The ultimate guide to Halloween weekend in Calgary

Haunted events for all ages!

By Kristy Archibald | October 28, 2021 |11:22 pm

Photo: @heritageparkyyc // Instagram

Welcome to the spookiest weekend of the year! 

From markets to parties to murder mysteries to ghost tours to ghoulish brunches, there is absolutely no shortage of fun to be had for all-ages in and around the city this Halloween weekend. So grab your most creative costume and enjoy these scary and non-scary events that are both in-person and virtual — you never know when you’re going to run into a costume contest and a panel of picky judges! 

But first: 

Find the perfect pumpkin. [ READ HERE ] 

Grab locally made sweet and spooky treats [ READ HERE ] 

Go on a ghost tour with the Ghost Gurus [ READ HERE ] 

Find out what Calgary homes have spooky and paranormal pasts [ READ HERE ] 

Here are 24 events to check out this weekend. Don’t be scared!

Monster Market 

Shop local makers, artists, and small businesses and help support the Children’s Cottage Society. 

Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43 Avenue NW 

Admission: $10 

Pumpkin Carving and Craft Beer 

One ticket includes a pumpkin to carve and take home, carving tools, and a draft beer or non-alcoholic beverage. 

Where: Free House Beer and Food Hall – 1153 Kensington Crescent NW 

Admission: $25 

Halloween at the YouthLink Calgary Police Interpretive Centre 

Solve a mummy mystery and watch out for the haunted rooms and ghoulish surprises planted around the museum. 

Where: 5111 47 Street NE 

Admission: $10 

Screamfest 

Always the most anticipated Halloween event of the year. Admission gets you into all six haunted houses — can you make it through them all? 

Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park – 3 Street SE 

Admission: $40 

Halloween Thriller 

Get ready for a mega Halloween party with prizes for the best costumes and the best tunes and club anthems playing all night long. 

Where: Chakalaka Tapas Restaurant & Cocktail Bar – 1470 17 Avenue SW 

Admission: $10 

Halloween Party at The Back Alley 

This legendary event is back bigger than ever. 

Where: The Back Alley Nightclub – 4630 Macleod Trail 

Admission: $20 

WERK Purgatory Halloween Party

Hosted by the one-and-only Kendall Gender of Canada’s Drag Race Season 2. 

Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Avenue SW 

Admission: $26 

Halloween at the Ship 

Win prizes for best costumes and enjoy the frightening sounds from DJ RO-B1. 

Where: The Ship and Anchor Pub – 534 17 Avenue SW 

Admission: Free 

Field of Screams at Cobbs Adventure Park 

Get ready for a terrifying, thrilling, and hair-raising terror show brought to you by Screamworks Inc. This event will certainly test your bravery! 

Where: 1500 84 Street NE 

Admission: $26 

Willy Wonka Halloween Cocktail Party 

Head to TEN Degrees Chocolate and enjoy an elevated party in a chocolate factory with appys and a three-course meal paired with a delicious cocktail. Make sure you leave room for dessert! 

Where: TEN Degrees Chocolate – 818 16 Avenue SW 

Admission: $50 

Howling Halloween Thriller 

Enjoy a Halloween event — wolf-dog style! 

Where: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary – 263156 Range Road 53 

Admission: $34 

Inglewood Ghost Walk 

Journey through the most haunted neighbourhood in Calgary. 

Where: Rosso Coffee – 1400 9 Avenue SE 

Admission: $25 

Trick, Treat, & Triumph

Listen to the shrieks of Hermann’s Suite from ‘Psycho’ and celebrate our (hopeful) soon-to-be victory of the pandemic with Beethoven’s triumphant ‘Symphony #5.’  

Where: Jack Singer Concert Hall – 205 8 Avenue SW 

Admission: $19 to $30 

ZOOBOO  

Dress up and enjoy trick-or-treating around the Calgary zoo. Costumes are encouraged! 

Where: The Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE 

Admission: $39 

Halloween Brunch 

Enjoy a spooky brunch in the heart of Destination Africa. 

Where: The Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE 

Admission: $44

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

Conquer a scavenger hunt and enjoy the rides and games of Hallotown.

Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road

Admission: $47

Spooktacular Grim Mini Golf 

Winsports 18-hole mini golf course has been transformed into an all-ages halloween-inspired land. Costumes aren’t mandatory, but encouraged!

Where: WinSport – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Admission: $40 per group of up to five players

Pumpkins After Dark

Check out thousands of hand-carved pumpings and live carving demonstrations at this awarding winning Halloween event celebrating its first year in Calgary.

Where: WinSport, Husky Gardens – 88 Canada Olympic Road SW

Admission: $20

Haunted Calgary Presents: Museum of the Macabre 

This immersive Halloween experience takes us to another level of fear with over 6000 square feet of horrors.

Where: New Horizon Mall – 260300 Writing Creek Crescent

Admission: $25

The Dash of Doom 

Run virtually or in-person at this pet-friendly Halloween race and help raise funds for the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society.

Where: North Glenmore Park – Crowchild Trail SW

Admission: $50

Ghouls’ Night Out

This is a perfect Halloween event for you and your littles! Enjoy one of the many outdoor shows, a take-home craft kit, a monster-sized game of Operation, and sneak through Tinkerman’s funhouse.

Where: Heritage Park – 1900 Heritage Drive SW

Admission: $11

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon 

Calgary’s Underground Film Festival is hosting back-to-back nights of curated horror movie classics.

Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW

Admission: $20

A Symphony of Darkness

Presented by Ghost Stories YYC, this annual event is a visual storytelling art show with ghostly tales filled with ghouls and macabre around a crackling campfire.

Where: The Boutique at Nvrlnd – 1048 21 Avenue SE

2021 CJSW Funding Drive Wrap-Up Party: Ghouls Just Wanna Have Fun

Enjoy a custom party at containR park with Brews from Village Brewery, eats from Alumni Sandwiches, and tunes from Sled Island and CJSW’s best DJs. Costumes will be judged by a panel of local celebrity judges. 

Where: containR – 1020 2 Avenue NW 

Admission: $17 

Please note that if you’re not feeling well or unvaccinated — please stay home. We encourage you all to stay safe and healthy this Halloween and adhere to the current COVID-19 regulations and restrictions put in place by AHS.

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