The countdown to Halloween just got real, y’all, and there are tons of festive and spooky happenings to keep you busy. Our list of last year’s Haunted Attractions is still solid, as is our run-down of the 5 Most Haunted Places in Denton you can visit. It’s a devil of a task, but we’ve forced ourselves to highlight the top cannot-miss events around Denton that you’ll want to know about in this special haunted Halloween #DEN13 list. Add your own faves in the comments, because there’s always more to see and do around here.
WEDNESDAY, October 25th
Comedy Showcase | Harvest House | 10:00 PM - 11:59 PM
If you’re gonna spend the next week having the bejeepers scared out of you, then you definitely need some laughs to offset those jangled nerves. We are digging this comedy show featuring a line-up of local talent, and you will too.
THURSDAY, October 26th
Nightmare Before Christmas Trivia | Mulberry Street Cantina | 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Yes, it is both, and you can test your trivia prowess for a bar tab.
Hall-O-Palooza | Rockin’ Rodeo | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Here is another costume contest to enter, with $1,500 in cash giveaways and a dance contest for $10 entry… Get some mileage out of that costume, or hit up the Eastside Social Ride.
FRIDAY, October 27th
Halloween Skate Spooktacular | Lone Star Indoor Sports Rink | 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We love the throwback vibes of rollerskating to live music, bonus is the costume contest and cheap $5 entry!
Halloween Rockin’ Out | Dan’s Silverleaf | 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Frightfully fun evening with music from The Kinks, The Runaways & The Who round out this evening of groovy tunes and bootyshakin’. Hang with your favorite local rock luminaries!
Bone Doggy’s ZombieHop | Abbey Underground | 10:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Claws Up Kats and Kittens! It’s time once again to haunt the hallowed underground halls for this ZOMBIE SOCK HOP featuring music from the golden age of rock and roll by Bone Doggie’s Crypt Kicker Collective, Tristan Thorndykes’ Rock and Roll Cannibals, and special guests Dieselbeast!!!
Monster Bash | Andy’s Bar | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
DTXDnB is hosting a FREE ENTRY Halloween party and Costume CONTEST! Vote on the "Scariest" and the "Most Creative" costumes, prizes will be awarded! All the drum and bass, disco house and big beats you can handle all night long!
SATURDAY, October 28th
Day of the Dead Festival & Coffin Race | Downtown Denton | 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
As if the morning Denton Community Spooky Market ain’t enough, the downtown turns into an undead mecca for all-day fun with the annual parade & Coffin Race. Watch this video and mark your calendar! Looking for kid-friendly fare? Check out this DRC list of trunk-or-treats & fairs.
Day of the Docs | Oak Street Draft House | 1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Brought to you by Thin Line Film Fest and sponsors, Day of the Docs is a one-day documentary marathon in Denton where you can watch five engaging and impactful films for free! All you have to do is register and then come enjoy the films at Movie Tavern! Entry seating is first come so arrive early.
Nightmare on Fry Street | Fry Street pubs | 9:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Featuring $5000 in cash prizes for Costumes, Fry Street is guaranteed to get extra Spooky with the college kids roaming like zombies so don't miss a minute of the festivities!
Stop the Stigma, Not the Music | Backyard on Bell | 4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
As part of Stop the Stigma, Not the Music, Cinedump.com and Macabrecast will be co-sponsoring Day of the Dead For Life, a Dia de los Muertos celebration within the event. An authentic observation of the holiday, Day of the Dead for Life will feature an offrenda for attendees to place photos of departed friends and loved ones, as well as other traditional Dia de los Muertos observations and information about the holiday. $7 admission.
Brave Combo at Muenster Oktoberfest | Muenster TX | 8:30 PM - 10:00 PM
If you’ve never done the Muenster Oktoberfest, then you need to add to that bucket list. Denton’s Punk Princes of Polka are blowing out the bratwurst, so you’re outta excuses.
SUNDAY, October 29th
Cirque du Horror | Dan’s Silverleaf | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM w Sat/Sun shows
Step right up into a Circus tent of kooky Halloween fun and merriment, with a dash of spider's web and a few witches' spells thrown into the pot! Enjoy Denton's very own original Halloween musical: a truly delightful descent into the macabre, chock full of sinister songs, some devilish dancing, and perfectly putrid poetry. CDH is fun for the entire family but tix go fast!
As always, holla in the comments if you have a fave to add, but be sure to tag your pretty Instagram pics with #WDDI so maybe you make the cut on Monday’s glorious “What We Did” review.