.25-$14.25.
Photo via Instagram, @diaryofscott
BOOtanica
10am-2pm, Oct. 8-29, San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Immerse yourself in the beauty and floral freshness of the gardens and celebrate the autumn solstice with Dia De Los Muertos, Agriculture and harvest, scarecrows and watching monarch butterflies soar away. $8-$10.
Photo via Instagram, @sabotgarden
BOOtanica
10am-2pm, Oct. 8-29, San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Immerse yourself in the beauty and floral freshness of the gardens and celebrate the autumn solstice with Dia De Los Muertos, Agriculture and harvest, scarecrows and watching monarch butterflies soar away. $8-$10.
Photo via Instagram, @sabotgarden
2nd Annual Halloween Workout Party
8-9:30pm, Oct. 14, Move Live Fit
Groove and shake off those candy bags with workout challenges and dancing with the music of DJ Mayhem in your best (and workout appropriate) costume with multiple studios to dance your candy off. Free.
Photo via Facebook, Live Move Fit
2nd Annual Halloween Workout Party
8-9:30pm, Oct. 14, Move Live Fit
Groove and shake off those candy bags with workout challenges and dancing with the music of DJ Mayhem in your best (and workout appropriate) costume with multiple studios to dance your candy off. Free.
Photo via Facebook, Live Move Fit
Voices From the Grave: Cemetery Tour
7pm, Oct. 15, Historic Cemetery Center #1.
Take steps back in time within the final resting place of San Antonio’s brethren past with reenactments of scenes and docents in historical costumes providing insight on the residents’ lives and symbolism. $15-25.
Photo via Facebook, Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
Voices From the Grave: Cemetery Tour
7pm, Oct. 15, Historic Cemetery Center #1.
Take steps back in time within the final resting place of San Antonio’s brethren past with reenactments of scenes and docents in historical costumes providing insight on the residents’ lives and symbolism. $15-25.
Photo via Facebook, Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
Monster-Con’s Halfway to Halloween
10am-7pm, Oct. 20, Wonderland of the Americas
With Halloween around the corner and people cramming time to enjoy poolside parties and the last of breezy air time, why not welcome the scary Halloween frights and costumes? Witches and Zombies be out and about at this time to ring in the solstice and Halloween excitement in Texas’ “only free horror convention”. Free.
Photo via Facebook, Monster Con
Monster-Con’s Halfway to Halloween
10am-7pm, Oct. 20, Wonderland of the Americas
With Halloween around the corner and people cramming time to enjoy poolside parties and the last of breezy air time, why not welcome the scary Halloween frights and costumes? Witches and Zombies be out and about at this time to ring in the solstice and Halloween excitement in Texas’ “only free horror convention”. Free.
Photo via Facebook, Monster Con
Dia De Los Muertos
noon-2pm, Oct. 22, Trader's Village
Dress up in your colorful sugar skull or skeleton costume and star in a parade if you never paraded before and then shop until you drop while celebrating the Day of the Dead with free activities in the Brown Expo and a mask-making workshop. $4. 
Photo via Facebook Trader's Village
Dia De Los Muertos
noon-2pm, Oct. 22, Trader's Village
Dress up in your colorful sugar skull or skeleton costume and star in a parade if you never paraded before and then shop until you drop while celebrating the Day of the Dead with free activities in the Brown Expo and a mask-making workshop. $4.
Photo via Facebook Trader's Village
Halloween Masquerade and Cosplay Night
5-7pm, Oct. 22, ThinkGeek at Northstar Mall
Be the envy of all in your best cosplay during the greatest Halloween ball for your inner nerd at ThinkGeek and slay the cosplay scene as your favorite video game, movie, book or TV show character. Free. 
Photo via Facebook,  ThinkGeek
Halloween Masquerade and Cosplay Night
5-7pm, Oct. 22, ThinkGeek at Northstar Mall
Be the envy of all in your best cosplay during the greatest Halloween ball for your inner nerd at ThinkGeek and slay the cosplay scene as your favorite video game, movie, book or TV show character. Free.
Photo via Facebook, ThinkGeek
Zombie Con 2016: Aftermath
5pm-midnight, Oct. 22, Plaza Del Rey Ballroom
San Antonio survived the apocalypse, became suffers of the bloodbath of zombies that wrought countless casualties and now the survivors must take on the aftermath… in the greatest “zombie-survivor” convention of Texas. Get a taste of the aftermath through zombie crawlers and brain eating contests, screams and growls and meet great local cosplayers such as Robert Cosplay and Sir Nick Justice. $10.
Photo via Facebook,  Jessica Cuellar
Zombie Con 2016: Aftermath
5pm-midnight, Oct. 22, Plaza Del Rey Ballroom
San Antonio survived the apocalypse, became suffers of the bloodbath of zombies that wrought countless casualties and now the survivors must take on the aftermath… in the greatest “zombie-survivor” convention of Texas. Get a taste of the aftermath through zombie crawlers and brain eating contests, screams and growls and meet great local cosplayers such as Robert Cosplay and Sir Nick Justice. $10.
Photo via Facebook, Jessica Cuellar
6th annual Halloween Boo Bash
12:30-4:30pm, Oct. 23, Trader's Village, 9333 SW Loop 410
Trick-or-treat and shop 'til you drop with candy from participating shops, networking with young artists, a day parade, food and free activities for the little ones. $4.
Photo via Facebook,  Trader's Village
6th annual Halloween Boo Bash
12:30-4:30pm, Oct. 23, Trader's Village, 9333 SW Loop 410
Trick-or-treat and shop 'til you drop with candy from participating shops, networking with young artists, a day parade, food and free activities for the little ones. $4.
Photo via Facebook, Trader's Village
Halloween Show 2016
10pm-2am, Oct. 27, The Amp Room
In the midst of crazy costumed chaos and trick-or-treating excitement, drinks and live music sound like a great idea to escape the frights. Live bands The Poisoned and Solitary Runaway will rock the one of the last of Halloween nights away so you can chillax with a good drink and have a batty good time. 21+ Only. Free.
Photo via Facebook,  Amp Room
Halloween Show 2016
10pm-2am, Oct. 27, The Amp Room
In the midst of crazy costumed chaos and trick-or-treating excitement, drinks and live music sound like a great idea to escape the frights. Live bands The Poisoned and Solitary Runaway will rock the one of the last of Halloween nights away so you can chillax with a good drink and have a batty good time. 21+ Only. Free.
Photo via Facebook, Amp Room