Have you made your Halloween plans yet? It’s not too late! From puppet performances to cultural celebrations, there are plenty of fun and festive frights in store for Phoenix families this season.
Old MacDonald’s Pumpkin Patch
Dates: Oct. 4-29, 2017
Location: Great Arizona Puppet Theater, 302 W. Latham St.
Your kids’ favorite farmer and his animal friends are on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costumes in this new show from the Great Arizona Puppet Theater. The story is told with hand and rod puppets, and there are plenty of singalong opportunities. It’s perfect for kids ages 2 to 8.
Dia de Los Muertos PHX
Date: Oct. 29, 2017
Location: Steele Indian School Park, 300 E. Indian School Rd.
Presented by Phoenix’s Cultural Coalition, this free event draws spectators of all ages with its interactive and participatory song and dance performances. Don’t miss the modern and creative adaptations of ancient traditions like La Mascarada, La Visit, The Flight of Quetzalcoatl and Las Coronas.
Dates: Oct. 27-28, 2017
Location: Phoenix Zoo, 455 N. Galvin Pkwy.
This spooky event is a treat for all kids, but you’ll want to double-check the activities ahead of time to make sure they’re a fit for your children’s ages. There’s a video arcade adventure, meet-n-greets with characters from Star Wars and Ghostbusters, a Mad Science laboratory and so much more.