Stay tuned for next year's post! In the meantime, check out what happened this past year.
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. We've also rounded up the best pumpkin patches and corn mazes around town, as well as iconic haunted places in Greater Phoenix.
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Oct. 27 - Nov. 1
Luckys Indoor Outdoor is going big this year with a Five-Day Halloween Celebration with bands and DJs every night starting at 6 p.m., including People Who Could Fly, Atlas Past, OH Allen the DJ, and DJ Soloman and more. Guests can sip on boo-zy cocktails, including a Spooky Midori Sour and a Vodka Count Stagula. Everyone is encouraged to dress up in their most creative and frightful attire all five nights.
Take a trip to W Scottsdale as theytransform to Wonderlust, an Alice and Wonderland themed Halloween event. The outdoor event will include a live DJ, themed potions and desserts bites with upscale and large spooky decor. The W Scottsdale Living Room will also be open with limited capacity. Guests are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes.
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 Sander Van Doorn, Regard and Imanbek take the stage.
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Butterfly Brush Strokes at Night
Join the spooktacular fun at this unique painting class featuring artist Judith Nunez. Guests will learn to paint a beautiful butterfly with a bit of Halloween flair. All paint supplies provided.
Enjoy some Halloween-themed trivia at downtown Phoenix's female-owned brewery Greenwood Brewing.
Châm Pang Lanes Halloween Drag Brunch
Enjoy a spooky-themed drag brunch with a vivacious performance from some of Phoenix's most talented drag artists and you've got the makings of a memorable morning (or afternoon).
The town of Cave Creek is celebrating Halloween with the return of their Wicked Bar Crawl & Costume Contest. Guests can enjoy a spooktacular evening featuring drink specials and activities at participating bars and restaurants. A complimentary party bus will be offered to take guests to and from each venue.
Join Symphony of the Southwest and Youth Symphony of the Southwest as they perform an evening of "spooky" classical music. Musical selections include Funeral March of a Marionette, Night on Bald Mountain, Dance Macabre, March to the Scaffold and Dance of the Witches Sabbath. Put on your favorite Halloween costume and join in the festivities.
Mesa Arts Center
Just in time for Halloween, the silent film horror classic "The Phantom of the Opera," starring Lon Chaney returns to the Orpheum Theatre. World famous organist Brett Valliant will be providing an authentic 1920s movie going experience, accompanying the film of the Orpheum's monstrous Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ.
Celebrate Halloween inside Phoenix’s own 1895 Victorian house. Explore the Rosson House and experience spooky and historic objects, including a mourning dress, wicker coffin, and a replica Ouija board. After exploring the house, check out crafts and stories in The Bungalow museum store where we will be sipping spiced cider, eating candy, and savoring desserts from the aptly named Vampire Penguin food truck. Costumes and photographs are encouraged for this unique Halloween event.
Master Dance Teacher, Hodgie Jo and the Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Dancers will teach “Thriller” on the Pavilion. Attendees are encouraged to come in Halloween costumes.
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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.
Select Days, Sept. 26 - Nov. 2
Weird noises echo from the rafters. Tools left in one section of the brewery at the end of a shift mysteriously move elsewhere overnight. And several employees have even encountered - and in one case, conversed with - ghostly apparitions. Haunted Brewery Tours start at 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, September 26 – November 2, plus a special tour on Sunday, Oct. 30. Each ticket includes your tour, a small pitcher of Pumpkin Porter, and a commemorative T-shirt.
Select Days, October
Haunted corn mazes with new spine chilling scenes every year. According to legend, the mazes were plant over an old forgotten cemetary.
Select Days, September-October
Enter the twisted mind of Lenore, and relive her violent past. Navigate the decaying walls of her childhood home, and witness the brutal murders of her kin. As you weave your way through an ancient graveyard filled with the undead, you will arrive at St. Charlotte Asylum. The inmates have taken over the compound, and experiment on the doctors who tried to help them. The only way out is through Lenore’s cell and into the basement where she tortured her victims. But be warned, Lenore will sense your presence. She will not take kindly to those who don’t belong in her memories.
Superstition Springs Center
Terror Nights is your Fun and Safe place to be for your Halloween Scares. Come see Michael Myers and Dr. Loomis, and the Clowns won't be that far away. However, The Nun and Scarecrows will be looking for you too.
The House of Haunts is an intense walk-thru haunted house experience. Those who enter must be free of any medical conditions including health, physical, and psychological limitations.
Select Days, September-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.
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. Make sure to book a reservation.
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.
Select Days, October-November
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.
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Fall Family Festival at Arizona Opera
Join the Arizona Opera Costume and Education Departments as they prepare for Halloween with music and crafts. Learn how to “zombify” your costume in the Splatter Zone. Paint your own Trick or Treat bag. Check out the Make-up Station and learn how to take a store-bought makeup kit to the next level. Need help with costume ideas? Check out the Costume Consultation booth. Always wondered what it would be like to be a designer? Participate in the Costume Design contest for prizes. Two Hansel and Gretel Musical Storytime’s will be performed by Arizona Opera Education Teaching Artists as well.
Spooktacular Outdoor Movie & Halloween Party
Grab a blanket, chair, your family & friends and enjoy the free big screen Halloween themed family movie night featuring "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."
Fletcher Heights Park
With four levels of thrilling themes, daring demonstrations and mysterious activities, these spell-binding activations are sure to inspire, educate and entertain guests of all ages about the science of Halloween.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona is throwing a Halloween celebration, featuring a creepy-crawly spider scavenger hunt in miniland, a bone-chilling build that you can take home, and a brand new 4D movie.
Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden
Trick or treat yourself to a spook-tacular Strange Garden. Experience jaw dropping performances, encounter mad botanists, peculiar plants and creepy-crawlies of the desert. Stop for a photo-op and take home a free pumpkin from the patch.
Enjoy a stroll around the Phoenix Zoo at night with games, activities and candy/treat stations. And don’t forget to visit Dinosaurs in the Desert, a spook-tacular experience after dark.
FOUND:RE Phoenix Hotel and Match Market & Bar host an all-ages community pumpkin carving party. Guests and local residents alike are invited to join in the fun and give their best pumpkin carving techniques a go for a chance to win an award. Pumpkins and carving kits are complimentary (while supplies last); Match Market & Bar will be offering food and drink specials; and guests are encouraged to dress in their best Halloween costumes. Children and four-legged “kids” are welcome at this family-friendly event.
Main Street and Macdonald will be the place to be from 11 to 3 p.m. where there will be crafts, corn hole, pumpkin obstacle races, Jenga, photo ops, games, food, face painting, and a DJ.
Ghosts and ghouls are invited to trick-or-treat through the Museum, monster mash on the dance floor, create a Spooky Tree in the Art Studio, take part in the fashion fright show, and explore three floors of imaginative exhibits.
Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as a favorite bug and be entered to win big prizes. Enjoy cockroach races, Bug Zoo Station featuring an array of fascinating bugs, children’s craft activities, photo ops while holding a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach at the “Hissing Booth,” and edible insect tastings. Don’t miss magical butterfly releases at the top of each hour.