2015 Halloween Events List last updated: October 13, 2015
Halloween is one of my favourite “holidays” of the year. I just love getting into the spooky spirit! There’s always lots of great events and activities going around for the occasion in and around the Edmonton area so it can be hard to decide which one(s) to do. As I do with New Year’s and Valentine’s events, this year I thought I’d put together an event listing for Halloween!
This list will be updated as I find new events and as event information becomes available. Keep checking back for updates – usually more events are announced closer to the date.
Please leave me a comment below, send me an email or tweet me with any events you think should be added to the list!
Here’s what I’ve come up with so far:
2015 Halloween Events in Edmonton
Deadmonton Haunted House
Date: Thurs – Sundays throughout October (times start at 7 p.m.)
Location: Deadmonton House 10233 Jasper Avenue (Old Paramount Theatre)
Cost: Ranges from $20-$40 depending on if you go during Halloween Weekend or get Speed Passes.
Details: The legend of the Williams family farm is being turned into a horror film. The film will premier at the local abandoned theatre. Some people in the community warn about profiting off of others misfortunes. As every day passes, we’re getting closer the premier of the film. The rumblings get louder. You can see people running down the street in a panic yelling, ‘The Curse! The Curse! The Curse of the Williams farm!’
Website: Deadmonton Haunted House
Frankenstein Radio Show at Fort Edmonton Park
Date: Oct. 1 – 4 at 8 p.m.
Location: Capitol Theatre at Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $22 per person in advance, $25 at the door
Details: Join us for a classic live radio program based on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Experience vintage horror, Fort Edmonton style. The Capitol Theatre brings to the stage this unique adaptation with a dollop of humour and comic sensibilities to this classic story. Guaranteed to keep you in “stitches.”
Website: Frankenstein Radio Show
Edmonton Zombie Walk
Date: Oct. 2 7:30 p.m. or 9 p.m.
Location: Churchill Square 7:30 p.m. or Alberta Legislature 9 p.m.
Cost: Free but bring food bank donation
Details: Come down to Churchill Square on Friday October 2 for Edmonton’s annual zombie walk! (Families/kids welcome). Dress up!
Website: Edmonton Zombie Walk
Haunted Pumpkin Festival
Date: Every weekend Oct. 3 through Nov. 1
Location: Prairie Gardens & Adventure Farm (56311 Lily Lake Rd, Bon Accord, AB)
Cost: $14.30 per person (weekend) – discounts for ‘family of’ packages
Details: Come to The Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm, which attracts families from across the nation to Edmonton’s countryside. An autumn outing to the pumpkin patch and this charming month-long Halloween festival is an annual tradition. There are over 50 family friendly activities to enjoy at the farm. From shootin’ pumpkins out of a cannon, to screaming through a haunted house, to creeping through a corn maze…in short, this might be the most unusual festival you’ll experience this year!
Website: Haunted Pumpkin Festival
Zed Haunted House (Red Deer)
Date: Oct. 16 to Oct. 31 (daily) 6 – 10 p.m.
Location: 6833 66 Street, Red Deer
Cost: $15 per person (at the door) – some discounts and packages if bought online
Details: Central Alberta’s most fatal attraction! Our Haunted House is produced by, and all funds raised go to support, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Red Deer and District.
Website: Zed Haunted House (Red Deer)
The Dead Landz Full Immersion Zombie Experience
Date: Oct. 17 – 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. (or half day 5 – 10 p.m.)
Location: Silver Creek Paintball, New Norway, Alberta
Cost: $99 per person (evening only), $189 per person (full day), $25 weekend camping pass
Details: The Dead Landz is a “live action” zombie apocalypse simulation. Imagine putting yourself into the world of “The Walking Dead” but with zombie actors and fake weapons (just so no one dies for real). The event takes place on a large scale private property that can accommodate hundreds of players and zombies at a time. The goal of the game is to either “escape” from the venue, or to simply survive until the end. It is completely up to the player. You will enter the venue with nothing but the clothes on your back, and will search for water, food, supplies, and weapons needed to survive the day. Once you enter the venue, you will Hide, Run, Fight, and Survive against a horde of the undead, other survivors, forces of evil, and nature.
