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!
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Here are 24 events to check out this weekend. Don’t be scared!
Shop local makers, artists, and small businesses and help support the Children’s Cottage Society.
Where: Bowness Community Association – 7904 43 Avenue NW
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
Solve a mummy mystery and watch out for the haunted rooms and ghoulish surprises planted around the museum.
Where: 5111 47 Street NE
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
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
This legendary event is back bigger than ever.
Where: The Back Alley Nightclub – 4630 Macleod Trail
Hosted by the one-and-only Kendall Gender of Canada’s Drag Race Season 2.
Where: The Palace Theatre – 219 8 Avenue SW
Win prizes for best costumes and enjoy the frightening sounds from DJ RO-B1.
Where: The Ship and Anchor Pub – 534 17 Avenue SW
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
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
Enjoy a Halloween event — wolf-dog style!
Where: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary – 263156 Range Road 53
Journey through the most haunted neighbourhood in Calgary.
Where: Rosso Coffee – 1400 9 Avenue SE
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
Dress up and enjoy trick-or-treating around the Calgary zoo. Costumes are encouraged!
Where: The Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
Enjoy a spooky brunch in the heart of Destination Africa.
Where: The Calgary Zoo – 1300 Zoo Road NE
Conquer a scavenger hunt and enjoy the rides and games of Hallotown.
Where: Calaway Park – 245033 Range Road
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
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
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
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
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
Calgary’s Underground Film Festival is hosting back-to-back nights of curated horror movie classics.
Where: Globe Cinema – 617 8 Avenue SW
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
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
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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