1. Boo at the Zoo

The Gladys Porter Zoo in Brownsville will hold its 28th annual Boo at the Zoo celebration tonight and tomorrow night. The event runs from 6 to 9 p.m. each night. There will be a trick-or-treating experience for kids, teens and adults alike with more than 50 treat and game stations located throughout the zoo. There also will be a haunted house and mermaid show.

2. Designing for a cure

One of the most unique and fun experiences you will have. Colorful, creative and innovative table settings will pack Casa de Amistad, 1204 Fair Park Boulevard, on Thursday, Nov. 2, all with the goal in mind to raise money to battle cancer. Now, the night event is already sold out, but you can see all the table settings and enjoy some great food during a special daytime preview from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The cost is $25 and funds raised goes to the American Cancer Society.

3. Dia de los Muertos

It’s a traditional Mexican celebration of the memories of friends and loved ones who have passed away. This event, at the Harlingen Arts and Heritage museum, 2425 Boxwood, features altars designed by people of the community. Music will be provided by Grupo Americantos ad a dance drama by Matachine Dancers. The event runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday through Monday, Nov. 2 through Nov. 12.

4. Fall Festival and BBQ Cookoff “Que For Kids”

The first annual Harlingen Area Educational Foundation Fall Festival and BBQ cookoff “Que for Kids will be held Saturday, Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lon C. Hill Park. This free event is open to the public and will have games, food, music and a guaranteed payout to the winners.

5. SPI Open Water Festival

Open Water Plant returns to South Padre Island this upcoming weekend. Challenge yourself to conquer the Laguna Madre with a variety of distances. There is a full weekend of activities that will allow you to enjoy the island and nature.