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Halloween and Fall Events


7 p.m. Friday — Free screening of Hotel Transylvania in Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. Rated PG, 91 minutes. Bring blankets and lawn chairs. Crafts and marshmallow roast start at 7 p.m., movie starts at 8 p.m. Visit .


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. .

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 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 . Call 469-556-3475.


6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 18 — Halloween Harvest at Denia Recreation Center, 1001 Parvin St. Event includes carnival games, black-light games, bounce house, $1 rock climbing wall and more. Register for the costume contest by 7 p.m. Winners are announced at 7:15 p.m. Free admission; low-priced concessions available. Visit .

Oct. 18-27 — Music Theatre of Denton presents Young Frankenstein at the Campus Theatre, 214 W. Hickory St. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19 and Oct. 24-26; and 2 p.m. Oct. 20 and 27. Tickets cost $20 for adults, $18 for seniors 62 and older, $10 for students and children. Visit or call 940-382-1915.

10 a.m to 4 p.m. Oct. 19 — Kids’ Pumpkin Patch Day at the Denton Civic Center, 321 E. McKinney St. Children will visit a local pumpkin patch with a hay ride, bounce house, petting zoo and maze. Activities and crafts are included. Cost is $20 per child. Visit .

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 .

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 .

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 .

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. Visit .

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 .