Oct. 18, 2012
The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a series of fun family events to celebrate Halloween and the coming of the fall season. Most are free or very low cost.
- Oct. 25, 7 to 9 p.m., Family Fright Night, Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way
Bring your blanket or chair and enjoy a free scary movie, “The Haunted Mansion.” This free family event is open to all. Refreshments will be available for sale. The event begins in the courtyard of the center.
More information is available by calling 602-262-6971.
- Oct. 26, 6 to 9 p.m., Scare Fair, Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Ave.
This event features a Haunted House ($1 admission for kids ages 6 and up) free carnival games, concessions and 50 cent popcorn, water, candy bars and other snacks.
More information is available by calling 602-495-3700.
- Oct. 26 -28, 6 to 9 p.m., Haunted Hayride at South Mountain Park, South Mountain Park/Preserve
This family event features a spooky ride on a horse-drawn wagon through Box Canyon. $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 3-12. The event begins in the parking lot of the South Mountain Activities Complex, 10409 S. Central Ave. This is a privately produced event presented by South Mountain/Laveen Village Festivals Inc.
More information is available by calling 602-438-2928.
- Oct. 27, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Fall Festival, Sunnyslope Park, 802 E. Vogel Ave.
Activities include entertainment, relay games, bounce houses, community resource booths and giveaways, health screenings, face painting and a costume parade.
More information is available by calling 602-262-6661.
- Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fall Fest, Mountain View Community Center, 1104 E. Grovers Rd.
This free, all-ages family outdoor event include games, food booths, Bounce House, face painting, trick-or-treating, a Maze of Mayhem, a costume contest and much more.
More information is available by calling 602-534-2500
- Oct. 27, 2 to 5 p.m., Falloween, Deer Valley Park 19602 N. 19th Avenue
The free family event will feature a pumpkin patch, inflatable bouncers, face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, a costume contest, candy and prizes.
More information is available by phone at 602-495-3735.
- Oct. 27, 6 to 9 p.m., Boo Fest `12, Beuf Community Center, 3435 W Pinnacle Peak Road
This free event features a horse drawn hayride for the whole family; pumpkin patch for kids up to age 15; inflatable bouncers; climbing wall; carnival games; live entertainment; costume parade with judging; and a goodie bag for each child between the ages of 1 and 15. This year’s event is being produced in partnership with Emily’s Toys for Joy, a local non-profit who collects toys for hospitalized children in the valley. Donate a new toy at the event and receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win some great prizes.
More information is available by calling 602-534-4754.
- Oct. 27, 2 to 10 p.m., Hallowe'en & Annual Zombie Walk, Heritage & Science Park, 115 N. Sixth St.
This free family friendly event features live music, Easley’s Lil’ Zombie Zone, Downtown Ambassadors Carnage Carnival, Rose & Crown Beer Garden with Four Peaks Brewing Company, Most Valuable Zombie contest, food vendors, makeup artists, retailers, bloodmobile, food drive and one of the largest zombie hordes in the continental United States. The Rosson House Museum will also be open for ticketed tours during the celebration with a special exhibition. The annual Zombie Walk will leave from Historic Heritage Square at dusk and return one hour later.
Event and Rosson House tour information is available by calling 602-262-5070 or 602-254-8696 or online at downtownphoenix.com/zombie/.
- Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Fall Family Festival, Paradise Valley Park and Community Center, 17402 N 40th St.
This family friendly event features an old-fashioned hay ride! Cost for the hay ride is $2. In addition, participate in free face painting, information booths, crafts, entertainment, and group games. Food will be available for a nominal fee.
More information is available by phone at 602-495-3777.