Halloween around Tucson

Kristian Bermudez Jr., 1, is carried in the costume parade by Kristian Bermudez during Bookman's Halloween costume party at Grant Rd. and Campbell Ave. on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Photo by: Rebecca Noble / for Arizona Daily Star

Halloween is right around the corner, so throw on your costume and visit one of these kid-friendly events.

This year, look forward to trunk-or-treat events (events with trick-or-treating from parked cars), pumpkin-picking, and Halloween festivals complete with games, crafts and costume contests. For even more Halloween events (including some that are more adult-friendly), click here.

Things change quickly these days, so check for the latest information before heading out. Links are included with every activity listed.

Matthew Botello, 6, raises his pumpkin above his head as he announces he has found his pumpkin of choice while visiting the Marana Pumpkin patch with his family, on Oct. 24, 2019.

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival

Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival has a new location this year. Kids can experience train rides, a jumping pillow, a super swing, a petting zoo, mini tractors, a super slide, a pumpkin and apple cannon, a zip line and pony rides. Don't miss the corn maze as you stomp through the 50-acre pumpkin patch for that perfect pumpkin. 

When: Now through Oct. 31. Hours are Thursday-Friday, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Where: 14950 N. Trico Road

Cost: $15-$17 per person, ages 2 and under get in for free. Pumpkins are priced at 50 cents per pound.

For more information about Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival, visit their website.

Corn Maze and Fall Pumpkin Celebration at Apple Annie's

Visit Apple Annie's and grab some pumpkins and sunflowers, hop on hayrides or visit the corn maze! 

When: Corn maze is open daily, now through Oct. 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Apple Annie's You-Pick Orchard, 2081 W. Hardy Road, Willcox

Cost: Corn maze is $8 for ages 12 and up. See other pricing on the website

Visit Apple Annie's website for more information.

Movie in the park with Sahuarita Parks and Recreation 

Catch a freebie screening of "The Addams Family" on an outdoor screen. No registration required.

When: Friday, Oct. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Where: Anamax Park, 17501 S. Camino De Las Quintas

Cost: Free

Visit the event page for more information. 

Smash Bash at Reid Park Zoo

Smash Bash is back! Watch zoo animals receive pumpkin enrichment throughout the day as they have their own Halloween fun by squashing, stomping, chewing and digging into the seasonal treat. You can also listen to keeper chats and educational presentations throughout the day.

When: Saturday, Oct. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court

Cost: Free with zoo admission

Visit Reid Park Zoo's website for more information and to see the animals' enrichment schedule.

Gloria Valencia, 7, checks out one of Bates Butler's many creepy yard decorations while Federico Valencia, 5, watches in the Sam Hughes neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Photo by: Rebecca Noble / for Arizona Daily Star

Tucson Wicked half marathon, 10K, 5K & spooky sprint

Take part in a half marathon, 10K, 5K or a spooky sprint. All kids registered will receive a trick-or-treat bag and will be able to trick-or-treat along the course. Costumes are encouraged!

When: Sunday, Oct. 17, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Crossroads at Silverbell District Park, 7548 N. Silverbell Road

Cost: $20-$70

Visit the event website for more information.

Boo at Reid Park Zoo

Boo at the Zoo will feature the pirates, superheroes, princesses, and wizards inspired by your favorite movies and books. Check out a fire-breathing dragon, Pirate’s Cove, Western Skeletown, Outer Limits zone, Harry Potterville, Bug Town, trick-or-treating, a hay maze, a pumpkin patch, games and more.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 21-24, 6-8:30 p.m.

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Ct.

Cost: $11, children under 2 years old get in for free

Visit the event page for more information. 

Aqua Pumpkin Picking with Tucson Parks and Recreation

Go pumpkin-picking poolside! Plunge into the pool and pick a pumpkin to paint and decorate with family and friends.

When: Saturday, Oct. 23, noon to 4 p.m.

Where: 3455 E. Zoo Ct.

Cost: Free to attend, registration required, ages 17 and under

Visit the event page for more information.

Halloween in the wild

Join International Wildlife Museum for creepy crafts, ghoulish games and treats! There will also be a haunted house for brave little monsters and trick-or-treating. Remember to wear your costume and bring your sack for candy.

When: Saturday, Oct. 23, 5-7 p.m.

Where: International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road

Cost: $5-$10, ages 3 and under can enter for free

Visit the event page for more information. 

Trick-or-treat Halloween party

Visit Our Play Place for crafts, treats and trick-or-treating. Don't forget your costume!

When: Saturday, Oct. 23, 9-10:30 a.m.; Saturday, Oct. 30, 9-10:30 a.m.

Where: Our Play Place, 3951 W. Costco Dr.

Cost: $16

Visit Our Play Place's website for more information.

Trunk-or-treat at the Y

Visit the Northwest YMCA for an event of trunk-or-treating, a kids costume parade, live music and games.

When: Sunday, Oct. 24, 4-6 p.m.

Where: Northwest YMCA, 7770 N. Shannon Road

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

For children 5 and under, Wild Katz indoor center has designated play areas.

Halloween at Wild Katz

This Halloween event includes a craft, a game station, witches' brew and 90 minutes of play time (plus grip socks!) in the Wild Katz playground.

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 6-8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 30, 9-11 a.m.

Where: Wild Katz, 4629 E. Speedway

Cost: $25 per child, up to two adults can enter for free. Tickets must be purchased in advance

Visit the Wild Katz website for more information.

