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We've rounded up tons of ghoulish events from northern, southern, and central Arizona so you can enjoy the spooky spirit (and maybe encounter a spirit along the way!). Happy haunting!
TUCSON & SOUTHERN AZ
Halloweek at Hotel Congress When: Dates Vary Throughout October Where: The Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St., Tucson Enjoy seven spine-chilling days devoted to Halloween starting Saturday, October 25 and running through Friday, October 31. We’ve got The Conjuring, Nightmare on Congress, and our annually famous Halloween Party for your devilish pleasure.
Zombie FairWhen: October 17th, 2014, 5 - 7 p.m. Where: Bookman's Entertainment Exchange, 6230 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson Notes: This annual event is the warm up for Zombie Walk 2014 so don’t miss your opportunity to practice your Zombie Strut during a night of deadly fun, face painting, Zombie Photo Booth, and kids crafts. Free event for all ages.
Halloween SpooktacularWhen: Friday, October 31, 10am - 2pm Where: Children's Museum Tucson Experience the Museum's spooktacular fun as we celebrate Halloween with a day of games, crafts, and trick-or-treating stations.
House Rockin' Halloween featuring Double HeadlinersWhen: Friday, October 21, 8:00pm-11:00pm Where: El Casino Ballroom Tucson nonprofit community radio station 91.3 KXCI hosts a “House Rockin’ Halloween” at historic El Casino Ballroom with co-headliners The Paladins and Candye Kane
Spooky 4th Avenue Halloween Kids Costume ContestWhen: Saturday, October 25, 5pm - 8pm Where: Haggerty Plaza, Tucson Come join the Fourth Avenue Merchants Association for a FREE, SAFE Spooky Kids Halloween Costume Contest on 4th Avenue. We are cooking up great prizes, scary movies, Phantom DJ and Trick or Treating all along 4th Avenue.
Casa Grande Trunk 'r TreatWhen: Wednesday, October 22, 10am - 11am Where: Dorothy Powell Senior Center Calling all ghouls, goblins, and ghosts! Bring your little ones for a howlin' good time. Cars will be lining up in the senior center parking lot with trunks full of goodies!
Kartchner Caverns Halloween PartyWhen: Saturday, October 25, 5-7pm Where: Kartchner Caverns State Park, Benson Enjoy face painting, children’s games, coloring contest, candy & prizes, plus a costume contest. FREE park admission with costume!
The Rocky Horror Halloween BashWhen: Friday, October 31, 10:00 p.m. Where: The Loft Cinema It’s our 36th annual Rocky Horror Halloween Bash, so help us celebrate the freakiest night of the year by tricking out with Frank-N-Furter, Brad, Janet, Eddie and the whole Rocky Horror gang.
Ghost HuntWhen: October 25th, 2014, 12 - 2 p.m. Where: Bookman's Speedway, 6230 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson Free family friendly event, community event is perfect for the little ones, show off costumes, win prizes and do a spooky crafts. Ghost Hunt will begin promptly at 12 p.m.
NORTHERN & GREATER AZ
Mini Monster MashWhen: October 25th, 2014, 3 - 6 p.m. Where: Bookman's Flagstaff, 1520 S. Riordan Ranch St., Flagstaff A Halloween party for all the little ghouls and goblins, with a kids costume contest and fun Halloween crafts and bingo!
Payson Trunk or Treat FestivalWhen: Friday, October 31, 6-9pm Where: The Oxbow Saloon Witches and goblins looking for a place to enjoy Halloween night should look no further than the Town of Payson’s Trunk or Treat Festival on Historic Main Street.
Halloween Tours at Riordan Mansion State ParkWhen: 7pm, 8pm, and 9pm during Halloween week Where: Riordan Mansion State Park, Flagstaff Riordan Mansion State Park offers a special nighttime program during the week of Halloween every year. This very popular guided tour is a storytelling session involving tales of the fantastic and the factual.
BOO's & Brews Halloween Party in PineWhen: Friday, October 31, 6pm Where: THAT Brewery, Pine BOO's and Brews is a hauntingly good time, join us (in costume of course!) from 6-8pm at THAT Brewery in Pine!
PHOENIX METRO AREA
Enchanted Trail When: October 17 - 19th, 2014, 5:30 - 8 p.m. Where: Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center Come solve the mystery of the Enchanted Trail! Free event for the whole family!
Monster High Masquerade When: October 18th, 2014, 3 - 4 p.m. Where: Bookman's Entertainment Exchange, 8034 N. 19th Ave., Phoenix Get ready for Halloween with a Freaky Photo Booth, casketball tournament, costume contest and more! Enter to win Monster High gift basket and make cool crafts.
