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We’ve got the lowdown on haunted houses, trick-or-treat events, family-friendly festivals and more things to do for Halloween in Phoenix. You can always find more Halloween-related events here. If you're looking for pumpkin patches and corn mazes, we've rounded up the best places to go in Greater Phoenix here.
Halloween PartiesBack to Top of List
Yelloween at W Scottsdale
Swap boiling cauldrons for bubbles with “Yelloween” at W Scottsdale, presented in partnership with Veuve Clicquot champagne. This festive Halloween event will be held on the W Scottsdale WET Deck. To gain access to the 21-and-over event, guests can make a reservation for an overnight stay at W Scottsdale or VIP table reservations can be made in advance.
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Forbidden Island Halloween Party at W Scottsdale
Step into a spooky and stylish evening at W Scottsdale for Forbidden Island Halloween event. The outdoor event will include a live DJ, bubbly cocktails, champagne, light bites, and spooky décor. The W Scottsdale Living Room will also be open with limited capacity. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes. To gain access to the 21-and-over event, guests can make a reservation for an overnight stay at W Scottsdale; wristband tickets will be available and sold at the door to hotel guests and on a first-come, first-served basis; and VIP table reservations can be made in advance by calling.
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale
Zombie Paradise at Lustre Rooftop Bar
Come for the treats and stay for the tricks as LUSTRE Rooftop Bar as The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix transforms into Halloween Hauntquarters. The Zombie Paradise themed event will include a DJ spinning the latest in popular music, hand crafted concoctions featuring ‘spirits’ from the Beam Suntory collection, a costume contest with prizes and more.
Kimpton Hotel Palomar Phoenix
2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix
Nightmare on We-Ko-Pa Way Costume Contest
Come up with your most creative, scary, outlandish or just plain fun costume and compete for cash prizes. There will be free live entertainment throughout the evening – starting with a live DJ from 3-7 pm, followed by Checker’d Past at 8 pm, who perform a tribute to 80s top tunes, new wave favorites and one-hit wonders. Come as your favorite superhero, animal, cartoon character – even a pair of dice.
We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
10438 WeKoPa Way, Fort McDowell
BS West's Halloween Block Party & Costume Contest
Music, lights, drinks and drag queens galore are waiting for you at this annual LGBTQ+ party in Scottsdale, with an outer-space theme to boot.
7125 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale
Wicked Ball at Talking Stick Resort
Talking Stick Resort is doing what they do best - throwing the biggest and most over-the-top Halloween bash in the Valley. Submerge yourself in a celebration of epic proportions as mystical and mythical creatures come to see Hook N Sling, Gattuso and Matoma take the stage.
Talking Stick Resort
9800 E. Talking Stick Way, Scottsdale
Lylo's Spooky Halloween Splash Bash Spectacular
Join Lylo Swim Club for a Halloween party you won’t forget, featuring DJ HNDSM Boiz, Halloween cocktail, and a costume contest with prizes.
400 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix
Haunted HousesBack to Top of List
Ghosts are said to roam in bars, hotels, theatres, and museums around the Phoenix area — are you brave enough to find them? Many of these "haunted" places, such as The Rosson House, are still offering tours, with social distance and cleaning procedures in place. Check to verify hours before you go. Check out our favorites here.
13th Floor Haunted House
Select days October
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 several 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. Read about 13th Floor's COVID-19 safety guidelines here.
13th Floor Phoenix
2814 W. Bell Road, Phoenix
Mount Mayhem Haunted House
Oct. 22-24, 29-31
One of Phoenix's most revered residential haunted houses is returning this year, with wild and scary monsters lurking around every corner. But don't worry — these monsters are wearing masks and will scare you from a safe distance. Make sure to book a reservation.
Mount Mayhem Haunted House
1740 E. Purdue Ave., Phoenix
Select days September-October
Fear Farm is the largest outdoor haunted attraction in Greater Phoenix, with 30 acres of pure terror, six indoor/outdoor haunted attractions and, for the faint of heart, a 10 acre corn maze.
6801 N 99th Ave. Glendale
Select Days October
Inside the park awaits five jaw-dropping mazes that even the bravest of souls can barely make it through. Best not to eat before you go through and best not to drink either. Plus, whatever you drop in the haunt, the monsters get to keep. But try not to drop anything of yours, because they might use it to find you. Featured on USA’s Greatest Haunts and earning itself a place on the list of Best Haunted Houses in Arizona on Yelp, this Arizona Haunted House will certainly be a roller coaster ride for you.
1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa
Family ActivitiesBack to Top of List
Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge
If just one night of Halloween isn’t enough for you and your little goblins, grab your costumes and head to Howl-o-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge, which includes events such as Boo Bingo, Howl-O-Ween Trivia, Grab-N-Go Crafts, The Thrill of Howl-O-Ween Yoga Tails, Trick-Or-Treat Trail, UnBooklievable Story Time, Monster Bash Dance Party, Critter Cartoons, and more.
