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Halloween Events & Festivals in Phoenix - 2013

Parties, Commumity Events, Costume Parties, Theatre and More


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Find shows, festivals, community events, adult parties, costume parties and other activities that are Halloween-related. These are arranged primarily in date order. Of course, there are other ways to celebrate Halloween: There is even more at Halloween Central, like costume stores, curfews, recipes and photo galleries: Everything You Need to Know About Halloween in Greater Phoenix

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All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.

Classic Monster Mash

© Downtown Mesa
Artwalk, live entertainment, art walk. For costume contests (8 p.m.) and haunted basement tour (8:30 p.m.) meet on the patio of the OneOhOne Gallery at 101 W. Main. Dog-friendly. Part of 2nd Friday event in downtown Mesa. Free admission.
Downtown Mesa
In 2013: October 11 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Halloween with the Tetra String Quartet

Tetra String Quartet
A free performance by the Tetra String Quartet. Screechy screams and hissing cats, what other spooky Halloween sounds will be issuing forth from this free concert? The members of Tetra are faculty associates at Arizona State University where they teach the course "Chamber Music for Non-Majors".
Tempe History Museum, 809 E. Southern Ave., Tempe
In 2013: October 11 at p.m.

Dining Among the Dead

© Pioneers' Cemetery Association
Dine by candlelight on the patio of the old pioneer cemetery and enjoy a one man play by the famous actor "Wyatt Earp" followed by a cemetery walk featuring vignettes by reenactors in period dress. Ticket includes: salad, entree (meat or non-meat), dessert, iced tea or lemonade, dinner music and entertainment, one raffle ticket. $45.00 per person. This event is by reservation only. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Victorian, Edwardian or Steampunk clothing encouraged. Wear or bring good walking shoes. Proceeds benefit the Pioneers’ Cemetery Association tombstone restoration project.
Pioneer & Military Memorial Park Cemetery, 14th Avenue and Jefferson St., Phoenix
In 2013: Saturday, October 12 at 5 p.m.

Friday Night Fright House

© Town of Gilbert
Dare to be scared! $ per person.
Gilbert Community Center, 130 N. Oak Steet, Gilbert
In 2013: Friday, October 18 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Enchanted Trail / Sendero Encantado

© Audubon Arizona
Trick-or-treat at the Audubon Center's annual fall festival. Thousands of glow lights transform our nature trail into a magical adventure. Visitors can explore a scary bat cave, see live Arizona animals, encounter costumed characters, make an animal mask and more family fun. Free admission. Open to the public.
See pictures of Enchanted Trail at Audubon Arizona.
Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 South Central Avenue, Phoenix
In 2013: October 18 - 20, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Boo at the Zoo

© Phoenix Zoo
Learn about animals that "wear" masks, hide with camouflage, or even apply make-up. Bring a gently-worn costume and swap it with other guests as part of a EEK-O-Friendly Costume Swap. It is a great way to reduce, reuse, and recycle. Watch animals throughout the Zoo enjoy the Pumpkin Stomp and Chomp. Dance at the "mask-querade" ball inside the air-conditioned windmill house with costumed characters at 9:30 – 10:30, 11:30 – 12:30 and 1:30 – 2:30. Radio Disney, crafts, games and prizes at Harmony Farm. Intended for ages 7 and under.
See photos of October festivities at The Phoenix Zoo!
The Phoenix Zoo
In 2013: October 19, 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Halloween Cupcakes

City of Glendale
Learn to make cupcakes and discover the unusual ways to decorate cupcakes using fondant. Combine art and pastry recipes and enjoy these delicious cupcakes. Cupcakes will be taken home. $20 supply fee collected at class. Spanish instruction available on request. 4 hours. $34 (non-resident $41). Preregistration is required. Call 623-930-4600 to register, or 623-930-4613 for more information.
Foothills Recreation & Aquatics Center, Glendale
In 2013: October 20 at 11:30 a.m.

Halloween at Hogwarts: Featuring the Music of Harry Potter

Calling all Gryffindors, Hufflepuffs, Ravenclaws and even Slytherins. Grab your brooms and fly as the Phoenix Symphony performs selections from the Harry Potter films. Dress as your favorite wizard, sorcerer or other Hogwarts favorite and delight in the spooktacular pre-concert activities.
Symphony Hall
In 2013: Sunday, October 20 at 2:30 p.m.

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