Trunk-or-Treat Events Near Phoenix: 2021 Edition

Ready to put last year’s catastrophic Halloween behind you? We bet you are. Now that life is beginning to look and feel a bit more normal, your kids’ bodies are telling you that they need sugar — lots and lots of sugar. (Hey, you can’t really blame them after missing out on trick-or-treating last time ‘round.) 

To feed them the sugary nutrients and high-fructose corn syrupy vitamins they crave, you’ll obviously go trick-or-treating in the neighborhood on Halloween night. Satiating their rabid, zombie-like hunger before then, however, requires some tactical planning. 

That’s where trunk-or-treating comes into play. Fill up the days and weeks leading up to October 31st with a few trunk-or-treats (or “trick-or-trunks”), and the kids won’t be clawing at your door, frightening you with their garbled demands for brains candy.

Where to go Trunk-or-Treating Near You

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Wondering where the best trunk-or-treat locations are around you? Whether you’re in Phoenix, Chandler, Scottsdale, or somewhere else around central Arizona, you’ve got plenty of options this Halloween season. Here’s 2021’s BIG list of trunk-or-treats near Phoenix.

Note: If you know of another local trunk-or-treat or Halloween event, let us know! We’ll be glad to add it to the list.

Trunk or Treat 2021 in Queen Creek

Date: October 16, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: Desert Mountain Park, 22201 S Hawes Road, Queen Creek, AZ

Get your Halloween costumes done early for this trunk-or-treat near Chandler! Hosted on October 16, this event is scheduled to have its own trick-or-treating area (“Trunk or Treat Street”) as well as a Little Goblin Zone for toddlers, costumed parade, dog costume contest, carnival games, jack-o-lantern contest, inflatables, live entertainment, and a Phantom Funhouse. 

It’s bound to be a hit, so arrive early to fully enjoy the spooktacular festivities. Check queencreekchamber.com for event updates.

Trunk or Treat in Scottsdale

Date: October 21, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Paradise Valley YMCA, 6869 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ

This annual Scottsdale Halloween event is equal parts trunk-or-treat and party. This year’s festivities include candy (of course), crafts, carnival games, a spooky maze, and inflatables. Best of all, everyone gets in for free! Get more details here.

Spooktacular Car Show 2021 in Gilbert

Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Gilbert Historical Museum, 10 S. Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ

While your kids go bonkers over candy bars, you can get your fill of classic cars, hot rods, and vintage vehicles at this Gilbert trunk-or-treat car show. It’s a great pre-Halloween treat for adults who live for engines. Learn more at hdsouth.org

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Jump into Fall Festival in Surprise

Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM 

Where: Canyon Ridge Elementary School, 17359 W Surprise Farms Loop N, Surprise, AZ

Food. Games. Music. Candy. What else could you want at a Halloween event for families? How about free admission to this Surprise trunk-or-treat and fall festival? Even better. Check out eqsports.live to RSVP or contact the event organizers if you’d like to volunteer.

Trunk or Treat in Mesa

Date: October 23, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 7:00 PM

Where: Jacob’s Mission Community Center, 7830 E University Dr, Mesa, AZ

The 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat celebration in Mesa not only has candy to hand out, but it’s also giving away costumes to kids who don’t have any. Volunteers and costume donations are most welcome, as well, so do your good deed for the season by signing up on their Facebook page.

Local Savvy Halloween Bash!

Date: October 24, 2021

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: McCormick Stillman Railroad Park, 7301 E Indian Bend Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Although it’s not an official Scottsdale trunk-or-treat, this Halloween party at Railroad Park will have special trick-or-treating stations set up throughout the area. In addition to handing out candy, the event organizers and volunteers will also have stations set up for pumpkin decorating, photo booths, character meet-and-greets, balloons, raffles, food and drink samples, and bounce houses. 

Family ticket prices start at $30 and include four wristbands for entry. Space is also limited until the event is sold out, so order ASAP! Visit localsavvyaz.com for details and to purchase your family’s tix.

Peoria Trunk or Treat

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Circle of Peace Church, 8430 W Deer Valley Rd, Peoria, AZ

Spend the evening at Circle of Peace for loads of candy, loads of fun, and loads of games. The best-dressed trunk and trick-or-treater will win prizes, too. View the Facebook event for more information.

Trunk & Treat and Car Show in Anthem

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Anthem Corporate Center, 3715 W Anthem Way, Anthem, AZ

Valley families are invited to celebrate Halloween at the 5th Annual Trunk & Treat event in Anthem, AZ. Tickets are free and include trunk-and-treating, face painting, games, crafts, activities, music, and — our favorite event — a car show. You might even catch some team members from our Arizona Honda dealerships in attendance! Get more up-to-date events details at anthemareachamber.org

Trunk-or-Treat with Amanda Hope

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Legacy Place, 326 East Coronado Road Phoenix, AZ

Following up last year’s successful Halloween event in Arizona, the Amanda Hopes organization is hosting their new trunk-or-treat right at the Legacy Place parking lot. Local business owners and residents will be volunteering to hand out candy and other treats to childhood cancer warriors all evening. 

