Annual Halloween Monster Bash returns to Peoria Sports Complex
PHOENIX — The spookiest time of the year is back as Peoria Sports Complex will host its free annual Halloween Monster Bash on Oct. 23.
Monster Bash will take place from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the complex near 83rd Avenue and Bell Road and feature a rock wall, inflatables and a concert, according to a press release.
There will also be a costume contest for children up to 12 years old that will award the scariest, funniest, cutest and most original costume in each age group.
Kids can also trick-or-treat safely in the complex, as there’ll be plenty of free candy given throughout.
Guests managing food allergies are encouraged to carry a teal pumpkin or bag as the event staff will have various toys, games and crafts available.
The national Teal Pumpkin Program is a food-allergy awareness program that brings awareness to common food allergies some children experience.
Attendees with sensory-processing needs can spend time in the event’s “sensory room,” where they can find noise-canceling headphones, weighted blankets, plush chairs and soft toys.
While the event is free for guests to attend, all are encouraged to donate canned food to benefit the St. Mary’s/Westside Food Bank Alliance.
“The Peoria Halloween Monster Bash is the place to be this Halloween,” Peoria arts and events manager Marylou Stephens said in the release.
“Not only is it a safe place for kids to trick or treat, but it is also a family friendly event where there is something for everyone to enjoy.”
The city of Peoria said it will continue to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations and is encouraging guests to wear a mask when social distancing isn’t possible and to stay home if they feel sick.