Halloween Events & Festivals in Phoenix

Parties, Commumity Events, Costume Parties, Theatre and More

Halloween at LEGOLAND Tempe
Halloween at LEGOLAND Tempe. Courtesy of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tempe

Every October the Phoenix area goes into Halloween mode, and there's no holding back! In this listing you'll find all the shows, festivals, community events, adult parties, costume parties and other activities that are Halloween-related. These are arranged primarily in date order. Of course, there are other ways to celebrate Halloween, and you'll find those here:

And there's more to celebrating Halloween in Phoenix, like costume stores, photo galleries and more: Everything You Need to Know About Greater Phoenix Halloween

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

  • 01 of 31
    Halloween at Phoenix Zoo
    Courtesy of the Phoenix Zoo

    Look out for zombies, witches, vampires and other frightening characters hiding around every corner. All activities are broken down as either “Merry” or “Scary.” Those listed as Merry are appropriate for all ages and those listed as Scary are for guests eight years and older who like a good scare. Extra charge for some activities/rides.
    Photos of Howl-o-Ween
    How to Get to Phoenix Zoo

  • 02 of 31
    Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular
    Courtesy of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

    A safe, fun and easy trick-or-treat extravaganza for the whole family. More than 20 hot air balloons on display, over 4,000 pounds of candy for Trick-or-Treaters, live music, food and beverage, a Kids Zone, petting zoo, Haunted Trail, tethered balloon rides (extra fee), fireworks and more.
    See photos of the Balloon Spooktacular!
    Salt River Fields, Scottsdale

  • 03 of 31
    Halloween Spooktacular
    Courtesy of City of Chandler

    An evening of safe family fun. Food, games, arts and crafts, costume contest, souvenir photos, and a Haunted House. Winners in the costume contest will be announced in various age groups/categories. Free admission. Some activities have a nominal charge.
    See photos of festivities at Chandler's Halloween Spooktacular.
    Downtown Chandler

  • 04 of 31
    Spooktacular Golf at Golfland
    Courtesy of Golfland Entertainment Centers

    Experience an 18-hole miniature golf course that has undergone a terrifying transformation! Evenings starting at 7 p.m. Closes between 10 p.m. and midnight, depending on the date.
    Golfland's Haunted House Attraction
    See a picture of Spooktacular Golf.
    Golfland, Mesa

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  • 05 of 31
    Hermosa Inn
    Courtesy of the Hermosa Inn

    Guests who book a room or room package at Hermosa Inn during the month of October will receive a list of ghost stories associated with the resort allowing them to take a self-guided ghost tour. See a photo and recipe of a Zombie Cocktail from Lon's and read more about reported ghost sightings at the Hermosa Inn.

  • 06 of 31
    Halloween Sprinkles Cupcakes
    Courtesy of Sprinkles Cupcakes

    Ghosts, goblins and monsters of all ages will love the Sprinkles Halloween BOO Box! Vanilla Milk Chocolate, Red Velvet, Black and White and Caramel Apple cupcakes adorned with Sprinkles ghost and BOO sugar decorations. Sealed with a BOO Spooky Cupcakes sticker.
    Sprinkles Cupcakes, 4501 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

  • 07 of 31
    Poefest Arizona Curriculum Theater
    Beau Heckman performing at Poefest. Courtesy of Arizona Curriculum Theater

    Produced by Arizona Curriculum Theater, PoeFest is a celebration of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The actors perform the works of Edgar Allan Poe in character as inmates from a 19th Century asylum for the criminally insane. Poe's stories rotate nightly. Children under 13 not permitted without an adult. On Halloween Night, October 31, they will present performances of 'The Raven' every twenty minutes inside the Rosson House Museum in Downtown Phoenix.
    Photos of Poefest.

  • 08 of 31
    Halloween at LEGOLAND Tempe
    Courtesy of LEGOLAND Discovery Center Tempe

    Boys and ghouls are invited to a Halloween celebration at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona in Tempe. Experience an assortment of festive, fall-themed fun, from a Halloween Mask Build to an opportunity for guests to build their own pumpkins to add to the Pumpkin Patch.
    More about  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.
    Map and Directions to  LEGOLAND® Discovery Center

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  • 09 of 31
    Halloween Monster Bash in Peoria, AZ
    Halloween Monster Bash in Peoria, AZ. Courtesy of City of Peoria, AZ

