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Halloween Events for Kids in Phoenix

It's been a crazy year, but there are still some fun Halloween events for kids in Phoenix! There are drive-thru trick-or-treating, socially distanced treating, costume contests, and more. And to add to the fun, don't forget to browse these posts full of at home activities, pumpkin patches, and fall-ish things to do in Phoenix this season.

It’s been a crazy year, but there are still some fun Halloween events for kids in Phoenix!

For current 2023 events, please check our events calendar. It’s packed full of events – free ones too!

And to add to the fun, don’t forget to browse these posts full of at home activities, pumpkin patches, and fall-ish things to do in Phoenix this season.


Boo-Thru event, where families can drive through to different booth locations around the city and safely trick or treat from your car while still remaining social distanced. October 31st 2:00p – 5:00pm

Monster Scavenger Hunt. There will be numbered 11×17″ monsters posted around the City at various parks and businesses. There will be a tracking sheet that you can turn in on Monday, 11/2 for a Fall themed Rec Bag. It wouldn’t be a Halloween without the annual costume and pumpkin carking contest. Details online.


Buckeye Halloween Celebration Oct. 24 at Skyline Regional Park from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families are encouraged to decorate their cars, trucks and vans in Halloween décor when they drive through the five different spooky stops to receive Halloween treats and more.


Big Earl’s Greasy Eats free drive in movies at 7pm on select nights. See their page for schedule.


Chandler Halloween-themed Spooktacular, October 29 6 – 9 p.m., Dr. A.J. Chandler Park: Free Drive-thru 178 E. Commonwealth Ave.Chandler, AZ 85225 Online Costume Contest must be submitted by Oct 18th.

Chandler Haunted Carwash – Every Friday and Saturday night from 6 to 8 in October. Admission Price $6. 5090 South Arizona Avenue Chandler Arizona 85248

Premium Outlets in Chandler, October 23 – November 7. Location: Phoenix Premium Outlets at Wild Horse Pass, 4976 Premium Outlets Way, Chandler, Az 85226 Events: The FREE “Fall Fest”, a community wide interactive and family engagement event with seasonal activities, themes, food and beverages – 3 weeks long. See website for complete list of details and events.

Skateland Chandler, 1101 W Ray Rd Chandler, AZ 85224, $8 Admission, Glow Characters October 24 4:30 – 7, Costume Contest October 31, Numerous times throughout the day.


My Gym Gilbert, Trunk or Treating, October 30 4 – 6pm

Trunk or Treat Carnival, 28061 N Holly Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ 85143, Trunk or Treating, Pony Rides, Bounce houses, Carnival Games, and more! Join us for a night of FUN 🎃 👻 Space is limited so a reservation is required to participate.

Fat Cats Gilbert Halloween Party, October 31 10am to 1pm $15, 4321 E Baseline Rd. Gilbert, AZ 85234, Includes 4 Activities ( 2 games, mini pumpkin bowling, and craft) Arcade Game Card, cookie, soft drink, glow necklace, goodie bag. Costumes are encouraged, but not necessary to participate.


Goodyear Fall Festival Drive Through Trick Or Treat, This two night event features a Halloween-themed illuminated drive thru routed through the Goodyear Ballpark parking lots. Visitors will experience the Trick-Or-Treat Village with free candy and pumpkin giveaways. Reserve your time slot online to avoid long waits.


Mesa Pumpkin Splash, Saturday, October 24, 11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Brimhall Aquatic Complex 4949 E. Southern and Mesa Aquatic Complex 1630 E. Southern Ave. Take a dip in our floating pumpkin patch at the 10th annual Pumpkin Splash event! $8 Admission includes one pumpkin per person, pumpkin decorating, and 45 minutes of swim time in our heated pool. Everyone entering the pool facility, adults and children, must pay an entry fee.

Golfland Sunsplash, Spooktacular Halloween Fun, October 30 – 31 6 – 11pm; Spooktacular Golf, September 25 – November 1. While playing on our spooky miniature golf course be sure to avoid stepping through one of the many graveyards! Our 18-hole golf course is full of spooky and festive decorations.

