Families and Kids

Celebrating Halloween in Tempe

It’s about that time of year to make plans for Halloween! If Halloween is quickly creeping up on you, and you just don’t know what to do, check out these awesome events in Tempe, AZ. Whether you are looking for a fun activity for the kids, an event for the grown-ups, or something for the whole family, everyone will be sure to have a spooky good time in Tempe.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona – October 22-31, 2021

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona | located inside Arizona Mills

Head to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona October 22nd to October 31st for a LEGO-tastic Halloween event built just for families! Build a LEGO pumpkin in our pumpkin patch, help create a 5-foot tall Dracula, and take home your very own LEGO ghost, while supplies last. Kids are bound to create memories at this limited-time event, included with admission to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center.

  • Help to build a 5-foot tall LEGO® Dracula
  • Hop from place to place collecting LEGO pieces to build your very own take-home ghost
  • Create your own LEGO® pumpkin and display it in our pumpkin patch
  • Say hi to our Halloween mascot, Skelly
  • Find all of the hidden pumpkins in our Miniland scavenger hunt
  • Share your creations on social using #BrickorTreat
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona

Strange Garden – October 22-23, 2021

Desert Botanical Garden | Included with admission or membership

Lift your spirits at Strange Garden. Encounter weird sights, fun tricks and curious creatures. Kids, if you dare, come dressed in your Halloween best. Dance ‘til you drop at the spook-tacular monster bash. Don’t leave empty-handed, kids 12 and younger can pick the perfect pumpkin to take home. Monster Bash will be located outdoors on the Ullman Terrace.

Creepy Candy Crawl – Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tempe Marketplace | 6-8 p.m.

The Boo Crew welcomes you, goblins and ghouls, to stalk through The District at Tempe Marketplace in your Halloween costume for the spookiest party of the season. Trick-or-treat from store to store plus, enjoy music, costume contests and BIG prizes. The Costume Contest kicks off at 6:45 p.m. at The District Stage. This free event takes place in The District from 6-8 p.m.

Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden
Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden

Halloween Stroll – Sunday, October 24, 2021

Downtown Tempe | 2-5 p.m.

Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages come to 6th Street Park in Downtown Tempe for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun. Join us for outdoor trick-or-treating with downtown merchants, Halloween-themed games, crafts, and activities. There will also be a Costume Contest at 6th Street Park, presented by Air1 Radio. The fun starts at 6th Street Park. 

Tempe Zombie Crawl – Saturday, October 30, 2021

Downtown Tempe | 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Zombie Crawl takes over Tempe on Saturday, Oct. 30th. Come in costume and enjoy 8+ Halloween Parties! Pick up your Zombie survival kit at check-in. Your kit will include a map of all participating Tempe bars and nightclubs with listed entry and drink specials. Included in each kit is a book of drink vouchers for discounts and free Halloween welcome shots at select venues. Roam the streets with your friends or join hundreds of other costumed pub crawlers. Your Zombie Crawl wristband will also provide free entry at several Zombie Crawl Halloween pub crawl after parties. Halloween Crawl tickets are $15-$35.

Howl-O-Ween at Pedal Haus Brewery – Sunday, October 31, 2021

Celebrate Howl-O-Ween at Pedal Haus Brewery’s annual dog costume contest on October 31. Owners are encouraged to bring their pups dressed up, and will receive their first Day Drinker Light Lager for $1 when they do. The cutest dog will also earn a $100 Pedal Haus gift card.

Half of the proceeds from the Day Drinker Light Lager and the watermelon margarita that night will also go back to animal-related causes. Proceeds raised at the Tempe event will go to Valley Dog Rescue and proceeds from the Chandler event will benefit the One Love Pitbull Foundation.

Tempe 150: Tales from the Double Butte Cemetery – Sunday, October 31, 2021

Double Butte Cemetery | 2505 W. Broadway Rd., Tempe, AZ 85282 | 2-4 p.m.

This fascinating tour of Double Buttes Cemetery will start with a brief introduction, then guests will be taken in groups on a guided tour to 8 graves to learn a bit about the person buried there. At the end of the tour, guests are welcome to explore the cemetery on their own. Hosted by Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation.

Pedal Haus Brewery’s annual Halloween dog costume contest

A Halloween Town Celebration at Alibi Tempe – Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31

Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown | 108 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281

Celebrate all weekend long at Alibi Tempe, the rooftop bar and pool at Canopy by Hilton Tempe Downtown. Costumes are highly encouraged to get you into the festive mood. Featuring food and drink specials at Alibi all weekend with a spooktacular theme. Live DJs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Secure yourself a cabana on Eventbrite. For up to date information, you can visit their website or follow them on Instagram.

Written Amy Griglak

Originally from California, Amy loves to travel, go for runs, read all kinds of books, enjoy all things Disney, drink caramel macchiatos and explore new places and old favorites with her husband and two kiddos.