Website: The Dead Landz Full Immersion Zombie Experience
Spooktacular: Grave Discoveries at Fort Edmonton Park
Date: Family Friendly – Oct. 23 & 24. Adults Only – Oct. 30
Location: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $22 per person general admission, up to $46 for special packages
Details: Welcome to the dark side of the 19th century. It is not the dead you need to be afraid of. It’s the living. How far will your courage take you? The spook escalates as you go, so don’t go far…
Website: Spooktacular: Grave Discoveries at Fort Edmonton Park
Halloween Haunt in St. Albert
Date: Oct. 23 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Servus Credit Union Place (400 Campbell Road St. Albert)
Cost: Drop-in rates ($10.50 Adult, $7.50 Youth, $5.50 Child, $7.50 Senior, $26 Family)
Details: Join us for a spooktacular family event! Halloween Haunt presented by Kingsway Toyota Featuring: – A Dark Night Haunted House – Laser Tag – Bubble Football – Just Dance Zone – An Inflatable Haunted House for Younger Children – Giant Inflatable’s – Mini Wonderland – Paradise Pet’s Creepy Crawly Petting Zoo – Ghoulish Games – Creepy Crafts
Website: Halloween Haunt in St. Albert
School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Date: Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: University of Alberta
Details: Come out on Saturday October 24th to witness magic unfold in the form of science! Classes offered this year include Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Muggle Studdies, Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts and many more! Let’s Talk Science has organized a series of magic-themed hands-on science activities for children ages 7 – 12 to participate in, but everyone of all ages is welcome to attend.
Website: School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
Boo-tanical Bash at the Muttart Conservatory
Date: Oct. 25 noon to 4 p.m.
Location: Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: Regular Admission (Family $36, Adult $12.25, Youth $10.50, Child $6.50, Senior $10.50)
Details: Join us for a spooky good time at our annual family friendly Halloween party! Try your hand at making a creepy craft, get your face painted to look like a ghoulish ghost and enjoy many other activities that will happily scare the whole family! Be sure to drop by our ZimSculpt feature pyramid for one final look!
Website: Boo-tanical Bash at the Muttart Conservatory
Edmonton Ghost Tours
Details: Typically the Edmonton Ghost Tours organization will put on ghost tours throughout October for Halloween. Their website hasn’t been updated for 2015 yet but keep checking to see what the dates will be. The tours are typically good for all ages – and storytellers will talk about reported ghosts, hauntings, murders, and mysteries of buildings, houses, and shops you pass along.
Website: Edmonton Ghost Tours
Halloween at Edmonton Escape Rooms
Date: You pick a date!
Location: Choose from four Edmonton Escape Rooms – BreakOut, EEscape, Escape City, SmartyPantz
Cost: $24.99 per person
Details: Edmonton escape rooms have a number of creepy theme rooms perfect for Halloween! Murders, kidnappings and more, select a room that interests you most!
Website: BreakOut Ent. | Escape City | EEscape | SmartyPantz
Scary Nasty: A Halloween Improv Special at Fort Edmonton Park
Date: Oct. 29 at 8 p.m.
Location: Capitol Theatre Fort Edmonton Park
Cost: $22 per person
Details: From the folks that brought you the hit show The Full Mountie… A Halloween Special full of laughs and screams. Featuring performers from the Die-Nasty improv troupe and directed by Dana Andersen. Do not miss a once-in-a-lifetime special appearance by Joe Flaherty as he brings Count Floyd back from the un-dead.
Website: Scary Nasty: A Halloween Improv Special at Fort Edmonton Park
Visit haunted spots in Edmonton (self-guided)
Date: Throughout October
Location: Various locations
Details: Edmonton has a rich history when it comes to spooky haunts. Some of the city’s oldest schools, hospitals and hotels have some of the spookiest stories. Go on a scary, self-guided tour of places like the Edmonton general Hospital, La Boheme Restaurant Bed and Breakfast, Concordia University College, the Walterdale Playhouse, Charles Camsell Hospital, and more.
Website: Visit haunted spots in Edmonton (self-guided) – (2014 Edmonton Sun story)
The 23rd Annual Halloween Howler
Date: Oct. 30
Location: Shaw Conference Centre
Cost: $59.95 (+ service charges) per person
Details: It’s the 23rd Annual Halloween Howler featuring Godsmack, Buckcherry, The Wild! and Striker. $5000 for Best Costume and an Arctic Cat 400 Quad from A.S.E. Motorsports plus thousands of dollars in additional costume prizes ($3,000 for 2nd, $1,000 for 3rd) and DJ Harman B spinning tunes.
