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Spooktacular October: Halloween All Month Long
Halloween isn't confined to just one day in City Limitless...
There are plenty of tricks and treats to go around all month long in and around Mesa! Find out what's happening at every haunted house, costume event, and candy-collecting extravaganza in October:
Sanctum of Horror and The Breach - Haunted Houses
Are you ready for a night of fright? Do you have what it takes to enter? Sanctum of Horror and The Breach are haunted houses open for the Halloween season and are located at Superstition Springs Center in Outer Parking Lot G between JCPenney and Sears. There is no age limit to enter the haunt; however; anyone under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.
Where: Superstition Springs Center
When: Starting September 28, dates vary
Admission: $22 (general admission)
Crypt Haunted Attractions - The Crypt, The Asylum, & Chaos Maze
All New Nightmares! 3 Attractions 1 Location - The Crypt, The Asylum, and Chaos Maze. Your adrenaline-infused experience inside the Crypt Haunted Attractions will give you spine tingling thrills!
Where: The Crypt Haunted Attractions, Fiesta Mall parking lot
When: Starting September 28, dates vary
Admission: $25 - $35
Get Ready Arizona! This October, Scarizona Scaregrounds unleashes 4 Absolutely Spectacular Haunted Attractions. Named one of the Top Haunted Houses in the Country by USA's GREATEST HAUNTS. It's time to SCREAM!
Where: Scarizona Scaregrounds (1901 N. Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ)
When: Oct. 5 - Nov. 3, open 7 - 10 p.m.
Spooktacular Golf at Golfland
Fall is here along with the cooler weather, time to get out of the house for some festive fall fun! Try a family friendly round of Spooktacular Golf and enjoy the festive lights and decorations on one of Golfland's famous 18 hole mini golf courses!
Where: Golfland Sunsplash
When: Sept. 27 - Oct. 31, open every night at 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $10, game prices vary
Halloween Boo Bash at Jake's Unlimited
Guests of all ages are invited to Jake’s After Dark Halloween Boo Bash! This Halloween party features a Halloween costume contest with $1,000 in cash and prizes. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include unlimited non-redemption video games, rides, and laser tag. Bonus: each ticket includes one game of mini-bowling and one game of regular bowling and shoe rental. Also at Jake's Unlimited, any guest wearing a costume on Halloween Weekend, October 27 -28 and 31, will receive a free $5 fun card - no trick!
Where: Jake's Unlimited
When: October 26
Admission: $15 in advance, $20 at the door
Calling all witches! Register in advance for Desert Paddleboards' Halloween paddle events: Full Moon Witches flight at Saguaro Lake and the Tempe Town Lake Halloween Morning paddle. You can bring your own board or rent one for $25, but you MUST dress like a witch or warlock, so bring your pointy hats and broomsticks! Register HERE.
Full Moon Witches Flight at Saguaro Lake: October 24, 7 - 9 p.m.
Tempe Town Lake Halloween Morning Paddle: October 31, 9 - 11 a.m.
Goofy Ghost Walk at Usery Mountain Regional Park
Ghosts of all ages are invited to kick off the Halloween season with this fun event! Wear a costume for the quarter-mile journey through the dark desert. The “Ghost Rangers” will judge the best child, teen, and adult costumes. The Phoenix Zoo will present some live animals and you'll also listen to Ranger B’s funny-spooky stories around the bonfire (along with a free marshmallow roast!). Bring a flashlight and closed-toe shoes.
Where: Usery Mountain Regional Park
When: October 20, 7 - 9 p.m.
Howl-O-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo
Howl-O-Ween at the Phoenix Zoo is just the right amount of scary or merry fun! A spooky event for all ages, Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences for the whole family. Looking for scary tricks? SCARY activities are for guests ages 8 and older who like a good scare.
Where: The Phoenix Zoo
When: Oct. 26 - 27, 6 - 10:30 p.m.
Admission: $9+, advance ticket purchase is required!
Every second Friday of each month, Downtown Mesa, features 50+ artists showcasing original artwork, live bands, food vendors, entertainment, gallery openings, contests with prizes, shops, and restaurants stay open late! This months theme is sticking with seasonal spooky mood by hosting Nightmare Main - Come if you dare. To top the evening off this year, OneOhOne gallery presents you with Haunted Basement Tours from 8 - 9 p.m. for only $3! Each event is dog and family friendly so bring your pooch, bring your sweetheart, bring your grandma, or come solo!
Where: Main St., Downtown Mesa
When: Oct. 12, 6 - 10 p.m.
Admission: FREE (Haunted Basement Tour - $3)
No Tricks, Just Treats!
Trunk or Treat
Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. Ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages will enjoy a festival of activities. So come out to Queen Creek for some ghoulish games, frightening food and freaky fun.
Where: Queen Creek Town Center
When: October 20, 5 - 9 p.m.
Trick or Treat Main Street
Are you looking for a family fun Halloween daytime activity for the kids? We have the perfect solution! Join the Downtown Mesa Association and participating businesses for Trick - or - Treat on Main Street. This family friendly event is a safe and fun way to trick or treat. Kids get to collect candy from participating businesses while enjoying fun activities!
Where: Downtown Mesa
When: October 31, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Safe Haven Trick or Treating
Bring all your ghosts and goblins in costume and let then trick or treat their way through 1600 booths starting at the Food Court! Trick or Treaters will each get a trick or treat bag and will enjoy contests, surprises and treats throughout the day. Face painters will also be around to make your costumes complete!
Where: Mesa Market Place Swap Meet
When: October 27, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Shows and Performances
Young Frankenstein - The Musical
Showing at the MCC Performing Arts Center: Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked sidekick, Igor , and a leggy lab assistant, Inga, Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, the monster escapes and hilarity ensues.
Where: MCC Performing Arts Center
When: Oct 26, 27, 31 at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 3 at 2 p.m.
Admission: $12 - $18
Ride-in-Movies at the Park: Hocus Pocus
You bring the blankets and they supply the popcorn! Families are encouraged to ride the bicycles or walk to Mountain View Park for the October Ride-in-Movie at the Park showing of Hocus Pocus.
Where: Mountain View Park
When: October 27, 6:30 p.m.
Frankenstein - Presented by Southwest Shakespeare Co.
Just in time for Halloween and on its 200th birthday, we bring to life a new adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic horror novel about how Victor Frankenstein, in his obsessive quest to overcome death, destroys his own life. This theatrically unique staging employs 13 actors to reanimate the infamous gothic tale of the man who makes a monster in a world that makes monsters of men.
Where: Mesa Arts Center
When: Oct. 26 - Nov. 10
Admission: $25+, discounts available for students, teachers and seniors