Bud Light Haunted River

October 26, 2018 | 6:00PM - 10:30PM

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

Costume contest  is sponsored by Dick's Last Resort.  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. Couple or group costumes will be considered one entry. Registration for the costume contest is the day of the event,  from 6:00PM-6:45pm. Costume contest begins at 7:00pm.

This event is FREE to attend. 

2017 event details below. 2018 info coming later!

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

6-6:45 PM- Costume Contest Registration

6-6:45 PM- NESA (Northeast School of the Arts) presents a live performance of classic Halloween movies

6:30 PM- Trick-or-Treating on River Walk & in Shops at Rivercenter (free trick-or-treat bags distributed at the Shops at Rivercenter while supplies last, courtesy of BioMat USA) Map provided for all participating candy spots. 

6:45 -7 PM- Little Monster Mash Dance (kids 17 and under can show-off their costumes while dancing to fun Halloween music for the Arneson Theatre audience)

7-8:00 PM- Adult (18+)  costume contest presented by Dick's Last Resort. $500 first place, $300 second place, $200 third place.

8-10:00 PM-  Bud Light Haunted River Parade (makes 2 laps throughout downtown River Walk)

Bud Light Haunted River