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.

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Not sure what to do to celebrate All Hallow’s Eve? Here are a few options for adults and kids, including movie marathons, ghost tours, haunted houses, jack-o’-lantern displays and more.

 

Halloweekends at Calaway Park

Dates: Weekends and holiday Monday until October 9, 2023
Cost: Admission for ages three to 49 is $49.95; kids two and under, free
Times: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Calaway Park

This event is more for the kids, particularly the magical meet-and-greets 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. Check out the Halloweekends Parade and look for the parade float and spooky characters.

245033 Range Rd. 33, 403-240-3822, calawaypark.com

 

Calgary Ghost Tours

Dates: Various dates from September through the beginning of November 2023
Cost: Tickets from $20
Times: Times vary
Where: Various locations

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 Fridays, Saturdays 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.

calgaryghostwalks.com

 

Spooktacular Grim Mini Golf

Dates: September 21 to October 31, 2023; operating Thursdays to Sundays
Cost: $10 to $15
Times: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays, 1 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on weekends
Where: WinSport

Enjoy a round of family-friendly minigolf 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. Walk-in times are limited.

88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W., 403-247-5452, winsport.ca

 

Pumpkins After Dark

Dates: Thursdays to Sundays and Halloween, between September 22 to October 31, 2023
Cost: $20 for youth, $23 for adults. Tickets must be pre-purchased online
Times: Ticket times vary between 6:45 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Where: WinSport

Featuring over 10,000 hand-carved pumpkins, this family friendly, self-paced walk displays classic Halloween characters, pop culture icons, dinosaurs and more. Witness amazing pumpkin sculptures come to life, or grab some hot chocolate and watch a pumpkin carving demonstration.

88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W., 403-247-5452, pumpkinsafterdark.com

 

ScreamFest

Dates: October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28 and 31, 2023
Cost: $30 to $40. Buy online to save.
Times: 7 p.m. to midnight
Where: GMC Stadium, Stampede Park

At ScreamFest, be ready for a few scares as you walk through each of the six haunted houses, try your hand at carnival games or axe throwing (games use “Killer Cash,” which can be bought onsite or with your ticket online), or check out some of the food trucks that will be parked outside. October 6 is a teens-only night, and October 27th is an adults-only night.

2200 Stampede Trail S.E., screamfest.ca

 

Field of Screams

Dates: October 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27 and 28, 2023
Cost: $26 online or $30 at the door
Times: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Cobb’s Adventure Park

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 themed haunted houses or join in on activities like archery tag or blacklight mini-golf. This spooky event will have rides, games and much more for the whole family.

1500 84 St. N.E., 403-210-2676, fieldofscreams.ca

 

Ghost Teas and Tours

Dates: October 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2023
Cost: $47 for adults, $35 for children; Tickets must be purchased in advance
Times: Multiple sittings, starting at 12:45 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park

This year at Heritage Park, head in for a Halloween High Tea, followed by a ghost tour of the historic buildings on the grounds. Begin by visiting the park’s most haunted locations and hear stories about ghost sightings and unexplained phenomena on a 60-minute tour. Then, enjoy a high tea, featuring a menu that includes finger sandwiches, pastries, tea and lemonade.

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca

 

Haunted Calgary Presents: The Skeletons in Our Closets

Dates: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October 14 to 29, 2023
Cost: Buy your tickets in advance online for $25
Times: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. based on ticket times
Where: New Horizon Mall underground parkade

Haunted Calgary has been scaring Calgarians for 30 years. Every year is a unique attraction design, so don’t miss your chance to experience “The Skeletons in Our Closets,” Haunted Calgary’s 2023 attraction, which is said to be its darkest production yet. Shows are recommended for those aged 12 years and up, with a low-scare version available for younger audiences and the faint-of-heart. October 19 and November 2 will be a “Lights Out Glowstick Night,” and November 3 is something called “Hell Night,” which is like a zombie-themed, capture-the-flag type game.

260300 Writing Creek Cres., 587-333-4427, hauntedcalgary.org

 

Ghosts and Gourmet

Dates: October 19, 21, 30 and 31, 2023
Cost: $86 per person
Times: 6 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park

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 an outdoor ghost tour around Heritage Park. The tour is led by a guide and stories are based on personal experiences and true encounters staff have had.

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca

 

Rocky Horror Picture Show at Plaza Theatre

Date: October 26 to 31, 2023
Cost: $17, or $30 for “Dr. Frank-N-Furters Big Package,” which includes admission and a prop bag
Times: 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. showings
Where: Plaza Theatre

Stop by Plaza Theatre for a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, the classic Halloween flick that has developed a cult following. Audience participation is strongly recommended, so dress up for an evening of RHPS fun, or purchase “Dr. Frank-N-Furters Big Package” that comes with a prop bag to participate in the show from the audience.

1133 Kensington Rd. N.W., 403-283-2222, theplaza.ca

 

Ghouls’ Night Out

Dates: October 27, 2023
Cost: Buy your tickets in advance. Adults, $20; children three to 15, $15; children two and younger, free
Times: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: Heritage Park

Heritage Park decorates its streets for Halloween and this bash is especially fun for families with younger children. Enjoy outdoor shows, play a monster-sized game of Operation, roam the pumpkin patch and more.

1900 Heritage Dr. S.W., 403-268-8500, heritagepark.ca

 

The Dash of Doom

Dates: October 28, 2023
Cost: Register online; starting at $40, and $20 for the kids race
Times: Events beginning at 3 p.m.
Where: North Glenmore Park

This year’s family- and pet-friendly Halloween race offers something for everyone, with a 1 km kids race, 5 km walk/run and 10 km run. This run supports the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society, a charity that raises funds to improve the lives of abandoned or abused animals.

North Glenmore Park, Crowchild Trail S.W., runyyc.ca

 

Halloween Horror Movie Marathon

Dates: October 28, 2023
Cost: $20, $18 for members and students
Times: 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. (Doors open at 6 p.m.)
Where: Globe Cinema

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.

617 8 Ave. S.W., calgaryundergroundfilm.org

 

Halloween Brunch at the Calgary Zoo

Dates: October 28 and 29, 2023
Cost: Children three years to 15 years, $35; general 16 years to 59 years, $55; seniors, $50; prices include zoo admission
Times: First seating from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; Second seating from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; Third seating from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Where: Calgary Zoo

There are no tricks, just treats, at this Halloween brunch at the Calgary Zoo. The spooky buffet features Halloween-themed breakfast and desserts at the Safari Lodge in Destination Africa. Afterwards, wander the grounds for ZooBoo, with treat stations set up around the grounds.

210 St. George’s Dr. N.E., calgaryzoo.com

 

ZooBoo

Dates: October 28 and 29, 2023
Cost: Children three years to 15 years, $25; general 16 years to 59 years, $35; seniors, $32
Times: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily
Where: Calgary Zoo

Kids will especially enjoy this event. Dress up early and trick-or-treat at the treat stations set up around the grounds (only children 12 and under will receive treats).

210 St. George’s Dr. N.E., calgaryzoo.com

[Note: A previous version of this story listed the incorrect date for CUFF’s Halloween Horror Movie Marathon. The story has been updated.]

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