Halloween around Tucson

The underpass from 4th Avenue to Congress Street teems with costume-clad Tucsonans on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Photo by: Rebecca Noble / for Arizona Daily Star

Adults love Halloween just as much as kids. Sure, we don't get candy anymore but at least we get to stay up past bedtime.

Here are some events happening in Tucson sure to delight and fright even the oldest of vampires.

Party Time!

Lost Boys 80s Dance Party at Surly Wench Pub

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Dress up as your favorite 80s icons or Lost Boys characters— It's Frog brothers vs. Vampires!

There will be themed drinks and music to keep you moving all night.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 19, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Surly Wench Pub, 424 N. 4th Avenue

Cost: $5 cover

Harry Potter Bar Crawl

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Get ready for an evening of magic and mischief as downtown and Fourth Avenue transform into a temporary Hogsmeade.

There will be butter beer, a death tank escape performance, a magic Harry Potter show, tarot card readings, wizard rock and much more.

And if you're the biggest HP fan, sign up for the trivia contest held at Sky Bar.

Some participating bars include Surly Wench Pub, Lindy's Diner on 4th, Mr. Heads, The Hut, The Funky Monk, Hi-Fi Kitchen and Cocktails, HighWire Lounge and Playground Bar and Lounge.

Find more information here.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: Fourth Avenue and Congress Street

Cost: $35 per person. Check in at Sky Bar to receive a wrist band.

Nightmare on Congress Street

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The main Hotel Congress sign and the streetcar cables.

This yearly event is the largest Halloween party in Southern Arizona.

Part of Congress and Fifth Avenue will be closed off as ghouls take over and party in the streets. 

There will be live music, DJs, and over $3,000 in cash and prizes for the best costumes at the event.

Find more information here.  

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: Hotel Congress, 311 E. Congress Street

Cost: Tickets start at $10

Halloween Bash at Monterey Court

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The sign for Monterey Court Studio Galleries and Cafe, 505 W. Miracle Mile.

Shake and rattle your bones to Halloween-themed music at Monterey Court. 

This family-friendly event will feature food, music, costumes and prizes.

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile

Cost: $6 for adults, free for kids. Reserve a table by calling 520-207-2429

Fourth Avenue Halloween Block Party 

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The Hut on North Fourth Avenue. 

The Hut and O'Malley's Bar and Grill are teaming up, superhero style, for a Halloween bash sure to save the day! 

There will be live music, food trucks and a costume contest with $1,000 in cash prizes. 

Find more information here

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: The Hut Tucson, 305 N. Fourth Ave. 

Cost: Cover charge at the door

Hooligan's Horror Halloween Ball at MSA Annex

Watch out for the Hooligans! Flam Chen is celebrating their new space in the MSA Annex with a masquerade ball, featuring music, fire dancing, and live entertainment. 

Find more information here

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Where: MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Cost: $20 at the door. $15 if you show up in costumes. 

Halloween Hauntfest at 191 Toole

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191 Toole stage. 

Have a ghastly good time at Hauntfest Tucson! Featuring performances by The Mission Creeps, The Fink Bombs, Tucson Libertine League Dancers and much more.

Shop at the Bizarre Bazaar Art Market and participate in a costume contest where top winner receives $150.  

Find more information here

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: 191 Toole, 191 E. Toole Ave. 

Cost: $10-13 

Halloween Bash at El Casino Ballroom

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El Casino Ballroom at 437 East 26th St. in May of 1980. 

Do the Monster Mash and dance along to the oldies. 

There will be a costume contest, door prizes and a 50/50 raffle. 

Find more information here

When: Sunday, Oct. 28, 3-9 p.m.

Where: El Casino Ballroom, 437 E. 26th Street

Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door

Halloween Night at Tucson Hop Shop

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Patrons enjoy the beer garden at Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd., in the Metal Arts Village.

Brew up some fun at Tucson Hop Shop's Halloween Party. There will be music by The Bennu and performances by Cirque Roots. And let's not forget the giant selection of beer! 

This is a family-friendly event. 

Find more information here.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6-9 p.m.

Where: Tucson Hop Shop, 3230 N. Dodge Blvd. 

Cost: Event is free to attend 

Whose Blues Spooky Halloween Show at Public Brewhouse

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Howl at the moon and enjoy the festivities with live music from Whose Blues. 

Show up in costume and get $1 off drinks all night.  

Find more information here

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Public Brewhouse, 209 N. Hoff Ave. 

Cost: Event is free to attend

Halloween at The Maverick 

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Line dancers kick up their heels — literally — at the Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road.

