Halloween Events in Calgary For Adults and Kids

Whether you want to be scared out of your skin or check out a family-friendly experience, there are Halloween-themed events to suit everyone.

Photograph by Chris Malloy, courtesy of Heritage Park.

Not sure what to do to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve? We have options for adults and kids, events that offer virtual and in-person options, experiences that are scary and some that are not. Most options require advanced ticket purchases online. Please check with events directly for more information on COVID-19 rules and procedures.

 

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

This event is more for the kids, particularly the scavenger haunt and photo opportunities, but adults will enjoy the park rides, games and strolling through Hallotown just as much as the children. Calaway Park goes all out with the decorations during Halloweekends and visitors are encouraged to wear family-friendly costumes. New in 2021, check out the Halloweekends Parade and look for the parade float and spooky characters.

Dates: Weekends and holiday Monday until October 11, 2021
Cost: Buy your tickets in advance online. Admission for ages three to 49 is $47.95; kids two and under, free
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd. 33, 403-240-3822, calawaypark.com

 

Calgary Ghost Tours

Walking through Calgary’s oldest neighbourhoods and hearing real ghost stories from the experts is possibly one of the scariest ways to spend an evening this Halloween season. Calgary Ghost Tours will walk you through Inglewood, downtown, Kensington or even Banff on Friday, Saturday and some Sunday evenings. It also offers a pub tour where your guide leads you to two of the most haunted bars in Calgary. This year, October 31 is set aside for tours of Inglewood starting at Rosso Coffee.

Dates: Various dates from September through the beginning of November 2021
Cost: Buy your tickets online and save. Tickets from $20
Times: Times vary
Where: Various locations, calgaryghostwalks.com

 

Spooktacular Grim Mini Golf

Enjoy a round of family-friendly mini-golf at WinSport’s 18-hole outdoor course. The course will be transformed into a Halloween-inspired set-up, and guests of all ages are encouraged to sign up for a tee-time and dress in their favourite costume. The course takes around 60 minutes depending on skill level. Tickets are $40, with a $20 deposit at the time of booking a pre-timed ticket. Walk-in times are limited.

Dates: September 23 to October 31 2021; operating Thursdays to Sundays
Cost: $40 per group of up to five players
Times: Various tee-times available from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: WinSport, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W., 403-247-5452, winsport.ca

 

Pumpkins After Dark

Featuring over 6,000 hand-carved pumpkins, this family friendly, hour-long walk displays classic Halloween characters, dragons, dinosaurs and more. Witness amazing lit pumpkin sculptures come to life, or grab some hot chocolate and watch a pumpkin carving demonstration.

Dates: Thursday to Sundays between September 23 to October 31, 2021
Cost: $19.95, tickets must be pre-purchased online
Times: Ticket times vary between 6:45 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Where: Winsport Calgary, 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W., winsport.ca

 

ScreamFest

At ScreamFest, walk through each of the six haunted houses, try your hand at carnival games or axe throwing, or check out some of the food trucks that will be parked outside. October 28th is an adults-only night.

Dates: October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 2021
Cost: Buy your tickets online and save. General admission, $25; Killer Cash Combo $35; Speedpass $45
Times: 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3 St. S.E., screamfest.ca

 

Haunted Calgary Presents: Museum of the Macabre

Haunted Calgary has been scaring Calgarians since 1987 and this year the event is taking passengers to the next level of fear with an immersive Halloween experience. Every year is a unique attraction design, so don’t miss your chance to experience “Museum of the Macabre,” Haunted Calgary’s 2021 attraction. Twist and wind through about 6000-square feet of horrors. Shows are recommended for those aged 12 years and up. If you’re looking for a more child-friendly affair, Haunted Calgary also offers a Friendly Frights show.

Dates: October 9, 16, 23, 29 and 30, 2021
Cost: Buy your tickets in advance online for $25
Times: 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. based on ticket times
Where: New Horizon Mall underground parkade, 260300 Writing Creek Cres., 587-333-4427, hauntedcalgary.org

 

Field of Screams

Dare to roam 20 acres of Cobb’s Adventure Park at night during this Halloween-inspired outdoor event from Screamworks Inc., the makers of Screamfest. Visit six terrifying haunted houses or join in on activities like a bonfire or blacklight mini-golf. This spooky event will have rides, games and much more for the whole family. A main attraction is the Death Trap, a nightmarish 6,000-square-foot fenced maze.

