Symphony Scare!

Location: Symphony Square
Date: October 18, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a night of frights and delights at our first-ever Symphony Scare!

A spooky new Halloween tradition on Waller Creek that is sure to make visitors shudder with horror and cackle with glee as bilingual storyteller Carolina Quiroga-Stultz will bring to life a series of native and Latin American spooky tales, accompanied by acclaimed composer, Graham Reynolds!


6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Dance Waterloo’s Halloween Themed Dance Jam
Special Halloween themed dance jam for all! Fun and inviting for parents and children alike! Presented by Dance Waterloo

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Mad Science of Austin
Special Halloween themed STEM activity stations for all ages:

Bubbling Potions – Explore the 3 states of matter by building a giant bubbling potion. Create the same spooky smoke illusions used in the movies.
Spooky Sensory Oozy Fun – Discover the polymer properties of slime, orbees and silly putty first hand.

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Ms. Batty’s Haunted Curio Shop hosted by Austin Bat Cave
Visitors to the shop will help solve and write the ending to the story of the disappearance of Ms. Batt.

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Featured Performance: Symphony Scare! Storytelling Showcase
Bilingual storyteller, Carolina Quiroga-Stultz will bring to life a series of native and Latin American spooky tales. Accompanied by acclaimed composer, Graham Reynolds!

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Halloween Costume Contest
All ages encouraged! Waterloo Greenway judges will award prizes to the three best costumes! Special attention will be payed to environmentally-themed costumes and costumes that utilize upcycled materials!

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM – Registration & judging
8:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Finalists & Prizes Announced

Children (0-12) – Limited Edition Creek Monster
Youth (13-20) – Gift Card to Whole Earth Provisions
Adult Category (21+) – Free Tickets to 2019 Creek Show Preview Party on Wednesday, November 6

Austin Bat Refuge
Austin Bat Cave
Austin Watershed Protection
Dance Waterloo
Face Painting
Imperfect Produce
and many more!

Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department
Austin Community Foundation
ECG Foundation
City of Austin Urban Forest Grant
Waterloo Sparkling Water
Do512 Family & Do512
Dripping Springs Vodka

Food & Beverage available for purchase (and free candy giveaways!)