Arizona’s Souls, Haunts And Other Nighttime Fun

Governor's Office

October 28, 2016

Each fall season, mild autumn breezes fill the air, echoing Arizona's welcoming spirit. But, as the end of October approaches, a spooky wind sweeps in and strange things begin to come alive in the night. From historical haunted tours to trick-or-treat parties, Halloween in Arizona is scary fun for ghosts, ghouls and kids of all ages.

If you’re looking for an indoor activity for the kids this Halloween, you won’t want to miss visiting Kartchner Caverns State Park. Experience the stunning limestone, wide variety of unique minerals and formations of this “living” cave. Voted USA Today’s best cave, tour guides will unveil this captivating underground landscape during an unforgettable 90-minute tour. Spend the day exploring the cave and escape to a relaxing campfire at the park’s serene campground. 

Kartchner Caverns’ Annual Halloween Party
October 29: 5-7pm

Cave Tours
Tours available daily

If you prefer the traditional nighttime storytelling of whimsical and factual tales, be sure to plan a visit to Riordan Mansion State Park. The park’s ever-popular guided Halloween tours make the perfect backdrop for a festive evening. 

Halloween Tours
October 28-30: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm

Create your own frightening stories around the glowing warmth of the campfire. Campgrounds and cabins wait patiently alongside our lakes, rivers, and towering mountains for your anticipated arrival. 

Cabin Rentals

Venture out with the family and walk with the spirits at Tubac State Historic Park at the All Souls Festival and Procession. As part of the event, Tubac will celebrate Dia de los Muertos with a festival, crafts, and presentations about this culturally significant holiday. 

All Souls Day Festival and Procession
October 30: 12-4pm

Not feeling up to the Halloween festivities? Not to worry! Spend an evening under the stars with your family or friends at the park and observe all the wonders of the night sky through astronomers' telescopes! Typical star night events include a lecture and celestial object viewings (planets, nebulas, stars) through a variety of telescopes. Bring a light jacket and your enthusiasm for our beautiful night skies!

Star Party
Homolovi State Park
November 18: 6pm