    Haunted house, inflatables, a rock wall, arts and crafts, carnival-style games, entertainment, and safe trick-or-treating. Parade of costumes. Nominal fee for some activities. Haunted house (extra charge).  Free parking. Free admission with canned food to help benefit the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance.
    See photos of Halloween festivities at the Peoria Sports Complex.
    Peoria Sports Complex (map)

  • 10 of 31
    SEA LIFE Arizona Halloween
    Courtesy of SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium

    SEA LIFE Arizona will be hosting a spooktacular event featuring an array of family-friendly activities and other frights intended for boys and ghouls of all ages.
    SEA LIFE Arizona, Tempe (map)
    More about SEA LIFE Arizona

  • 11 of 31
    Cave Creek Wicked
    Courtesy of Cave Creek Wicked

    The Town of Cave Creek gets “wicked” with trick or treating at businesses (come in costume) along with live music, events and food along Cave Creek Road. During the daytime, enjoy community-wide trick or treating, arts and crafts at Frontier Town, fire and police fun; games, haunted house and more; children and pet costume parades, horse costume contest and more.

    A pub crawl at various saloons takes place in the evening, with wicked staggered costume contests, specialty themed cocktails and prizes. 

    See pictures of Cave Creek Wicked.

  • 12 of 31
    Mysterious Mansion Mayhem
    Courtesy of City of Maricopa

    In the City of Maricopa residents decorate their homes in hopes to gather your votes for bragging rights with the best and spookiest props and scenes in their front yards. There will be judging late in October, but the public is invited to view the homes that have entered the contest, no charge.

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  • 13 of 31
    Theater Works Halloween puppets
    Monster Party: A Halloween Tale by Theater Works. Courtesy of Theater Works

    Theater Works PuppetWorks presents a 40-minute show in a black light style of puppetry—the puppets, scenery and audience glow in the dark. Three friends set out on a fun filled Halloween adventure filled with hilariously spooky shenanigans. Each show includes a post-show tutorial on the puppets used in the show and a brief overview of puppetry manipulation. After the show there is an option for a make and take workshop (extra charge) where audience members can make their own simple puppet to take home with them. Productions are geared towards audience members ages 3-8, but are enjoyed by all.
    Peoria Center for the Performing Arts

  • 14 of 31
    Enchanted Pumpkin Garden in Carefree
    Courtesy Town of Carefree

    The Town of Carefree will host a two-week long Enchanted Pumpkin Garden display, featuring pumpkin sculptures from world-renowned artist Ray Villafane. Take a self-guided tour and see Villafane's whimsical village filled with a cast of enchanting characters. Photo opportunities are also available with colossal pumpkins carved by Villafane. Live pumpkin carving demonstrations and other activities will take place on special event days, so check the calendar online. Free.
    Carefree Desert Gardens (map)
    More About Carefree Desert Gardens

  • 15 of 31
    Goodyear Fall Festival
    Courtesy of the City of Goodyear

    A family-friendly event with trick-or-treating; a pumpkin patch; costume contest; arts and crafts and performances by local dance and martial arts groups. Other activities include: Trackless train rides; inflatables; corn hole; Friends of the Library Book Sale; arts & crafts vendors. Costume contest. Some activities have a charge.
    Goodyear Ballpark

  • 16 of 31
    Halloween at Butterfly Wonderland
    Courtesy of Butterfly Wonderland

    Guests are invited to celebrate the Halloween holiday at Butterfly Wonderland. Guests are encouraged to visit dressed in costume of their favorite butterfly or critter (no masks).
    More about Butterfly Wonderland
    See another photo of Halloween at Butterfly Wonderland.
    Butterfly Wonderland Map

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  • 17 of 31
    Zombie Walk Phoenix, AZ
    Courtesy of Arizona Hemophilia Association

    Zombie Walk is a gathering of the undead, hosted by and supporting the Arizona Hemophilia Association. Family-friendly (but sometimes dusturbing!). Live bands, costume contest, food trucks, kid zone.
    Downtown Phoenix

  • 18 of 31
    Queen Creek Horse Costume Contest
    Courtesy of Town of Queen Creek

    Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. Individuals or groups sign up to host and decorate a trunk, and the Town provides all the candy. Carnival, local entertainment, zombie stuff.
    See photos of Queen Creek's Halloween Trunk or Treat!

