FREE family activities from Arizona Parenting Magazine

Posted at 7:50 AM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 13:50:59-04

October 26-29
Billy Moore Days: When you ask most longtime Avondale residents about their memories growing up here, many of them will inevitably mention Billy Moore Days, a tradition named for Avondale's founder, and celebrated for more than five decades in Avondale.  Billy Moore Days will take place in Historic Avondale, with the return of the event's favorite elements including the Billy Moore Days Parade and Carnival, and marks the 71st anniversary of Avondale's incorporation. Join on Historic Western Avenue. Downtown Avondale.

October 27 & 28
Trick… or treat? Howl-O-Ween includes activities and experiences for the whole family. Looking for scary tricks? SCARY activities are for guests eight years and older who like a good scare such as Area 51, House of Voodoo, Zombie Laser Tag and much more! Sweet treats more your style? MERRY activities are appropriate for all ages and include Mad Science Laboratory, Boo Ball with DJ Mars and Trick & Treat Doors and more! Tickets are limited each night. $12.95 general and $9.95 members. Kids 2 and under are free. 6-10:30pm. Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix. 602-286-3800.

October 27 - 29
Creepy Candy Crawl: Ready or not, here it comes…  Partake in free and fun costume contests for all ages as well as interactive Halloween activities! Plus, families are invited to trick-or-treat at participating stores and restaurants where children and parents will collect candy and other goodies.    6:30-8:30pm on Oct 27 @Tempe Marketplace. 3-5pm on Oct 28 @ Desert Ridge Marketplace.  3-5pm on Oct 29 @ Westgate Entertainment Center.

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