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calgary halloween

8 Halloween Events in Calgary 2019

By Anna Rybnickova

Courtesy of the Halloween Expo

The night of all Hallows is upon us and the city of Calgary will turn into a spooky town this year. Take a look at our tips where to spend the scariest time of the year.

Grim Manor
Wed – Sat, Oct 30 – Nov 2
Over 7,000 feet of terror is awaiting you at WinSport as you immerse yourself in the thrilling story of Professor Grim, his insane quest for immortality and it’s disastrous consequences. Four spooky attractions, live performances of Ryan Stock & Amberlynn from America’s Got Talent and much more! To enter the Grim Manor, you must be at least 13 years of age, however, you can visit Grim’s Haunted Adventures: 3D which is suitable for all ages.
WinSport Canada, 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, website

Haunted Calgary Halloween Attraction
Thurs, Oct 31
This spooky Calgary tradition is back in town and you’re in for a real treat this year! Over 20,000 square feet will be filled with sheer horror, ready to scare the bejesus out of you. Make your way through four floors of haunted attractions and meet your deepest, darkest fears. You must find your way out before it’s too late.
New Horizon Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac, hauntedcalgary.org

Murder Mystery Dinner: Halloween Horror – A Night at the Grimmies
Thurs, Oct 31
Enjoy a delightfully horrifying evening featuring the cast of the “worst horror film ever made” — the ‘Hallowiener Beach Party.’ A fun, interactive evening full of delicious food and entertainment that will leave you laughing on the floor. The doors open at 6 pm and the event is intended for adults (18+).
Fort Calgary, 750 – 9 Ave SE, fortcalgary.com

Werk Disco Bloodbath – Bob The Drag Queen
Thurs, Oct 31
The Palace Theatre is once more ready to sparkle as the diva Bob The Drag Queen the winner of season 8 RuPaul’s Drag Race — will take the stage! Mistress of the night Mona Moore & her majesty Misty Meadows will take you through the whole evening and you can also look forward to a costume contest, so dress up and win the $750 cash prize!
The Palace Theatre, 219 8 Ave SW, website

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Calgary Halloween Thriller 2019
Thurs, Oct 31
Come to the Calgary’s #1 Nightclub for a Halloween party you are not going to remember (at least not till the morning after). Get that spooky costume on, join thousands of party souls and maybe even win a prize for best male & female costume!
Music Calgary, 1140 – 10 Avenue SW, website

Halloween Costume Crawl 2019
Fri, Nov 1
The tradition must go on! Bring your ID and hop on on one of the hundreds of party buses taking you to the most epic Halloween party locations. Thousands of creepy crawlers dressed in costumes from your wildest dreams will take Calgary by a storm and celebrate the 24th anniversary of this magnificent Halloween fun.
Hudson’s Canada’s Pub, 1201 – 5 St SW, website

Glowstick Night
Fri, Nov 1
Who knows what lurks in the deep darkness of the night? With all the lights off, you’ll only have a single glowstick per group to guide you through this terrifying place. Can you cope with the monsters and beasts from your darkest nightmares?
New Horizon Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac, hauntedcalgary.org

Hell Night
Sat, Nov 2
Hell Night takes you into the middle of the zombie apocalypse and you really need to use your brain (get it?) to survive this one. Collect loot, avoid zombies and win the main prize, which will be awarded to the last person standing, and to the zombie who collects the most brains.
New Horizon Mall, 260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac, hauntedcalgary.org

Courtesy of the Halloween Expo

Fun and Spooky Halloween Events in Calgary

By Rachael Frey & Anna Rybnickova

Ghoul’s Night Out; Courtesy of the Heritage Park

Ready to get spooked? Or are you not a fan of horror thrills? Whether you are looking for a family-friendly event, a sporting activity to get that adrenalin flowing or just want to finally dress up in your best costume, Calgary offers something for everyone this October.

October 12 – 14
Join Billy, Roxy and the Boo Crew at Calaway Park. Take a stroll down Hallo-Street and enjoy all your favourite rides. Dress up as your favorite character and enjoy family-friendly tricks and treats. The characters for this weekend’s meet & greet are Ariel & Ursula on Saturday, Batgirl & Harley Quinn on Sunday and Aurora & Maleficent on Holiday Monday. Come & meet them all!
Calaway Park, 245033 Range Rd 33, calawaypark.com

HEX Halloween & Entertainment Expo
October 11 – 14
The inaugural HEX promises to be a scream, packed with celebrity appearances, zombie-filled haunted houses, escape rooms, thrill rides, a screening room, seminars and workshops, freaky carnival games and a Halloween-focused tradeshow. Celebrity guests include Nick Castle (Halloween’s Michael Myers), the cast of A Nightmare on Elm Street, Meat Loaf, Ted Raimi and the cast of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial.
Hex, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE, hex.ca

Courtesy of Hex Halloween Expo

Autumn Pumpkin Festival
Every weekend in October
The Calgary Corn Maze and Fun Farm offers something for everyone. Explore the corn maze, pet fuzzy animals, decorate pumpkins, cheer on your favourite pig at the pig races (yes, that’s right — they race each other), hit a round or two on the mini golf course, and visit the pumpkin patch for the perfect photo-op. You can choose your own pumpkin for purchase, and watch pumpkins explode once a day — they’re full of candy.
Calgary Farmyard, 284022 Township Road 224, calgaryfarmyard.com

Halloween Howl
October 19
Dress up in your best costume and run for a good cause! All proceeds from the Halloween Howl support the Alberta Diabetes Foundation. Individuals or teams can register for a 3K or 5K fun run/walk or a 10K chip-timed run.
Eau Claire Market, 200 Barclay Parade SW, eauclairemarket.com

Courtesy of Hex Halloween Expo

Alberta Ballet’s Frankenstein
October 23 – 26
Alberta Ballet is breathing life in to the chilling “fairytale for adults” — Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, considered to be the first science-fiction novel ever written. This world premiere, which features a sophisticated set design and haunting soundtrack, will transpose the classic narrative to North America in 2019. “It will somehow connect stronger because of how the audience is going to relate to the technology, the advance of artificial intelligence, stem cell research and cloning,” says Artistic Director Jean Grand-Maître. The performance is not recommended for children or the faint of heart.
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Ave NW, albertaballet.com

Alberta Ballet, Frankenstein; Credit: Paul McGrath, Zacharie Dun

Ghouls’ Night Out
October 24 – 27
For a safe, fun night for those with early bedtimes, explore the streets of Heritage Park in your favourite costume. There’s lots of spooky activities to keep the little ones (and their caregivers) entertained, including an Alice in Wonderland Tea, haunted funhouse, pumpkin patch, scary stories, a Halloween dance, trick-or-treating and you can even meet the Addams family!
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, heritagepark.ca

Ghosts and Gourmet
October 29 – November 1
See Heritage Park Historical Village after dark in the Ghosts and Gourmet dinner series, where you’ll be regaled with spooky stories while enjoying an autumn-inspired meal in the Wainwright Hotel before stepping inside the historical homes that are purportedly haunted. The tours are conducted by expert guides and are based on eerie tales collected from staff and guests since the park first opened in the 1960s.
Heritage Park, 1900 Heritage Dr SW, heritagepark.ca

Ghosts & Gourmet, Courtesy of the Heritage Park