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5 Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

Posted at 12:01 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 15:02:39-04

Before you jump on your couch to watch yet another movie marathon, check out these family-friendly events taking place in Phoenix this weekend. You won’t regret it. 

Creepy Candy Crawl

Desert Ridge Marketplace hosts an afternoon of spooky surprises during Creepy Candy Crawl. Guests can trick-or-treat from store-to-store, snap pics at a free photo booth, enjoy Halloween themed music, dancing, games, prizes and more.

Don’t forget to dress to impress for the Halloween costume contest. All costume contest entrants must pre-register.

Here are the times for each contest:

3:15pm Best Family/Group Costume Contest

3:45pm Best 18 & Over Adult Costume Contest

4:15pm Most Unique or Custom Contest

4:45pm Spookiest Costume Contest

The event takes place throughout the shopping center Saturday Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m.

Mikiztli: Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Sick of Halloween? There’s more celebrations to be had at the Steele Indian Park‘s Dia De Los Muertos Festival. This annual event honors people who have passed on through music, dancing, live performances, and arts and crafts for kids.

To get involved, head to 300 E. Indian School Rd on Oct. 28 from 1-7 p.m. You can take the Light Rail to avoid dealing with hectic parking lots. Admission is free.

Fear Farm

It’s scaring season folks and Phoenix does not disappoint. Fear Farm’s largest Halloween event is open for business. 

Fear Farm is 30 acres of pure terror. Guests from all over Arizona come to encounter some of the creepiest creatures that walk the six 6 indoor and outdoor attractions as well as the Haunted Hayride. The event runs everyday from now until Nov. 3. Ticket prices vary per day from $27.99-32.99. You can save money by buying your tickets in advance online. 

Salt River Fields Balloon Spooktacular

This Halloween party is really taking off. 

Over 20 hot air balloons will be stationed around the Salt River Fields. Each one giving out goodies to trick-or-treaters. Guests can enjoy tethered ballon rides as well.

But wait, there’s more including a haunted Spooky Trail, live music, vendors, a Kids Zone, fireworks and a costume contest for kids of all ages.

The Balloon Spooktacular takes place Friday Oct. 26 and Saturday Oct. 27 from 5-9:30 p.m. 

Cosmic Playground Experience

This one is for the kids. The Arizona Science Center invites kids to come explore the galaxy in their Cosmic Playground

Kids can climb a tunnel of stars, slide into a wormhole, take an out-of-this-world astronaut selfie and more. The experience costs an additional fee, $3.95 for members and $4.95 for non-members, on top of general admission to the Science Center. The event is open now through Nov. 13.