Families and Kids

Celebrating Halloween in Tempe

Tempe is full of treats, no tricks!

Creep it real this Halloween and hang out in Tempe! Spooky season is in full effect, and Tempe has just what you need to make the most of your Halloween. 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 have a spooky good time in Tempe.

Halloween Events at The Westin Tempe – October 2-30, 2022

The Westin Tempe | 11 E. 7th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

October 2-30. 2022 | Sunday Night Movies at The Westin Tempe

Join The Westin Tempe every Sunday at 7:30 p.m. for Sunday Night Movies. Popcorn will be provided free for hotel guests and locals. Stop by the Cup of Joe coffee shop on the first floor to purchase candy and snack items! All ages are welcome with free admission.

Movie Schedule:

  • October 2nd | Hocus Pocus
  • October 9th | Hocus Pocus 2 
  • October 16th | Halloween Town
  • October 23rd | Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge
  • October 30th | The Nightmare before Christmas

October 29 | “Spirit of Halloween” at Skysill Rooftop Lounge

For a wicked fun time this Halloweekend, bring your fa-boo-lous costumes, spookiest dance moves and your favorite witches and ghoul friends to the “Spirit of Halloween” event at Skysill Rooftop Lounge.

Skysill Bar at The Westin Tempe
The Westin Tempe

Four Peaks Haunted Brewery Tours – Through November 2, 2022

1340 W. 8th Street, Tempe, AZ 85281

Four Peaks Brewery is hosting Haunted Brewery Tours every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday through November 2nd. Since they moved into the old brick building that houses the original brewery, strange things have been happening inside it. Four Peaks has gathered all these spooky tales (as well as their own employees’ ghost stories) for a series of special, late-night tours through 8th Street. Join them for one—if you dare.

Haunted Brewery Tours at Four Peaks
Haunted Brewery Tours at Four Peaks Brewing Co.

Brick-or-Treat at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona – October 17-31, 2022

5000 S. Arizona Mills Cir., Ste. 135, Tempe, AZ 85282 | Located inside Arizona Mills

Head to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Arizona from October 17th to October 31st for MONSTER-IFIC fun and a LEGO® Monster Party! Enjoy a brand new 4D movie, a take-home Brick-Or-Treat build, a build-your-own pumpkin patch and a spider scavenger hunt in the Miniland!

Event Details:

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

Strange Garden at Desert Botanical Garden – October 21-22, 2022

1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008

Join the Desert Botanical Garden at Strange Garden, October 21-22, for a night full of frights for the entire family. Experience jaw-dropping performances and encounter mad botanists, peculiar plants and creepy crawlies of the desert. Stop for a photo-op and take home a free pumpkin from their patch!

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

Creepy Candy Crawl at Tempe Marketplace – October 22, 2022

2000 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281

Calling all goblins, ghosts and ghouls… get ready for a haunted Halloween bash at the annual Creepy Candy Crawl at Tempe Marketplace! Dress up in your spookiest and kookiest costumes to partake in contests, parade through The District, trick-or-treat from store to store, snap free photos and enjoy games, prizes and entertainment.

Creepy Candy Crawl at Tempe Marketplace
Creepy Candy Crawl at Tempe Marketplace

Movies in the Park: Monsters, Inc. – October 28, 2022

5233 S. Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85283

Movies in the Park is back for the fall! Grab the gang, your blankets and a picnic dinner, and head to Kiwanis Park to enjoy Monsters Inc. on October 28th.

Come early to reserve your spot and hang out with the Tempe Play Mobile for fun pre-movie activities.
Movies in the Park begin at dusk, at approximately 6 p.m., on the north soccer field (Baseline Rd. and Ash Ave.).

Movies in the Park
Movies in the Park at Kiwanis Park

Movies on the Field: NOPE – October 28, 2022

500 E. Veterans Way, Tempe, AZ 85287

Movies on the Field is back at ASU Sun Devil Stadium! Bring a blanket, sit on the grass and view NOPE on the big screen under the stars.

Prepare to be thoroughly spooked by the latest horror film from director Jordan Peele (“Get Out,” “Us”). The residents of a lonely gulch in inland California bear witness to an uncanny and chilling discovery.

Movies on the Field at ASU Sun Devil Stadium
Movies on the Field at ASU Sun Devil Stadium

Rooftop Halloween Party at Alibi Tempe – October 29, 2022

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

Eat, drink, and be scary! Join Alibi Tempe on the rooftop for a night of food, drinks, dancing and more.

Event Details:

  • Prize for best costume
  • FREE General Admission
  • Live DJ and Dance floor to shake your BOO-ties.
  • Private cabanas for up to 10 guests available for $100. Each cabana guest will receive a complimentary Beetlejuice Cocktail.
  • Must be 21+ to drink.
  • Limit one per customer.

Halloween Stroll at 6th Street Park – October 30, 2022

24 E. 6th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

Ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages come to 6th Street Park in Downtown Tempe for some not-so-spooky Halloween fun at the Halloween Stroll. Trick-or-treat with downtown businesses and participate in Halloween-themed games, crafts, activities and a costume contest. Don’t forget your trick-or-treat bag! Halloween Stroll is a free admission event.

Chasing Ghosts Down Mill Avenue

November 6, 2022
Hackett House | 95 W. 4th St., Tempe, AZ 85281

The Tempe Historic Preservation Foundation invites you to experience tours of frightful historic places up and down Mill Avenue on Sunday, November 6. Arrive at the boo-tiful Hackett House Pavilion promptly at 4:00 p.m. for ghostly activities. At sundown, you’ll meet eerily knowledgeable Paranormal Guides at several different historic haunts.

Downtown Tempe Halloween Stroll
Halloween Stroll in Downtown Tempe

Visit Tempe’s spine tingling Halloween haunts

If you’re looking for a little spooky action and goose-bumpy fun this Halloween, you might visit Tempe’s spine tingling Halloween haunts. Tempe was settled in the second half of the 1800s. Some of the old buildings are still used by businesses, and a few purportedly have permanent residents who, though long dead, make an occasional ghostly appearance. View our Halloween Haunts blog for all of Tempe’s ghostly tales.

Written Alicia Griffith

Alicia is an ASU Alumna and Tucson native who is unapologetically herself. When she is not sharing her passion for Tempe, she is a devoted dog mom and reality TV enthusiast who has a weakness for charcuterie boards and wine!

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