Haunted River

Haunted River

October 25, 2019 | 6:00PM - 10:30PM

Location: Arneson River Theatre in La Villita (418 Villita St. 78205) & Shops at Rivercenter (849 E. Commerce St. 78205)

Registration begins at 6:00pm at the Arneson River Theater. 


The contest is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.  Participants must have a valid Social Security number in order for payment to be processed.  Costumes must be in good taste. Judges will determine eligibility and have sole authority and discretion.  No risqué or profane images or language incorporated in or on the costume are allowed.

This event is FREE to attend. 

2019 info coming soon! Info below is from 2018 event

Enjoy live 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. Bwaahaahaa. Please drink responsibly. Arrange for a designated driver in advance or book a hotel room. Event and costume contest are free.

We have two fun events, one for adults and one for the whole family.

Have yourself a ghoulishly good time on the Haunted River with adult drinks, live music, gaming graveyard, food trucks, and a haunted river parade. The adult costume contest has $1,500 in total prize money up for grabs in three categories: Individual, Couple, and All-Adult Group.

6:00-6:45PM- Adult Costume Contest Registration By San Japan 
6:00PM- Live Halloween-inspired Performance
6:30PM- Thriller Dance (group dance-come learn how)
7:00PM-8:00PM Spirit Halloween Costume Contest
8:00PM-8:30PM River Parade (passing Arneson River Theatre)
8:30PM-10:30PM Live Band

Gaming Graveyard: Located at COS HOUSE in La Villita will have games and prizes from Extreme Escape, K1 Speed, Top Golf, Ripley's Believe it or not, Latino Hits 104.5, Howl at the Moon, and Merkaba. 6pm to 10 pm. Includes a FREE photo booth. 

Food Trucks:

 Krispy Kreme

Taco Cabana

Lada Ladies


Drakes Fun Foods

Grab your little ghouls and goblins and take them to Shops at Rivercenter for the pint-sized version of Haunted River. You and your family can enjoy trick-or-treating, face painting, DJ music, a river parade and a family-friendly costume contest. Kids 17 and under can enter as individuals, and siblings and families can enter the family costume category. $450 in total prize money is up for grabs.

6:00-8:30PM- Music (DJ)
6:00-6:45PM- Costume contest registration
7:00-8:00PM- Costume contest for children and families
6:00-8:30PM- Trick or Treating along the River Walk provided by Top Golf San Antonio 
7:30-8:00PM- River Parade (passing Shops of Rivercenter and again 8:30-9:00PM)

Haunted River