It’s time to enjoy this gourd-geous weather with boos, pumpkins, costumes, and more. We’ve rounded up the best spooky events happening throughout this month. In this list, you’ll find things to do ranging from family-friendly parties to costume contests.
We’ll update this list as events continue to pop up and make sure to pay attention to the dates (some of these are happening sooner than others).
Sure, we’re already a few days in but there’s still a lot more to partake in from now until Tuesday, October 31. For example, they’re ending the month with another Halloween-themed trivia night, there are 10 days of Alfred Hitchcock films, and double features on Mondays.
Glowing Pumpkins: A Jack-O-Lantern Adventure, is an outdoor Halloween event featuring over 5,000+ hand-carved pumpkins. Immerse yourself in a Halloween wonderland featuring Dinosaur Land, Under The Sea, Superheroes, a gift shop, and tons of other “Instagram-able” moments for all to enjoy. Plus, they have bistro bites, cocktails, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Trail Dust Town is excited to bring you Not Too Frightful Fridays! Join the fun from 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, October 13, 20, and 27. The celebration includes $8 unlimited ride wristbands good for the train, carousel, and a Ferris wheel. You will also experience the Not-Too-Spooky train ride, trick-or-treating at the rides, Halloween window displays, the Pistolero’s pirate-themed stunt show The Curse of Captain Cutthroat, and fall-themed drinks and snacks. Costumes are encouraged!
If your Halloween costume includes drinkin’ boots, come on down and sample the spookiest cocktails from around town with haunted in-room pop-up bars and special guest bartenders, including Tucson’s 2023 Bar Fight and Knife Fight champions! Boogie down with DJ Han Cholo, get a tattoo from Brainwave Tattoo, take in a car show, and enjoy some tasty bites in our intimate courtyard and lounge. Rooms are available at special rates by calling (520) 623-3163.
You are cordially invited to a frightfully good time at Ghost Bar. It’s an elegant and eerie evening of spirituous cocktails, bewitching snacks and dessert, live music, and spine-tingling activities in the Savoy Opera House at Trail Dust Town. Mamma Coal will be playing haunting country tunes for both the living and the dead.
Everyone is encouraged to dress in black or their finest funeral attire out of respect for the specters, for this is a party in their honor. Tickets are $50 per person and include two cocktails, charcuterie, desserts, live music, and activities.
The party will have performances by Bea Trouble, Doxy Dvine, Freckles Fatale, Mistress Ceratops, Magnolia Tarte, and Alotta Von Cheekz. Tickets are $10 per person.
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is hosting the third annual Oro Valley Fall Artisan Market on Saturday, October 21 and Sunday, October 22 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (both days). Food Network star Matt Harper (he competed in “Halloween Wars” in 2019) will be showing his take on artistic pumpkin carving both days. Funny Foot Farms petting zoo will be there with a few furry friends, pumpkin painting will be hosted by Lucky Cat Social, and get your face painted by Petunia and Pals.
This event is close to being sold out so grab tickets before it’s too late! The list of participating bars will be revealed after you buy tickets.
The costume contest winner will score a $300 grand prize! The party starts at 8 p.m. and the costume contest begins at midnight.
The bar and restaurant is hosting an early Halloween party filled with DJ sets, go-go dancers, specialty drinks, cash prizes during the costume contest, and a pop-up tattoo shop.
Kickoff Halloweekend right at downtown’s biggest Halloween Party: Nightmare on Congress Street in the haunted Hotel Congress. Celebrate with your friends and enjoy live music, costume contests, DJs, vendors, and spooky food and drink specials.
At the Tucson Museum of Art, you’ll find an evening of music, interactive performances, drinks, light bites, and revelries, along with Whiskey Del Bac’s Showdown, a cocktail competition premiering creations by Tucson bartenders. Tickets are $50 each and $45 for museum members.
Dress up in your favorite costume and head on down to the nursery for palm readings, local artists, live medium readings, live music, food by Sparky’s Cantina, and drinks by Tucson Kava Bar.
Grab your Ghouls and join us for Beer, Bikes, and Boos! A spooky collaboration with Pueblo Vida Brewing, Dragoon Brewing, and Tap & Bottle Downtown. Take a self-guided bike ride in your Halloween costume on Saturday, October 28 between noon – 5 p.m. You can start at any of the three locations: Pueblo Vida Brewing, Dragoon Brewing, or Tap & Bottle Downtown. Tickets are $15 and include a route map, a beer at each location, and fun times.
Pita Jungle is offering a FREE kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée on Halloween. A great excuse for kids (and adults) to enjoy a healthy meal and help balance out all the sweet treats! Valid for dine-in and call-in orders only on Tuesday, October 31 at participating locations. Limit three per table.
For more events happening in town, check out our Things To Do page.
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