Sixth Street on Halloween

Downtown Austin is a lively place on any weekend of the year, and it gets turned up another level on Halloween! Most bars will be decorated and have festive specials to welcome you and your friends.

Plus, the street itself is closed to cars, only allowing pedestrian traffic between Brazos and Red River Streets, which is extra convenient and safe.

Some of the more popular bars for students are Shakespeare’s PubThe Blind Pig Pub, and Maggie Mae’s.

We suggest taking Uber, Lyft, CapMetro, or a UT bus to get downtown and back.


Austin Vampire Ball

Trick or treating is fun, but how about attending a Vampire Ball for Halloween? Well, there’s one that happens right in Austin every year. If you’re thinking about a vampire costume, then this might be the event for you. The ball is put on by Dead South Entertainment and the same groups that run Nocturnity and Dead South Fangs, which means it’s always sure to be a spot-on Halloween event.

Choose your vampire level, from general admission up to the V.I.V (Very Important Vampire) and Royal Packages. Find out more and grab your tickets at


Longhorn Halloween

Looking for something a bit calmer and family friendly? Then Longhorn Halloween is a great alternative to those big productions.

This is a safe and exciting Halloween program for the children and families of UT staff, faculty, and students. They have all the essential Halloween activities, including a haunted house, face painting, candy, and live performances.

This event takes place at the Erwin Center. For more information, visit the Longhorn Halloween website.


Zombie Ball

An Austin Halloween wouldn’t be complete without plenty of live music. ACL Live is one of the most popular music venues in town, and they throw the Zombie Ball every year. This one is sure to have a variety of great musical performances and a classy spooky theme.


They’ve had Salt N Pepa and the Golden Dawn Arkestra in past years, and typically have a combination of musical artists to aerial and burlesque performers.


Keep an eye on their Facebook page and website for current information.

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