Halloween Bat Bridge Paddleboard Tour and More Stuff to Do in Austin

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Hey there, Austin! It’s about that time to switch out your everyday mask for your extra eerie one (things we never thought we’d have to write!) That’s right… it’s Halloween week here in Austin.

This has been a pretty creepy year so far, and this weekend is shaping up to be the scariest one yet! The holiday falls on a Saturday during a full moon… so things might get a little extra frightful. Have a blast at one of the Halloween events taking place this weekend… just make sure there aren’t any ghouls or goblins lurking over your shoulder!

Scroll on down to check out things to do in Austin this weekend!

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Things To Do In Austin Today:

Take a self-guided CBD tour!

Forget winery and brewery tours, there is a new kid on the block, Hemp Tours! Higher Ed Hemp Tours is here to introduce you to and educate you on all things CBD in the greater Austin area.

CBD has made a huge splash over the last few years in Austin. With so many shops around Austin as well as restaurants and bars offering CBD add ons, Hemp Tours is here to educate you and show you where all the best spots around town are for getting CBD.

They are now offering self-guided tours with a downloadable map that you can take with you on your phone. Certain shops will offer you samples or discounts, and you can learn what products best suit you!

Austin Events This Weekend:

Paddeboarding Halloween Bat Bridge Paddleboard Tour And More Stuff To Do In Austin 2022

1. Halloween Bat Bridge Paddleboard Tour

What better way to enjoy the Full Harvest Moon than out under the Bat Bridge on a paddleboarding tour?! This 2.5 hour paddle will be a beautiful way to kick off your Halloween evening. Use the referral code GOODWORKAUSTIN when signing up to redeem a $35 credit, bringing the cost of your rental down to just $10!

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 5PM–7:30PMΒ 
πŸ“ Longhorn Shores

Another way to explore the city on Halloween night is by E-Bike! You’ll spend two hours being guided around the most haunted spots in Austin… and you’re totally encouraged to wear a costume! Ruckify is sponsoring the event, and is offering a $35 credit to new users, making the rental cost $10! Use the code UNATION at checkout to redeem.

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 6PM–8PM
πŸ“ Jet Cool

Nightmare On Willie Nelson 1 1 Halloween Bat Bridge Paddleboard Tour And More Stuff To Do In Austin 2022

3. Nightmare on Willie Nelson Boolevard

Austin’s most iconic music venue is getting a little spooky this season! Get a haunted backstage tour and catch live performances from beyond the grave and awesome behind-the-scenes stories. Prepare to be scared at this unique event! If you missed it last weekend, there are still time slots available for this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday… but act fast! The tours are BOOking up!

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 29 | 8:30PM–11:45PM
πŸ—“ OCT 30 | 9:30–11:45PM
πŸ—“, OCT 31 | 8PM–11:45PM
πŸ“ ACL Live

This 30-minute kid-friendly version of the tour is more sweet than scary, with safe trick-or-treating along the way! Each child’s ticket will include the chance to decorate his or her own bag to take on the tour to collect Halloween treats. There will still be fun facts and scary stories, but we definitely think your little ones will approve!

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 5PM–7PM
πŸ“ ACL Live

5. BOOtoberfest

Can you BOOlieve that The Brewtorium is celebrating Oktoberfest and Halloween, all in one?! Head there on Saturday (preferably in costume) for live German music and seasonal grub! Menu items like this Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich will be on special, and of course, the beers will be flowing. The doors open at 12PM, and the fun kicks off at 2.Β 

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 2PM–9PM
πŸ“ The Brewtorium

Hallowine Halloween Bat Bridge Paddleboard Tour And More Stuff To Do In Austin 2022

6. Hallowine Party

Before the Halloween season *sips* away, we want to HalloWINE! Wanderlust Wine Co. is quickly becoming one of our favorite spots to hang out, and their Halloween party is the perfect place to drop it mer-lot.Β There will be multiple local musical performances and a surprise guest DJ! This venue has 56 wines on tap, so of all the problems you’ve faced in 2020… going thirsty won’t be one of them!

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 5PM–12AM
πŸ“ Wanderlust Wine Co

Halloween Gathering Halloween Bat Bridge Paddleboard Tour And More Stuff To Do In Austin 2022

7. Halloween Gathering

Is there anything s’more fun than a campfire!? Berkeley Farm is hosting a family-friendly Halloween event with s’mores, a campfire, lawn games, goat petting, and more! Costumes are definitely welcomed and encouraged. You can bring your own picnic dinner, and if you’re 21+, you are welcome to bring your own adult beverages. Hurry and grab your tickets, as the event will be following 75% capacity guidelines!

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 5PM–8:30PM
πŸ“ Berkeley Farm

Weekend Guide

8. Fab-BOO-Lous Full Moon Paddle

Another awesome paddleboarding event will be happening this Halloween, and this one includes trick-or-treating for paddlers of all ages! We hope you’re not scared of the dark for this moonlit event! There will be themed trick-or-treat stations on the water and refreshments on land. Please wear your costumes– there will be a contest!

Event Details
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 5PM–9PM
πŸ“ Rowing Dock

Love and Lightstream
πŸ—“ OCT 30 | 7PM–11PM
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 1PM–3PM + 7PM–11PM
πŸ“Haute Spot Event Venue

Make & Take: Halloween Treats
OCT 30 | 5PM–7PM
πŸ“ Central Market Austin North Lamar

Hocus Pocus: A Drive-In Movie at the Ranch for Halloween!
πŸ—“ OCT 30 | 6:30PM–11:45PM
πŸ“ Ranger Cattle

Goat Yoga
πŸ—“ OCT 31 | 9AM–10:15AM + 10:30AM–12PM
πŸ“ Berkeley Farm

Andiamo’s First Annual Holiday Market
πŸ—“ NOV 1 | 10AM–11AM
πŸ“ Andiamo Ristorante

#VirtualEvents This Week:

Virtual Trivia at Pluckers Wing Bar

There will be two nights of virtual trivia hosted by Pluckers this week on Facebook Live. The first night will have 10 questions in each round of various categories, and all participants will receive a free menu item on their next trip into Pluckers! The second night of trivia will be a family-friendly version, with three rounds of Halloween-themed questions, and even physical challenges. Bring the family together, grab a Pluckers’ family meal pack, and enjoy a night of putting your spooky knowledge to the test!

Night One
πŸ—“ OCT 28 | 7:30PM–9:30PM
πŸ“ Pluckers Facebook Live

Night Two
πŸ—“ NOV 1 | 6PM–8PM
πŸ“ Pluckers Facebook Live

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Stay safe, stay well, and stay six feet apart.

Sarah Dillard

Sarah Dillard

Sarah is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!