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Spooktacular Halloween Events Around Tucson For The Entire Family!

Children and adults alike enjoy Halloween. It is a great time for communities to come together and it is also a fun way to start the Fall season. Here are a few events around Tucson for everybody in the family to enjoy. Don’t miss out on great “trunk or treat” gatherings, along with Fall festivals, Halloween story times, and of course, the annual All Souls Procession. There’s even a fun Pumpkin Smash Event put on by the Community Food Bank where you can learn how to bake something with leftover edible pumpkins, or how to compost in order to get the most out of your pumpkin!

Next Monday, we’ll share a few reminders about Halloween safety.

October 23rd:

Halloween Preschool Story-time- Kirk-Bear Canyon Library:

Time: 11:15-11:45 a.m. 

Where8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd, 85749

Cost: Free of Charge

Come and hear non-scary stories with Mr. Bill at a special Halloween Storytime! Dress up in a costume and parade through the library for treats! Designed for children 18- to 36-months-old. Parents/caregivers and children interact through stories, songs, and rhymes. Stories are kept short to fit the toddlers’ short attention spans. Each Toddler Storytime is 25 to 30 minutes long.

Toddler Time: Pumpkin Time at Pantano Christian Church

Time: 9-11 a.m.

Where1755 S. Houghton Road, 85748

Cost: $2

Pumpkins, pumpkins, everywhere! Join Pantano Christian Church in a mini pumpkin patch where you get to pick your very own pumpkin to take home! Play some pumpkin games and make your very own pumpkin snack!

Toddler Time is a play date for you and your young children! This is a great opportunity for both you and your little ones to socialize and have fun! Planned for 2-4 year olds, siblings may also attend.

October 26th:

Halloween Spooktacular at Oro Valley Community Center

Time: 5-7 p.m. 

Where10555 N. La Cañada Drive, 85737

Cost: Free of Charge

The annual Halloween Spooktacular has quickly become a tradition at the Oro Valley Community Center. Enjoy themed activities, costumed staff, a live DJ, and hay rides. Event and candy are free. Food available for purchase.

Boo At The Zoo At Reid Park Zoo

Time: 6-8 p.m. (This event runs from October 26-28th)

Where3400 E. Zoo Court , 85716

Cost: $10 for Non-Members, $8 for Members, Children under 2 enter free of charge

Boo at the Zoo will feature the pirates, superheroes, princesses, and wizards inspired by your favorite books and movies. While you stroll through the Zoo at a pace that works for your family, children will play old-fashioned games and activities while listening to music in Rancho Sahuarita’s Fall Festival Zone, explore a western skele-town, and visit the event sponsors for treats sure to please the whole family’s sweet tooth.

October 27th:

Trunk Or Treat At New Life Bible Fellowship

Time: 3-5 p.m. 

Where4900 W. Cortaro Farms Rd, 85742

Cost: Free of Charge

There will be Trunk or Treating, Inflatables, Games and Food.  Everyone is welcome!

October 28th:

Halloween Bash at Trail Dust Town and Golf N Stuff

Time: 4-7 p.m. 

Where6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd, 85715

Cost: $12

There will be games, entertainment, trick-or-treating, and a costume contest!

October 29th:

Merry Versus Scary at Yuletide Trick Or Treat Spooktacular at University of Phoenix

Time: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where300 S. Craycroft Rd, 85711

Cost: Free of Charge

The University of Phoenix Tucson Campus and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson are partnering together to bring you an all-new, all-ages appropriate, indoor Halloween special event!

October 31st:

Trick Or Treat At La Encantada

Time: 5-7 p.m.

Where: 2905 E. Skyline Dr, 85718

Cost: Free of Charge

Trick or Treat! Every store that has an orange balloon in front of it will be handing out treats to the kids.

Fun Family Fest At Calvary Tucson East

Time: 7-9:30 p.m.

Where8711 E. Speedway Blvd, 85710

Cost: Free of Charge

Jumping castles, games, train rides, music, cake walk, trunk or treat, and so much more!

Greet N Treat At Northminster Presbyterian Church

Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Where2450 E. Ft Lowell Rd, 85719

Cost: Free of Charge

Hot Chocolate, Fun, Live Music, Photo Booth!

November 3rd:

Procession of Little Angels

Time: 3-7 p.m.

Where: 221 S. 6th Avenue (Armory Park), 85701

Cost: Free of Charge

This is one of the events tied to the annual All Souls Procession (held on November 4th). which takes place in Armory Park. The park fills with children and families, gathering to paint wings, create paper flowers, get their faces painted, dress in costumes created at our kids’ costuming workshops, and approach grief from a child-friendly, child-driven place.

Pumpkin Smash At Las Milpitas De Cottonwood

Time: 1-4 p.m.

Where: 2405 S Cottonwood Ln. , 85713

Cost: Free of Charge

Every fall, the U.S. produces over one billion pounds of pumpkins–and most of those are used for Halloween decorations and then thrown out. We can save this season’s pumpkins from the landfill-and have fun doing it!

The 2nd Annual Pumpkin Smash is a fun, family-friendly event focused on sustainable gardening practices. The event includes the chance to bring and smash carved jack-o-lanterns for composting, sample pumpkin-themed treats, and watch pumpkins launched through the air.

The event includes music, kids’ activities, and opportunities to learn more about community groups, gardening, and the science of composting.

All edible pumpkins will be distributed through food banks and pantries. No pumpkins go to waste!

November 4th:

The 29th Annual All Souls Procession 

Time: 4-10 p.m.

Where: 100 S. Avenida Del Convento, 85745

Cost: Free of Charge

Together we walk to remember our dead. Please read the information on the All Souls Procession website for detailed information on where the walk begins and guidelines to help everybody enjoy the procession together.

The Procession is an enormous community-created, non-commercial event to creatively honor and celebrate our dead. Open to all cultures, all traditions, all art forms, all people.

Everyone who attends is responsible for helping to create a safe, positive, celebratory, and respectful experience for themselves and everyone else. There will be up to 100,000+ people enjoying the procession- come join us!

For additional events around town, check here and here.

All of us at Courtney Medical Group wish you a safe, fun week!

dsc_0323-1    –Dr. Courtney

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