Things to do in Phoenix This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 21st – 23rd, 2016

Costumes and Cocktails Play Date

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 215 N. 7th St., Phoenix.

Let’s preface this by saying that this costume party is definitely not for your little guys. Sorry, kiddos. Costumes and Cocktails Play Date is a night for grownups to get together with friends and play at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix (how awesome is that?). Attendees must be at least 18 to play and 21 or over to drink. All guests must present a photo ID at the door. Be prepared to come dressed in your best Halloween costume and play like a kid in three floors of interactive exhibits. The night will feature costume contests, cash bars, DJ and dancing, photo booth, retro board games, candy bar bingo, and more! Seriously parents, this night is all about you! Admission is $15.00 in advance or $20.00 at the door.

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Mesa Arts Center, 1 E. Main St., Mesa.
Contact: (480) 644-6500

Dia de los Muertos is right around the corner, and you can show your support of this traditional celebration of the dead and ancestors by attending the Mesa Arts Center’s annual Dìa de los Muertos Festival. The Day of The Dead festival will feature delicious foods, a colorful mercado featuring an assortment of Dìa de los Muertos merchandise, jewelry, arts and crafts. There’s consistently been wonderful live entertainment every year, by noted local and regional acts such as Mariachi Corazon de Phoenix, Ballet Folklorico Amistad, Sol Gitana, Joe Granado y su Orquestra Kaliente, Noemy Esparza and Nosotrosound, just to name a few. This event is free to attend.

Fall Festival

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Goodyear Ballpark, 1933 S. Ballpark Way, Goodyear.
Contact: (623) 882-3120

Goodyear Ballpark is packing in the seasonal fun with a great fall festival that’s just perfect for your family. Come celebrate the crisp air and turning leaves of fall with safe and fun family activities at the ballpark, including train rides, a pumpkin patch, rock wall, inflatables, costume contest, trick-or-treating, photo station and arts and crafts activities. This is a fun way to spend a couple hours in the evening. This event is free to attend.

Mount Mayhem Haunt

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 through Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at 1740 E. Purdue Avenue, Phoenix.
Contact: (602) 507-7160

If you’re so bold as to step onto the haunted grounds of Mount Mayhem, you may find it nearly impossible to find your way out! This family-run Halloween display features a thrilling encounter with creatures of the dusk and things that go bump in the night. As the legend goes, these creatures have been swarming among us without any of us knowing, and the result is that the children of the orphanage have now vowed their allegiances to the creatures of the Glomung. No one knows what manner of evil deeds will befall us, but it’s certain that as the sun sets these creatures will make themselves known at Mount Mayhem, and to you! This event is free to attend.

Orpheum Theatre Ghost Tours

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 through Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm at the Orpheum Theatre, 203 W Adams St, Phoenix.
Contact: (602) 495-7139

The Orpheum is a prime place for a little spooky action. You may ask yourself: do you believe in ghosts? Well, we’ll let the theater decide for you. The historic and amazing Orpheum Theater of Phoenix was saved from the wrecking ball over twenty-five years ago. Come join us, and the happy haunts that inhabit this theater, on a truly unique tour that will take your breath away in more ways than one. The evening will include stories not heard by the public and a chance to explore the Orpheum as only few can, which should prove to be both chilling and fascinating. Tickets are $25.00 per person.

Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 10:30 am to 11:30 pm, and Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 from 10:30 am to 5:30 pm at the Phoenix Convention Center, North Building 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix.

If you’re already missing the bygone days of Comicon, and you’re longing for that nerdy buzz in any form or fashion, then we present to you the Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest! Brought to you by the same creative minds behind Comicon, Phoenix Fan Fest is a pop culture convention featuring actors, top comic book writers, artists, programming, and features exhibitors, vendors, and costuming! Think of it as a mini-me version. Explore the Exhibitor Hall checking out geeky items and artwork. Get a signature from your favorite actor, have a comic artist sign your comic books, and check out all the costumes. Tickets range from $10.00 up to $75.00 per person.

Queen Creek Trunk or Treat

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Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Queen Creek Center, 21802 S. Ellsworth Rd, Queen Creek.
Contact: (480) 358-3000

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept of Trunk of Treats, they can best be described as a fun and safe environment for families to enjoy an inexpensive evening of Halloween fun in a festival atmosphere! You won’t need to worry about traffic, or what kind of questionable candy that your children might receive in this type of setting, which is a major relief for parents. Children trick-or-treat by going from car trunk to car trunk on “Trunk or Treat Street” to get their bag filled with goodies. The event will also feature carnival games, costume contests, and a Teen Zombie Film Festival. This event is free to attend.

Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival

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Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd, Phoenix.

Here’s another Dia de los Muertos festival for you to sink your teeth into. Families are invited to come and participate in the Dia de los Muertos PHX Festival. Bring a blanket or chair and experience a uniquely Arizonan, grassroots celebration of ancestors and community diversity. You’ll find all kinds of activities here for you to do, including children’s activities, art mercado, food booths and many masked performers brings culture to life. Masked entertainers and musicians will entertain with performances in music, dance, and theater to honor ancestors and celebrate heritage and traditions. This event is free to attend.

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