Spooky season is already in full-swing and there’s plenty of frightening festivities lurking around the corner. Whether you want to take the little ones trick-or-treating or let loose with an adults-only soirée, there are a slew of hair-raising, bone-chilling activities around the Valley to get you in the spirit.
Trunk or Treat
October 16, 5-9 p.m.
Children and their families can enjoy an inexpensive evening of spooky fun in a safe environment at Queen Creek’s Town Center during its annual Trunk or Treat event. Guests can expect carnival games, escape rooms, food vendors, a nerf battle zone and live performances. Then, they can trick-or-treat by hopping from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street.”
Creepy Candy Crawls
October 22 and 23, 6-8 p.m.
Head to Desert Ridge (October 22) or Tempe Marketplace (October 23) for an evening of spooky fun including live music, games, a costume contest and trick-or-treating. Attendees are encouraged to come in their creepiest or cutest costume – the best-dressed guest will win a prize!
October 30, 6-8 p.m.
Peoria’s Park West dining and entertainment district recently announced that it will be hosting its second annual Boo Bash event, which was conceived last year during the pandemic as a safe way for West Valley residents to enjoy the spirit of Halloween while social distancing. During the event, guests can take spooktacular photos, enjoy live music and look forward to more spooky surprises.
Forbidden Island Party
October 30, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
W Scottsdale is going all out for the haunting holiday with festive experiences all weekend long. Open exclusively to hotel guests, the Forbidden Island Party will feature performances by live DJs and invite guests to put on a show of their own by concocting crazy, creepy or cute costumes.
Lylo’s Spooky Halloween Splash Bash
October 31, 6-10 p.m.
Rise Uptown’s poolside restaurant and bar is making a splash this Halloween with over-the-top decorations, music from DJ HNDSM Boiz and a spooky signature cocktail featuring spiced rum, pumpkin and cinnamon. Be sure to dress your best – the event will include a costume contest judged by a panel of local influencers. Participants can one a one-night stay at the hotel, a daybed at Lylo or a gift card for the property’s recently opened rooftop lounge, Don Woods’ Say When.
Tricks and Treats Pairing Party
October 31, noon- 6 p.m.
It’s all treats as far as we’re concerned at LDV Winery’s wine pairing party where guests can enjoy exclusive wine and Halloween candy flights. Those who come in costume will be entered into a raffle to wine a special, spooky surprise. Pairings include Rhone Red Blend with Butterfingers, Syrah and Mounds and Petite Sirah plus Snickers.