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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 Parties

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Halloween Parties

 

Yelloween at W Scottsdale

Oct. 29

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.

W Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale

 

Forbidden Island Halloween Party at W Scottsdale

Oct. 30

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.

W Scottsdale
7277 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale

 

Zombie Paradise at Lustre Rooftop Bar

Oct. 30

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

Oct. 30

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

Oct. 30

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. 

BS West
7125 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale

 

Wicked Ball at Talking Stick Resort

Oct. 30

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

Oct. 31

Join Lylo Swim Club for a Halloween party you won’t forget, featuring DJ HNDSM Boiz, Halloween cocktail, and a costume contest with prizes.

Rise Uptown
400 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix

 

Haunted Houses

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Haunted Houses

 

Visit a Historic Haunted Building

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

 

Fear Farm

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.  

Fear Farm
6801 N 99th Ave. Glendale

 

Scarizona Scaregrounds

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.

Scarizona Scaregrounds
1901 N. Alma School Road, Mesa

 

Family Activities

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Family Activities

 

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge

Oct. 1-31

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

Oct. 16

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

Oct. 22-23

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

Oct. 22-23

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. 

Desert Ridge Marketplace | Tempe Marketplace
21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix2000 E. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe

 

Intro to 3D Pumpkin Carving | Skull Candle Class

Oct. 22

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.

Scottsdale Quarter
15125 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

Boo & Brew at Scottsdale Quarter

Oct. 23

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.

Scottsdale Quarter
15125 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

 

Halloween Stroll Downtown Tempe

Oct. 24

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

 

Pumpkin Palooza

Oct. 28

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

Oct. 29

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

Oct. 23-31

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 Muertos

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Día de los Muertos

 

Día de los Muertos Festival

Oct. 24

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

 

Mikiztli Dia de Los Muertos Phoenix Festival

Oct. 24

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

 

Performances

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Performances

 

CaZo Dance Theatre presents Nightmare: Dreaming Reality

Oct. 22-23

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

 

Monster Mash

Oct. 24

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