Boo! It’s Halloween!

witch and dog costumes
Photo by Kristen Wheeler

Trick or Treat & More

Who doesn’t love dressing up? Wait, there’s candy, too?

We’ve got our bags out and we’re asking where all the Halloween fun is in the Port Arthur area. Keep looking here as news on treats comes in:

Trunk -R- Treat in Nederland

orange flyer with webs and ghosts

Nederland Chamber of Commerce will host Trunk-R-Treat from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, along historic Boston Avenue. Bring little ones in costumes for an adventure in this old town shopping district from 15th Street to just past the Windmill Museum in Tex Ritter Park.

Costume ideas: Tex Ritter is one of America’s favorite “Singing Cowboys” from classic westerns and one of his suit jackets is featured at Museum of the Gulf Coast. Wear your boots and grab your lariat to dress like Tex. Dutch settlers named Nederland, and the city welcomes the Nederland Heritage Festival during spring break. Dress up in wooden shoes and bring your tulips to pose by the Windmill Museum.

Port Arthur fun

woman and child during halloween

The Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center is expected to see trick-or-treating action from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 30. The Port Arthur Police Department, in conjunction with PANAC (Port Arthur Neighborhood Action Council) will present this activity in recognition of a National Night Out-Police and Community Partnership.

Trunk or Treat Flyer 2019The Port Arthur Police Department, in conjunction with PANAC (Port Arthur Neighborhood Action Council), will offer our youngest citizens a Trunk or Treat event on October 30, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, at the Port Arthur Bob Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive. The event is also in recognition of a National Night Out-Police and Community Partnership, and Port Arthur PD invites any vendors, churches, or businesses to call to set up booths for this community event. Tables will be provided, and decorations are encouraged.


Museum of the Gulf Coast

Costumes are welcome at the Museum of the Gulf Coast. Join in on candy, hot chocolate and popcorn from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. A family -friendly movie and Halloween-themed crafts, activities and games are in store. Free admission.


Dia de los Muertos

women wearing traditional garb

In the spirit of the season, Beaumont Children’s Museum will host its fourth annual Dia de los Muertos event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2. For a $5 entry fee, enjoy a taco and a cookie plus activities in the Beaumont Civic Center and Museum, 701 Main Street, in downtown Beaumont. Dancing, face painting, art, flower making, sugar skulls and more await. Additional food and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Eat a Bug

Eat a Bug Flyer

The Art Museum of SETX invites you to their Halloween themed Family Arts Day of eating bugs, a costume contest, face-painting, live entertainment, ballpark-style food. The arts will include cookie decorating, masks, leaf rubbing, social media collages, sugar skulls and, you guessed it… eat a bug!

For more Spooky Season events, visit our Calendar of Events …. if you dare …

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