It’s going to be a busy weekend in Phoenix with Halloween events, fall festivities, Dia de los Muertos celebrations and more. Check out all our top things to do this weekend in Phoenix:

things to do this weekend in Phoenix

Halloween events
Though we’re still a week out from the big night, Halloween festivities are well under way. This weekend’s Boo! at the Zoo, Halloween Balloon Spooktacular, and downtown Phoenix Zombie Walk are just a few of the events featured in our Things to do for Halloween in Phoenix post.

Phoenix Zoo Boo! at the Zoo

Even the animals join the Boo! at the Zoo festivities.

Desert Botanical Garden’s Great Pumpkin Festival: October 23-26
Fall descends on the Desert Botanical Garden at this annual family-friendly festival. In addition to kids getting to pick out their very own pumpkin, families can take a hayride, visit the petting zoo’s farm animals, kick back to live music and more.

Wild Western Festival: October 24-26
Phoenix’s Old West roots come to life at Glendale’s Wild Western Festival. Strap on your boots and head to Glendale’s Sahuaro Ranch Park for a weekend of gunfight and stunt shows, stars of classic Western TV and movies, kids activities, fast draw competitions and lots more.

Wild Western Festival

Wild Western Festival

Wigwam Beer and Bacon Festival: October 25
Bacon and beer. Two things wonderful on their own but even better together. Fans of both will want to head west to the Wigwam Resort on Saturday where you’ll craft beers from more than 30 breweries and a cornucopia of bacon-centric cuisine.

Dia de los Muertos Festival at Mesa Arts Center: October 25-26
Join the Mesa Arts Center for this free family-friendly festival celebrating the Day of the Dead. Two stages of live entertainment, jewelry, arts, crafts, food and more are all part of the weekend’s celebration.

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