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Best Fall Events in Phoenix With Kids

The best fall events in Phoenix with kids can be found right here! We have dozens of options all around the Valley, plus some options around Arizona. Listings are alphabetically by city for the Phoenix Metro area.

The best fall events in Phoenix with kids can be found right here! We have dozens of options all around the Valley, plus some options around Arizona. Listings are alphabetically by city for the Phoenix Metro area.

Remember to check the event venue for any updates before attending. We are not responsible for changes.

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Looking for pumpkin patches? Check out our 2022 pumpkin path guide and map!

Looking for fall colors? This post has our favorite spots around Arizona, as well as some tips.

Anthem

Autumfest

October 22-23, 2022, Anthem Community Park, 41703 N Gavilan Peak Pkwy, Anthem, AZ 85086

Arts and crafts fair, with free hayrides, pumpkin patch + foam decorating, roaming entertainers, carnival, and more!

 

Apache Junction

Halloween Festival

October 28, 2022 4-8pm, Superstition Shadows Park, 1091 W Southern Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

Trunk or Treat with your favorite local businesses, plus costume contests and more!

Pumpkin Patch Plunge

October 29, 2022, 11am-12:30pm, Superstition Shadows Aquatic Center, 1091 W Southern Ave, Apache Junction, AZ 85120

Plunge into our floating pumpkin patch and pick out the perfect pumpkin! Enjoy painting, carving, and other activities. 

 

Avondale

Billy Moore Days

October 13-16, 2022, Old Town Avondale

Avondale celebrates its history and heritage during this multi-day festival that features favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Carnival, Parade, Western Stunt Shows, Fire Hose Frenzy, Live Music, and hands on activities, crafts, face painters, and more!

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

October 29, 2022 4-8pm, Goodyear Historic Cemetary, 3900 N Santa Fe Trial, Avondale, AZ 85392

Featuring a community ofrenda, live entertainment, local vendors, food trucks, community resources, and much more!

Buckeye

82nd Annual Halloween Celebration

October 29, 2022, 5-9pm, Downtown Buckeye, 6th St &, Monroe Ave, Buckeye, AZ 85326

The Halloween Carnival is a traditional event that dates back 80 years in the Buckeye Community. It is one of Buckeye’s premier events that includes traditional carnival-style games, food vendors on-site and activities from local non-profit groups. It’s old-fashioned, family-fun with something for everyone!

Chandler

Halloween Spooktacular

October 28, 2022, 5:30-8:30pm, Dr. A.J. Chandler Park, 3 S. Arizona Ave., Chandler, AZ 85224

Gather your lil’ ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treat your way through Downtown Chandler where you’ll enjoy a family night filled with spirited fun. We’ve got a boo-nanza of spooky shenanigans that are sure to delight ghouls and boos of all ages. Admission into the park is free.

Pumpkin Dunk

October 29, 2022 12 – 2pm, Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center, 5901 S. Hillcrest Drive Chandler, AZ 85249

We’re turning Mesquite Groves Aquatic Center into a floating pumpkin patch. The pool will be heated and open for public swim. Families are invited to dive in to dunk for pumpkins and don their Halloween best for on-desk costume contests.

Halloween Town

October 13 – 31, 2022, 3111 W Chandler Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226

See that smile? That’s your child enjoying our fun kiddie rides. Grab your camera and find the perfect shot as they go round and round and up and down!

 

 El Mirage

Fall Harvest Festival

October 28, 2022, 5-9pm, Gentry Park, 14010 N El Mirage Rd, El Mirage, AZ 85335

Costume contest, arts and crafts, pumpkin patch (limited to first 500 kids), and more!

Fountain Hills

Spooky Blast

October 29, 2022 5-8pm, Four Peaks Park, 14789 N Del Cambre Ave, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Celebrate Halloween at this family-friendly event that takes place at Four Peaks Park this year. Merchants will be handing out candy, popcorn, treats, games, bouncers, and more!

 

Gilbert

Spooky Splash with East Valley Moms

October 22, 2022, 2-6:30pm, Goldfish Swim School, 4588 South Higley Road Gilbert, AZ 85297

We’ll dive into the fun at Goldfish Swim School in Gilbert with so many fun fall activities to fill the afternoon, including Pumpkin painting and crafts with HeART, a Floating pumpkin patch, each child can leave with one pumpkin, a Family swim with Goldfish Swim School lifeguards, Safe, indoor trick or treating trail.

