Where to have a howling Halloween

Alexis Kunke, Social Media Director

Okay so maybe the title of this blog is a little cheesy…but I’m actually an expert on Halloween. Trust me, I have years of experience in this field. But in all seriousness I can’t think of a single reason why you shouldn’t look to me on ways to spice up Halloween now that you may feel a little too old to trick-or-treat (if you still do don’t worry I won’t judge you…as long as you share). I am an avid Tim Burton fan, was a wickedly punk child, and haven’t had a boring Halloween in my life. So if your in desperate need for a date on the 31st, you’ve come to the right ghoul (I didn’t say I was going to stop being cheesy).


-Do the Monster Mash! And no, I don’t mean the Halloween inspired dance…I’m talking about the rocking two day concert held at Tempe Beach Park. This concert features rock artists including Tool, Primus, Coheed and Cambria, Aeges, and Our Arms to the Sun. Unleash your inner beast and rock the night away! Visit Monster Mash AZ’s website for more information.


-Four words my friend, Rocky Horror Picture Show. If you’ve never seen this cult classic you have an opportunity to catch a viewing of the film with a shadow cast this Halloween at the AZ Event Center. It’s got everything you need; a modern Frankenstein, a mysterious mansion, a very confused couple lost in said mansion, and of course some parody and musical numbers to lighten the mood. It won’t take much for you to laugh though. The shadow cast does an excellent job at reenacting the movie onscreen with their own parodical twists and the cult-like props and dances your instructed to use and do will leave you anything but bored. Tickets are $15 and you can find out more info at the AZ Event Center’s website.

Queen Creek:

-There’s a zombie apocalypse coming! We’re all gonna die! Well maybe just you if your a little sluggish. The San Tan Mountain Regional Park is hosting the ultimate zombie apocalypse (unfortunately the night before Halloween, October 30th). Those we dare to take the challenge will hike down one of the parks trails in search for pieces of survival gear while trying to avoid flesh and brain eating monsters. Top finishers will win “ultimate survivor gear” but the slowest of your friends might just end up among the walking dead. The apocalypse starts at 7pm and the event is free to attend. Visit the park’s website for more information.


-Looking for a little less of a trick-or-treat feel this year? But still missing the free stuff? Desert Ridge Marketplace is where you need to be! Families can trick-or-treat from store-to-store rather than house to house. Cute clothes and candy? Obviously a perfect combination. There will also be a DJ and prizes throughout the marketplace. Not feeling the walking bit? Don’t worry, there’s plenty of restaurants to stuff your stomach–I mean rest your feet at. Visit Desert Ridge Marketplace’s website for more information.