Dates: October 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30, 2021
Cost: $26 (Tickets must be pre-purchased through the website)
Times: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park, 1500 84 St. N.E., 403-210-2676, fieldofscreams.ca

 

Ghosts and Gourmet

This annual Halloween event at Heritage Park mixes good food with a few ghost stories and a ghost tour. You’ll start the evening with a three-course dinner at the Wainwright Hotel interspersed with ghost stories. After dinner, there’s a 90-minute outdoor ghost tour around Heritage Park. You’ll definitely feel spooked stepping inside a few of the heritage homes, including the known-to-be haunted Prince House, and hearing spooky stories. The tour is led by a guide and stories are based on personal experiences and true encounters staff have had.

Dates: October 21 to 23 and November 1, 2021
Times: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca

 

The Dash of Doom

This year’s family- and pet-friendly Halloween race will take place both in-person and virtually. For the virtual race, you can do the five- or 10-kilometre run any time between October 24 to 31 while listening to a curated spooky Spotify playlist. There are still prizes for the best human and pet costumes, so don’t forget to get dressed up. This run supports the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, a charity that raises funds to improve the lives of abandoned or abused animals.

Dates: Virtual race from October 24 to 31; in-person race on October 30, 2021
Cost: Buy your tickets online; from free to $50
Times: In-person event at 4 p.m.
Where: North Glenmore Park, Crowchild Trail S.W., runyyc.ca

 

Ghouls’ Night Out

Heritage Park decorates its streets for Halloween and this bash is especially fun for families with kids aged three to nine. Enjoy eight outdoor shows, grab a take-home craft kit, play a monster-sized game of Operation and creep through Tinkerman’s funhouse. Take your kids trick-or-treating through some of the historical buildings on October 31.

Dates: October 28 to 31, 2021
Cost: Buy your tickets in advance for this party. Adults, $16.95; children three to 12, $11.95; children two and younger, free
Times: October 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; October 29 and 30, 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.; October 30 and 31, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca

 

ZooBoo

Kids will especially enjoy this event. Dress up early and trick-or-treat at the zoo (only children 12 and under will receive treats) and take a photo of your best costumed poses.

Dates: October 29 to 31, 2021
Cost: Children three years to 15 years, $19.95; general 16 years to 59 years, $29.95; seniors, $27.95
Times: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Dr. N.E., calgaryzoo.com

 

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon

Calgary Underground Film Festival is one of the best at curating horror classics. This Halloween, it’s pulling another all-nighter with 12 hours of back-to-back scary movies. The marathon starts at 7 p.m. and goes until 7 a.m. Stay tuned for more details, including the film lineup for 2021.

Dates: October 30, 2021
Cost: $20, $18 for members and students
Times: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Globe Cinema, 617 8 Ave. S.W., calgaryundergroundfilm.org

 

Halloween Brunch at the Calgary Zoo

There are no tricks, just treats, at this Halloween brunch at the Calgary Zoo. The spooky menu features Halloween-themed breakfast and desserts at the Safari Lodge in Destination Africa. Try specialty items like the “Bones and Meat” pork ribs or the “Bloody Caesar Salad” with beet caesar dressing. There will also be Halloween cookies and candies as an added treat for the kids.

Dates: October 30 and 31, 2021
Cost: Children three years to 15 years, $27.95; general 16 years to 59 years, $44.95; seniors, $38.95; prices include zoo admission
Times: First seating from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.; Second seating from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Calgary Zoo, 210 St. George’s Dr. N.E., calgaryzoo.com

 

Ghost Stories YYC Presents: A Symphony of Darkness

It’s the third year of Ghost Stories YYC, the visual storytelling art show that showcases artists’ original works inspired by folk tales, urban legends and/or ghost stories, accompanied by short stories they have written for their pieces. Original works will also be published into a storybook and available for purchase at the show. The art show will hold audiences captive with fantastic tales of ghouls and ghosts.

Dates: November 5 to 7, 2021
Cost: Free
Where: The Boutique @ nvrlnd, 1048 21 Ave. S.E., ghoststoriesyyc.ca

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