Halloween Happenings and Events in Tucson

halloween Halloween Happenings and Events in TucsonHow do you celebrate Halloween?

Do you get dressed up? Trick or treat around the neighborhood? Attend fall festivals at your child’s school or at a nearby church? Pick pumpkins and roast the seeds? Cook up a batch of chili and corn bread? Sit out in the front yard and converse with neighbors?

Whatever you do, we wish you a safe and fun-filled time with family and friends.

Here is a comprehensive list of not-so-spooky Halloween happenings around Tucson:

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013

Trunk or Treat. Oro Valley Expo, 10801 N. La Cholla Rd. 3:00pm-8:00pm. 75+ exhibitors, door prizes, giveaways, pumpkin patch. Free.

Fall Festival. Agua Linda Farm, 2643 E. Frontage Rd., Amado. 5:00pm. Admission includes unlimited hayrides, unlimited petting zoo visits, unlimited access to maze, bounce house, and a 30-minute outdoor kid-friendly movie on 14′ screen. $5/person; children 2 and under are free.

Night of Fright. Pima Air & Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Rd., Tucson. 5:00pm-9:00pm. A family-friendly event. Flight Central will take on a look of its own as spider webs and ghost take to the Hangar skies. Bring your aviator goblins out to participate in old-fashioned carnival games, a costume contest, and much more. Admission is free for children 12 and under and $10.00 for children over 12 and adults. $2.00 off for those with a military or military dependent ID. MEMBERS are FREE!

Halloween Howl. Colossal Cave, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson. 5:00pm-9:00pm. Get lots of shivers in the ancient Cave! Ride through the dark, ghostly Ranch, and don’t miss great games under the moon! Candlelight Ghost Tours of Colossal Cave and Haunted Hayrides of La Posta Quemada Ranch. Jumping castle, thrilling maze, pony rides, petting zoo. $7 per Tour or Hayride (3 and under free with paid admission). $1 Park Admission per car – or bring a can of food (not outdated or dented please!) for the community food drive and get in FREE.

Halloween Hobble. Sky Bar, 536 N. 4th Ave., Tucson. 5:15pm-7:00pm. The night will include a spooktacular easy 2-4 mile run with friends starting and ending at the bar, followed by happy hour food & drink specials. Costumes are encouraged, but not required. Free.

Howl-o-Ween. Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Includes costumed characters, trick-or-treating, and decorations galore. Minimal “BOO!” at the Zoo provides the entire family with an enjoyable, but not so frightening, celebration. This event supports the Reid Park Zoo’s Education programs. $5/members; $7/nonmembers. Purchase tickets in advance – available at the Zoo’s front admission gate starting October 1.

Trunk or Treat. Ott Family YMCA Parking Lot, 401 S. Prudence Rd., Tucson. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Games + candy. Free.

Spookacular Science. Flandrau Science Center, 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Slippery slime, squid dissections, a brain zoo, chemistry magic, math mayhem, arts and crafts, and Halloween Treats & Trinkets! Plus every day will include at least one special Halloween laser show in the Planetarium! Adults $7; Seniors & Military $6; Children $5; College Students $4.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2013

Pink Pumpkin 5K & Monster Dash. Civano, 10501 E Seven Generations Way, Suite 101, Tucson. Check-in at 7:00am. Race starts at 8:00am. $10-$30, depending on distance and date of registration. 3.1 mile race and kid’s obstacle course race.

Pumpkin Celebration & Corn Maze. Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins, 6405 W. Williams Rd., Wilcox. 8:30am – 5:30pm. $3/person fee includes hayride to the pumpkin patch and children’s play area; children 2 and under are free. Note that the Corn Maze is $7/adults and $5/children (ages 3-11).

Fall Festival. Agua Linda Farm, 2643 E. Frontage Rd., Amado. 10:00am – 9:00pm. Admission includes unlimited hayrides, unlimited petting zoo visits, unlimited access to maze, bounce house, and a 30-minute outdoor kid-friendly movie on 14′ screen. $5/person; children 2 and under are free.

Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze. Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Way, Tucson. 10:00am – 5:00pm. $4.00 per person (children in diapers are free), includes wagon rides, children’s activities, arts & crafts vendors, jumping castle, and petting zoo. Pumpkins are $.50/pound. Note that the Corn Maze is $8/adults and $6/children (ages 6-12).

Spookacular Science. Flandrau Science Center, 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson. 10:00am-9:00pm. Slippery slime, squid dissections, a brain zoo, chemistry magic, math mayhem, arts and crafts, and Halloween Treats & Trinkets! Plus every day will include at least one special Halloween laser show in the Planetarium! Adults $7; Seniors & Military $6; Children $5; College Students $4.

