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Get Your Spook-On at the Bud Light Haunted River

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Looking for a family-friendly Halloween event in San Antonio? Well, head to the Bud Light Haunted River on the San Antonio River Walk on Friday, October 27 to celebrate a spooky good time in a scenic location.

From 6 to 10 p.m., roam the River Walk with eerie sounds, friendly roaming ghouls, and zombies. Enjoy music, dancing, an adult costume contest (18+), haunted river parade, and trick or treating to round out a slightly-spooky night of fun. This is a very popular event; come early and stay late. The vibe is spooky but not too much for scaredy-cats. As always, please drink responsibly and arrange for a designated driver in advance or book a hotel room. The event, trick or treating, and costume contest are free.

A Haunted Parade Creeps Through Downtown

haunted river walk

Photo: Facebook/TheSanAntonioRiverWalkOfficial

The haunted river parade floats through downtown from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. The ten float parade will make two laps throughout the downtown River Walk area. Float décor includes the usual Halloween suspects of vampires, zombies, mummies, witches, ghosts, swamp things, creepy clowns, spiders, a haunted pirate ship, and cemetery folks who have not been laid to rest.

Creepy Fun For The Whole Family

Haunted River walk

Photo: Facebook/TheSanAntonioRiverWalkOfficial

Food trucks and face painters will line La Villita Street located at the top of the Arneson River Theatre. A free photo booth complete with props is available to all courtesy of K1 Speed. The sponsor of the event is Bud Light, which will be served at the bar located within the Arneson River Theatre along with wine, soda, and bottled water. 

The San Antonio River Walk is the number one tourist attraction in the state of Texas. A 2014 impact study sponsored by the City of San Antonio revealed that 11.5 million people visit the River Walk each year.

To learn more about the Bud Light Haunted River event on the San Antonio Riverwalk, visit their Facebook page or the website for the River Walk.