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2018 Halloween Party Roundup

If you’re on the witch hunt for the most frightfully fun parties this Halloween, then we’ve got you bloody covered. From spooktacular block parties to scary good cocktails and beyond, it’d be a shame to pass these wicked events up. Make sure to check with all venues for costume policy, tickets and more detailed info.

Maya Day + Nightclub is transforming into the Funhouse for a two-day Halloween event. October 26-27. Guests can purchase tickets that will allow them access into Maya, The District and The Clubhouse, and will be valid for one night only. The carnival-inspired event will host Flosstradamus at Maya on Oct. 26 and a guest performer TBA on Saturday. The Clubhouse at Maya will will offer Halloween inspired entertainment such as stilt walkers, aerialists and go-go dancers. Clubhouse doors open at 4 p.m. each day. Lastly, DJ Valentine and DJ Knick Knack will showcase their talent on Friday and Saturday night at The District. The District bar opens at 12 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. on Saturday. In addition to the Halloween weekend Funhouse event, The District and Clubhouse at Māyā will be open Thursday, October 25 and Sunday, October 28 through Wednesday, October 31. Doors open at 9 a.m. on Sunday and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets here.

Head into the afterlife this Halloween at W Scottsdale where guests can unleash their inner angel or demon. Attendees will choose their place in heaven or hell for a night of revelry at the themed soiree, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. on October 27. The WET Pool deck will be transformed into two dueling sides, one illuminated in fiery red and the other ensconced in a halo of glittering white. Attendees will choose their own path: heavenly revelry or an all-out wicked bash. Guests will be tended by servers dressed as devilish demons and innocent angels, all while dancing the night away to sounds from DJ Complex. Guests staying at the hotel will also receive complimentary wearable halos or horns. Hotel packages start from $235 per night including two tickets per room to the Halloween party, two drink tickets and a 2 p.m. late checkout on October 28. Tickets here.

Sandbar Mexican Grill will host Halloween celebrations in both Phoenix and Chandler on October 27 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m.. Pick your favorite character at Sandbar Chandler’s Super Halloween celebration or get dressed up in your best zombie outfit at Sandbar Desert Ridge’s Zombie Luau.

The streets of downtown Scottsdale come alive with both the walking dead and robots during this year’s Ghostball. Taking place October 27 from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Valley VIPs and celebrities join an expected 5,000 guests partying at Scottsdale’s hottest spots including Bevvy, Bottled Blonde and Casa Amigos for a night of people-watching and celebration. At Bevvy, you can go Out of this World at their space themed celebration. Video game-lovers can celebrate at Bottled Blonde’s Ready Player One bash, and celebrate Casa de Muertos with Casa Amigos. Plus, enjoy Halloween celebrations at HiFi Kitchen & Cocktails with your favorite superheroes at SuperFi Halloween or a Halloween celebration you won’t forget in the heart of Scottsdale’s entertainment district. Tickets here.

Enjoy four-legged festivities at Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa’s Yappy Hour Howl’oween Party on Oct. 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bring your furry companion and mingle with other dog lovers for an early Halloween celebration, with a portion of the proceeds benefitting Lucky Paws Animal Shelter. Human and dog best friends are encouraged to wear matching costumes. The winner will receive a Harry Baker Box filled with goodies for pet pampering.

Bashas’ Supermarkets transform into Spookymarkets as Arizona’s family-owned grocer invites families to celebrate Halloween at each of its 56 Bashas’ stores across the state, as well as Eddie’s Country Store in Pinetop and Food City locations in Parker and Lake Havasu City. On October 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. families can enjoy trick-or-treating stations, Halloween cake decorating, caramel apple decorating, cut-out cookie decorating, free apple cider and photo-opps.

Kicking off at 9 p.m. on October 27 at Talking Stick Resort, the 5th annual Wicked Ball will have multiple dance floors, a carnival room and an outdoor ultra-lounge. Each area will have music, live performances and special cocktails. Joey Boy, Natasha Castles and Aneesh from LIVE 101.5’s “Morning Mess” will emcee the popular costume contest, while Nervo and special guest Ummet Ozcan, will keep the party going outside with their top dance hits. New categories have been added to the popular costume contest with prizes topping out at $1,000 for first place winners. Tickets here.

