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Tucson Halloween Events

Tucson Halloween EventsWhat to do this Halloween?

Besides the traditional trick-or-treat, Tucson celebrates Halloween entertainment with numerous community activities and special Halloween events. There are several haunted houses this year, but, the only entire town that is haunted is at the Old Tucson Studios during its Nightfall 2017 event. Hotel Congress and The SlaughterHouse have magical events all month long as well.

Below are the most popular Halloween parties, entertainment and special events throughout October. If you have a Halloween event, concert, party or celebration, email your listing to [email protected].


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Halloween Events All Month

Arizona Renaissance Festival Halloween! The King & Queen will be determining the title of THEE BEST MOST Creative Halloween Costumes in the ADULT and CHILD categories and will provide a Family 4 Pack to the 2018 Arizona Renaissance Festival along with other Spooktacular gifts from the AZ Renaissance Festival.

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  • Hotel Congress Halloweek. Enjoy spine-chilling days devoted to Halloween– Voodoo & Black Magic, Nightmare on Congress, and the annual famous Halloween Party.
  • 5th Annual Trunk - or- Treat at Jacobs YMCA On Friday, October 19, from 6:00 - 8:30 pm. FREE Public Admission. Come join us for a night of safe, trick or treat in a fun atmosphere. Jump castle, obstacle courses, haunted bus, carnival games, food and so much more!
  • Marana Fest and Pumpkin Patch at Funny Foot Farm with hay maze, animals, kids activities. Through October 31, 9am-6pm. $8. 2405 W. Wetmore Rd., 399-6555.
  • Night of the Living Dead Composers An unexpected concert for Halloween. Arizona Chamber of Music, doors open 6pm. with Chloe Trevor, violin and Jonathan Tsay, piano.
  • Old Tucson's Nightfall runs Thursdays and Sundays at 6-10:00pm and on Saturdays from 6:00pm to midnight through October 31st. Live shows and haunted attractions. Held from 6pm to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays; 6-10pm on Thursdays and Sundays. Cost is $28 for ages 12 and over, $21 for ages 9-11 and children 8 years old and under are free. 201 S. Kinney Road. 883-0100.
  • Tucson SlaughterHouse Haunted Haloween is open through Halloween every Thursday through Sunday in October, where the clowns, zombies, and other freaks are waiting. This year features four haunted house and Apocalypse under one roof at the old Farmer John's Meat Packing plant. Thursdays and Sundays and October 31. From 7:00pm to 11:00 pm on Oct. 14, 20 and 27. From 7pm-midnight. Oct. 21 and 28. Runs through October 31 on Halloween night. $35 for all four houses and Apocalypse; $25 Apocalypse only; $23 for 4 haunted houses only. 1102 W Grant Rd. Call 784-2501.
  • Valley of the Moon Presents The Annual Production of "The Haunted Ruins - Sherlock." Be sure to get tickets early, prior shows have sold out!
  • Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22, 28: Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze tractor-drawn wagon ride through the pumpkin patch, pick your pumpkin, corn maze, petting zoo, food booths, beer garden zombie paintball. 8am-5pm. $12. Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Way. 822-2277.

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

  • "Creepy Compressed Broadway" at Musical Mayhem Cabaret, the latest under-rehearsed and Over-dramatic musical comedy revue on October 8th 6pm at Unscrewed Theatre.

Thursday, October 12-29, 2017

  • Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival with corn maze, petting zoo, jumping castle, zip line, pig races, train rides and more. Mondays-Thursdays from 3-7pm. Fridays-Sundays from 9am-7pm. $10.50-$12.50. Pst Farm, 14901 N. Wentz Road. 305-5481.
  • Valley of the Moon Fall Show Haunted Ruins - The Magic of Dawn. Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, October 12th - 28th, 2018 ~ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM.

Sunday, October 15-31, 2017

  • Pumpkin Patch with pumpkin sale to help support St. Mark's Youth Group. Free. Noon-4pm. St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road. 297-2062.


