Things To Do In Phoenix For Halloween

Things To Do In Phoenix For Halloween


Welcome to the heart of the desert, where the Halloween spirit comes alive in Phoenix! If you’re looking for a spooktacular time without breaking the bank, you’re in the right place. In this blog post, we’ll be your guide to the best free Halloween events in Phoenix that you won’t want to miss. Whether you’re a local or just visiting, these thrilling Halloween events in Phoenix are sure to get you in the spooky spirit!


Our Favorite Phoenix Halloween Events!


Halloween at Rosson House

Experience a spine-tingling Halloween adventure at “Halloween at Rosson House.” Explore the historic Rosson House Museum, which transforms into a haunted mansion filled with eerie surprises, ghostly stories, and a spooky atmosphere that’s perfect for the season.

When: October 31st, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Location: Heritage Square, 113 N. Sixth St. Phoenix, AZ 85004

Halloween at Rosson House


Adore Delano: Season of the Witch Halloween Celebration

Join us for a night of electrifying entertainment and glamour. Adore Delano, known for their impressive vocals and mesmerizing performances, will take the stage for a Halloween celebration like no other.

When:  Tue, Oct 31 8:00 pm (Doors: 7:00 pm )

Location: Crescent Ballroom, 308 N 2nd Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003

Adore Delano: Season of the Witch Halloween Celebration


Night of the Living Dead at Orpheum Theatre

Venture to the Orpheum Theatre for a special screening of “Night of the Living Dead.” Witness the birth of the zombie genre in this classic horror film that remains as terrifying as ever.

When: October 31, 2023 6:30 PM

Location: Orpheum Theatre Phoenix

Night of the Living Dead at Orpheum Theatre


Halloween Cat – BYOB

Embrace the spirit of the season with “Halloween Cat – BYOB.” This event allows you to paint your own Halloween-themed canvas while enjoying your favorite beverages in a relaxed and creative atmosphere.


Location: 219 E Baseline Rd, #H3, Tempe, AZ 85283

Halloween Cat – BYOB


Trick-or-Treat at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix

Bring your little ghouls and goblins to “Trick-or-Treat at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix.” Enjoy a safe and fun trick-or-treating experience with interactive exhibits and hands-on activities for children of all ages.

When: October 31st, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: 215 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Trick-or-Treat at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix 


Halloween on Mill Avenue

While not technically in Phoenix, Halloween on Mill Avenue is worth the short drive to nearby Tempe. The entire Mill Avenue District comes alive with a massive street party featuring live music, costume contests, and plenty of entertainment. It’s a fantastic place to see and be seen in your Halloween best!

When: October 31, 2023
Location: Ragsdale-Mlk Park, Tempe AZ

Learn more here. 


Verde Canyon Railroad: Fright Night Haunted Train

When: September 15 – October 31st, Fridays & Saturdays. Ride between 5:00pm – 11:00 p.m.

Where: Verde Canyon Railroad, 300 N. Broadway, Clarkdale AZ 86324

Learn more here


Candy Crawl in Downtown Prescott

While Phoenix has a vibrant Halloween scene, for those looking to experience a charming small-town Halloween festival, the epic “Candy Crawl” in Prescott, a picturesque town in northwestern Arizona, is the place to be. This family-friendly event promises to deliver autumnal vibes and a delightful Halloween atmosphere with candy, costumes, and community spirit. Explore the charming streets of Prescott, soak in the fall weather, and create wonderful Halloween memories with your loved ones.

When: October 31st 4:00pm-8:00pm

Where: 501 S. Senator Hwy Prescott, AZ 86303


Looking for more Halloween events children! Check out our Fall Event Guide!


These Halloween events in Phoenix and the surrounding areas are sure to make your October memorable. Whether you’re a long-time resident or just visiting, don’t miss out on the festivities happening in and around Central Phoenix this Halloween season. Mark your calendar and get ready for a hauntingly good time!


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Hey Central Phoenix, we're David & Vanessa! We're here to share weekly information about the best events, restaurants, shopping, activities, and real estate in and around Central Phoenix, Arizona. Plus, the best hiking, biking, health and wellness options, new hot spots, family fun and more!