Mrs Potts Not So Scary Tea Party, 264 W 2nd St, Mesa, AZ 85201. Little ones will be given a “goodie bag” to collect all their treats and an autograph book. so they can get autographs from all the Princesses. Tickets $22.50 through Eventbrite.

Dobson Ranch is hosting numerous events. Check online for details.


Peoria’s Annual Halloween Monster Bash Drive-Thru Event. Peoria’s annual Halloween Monster Bash has a new twist this year – it is a drive-through experience with interactive elements. On Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Peoria residents can stop by the Peoria Sports Complex, located at 16101 N. 83rd Ave., for five minutes of ghostly entertainment, including pumpkins, treats, music and more. More info here.


Boo Throo, Fri, October 30, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, South Mountain Community Center 212 East Alta Vista Road Phoenix, AZ. Come join the City of Phoenix for a “eeriesistible” FREE, socially distanced drive thru event. Decorate your cars and show off your best costumes for a chance to win spooky prizes! We will be passing out candy bags to all our participants until supplies last. Drive thru our spooky SMCC graveyard and enjoy a night of safe socially distanced fun!

BinLyfe Trunk or Treat, 724 W. Indian School Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013. Come join the fun with your kiddos and the whole family for some treats, prizes and loads of fun at BinLyfe’s first annual trunk or treat extravaganza!

Solve it With Science, October 31, 2020, Arizona Science Center. From hair-raising activities and daring demos, celebrate Halloween with mystery, costumes, smashingly fun science and more! Then put your STEM skills to the test and engage in science-related challenges to solve the day’s mystery with an adventure in forensic science. All activities are included FREE with an Arizona Science Center Membership or the purchase of a self-guided experience ticket. Kids under 3 are always FREE.


Local Savvy AZ is hosting a free drive-through Halloween parade on Sunday, October 25th from 4:00 – 5:00 PM in the Casy Preschool parking lot. Everyone who attends the drive-through Halloween parade will enjoy a LOT of fun surprises from our community businesses and organizations. As you drive through the parade, you’ll be greeted by music, bubbles, signs, cheers, costumed characters and even collect special tricks or treats for your Halloween bag. More info here.

Candy Crawl, Sat, October 24, 2020 2:00 PM – 5:30 PM Scottsdale Quarter. Goblins and Ghouls, you are invited to join us for a Candy Crawl! Come dressed in your best costume and ready to collect all your favorite treats. This year’s Candy Crawl will be spooky scavenger hunt through The Quarter where the tricks will lead to a big bag of treats! Please register in advance and arrive within your selected time slot to help keep everyone socially distanced.

Trunk or Treat at The Wehner Group at EXP Realty, October 29, 2020 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM, The Wehner Group at EXP Realty – Parking Lot 8525 East Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 Free event. Donations accepted for Florence Crittenton, a local charity that helps young women.

5th Avenue Trick or Treat Trail in Old Town Scottsdale, October 31, 2020 10am-12pm. More details here.


Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Tempe! October 25th 12 – 5pm Free; Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages come to Downtown Tempe for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun. Join in for socially-distant trick-or-treating in an outdoor, open-air environment with downtown merchants.

The City of Tempe will have themed ideas for activities, food, games and more for each movie on their calendar on Tempe Parks and Recreation Facebook Page

Moonlit Monsters + Munchies, October 23 5:30-7:30PM, Calling all witches, warlocks and werewolves… get ready for a spine-chilling night of hocus pocus at Moonlit Monsters + Munches! Dress up in your thrilling costumes as you stalk through The District to snag safely-packaged sweets, hear live music and marvel at massive, monstrous Halloween-themed murals. Plus, the first 500 ghoulish guests get a sketchy, custom art pad takeaway complete with crayons. Murals will be safely distanced, and free masks and mini sanitizer giveaways will be available for all.


  • 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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