Crafts and costumes with Bookmans

Visit the northwest Bookmans location for an hour of crafts and costumes. The event includes painting, Mad Libs and a costume contest. 

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 4-5 p.m. 

Where: Bookmans, 3733 W. Ina Road

Cost: Free. Space is limited, so reserve a seat by emailing northwestevents@bookmans.com

Visit the Bookmans website for more information.

Trick-or-treat at the swap meet

Head over to the Tanque Verde Swap Meet for two days of Halloween fun. On Oct. 29, there will be a pumpkin giveaway, live music and discounts on rides. On Oct. 30, there will be a "candy treat trail" with sellers, live music and discounts on rides.

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 3-11 p.m; Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Where: Tanque Verde Swap Meet, 4100 S. Palo Verde Road

Cost: Free with $1 admission to the swap meet

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Frights and Flips

Visit Radiant Gymnastics for a kid-friendly Halloween event featuring trick-or-treating, jumping castles and games.

When: Friday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Radiant Gymnastics, 8825 E. Golf Links Road

Cost: $20 per child. Kids under 2 enter for free. Parents also enter for free. Face painting, food and raffle tickets are not included in the admission cost

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Parkour haunted house

To celebrate Halloween, Playformance is hosting a parkour haunted house for kids 9-14 years old. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-7 p.m. and 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Where: Playformance, 119 E. Toole Ave.

Cost: $30

Visit the Playformance website for more information and to get tickets.

Spooktacular science

Science fans can visit Flandrau Science Center on the University of Arizona campus for slippery slime, squid dissections, spooky crafts and a Halloween laser show.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 30-31, noon to 5 p.m.

Where: Flandrau Science Center, 1601 E. University Blvd.

Cost: Science center admission is $9 for adults, $7 for kids ages 4-17. Laser shows are sold separately at $9 for adults and $7 for kids ages 4-17.

Visit Flandrau's website for more information.

Lavender Witch Festival

Celebrate fall at the Life Under The Oaks lavender farm with mini witch hats, pointy shoes, clay pumpkins and broom workshops. The farm will also have lavender wands, lavender corn husk dolls and more goodies available for purchase.

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2-5:30 p.m.

Where: Life Under The Oaks, 1221 N. Rancho Robles Road, Oracle

Cost: $15 per person, ages 12 and under enter for free

Visit the website for more information.

Trunk-or-treat with the Girl Scouts

Join the Girl Scouts of Southern Arizona for a trunk-or-treating event.

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Angel Charity Place for Girls, 4336 E. Broadway

Cost: $10 per person

Visit the event page for more information. 


Spooktacular will have trunk-or-treating, games, crafts, pumpkins, food trucks, a DJ and more! 

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 5 p.m.

Where: 375 W. Sahuarita Center Way, Sahuarita

Cost: Free

Visit the event page for more information. 

PCSD trunk-or-treat

Visit Kino Sports Complex for a trunk-or-treat event hosted by the Pima County Sheriff's Department. There will be giveaways from community partners, costumed characters, food trucks, live performances from Viva Performing Arts and department vehicles on display.

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Where: Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

Cost: Free

Visit the event page for more information.

Trick-or-treat on Congress

Trick-or-treat at the businesses along Congress Street, plus shop local pop-up shops at Fit Studio. Remember your costume!

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 2-5 p.m.

Where: Fit Studio, 245 E. Congress St.

Cost: Downtown meter parking is free, garages have a fee

Visit Fit Studio's Instagram for more information.

Rollin' Haunt

Join Tucson Parks and Recreation for a drive-thru haunted event filled with Halloween treats, fun costumes, characters and photo opportunities. Families are encouraged to decorate their cars to add to the Halloween spirit. All children present in the vehicles will receive a candy bag with contactless pick-up as they exit the event. Participants must remain in their vehicles at all times during this event.

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m.

Where: Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S. Sixth Ave.

Cost: Free to attend

Visit Tucson Parks and Recreation's event page for more information.

Trunk-or-treat with New Life Bible Fellowship

Go trunk-or-treating, plus enjoy food, games, inflatables and face painting.

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 4-6 p.m.

Where: New Life Bible Fellowship, 4900 W. Cortaro Farms Road

Cost: Free

Visit the Facebook event page for more information.

Halloween festival and haunted house

Visit Andrada Polytechnic High School in Vail for a haunted house, trick-or-treating, a costume contest, face painting, games and student performances.

When: Saturday, Oct. 30, 6-10 p.m. 

Where: Andrada Polytechnic High School, 12960 S. Houghton Road

Cost: $7 per person or $25 for a family of four

Visit the event page on Facebook for more information.

Spooktacular Halloween party

Visit the We Rock the Spectrum kids' gym for a Halloween party that includes open play, food, music, a costume contest and crafts.

When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 2-4 p.m.

Where: We Rock the Spectrum, 4811 E. Grant Road

Cost: $19 for kids, $5 for adults. Space is limited

Visit We Rock the Spectrum's Facebook page for more information.

Tucson Dragway's drive-thru trick-or-treat

Dress-up with your family and friends and enjoy a new way to trick or treat. Tucson Dragway will route a parade of cars down the drag strip while local businesses, community leaders, racers and families hand out candy to you and your carpool buddies.

When: Sunday, Oct. 31, 4:30-11:30 p.m.

Where: Tucson Dragway, 12000 S. Houghton Road

Cost: $10 per car

Visit the Tucson Dragway website for more information.

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