Spooky season is here, folks! And Dallas is ready to deliver a weekend of festivals, haunts, and classic Halloween fun.
Dallas is a no-tricks-all-treats city to celebrate Halloween. Here’s why:
- The warm weather means there’s no need to wear a silly jacket over your creative Halloween costume.
- The walkability of all the entertaining areas means once you make it to one of the nightlife zones, you are in the heart of the action and don’t need to worry about having a DD when you transition from hotspot to hotspot.
- With all the events you can find around every corner in Dallas, the entire city gets into the Halloween spirit. From family-friendly events to wild parties, you’ll find a spooky activity perfect for your favorite type of Halloween weekend.
Now that you know WHY you should be in Dallas during Halloween, here is everything you can do to celebrate the spooky season in Dallas!
Halloween Parties in Dallas
The Best Dallas Halloween Bar Crawl that covers them all
Looking for a way to go to multiple spooky-themed bars without ever stopping the party? Halloween reaches a new level of fun with a Halloween party bike bar crawl. With jamming to music, sipping drinks and pedaling through the Dallas nightlife with all of your friends, the classic “Halloween isn’t as fun as it seems” idea is thrown out the window.
On a Dallas Halloween bar crawl with Dallas Party Bikes, you get all of the best parts of a Halloween bar crawl without any of the speedbumps. Our bar partners are the life of the Halloween party and will let our party bikers in with no cover. You even get to skip the line waiting to get in, which is always extra long on Halloween weekend. You can feel like Halloween queens every time you roll up to a new bar stop!
Halloween Silent Disco
The only thing better than a silent disco is a spooky Halloween silent disco. Located at Sammons Park, multiple DJs provide awesome dance music straight to your eardrums with the headphones included with the ticket. Costumes are optional, but the best dressed of the night does win a cool prize. Learn more about this event here!
Get in some jumpscares at a Haunted Junkyard
You have heard of a haunted house, but what about a haunted junkyard? The Junk Yard Haunted House is packed with live actors, special effects, and a spooky origin story to really bring it home and give you proper goosebumps. Learn more here!
Trick or Treat on Downtown
Everyone is invited to the third annual Trick-or-Treat on Downtown Streets event! Downtown Dallas, Inc. will share a map of all participating Downtown businesses (starting at Main Street Garden during the event and on this event page the day of). Each local retailer on the map will create a fun Halloween station handing out trick-or-treats for all! This event is free and fun for everyone. Learn more here!
Dia De Los Muertos Orchestra
Not Halloween-themed, but certainly worth a mention. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra puts on a creative and beautiful Dia De Los Muertos concert celebrating this Mexican holiday. Featuring works by Mexican composers. Learn more here!
Watch Monday Night Football with a Spooky Twist
It may be Monday night football many weeks out of the year, but not like this. Some participating bars are throwing a party, so you don’t have to choose between Halloween and football. You can tell everyone your Cowboys jersey is your costume as you enjoy some drinks and touchdowns. Learn more here!
There is no shortage of fabulous neighborhood parties across town – find the one closest to you for a day of frights and fun that is great for all ages. For example, The Oak Lawn Block Party is back after two years! Costumes are highly encouraged for the free block party with extraordinary drag performances, sets by talented local DJs, costume contests, and drinks for the 21+ crowd.
Let your dog get into the fun with a pet-friendly party
It’s not Halloween until we get some customed-up pets involved! The Stoneleigh invites the community’s furry friends to prepare their best outfits for a pet costume contest on their pool deck. Food, drinks, a live DJ, goody bags, and more will also be available for all attendees. Tickets are $20 each, and all proceeds go to the SPCA of Texas. Learn more here!
The Best Dallas Bars to Visit During Halloween
Swizzle – This creative Dallas tiki bar creates Halloween-themed cocktails all October long.
Adair’s Saloon – Great for easy beers, burgers, and that hole-in-the-wall atmosphere you crave before hitting the town for the evening.
Club Dada – The oldest club in Dallas. No matter what night you visit, you’ll hear awesome live music or Dj beats – but they take it to the next level on Halloween.
Three Links – Angsty and spooky go hand-in-hand at this punk-heavy live music venue and bar.
Mama Tried – A true Texas country experience, this venue and bar will be packed with country lovers and a wildly goof time.
The Twilite Lounge – This New Orleans’ inspired French quarter-style hotspot will definitely offer a wild night out with spooky decorations and fantastic live music.
Dot’s Hop House – Dot’s is great for casual beers and has a spacious open-air courtyard to give you extra space for your costume.
Shoals – Looking for a more intimate and stylish Halloween night out? Classic cocktail fans will love this spot for its unparalleled old-fashioned and soulful vibes.
Nurse a scary post-Halloween Hangover
The most crucial step of Halloween weekend? Making it out aline. Luckily, Dallas has some delicious lifelines up its sleeve when it comes to fixing a Halloween hangover.
Nothing is better after a night out than a delicious comfort food dish, and Thunderbird Station in Deep Ellum takes that to the next level. Frito pies and Sloppy Joes become breakfast when you throw a fried egg on top! Rapscallion in Lower Greenville will also fix even the most intense hangovers with fried chicken and waffles, brunchy BLTs and even a little hair of the dog with a coffee liqueur. Brunch takes a flavorful journey with Chimichurri’s Argentinian-style fare. From empanada benedicts to Argentina pizza, you will find a fusion of flavors that distract you from any post-Halloween pain.
Get ready to find the most sinister spots in Texas with Dallas Party Bike! Halloween party bike tours book up fast, so the sooner you reserve a bike, the more likely you’ll get your preferred tour time. So book your tour here or contact our team to chat about your Dallas Halloween bar crawl!