Hocus Pocus Halloween Festival

October 23, 2022, 11am-3pm, Rancho del Pacifico, 15225 E Riggs Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85292

Ready for a bit of Hocus Pocus? Bring the whole family for a fun filled not so spooky afternoon of fun! Enjoy additional paid options. We will have a good witch vs. bad witch performance, Magic potion game and a costume contest with lots of amazing prizes. 

Zombie Prom

October 19-20, 2022, October 26, 2022, October 28-29, 2022, Tuscany Theatre, 861 N Higley Road, Suite 105, Gilbert, AZ 85234

This girl-loves-ghoul rock ‘n’ roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee’s heart.

Kids Eat Free at Mici’s Italian

October 31, 2022, 5498 S Power Rd Suite 101, Gilbert, AZ 85295

Mici Italian, Phoenix’s newest destination for pizza, pasta, salads and more, is offering FREE pizza and pasta for costumed kids in celebration of Halloween this Monday, October 31, 2022. This Halloween, kids dressed in costume eat FREE from Mici’s Bambini Menu, with the purchase of an adult entrée.

 

Glendale

Kiddie Academy

October 28, 2022, 4250 West Pinnacle Peak Road,Glendale, AZ

Halloween

October 28, 2022 6-9, Foothills Recreation & Aquatic Center

Grab your Halloween costume and join the ghosts and goblins.

Ghosts & Goodies

October 23, 2022 4-6Pm, Fountain Park, 6770 N. Sunrise Blvd.Glendale, AZ 85305

Trick or Treat Days

October 29, and 30, 2022, Arrowhead Farmer’s Market, 7700 W Arrowhead Towne Ctr, Glendale

Let your little ones (and furry friends) show off their costumes and trick-or-treat and vendor booths!

Goodyear

Fall Festival

October 29, 2022, 5-9pm, Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S Ballpark Way Goodyear, AZ 8533

Experience where “Haunted meets Harvest” with bounce houses, live entertainment, and a pumpkin patch. Stroll through the trick or treat village for free candy. Come in your best costume to take home the grand prize.

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Mesa

Celebrate Mesa Family Festival

October 8th, 2022, 5-9pm, Red Mountain Soccer Complex, 905 N Sunvalley Blvd, Mesa, AZ 85207

Free festival with bounce houses, petting zoo, visits from superheroes, food trucks, carnival rides, and more!

Frights in the Lights 

October 7-31, 2022, 6:30-9pm (10pm on weekends), Thompson Event Center, 1901 N ALMA SCHOOL RD. MESA, AZ 85201

Experience this year’s Halloween like never before! Grab your family and friends and bring the Halloween Spirit to life with this spooky drive-thru light show.

BOO-LOON Trick or Treat Bash

October 22 – 23, 2022, Bell Bank Park, 1 Legacy Drive Mesa, AZ 85212

Trick or Treating from trunks and tents⁠ 15 glowing balloons on the ground from Rainbow ⁠Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Company⁠, Inflatables & paid tethered balloon rides⁠, ⁠Pumpkin decorating with pumpkins from Vertuccio Farms.

Trunk or Treat

October 29, 2022, Desert Ridge High School, 10045 E Madero Ave Mesa, Arizona 85209

 

Peoria

Library Fest

October 15, 2022, 10am-2pm, Peoria Main Library, 8463 W Monroe St, Peoria, AZ 85345

Join us for this fun, free family event and learn about all what the Peoria Libraries have to offer. There will be arts and crafts, mini pumpkin patch, carnival games, obstacle course inflatables, pumpkin pie eating contest, music, a green screen display and photo ops, a scavenger hunt, food trucks, Sun Sounds, community partners and so much more.

Monster Bash

October 22, 2022, 5-9pm, Peoria Sports Complex, 16101 N 83rd Ave, Peoria, AZ 85382

Join us at Halloween Monster Bash for a night of tricks and plenty of delicious treats as well as musical entertainment, our annual costume contest, and activities for the whole family.