Care to participate? The event is always happy to accommodate a new decorated trunk! Arrive at 5:00 PM with all your decorations and candy ready, set up your vehicle, and wait for the excited trick-or-treaters to come. Sign up here.

4th Annual Pumpkin Pass at Skyline Prep High

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Where: Skyline Prep High School, 7500 S 40th St, Phoenix, AZ

This drive-thru trick-or-treat in Phoenix is hosted by Skyline Prep and is open to students and nearby families. Community members are donating time and money to ensure this trunk-or-treat event is safe and fun for everyone, so donate if you’re able. Visit the Skyline Prep Facebook page for information about donations and the event itself.

South Phoenix Trunk or Treat

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: US Army Career Center, 3414 W Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Dress up in the spookiest, scariest Halloween costume you can put together, then head to this South Phoenix trunk-or-treat to creep out the Army cadets. If you’d like to decorate your vehicle and pass our candy, you’re more than welcome to do so, too. Learn more here.

Spooktacular Bash in Goodyear

Date: October 29, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: Southwest Valley YMCA, 2919 N Litchfield Rd, Goodyear, AZ

Embrace the spooky season by heading to this trunk-or-treat in Goodyear. In addition to handing out treats, volunteers will also be offering free Zumba, High Fitness and Club Dance classes. Go to the YMCA’s Facebook page for additional details.

New River Spook Out Trunk or Treat

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 5:00 – 10:00 PM

Where: Larkyn Memorial Arena, 48606 N 17th Ave, New River, AZ

If you live further north of Scottsdale, you might want to check out the annual New River Spook Out Halloween event. Kids can trunk-or-treat, play games, win prizes, take a haunted hayride, and even meet some neato animals in the petting zoo. Visit the event Facebook page for info.

Trick-or-Treat Trail at Pioneer Living History Museum

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Where: Pioneer Living History Museum, 3901 W. Pioneer Road, Phoenix, AZ

This outdoor Halloween event in Phoenix isn’t an official trunk-or-treat, but kids and parents can feel safe trick-or-treating around the museum’s village on Saturday, October 30. The event is sponsored by Anthem Pets, so stop by their table to pick up some Halloween swag before you leave.

Tickets are required, but you’ll pay just $5 for admission if you’re wearing a costume! Head to pioneeraz.org for event updates.

Trunk or Treat with Cub Scouts Pack 619

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 8:00 PM

Where: VFW Post 9400, 804 E Purdue Ave, Phoenix, AZ

Hosted at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9400, this traditional trunk-or-treat in Phoenix will also include games, activities and a movie (Nightmare Before Christmas), so be sure to bring your comfiest Snuggie®, pillows and chairs. Visit the pack’s Facebook page for updates.

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Trunk or Treat 2021 in Phoenix

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 10:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Where: USA Martial Arts, 4731 E Greenway Rd, Phoenix, AZ

The annual USA Martial Arts trunk-or-treat is back with a vengeance this year. Trick-or-treaters are welcome, obviously, and anyone with a vehicle can decorate their trunks and pass out candy, too. Heck, dogs can even come with! RSVP on the event’s Facebook page.

Harvest Festival Trunk-or-Treat

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Pentecostals of Phoenix, 2341 W Royal Palm Rd, Phoenix, AZ 

Spend the evening at the Pentecostals Church for their annual Harvest Festival and trunk-or-treat event on October 30. In addition to free candy, snacks and cotton candy, the festivals will also have crafts, games, bounce houses and some new surprises for kids. 

Want to win a cash prize? Decorate your vehicle and distribute candy! Money will go to the top 3 decorated trunks, so you’d better start cutting your felt and buying hot glue sticks. Sign up here.

Halloween Carnival in Glendale

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Where: Tastea Glendale, 9184 W Northern Ave, Glendale, AZ 

Enjoy this family-friendly Glendale Halloween event outside of Tastea. Costumes are recommended, though anyone can come and enjoy the carnival games, food, and trunk-or-treating. Admission is also free if you purchase a drink, which is a win-win for anyone who likes milk tea (me!). Click here for more details.

Trunk or Treat in Chandler

Date: October 30, 2021

Time: 3:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: Kidiatric Dental and Orthodontics, 224 W Chandler Heights Rd, Chandler, AZ

Where else can you get all the candy you can eat and a new dentist? This Chandler trunk-or-treat, of course. In addition to candy, your kids can also play games and win prizes, and you can get a scrumptious drink from the nearby Maui Wowi Coffee truck. Yummy. Get more details on Facebook.

Trunk or Treat Drive Thru in Scottsdale

Date: October 31, 2021

Time: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Where: North Scottsdale United Methodist Church, 11735 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Free for all guests, this Scottsdale trunk-or-treat drive-thru event is perfect for families always “on the go.” Simply stay in your vehicle and drive by all the decorated trunks to pick up candy and a gigantic goodie bag. Simple as that. Check the church’s Facebook events page for additional details.

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