Halloween in Tucson and the fall season bring on multiple opportunities to drink, eat, and make merry. In Tucson, that can include costume contests, bar crawls, and even a visit from beyond the veil! Between the séances, the live music, and the zoo, you can’t really be left without something to do this season.
Oct 29, Halloween Costume Contest at Old Pueblo Harley-Davidson
7503 East 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85710
The best costume contests are those with candy and motorcycles, right? Well, if you haven’t made that a tradition in your family, now’s the time. At Old Pueblo Harley-Davidson, you can enjoy a sale with 15 percent off various departments, all the while wearing your best Halloween costume for a chance to win a $50 gift card! There’s also candy in each department for the kiddos, and the kid with the best costume gets their own Harley-Davidson t-shirt at the end of it all! The contest starts at noon, and the store will announce the winner at 1:30!
Oct 29, Lucid Lizard Halloween Bash
Sky Bar Tucson, 536 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Do you want to party and win something all at once? Head to the Halloween party being held by Lucid Lizard Entertainment this year. Taking place at 9 p.m. on October 29, Sky Bar Tucson is hosting this extravaganza for people coming as couples and for single costumed contestants alike. Look for the signup sheet when you arrive and stick around with spooky drinks — once the clock strikes midnight, the contest begins. Win yourself two General Admission tickets to Dusk Music Festival 2022 by bringing your A-game!
Oct 27–31, Halloweekend at Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
From live music to costume contests, from creepy dinners to live séances, there’s a bit of everything going on for the five days leading up to Halloween. You can take part in live recreations of Victorian-era séance rituals, or you can just try to win some moolah in the costume contest during “Nightmare on Congress.” Devil’s Night Dinner is yet another feature of the Halloweekend: Attend a black-dress-only event where you can enjoy Halloween-inspired eats with a dance to follow shortly.
Oct 21–30, Boo at the Zoo
Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E Zoo Ct, Tucson, AZ 85716
Yes, it’s the animals’ favorite time of year as well. During the spooky season, you can bet that your kids will be wowed by the event going on at Reid Park Zoo. From the 21st to the 30th, wear, your costume and come enjoy games, candy stations, illusionists, and even brave visits to Bug Town, if you dare. To ensure the best experience, know that entries are timed — so select the time for your visit and head on over!
Nov 5, Halloween Bar Crawl
Funky Monk, 350 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
From 4 p.m. to midnight, expect a feeling of camaraderie alongside your usual evening buzz. There’s no set agenda, but you get a huge selection of bars and eateries to visit just by checking in at the Funky Monk from 4 to 6 p.m. Once you’ve done that, be sure to look for the BBQN Eats food truck, as well as specials at spots like Cobra Arcade Bar, Funky Monk, O’Malleys, and other locales. If you want to have a good time alongside other Tucson bar crawlers, you should definitely attend this event!