In Phoenix, fall is the best time to get out of the house. Perfect temperatures to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. Now comes the dilemma, choosing between fun or frugal. How about both? There are really many things to do in and around Phoenix that are free and sure to offer fun for everyone.
Here is our list of Phoenix on the Cheap’s favorite FREE and FUN things to do as a family this fall.
Gather your little ghosts, goblins and superheroes and get ready for Chandler’s FREE Halloween Spooktacular at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park’s Stage Plaza in Downtown Chandler at 178 E. Commonwealth Ave., Chandler, 85225.
This fang-tastic party will be on Friday, October 27 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Guests of all ages are encouraged to dress in their Halloween costumes and take part in the fun-filled activities in the park. Scheduled for this spooktacular evening are a costume catwalk, trunk or treat, carnival games, and a monster mash dance party.
Calling all ghosts, goblins, and princesses of all ages to Tempe’s Halloween Stroll Downtown. Join the FREE fun for a not-so-spooky Halloween. Events planned include games like Dart Boogie, crafts, a Kids-Only Costume Contest plus trick-or-treating with over 25 downtown merchants.
Stroll on over, Sunday, October 29 from 2 – 5 p.m. to Downtown Tempe’s Ragsdale MLK Park at 24 East 6th St, Tempe, 85281.
Making appearances at Dia de los Muertos in Phoenix this year will be Quetzalcoatl, the feathered serpent, La Llorona looking for her children, skeletons looking for dance partners, and La Procesión, a celebratory procession in which the audience joins performers in a candlelit, joyful burst of music, dance and remembrance.
Join this FREE, fun, festive, and uniquely southwestern cultural experience on Sunday, October 29 from 2 – 7 p.m. at Steel Indian School Park, located at 300 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix 85012.
Dust off your favorite fall gear and gather your friends and family, Local First’s FREE Arizona Fall Festival takes place on Saturday, November 4, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Margaret T. Hance Park, 67 West Culver St., Phoenix, 85003.
The state’s largest certified local event is a celebration of all things Arizona, connecting people, entertainers, and more than 200 community businesses in a family-friendly and dog-friendly atmosphere that is absolutely free to attend.
Family Fun Arizona is hosting their FREE Annual Family Fun Harvest Festival on Saturday, November 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. inside The Arizona Boardwalk. Ride on the hayrides or decorate a mini pumpkin. DJ Flo will be playing music on center stage while the kids enjoy the bounce houses, slides, face painting and more.
The Arizona Boardwalk is located at 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, 85256. Register here in advance for a chance to win one of the Family Fun Arizona Giveaway Drawings at the event.
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Grab a blanket, chair, your family and friends and enjoy the FREE big screen Halloween themed family movie night at Centennial Plaza Park in Old Towne Peoria at 9875 North 85th Ave, Peoria, 85345.
Free to enter, free to park, and pet friendly. Halloween Party in the Park is on Saturday, October 7, beginning at 4 p.m.
Specialty Food Trucks, Halloween Kids Dance Party, Costume Contest, Trick-or-Treating, Face Painting, Kids Activities, Game Booths, Spooktacular Photo Op Stations, Halloween Music and much more for some spooky family fun.
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Phoenix on the Cheap will continue to update Free Fall Family Fun events throughout the season.