It might not feel like fall — we’re still dressing in shorts and the temperatures are in the 80s and 90s — but festivities are here. Día de los Muertos, Halloween and fall festivals are all gearing up.
Dia de los Muertos Art© Exhibit
Tohono Chul Park. Community Ofrenda designed and created by Patricia and Adam Silva. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 8. Free.
Dia de los Muertos: The Musical
Live Theatre Workshop, 5317 E. Speedway. Children’s musical. Daniel travels between two magical worlds, learning to conquer his greatest fears. 12:30-2 p.m. Sundays. Through Nov. 5. $7-$10. 327-4242.
Día de los Muertos Exhibit: Monarchs and Nichos
Downtown History Museum, 140 N. Stone Ave. Monarch butterflies and angel shrines (nichos) created by the fourth- and fifth-grade students from Carrillo K-5 Magnet School will be on display in the museum gallery. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20, 25-27, Nov. 1-3, 8-10 and 15. Free. 770-1473.
Chiles, Chocolate, and Day of the Dead
Tohono Chul Park, 7366 N. Paseo del Norte. Day of the Dead crafts, chili and chocolate culinary delights, demonstrations, chili roasters, musical entertainment, artists and more. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27 and 28. $15. 742-6455.
Dia De Los Muertos Tea Cocktail Party and Food Pairing
Presidio San Agustín del Tucsón, 196 N. Court Ave. El Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), a Mexican celebration, is a day to celebrate, remember and prepare special foods in honor of those who have departed. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28. $68. 780-0164.
Traditional Day of the Dead Celebration and Procession
Tubac Presidio State Historic Park, One Burruel St. Create an ofrenda or altar to be displayed throughout the community, face painting, live music, food vendors, music, dancing and parade. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 29. $8. 398-2252.
Día de Los Muertos
Tumacacori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Music, food, games and treats for kids. Leave an offering on the community ofrenda (altar). 4-8 p.m. Nov. 2. $5. 377-5060.
The SlaughterHouse, 1102 W. Grant Road. Four haunted houses and Apocalypse. 7-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays and Oct. 31; 7-11 p.m. Oct. 20, 27; 7 p.m.-midnight. Oct. 21 and 28. Through Oct. 31. $35 all four houses and Apocalypse; $25 Apocalypse only; $23 for four haunted houses. 784-2501.
Old Tucson, 201 S. Kinney Road. Live shows, Eddie’s Diner, haunted attractions, costume contest, safari train, zombie shoot, Strange Family Circus, haunted hayride and more. Due to subject matter and realism, this event may not be appropriate for younger people. 6 p.m.-12 a.m. Fridays-Saturdays; 6-10 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays. Oct. 12-29 and 31. $28 ages 12 and over; $21 ages 9-11; free ages 8 and under. 883-0100.
Trunk-or-Treat Fall Festival
Jacobs City YMCA, 1010 W. Lind St. Trick or treating, jumping castles, obstacle courses, haunted houses, carnival games, food and more. 6-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Free entry, fee for food and games. 419-3753.
The Writers Studio Tucson: Halloween Story Night
Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave. Winners of The Writers Studio Annual Write-to-Read competition will read their Halloween-inspired stories and poems. Scary stories and spooky snacks. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 20. Free. 792-3715.
Halloween Phantasmagoria: Stephen Cook, piano
Oracle Center for the Arts, 700 E. Kingston St., Oracle. Macabre piano music, ghost stories and magic lantern projections. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 21. $35. 1-623-295-9677.
Trunk of Treat
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road. Dress up in a Halloween costume. Ages 12 and under. 7-8 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. 297-2062.
Northwest YMCA, 7770 N. Shannon Road. Food trucks, trunk-or-treat, bouncy houses, live entertainment and trunk decorating contest. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 21. $1; free for ages 2 and under. 229-9001.
Lincoln Park soccer fields, 4325 S. Pantano Road. Trunk-or-treat, costume parade, carnival games and more. 4-7 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. 791-4873.
Dance Center, 613 E. Delano St. Something Borrowed. Costume contest, snacks and drinks for sale. Ages 16 and up. 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 21. $10. 338-2256.
Ott Family YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road. Food, trunk-or-treating, monster Zumba, jumping castle and face painting. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Free. 885-2317.
Teen Halloween Bash
Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr. Library, 7800 N. Schisler Drive. Learn how to do special effects for a Halloween costume. Costumes encouraged (optional), a prize for best costume. Halloween games, activities and a scary movie. Ages 12 and up. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 27. Free. 594-5200.
The Centurions: Fright Night
Rialto Theatre, 318 E Congress. Costume contest win cash prizes, dinner, bar, dancing and casino games. All proceeds support the mission of The Centurions of Southern Arizona. Ages 21 and up. Purchase tickets at thecenturions.com. 6 p.m. Oct. 27. $75. 209-1842.
Halloween Recital and Book Fair
Barnes & Noble, 7325 N. La Cholla Blvd. Music and dance students perform in their costumes along with a book fair benefiting Academy programs. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. 327-2303.
Halloween in the Wild
International Wildlife Museum, 4800 W. Gates Pass Road. Arts, crafts, games, live animal encounters, pumpkin archery, cake walk and haunted house tours. Costume contest will begin at 6 p.m. Bring a trick-or-treat bag. 5-7 p.m. Oct. 28. $9. 629-0100.
Annual Halloween Party
Tubac Art and Gifts, 31 Tubac Road. Nogales High School Mariachi Band, music and treats. 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 28. Free. 1-575-640-6569.
