Melinda Lopez runs in the 4th Ave. underpass during the 6th Annual Zombie Walk through downtown Tucson, Saturday night.


Oro Valley Doggie Dash 'n Dawdle

Have a dog of a day and join a fun event packed with doggie activities, vendors and races. There will be a 1-mile and 2-mile run/walk. Register prior to the event here or you can register with packet pickup at 4:30 p.m. day of the event. The dog festival is a real treat with prizes, dog crafts, dog costume contest, training demos, more than 20 local dog organizations and free micro-chipping from Pima Animal Care Center.

Where: Riverfront Park, 551 W. Lambert Lane

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5-8 p.m.

Cost: $10-$15

More information here. 


Tucson Zombie Mud Run

Run, run, run for your life! Join the fun with your half dead friends for a 5K on the muddiest, scariest and most exciting zombie run. 

Where: Terror in the Corn, 17000 W. Ajo Way

When:¬†Saturday, Oct. 20, 3‚Äď6 p.m.

Cost: $45 and up.

This free fun-filled night of tricks and treats at Lincoln Park Soccer Field, includes carnival games, trunk-or-treat, a costume parade and more! Food will also be available for purchase. 

Where: Abraham Lincoln Park Soccer Field, 4325 S. Pantano Road

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 4-7 p.m.

Cost: Free


All Souls Procession Craft Shops 

Craft and create to prepare for the All Souls Procession Nov. 4. There will be several workshops available to help make this year's event memorable and fun.   

Workshops Available:

Cost: Based on donation.

More information here. 


All Souls Silent Auction

Get a chance to bid and bring home photography, gift certificates, sculptures, jewelry and paintings to help support this community event. 

Where: Steinfeld Warehouse Community Arts Center, 101 W. Sixth St.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5-10 p.m.

Cost: The event is free to attend

More information here.


Annual Fall Veggie Plant Sale at Native Seeds/SEARCH

Time to prep your garden for the fall. Shop for some new additions to your garden that will flourish in the fall and winter. 

Where: Native Seeds/SEARCH, 3061 N. Campbell Ave. 

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 19-21, 10 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend, but bring some money for shopping.

More information here.


Ghostbusters at the Fox Theatre

Meet the Arizona Ghostbusters in full gear, see a 13-foot-tall stay-puff marshmallow man, free popcorn and psychokinetic twinkies, face painting and a costume contest. Plus, take a tour of the historic theater and hear about ghostly sightings with The Tucson Ghost Company.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 3-6 p.m.

Cost: $10-$20

More information here.

Puddles Pity Party at The Rialto Theatre

He's a sad clown, but he has a golden voice with the power to touch the hearts of his audience.

Where: The Rialto Theatre, 318 E. Congress St.

When: Friday, Oct. 19, 8 p.m.

Cost: $35-$100

More information here.


Arts in the Plaza: Fine Art Festival

Fine art from over 60 artists, farmer’s market, live music, boutique shopping and food will be featured at the festival.

Where: St. Philips Plaza, 4440 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

More information here.


8th Annual Arizona Insect Festival

The creepy crawlies are coming out to play. Visit with 20 booths and learn about a whole other world of insect life. Food trucks, additional vendors and activity tables will also be at the event.  

Where: Environment and Natural Resources building at the UA, 1064 East Lowell St.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

More information here.

Sweat for Pets at the UA

This is a non-competitive 3K walk/run with music, giant hamster ball, velcro wall, a giant inflatable slide, prizes and more. Visit vendor and sponsor booths, food trucks and a massage area for the adults.

Where: University of Arizona Mall

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $20-$100, dogs walk for free.

More information here.


Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk

Join a 5-mile fundraising walk to raise awareness about breast cancer and raise funds for research and patient support services. Sign up online for free at or fill out a paper registration form at the check in tent.

Where: Armory Park, 221 S. Sixth Ave.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 7-11 a.m., walk begins at 8 a.m.

Cost: Event is free to attend

More information here.


Harry Potter Bar Crawl and Death Tank Escape and at the Sky Bar

Grab a drink and watch magician Michael Howell escape chains and locks while inside a tank of water. Also don't miss the The Harry Potter Bar Event with tarot card reading, handwriting analysis, music, comedy show and Harry Potter burlesque performance.

Where: Sky Bar, 536 N. Fourth Ave.

When: Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 9 p.m. 

Cost: Event is free to attend

More information here.


Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival

Find the perfect pumpkin and then go do a bunch of other fun fall activities at the Marana Pumpkin Patch & Farm Festival.

Admission into the festival gives you access to the corn mazes, Straw Mountain, petting zoo, kids' play area and a wagon ride to the pumpkin patch. 

When: Festivalends Tuesday, Oct. 30.

Hours: Monday-Thursday, 3-7 p.m.; Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Marana Pumpkin Patch Festival, 14901 N. Wentz Road, Marana. It's about a half hour drive from Tucson.

Cost: $11 per person, plus tax, Monday-Thursday admission; $13 per person, plus tax, Friday-Sunday admission. Kids 34-inches-and-under get in free.

More information here. 


