Looking for something spooky to do this Halloween in Phoenix? We’ve got the lowdown on haunted houses, trick-or-treat events, ghost tours, zombie walks and more things to do in Phoenix for Halloween!
13th Floor Haunted House (Through November 9)
The world famous 13th Floor Haunted House has come to Phoenix! Created by nationally-recognized and award-winning haunted house designers, the 13th Floor will transport you to new levels of horror. Prepare to be terrified by two epic haunted attraction walkthroughs for one all-inclusive price. The 13th Floor is an intense, graphic, theatrical show that will take you on a gut-wrenching ride of visceral thrills and psychological horror. 60,000 square feet of shocking twists and horrifying turns.
Chambers of Fear Haunted House (Through November 2, closed October 21)
Chambers of Fear has been featured on national and local TV, newspapers, and is regarded as one of the top haunted houses in the United States. This year’s haunted house features more than 25,000 square feet of screams, with three spine-chilling attractions; Chambers of Fear, Den of Darkness and the all new Scary Tales-themed attraction Twisted.
Howl-O-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo (October 26- October 27) Haunted attractions include zombies, witches, vampires and other frightening characters hiding around every corner. Sneak through the Fields of Fear and be careful not to awaken what is lurking inside. Test your luck against the creepy clowns of the Monster Midway and dare to enter the Vampire Manor. Enjoy other haunted activities, DJ music and much more. This event is recommended for ages 8 and up.
The Gauntlet Haunted House (Thursday – Saturdays through November 2)
The Gauntlet is one of Arizona’s award-winning haunted houses. The Gauntlet is a terrifying maze full of heart-pounding terror. The multi-level haunted house contains ground-breaking special effects, animatronics and skilled actors. The Gauntlet is not recommended for young children under 13 years old and those with heart conditions.
AZ Field of Screams (October 4-31)
Do you have what it takes to find out what happened in the fields of this farm? Is it just a corn field planted over an old cemetery, or is it something else? The dead are seeking revenge on anyone who trespasses their grounds. Do you dare enter the place where your most horrifying nightmares become reality? Don’t let what happened to the others happen to you! Can you brave the Haunted Corn Maze?
Boo! at the Zoo (October 19-20)
The Phoenix Zoo’s annual Boo! at the Zoo event has been a fun family tradition for Phoenix area families for over 20 years! Come and spend a fun filled weekend with us as we celebrate Halloween all weekend long. There will be games, music, dancing and plenty of treats for kids and animals alike! Boo at the Zoo is geared for children age 7 and under.
Pumpkins at the Peak (October 25)
From fortune telling to face painting and meet-and-greets with members of the Phoenix Fire Department, more than 20 activities and craft booths will provide non-stop entertainment at the during the event at the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort’s River Ranch. Families are encouraged to dress in their most spirited Halloween costumes. Attendees are asked to bring two cans of food or $5 per person to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank.
The Shout House Glow in the Dark Party (October 25)
Join Westgate’s The Shout House for their Black Light White Out Party. The club’s windows will be blacked out and normal lights will be replaced with black lights. Everyone is encouraged to dress in things that glow, and The Shout House will have a glow in the dark paint station. They’ll be offering a variety of drink specials throughout the evening that have been created just for the party.
Trick or Treat for an Anthem Sweet (October 26)
Little ghosts and goblins (with their parents) are invited to trick-or-treat, door-to-door at Anthem’s commercial properties for free from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 25. A map with participating Anthem businesses and locations will be posted online at www.OnlineAtAnthem.com as the event nears.
Wickedly Fabulous Costume Design and Make-Up Runway Show (October 26)
Guests will be able to create unique innovative costumes out of recyclable items until 1 p.m. and then show off gruesomely fabulous designs in the first ever Arizona Science Center runway show beginning at 2 p.m.
Halloween Monster Bash (October 26)
Looking for a safe place to take the kids this Halloween? Come out to The Halloween Monster Bash in Peoria. There will be a parade of costumes contest, trick or treating, inflatable activities, carnival games, make-n-take crafts, puppet shows, a fright zone, entertainment and more.
