9 Actually Fun Things to Do in Phoenix This Weekend

Haunted tours and Halloween parties galore.

Courtesy of All Day All Night Events

It’s Halloween weekend, Phoenix. And while your weekend plans may take you to Jerome’s Grand Hotel, one of Arizona’s most haunted places, there’s no shortage of spooky happenings right here in your city. Pedal your way around Downtown Phoenix on a haunted bike tour, catch a scary horror flick on the big screen, or creep around one of the many Halloween parties on deck. This weekend it’s all treats, no tricks.

Sunday, October 31, 9 pm - 2 am
Tempe
Benny Benassi is taking over Tempe. You can vibe with the dance music icon this weekend at Ritual at Sunbar. It’s happening on Halloween, so you already know everyone will be dressed in a costume. Don’t be left out. Doors open at 9 pm. Snag your tickets here.
Cost: $35

Luckys Indoor Outdoor
Luckys Indoor Outdoor

Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31
Downtown Phoenix
Three nights of music, costumes, and Halloween-themed libations are what’s on tap at Downtown Phoenix’s hip-and-happening dive bar, Lucky’s. The indoor-outdoor bar is the place to be this Halloween weekend. And, lucky for you, there’s a pumpkin old fashioned with your name on it.
Cost: No cover, food and drinks available for purchase

Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix
Orpheum Theatre - Phoenix

Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31
Downtown Phoenix
The Orpheum Theatre is a pretty spooky place, whether you believe in the paranormal or not. On this haunted tour you will be able to creep around spaces that are generally off-limits to the public while hearing about the theatre’s storied history firsthand. While spirit sightings aren’t guaranteed, you’ll certainly want to keep your eyes peeled. Secure your tickets right here.
Cost: $25 - $45

Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31
Downtown Phoenix
This weekend Downtown Phoenix’s indie cinema FilmBar is screening all of the horror classics. Iconic flicks from the Halloween franchise and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas are just some of the movies you can catch. See a full lineup of FilmBar’s showtimes right here.
Cost: Varies

From the Rooftop
From the Rooftop

Saturday, October 30, 7 pm
Downtown Phoenix
You don’t need an enchanted broom to get to this rooftop bar, just take the elevator. From the Rooftop is hosting a Halloween fete complete with refreshments, a costume contest, live music, and 360-views of your city. And it’s no trick, there’s no cover for this party.
Cost: No cover, food and drinks available for purchase

Friday, October 29 - Sunday, October 31, 9 pm - 2 am
Scottsdale
There’s nothing scary about Maya’s Halloween celebration. The Scottsdale venue is going all out with Fright Festival. Dress up and get down. VIP and bottle service is available.
Cost: $10 cover

The Theodore
The Theodore

Saturday, October 30, 7 pm
Downtown Phoenix
The best way to see your city is on two wheels. And you could say the same about your city’s most haunted places. Gear up and pedal around some of Downtown Phoenix’s most spooky places with The Theodore crew and Blackbird for a haunted bike tour. If you need a little liquid courage, The Theordore has you covered. The ride departs from The Theodore at 7 pm, just arrive early if you’re planning on ordering a craft beer at the bar.
Cost: No cover

Saturday, October 30, 4 pm - 10 pm
Glendale
Micheladas are undoubtedly delicious. There’s simply no denying the fact that a brew of tomato juice, Mexican-style beer, and a concoction of spices and tinctures make for a refreshing, and tastebud-tickling libation. And this weekend you can sip and savor a lineup of Micheladas at Glendale’s Micheladas Fest. There will be a series of vendors at the event as well as live music and lucha libre performances throughout the night. Get your tickets here.
Cost: $25

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Lauren Topor Reichert is a Phoenix-based nutritionist, multimedia storyteller, vintage clothing lover, and photographer. Her work has been featured in travel guides, national publications, and the social feeds of some stellar local restaurants. Follow her around Arizona, and beyond, on Instagram @hungryinphoenix.