Sunday, October 15, 2017

  • The Great Pumpkin Race – Buckelew Farm. Course is a flat, traditional cross-country course along dirt roads with a finish through the haunted corn maze, for runners of all abilities, from those competing in their first 5K, to those looking for a PR, prizes, pumpkin carving and kid’s face painting during the day. $15-20. 7:30 am. 17000 W. Ajo Way. 822-2277.

Friday, October 20, 2017

  • Trunk-or-Treat Event at Jacobs City YMCA, on October 21th, 5:00-8:00 pm. Fun, Safe event. Trick or treating, jumping castles, haunted house, obstacle courses, carnival games, food and more. 5:00pm Food Trucks available. 6-8:30pm. Free. 1010 W. Lind. 419-3753.
  • Halloween BOO BASH with the Parks and Rec Department, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST. Lincoln Park Soccer Fields, 4325 S Pantano Rd. FUN FUN EVENT! Tucson Comic-Con will be handing out candy and we’ll have a special guest!
  • Writers Studio Tucson: Halloween Story Night at Antigone Books, 411 N. 4th Avenue. Scary stories and spooky snacks. Free. 792-3715.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

  • Boo Bash, with trunk-or-treat, costume parade and carnival games. Lincoln Park soccer fields, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Free, 4-7pm. 791-4873.
  • Pre-Halloween Dance, costume contest, snacks. Ages 16 and up. Free. Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. 885-2317.
  • Trunk-or-Treat free Halloween event dress up in a costume at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road, 297-2062. Free.
  • Trunk-or-Treat at Northwest YMCA, 7770 N. Shannon Road with food trucks, trunk-or-treat, bouncing houses, entertainment and decorating contest. 5-8pm. Free for ages 2 and under. 229-9001.
  • ORACLE: Halloween Phantasmagoria: Stephen Cook on piano. Macabre piano music, ghost stories and magic lantern projections. Oracle Center for the Arts, 700 E. Kingston Street, Oracle. 6-8pm. $35. Call 1-623-295-9677.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017


Friday, October 27-31, 2017

  • Halloweekend with a full five days of events featuring drink specials, costume contests, live music, 2 stages, and over $2000 in cash and prizes including an Amazon Echo, Beats headphones, and iPads! Hotel Congress.

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • Teen Halloween Bash to learn how to create special effects for a Halloween costume. Prize for best costume (wear to the event). Halloween games and a scary movie. Ages 12 and up. Free. Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. 594-5200.
  • Halloween Comic Fest, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, R-Galaxy, 2406 N Campbell Ave. Join the fun at Halloween Comic Fest at R-Galaxy! There will be lots of free titles for you collect as well as sketches and guest appearances!
  • The Centurions: Fright Night. Costume contest with prizes, dinner, bar, dancing and casino games. Proceeds benefit The Centurions of Southern Arizona. $75 tickets, ages 21 and up. 6pm. Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress. 209-1842.
  • Trunk-or-Treat, monster Zumba, jumping castle and face painting. Free. Ott Family YMCA, 401 S. Prudence. 6-8pm. 885-2317.

Weekend of October 28-29, 2017

  • Haunted Halloween CarnEVIL bowling and tric or treating for kids, spooky carnival games for prizes. Proceeds benefit Marana-Foothills Optimist Club. Oct. 28 from noon-5pm; Oct. 29 from noon-5pm. $6 or $25 family pass (2 adults and up to 4 children). Golden Pins Lanes, 1010 W. Miracle Mile. 888-4272.
  • WILLCOX: Fall Pumpkin Celebration - Apple Annie's Produce & Pumpkins. Pumpkin picking, family activities, corn maze with 2 levels of difficulty, pumpkin and buttermilk pancake breakfast and apple smoked burger lunch, homemade pumpkin ice-cream, pumpkin pies, pumpkin bread and homemade cider donuts. Free. 8:30 am – 5 pm. 520-384-2084.
  • SONOITA: Join Kief-Joshua Vineyards in their tasting rooms Elgin and Willcox on October 28th & 29th for a devilishly, daring good time over the Halloween weekend.

