things to do on halloween in san antonio

Looking for somewhere fun, cheap, and safe to take the kids on Halloween? Free (and cheap) Halloween events for families take place all over San Antonio each year. Here’s San Antonio Things to Do’s 2019 list of free and cheap family-friendly Halloween events in San Antonio for kids of all ages.

Check back often as we continue to add to this list of free Halloween fun!

We’ve made every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date, however, some venues/events/activities make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them before visiting to be 100% sure that their free offerings are still available.


Free (& Cheap) Halloween events in San Antonio:


Morgan’s Wonderland’s More Delightful Than Frightful Halloween

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Morgan’s Wonderland
5223 David Edwards Drive
San Antonio, TX 78233

About: Get free tickets to this family-friendly (and non-scary) event for kids 12 and under by donating four non-perishable food items to Morgan’s Wonderland between October 1 -30. Food drop-off times are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday or 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Sunday. You can also purchase $5 per person admission tickets in advance or day of the event. Included in the event is trick-or-treating, rides and attractions. Wear your delightful-not-frightful Halloween costume.


FREE Halloween Event for Kids by Lavaca Studios

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Lavaca Studios
1103 South Presa Street B
San Antonio, TX 78210

About: Hosted at Lavaca Studios, kids can enjoy a fun night that includes coloring, candy, and screen printing.


Zoo Boo Halloween Day Version

Time: 12 p.m – 8 p.m.

Cost: Free with regular admission.

Location: San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary’s St
San Antonio, TX 78212

About: Free with regular Zoo admission, Zoo Boo is a fun evening at the Zoo for the entire family. The event includes trick-or-treating, pumpkin painting, costume contests, games, and more!


Trick-or-Treat at the Quarry

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: The Quarry
255 E Basse Rd
San Antonio, Tx, 78209

About: Kids are invited to trick-or-treat in their costumes and pose for pictures. There’s a pumpkin patch by Learning Express Toys great for photo ops and fun.


Mall-Wide Trick-or-Treating Event

Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Ingram Park Mall
6301 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX, 78238

About: 40 stores in Ingram Park Mall will have trick-or-treating stations. In the Dillard’s Court, families can meet for various games an activities.


1st Annual Trunk-or-Treat

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

1850 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78202

About: This event is designed to give kids a safe place in the city to enjoy the holiday. It’s a night of fun and candy. Show off your best costumes!


Jordan Ford’s 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat

Time: 5:00 p.m. – ?

Cost: Free

Location: Jordan Ford
13010 IH 35 North
San Antonio, TX 78233

About: Decorated cars and trucks, face painting, costume contests, trunk decorating contest, and of course, trick-or-treating. There’s candy at every trunk!


FEAR FACTORY Haunted Experience

Time: 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost: $10.99

Location: Traders Village
9333 Southwest Loop 410 @ Old Pearsall Road
San Antonio, TX 78242

About: Open after hours for Halloween, kids 12 and over can enjoy the scares of the FEAR FACTORY Haunted Experience. Tickets also get you access to unlimited rides and include free parking. There will be candy for trick-or-treaters as well.


Halloween at the Good Kind

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: The Good Kind Southtown
1127 S St Mary’s St
San Antonio, TX 78210

About: Cartoons and games for the kids, happy hour menu with full bar and botanical cocktails for the adults. Dog-friendly, and don’t forget chairs and blankets!


Trick-or-Treating, Dairy, Sugar, and Gluten Free!

Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $2.00

Location: Starfish Social Club
1117 Patricia
San Antonio, TX 78213

About: Starfish Social Club is a place for small group social skill instruction for both kids and adults. This Halloween, the club will have games and activities, as well as non-food treats for all.



Time: 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: PicaPica Plaza
910 SE Military Dr
San Antonio, TX 78214

About: A free, fun, indoor Halloween celebration for the whole family at PicaPica Plaza. Live music, games, and trick-or-treating. The first 500 kids get a free goody bag. And there’s candy in every store while supplies lasts. Just make sure to register for the contest by October 30th.


Bass Pro Shops Great Pumpkin Celebration

Hours: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Bass Pro Shops
17907 W IH 10
San Antonio, TX 78257

About: Bass Pro Shop is putting on a fun-filled, family-friendly evening with a schedule packed with fun. Crafts, ring toss, costume parade, candy, and more. First 150 kids get a special squeezable Jack-O-Lantern. And make sure to get your free 4×6 photo with the Peanuts Gang! $5 photo packages available as well.


Halloween for Teens in Boerne

Hours: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Patrick Heath Public Library
451 N Main Street
Boerne, TX 78006

About: Sure, there are tons of kids activities going on, but what about the older kids? The Patrick Heath Public Library in Boerne is hosting a party for teens 11-17, where they’ll be watching Coraline and passing out candy. Send your teens!


Alamo Fiesta RV- Trick or Treating

Time: 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost: Free

Location: Alamo Fiesta RV
33000 I-10 West
Boerne, TX 7800g

About: Residents of the RV resort will be handing out candy and having hayrides for the kids.


Did we miss any free San Antonio Halloween events? Tell us about it in the comments!