Here come Halloween and Dia de los Muertos! Feeling a little scared? if not, maybe you should be – we’ve lined up some late October options for one and all, including a zombie mud run, Dia de los Muertos celebration, a Halloween kids benefit and more. Read on!

TenWest Impact Festival
TENWEST Impact Festival helps the curious and the impassioned solve the great economic, social, cultural and environmental challenges facing our communities. Through ten days of exhibitions, talks, and interactive experiences, national experts and local heroes will inspire the ideas and facilitate the connections that will empower us to act. TENWEST began in 2015 as Tucson’s answer to South By Southwest, but has since developed into something much more uniquely Tucson. This October, 15,000 local, regional, and national attendees will come together to focus on solutions for creating social, environmental, and economic impact. The majority of TENWEST activities take place at the Tucson Convention Center, however, there are additional events that happen all over downtown Tucson locations. TENWEST Impact Festival has block room agreements with the following hotels. If you are staying the night please let them know that you are part of the festival to receive your discounted rate: AC Hotel by Marriott Tucson Downtown; Hotel McCoy; Tucson Marriott University Park.

Tucson Roadrunners Hockey: Tucson Roadrunners Opening Night vs. San Antonio Rampage
Tucson Roadrunners Ice Hockey takes on the San Antonio Rampage at Tucson Convention Center Arena for their opening game.  Games start at 7:00 PM both nights.  The Tucson Roadrunners is a professional ice hockey team and an affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes ice hockey team.
Friday Oct 18th – Opening Night
Fans are encouraged to attend a pregame party at Tucson Arena beginning at 4:30 PM.  The first 1500 fans will receive a rally towel courtesy of Williams and Associates.
Saturday Oct 19th – Kids Free Night
Kids 14 and under will be admitted free with the purchase of an adult ticket at the Tucson Arena Box Office.  Games start at 7:00 PM both nights.  The Tucson Roadrunners is a professional ice hockey team and an affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes ice hockey team.

Zombie Mud Run
Buckelew Farm presents the 2019 return of the 5k Zombie Mud Run! A fun mud run for all seeking a muddy good time. Zombies have infiltrated the Buckelew Farm and it is your job, as the living, to escape the mud and obstacles with all your limbs (flags) intact. You will have two limbs for the taking. Walk, run, jog or drag yourself through the mud and obstacles in the team and individual noncompetitive events. The Kiddie Zombie Mud Run, open to kids under age 12, can run, walk or jog through an obstacle course approximately one mile long. Full of mud and in front of cheering fans, and a few zombies! Kids must run accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be awarded in following categories: top finishers, best costume, most original costume, scariest costume, top survivors. (There will be no registration after 1 p.m. on race day. Participants that register on race day are not guaranteed a medal and goody bag included with preregistration.)

Spooktacular: A Fundraiser for Kid’s Chance of Southern Arizona
Kid’s Chance is an organization whose soul purpose is to be there for Arizona children with a parent who was seriously injured or killed in a workplace accident. This will be the third year they have held their fundraiser at Monterey Court. This year’s entertainment will include the bluegrass band Lizard Rock Ramblers among others. Here’s your chance to come out and support a great organization doing really important work here in the community for children.  Monterey Court is a historic motor court first opened in 1938, and re-purposed in 2011 into a Restaurant, Bar, Music Venue and Artisan Enclave. Tuesday through Sunday we feature on our courtyard stage music acts and events both local & national, and sometimes even global. From your seats, patrons enjoy not only a great show, but a gourmet menu of dining delights, craft drinks, brews, and wines Most seats are under cover but all are shaded with cooling mists in the summer and numerous heaters in the chilly months to keep our audience comfortable. We have seating for 245 at tables with another 50 at the bar and scattered throughout the courtyard. Sunday mornings we offer a special brunch menu with musical accompaniment.

Sugar Skull Dia de los Muertos!
Fox Tucson Theatre presents a joyous, heartfelt adventure that delves into the rich, tuneful traditions of Día de los Muertos, featuring a company of gifted musicians and dancers.  This colorful stage production is the perfect fall entertainment for youth and family audiences alike.