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Guide to a fun-filled weekend

There are plenty of Fall festivals and Halloween celebrations for all ages happening around the Coastal Bend area.
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Friday, October 18 

Nightmare on Elm Street screening at Alamo Drafthouse. The show starts at 8 p.m. Visit Alamo Drafthouse's website to purchase tickets. 

Dia de Los Muertos Painting With a Twist. The painting class starts at 7 p.m. Check Painting With A Twist's website to reserve your spot!  

Corpus Christi Spook Central Haunted House opens at 7 p.m.

59th Annual Jazz Festival starts at 5 p.m. Free Event! There will be lots of food, live music, vendors, arts and crafts, and more entertainment. This year a variety of craft beer will be available, and all food vendors will accept both cash and credit cards. 

St. Patrick’s 57th Annual Halloween Carnival starts at 5:30 p.m. The carnival will include great food, carnival rides, a dunking booth, plenty of entertainment, a haunted house, hayrides, a cakewalk, and a silent auction.  

Trunk- Or Treat at In The Game Fun Trackers starts at 6:30 p.m. Go dressed in your costume and play their spooky miniature golf course for only $1.00.   

Fright Night Haunted House - Monsters in Music. Enjoy a free concert by The Clarissa Serna Band.   

Haunting on Blue Ghost starts at 7 p.m. 

 St. John’s Methodist Church Pumpkin Patch opens at 9 a.m. 

Asbury Pumpkin Patch opens at 11 a.m. 

Chilling Tales (ages 7-12) Janet F. Harte Public Library starts at 5 p.m.  

The Realm Of Evil Haunted House Opening Night at Ultimate Party Zone starts at 6 p.m.  

The Rocky Horror Show at Aurora Arts Theater. The show starts at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, October 19

Book-A-Palooza starts at 11 a.m. The traditional book giveaway, which is open to children in second grade and younger, will be part of the festivities. Other activities will include inflatable games, door prizes, and visits with costumed book characters. Book-a-Palooza concludes with a special finale featuring the magic of John O’Bryant. The San Antonio-based magician is a fan favorite with his unique brand of award-winning magic, illusion, special effects, and audience interaction. The book giveaway and other festivities happen from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The magic show begins at 2 p.m.

Asbury United Methodist Church Fall Harvest starts at 11 a.m. Lots of family-friendly fun with inflatables, face painting, games, food trucks and their pumpkin patch! Their pumpkin patch opens at 11 a.m.  

St. John’s United Methodist Church Fall Festival starts at 4 p.m. Their pumpkin patch opens at 9 a.m.

Dia de los Muertos Masquerade Ball - Love Never Dies starts at 7 p.m. at La Retama Central Library. Dance the night away! Activities for all ages.  

Shocktober Family Fright Fest starts at 4 p.m. at the Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Coastal Bend  

Rocky Horror Show movie party starts at 7:30 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse. Visit their website to purchase tickets.  

Trash Fashion Blisstopia - Fashion Show starts at 7:30 p.m. at Water Street Village. Create Mad Max themed fashion! Create your fashions from TRASH: junk, garbage, the broken or abandoned, second hand, hand-me-downs, found, or foraged.  

59th Annual Jazz Festival starts at 5 p.m.  

Rockin K’ Farms Pumpkin Patch and Fall Festival starts at 11 a.m. 

Haunting on Blue Ghost starts at 7 p.m. 

Corpus Christi Spook Central Haunted House opens at 8 p.m.

Boo Bash Festival starts at 6 p.m. Ghosts, goblins, princesses, a ninja or two, and all their spooky pals will be heading to Municipal Park this month. One of Portland’s most popular events, the annual Boo Bash festival settles in to “haunt” Municipal Park. Making its debut at this year’s Boo Bash festivities is the Trick or Treat Trail. The event also features costume contests for children and pets, a pumpkin-decorating contest, carnival games, and inflatable slides. Contests are limited to the first 30 pre-registered contestants in each age group. Registration will end at 6:45 pm. The Boo Bash event is free and open to everyone. Hours are 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Municipal Park is located at 1815 Memorial Parkway. For more information, call 361.777.4670.

Sunday, October 20

Beauty Crush 2nd Annual Trunk- Or Treat starts at 4 p.m. 

Afternoon Tea Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street movie party at 1 p.m. at Alamo Drafthouse. Visit their website to purchase tickets. 

59th Annual Jazz Festival opens at 5 p.m.  

Fright Night Haunted House Family Night starts at 7 p.m.