Buckelew Farm's Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze 

Buckelew Farm is celebrating the 30th anniversary of their annual pumpkin festival with lower ticket pricing. Pumpkins are priced at 50 cents per pound. Other activities include pedal carts, petting zoo, inflatable obstacle course and unlimited wagon rides. 

Check out¬†Terror in the Corn.¬†It's¬† open every Friday in October from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight, Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 p.m. to midnight, and Halloween from 6 p.m. to midnight. This haunted corn maze is not for the faint of heart, children under 12 will not be admitted without a parent or adult ‚ÄĒ find more information¬†here.¬†¬†

When: Weekends only, Oct. 20-21 and 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Highway.

Cost: $12 general admission, $10 senior discount, $6 for children under 12 during Kids Weekend from Oct. 7-8.  

Find more information about the pumpkin festival here.

TENWEST Festival

This ten-day conference features over 100 different panels, family activities, creative mixers, music, arts and outdoor adventures to encourage curiosity and discovery in the arts, social impact, STEM, entrepreneurship, technology, and sustainability.

Where: Sites around downtown. Click here for the schedule.

When: Oct. 10-21

Cost: $25 general audience, $10 student or military. Click here to buy.



Kids Costuming for the Procession of Little Angels

A sewing team will work with you and your children to help create a simple yet fantastic outfit for this year's Procession of Little Angels. Choose from an assortment of donated fabrics, while supplies last. 

Where: Rhythm Industry Performance Factory, 1013 S. Tyndall Ave.


Wednesdays, Oct. 17 and 24, 6-9 p.m. 

Sundays, Oct. 21 and 28, 1-4 p.m. 

Cost: Based on donations for Little Angels Procession.

More information here. 


Halloween in the Wild at the International Wildlife Museum

Take a trip for ghoulish games, tricky treats, creepy crafts, haunted house and more. Be sure to wear your best scary, goofy or most original costume and enter the costume contest.  

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

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m.

Cost: Included with regular admission, $10 adult, $7 senior or military, $5 ages 4-12,  3 and under are free.

More information here. 


Harvest Festival at TRAK

Enjoy good food, live music, bouncy obstacle course, dunk tank, pumpkin painting, raffles, and a performance by the TRAK Drill Team. 

Where: Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids, 3250 E. Allen Road

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Cost: $15 entry fee per family at the gate.

More information here. 



Great Tucson Beer Fest at Kino Sports Complex

Don't miss a great opportunity to sample over 60 beers, listen to live music and talk with the vendors. Enjoy activities like a silent auction, horseshoes, beep ball, corn hole and golf.

Where:  Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 6-10 p.m.

Cost: $15-$80, $10 more at the gate on the day of the event. 

More information here.

Boxing and Brews at UFC Gym

Enjoy some exercise in the ring and grab a beer afterward. The promo class will start at 6:30 p.m., but the UFC Gym will be open all day for free. After the promo class, the gym will close at 8 p.m. and carpool to Caps and Corks for 15-percet-off food and beverages. 

Where: UFC Gym, 8330 N. Thornydale Road

When:¬†Friday, Oct. 19, 6:30‚Äď9:30 p.m.

Cost: Free, all day access and promo class at 6:30 p.m. 

More information here.


Yo-Glow at YogaOasis

Get ready for a vinyasa style class with a twist. Decorate yourself with neon paint and glow bracelets in a room illuminated by black lights to enhance the sensory experience on your mat. 

Where: YogaOasis Central, 2631 N. Campbell Ave.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20,¬†7:30-8:30 p.m. Arrive 7-7:15 p.m.¬†for ‚Äčbody painting.

Cost: $10 in advance and $12 at the door.

More information here. 


Frankenstein and  Mummy Wooden Signs with Creative Juice

Let mummy have some time to herself and paint some decor for the house and kick back with a tasty wine.  

Where: Creative Juice, 6530 E Tanque Verde Rd.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Cost: $25 per painter.

More information here. 


Jennifer's Body

Two best friends in high school go to a concert for some fun, but will they be besties when one becomes a demon?

Where: The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd.

When: Thursday, Oct. 18, 7:30-9:40 p.m.

Cost: $6-$10

More information here.

Critters at the Screening Room

Sometimes you should just keep walking when you pass a cute fur-ball munching on something ‚ÄĒ or someone.¬†

Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8-10 pm.

Cost: Free

More information here. 

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Michael's - Oct. 14-20

Halloween party favors, glow accessories & toys by Creatology $1.00 - $5, red label strung beads $1.99 each, planners 40% off, all Halloween handcrafted floral 50% off an all Halloween baking & decorating supplies 40% off.

Walmart - Oct. 14-Nov. 1

Deluxe character costume $24.97, infant/toddler costume $15.97, Halloween family makeup kit $6.98, Halloween individual makeup kit $1.98, candy bowl $2.50, 6-Pc. tombstone set $14.97, Halloween inflatable $14.97 each, Mainstays sherpa throw $8.88 and Better Homes and Gardens 17-Oz. candle $5.97.

Big Lots - Aug. 1-Oct. 31

5' LED posable skeleton $50, 36" LED flamingo skeleton $25, 10" LED animated skeleton spider $12, 80" LED skeleton dragon $149.00 and 7' LED inflatable T-Rex $60.