Sunday, October 28, 2017

  • Halloween in the Wild. Arts and crafts, live animal encounters, pumpkin archery, haunted house tours. Costume contest at 6pm. Bring a trick or treat bag. $9 tickets. 5-7pm. International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. 629-0100.
  • Trick or Treat Trail Dust Town, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm MST, Trail Dust Town, 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd. This offer will ONLY be available for purchase until Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00PM Arizona Time!
  • Presto! Magic, Comedy, & illusions! Don’t miss this fun-filled, family-friendly afternoon of Wonder and Astonishment starring Tucson’s very own International Award Winning Illusionists, John Shryock & Mari Lynn along with Los Angeles based Comedy Magic Superstar, John George! Gaslight Music Hall, 2pm.
  • ROH's Rockin' Halloween Bash. Costume contest, prizes, ghoulish delights and rock and roll covers. Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. 7-10pm. $6. 207-2429.
  • TUBAC: Halloween Party with Nogales High School Mariachi Band, music and treats. Free. 5:30-8pm. Tubac Art and Gifts, 31 Tubac Road. 1-575-640-6659.

Monday, October 29-30, 2017

  • TMC Get Moving Halloween Weekend Events – Southern AZ Roadrunners presents the third event in the Gabe Zimmermann Triple Crown: a half-marathon featuring A-Mountain, with companion 5K walk/run. $15-75. 6:30 am. 520-991-0733.

Tuesday, October 30-31, 2017

  • The Terror Trail is a haunted trail through a graveyard with live and dead actors. Ages 12 and older. Monday and Tuesday from 7-9pm. Only $1 admission. Proceeds benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank. Tomb Town Tucson, 8343 N. Wanda Road. 373-3868.


Tuesday, October 30, 2017

  • Devil's Night Dinner with Halloween-inspiried foods and cocktails, eerie entertainment with magician Kenny Bang Bang. Fire juggling performance. Ages 21 and older. $80. Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress St. 622-8848.
  • Himmel's Happening Halloween with a costume party, selfie station, scarey film clips. Teens grades 7-12. Free. Himmel Park library, 1035 N. Treat. 593-5305.

Halloween Night in Tucson, Wednesday, October 31, 2017

  • Halloween Vein Drain: Blood Donation Event donate blood while wearing a costume. Prize for best costume, silent auction and food collection for Marana Food Bank. MHC Healthcare Marana Main, 13398 N. Marana Main. 11am-4pm. Free. 682-4111.
  • Trunk n Treat. Come and trick or treat in a safe environment for the whole family. Oct. 31 6-7:30 pm. New Spirit Lutheran Church.
  • Old Tucson's Nightfall runs Thursdays and Sundays at 6-10:00pm and on Saturdays from 6:00pm to midnight through October 31st. Live shows and haunted attractions. Cost is $28 for ages 12 and over, $21 for ages 9-11 and children 8 years old and under are free. 201 S. Kinney Road. 883-0100.
  • Pumpkin Patch with pumpkin sale to help support S. Mark's Youth Group. Free. St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road. 297-2062.
  • The Tucson SlaughterHouse is open through Halloween every Thursday through Sunday in October, where the clowns, zombies, and other freaks are waiting. This year features four haunted house and Apocalypse under one roof at the old Farmer John's Meat Packing plant. Thursdays and Sundays and October 31. $35 for all four houses and Apocalypse; $25 Apocalypse only; $23 for 4 haunted houses and Apocalypse; $25 Apocalypse only; $23 for 4 haunted houses only. 1102 W Grant Rd. Call 784-2501.
  • Trunk-or-Treat with candy, treats and prizes for young children. Free. Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde Road. 327-2390.
  • Trunk-or-Treat with games, food, inflatable obstacle course and trunk-or-treat. Free. Desert Hope Lutheran Church, 7474 E. Speedway. 722-9134.

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