2020 Halloween events in metro Phoenix

Pioneer Living History Museum, Halloween, Whispers in the Dark Tour
Pioneer Living History Museum photo by @JoanWood01 via facebook.com/PioneerLHM/

We last added to this list at 8:25 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020. To find just those events that are open TODAY, visit our regular calendar of events.


Oct. 24-31: Trick-or-Treat at Basha Library. Visit Chandler’s Basha Library the week before Halloween (Oct. 24-31) dressed in your costume and get a treat at the Reference Desk!

Oct. 29-30: Halloween Spooktacular is an all-ages, drive-thru haunted experience along Commonwealth Avenue. As you travel along Commonwealth Avenue, expect to see some larger-than-life scenic environments featuring Halloween favorites, multimedia displays, and live characters. The experience is not scary but can be a little spooky in a few places.


Oct. 2-31: AZ Field of Screams at Tolmachoff Farms is a haunted corn maze recommended for children ages 10 and older.

Oct. 19-31: 13 Nights of Fright is Westwind Drive-in’s response to a pandemic Halloween season. Enjoy classic horror movies like “Halloween” (2018) and “The Exorcist,” a few vintage films like “Pyscho” and “The Bride of Frankenstein,” plus films for younger audiences like “Casper” and “Goosebumps.” $8-$8.50, $2 for kids 5-11, free for kids 4 and younger.

Oct. 29: Halloween Boo Drive Thru is a five-minute drive-thru event filled with treats, spooky decorations and giant inflatables.


Oct. 23-24: Goodyear Ballpark Fall Festival is a Halloween-themed illuminated drive through the Goodyear Ballpark parking lots. Visitors will experience a trick-or-treat village with free candy and pumpkin giveaways.


Oct. 29-30: Spooktacular at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium and Safari Park. Bring the whole family to experience the exotic animal collection. Kids dressed in costume will be admitted free with a paid adult.


Oct. 30: Maryvale Drive-Thru Boo is a free, socially-distanced, drive-thru event in the Maryvale Community Center parking lot.

Ray Villafane, pumpkin carving, Strange Encounters Exhibition, Mesa Arts Center
Ray Villafane’s “Strange Encounters” Exhibition will be on display throughout downtown Mesa through Nov. 8.


Sept. 25-Nov. 1: Spooktacular Golf. Enjoy the festive lights and decorations on one of the 18-hole mini golf courses at Golfland Sunsplash in Mesa.

Oct. 17-Nov. 8: Mesa Arts Center presents Ray Villafane’s Strange Encounters Exhibition — Halloween-theme works by the internationally acclaimed sculptor, pumpkin carver and creative installation designer — in 15 outdoor or store-window installations throughout Mesa.

Oct. 24: Pumpkin Splash. Take a dip in a floating pumpkin patch at one of two City of Mesa heated swimming pools. Admission includes a pumpkin to decorate!

Oct. 31: Halloween Boo! Parade. Mesa Public Library is hosting its Halloween Boo! Parade at all three branch locations. Show up in your favorite costume, bring a treat bag and maybe even decorate your car!


Oct. 24: Halloween Monster Bash. The City of Peoria hosts a scary good time at its annual bash at the Peoria Sports Complex.

Fear Farm


Oct. 2-Nov. 7: Fear Farm offers scary attractions and a haunted house for teens and adults, geared this year to a completely contactless experience. General admission includes access to four attractions: The Plague, Fallout, Bunker, and Haunted Corn Maze: The Reaping at Fear Farm.

Oct. 31: Hall of Flame Firefighting Museum “Trucks and Treats” offers socially distant Halloween fun.

Oct. 22-31: Halloween Town Pumpkin Patch has moved to Paradise Valley Mall this year, with arts and crafts, carnival games, rides, face painting, food and more. Costumes encouraged!

Oct. 24: Drive-Thru BooFest hosted by Phoenix Parks and Recreation will be a socially-distanced, drive-thru event this year at Paseo Highlands Park.

Oct 24: Moonlit Monsters + Munchies. Stalk through Desert Ridge Marketplace in your Halloween best and snag safely-packaged sweets, hear live music and marvel at massive, monstrous murals.

Oct. 29: Spooky Boo-Throo is a free, socially-distanced, drive-thru event hosted by Phoenix Parks and Recreation at Pecos Community Center.

Oct. 31: Solve it with Science. Arizona Science Center invites guests to put STEM skills to use to solve spooky mysteries. Use science to crack a Halloween-themed case using fingerprint analysis, lock picking and handwriting analysis.

Oct. 31: Trick-or-Treat at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix during the museum’s reopening weekend. Be among the first to try out the new, all-outdoors, Adventure Play experience.

Oct. 31: Trouble at Haunted Mountain, a drive-up puppet show from Great Arizona Puppet Theater is a musical adventure set in old-time Arizona.


Oct. 1-31: Trunk or Treat 2020 will be a modified format including a house-decorating contest (residents only), a costume photo contest (for people and pets), a pumpkin decorating contest, and a candy-drive fundraiser.


Oct. 23-Nov. 1: Halloween-theme Moonlight Movie Night at Sonora Village is a socially distanced drive-in movie experience featuring family favorite spooky flicks.

Oct. 24-31: Creep in the Deep is OdySea Aquarium’s answer to a safe family Halloween experience. Watch for ghostly skeleton divers, spooktacular animal enrichment, and ghoulishly fun decorations.

Halloween at Tempe Marketplace, Moonlit Monsters + Munchies


Oct. 17-Nov. 1: Legoland Discovery Center Brick-or-Treat features special Lego builds, Lego pumpkin hunts and a spooky, all-new AR experience.

Oct. 23: Moonlit Monsters + Munchies. Dress up in your costumes and stalk through The District at Tempe Marketplace. Collect safe sweets and enjoy live music and massive Halloween-theme murals.

Oct. 25: Downtown Tempe Halloween Stroll. Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages are invited to to enjoy some not-so-spooky Halloween fun including festive crafts, games, trick-or-treating, and a virtual costume contest.


Oct. 31: Halloween Comicfest. Participating local comic book stores celebrate Halloween by giving away Halloween-themed comic books and hosting spooktacular costume contests.


Oct. 31: Bashas’ Halloween Party. Trick-or-treat at candy stations, take lots of photos, get a free cookie from the bakery department and decorate a Halloween cake at any of Bashas’ 40-plus locations.


Oct. 10-31 (Saturdays): Classic Tales of Fright is a chance to join local performers from the Arizona theater community as they narrate spooky ghost stories, haunted short plays, mysterious monologues, scary poetry, and original Halloween-themed works.

Oct. 20: Haunted Arizona – A Night of Storytelling. Join Debe Branning, director of MVD Ghostchasers of Mesa/Bisbee and author of “Sleeping with Ghosts” for a special evening of storytelling.

Oct. 30: Halloween Storytime with Ballet Arizona at 10 a.m. on Ballet Arizona’s Facebook page.

Oct. 30-Nov. 1: iD Halloween Block Party, iD Tech’s free, virtual trick-or-treating event with Roblox.