Crawloween Party

October 7, 2022, 6-8pm, Lake Pleasant Towne Center, 9940 W Happy Valley Rd, Peoria, AZ 85383

Join the Boo Crew for a spooky celebration at Lake Pleasant Towne Center! Enjoy free entertainment, games, photo opps a costume contest & more! PLUS, the first 100 guests will receive a free gift. Dress up in your spooky-best for a chance to win a $50 Kohl’s gift card! Event will be held in the Food Court near Chipotle.

Phoenix

Trick or Treat At The Museum

October 20, 2022, 9am-4pm, Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th Street Phoenix, AZ 85034

Join us for a day of spooktacular fun! Ghosts and ghouls are invited to trick-or-treat through the Museum, monster mash on the dance floor, create a Spooky Tree in the Art Studio, take part in the fashion fright show, and explore three floors of imaginative exhibits!

Creepy Candy Crawl

October 15, 2022,  5pm – 7pm, Desert Ridge Shopping District, 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix, AZ 85050 

The Boo Crew welcomes all goblins and ghouls to the spookiest party of the season. Trick-or-treat throughout The District and enjoy live entertainment, costume contests, prizes and more.

Spookley: the Square Pumpkin (musical)

October 7-9, 2022, October 15-16, 2022, October 22-23, 2022, October 29-30, 2022, Valley Youth Theatre, 525 North First Street, Phoenix AZ 85004

The magical world of Holiday Hill Farm comes alive!

13th Floor Haunted House

September 24, 2022, September 30, 2022, October 1 – 2, 2022, October 6 – 9, 2022, October 13-16, 2022, October 19 – 23, 2022, October 25 – 30, 2022, October 31, 2022, 2814 W. Bell Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85053

Experience the world-famous 13th Floor Haunted House, Phoenix’s Ultimate Halloween event. Halloween lives here!

Hocus Pocus in Concert

October 28-30, 2022, Phoenix Symphony

Accidentally brought back to life in Salem on Halloween night, three witches, known as the Sanderson sisters, attempt to steal the life essence from the town’s children so they can have eternal life – it’s Hocus Pocus! Join The Phoenix Symphony for this magical Halloween romp through Salem. Follow Max, Allison, and Dani as they match wits with the legendary Sanderson sisters. The film stars Bette Midler (Winifred), Sarah Jessica Parker (Sarah), Kathy Najimy (Mary), Omri Katz (Max), Thora Birch (Dani), and Vinessa Shaw (Allison). The Phoenix Symphony plays the score as the film is shown on the screen above the stage.

Strange Garden

October 21 – 22, 2022 5:30 – 9:30pm, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85008

Trick or treat yourself to a spooktacular Strange Garden. Experience jaw-dropping performances, and encounter mad botanists, peculiar plants and creepy crawlies of the desert. Stop for a photo-op and take home a free pumpkin from our patch!

Halloween at Wildlings Boutique Toys

October 22, 2022, Wildlings, 6031 N 16th St Suite 4, Phoenix, AZ 85016

A variety of local companies doing spooky things in the courtyard.

Dino Trick or Treat

October 26-28, 2022, Phoenix Zoo, 455 N Galvin Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85008

Enjoy a stroll around the Phoenix Zoo at night with games, activities and candy/treat stations, also don’t forget to visit the Dinosaurs in the Desert, featuring the massive GIGANTOSAURUS!

Dr Zombie’s Puppet Slam of Terror

October 14 – 15, 2022,  AZ Puppets, 302 W Latham St Phoenix, AZ 85003

North Phoenix Lights

now through October 31, 2022

Our front yard Halloween display features hundreds of happy pumpkins in fun, flickering, and just slightly spooky candlelight mode starting at 6:30pm. Our full magical musical Halloween light show starts Saturday, October 15 and runs through Halloween night.

Queen Creek

Trunk or Treat

October 15, 2022, 5-9pm, Queen Creek Towne Center, 21398 S Ellsworth Lp Rd, Queen Creek, AZ 85142

Join us in Town Center to celebrate Halloween in a festival atmosphere! The whole family can enjoy carnival games, escape rooms, haunted houses, and more while children trick-or-treat by going trunk to trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” collecting their Halloween goodies!

