Looking for an upscale Halloween your friends will envy? These O’Hallows events are the perfect destination to meet haunted hotties, drink creepy cocktails and party the holiday away! Just be prepared for the scary price tag.
OCTOBER 9 THROUGH 31
This Halloween event is far different from your typical costume party. For the seventh year in a row, the Arizona Curriculum Theater will put on this Phoenix favorite, bringing Edgar Allan Poe’s stories to life on stage. The actors will perform twelve different poems and stories of Poe’s throughout the weekend.
Locations vary, Phoenix, 888.343.4228, poefest.org, times vary, $19-$26
Homicidal Halloween Murder Mystery Dinner Party
Join Maggiano’s Little Italy Scottsdale for a night packed with murder and mystery. Here you can put your Sherlock Holmes skills to the test while you investigate diabolical clues and feast on a three-course family style dinner. In this interactive performance, guests are right in the middle of a hilarious investigation that will leave you hungry for answers and more Italian cuisine.
Promenade Shopping Center, 16405 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, eventbrite.com, 480.333.4100, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., $6
Haunted Hotel Ball
OCTOBER 30 AND 31
Your favorite three-party, two-day frightful fantasy, all rolled into one spooktacular Halloween ball, is back at the wonderfully colorful Saguaro Scottsdale. The Haunted Hotel Ball turns the place unrecognizable with a masquerade pool party, themed event spaces, interactive performers, a lingerie fashion show, and of course, a $2,500 costume contest. Admission into the event includes access to all three parties; the Enchanted Forest, Medieval Ballroom and VIP Dungeon. Don’t miss out on this enchanted night and grab your tickets soon!
The Saguaro Scottsdale, 4000 N. Drinkwater Boulevard, Scottsdale, 480.308.1100, hauntedhotelball.com, times vary, $45-$100
Monster Mash Music Festival
OCTOBER 30 AND NOVEMBER 1
Tempe Beach Park is hosting its very first Monster Mash Music Festival with a massive lineup over two days. The scary good list includes Santana, Primus, Linkin Park, Deftones, Rob Zombie and more. The Saturday show is already sold out but there is still time to snatch some tickets for Friday or Sunday to celebrate the start of fall! If you are still having summer music festival separation anxiety, this is the perfect concert to attend.
Tempe Beach Park, 80 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, monstermashaz.com, times vary, $99-$125
Treat yourself to an extravagant night of party hopping at the Wicked Ball at Talking Stick Resort. With three spaces sponsored by LIVE 101.5, you can visit all three parties without having to leave the resort. Each room will have a different theme and music, including EDM, Top 40 hits and trance. It might even be a good idea to start planning your costume now since there is a $3,500 cash prize for the best getup! Full of tricks and mostly treats, the Wicked Ball is going down in Halloween history as the night to remember.
Wicked Ball, Talking Stick Resort, 9800 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale, 480.850.7777, talkingstickresort.com, 9 p.m., $50-$100