Looking for some Halloween Fun in Arizona this year? Here are some fun events that are happening:
Spooktacular Mini Golf: For the month of October, Golfland mini golf is transformed into a spooky miniature golf course!
Adults are $10.99 and kids are $9.99
Old MacDonald’s Pumpkin Patch: From October 1st through 31st, on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays; you can watch a high energy, fun filled Halloween puppet show at the Great Arizona Puppet Theater!
The show is recommended for ages 2 and up, and is full of sing along fun and silliness as the kids help Old MacDonald find a costume for Halloween!
Tickets must be purchased in advance. Reserve online via the website!
Trunk or Treat: Queen Creek’s Trunk or Treat event is happening October 16th from 5pm to 9pm, on Ellsworth, between Ocotillo and Rittenhouse! They will have carnival games, escape rooms, food vendors, nerf wars, and more!
Be sure to check out the website to get an idea on fees – it appears that most things will cost a ‘nominal fee’, but it will be a fun, safe time for the family!
Strange Garden at the Desert Botanical Garden is being held October 22nd and October 23rd from 5:30pm to 9pm. Admission is included in the admission price or membership if you are a member of the Desert Botanical 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.
Puppies & Pumpkins at the Arb is October 30th from 1pm to 4pm at The Arboretum at Flagstaff.
Get $1 off regular admission with a donated of canned pet food; play with the puppies from High Country Human Society; purchase snacks; listen to Halloween stories at 1:15pm, 2:15pm, and 3:15pm; carve a pumpkin to take home; play outdoor games in the gardens; and participate in the children’s costume contest!
Pumpkin carving is an additional $5 and snacks are additional cost.
Adopt a puppy and get a free doggie membership for next year.
The event will be outdoors and socially-distanced. Masks required when indoors (visitor center, gift shop and restrooms).
Brick or Treat: Have some family fun at Legoland Discovery Center with Brick or Treat!
October 22nd to October 31st you can create your own LEGO pumpkin to display in their pumpkin patch; say hi to their Halloween mascot, Bonesy; and find scary scenes in their Miniland scavenger hunt!
Be sure to snag your tickets online!
Halloween Monster Bash: Peoria is holding their annual Halloween Monster Bash on Saturday, October 23rd from 5pm to 9pm at the Peoria Sports Complex.
Along with tricks and treats, there will be musical entertainment, our annual costume contest, and activities for the whole family. Admission is free, but attendees are encouraged to bring canned food items to benefit the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance.
Additional fun includes: a safe trick-or-treating environment for kids; rock climbing wall; Ghostbusters special appearance; Euro Bungee; Deb’s Dragon Reptile exhibit; Dino Crew; Photo Booth; Monster Mash Concert; Costume Contest (for children up to 12 years old); a Sensory Room*; and Teal Pumpkin participating event**.
Children are invited to participate in the Monster March Costume Contest. Categories per age group are: scariest, funniest, cutest, and most original costume. Children ages 1 and under start at 5:30pm and each age group there after will be every 15 minutes (2 years old at 5:45pm, 3 years old at 6pm, etc.)
* The Sensory Room is a calming, sensory-friendly space for children, teens and adults with sensory processing needs. There will be things like noise-canceling headphones, weighted blankets, plush chairs and soft toys for those who need it. Sensory kits are also available to check out during the event.
** The Teal Pumpkin Program is a national program where teal-colored pumpkins are used to signify a safe food home or event. For those children and families managing food allergies, children are encouraged to carry teal pumpkins or bags and the event staff will have a variety of trick or treat toys, games, and arts and crafts available.
Chandler Halloween Spooktacular: The City of Chandler puts on the Halloween Spooktacular every year for the kids and I have found it to be a great place to take the younger kids.
The Spooktacular is held Friday, October 29th from 5:30pm to 8:30pm and is free admission.
They offer games (be sure to bring your trick or treat bag because prizes are candy for every child); spooky prize wheel; souvenir photo; face painting; trunk or treat stations (more candy!); and a ‘little monster zone’ just for the little ones!
There are TWO costume parades this year, and food and snack options (food and snacks are additional costs)!
It is definitely a family friendly activity and one that we have enjoyed attending a few different years!
Goodyear Fall Festival: Head on out to the Goodyear Ballpark on October 30th from 5pm to 9pm for bounce houses, live entertainment, petting zoos, a pumpkin patch and costume contest! There will also be candy available in the trick or treat village so be sure to bring a bag!
Old Town Trick or Treat in Historic Old Town Cottonwood is being held October 31st from 5pm to 7pm. Unfortunately, no other information is available, but does say “Enjoy a safe, kid-friendly night of trick or treating!” If any further information becomes available, I will update the post!
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If there are events you are aware of that we don’t have listed, please let us know! We would love to share!