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Weekend events: Halloween bar crawl, Dia De Los Muertos festival and more

The Dia de los Muertos Festival takes place on Sunday, offering sugar skull decorating, art installations and more family-friendly fun. (Friday Friday ATX)

Barkin' Creek's Howl-oween Costume Block Party
When: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Domain NORTHSIDE, Great Lawn at Palm Way & Rock Rose Ave.
What:Barkin' Creek Dog Kitchen & Bath is partnering with Phantom Fest to host a dog costume contest and block party. A portion of all sales and raffle tickets will go to Austin Pets Alive!

4th Annual Halloween Bar Crawl
When: 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. Saturday
Where: Parlor and Yard, 601 W. 6th St.
What: Don that costume and get your crawl on at the Halloween Bar Crawl. Attendees can expect to hit 15 local spots before after-party fun. Grab your tickets here!

Halloween Fest
When: 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Saturday
Where: Punch Bowl Social, 11310 Domain Dr. Suite 100 or 522 Congress Ave.
What: Punch Bowl Social's hosting a live DJ playing all of your favorite Halloween jams, games, a Halloween punch and a costume contest. So stop by in your outfit for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

Día De Los Muertos Festival
When: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. Sunday
Where: Waterloo Greenway, 1111 Red River St.
What: All are welcome at the newly-renovated Waterloo Park for an afternoon of musical and cultural programming celebrating the lives of departed friends and family. There'll be sugar skull decorating, art installations and more family-friendly fun.

Spooky Silent Disco Party
When: 9 p.m. Sunday
Where: The Belmont, 305 West 6th St.
What: Join hundreds of party-goers decked out in their Halloween gear for a night of singing and dancing as three DJs battle for your attention. Grab your tickets here!

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