If you’re looking for some fun family activities that will not give your children nightmares, Calgary has a lot to offer this year! If you have a chance I hope you’re able to check out some of these and have a really spooktacular Halloween weekend!
Friday & Saturday October 27-29 6-9pm
Sunday October 30 4-7pm
Lots of great old fashioned Halloween fun happening at Heritage Park this weekend. Some of the spooky fun will include a Witches Flying School, storytelling and crafts, The Monster Mash, the Day of the Dead Mexican Village, Ginger-dead Man cookie decorating, spooky dance mobs, and more.
- Under 2: Free
- Little Ghouls (ages 3-12) $6.95 + GST
- Old Spirits (ages 13+) $10.95 + GST
October 29 10am-5pm
October 30 10am-4pm
Events include a Toy Mash-up, pumpkin decorating, the mad science hall, Halloween make up 101, Spooky Live Science Bite in the Atrium and more.
- Adults (18-64) $19.95 + GST
- Senior (65+) $17.95 + GST
- Youth (13-17) $15.95 + GST
- Child (3-12) $12.95 + GST
- Under 3 is Free
This is the last weekend for Cobb’s Corn Maze this season and they have some fun events this weekend.
October 28-29: Freaky Flashlight Nights
October 29-30: Pumpkin Palooza
- Under 3 yrs old: Free
- Child (ages 3 to 17): $12.50 (includes GST)
- Adult (ages 18 to 64): $13.50 (includes GST)
- Senior (ages 65+): $12.50 (includes GST)
October 28-29: A Harry Potter inspired experience outdoors in the East Village.
- Tickets $7.50 ($5 in advance)
- Children $2.50 (under 2 is free)
FREE Halloween Event
Daily all week (Oct 24-28) 6-8pm
Saturday & Sunday (Oct 29-30) Noon-5pm
Halloween Night 4-8pm
Lots of fun activities! Until Saturday, there will be Peanuts crafts. On Sunday you can plant your own pumpkin, participate in a costume parade and go trick or treating from 3-5pm. On Halloween, there will be face painting from 4-7pm, hot chocolate samples, you can decorate your own trick-or-treat bag, participate in a costume parade and go trick-or-treating from 4-8pm. Best of all this is a FREE EVENT.
October 29-30 10am-3pm
Kids Craft Club: Decorate your own treat bag (cost $2 per child)
Events include face painting, create Family monster t-shirts (you buy the t-shirts and wiggle eyes, and the rest of the supplies are provided), and a costume parade every half hour.
Various times and locations October 29-30-31
Cost: FREE (membership required)
Spooky stories, songs, and rhymes. Costumes allowed.
Friday October 28 you can vote for your favourite pumpkin carving for a chance to win $50 in Market bucks from 10am-3pm, and make sure to visit the Halloween photo booth.
Saturday is really when ALL the fun happens though! On the Main Stage there will be a magic show, storytelling and a mad scientist show. Other activities include a Mommy Connections Crafts and the Halloween Photo Booth. The fun starts at 10am, with the Main Stage attractions beginning at 11am.
At participating Indigo and Chapters locations on Saturday October 29, 11am
Come dressed up, enjoy story time, activities and a costume parade. This is a free event.
October 30 1-3pm Face Painting and Pumpkin Carving Contest
October 31 5-8:30pm Trick or Treat at Cabela’s
October 29 3-5pm Thrill Calgary Zombie Flash Mob
October 30 9am-10:45am Southcentre Sensory Halloween Event for children with sensory processing difficulties including Autism, Asperger’s, Cerebal Palsy and ADHD. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register your child.
October 31 5-7pm Southcentre Trick or Treat (while supplies last)
Trick or Treat at North Hill Mall from 4-6pm on Halloween night, while supplies last. PLUS, the first 100 children of any age dressed in a Harry Potter themed costume will receive a FREE box of Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans.
I’ve heard rumours that Chinook Mall, Sunridge Mall and Market Mall will also be holding Trick or Treat events on Halloween, however there is nothing on their websites regarding it so I’m not positive.
What are your plans for this Halloween weekend?