Please read below for answers to most all your questions!
2013 ZOMBIE WALK RULES
-Use the “haunted house” rule in that you are not to touch anyone.
- Do not attempt to scare anyone who is not a willing participant. If anyone is freaking out, turn and shamble in the opposite direction. Avoid confrontations.
- Stay within the designated route. If you stray away, you are on your own. We will have police assisting with traffic. Remember, blocking traffic on your own is a crime and anyone doing so could be arrested. We had an issue with not having enough traffic control last year, which has been rectified.
-No drugs. None. Forget it.
-No alcohol outside our designated area. Our staff will be checking ID’s at the entrance. We have 3 lanes of Louisiana Street this year as our vendor area, with only beer and water/soda sales inside Jones. The vendor list will be published shortly
- The walk part is a family event; let’s watch the language out there. The more outrageous your costume, the more fun you will have, guaranteed! However, no nudity.
- The walk part lasts from 5pm-6pm or so, and is about a one mile loop around Downtown and the Bayou. Per city ordinance, The Zombie Walk is over at 10pm. don’t let the party end there! Come hang out afterwards at our after parties!
-No littering, destruction of property, or any other illegal activity. Pretend Downtown is your own neighborhood and show the utmost respect. This is something we are doing every year and we don’t want to ruin it. Remember, the media will be watching us (along with the Houston Police) and this event will get wide news coverage. Let’s put on a good show.
- Keep in mind you might be asked for a picture ID at bars we are not affiliated with and your zombie face might not match your picture ID. If you are refused entry, please understand the doorman is only doing his job.
-Please do not attempt to push your way into any business if you are not welcome.
That’s pretty much it folks! Check back for updates, and have fun!
ZOMBIE WALK FAQ
So, what are we doing exactly?
The 2013 Houston Zombie Walk is being held at Jones Plaza downtown, with gates opening at 3pm. We have plenty of live entertainment in store for you! The actual walk portion will take place in the evening around dusk. The walk itself is about a mile through downtown and the Bayou.
How much is it, and where does the money go?
Buy your tickets online early! This year the cost is $15, which gets distributed to our three charities.
$15? What exactly am I getting for that?
Besides the great feeling you will get for helping people, puppies and raccoons, you have a full afternoon and evening ahead of you! We have TBA Band and some of the best photo ops in town! Oh, and a shamble through our beautiful downtown!
What’s the parking like?
Surface street parking is usually a no-go in that area. There is valet parking in some close sectors, and we are on top of the Theatre District parking garage with plenty of parking.
I’m gonna be hungry and thirsty for more than brains, what do you have?
Vendor list coming soon!
Is this a family event?
Absolutely. We will be serving beer only, and under our Rules page here are recommendations for a lot of issues. Remember, we will have police and security at this event.
I want to sell some things, or get my own organization out there, do you sell booth space?
Please email us for details at email@example.com
Can we bring our dog?
Sorry everyone. Because of the crowds and times, please leave Fido at home this year. The Humane Society will have a viewing area for potential adoptions!
That’s great! Anything else?
The city will shut us down at 10pm, but the party doesn’t stop. Stay tuned as we announce where the after party will be held! Also, please check our rules page!
The Houston Zombie Walk Downtown! is an outdoor event, and subject to issues like weather, politics, and government. If the walk could be cancelled due to a hurricane, rain, or a mandate from the city, (we are in a drought after all). Once you purchase a ticket donation, there are no refunds. We also reserve the right to disperse fundraising to charities of our choice. The Jones Plaza arena has a maximum occupancy of 3000 people. The Houston Zombie Walk Downtown! may have to enforce this occupancy, as the Fire Marshal will be watching.