Hatter & Hare, Arizona’s only Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant in Phoenix hosts a spooktacular Halloween event on October 27 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Guests can enjoy Malice and Wonderland, a specialty “Toxic Tea” and “Killer Cocktails” plus music by DJ Riot Earp and a costume contest with a chance to win cash and prizes. Late night dining will also be available until 2:00 a.m.

On October 27, El Hefe and Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row are teaming up to take over 6th Street in Tempe and throw the ultimate Halloween Block Party called Monster’s Block. Starting at 4 p.m., there will be a massive 50-foot stage with LED screens to watch the ASU-USC game before the Valley’s hottest DJs take over. There will be a costume contest and a $2,500 cornhole contest. A $10 early-bird ticket gets you into El Hefe, Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row and the Block Party. Tickets here.

On October 27, guests and locals alike can experience a frightfully fun Zombie Takeover party in honor of Halloween at FOUND:REPhoenix Hotel from 6:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress in their scariest or most creative costume and get into the Halloween spirit for a spook-filled night where zombies will take over the entire hotel. Open to guests and the public.

This Halloween join Lustre Rooftop Bar for a “Most Unusual” Steampunk Circus Party on Oct. 27 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.. Enjoy retro-futurism themes of Hendrick’s Gin, beats by DJ Stoney Pie, live circus-inspired performances, a selfie station and more. Dress your best in turn-of-the-century costumes for a chance to win some sweet hospitality packages in Downtown Phoenix. Tickets here.

Join Crescent Ballroom Oct. 26 at 9 p.m. as they celebrate the show that made us so nostalgic and brought us back to the time of gameboys and side pony tails. Dress up in your costumes and head to the dancefloor as Crescent Ballroom transforms into the ultimate Stranger Things tribute. DJs Jeffery and Bractune spin a monster mix of 80s hits all night, including all the songs from the show. Tickets here. For the ultimate costume contest head to Crescent on Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. for the 8th annual Costume Ball. This year’s theme is The Elegant Skeleton and costumes are required for entry. Tickets here.

Two Brothers is hosting Halloween fun on Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Take part in a pumpkin painting and carving contest while sipping Halloween cocktails and beers. Those dressed in costume will receive 25% off food and can enter a costume contest.

If you can’t wait for the sun to go down and the werewolves to emerge, then head to the Halloween Day Crawl on Oct. 27 from 12 to 6 p.m. The Scottsdale crawl includes three one-penny drink vouchers, entry to all bars and a costume contest. Participating bars include Old Town Gringos, Wasted Grain, Goodwood Tavern, Whiskey Row, El Hefe and Riot House. Tickets here.

Tempe is hosting a Halloween Crawl on Oct. 27 from 4 p.m. to midnight. Tickets get you two free drinks, specials, access to more than 5 venues and a crazy after party. Venues include Handlebar Tempe, 414 Pub & Pizza, Mill Cue Club, Blasted Barley, Fat Tuesday, Americana Burgers and Beers and Cabin Tempe. Tickets here.

For a haunted night, Tempe Club House is hosting a Freak Show Halloween Party where guests must pass through the haunted house to enter the party. The party is taking place Oct. 28 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets here.

The Hive in Tempe is hosting its first annual Halloween costume party on Oct. 27 at 9 p.m. Guests will be able to enjoy music, and complimentary food and drinks with ticket purchase. Tickets here.

The Halloween Monster Bash is a safe trick or treating alternative for children where free candy will be handed out throughout the complex. The event is taking place at the Peoria Sports Complex on Oct. 27 from 5 to 9 p.m. Additional fun includes inflatables, arts and crafts, carnival-style games and costume contests. There will also be food, live entertainment and an appearance by the Runaway Pumpkin.

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