 

Scottsdale

SRP Spooktacular Hot Air Balloon Festival

October 28 & 29, 2022, Salt River Fields, 7555 N Pima Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Hot air balloons, free kids zone, fun and safe trick or treating for the whole family.

Halloween Spook-Track-ula

October 7-31, 2022, 6-9:30pm, McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Stop in for a spell as the Paradise & Pacific Railroad is transformed into a haunted park of fun for our Halloween Spook-Track-ula. The family-friendly event is perfect for kids of all ages. We’ll creep it real with the event’s feature, a spooky train ride created with younger children in mind… a bit spooky, but not too frightening.

Free Family Fun Halloween Bash

October 29, 2022 11am-3pm, Arizona Boardwalk, 9500 East Via De Ventura, E-100 Scottsdale, AZ 85256

Trick-or-treat for candy, enjoy bounce houses, slides, face painting, live entertainment, family-friendly performances, shopping, raffles, and giveaways!

Dunkin For Pumpkins

October 23, 2022 1-5pm, McDowell Mountain Aquatic Center 15525 N. Thompson Peak Parkway Scottsdale, AZ

Fall Festival

October 29, 2022 12 – 4pm, Eldorado Park & Community Center , 2311 N. Miller Road Scottsdale, AZ

Trick or treat yourself to other longtime event favorites such as costume contests, game booths, food trucks and more.

Fun Halloween Cards and Postcards

October 13, 2022 10 – 12, Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Don’t buy Halloween cards when you can make them yourself; then see how pleased people will be to get them! This beginner-friendly class will focus on lettering and/or simple drawings. These fun, funky, and sassy Halloween cards will brighten up anyone’s favorite Fall holiday!

Glass Pumpkin Patch

October 21 – 23, 2022 10 – 5pm, Holland Community Center, 34250 N. 60th Street Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Halloween Bash

October 31, 2022 9am-6pm, Jordan’s Corner, 15681 N Hayden Rd Unit 116, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

 

Surprise

Fiesta Grande

October 8, 2022, 5660 N Hollyhock St, Surprise, Arizona 85378

Surprise Fiesta Grande celebrates our unique culture, traditions and community. Join us for this family friendly street festival and enjoy a fun evening of lively music, food, dancing, classic cars show and so much more!

Monster Bash and Pumpkin Patch

October 28, 2022, 5:30-7:30pm, Sierra Montana Recreation Center, 14861 N Spring Ln, Surprise, AZ 85388

Family Pumpkin Splash

October 15, 2022, 12-3pm, Surprise Aquatic Center, 15831 N Bullard Ave, Surprise, AZ 85374

Bring your family for a swim with the pumpkins; pick your very own pumpkin out of our floating patch to decorate and take home; and enjoy fun games and a spooky photo-booth. Concessions will be available for purchase.

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Tempe

Downtown Tempe Halloween Stroll

October 30, 2022 2 – 5pm, 24 E 6th St Tempe, AZ 85281

Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages come to 6th Street Park in Downtown Tempe for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun. 

City of Tempe Boo Bash

October 28, 2022 6-10pm, Kiwanis Parks – North Soccer Fields, 6111 S All America Way, Tempe, AZ 85283

Join us for a Spook-tacular evening featuring the annual costume contest and parade, dance party, train rides, face painting and a movie. The event is FREE.

Creepy Candy Crawl

October 22, 2022 6pm – 8pm, Tempe Marketplace, 2000 E Rio Salado Pkwy Tempe, AZ 85281 Throughout the district

The Boo Crew welcomes you, goblins and ghouls, to venture through The District in your Halloween best for the spookiest party of the season. Trick-or-treat from store to store plus, enjoy music, costume contests and BIG prizes.

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AROUND ARIZONA

Tucson

Boo At The Zoo

October 21 – 31 6:00 – 8:00 pm , Reid Park Zoo, 3400 Zoo Court Tucson, AZ 85716

Dig up your zombies, and grab your ghouls! Show off your boo-tiful costumes at Reid Park Zoo for a delightful, not too frightful, family friendly evening at Boo at the Zoo! 

