Learn all about STEM and the energy field at the annual Energy Day Festival. Photo courtesy of Bill Krampitz.
Learn all about STEM and the energy field at the annual Energy Day Festival. Photo courtesy of Bill Krampitz.

Things to Do in Houston This Weekend: Energy Day Festival, Freight Train Food Truck Festival, Oct. 19-20

With Halloween right around the corner, we've been busy compiling everything you could possibly need to have a fun, safe holiday. We've got you covered with the best places for trick or treating, Halloween movies that will offer chills and thrills alike, area trunk-or-treats, the spookiest haunted houses, pumpkin carving ideas, and more.

And that's not all! You can find even more Halloween-inspired fun on our event calendar and in our Halloween Fun Guide; they have all the resources you need and events happening throughout the city over the weeks leading up to our favorite candy-coated day. For monthly fun, head to our October GoList, which highlights the biggest and best events occurring around town throughout the month.

Hosting an event? We would love to share it with our readers! All you have to do is submit your event to our calendar for our review, and we'll handle the rest.

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But that's enough of that; it's time to see what this weekend has in store. 

Ellington Airport
11602 Aerospace Ave.
Houston, TX 77034

NRG Center
1 NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054

Nature Discovery Center
7112 Newcastle
Houston, TX 77401

Sugar Land Auditorium
226 Lakeview Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77498

Shadycrest Baptist Church - Family Center
3017 Yost Blvd.
Pearland, TX 77581

NRG Stadium
NRG Pkwy
Houston, TX 77054

800 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024

Tomball Downtown Depot
201 S. Elm St.
Tomball, TX 77375

Sam Houston Park
1000 Bagby St
Houston, TX 77002

Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Dr
Houston, TX 77024

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX 77007

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch
23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd.
Katy, TX 77494

Discovery Green
1500 McKinney
Houston, TX 77010

Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Hermann Park Drive
Houston, TX 77030
Hudson River Kids Online
Facebook - various times Pick
A Hamilton Read-Along
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Young Peoples Chorus of NYC Season Finale
YouTube - various times Pick
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