Halloween Events and Activities


2023 - Calendar of Events

Day/TimeEvent Info

Saturday, Oct 7
10:30 a.m. - Noon

Holiday Crafts: Halloween Pillow Craft | Old Settler's Recreation Center
Create your very own Halloween-themed pillow shaped like a pumpkin to add a festive touch to your home decor. It's a fun craft that your kids will absolutely love! Get into the Halloween spirit and make this adorable pillow today.

Ages 6 - 12
Cost: $20 resident; $25 non-resident

Register for the Halloween Pillow Craft

Thursday, Oct 12
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Singo! A Singo Halloween | Old Settler's Recreation Center
Singo is a new and exciting musical spin on the traditional game of Bingo. Instead of listening for a number, players are listening to their favorite music. This BYOB game will have you singing, dancing and laughing as you try to guess each song on your Singo card.

BYOB for ages 21+.

All Ages

Register for Singo! A Singo Halloween

Saturday, Oct 14
8:30 - 11 a.m.

Halloween Fitness Party in the Park | Bonnie Wenk Park
Wear your favorite costume or festive workout attire to participate in various fitness classes like Yoga, Zumba, and High Fitness. Bring your yoga mat, towel, and water!

8:30 a.m. • Yoga
9:30 a.m. • Zumba
10:15 a.m. • High Fitness

Ages 14+
Free admission

Register for Halloween Fitness Party in the Park

Friday, Oct 20
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Dead After Dark | Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library
Teens and adults are invited to explore the darker side of the library while celebrating life and death through the traditions of Dia de Los Muertos. Join us for a spirited evening filled with cultural activities, vendors, and more.

Ages 14+

Register today for Dead After Dark

Saturday, Oct 21
3 - 9 p.m.

Trick or Treat Trail | Towne Lake Park

Get ready for a spooktacular walk around the lake as we celebrate Halloween. This free 1.2-mile trail is full of haunting fun for the whole family. The trail is open from 3 - 6 p.m.

The concert starts at 7 p.m., so make sure you have a great spot for the performance.

Don't forget furry family members are welcome and can even win prizes in the costume contest!

Be sure to stop by one of the Parks & Rec tents for a lost child ID band, a trick-or-treat bag, and a commemorative sticker!

The first aid will be lost and found at the East Pavilion near the Main Stage.

Ages & Start Times
  • 3 - 6 p.m. • Trick or Treat around the Lake
Costume Contest*
  • 3:30 p.m. • Pets
  • 4:00 p.m. • Individual Adult
  • 4:30 p.m. • Individual Youth
  • 5:30 p.m. • Group
    *must be at the stage 15 minutes before participating

Costume Contest registration is closed.

Event Activities

  • Carnival Rides
  • Food Trucks
  • 7 - 9 p.m. • Concert featuring XFactor band
  • Free parking at McKinney High School
Vendor Applications
  • Vendor applications are closed for 2023

Sunday, Oct 22
12 - 3 p.m.

Pumpkin Dunk | Apex Centre
Join us at the Apex Centre for our annual floating pumpkin patch! Jump in our indoor pool, fetch your pumpkin, and meet us at the decorating stations for fun and goodies.

Event fills up fast; register today!

Ages2 - 12 (Special Needs Hour, Ages 2  - 18)

Start Times
  • 12 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. 
  • 2 p.m.
  • 3 p.m. • Special Needs Hour, Ages 2 - 18
Any age can attend at each hour, so bring the whole family and go swimming for pumpkins. 

*Remember to bring your own towels. 

Special thanks to our sponsors

Friday, Oct 27
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Trick or Treat March | Senior Recreation Center

Join us for some Halloween Fun! Pre-schoolers (5 and under) and their parents can trick or treat through the halls and receive candy from Senior Recreation Center members.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to line up for the 9:30 a.m. start, and remember to dress in costume! 

This event is limited to the first 150 preschoolers.

Additional Event Activities:
  • Games
  • Crafts
  • Photo op

Snacks provided

Saturday, Oct 28
1 - 4 p.m.

Halloween Haunt | Roy & Helen Hall Memorial Library
It's the ultimate not-so-scary, family-friendly celebration filled with thrills and fun! Grab your costumes, and join us for a spooktacular time!

Costumes are highly encouraged!
Register today for Halloween Haunt

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