Halloween around Tucson

Gloria Valencia, 7, checks out one of Bates Butler's many creepy yard decorations while Federico Valencia, 5, watches in the Sam Hughes neighborhood on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. Photo by: Rebecca Noble / for Arizona Daily Star

If you're looking for Halloween fun for the kiddos, look no further. 

We've got you covered with trunk-or-treats, festivals and trick-or-treat events the kids will love.

So, dress up and go out. Don't worry. These are all family-friendly events, with scares reserved for the big kids. 

Festivals and trick-or-treat events

Non-scary Halloween carnival fun for the family at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Dress up and go trick-or-treating, ride ponies, get temporary tattoos, fish for prizes, win a treat in the baked good walk and play Eyeball Mini-Putt-Putt and Mummy Bowling. 

Halloween themed dinners will be available for purchase in the "Fright Grill" and the main hangar will be open for viewing under ghoulish lights.

When: Friday, Oct. 17, 5-9 p.m. 

Where: Pima Air and Space Museum, 6000 E. Valencia Road

Cost: $10 for ages 13 and over; free for children 12 and under


Meet your favorite superheroes, pirates, princesses and wizards inspired by great books and movies. Stroll the zoo, listen to music and play old fashioned games.

Different areas have different themes such as "Walk like an Egyptian," "Pirates of the Scareibbean," "Ghoulish Graveyard," photos with Elsa in a winter wonderland, Rancho Sahuarita's Fall Festival Zone with a hay maze and more.

New this year is a Scary Loop at the Conservation Learning Center for kids ages 12 and over. 

When: Friday-Sunday Oct. 27-29, 6-8 p.m.; early admission at 5:30 p.m. for zoo members

Where: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court

Cost: $10; $8 for members


Get in the spirit of Halloween at Reid Park Zoo.

Trick-or-treat at the Oro Valley Community Center's decorated "Candy Cart Lane" and meet Star Wars celebs Kylo Ren and R2D2. Plus, there are hayrides and themed activities. 

When: Friday, Oct. 27, 5-8 p.m.

Where: Oro Valley Community Center, 10555 N. La Canada Drive

Cost: Free, food available for purchase

Your family can trick-or-treat at My Gym Children's Fitness Center, Sweet Repeats, O.V. Music & Dance Academy, Trader Joe's, Autozone, Marshalls, Trouvaille Salon & Spa, Venus Nails, Ace Hardware and more. 

When: Satuday, Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m. 

Cost: Cash donations of any denomination to benefit the My Gym Challenged America Foundation

There will be tricks and treats like slippery slime, squid dissections, spooky arts and crafts, chemistry curiosities and a Halloween laser show. 

Arrive in costume for the chance to win a free family membership, a $105 value. 

When: Sunday, Oct. 30, Noon to 5 p.m.; Laser show times are noon and 4 p.m. 

Where: Flandrau Science Center & Planetarium, 1601 E. University Blvd.

Cost: $4; $4 laser shows

Free entertainment, including a magic show, trick-or-treating, costume contests, games and kindness activities throughout Trail Dust Town and Golf 'N Stuff. 

Purchase an optional wristband for $12 to benefit Ben's Bells and get one time admission to Trail  Dust Town attractions, including a Wild West stunt show and one round of golf and tokens at Golf 'N Stuff. 

When: Sunday, Oct. 19, 4-7 p.m. 

Where: Trail Dust Town, 6541 E. Tanque Verde Road and Golf 'N Stuff, 6503 E. Tanque Verde Road

Cost: Free to attend. Wristband purchase is optional.

Trick-or-treating at participating merchants will take place on Fourth Avenue between University Boulevard and Ninth Street.

There will also be a costume contest for kids and dogs at 6 p.m. in the Creative Ventures Parking lot at 522 N. Fourth Ave. Every child contestant will receive a free goody bag. 

New this year is Wag-O-Ween for your four legged children, sponsored by Rosie's Barket. That means your pup will get treats too!

When: Sunday, Oct. 29, 5-8 p.m. 

Where: Fourth Avenue between University Boulevard and Ninth Street

Cost: Free


Kids trick-or-treat along North Fourth Ave. at last year’s Spooky Kids Halloween Costume Contest.

Fountain of Life Lutheran Church is holding a fall festival, which includes a chili and pie competition. 

There will also be free food, free games with prizes, live music and entertainment, jumping castles and tattoos for the kids. 

Each person will get two free food tickets, good for a hot dog and chips. Additional tickets are available for $0.50 each. You'll also receive eight free game tickets. Additional tickets are available for eight for $1. 

When: Sunday Oct. 29, 2-5 p.m.

Where: Fountain of Life Lutheran Church, 710 S. Kolb Road

Teens in 7th through 12th grade are invited to enter a costume party, watch spooky film clips and decorate a Halloween-themed treat. Also, watch out for zombies. 

When: Monday Oct. 30, 5-7:30 p.m. 

Where: Himmel Park Library, 1035 N. Treat Ave.

Cost: Free


Trunk -or-Treats

The Y has thought of it all: food, trunk-or-treating, monster Zumba, a jumping castle and face painting

When: Friday, Oct. 27, 6-8 p.m. 

Where: Ott Branch YMCA, 401 S. Prudence Road

Cost: Free

Treats at the race track

Racers, track crews and other businesses will hand out candy to your little ghosts, ghouls and goblins. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. 

Where: Tucson Speedway, 11955 S. Harrison Road

Cost: Free

2nd Annual Trunk-Or-Treat and car show

Not only will the kids get candy and other treats, they can participate in a costume contest, dance to music spun by a DJ, look at cool cars, play games and jump in a jumping castle.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. 

Where: Rudy Garcia Park, 5001 S. Nogales Hwy.

Cost: Free

Trunk-or-Treat at the Shrine

Safe, fun, Halloween experience to be had by all.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 6-8 p.m. 

Where: Sabbar Shrine Temple, 450 S. Tucson Blvd.

Cost: Free

Get candy and bounce all of that energy out in two bouncy houses and an inflatable slide. Games and freebies will be provided by 14 businesses. No pets allowed. Food will be available for purchase from Twin Peaks Pizza, Angela's Mexican Restaurant, The Coffee Company and Lucky's Boba Tea.

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Where: The Springs Church, 7555 W. Twin Peaks Road

Cost: Free (except for food)

Bring your kiddos to the Radisson for treats, a jumping castle and a haunted house. There's even scary movies for older kids and adults. 

When: Saturday, Oct. 28, 4-8 p.m. (scary movies start at 6 p.m. in the Orange Grove)

Where: Radisson Suites, 6555 E. Speedway

Cost: $1-3 for food and drinks; donations requested for JDRF

Angela Pittenger | This Is Tucson