It's a "I Ain't Afraid of No Ghosts" Halloween Party at The Maverick, and we're all invited! 

There's going to be live music, drink specials, slime shots and $1,000 in cash and prizes awarded to the best costumes. 

Brush up in your line dancing skills with a lesson starting at 6 p.m.

Find more information here

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Where: The Maverick, 6622 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: Event is free to attend 

Real Halloween Party at Hotel McCoy

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The hotel opened in 1970 as the Silverbell Inn. It is taking guests now, before the grand opening. It is named for the McCoy Mountains near the Arizona-California border.

Sip on some spooky sangria and listen to the musical stylings of Paul the Piano Man. 

Winner of the costume contest gets a free night stay at Hotel McCoy. 

Find more information here.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 31, 9 p.m. to midnight

Where: Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Road

Cost: Event is free to attend 

Haunts

Nightfall at Old Tucson

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A menacing, blood-spattered, chainsaw wielding Robert Ratkevich greets visitors during a preview of Old Tucson’s Nightfall.

The old town of Nightfall returns again to scare and entertain during the month of October.

This year it's bigger and better with an expanded footpath, haunted houses, live-action performances and family friendly attractions for both the young and those faint of heart.

Find more information here.

When: Open the month of October, Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m.-midnight; Thursday and Sunday, 6-10 p.m., and Halloween, 5-10 p.m.

Where: Nightfall at Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road

Cost: $29.50 general admission, $22 kids 9-11, ages 8-and-under get in free. There are also a number ways you can score discounted tickets, check out Nightfall's website for details.

Terror in the Corn at Buckelew Farms

Get chased by sinister clowns, chainsaw-wielding monsters and demented dolls at Buckelew Farm's Terror in the Corn — a haunted corn maze sure to shock and thrill even the toughest of cookies.

Each year the haunt team creates a new foot path and scares, so you don't know what's waiting for you around the corner. And after the spooky portion of the maze, guests will have to have to find their way out of the 11-acre cornfield using their wits and sense of direction.

Find more information here.

When: Open every Friday and Saturday in October plus Thursday, Oct. 25, and Halloween night, from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Where: Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Highway

Cost: Tickets start at $25

The Slaughter House

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Riley Pierson of the Marana High School Dance Team screams at The Slaughter House on October 21, 2010 in Tucson, Ariz. The Slaughter House is an actual former slaughter house located near Grant and I-10 that is a haunted house attraction now.

Get terrified in not one, not two, but FIVE haunted attractions at The Slaughter House. This is has to be one of the most terrifying options on the list so choose your team wisely — you want to make it out alive, don't you?

Attractions this year include the "Voodoo Bayou," "Cirque Du Slay" and "The Boiler Room." But the most scariest haunt of them all has to go to "City Meats," as the performers are allowed to touch and chase visitors. They've also have mini escape rooms and an interactive haunt called "Apocalypse" where guests can defend themselves against zombies.

And if you didn't know, The Slaughter house is the place where you can find Tucson's first axe-throwing arena, the Axe House. Come for the haunted houses and stay to throw some real life axes!   

Find more information here.

When: Open through the month of October, Thursday and Sunday and from 7-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 7p.m. to midnight. Open Halloween, Nov. 2 and Nov. 3, from 7-10 p.m.

Where: The Slaughter House, 1102 W. Grant Road

Cost: Tickets start at $23.

Movies

Hocus Pocus at Hotel McCoy

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Watch the Sanderson sisters run amuck throughout Salem in this classic Halloween film.

A ticket to the screening gets you a drink token to some witchy brews, access to spook-tastic vendors, and popcorn for the movie.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Road

Cost: $13 per person

Ernest Scared Stupid! at Casa Film Bar

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Have some wacky Halloween fun with a special screening of "Ernest Scared Stupid" at Casa Film Bar.

The You Sly Dog food tuck will be there too, so come hungry!

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 19, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Casa Video and Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

Cost: Event is free to attend. Pay for food and drinks.  

Suspiria at The Loft

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A young ballet student joins a dance academy only to discover it's run by a coven of witches.

Before the remake hits the theaters, watch the original 1977 version of this psychological horror film.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 19, and Saturday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m.

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

Cost: $6 general admission, $5 Loft members

Ghostbusters at the Fox Theatre

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We ain't sacred of no ghosts! Have a spooky good time watching the 1984 film "Ghostbusters" at the Fox Theatre.

Meet real life Arizona Ghostbusters and take a haunted tour of the historic theater with the Tucson Ghost Company.