Weird Science When: Dates Vary in October Where: Arizona Science Center, 600 E. Washington St., Phoenix Freak friends and family with your fake wounds for Halloween! Learn how to make fake wounds at home just in time to be apart of the walking dead. An hour long session, limited seating and availability.
Masquerade for MurderWhen: October 31st, 2014 Where: Chandler The theme of this interactive murder mystery dinner show is the era of the roaring 20's or simply dress up in your favorite costume. The Italian buffet will be provided by Fazio's Catering.
Boo at the ZooWhen: October 20 - 26, 2014 Where: Phoenix Zoo This year, Boo! at the Zoo is a week-long fall festival! Join us Monday, October 20 – Sunday, October 26 for fun activities, a “click or treat” photo trail, animal pumpkin stomp & chomps and more!
1Stop Fitness Halloween PartyWhen: Friday, October 24, 6pm - 9pm Where: 1Stop Fitness, 1700 E Elliot Rd, Suite 17, Tempe, Arizona 85284 We are having a costume contest! So please dress up to win a one week group exercise pass & 2 free personal training sessions or more prizes!
Chambers of Fear Haunted HouseWhen: Dates Vary Where: 11340 W. Bell Road, Surprise, Arizona 85378 Chambers of Fear Haunted House is an intense dark attraction, filled with amazing actors, terrifying scares, incredible special effects and spine chilling entertainment.
Hula's 5th Annual Freaky Tiki Halloween Party!When: October 30, 2014 Where: Both Hula's Locations in Phoenix and Scottsdale Look forward to our special Halloween cocktails, along with other drink specials and live music (at the Phoenix location). We'll also be tossing treats out to those awesome people who come in costume.
My Favorite Monster Film SeriesWhen: Dates vary in October Where: FilmBar Phoenix This October we celebrate our Favorite Monsters on the big screen all month long! From Beetlejuice to Gremlins, Vampires & an American Psycho, ghoul love it!
Spooktacular Kids Night Out & Sleepover at Arizona SunraysWhen: Saturday, October 25 Where: Arizona Sunrays Gymnastics & Dance Dress the kids in their costumes and bring them to a special Halloween-themed Kids’ Night Out! Ages 3 to 13 will enjoy a great evening of gymnastics, Halloween-themed games, sports, dancing, jumping in a bounce house and on trampolines, and then wind down the evening by watching a movie.
Cave Creek WickedWhen: Saturday, October 25 Where: Cave Creek Arizona's only all day and all night Halloween event. Family and pet friendly events during the day, then hop on the nighttime bar crawl!
Halloween Climb at AZ on the RocksWhen: Saturday, November 1, 7:00 pm Where: AZ on the Rocks, Scottsdale Come in and Trick or Treat at 31 feet in the dark, search for hidden bones and win prizes, drop down into the foggy darkness on our freefall device, visit our scary sweet caramel apple bar, and get scared right out of your BOOts in our haunted house.
Four Peaks Brewery Pumpkin Carving ContestWhen: Tuesday, October 28 Where: Four Peaks Brewing Co., Wilson Tasting Room, Tempe Winners will be judged in 3 categories, Best Four Peaks Theme, Most Creative and Best Overall and, with the opportunity to win some great prizes what's not to love.
PoeFest 2014When: Dates Vary Where: Hotel San Carlos, Phoenix Produced by Arizona Curriculum Theater, 2014 marks our sixth smash year of PoeFest, a month-long celebration of the works of Edgar Allan Poe and other horror authors of the era.
The Great Pumpkin FestivalWhen: October 23-26, 2014 Where: Desert Botanical Gardens Every autumn the Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival is one of the Valley’s favorite places to find that special pumpkin.
2nd Friday Nightmare on MainWhen: October 10, 6-10pm Where: Historic Downtown Mesa Call your friends...it's time for Nightmare on Main! Costume contest! Tour the Haunted Basement! Zombies Walk! Plus 50+ artists showing original artwork, live bands, entertainment, food, and fun with shops and restaurants open late!
Howl-O-WeenWhen: October 24-25, 6:30 - 9:30pm Where: Phoenix Zoo Attention All Ghosts, Ghouls and Zombies! Whether scary or merry, screams or smiles — tricks and treats are around every corner at the Phoenix Zoo.
Zombie Walk 6When: Saturday, October 26 Where: Heritage Square, Phoenix Since its inception, Zombie Walk has grown from 200 attendees to 20,000 (!!) in 2013, and is now positioned to become the largest zombie gathering in the world.