Halloween Spooktacular

Gather your lil’ ghosts and goblins and trick-or-treat your way through Downtown Chandler where you’ll enjoy a family night filled with spirited fun. From concocting creepy crafts to smashing scary piñatas, to soaring through the night in inflatable jumpers; we’ve got a boo-nanza of spooky shenanigans that are sure to delight ghouls and boos of all ages.

 
 
 
Friday, Oct. 25
Dr. A.J. Chandler Park-Stage Plaza
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Free Admission

 

 

 

Ghosts, goblins, princess, and superheroes of all kind can prowl through all the free games for sweet treats of candy and frightening rewards.

  • Cemetery Pumpkin Pass
  • Scary Piñatas
  • Witches Broom Races
  • Skee Ball
  • Spooky Carnival Games
  • Cupcake Walk
  • And much more!

Please bring a trick-or-treat bags to collect goodies.

Creepy Crafts

  • Mummy Dog Tags
  • Reflective Spider Wristbands
  • Reflective Halloween pins

Souvenir Photo

  • Grab the family and take a photo of your special night.
  • The Mayor’s Youth Commission provides festive scenery for the entire family to snap away.
  • Souvenir pictures are available for $3.

Face Painting

  • Need a scary character to complete your costume? Stop by and get your cheek, arm, or hand-painted with a festive Halloween character.
  • The Mayor’s Youth Commission provides budding artists to spread the Halloween spirit to all the little witches and ghouls walking around.
  • Face Painting is available for $2.

Trunk-or-Treat Stations

  • Enjoy tricked-out treats, as you make your way through our decorated Trunk-or-Treat stations. Be sure to bring a bag to carry home your Halloween haul. 

​​​​​​Little Monsters Bounce - For Kids 5 years old and under only

  • Things are sure to go bump in the night at Little Monsters Bounce. Mini monsters (ages 5 and under) can soar through the evening as they enjoy inflatable jumpers.
  • Shoes will need to be removed to access inflatable jumpers.
  • Any and all sharp items (i.e. masks, costume accessories, etc.) will need to be removed before entering inflatable jumpers.

2019 Costume Contest Format

  • Contest Begins at 6:45 p.m.
  • On-site Registration is Required
  • Participation is FREE
  • Age and Judging Categories
  • Maximum of 25 participants per Age Divisions
  • Maximum of 15 participants for Family/Group Division

Registration

  • Anyone wishing to participate in the Costume Contest must register at the event
  • Registration begins on-site at 5:30 p.m. on event night
  • Registration closes on-site at 6:15 p.m. or when spaces in an age division are full

Costume Divisions

All divisions will be divided by age and not costume or gender.  All costumes will be competing against each other, regardless of the genre or gender. Contestants in divisions 0-3, 4-5 and 6-7 are allowed one adult chaperon. Chaperons are able to escort participants through the division line and onto the stage.

  • 0-3 Years Old
  • 4-5 Years Old
  • 6-7 Years Old
  • 8-10 Years Old
  • 11+ Years Old
  • Best/Group Family

Contest Rules

  • Maximum of 25 participants per Age Division.
  • Maximum of 15 participants for Family/Group Division.
  • All participants must register to enter the contest.
  • Contestants in divisions 0-3, 4-5 and 6-7 are allowed one adult chaperon. Chaperons are able to escort participants through the division line and onto the stage.
  • No strollers will be allowed in the costume contest area.
  • No vulgar, offensive or inappropriate costumes will be admitted into the contest. Costume Contest officials have the final say on the eligibility of any costume in question.

Contest Judging

  • Contestants will be judged on the details, difficulty, and originality of their costume.
  • Prizes will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place in an age division.
  • Best Overall prize will be given in the Best Family/Group division.

Delicious food, snack and beverage options will be available for sale during the event. For those who need a quick bite while participating in all the fun, stop by and pick up a tasty treat to keep your little gobblins happy.

  • Chandler Kiwanis Club “Willie Dog Cart”
  • All beef grilled Hot Dogs and Brats
  • Nachos
  • Kettle Corn
  • Chips/Cookies
  • Soda, Water and Lemonade
  • Jasperz Island Fusion Cuisine
  • Hamburgers
  • Fresh Cut Fries
  • Jerk Chicken Tacos

The Halloween Spooktacular is continually seeking interested individuals, organizations and companies who want to sponsor our great festival with either in-kind services or monetary donations. The benefits of being a sponsor range from on-stage logo recognition and announcements during the festival to name and/or logo recognition on flyers, posters, postcards, websites, press releases, festival program, and much more. Benefits vary based on sponsorship levels. 

 

For more information on becoming a sponsor, please view the Sponsorship Package, call 480-782-2665, or email special.events@chandleraz.gov.

ADA Accessibility

The City of Chandler welcomes participation from all of its citizens. To request an accommodation due to a disability please allow five (5) days prior to the scheduled event. Contact the City's Special Event Coordinator at 480-782-2665 (or 711 via AZ Relay Service) or special.events@chandleraz.gov.

For more event information, email or please call 480-782-2669.

Chandler Special Events Hotline  480-782-2735

 

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