Phoenix Parks and Recreation Hosting Fall, Halloween Events

Theo nguồn tin của trên mạng Oct. 10, 2013 The Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring and hosting a series of free or low-cost fun family events to celebrate Halloween and the arrival of fall. Many of the Halloween event locations* also are drop off sites for Emily’s Toys 4 Joy (online:, a local nonprofit that collects toys to distribute to hospitalized children. Dining Among the Dead, Pioneer & Military Memorial Park, 1400 West Jefferson St. Saturday, Oct. 12, 5 to 8 p.m. Participants will dine by candlelight on the patio of the old Pioneer Cemetery while enjoying a one-man play by an actor playing Wyatt Earp, music and other entertainment, followed by a cemetery walk featuring vignettes by re-enactors. Dining Among the Dead is a fundraiser for the non-profit Pioneer Cemetery Association and costs $45 per person. Ticket information is available online at or by phone at 602-534-1262 Enchanted Trail, Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center, 3131 S. Central Ave. Friday – Sunday, Oct. 18-20, 5:30 to 8 p.m. each day This free family event is produced by the Audubon Center at Phoenix’s Rio Salado Habitat Restoration Area. It features trick or treating, a scary bat cave, crafts, guided night hikes, nature by night exhibits, live Arizona animals and more. Information is available by phone at 602-468-6470. Family Fright Night, Washington Activity Center, 2240 W. Citrus Way Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. Families can enjoy a free scary movie, “Hotel Transylvania.” Refreshments will be available for purchase. The event begins in the courtyard of the center. More information is available by calling 602-262-6971. No registration is required. *This is an Emily’s Toys 4 Joy drop-off location Halloween and G.A.I.N. Festival, University Park, 1002 W. Van Buren St. Friday, Oct. 25, 5 to 7 p.m. This free family event, co-sponsored by Capitol Kiwanis Club, Capitol Mall Association, and Cultural Arts Coalition, includes games, arts and crafts, community resource booths, and free hot dog meals. More information is available by calling 602-262-6800. No registration is required. Scare Fair, Desert West Community Center, 6501 W. Virginia Friday, Oct. 25, 6 to 8 p.m. This free event will feature a Haunted House (admission $1) for ages 6 and up, free carnival games, $1 concessions, music and much more. More information is available by calling 602-495-3700. No registration is required. *This is an Emily’s Toys 4 Joy drop-off location. Haunted Hayride at South Mountain Park/Preserve, 10919 S. Central Ave. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 25-27, 6 to 9 p.m. each night. Sponsored by South Mountain/Laveen Festivals, Inc., this event features a ½-mile horse-drawn wagon ride in South Mountain’s Box Canyon area. Each wagon will feature a story teller. Kids 14 and under are $3, adults are $5. It also features a Witch Walk. Snacks will be available for purchase. This event is not recommended for children ages 3 and under. More information is available by phone at 602-438-2928. Sunnyslope Community Fall Festival, Sunnyslope Park, 820 E. Vogel Saturday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is a free family event featuring children’s games and relays, entertainment, food, a costume parade, and community resource booths. More information: 602-262-6661. No registration is required. Fall-o-ween Community Celebration, Deer Valley Community Center, 2001 W. Wahalla Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 5 p.m. This free community event features inflatable bouncers, a pumpkin patch, carnival games, balloon artist and face painting, music, stage activities and a costume contest for youth up to 10 years of age. Food and drinks are also available for purchase. More information: 602-495-3733. No registration is required. *This is an Emily’s Toys 4 Joy drop off location. Boo Fest, Beuf Community Center/Paseo Highlands Park, 3425 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. Saturday, Oct. 26, 6 to 9 p.m. Boo Fest is a free, family event that features horse drawn hayrides, a pumpkin patch (for kids 15 and under), inflatable bouncers, climbing wall, carnival games, live entertainment and a costume parade with judging. Each child 15 and under gets a goodie bag. All activities are free. *This year’s event is being produced in partnership with Emily’s Toys for Joy; everyone who donates a new toy at the event will receive a free raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes. More information: 602-534-4754. No registration is required. Hallowe’en & Zombie Walk, Heritage & Science Park, 115 N. 6th St. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 to 11 p.m. This free, family-friendly event features live music, a Rose & Crown Beer garden, makeup artists, Bookmans’ Little Zombie Zone, vendors, a canned food drive and a march of over 10,000 zombies through the streets of Downtown (actual zombie walk takes place at approx. 6pm). Don’t know how to become a zombie? No problem! There will be makeup artists on hand to make you beautiful. All they ask in exchange is that you bring non-perishable food items or make a cash donation to benefit St. Mary’s Food Bank in exchange for a ghoulish makeover. The historic Rosson House Museum will also be open for special ticketed tours during the festival. Information on tours is available by phone at 602-262-5070 or by phone at Event information is available from event sponsor Downtown Phoenix Partnership by phone at 602-254-8696 or online at Media Contact: David Urbinato 602-262-4994 Cell 602-350-1506

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