Halloween Balloon Spooktacular (October 25-26)
The Halloween Balloon Spooktacular features more than 20 colorful hot air balloons lighting up the sky, 1,700 pounds of candy for trick-or-treaters, tethered hot-air balloon rides, live music, food, drinks, a kids zone, a haunted house fit for all, fireworks and more.
Cave Creek Wicked Halloween Celebration (October 26)
The town of Cave Creek will celebrate Halloween with community-wide trick or treating, pet, horse and kids’ costume contests, Adaptive Force Thriller dancers, face painting, balloon fun, music and food and drinks. At 7 p.m., board a complimentary bus that loops to top saloons for costume contests, cocktails and prizes.
Zombie Walk 5 (October 26)
Join a zombie horde of over 10,000 for live music, food trucks, beer gardens, kid’s zone, family activities and a mass walk throughout the streets of Downtown. The Zombie Walk 5 festival starts at 2 p.m. with the walk scheduled to begin at approximately 6 p.m. After the walk, return to Heritage Square and Science Park for more food, music and organized chaos.
Capitol Murder Mystery (October 26)
Help solve the Capitol Murder Mystery at the Arizona Capitol Museum. Families will be led around the building by a cast of characters – to solve the mystery. All the characters in the Capitol Murder Mystery will answer questions, and give clues that will help to solve the “WHYdunit”. Everyone who asks the right questions and figures out the ‘why’ in the Capitol Murder Mystery ‘WHYdunit’ receives an honorary deputy badge.
Family Halloween Carnival (October 27)
Your family will have a bewitching good time at this free admission event in Tempe featuring live entertainment, costume contests and face painting. Carnival games and food booths will be provided by local civic groups as a fundraiser with tickets sold for those activities.
Things That Go Bump in the Night (October 27)
The Tempe Symphonic Wind Ensemble is one of America’s premier wind ensembles. Come and hear your spooky favorites and join in the fun by wearing your Halloween costume.
Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror (October 31)
Before “Twilight,” before “True Blood,” there was “Nosferatu.” APA provides live symphonic music for a screening of this silent classic whose eerie, inhuman Count Orlok is the most unforgettable vampire ever.
RA Sushi Boo Bash Halloween Party (October 31)
All five Valley RA Sushi locations will be celebrating Halloween from 7 p.m. to close with special Boo Bites and Potent Potions. Boys and ghouls are encouraged to dress up and enter the Boo Bash costume contest with RA gift cards going to the winners.
Bizarre-O-Ween Ball (October 31)
After all of the little goblins are in bed, put on a wickedly spooky costume and head to Arizona Science Center for a Halloween celebration unlike any other. Held on Thursday, October 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight, the Bizarre-o-Ween Ball features a dance floor sure to howl with beats and fun all night long while the rest of the Science Center hosts wickedly creepy entertainers, ghost hunters, and more. Plus, you’ll be able to get in the spirit with paint-your-own pumpkins courtesy of Brush Bar and strut your stuff in the costume contest.
Halloween in the Hills (October 31)
There will be a costume contest for dressed pets and pet owners starting at 6:00 p.m. The pet costume contest will free, but donations are encouraged. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Immediately following the costume contest businesses will be open for trick or treating, games, pumpkin carving, petting zoo, a spider village, and more.
Haunted Halloween Express (October 31)
Why trick-or-treat from door to door when you can ride a train at the Verde Canyon Railroad and still score plenty of candy and prizes? There will be a costume contest held for the kids, and plenty of candy and ghost stories to go around.
Halloween Glow in the Dark Party (October 31)
The Shout House will be dueling it out in the dark this Halloween. You won’t need a costume for this party, just be sure to wear white or something that will glow under the black light and get splashed at the electric paint station.
Spooktacular Golf (Through November 2) Experience an 18-hole miniature golf course that has undergone a terrifying transformation.