Spooky things to do this Halloweekend in Phoenix, Tempe

Halloweekend is finally upon us! Here are just a few things you can do to get your spook on without spending too much money.


Watch local talent celebrate the works of Edgar Allen Poe at Hotel San Carlos in Downtown Phoenix. This annual event is produced by the Arizona Curriculum Theater. Student admission is $22.

Carve pumpkins with friends

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Not into scary stuff? No problem. Grab a few friends and partake in the tradition of pumpkin carving. You can find a pumpkins at your local grocery store or at a pumpkin patch near you.

Monster Mash Music Festival

This inaugural music festival will be held at Tempe Beach Park and feature artists such as Linkin Park, Rob Zombie, John Fogerty and others. The multi-day festival will start Oct. 30 and continue until November 1. Single-day tickets are available here.

Read more: Zombie, Primus, Linkin Park and more to rock Halloweekend at Tempe Beach Park

Halloween Comicfest

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Stop by at Critical Threat Comics and pick two free comics from their Halloween Comicfest comics or five free comics with a purchase of $5 or more. 

SEA LIFE Arizona Spooktacular

Take a short drive or bus trip to Arizona Mills and visit the SEA LIFE Arizona Aquarium. Aquarium staff will be decked out in Halloween gear and will host underwater pumpkin carving, costume contests and a scavenger hunt.

Go to a haunted house

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Is there a better way to spend Halloween than getting spooked? There are several haunted houses near Tempe and around the Phoenix metro area. Admission prices and level of scariness varies.

Dress up and go to a Halloween party

If none of these have grabbed your attention, you can't go wrong with dressing up in costumes with friends and hitting the town. Here are a few Halloween parties in Tempe:

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