Great Wolf Lodge
7333 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale
Ghosts & Goodies at Westgate
Get ready for a spooky day of fun at Westgate’s annual Halloween celebration, Ghosts & Goodies. The event features costume contests for all ages, music, games, crafts, prizes and much more. Guests can also checkout the all-new Jurassic Petting Zoo and snap free photos with a dinosaur and dig for fossils.
Westgate Entertainment District
6751 N. Sunset Blvd., Glendale
Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden
Lift your spirits at Strange Garden. Encounter weird sights, fun tricks and curious creatures. Kids, if you dare, come dressed in your Halloween best. Dance ‘til you drop at the spook-tacular monster bash. Don’t leave empty-handed, kids 12 and younger can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home. Monster Bash will be located outdoors on the Ullman Terrace.
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix
Creepy Candy Crawl
Both Tempe Marketplace and Desert Ridge are hosting a Creepy Candy Crawl, where kids can trick-or-treat throughout the marketplaces and enjoy live entertainment, costume contests, prizes and more.
Intro to 3D Pumpkin Carving | Skull Candle Class
Head to Scottsdale Quarter and enjoy two workshops: one where master pumpkin carver, Brett Laub, will guide you through the basic techniques for sculpting a 3D pumpkin while unlocking your creativity and artistic abilities; and another where you can choose from a variety of fall scents to concoct a one-of-a-kind skull candle.
15125 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Boo & Brew at Scottsdale Quarter
The fourth annual Boo & Brew at Scottsdale Quarter features local craft brews from Huss, Walter Station and Grand Canyon breweries, while listing to live music and watching your favorite college teams in the football lounge. Meanwhile, the younger crowd will be entertained with oversized games, crafts, character appearances, balloon twisting and face painting.
15125 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
Halloween Stroll Downtown Tempe
Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages are invited to head over to 6th Street Park (next to Tempe City Hall) in Downtown Tempe for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun. The Halloween Stroll event includes Halloween-themed crafts, games, and a costume contest at 6th Street Park, followed by outdoor trick-or-treating at various Downtown Tempe merchants.
Tempe 6th Street Park
24 E. 6th St., Tempe
Spend the evening sipping cider, decorating pumpkins, and a host of other fall festivities including face painting and candy grab. Pick out a pumpkin in our pumpkin patch and decorate for a chance to win prizes for Best Overall, Scariest, or Funniest.
Hance Park Urban Plaza
N. 1st St. & E. Moreland St., Phoenix
Ghosts & Goodies at The Shops at Norterra
Get ready for a spooky day of fun at The Shops at Norterra’s Halloween celebration, Ghosts & Goodies where you'll find costume contests for all ages, music, games, crafts, prizes and much more.
The Shops at Norterra
2450 W. Happy Valley Road, #1142, Phoenix
Pumpkin Nights #AtThePrincess
Sept. 16 - Oct. 31
The luxurious Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is transforming into a spooky Halloween town to celebrate the season, with socially distanced experiences at every turn. You'll find a haunted plaza, pumpkin patch, lantern-lit pathways, as well as fireworks to close out the night. If you want some fall flavors, the Princess has pie, cider, and special brews ready for you too.
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
7575 E. Princess Dr., Scottsdale
Spooky Science at Arizona Science Center
Calling all ghosts n' goblins! Spooky Science returns to Arizona Science Center. From hair-raising activities to creepy-crawlies, celebrate Halloween with frightfully fun-themed demonstrations and activities that inspire, educate and entertain people of all ages about the science of Halloween.
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St., Phoenix
Día de los MuertosBack to Top of List
Día de los Muertos
Día de los Muertos Festival
Mesa Arts Center is pleased is celebrating Día de los Muertos with an annual event created in collaboration with the community. Día de los Muertos is a celebration of Latin American Art and culture related to the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. The annual free event offers a variety of features, performances and more in celebration of the memories of the deceased.
Mesa Arts Center
1 E. Main St., Mesa
The annual Mikiztli Dia De Los Muertos Festival will feature music, dance, masked performances, kids art activities, artists mercado and candlelight closing procession with ceremony and celebration. This festival is a unique and exciting artistic event that keeps families connected to their cultural heritage and traditions.
Steele Indian School Park
300 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix
PerformancesBack to Top of List
CaZo Dance Theatre presents Nightmare: Dreaming Reality
Nightmare: Dreaming Reality is a multi-media experience, utilizing video as well as live dancers to accentuate how real some nightmares can be all. Creatively integrating material from several of CaZo Dance Theatre’s previous shows with several brand-new dances, Nightmare blurs the lines between our dreams and reality.
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
Fountain Hills Theater announces the next concert in their “A Series of One Night Stands”, in collaboration with Brock Pro Entertainment. This Halloween extravaganza is led by Dracula (Eddie Maldonado), Werewolf (Anny Jetson) and Zombie (Falin Osipinsky) and the Monster Mash band. The evening will include a candy grab, a costume contest and more.
Fountain Hills Theater
11445 N. Saguaro Blvd., Fountain Hills