Haunted Halloween Carnival: CarnEVIL
Golden Pin Lanes, 1010 W. Miracle Mile. Bowling, trick-or-treating for the kids, cake walk (on Saturday only) and spooky carnival games to play for prizes. Proceeds will be donated to the Marana-Foothills Optimist Club. Tickets can be purchased at Golden Pin Lanes and online at goldenpinbowl.com. Noon-8 p.m. Oct. 28; Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 29. $6; $25 family pass includes 2 adults and 4 children. 888-4272.
ROH’s Rockin’ Halloween Bash
Monterey Court, 505 W. Miracle Mile. Costume contest, giveaways, ghoulish delights and rock and roll covers. 7-10 p.m. Oct. 28. $6. 207-2429.
Devil’s Night Dinner
Hotel Congress, 311 Congress St. Halloween-inspired food and cocktails, eerie entertainment by magician Kenny Bang Bang, and a fire-juggling performance. Ages 21 and up. 7-9 p.m. Oct. 30. $80. 622-8848.
Himmel’s Happening Halloween
Himmel Park Public Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave. Costume party, selfie station, spooky film clips, decorate a tasty Halloween-themed treat. Teens, grades 7-12. 5-7:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Free. 594-5305.
The Terror Trail
Tomb Town Tucson, 8343 N. Wanda Road. Haunted trail through a graveyard with live and dead actors. Ages 12 and up. Proceeds benefit the Tucson Community Food Bank. 5-10 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31. $1. 373-3868.
Halloween Vein Drain: Blood Donation Event
MHC Healthcare Marana Main, 13398 N. Marana Main. Donate blood while wearing a costume, prize for best costume, silent auction and collection of food for the Marana Food Bank. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 682-4111.
Rincon Mountain Presbyterian Church, 8445 E. Tanque Verde Road. Candy, treats and prizes for young children. 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 327-2390
Desert Hope Lutheran Church, 7474 E. Speedway. Food, games, inflatable obstacle course and trunk-or-treat. 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31. Free. 722-9134.
Marana Pumpkin Patch and Farm Festival
Post Farm, 14901 N. Wentz Road. Pumpkin patch, corn maze, petting zoo, jumping pillow, pumpkin cannon, zip line, pig races, train rides and more. 3-7 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Fridays-Sundays. Oct. 12-29. $10.50-$12.50. 305-5481.
Military Weekend: Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze
Buckelew Farm, 17000 W. Ajo Way. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Pumpkins are 30 cents per pound with military ID. Live music, tractor-drawn wagon ride, pick your own pumpkin and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 14 and 15. $12. 822-2277.
Pumpkin Festival and Corn Maze
Buckelew Farm. Tractor-drawn wagon ride through the pumpkin patch, pick a pumpkin, corn maze, petting zoo, food booths, beer garden, zombie paintball and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 28, and 29. $12.
The Great Pumpkin Race
Buckelew Farm. Cross-country 5K race with portions in the corn maze, awards, prizes and more. 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 15. $20. 812-0159.
Rillito Downs Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Headliner Big Llou and the BluesVille Revue. To purchase tickets online, visit www.azblues.org. 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Oct. 15. $12 in advance; $15 day of. 743-0786.
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 1431 W. Magee Road. Pumpkin sale helping to support the St. Mark’s United Methodist Church Youth Group, which uses the proceeds for summer youth projects. Noon-6 p.m. Oct. 15-31. Free. 297-2062.
Foothills Place, 3701 N. Swan Road. Bratwurst, German potato salad and beer. RSVP by Oct. 16. 4-6 p.m. Oct. 18. Free. 299-7755.
AVA Amphitheater, 5655 W. Valencia Road. Live music, games, contests, vendors, German foods and desserts. Proceeds will benefit local charities. Ages 21 and up. Noon-10 p.m. Oct. 21. Free. 1-855-765-7829.
Pumpkin Party Mini Camp
Music and Dance Academy, 4811 E. Sunrise Drive. Dress up in costumes, learn ghostly dance moves, arts and crafts. Ages 3-7. 1-2 p.m. Oct. 21. $15. 327-2303.
Oktoberfest: The Bavarian Brass Band Of Green Valley
CPAC, 1250 W. Continental Road, Green Valley. Polkas, marches, folksongs and waltzes. Ticket price includes full German-themed meal and two drink tickets for German beer and wine or various non-alcoholic beverages. 5-8 p.m. Oct. 21. $25 in advance; $30 at the door. 399-1750.
Arizona Lapidary and Gem Rough, 7320 E. Broadway. Silversmithing, gem identification, meteorites, fluorescent minerals, cabochon publishing, sphere, egg making and free workshops. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22. Free. 399-6641.
Willcox Wine Country Fall Festival
Railroad Avenue Park, 157 N. Railroad Ave., Willcox Visit willcoxwinecountry.org for more information. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21 and 22. $15-$45. 1-800-200-2272.
Celebraión de la Cosecha (Harvest Time)
Tumacácori National Historical Park, 1891 E. Frontage Road. Enjoy the fruits of our labor. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22. $5. 377-5060.
Maracana Indoor Sports Center, 555 E. 18th St. Local bands and food truck You Sly Dog, benefiting the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona. Dress as a gnome to help break the Guinness record for the largest gathering of people dressed as garden gnomes. 3:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22. Free. 609-6789.
Alliance Bible Church, 1301 W. Wetmore Road. Magic show at noon, jumping castles, cotton candy, balloons, games and prizes, treats, candy bags and food. 10 a.m.-noon. Oct. 28. Free. 887-2990.
Tucson Celtic Festival and Scottish Highland Games
Rillito Raceway Park, 4502 N. First Ave. Highland games, Celtic food, pipe bands, Scottish and Irish dance, kids activities, whisky tastings and more. 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Nov. 4; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 5. $16. 909-7299.