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Halloween Events & Festivals in Phoenix - 2013

Parties, Commumity Events, Costume Parties, Theatre and More


The Halloween Fun Never Seems to End!

Ghosthunters, festivals, trick-or-treating -- you've come to the right place. These are arranged primarily in date order. Of course, you might also want to know about: Find even more information and ideas at Halloween Central, like costume stores, curfews, recipes and photo galleries: Everything You Need to Know About Halloween in Greater Phoenix

I update this list frequently, so check back often!

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

Malloween with Radio Disney

© Desert Ridge Marketplace
Radio Disney's annual Malloween celebration. Trick or treat from store to store. Music, prizes, and fun. Dress in your Halloween best at this not-so spooky and a-little-bit-kooky Halloween tradition.
Desert Ridge Marketplace
In 2013: Saturday, October 26 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Thrill The World - Thriller Dance

© Arizona State Fair
Zombies at the Arizona State Fair attempt a world record for the Largest Simultaneous Worldwide Dance to Michael Jackson's "Thriller". Free with fair admission.
Arizona State Fairgrounds, Phoenix
In 2013: Saturday, October 26 at noon

Tour of Homes Harvest Celebration at Vistancia

A family event, free and open to the public. Event activities will include: tours of 11 new home builder models, more than 15 spec homes and 19 custom homesites; free, fall-inspired food and beverage offerings at each builder model location; a pumpkin patch featuring free pumpkins to the first 100 guests arriving at the Vistancia Information Center; raffle to win tickets to a local fun farm un-haunted corn maze and Halloween costume store; no-carve pumpkin decorating activity stations for kids; daylight trick-or-treating; costume contest for all ages.
Vistancia Information Center, 12026 W. Lone Mountain Parkway, Peoria
In 2013: Saturday, October 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Is the Library Haunted?

Sonoran Paranormal Investigations, Inc. are here to discuss the scientific methods used to investigate paranormal activity and what they found when they investigated the Appaloosa, Arabian and Civic Center libraries. Free. Registration required.
Civic Center Library, in Scottsdale
In 2013: Saturday, October 26 at 1:30 p.m.

Boo at Butterfly - a Halloween Hurrah

Butterfly Wonderland
Costume contests for children ages 1-5 at 10 a.m.; ages 6-10 at 10:30 a.m.; ages 11-14 at 11 a.m. Awards will be presented (to children only) in the following categories: A Winged Thing costume contest for girls, a Creepy Crawly contest for boys, and Best Costume (not in a specific theme). Age range categories are 1-2 years, 3-5 years, 6-10 years and 11-14 years old. Apple cider and cookies. Event included with regular admission. More about Butterfly Wonderland.
Butterfly Wonderland, Scottsdale
In 2013: Saturday, October 26

Queen Creek Trunk or Treat

© Town of Queen Creek
Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. Individuals or groups sign up to host and decorate a trunk, and the Town provides all the candy. Ghoulish games, frightening food and freaky fun. Canine Costume Contest.
See photos of Queen Creek's Halloween Trunk or Treat!
Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S. Hawes Road
In 2013: Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Fall-o-ween Community Celebration

A community event featuring inflatable bouncers, a pumpkin patch, carnival games, balloon artist and face painting, music, stage activities and a costume contest for youth up to 10 years of age. Food and drinks available for purchase. Free admission. More information 602-495-3733.
Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla, Phoenix
In 2013: Saturday, October 26 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Halloween Monster Bash in Peoria

© City of Peoria
Parade of Costumes Contest, carnival games, inflatable activities, make-n-take crafts, puppet shows, fright zone, entertainment. Some activities require a fee. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free admission with canned food to help benefit the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance.
See photos of Halloween festivities at the Peoria Sports Complex!
Peoria Sports Complex
In 2013: Saturday, October 26 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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