Halloween Storytime & Costume Parade. Barnes & Noble Westside, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson. 11:00am. Storytime, parade, special treats. Free.

Halloween Storytime. Barnes & Noble Eastside, 5130 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. 11:00am. The event will include a spooky Storytime featuring Caldecott-winning author Ed Emberley’s Go Away, Big Green Monster! Children are welcome to wear their costumes. Free.

Halloween Costume Contest & Mini Photo Sessions. Little Bird Nesting Company, 2924 E. Broadway, Tucson. 11:00am-2:00pm. “Come in your best costumes between 11 and 2 and enter to win gift certificates from Little Bird Nesting Company or a great discount on an upcoming holiday photo package from Ann Bradford Photography!” Appointments are required for the mini photo sessions- book online at AnnBradfordDesign.com! Session is $25 (includes a 5×7 and 8 wallets of 1 pose. Additional poses or print sets are $25 extra.)

Monster Mash. Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson. 12:00pm-4:00pm. Kid-friendly event will include game stations, face painters, balloon artists, candy, prizes, a DJ, and costume contest. Free.

Do the “Thriller” Dance. Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, 3800 E. Sunrise Dr., Tucson. 2:00pm SHARP. “The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa is a registered location to participate in “Thrill the World,” a world-wide attempt to break the current Guinness World Record of “Largest Simultaneous Thriller Dance.” Free.

Halloween Party and Magic Show. Bookmans Ina, 3733 W. Ina Rd., Tucson. 3:00pm-5:00pm. Pictures, crafts, music with Mr. Nature, snacks, cookie decorating, magic show. Free.

Flashlight Tour. The Mini Time Machine Museum of Miniatures, 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive, Tucson. 4:00pm. The galleries will go dark and there will be docent-led Flashlight Tours of the “haunted” miniatures in the collection. Reservations are recommended. General admission $9; Seniors & Military $8; Youth (ages 4-17) $6; Children 3 and under are free.

Trick-or-Treat. La Encantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson. 5:00pm-7:00pm. Free.

Spooky 4th Avenue Kids Halloween Costume Contest. Haggerty Plaza, 316 N. 4th Ave., Tucson. 5:00pm-8:00pm. Costume prizes, goody bags for all entries. Free.

Halloween Howl. Colossal Cave, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson. 5:00pm-9:00pm. Get lots of shivers in the ancient Cave! Ride through the dark, ghostly Ranch, and don’t miss great games under the moon! Candlelight Ghost Tours of Colossal Cave and Haunted Hayrides of La Posta Quemada Ranch. Jumping castle, thrilling maze, pony rides, petting zoo. $7 per Tour or Hayride (3 and under free with paid admission). $1 Park Admission per car – or bring a can of food (not outdated or dented please!) for the community food drive and get in FREE.

Trunk or Treat. Pima Community College Northwest Campus Lower Parking Lot, 7600 N. Shannon Rd., Tucson. 5:30pm-8:30pm. Trunk or Treating, treats and toys, games with prizes, crafts, Halloween movie, and more. Open to the Community. Admission is free. Tickets available for purchase for: Train rides, inflatables, and climbing wall. 

Howl-o-Ween. Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Includes costumed characters, trick-or-treating, and decorations galore. Minimal “BOO!” at the Zoo provides the entire family with an enjoyable, but not so frightening, celebration. This event supports the Reid Park Zoo’s Education programs. $5/members; $7/nonmembers. Purchase tickets in advance – available at the Zoo’s front admission gate starting October 1.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2013

Pumpkin Celebration & Corn Maze. Apple Annie’s Produce & Pumpkins, 6405 W. Williams Rd., Wilcox. 8:30am – 5:30pm. $3/person fee includes hayride to the pumpkin patch and children’s play area; children 2 and under are free. Note that the Corn Maze is $7/adults and $5/children (ages 3-11).

Fall Festival. Agua Linda Farm, 2643 E. Frontage Rd., Amado. 10:00am – 5:00pm. Admission includes unlimited hayrides, unlimited petting zoo visits, unlimited access to maze, and bounce house. $5/person; children 2 and under are free.

Pumpkin Festival & Corn Maze. Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Way, Tucson. 10:00am – 5:00pm. Price: $4.00 per person (children in diapers are free), includes wagon rides, children’s activities, arts & crafts vendors, jumping castle, and petting zoo. Pumpkins are $.50/pound. Note that the Corn Maze is $8/adults and $6/children (ages 6-12).

