Zombie Walk

Zombie Walk has been resurrected in Phoenix

The Zombie Walk, the largest gathering of zombies in the southwest, will return to Downtown Phoenix on Saturday, Oct. 29. after its cancellation earlier this year.

With the help of co-producing charitable partner Arizona Hemophilia Association and downtown’s Warehouse District, Zombie Walk has been brought back to life.

Admission to the popular family friendly event, which last year attracted 20,000 attendees, will be free with a $5 donation benefiting Arizona Hemophilia Association.

In addition to a new event site, route and co-producer, Zombie Walk 8 will also add a ticketed, adults-only pub crawl that will push the zombie horde into Downtown Phoenix bars and restaurants in search of discounted (and non-human) food and drink. Sales of commemorative pub crawl wristbands will benefit AHA.

“We wanted to bring Zombie Walk back but it had to be the right fit,” said Downtown Phoenix Inc. President and CEO David Krietor. “This reimagined event highlights the family friendly components that have made Zombie Walk so successful–things like the makeup stations, costume contest and of course the walk–while supporting local charities doing impactful things in our community.

“We’re also excited that this year’s event will activate our emerging Warehouse District and downtown bars and restaurants.”

For the Arizona Hemophilia Association, which is headquartered downtown, joining forces with Zombie Walk will raise much-needed funding and awareness about their organization and those people living with inherited bleeding disorders.

“This is a great opportunity for our organization to partner with a well-established event in our own neighborhood,” said Arizona Hemophilia Association CEO Cindy Komar. “We’re very excited to help bring this unique tradition back from the dead.”

Additional details of Zombie Walk 8 are still developing but the timeline on Oct. 29 will look like this:

  • 4 p.m.: Gates Open
  • 5:30 p.m.: Zombie Walk Through Warehouse District
  • 7:30 p.m.: Costume Contest
  • 8 p.m.: Walk Concludes, Pub Crawl Begins

One thought on “Zombie Walk has been resurrected in Phoenix

  1. Gary Knesnik

    I loved last year’s Zombie Walk. The best part, I thought, was the after party in the park. Kiosks, beer and bands in an atmosphere that was unconstricting. The idea of doing a pub crawl with that many people means too many people jammed into a small building with everyone wanting a beer at the same time. Also, I loved the bands they had last year.


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