There will be a 13-foot-tall Stay Puft marshmallow man, free popcorn and psychokinetic twinkies, face painting and a costume contest.

Find more information here.

Where: Fox Tucson Theatre, 17 W. Congress St.

When: Sunday, Oct. 21, 3-6 p.m.

Cat People at The Loft

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Get your terror on for cheap with a free screening of the 1942 film "Cat People."

It's about a women who believes any man she loves will turn into a dangerous feline because of an ancient family curse. 

Find more information here.

When: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7:30-9 p.m.

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

Cost: Event is free to attend

Halloweentown double feature at Casa Film Bar

Halloween is cool. And Casa Film bar is showing its love of the holiday by screening not one, but TWO classic Disney Channel movies, "Halloweentown" and "Halloweentown II: Kalabar's Revenge."

The Curry Pot food truck will also be there.

When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Casa Video and Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

Cost: Event is free to attend. Pay for food and drinks.

Sleepy Hallow at Casa Film Bar

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Get a-head of your Halloween movie watching with a screening of Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hallow" at Casa Film Bar.

Fat Noodle food truck will also be there.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m.

Where: Casa Video and Casa Film Bar, 2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

Cost: Event is free to attend. Pay for food and drinks.

Poolside screening of Nightmare Before Christmas at Hotel McCoy

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas"

What's this?! A movie about Christmas and Halloween?!

Watch a free screening of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" at Hotel McCoy. Get comfy by the fire pit, or take a dip into the hotel's heated pool.

Beverages will also be available for purchase.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 7-10 p.m.

Where: Hotel McCoy, 720 W. Silverlake Road

Cost: Event is free to attend.

Vampire Hunter D at Wooden Tooth Records

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In a post-nuclear world where vampires and demons rule, it's up to the vampire hunters to bring an end to the darkness. 

Watch a free screening of the 1985 anime film "Vampire Hunter D" at Wooden Tooth records.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 8-11 p.m.

Where: Wooden Tooth Records, 426 E. 7th Street

Cost: Event is free to attend

Beetlejuice at the Loft

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It's showtime! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Beetlejuice by catching a screening of it at The Loft.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday at 10 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m.

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

Cost: $6 general admission, $5 Loft members

Hocus Pocus Halloween Party at The Loft

Oh look! A another glorious screening of "Hocus Pocus"!

There will be a costume contest, prizes, and a goodie bag filled with fun stuff to use throughout the film. 

This is a family-friendly event.

Find more information here.

When: Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

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

Cost: $12 general admission, $10 for Loft members and kids

Spooky fun

Witches Night Out at My Seester's Restyle Boutique

Decorate a witch hat fit for a Supreme at this craft night hosted by My Seester's Restyle Boutique.

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m.

Where: My Seester's Restyle Boutique, 1015 W. Prince Road #101

Cost: $25 per person, email myseestersarecoming@gmail.com for tickets

Tucson Zombie Mud Run

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Feel like running away in fright in a more athletic way? Buckelew Farm hosts a yearly Zombie Mud Run where you can concur obstacles, get dirty and escape the undead, all while getting fit. Sounds like a no brainer to us! 🧟‍♀️

Find more information here.

Where: Buckelew Farms, 17000 W. Ajo Way

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 3–6 p.m.

Cost: $45 and up

Acadia Ranch Ghost Hunt with Tucson Ghost Company

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Tucson Ghost Company.

You've watched the ghost hunting shows on television, now it's time to experience it I.R.L. Stine. 😂

The Tucson Ghost Company will leading a haunted tour of Acadia Ranch, a former tuberculosis hospital in Oracle.  

Find more information here.

When: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30-11:30 p.m.

Cost: $40 per person

Paint your own 'Wicked' witch at Brush and Bottle

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Round up your closest ghoul friends for an evening fun and step-by-step painting at Brush and Bottle.

This is a BYOB event.

Find more information here.

When: Thursday, Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Brush N Bottle, 1785 E. Prince Road

Cost: $30 per person

Harry Potter Halloween Feast at 1912 Brewing Company

Eat like Hogwarts students with a Harry-Potter-themed fest at 1912 Brewing Company.

The full dinner includes Cornish hen, roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes and gravy, dinner roll and a Chocolate Frog surprise dessert.

There will also be Harry Potter trivia, so get Sirius and put on those thinking caps!

Find more information here.

When: Friday, Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m.

Where: 1912 Brewing Company, 2045 N. Forbes Blvd.

Cost: $25 per person