  • 19 of 31
    Great Arizona Puppet Theater Old Macdonald
    Courtesy of Great Arizona Puppet Theater

    Each year the Great Arizona Puppet Theater presents a Halloween-themed performance. Not scary and meant to be enjoyed by little kids, ages preschool to Grade 2.
    302 W. Latham St., Phoenix, AZ 85003

  • 20 of 31
    Nightmare on Main
    Courtesy of 2nd Friday Night Out

    Art walk, live bands, art, contests. Attendees are encouraged to come out dressed as zombies, vampires, robots, super heroes, or any creative costume. Dog-friendly. Part of 2nd Friday event in downtown Mesa. Free admission.
    Downtown Mesa

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  • 21 of 31
    Enchanted Trail
    Courtesy of Audubon Arizona

    Trick-or-treat at the Audubon Center's annual fall festival. Glow lights transform the nature trail into a magical adventure. See live Arizona animals, encounter costumed characters, Halloween crafts and more family fun. Free admission. Open to the public.
    See pictures of Enchanted Trail at Audubon Arizona.
    Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 South Central Avenue, Phoenix

  • 22 of 31
    Cave Creek Diamondback Rattlesnake
    Courtesy of Cave Creek Regional Park

    Enjoy the outdoors and Halloween activities at Maricopa County Parks. Various programs at different locations include trick-or-treating, costume contests, ghost stories Locations include Cave Creek Regional Park, Estrella Mountain Regional Park, Usery Mountain Regional Park, White Tank Mountain Regional Park, San Tan Mountain Regional Park. Check calendar online to see details and which events are at which park.

  • 23 of 31
    Phoenix Ghost Tours
    Orpheum Theater in downtown Phoenix, AZ. Courtesy of Phoenix Ghost Tours

    "Each tour is a miniature history lesson. Our research includes supporting historical information that provides a framework for the ghost stories, the specifics of the people involved, and the details of consistent paranormal activity." Walking tours, bus tours, and tours of specific locations, like the Orpheum Theater in Downtown Phoenix.

  • 24 of 31
    Scottsdale Public Library Halloween storytime
    Courtesy of Scottsdale Public Library

    Calling all ghosts, goblins, and other costumed characters! Stop by the Scottsdale libraries for safe trick-or-treating.

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  • 25 of 31
    Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden
    Courtesy of Desert Botanical Garden

    Weird sights, fun tricks, enchanting creatures and other alluring curiosities. Spook-tacular monster bash. Kids, come dressed to impress in your Halloween best. Don’t leave empty-handed—kids 12 and younger can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home. Strange Garden admission is included with Garden admission fees or with a Garden membership. 
    More about Desert Botanical Garden.

  • 26 of 31
    Ahwatukee Haunted House
    Courtesy of Ahwatukee Board of Management

    A haunted hayride through the park and encounters with… well….various creatures of the night. And just as you thought it was safe, more fear awaits you as you are dropped off at the front of the eerie, heart thumping, eye closing, scream-curdling……. haunted house. All proceeds benefit youth programs at the Ahwatukee Community Swim and Tennis Center.
    4700 E. Warner Road, Phoenix

  • 27 of 31
    Fall Festival in Scottsdale
    Courtesy of Scottsdale Parks & Recreation

    More than 25 game booths, entertainment, haunted forest. Costume contests. Food available to purchase. Fireworks. Free admission. Eldorado Park, 1909 N. Miller Road, Scottsdale
    See pictures of Scottsdale's Fall Festival

  • 28 of 31
    Tempe Halloween Carnival
    Courtesy of Tempe Opportunities

    Your family will have a bewitching good time at this free admission event featuring live entertainment, costume contests, train rides, inflatables and face painting. "Tot Town" for ages 5 and under. A safe alternative to trick-or-treating. Carnival games and food booths are provided by local civic groups as a fundraiser with tickets sold for those activities.
    See photos of the Tempe Halloween Carnival.
    Kiwanis Park, Tempe (south soccer fields)

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  • 29 of 31
    Halloween in the Hills
    Courtesy of Halloween in the Hills

    Carnival games, trick-or-treating, bounce houses, zombie thriller dance and more. Spider Village. Pet costume contest. Best Human Costume Contest. Best Kids Costume Contest. Donation requested for contest entry. Photo booth. Free admission.
    Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills

  • 30 of 31
    Florence Fright Fest
    Courtesy of Town of Florence

    Games and activities for all ages, including game booths, Halloween candy, and more. The Town of Florence will host its popular costume contest with categories for kids of all ages, from babies to adults. The Pumpkin Carving Contest is a tradition at the event.
    Historic Main Street in Florence

  • 31 of 31
    El Dia de los Muertos
    El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Courtesy Mesa Arts Center
    This isn't a Halloween celebration, but rather a recognized two-day holiday in Mexico that happens to take place right after October 31st. Day of the Dead celebrations include activities, altars and other rituals to honor loved ones who have passed.