Dia de los Muertos + Halloween Events
Mark Your Calendar for Great Things to Do During Museum Month
Museum Month Partner Institutions have no shortage of exciting events in October, from serious to social to spooky.
Visit each institution’s website for more information.
VIA’s three VIVA routes (11, 40 & 301) connect you to ALL Museum Month Partners. Ride VIVA routes FARE-FREE every Saturday in October.
Celebrate Halloween and Dia de los Muertos with Us:
October 11 | Art Party: Haunted Museum at the San Antonio Museum of Art
6:00–8:00 p.m. Gallery Talks at 5:30, 6:30, & 7:30 p.m.
It’s a spooky happy hour. Music by The Canned Beets, cocktails (cash bar), haunted history tours, and art making. Art Party is a collaboration of the Museum and KRTU Jazz 91.7.
October 13 | Dia de los Muertos: Free Second Sunday at the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures
The second Sunday of each month (except June) is a free admission day, usually featuring family programs and hands-on activities. October’s Free Second Sunday will feature activities related to El Dia de los Muertos.
October 18 | Saints & Souls Weekend: Ghost Hunting at Villa Finale
October 19 | Saints & Souls Weekend: Historical Séance at the Steves Homestead
October 21–November 2 | Dia de los Muertos: Ofrenda Displays at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
In the Mission San José Granary, view ofrenda displays made by descendants of the missions. These ofrendas are erected for Dia de los Muertos, or All Soul's Day, and pay homage to departed loved ones. Mission San José is open daily from 9 AM to 5 PM. Free.
October 25, 7:00–10:00 p.m. | Costume Dance Party at the McNay
Calling all 21+ ghouls and goblins! Join us for our sixth annual Halloween Party for a night of dancing in the McNay courtyard. Enjoy boo-zydrinks, light bites, and a fun dance party. Be sure to come dressed for the costume contest. Stay tuned online for ticket sale announcements. Members: $35 | Nonmembers: $40
October 26, 3:30–6:00 p.m. | A Spooktacular Halloween at Villa Finale!
This event harkens back to celebrations of the late 19th century when neighborhoods would get together to observe Halloween with costumes, games, and delicious treats! Kids ages 3-12 can decorate their own trick-or-treat bag, play Halloween-themed games, enter a screaming contest and a costume contest, participate in a "fun dash" trick-or-treat, enjoy snacks, and more! Children 3-12 $5 | Teens 13+ and adults $10
October 29, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m. | Haunted History Halloween Tour at the San Antonio Museum of Art Join us as we visit the mummies, monsters, and spirits haunting our galleries. All ages and costumes are welcome but please no full-face masks or accessories such as wands, swords, or scepters in the galleries. Free | Space is limited
October 31, 4:00–7:00 p.m. | Halloween: Beyond Limits at the DoSeum
Your child's curiosity knows no bounds and there are no limits to what they can do. The DoSeum Beyond Limits is our revitalized program created to meet the needs of all of San Antonio's children, no matter how big or how small those needs may be. At the DoSeum Beyond Limits, we create a peaceful environment of inclusivity that supports children of all needs—providing a spectrum of possibilities as diverse and vibrant as the children we serve. Take a break from the chaos of everyday life and enjoy an afternoon of quality time with new opportunities and accommodations specialized to support your family's needs. It is our mission to serve as a place where every child can play & learn—empowering them to excel beyond the ordinary and achieve the extraordinary. With the support of our community partners, we provide a supportive space, specialized staff, and inclusive opportunities to engage and support your learner.