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.
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, 3–6 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.
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.
- Paper Maché Wednesdays at MSA
- All Souls Memorial Lantern Workshops with Odaiko Sonora
- Paper Maché Weekends
- Remembrance Circles with Christy
- Sonoran Gourd Masks with Guest Artist Lynne
- Obon Dance/Chant for All Souls with Odaiko Sonora
- All Souls Ushers: First Rehearsal
- Aluminum Flowers with Jody
- Elegant Paper Flowers with Maria's Paper Petals
Cost: Based on donation.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 www.makingstrideswalk.org/TucsonAZ 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
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
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.
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 — 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Cost: Free, all day access and promo class at 6:30 p.m.
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 body painting.
Cost: $10 in advance and $12 at the door.
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.
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.
Critters at the Screening Room
Sometimes you should just keep walking when you pass a cute fur-ball munching on something — or someone.
Where: The Screening Room, 127 E. Congress St.
When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8-10 pm.
Target - Oct. 14-20
Select trick-or-treat candy buy 1, get 1 50% off, Philips garland lights $8, Crock-pot lift & serve slow cooker $19.99, Universal thread pullover $19.99, all women's boots buy 1, get 1 50% off and Bowden faux leather and metal chair $55.
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