4 to 5 p.m. Friday — “Ghost and Goblin Grossology” at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Ages 8-12 can “operate” on a goblin, make ghost and goblin goo, and maybe catch a ghost in a bubble. Free. Call 940-349-8752 to register.
6 to 8 p.m. Friday — Halloween Harvest at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Wear costumes and enjoy carnival games, black-light games, a bounce house, $1 rock climbing and more. Register at the door by 7 p.m. for the costume contest. Winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m., and prizes will be awarded for best baby, best toddler, best youth, best family and overall most creative costumes. Free admission. Low-priced concessions will be sold. Visit www.dentonparks.com .
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday — Kids’ Pumpkin Patch Day meets at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Kids ages 5-11 will spend the morning making Halloween crafts, then head out to a local pumpkin patch to enjoy a hayride, bounce house, petting zoo, Halloween maze, pick a pumpkin and enjoy other activities. Cost is $20. To register, visit www.dentonparks.com or call 940-349-7275.
Noon to 6 p.m. Saturday — Mount Pilgrim CME Church fall festival at 339 Robertson St. Free event includes food, snow cones, games, a bounce house and crafts for children. Call 940-387-5452 or visit http://mtpilgrimcme.org .
7 p.m. Saturday — “Creatures of the Night” program and owl prowl at the Isle du Bois Unit of Ray Roberts Lake State Park, on FM455, 10 miles east of I-35. Learn about owls and go on a night hike. Family-friendly event includes prizes for the best nature-inspired Halloween costumes. Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater. Free with regular park entrance fee of $7 for ages 12 and older. Call 940-686-2148.
7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday — Spooky Story Time at Emily Fowler Central Library, 502 Oakland St. Children ages 1-5 can wear costumes and enjoy stories and a trick-or-treating parade. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday — Spooky Story Time at North Branch Library, 3020 N. Locust St. Children ages 1-5 can wear costumes and enjoy stories and a trick-or-treating parade. Free. Call 940-349-8752 or visit www.dentonlibrary.com .
7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday — Monster Mash at South Branch Library, 3228 Teasley Lane. Kids ages 11 and older can create spooky monster decorations and crafts and enjoy treats. Free. Call 940-349-8752.
The Dark Path Haunt Haunted attraction at Swisher Courts, 501 E. Swisher Road, Lake Dallas. Admission costs $15. Open Fri 7-11pm, Sat 7pm-midnight. www.thedarkpathhaunt.com .
Ghosts of Denton Haunted history tour with storyteller Shelly Tucker, Fri & Sat 8pm starting at Jupiter House Coffee, 106 N. Locust St. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for ages 6-11. Reservations required by 3pm. Visit www.ghostsofdenton.com or call 817-996-9775.
The Parker House Haunted attraction presented by DFW Fright Nights Inc. at 8550 W. University Drive, 2.2 miles west of I-35. Open Fri & Sat 7:30pm-midnight, Sun 7:30-10pm. Also open 7:30-10pm Oct. 17, 24, 29 & 30; 7:30pm-midnight Oct. 31; and 7-10pm Nov. 1-2. Tickets cost $23 for general admission, $35 for fast scare pass. Cash only at the door; credit/debit cards can be used online at www.dfwfrightnights.com . Call 469-556-3475.
5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 24 — TWU’s Boo at the U festival at the Student Union, at Bell Avenue and Administration Drive. Event includes “trunk-or-treating,” haunted house, treats, train rides and carnival games. Admission is free; donations of one canned good per person are encouraged for the TWU Food Pantry.
5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25 — Pumpkin Fest in the gym at Selwyn College Preparatory School, 3333 W. University Drive. Event includes games, food and children’s activities. Children can wear costumes and trick or treat. Admission is free. Tickets for food, games and activities cost 50 cents each. Call 940-382-6771.
7 a.m. Oct. 26 — Jack-O’-Lantern Jog, a 5K run and 1-mile walk, at North Lakes Recreation Center, 2001 W. Windsor Drive. Event is stroller friendly. Participants will run on both grass and well-established paths. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and race starts at 8 a.m. Cost is $15 per runner. Register by Oct. 23; call 940-349-7525 or visit www.dentonparks.com .
10 a.m. to noon Oct. 26 — Halloween Carnival at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. Come in costume, bring a camera and take a tour through the haunted courtyard. Visit www.dentonparks.com.
11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 — Denton’s Day of the Dead on East Hickory Street, between Austin and Industrial streets. Free street festival includes vendors, pumpkin patch, bands, coffin races at noon and costume parade at twilight. Halloween musical Cirque du Horror starts at 9:30 p.m. (tickets cost $15 for adults, $7 for children 12 and younger). Visit www.dentondayofthedeadfestival.com .
4:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Oct. 26; 5 p.m. Oct. 27 — “Cirque du Horror,” a homegrown Halloween musical, at Dan’s Silverleaf, 103 Industrial St. First show time includes seating for kids. Tickets cost $15 for adults, $7 for children 12 and younger. For tickets, visit www.danssilverleaf.com .
5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 — Monster Mash at Krum Early Education Center, 1513 Sequoia Drive. Event includes games, prizes, train rides, a human-sized hamster ball, food and more. Call 940-482-2605.
6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 — Haunted house at Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center, 1300 Wilson St. The center will be transformed into a haunted asylum. Admission is $3 per person, $2 for each repeat visit. Visit www.dentonparks.com .