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What's Happening in Dallas-Fort Worth For Halloween Weekend 2023?

Get ready to embrace the spine-tingling spirit of Halloween as we unveil the most haunting Halloween parties and events in Dallas-Fort Worth for 2023. We've scoured the DFW region to bring you a comprehensive list of the most ghoulishly delightful gatherings, ensuring you have a wickedly good time during this Halloween weekend. So, grab your broomsticks and pumpkin spice lattes because we're about to dive headfirst into a world of spooky fun and unforgettable memories across DFW!


1. The Phantom Gala

Find yourself transported to where the boundary between reality and the supernatural blurs. Adorn yourself for the pleasures of vanity and wear your finest costumes. Enjoy craft cocktails, gourmet dinner, strange roaming specters, live music and performances, secret games, and a night of macabre magic at the Phantom Gala on Saturday, October 28! Get tickets here.

2. Dragons Halloween Ball

Fancy a good Alien Rave? Then have we got the place for you this Halloween weekend. The Area 51 Alien Rave will be held at the Crowne Plaza Downtown and it will be rip-roarin' until 5 a.m., y'all. Get your tickets here.

3. Haunted Soiree

The hottest macabre cocktail party this weekend is the Haunted Soiree! It's a free-roam cocktail party inside of a historically haunted venue just north of downtown. It’s a night of themed mini-cocktails, extravagant entertainment, music, macabre magic, surreal specters and interactive guest experiences. A truly unique, 21-and-up Halloween Events! Get more information and tickets here.

4. Cedar Springs Halloween Block Party

Unleash the mystique of the supernatural at the annual Cedar Springs Halloween Block Party, a night of enchantment and black magic that is open to those 18-and-up. Those who are over 21 can enjoy spooky drinks, too! Experience a fantastic evening as live music sets the stage for an enchanting night. You'll be mesmerized by drag performances that straddle this world and the afterlife, and it all culminates in the Voodoo Vengeance Costume Contest!

5. Haunted Rooftop Party at the W

Enjoy a spooktacular night out in the Big D with breathtaking views and the most amazing Halloween decor while sipping champagne and dancing the night away at The W! Costumes are not required, but they're strongly encouraged! Get your tickets here.

6. nightmare before nutcracker ballet

Nightmare Before Nutcracker tells the story of a famous young ballerina, Claire Steel, who is overcoming injuries, her own fears and an antagonistic choreographer as she makes her way back to the top. Much of the plot takes place in Claire’s apartment where across the hall is a boy with many toys. Like the original Nutcracker, his toys—soldiers, action figures and now cars all come to life in Claire’s dreams to do battle against an army of cats and monsters made of candy, pots and pans and kitchen utensils. It's at the Eisemann Center. Get your tickets here.

7. Meow Wolf Costume Party

Get ready to summon your strange and beautiful sides because spooky season is taking over Meow Wolf Grapevine from October 13 - 31. The event is for 18-and-up only. Get the mark of the Cosmic Howl with limited-time temporary tattoos! Place them on your fabulous self and flaunt fabulously. You can also enter and win their daily costume contests. Learn more and get tickets here.

Fort Worth

1. TX Whiskey's Friday the 13th Movie Night

Kickoff your Halloween weekend with a scary movie night at TX Whiskey Ranch! The original Friday the 13th (released in 1980) will play outside (weather permitting) so be sure to bring your own chair or blanket! Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie will start at 7 p.m. sharp! There will be a food truck and a free Palm & Tarot Card reader! Tickets include admission to the movie night and your first cocktail. This is a 21-and-up event. Get tickets here.

2. 6th Annual Fort Worth Halloween Bar Crawl

When you buy a ticket to this epic Halloween bar crawl, you get access to both Friday and Saturday night! You can enter to win $1,000 in their costume contest, two drinks included with ticket cost, exclusive food and drink specials along the way and so much more! Learn more and get your tickets here.

3. Boo at the Zoo

Boo at the Zoo is happening ALL weekend long — that's October 27-19 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.! Wear your favorite costumes and get ready for a spooky, wild day at the Zoo! Enjoy trick-or-treating, themed entertainment, animal shows and more. This festive daytime event is free with Zoo admission or membership and packed with fun for the whole family.

4. Are You Afraid of the Dark? Backyard unplugged at HOtel Drover

Who’s ready for a dose of nostalgia? The Backyard Unplugged event at the Hotel Drover for a special Halloween-themed night with 90s flair on October 28, from 7-10 p.m. Enjoy handcrafted spooky cocktails at the Pour Horse, an exclusive Hotel Drover pop-up shop featuring the signature Firestarter candle, and The Mark branding experience. Learn more here.

5. truckyard alliance halloween party

Wear your costumes to Truckyard Alliance, bring your dressed-up dogs and enter the Truckyard Costume Contest for a chance to win a $250 gift certificate at their Halloween shindig on October 28. You can sip on Halloween-themed drinks while the kids get their fill on candy before the costume contests get started at 4 p.m. This event is free and family friendly, but Truckyard does become 21-and-up after 9 p.m.

Add them all to your Spooky Love List🎃✨


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