Halloween Event. The Body Shop at Tucson Mall, 4500 N. Oracle Rd., Tucson. 12:00pm-6:00pm. Candy for the kids. Free mini product for the grown-ups (with any purchase).  “Just Bitten” lipovers. “Be-Witching” skincare consultations. Free.

Spookacular Science. Flandrau Science Center, 1601 E. University Blvd., Tucson. 1:00pm-4:00pm. Slippery slime, squid dissections, a brain zoo, chemistry magic, math mayhem, arts and crafts, and Halloween Treats & Trinkets! Plus every day will include at least one special Halloween laser show in the Planetarium! Adults $7; Seniors & Military $6; Children $5; College Students $4.

Halloween Bash. Golf N Stuff and Trail Dust Town, Tanque Verde and Grant, Tucson. 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving contest at 4:00pm, Ronald McDonald magic show at 4:30pm, live fire show at 5:45pm, costume contest at 6:15pm. Free.

Fall Festival. Sabino Road Baptist Church, 2710 N. Sabino Canyon Rd., Tucson. Games, candy, live music, prizes. Free.

Halloween Howl. Colossal Cave, 16721 E. Old Spanish Trail, Tucson. 5:00pm-9:00pm. Get lots of shivers in the ancient Cave! Ride through the dark, ghostly Ranch, and don’t miss great games under the moon! Candlelight Ghost Tours of Colossal Cave and Haunted Hayrides of La Posta Quemada Ranch. Jumping castle, thrilling maze, pony rides, petting zoo. $7 per Tour or Hayride (3 and under free with paid admission). $1 Park Admission per car – or bring a can of food (not outdated or dented please!) for the community food drive and get in FREE.

Howl-o-Ween. Reid Park Zoo, 1100 S. Randolph Way, Tucson. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Includes costumed characters, trick-or-treating, and decorations galore. Minimal “BOO!” at the Zoo provides the entire family with an enjoyable, but not so frightening, celebration. This event supports the Reid Park Zoo’s Education programs. $5/members; $7/nonmembers. Purchase tickets in advance – available at the Zoo’s front admission gate starting October 1.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2013

Trick-or-Treating. Whole Foods Market Speedway, 3360 E. Speedway Blvd., Tucson. 3:00pm-6:00pm. Each department will have different treats. Free.

Halloween Party. Peter Piper Pizza (9 locations in Tucson). 4:00pm-7:00pm. Activities will include a FREE Trick-or-Treat Pizza Card, Candy, Arts & Crafts, Games, and Raffle Prizes. Kids 12 and under receive a FREE 7” 1-Topping Pizza with any adult food & beverage purchase. One free pizza per child, dine-in only, limit 4 children (free pizzas) per adult.

Trick or Treat. Park Place Mall, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson. 4:00pm-6:00pm. There will be 10 Trick-or-Treat Stations &
several stores will also be handing out treats while supplies last. Free.

Boorito. Chipotle, 9 Tucson locations. 4:00pm-10:00pm. Come dressed in costume…and get a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos for $3.

Trunk or Treat. University City Church, 604 N. 6th Ave., Tucson. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Inflatable games, live music, candy, costume prizes. Free.

Greet ‘N Treat. Northminster Presbyterian Church, 2450 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Tucson. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Hot cocoa, popcorn. live music, trunk-or-treating. Free.

Boo Bash. Vision Church/Rock N’ Java, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Rd., Tucson. 5:30pm-7:30pm. Trunk or treat, costume contest, food, jumping castles, live music. Free.

Harvest Festival. Christ Community Church, 7801 E. Kenyon Dr., Tucson. 6:00pm – 8:00pm. Games, jumping castles, popcorn, cotton candy, trunk or treat, door prizes, tons of candy. Free. $1 hot dog meals will be available for purchase.

Trunk or Treat. Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Tucson. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Bring your family, your decorated trunk, and some candy to share. Free.

Trick or Treating, Magic Show, and Costume Contest. Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson. Trick or treating begins at 6:00pm. Magic & illusions show is from 6:00-6:30pm at Ross Court. Costume contest starts at 7:00pm, hosted be Shannon Black from KIIM-FM. Free.

Family Fun Festival. Calvary Chapel West, 5170 S. Julian Dr., Tucson. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Food, candy, games, jumping castles, train rides for the kids. Free.

Boo Bash Halloween Party. RA Sushi, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Tucson. 7:00pm-11:00pm. Themed food and drink specials, guest DJ, costume contest with prizes.

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We will be updating this post with events and shows as we receive new information. If you know about other Halloween happenings around town, contact us!

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