Website: The 23rd Annual Halloween Howler
Halloween Howler Club Crawl 2015
Date: Oct. 30 & Oct. 31
Location: Various venues
Cost: $20 per person (+ service fees)
Details: Join over 15,000 Club Crawlers on the Largest Halloween Party of all Time, The World Famous “Halloween Howler Club Crawl 2015! Student Tours has exclusive VIP access to the best Halloween Night Club Venues in every major city in Canada! Your Club Crawl Pass includes no line, no cover at four premier nightclubs, party bus transportation between venues, prizes and costume contests.
Website: Halloween Howler Club Crawl
Date: Oct. 30 (6:30 to 9:30 p.m.)
Location: Mckay Avenue School (10425 99 Avenue)
Cost: $70 per person
Details: Do you believe in Ghost ? Interested in The Paranormal ? ‘ Ever had a paranormal experience ? Haunted by unanswered questions ? We will give you the unique opportunity to enter the Paranormal Word. Guided by Pandemonium Paranormal Investigators and hosted by J’Adore Design and Events, we will lead you through a live ghost investigation with exclusive access to the McKay Avenue School, introduction to Ghost hunting devices, EVP experiment, trigger objects, and an on-site team to review and present the evidence at the end of the night! As well as our professional opinion and experience.
Website: Paranormal Workshop
Night of Fear Festival
Date: Oct. 30 & 31
Location: Enjoy Centre, St. Albert
Cost: $22 per person at the door ($17 age 16 and under) | $20 per person in advance
Details: The 2nd Annual Night of Fear Festival, is the newest and largest Halloween Festival in the area! October 30 – 31st at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert. It is the event that’s got EVERYONE howling! Satisfy your blood thirsty retail desires with 75 local businesses! Still your inner fears with chilling premonitions by our fortune tellers! Costume parade, epic haunted house and more!
Website: Night of Fear Festival
Boodang Halloween Massive: Scream
Date: Oct. 31
Location: Shaw Conference Centre
Cost: $84.99 per person ($124 per person for VIP admission)
Details: SCREAM… the undisputed champion of HALLOWEEN events in Western Canada for over 12years returns. It’s no surprise that SCREAM sells out every year – boasting massive DJ LINE-UP’s combined with amazing production and décor. Each year, the BOODANG team brings new elements into SCREAM with superb decor, lighting, video and sound. This year is no different! SCREAM is back – bigger and better. ARE YOU READY TO SCREAM?
Website: The 23rd Annual Halloween Howler
Mini Monster Bash (Parkland County)
Date: Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: Heritage Park Pavilion (5100 41 Ave. Stony Plain, Alberta)
Cost: Free (bring an item for the Parkland Food Bank)
Details: The City of Spruce Grove, the Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County are pleased to present the annual Mini Monster Bash celebration! Join us for a variety of spooktacular Halloween activities designed for mini monsters and their families. Crafts and activities are typically designed for children eight years of age and under, but older children are also welcome. Children will also receive a special glow-in-the-dark bag they can use when they go trick-or-treating, but limited quantities are available, so first come, first served. Children are invited to dress in their mini monster best! Please dress for the weather in case of lineups outside the Pavilion.
Website: Mini Monster Bash
Haunted Halloween Gala at the Fairmont Banff Springs
Date: Oct. 31
Location: Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Cost: Rates for the Haunted Gala guestroom package start from $598 per night.
Details: This Halloween, spend the night in one of Alberta’s most historic hotels and see for yourself if the rumours of its haunting are true. Join us for an amazing multi-room Halloween Gala to include a live DJ, circus performers, food & drink, fortune tellers and many more surprises throughout the night. With luck, there may even be an appearance from one of our very long term, otherworldly residents. Package includes accomodations, admission to the ghost tour, live seance at the Banff Springs, DJs, live entertainment, drink specials, and many more surprises.
Website: Haunted Halloween Gala at the Fairmont Banff Springs
You can also check out this old blog post I did on Halloween-themed food and whip it up for any Halloween house parties you attend and also popular on the blog, my post on DIY: How to Make an Instagram Halloween Costume (with Photopshop File)!!!
Let me know if I should add any events! Leave a comment below or tweet/email me :)