Glowing Pumpkins

September 21-October 31, 2022, dusk to 10pm, Tucson Mall, 4500 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705

Explore the magical pathways of lit pumpkin sculptures and displays, with music, sounds and special effects.

Marana Fall Festival

October 15, 2022  2 – 9pm, Marana Heritage River Park 12375 N Heritage Park Dr Marana, AZ, 85653

Mutton Bustin’, Carnival Ride, Live Music with Backroads Country Band, Children’s Musical Performances with Wednesday Morning Trio, Family Fiesta Fun Zone, Sunflower FieldCreation Station presented by Lucky Cat Social Art, Artisan Vendors & Exhibitors

Caywood Farms Fall Festival 

 

Oro Valley

Halloween Spooktacular

October 29, 2022 5-8pm, Oro Valley Town Hall Parking Lot, 11000 North La Cañada Drive

This Halloween-themed event features games, crafts and a trick or treat lane hosted by local businesses giving away candy!

 

Williams 

Grand Canyon Deer Farm pumpkin patch

 

Prescott

Boo At The Zoo

October 31, 2022 5 – 8:30pm, Heritage Park Zoo, 1403 Heritage Park Road, Prescott, Arizona 86301

Come in costume and trick-or-treat at different stations around the Sanctuary with your favorite animals. Bring a flashlight and see all the nocturnal residents and don’t forget to visit the new Boo Zone!

 

Payson

Punkin Patch

October 7-8, 2022, 10am-6pm, Payson Community Garden, 300 E Tyler Pkwy, Payson, AZ 85541

Lots of pumpkins to choose from, decorative Indian corn cobs and corn stalks!

 

Lakeside

Wicked Mountain

October 20 – 22, 2022, October 27 – 31, 2022. November 4 – 5, 2022, 6385 W White Mountain Blvd Lakeside, AZ 85901

 

Show Low

Halloween Trick or Treat

October 29, 2022 4-7pm, Cooley Street between 9th and 11th Streets

 

New River

New River Spook Out 

October 29 5pm, New River Kiwanis Park, 48606 N 17th Ave, New River, AZ

Entertainment, hay rides, face painting, games, prizes and candy

Enchanted Halloween Festival

October 29, 2022 11- 3, 48109 North Black Canyon Highway New River, AZ 85087

 

Cottonwood

Fall Fest

October 29-30, 2022, 10am-5pm, BLAZIN’ M RANCH, 1875 Mabery Ranch Road, Cottonwood, AZ 86326

At this years Fall Fest, we’ll host live music, vendors, games, wagon rides, and more!  We’ll also have a kids play zone with Bounce Houses, pumpkin painting, and other activities!

Haunted Halloween Express

October 31, 2022

In addition to the monthlong Fright Nights (stationary haunted train) the Haunted Halloween Express, runs on Sunday, October 31st.  Young and old alike are gleefully riveted by spooky tales shared by train staff and passengers.

It’s a celebration of tricks and treats for everyone. With goodies and ghost stories, there will be great surprises aboard the Verde Canyon Railroad’s Haunted Halloween Train. 

 

Casa Grande

Halloween Harvest Festival

October 28, 2022, 5:30-9pm, Paul Mason Sports Complex, 2525 N Pinal Ave, Casa Grande, AZ 85122

This FANG-tastic event features Games, Food Trucks, Entertainment, and LOTS OF CANDY. The costume Contest starts at 7:30 pm.

Fall Fest

October 22-23, 2022, Caywood Farms

Games, hayrides, vendors, jump castles, food trucks, and pumpkins for sale – come and enjoy our farm!

Best Fall Events in Phoenix With Kids

Authors

  • Jana Tingom

    Jana is a homeschooling mother of three children, and lives in Scottsdale with her husband, Chris. She enjoys traveling, reading and coffee. Follow @phoenixwithkids on Instagram for daily photos around Phoenix!

  • Kim Gudykunst Ollerhead

    Kim is a chef, dishwasher, dry cleaner, housekeeper, landscaper, snack fetcher, photographer and personal assistant to toddler twins. Curently homeschooling her three year olds and loving teaching preschool. She loves exploring everything with her kids and photographing every minute of it. Follow her on Instagram @phoenixwithtwins.

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