Halloween fun all over the Metroplex

Halloween is one of the popular holidays in the United States. Here are some events happening in the Dallas area for those who celebrate the spookiest day of the year.

Friday, Oct. 27: 5 to 7 p.m. (ladies only) Intercultural Women’s Society Halloween Party – Come if you Dare: Costume contest, games, mummy activities, music, free food and drink. Location: Raindrop Foundaiton Center, 1416 East Collins Blvd., Richardson.

Oct. 27-28: 7 p.m. The Dallas Storytelling Guild, ghost stories at the lake for adults and teens. The stories told on the day of the event may not be suitable for young children. The tickets are $10 per person. Location: Bath House Cultural Center, 521 East Lauther Drive, Dallas.

Saturday, Oct. 28: 4 to 7 p.m. “Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) Festival.” Face painting, skull decorating, food trucks, live music and more. Location:  Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave., Mesquite.

Throughhout Oct: Great Wolf Lodge resort transforms into a spooktacularly fun venue for family and friends. There’s a Trick-or-Treat Trail, Nightly Costume Parade and Monster Bash Dance Party. Location: Great Wolf Lodge resort, 100 Great Wolf Drive, Grapevine. For mose information visit www.greatwolf.com/grapevine

Tuesday, Oct. 31: noon to 1 p.m. Annual Richland College Costume Contest. You must sign up in the Office of Student Life, Room 040. Location: Richland Cafeteria.

Richland hosts an annual Halloween costume contest from noon to 1 p.m on Oct. 31.

Richland hosts an annual Halloween costume contest from noon to 1 p.m on Oct. 31.

Tuesday, Oct. 31: 4 to 7 p.m. (free to the public) Scare on the Square - Attendees will see of hundreds of ghosts and goblins in Historic Downtown McKinney. Costume contest begins at 5 p.m.; a $50 cash prize will be awarded in each catergory. Location: Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St. For more information visit www.mckinneytexas.org/660/Scare-on-the-Square

Through Nov. 11: The Bath House Cultural Center presents the 31st annual Dia de Los Muertos:  The Path of Winged Souls, an eclectic exhibition that includes traditional and contemporary works of art that celebrate the day of the dead. Location: 521 East Lauther Drive, Dallas.