The Only Guide You Need for Kid-Friendly Halloween Activities and Events in Edmonton | 2017

Search ‘things to do in Edmonton on Halloween’ and you’ll find plenty. There are Halloween parties, Halloween cooking classes, Halloween celebrations, festivals and haunted houses. Here, we’re sharing the only guide you need for Halloween activities for kids in Edmonton.

Haunted Pumpkin Festival
When: Weekends until Halloween
The Haunted Pumpkin Festival at Prairie Gardens Adventure Farm, attracts families from across the nation to Edmonton’s countryside every fall! An autumn outing to the pumpkin patch and this charming month-long Halloween festival is an annual tradition

Michaels Kids Crafts
When: Saturdays, until Halloween
Every Saturday morning, visit your local Michaels store between 10-2, no registration needed and check out a class for kids to make something and bring it home. It’s $2, and you have to stay in the store, but they can create a craft, unparented.

Halloween Cake Decorating for Kids
When: October 12, 19, 2017
If you dare … Join us in the Cooking School to create your very own spooky Halloween cake. All gruesome guests will enjoy some Halloween Punch and treats from the graveyard. (Children 3 – 11 are welcome. Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult)

Spooktacular Acreage
When: October 13-31
Realty Executives Leading Spooktacular Acreage is a family-friendly event for all ages. Free admission but accepting monetary and unwrapped toy donations for the Stony Plain Kinsmen Christmas Hamper Program. This event is weather permitting (not open in high winds)

Pumpkin Carving at KidZone
When: October 18, 2017
Our Halloween themed KidZone will be back this year! They will be giving away 50 Free pumpkins (while quantities last) and your little ones can help carve a pumpkin and take it home! They’ll  also have some Halloween treats and other fun. Give your little ones a reason to wear their Halloween costume more than once and let them dress up for the fun!

Spooktacular at Fort Edmonton Park
When: October 21, 2017
A spooky adventure for the entire family at Fort Edmonton Park! Crafts, games, and thrills for all looking for tricks and treats. Admission applies.

Night of Fear Festival
When: October 21, 2017
Evenings are geared towards those who enjoy a scare. Saturday afternoon from 4-6pm we invite our families to the event! Pumpkin decorating, treat bags, and costume contest – along with special guests will keep kids entertained. Yes parents, the haunted house, and graveyard are OPEN during this time, but due to content – suggested age is 8 with a parent or adult. No Strollers please!

Harry Potter Kid Costume Trivia Event
When: October 22, 2017
Mark your calendars and gather your robes, there is a family-friendly trivia morning coming up at CRAFT Beer Market and you’re going to want to brush up on your Hogwart’s Knowledge.

Your ticket includes one drink, prizes for the first three teams and photo and photo booth, with fun decor, prompts and a custom daily prophet, with Harry Potter themed activities.

Boo at the Zoo
When: October 22, 2017
Get Closer… Be not afraid this Halloween! Wear your coolest costume, bring your reusable trick-or-treat bags, and “get closer” to the spooky wonders of the animal kingdom. Hands-on science experiments, crafts, an extinct animal graveyard, and a witch’s den are just some of the fun activities that will make this Halloween one to remember!

Horribly Hilarious Halloween Party 
When: October 25, 2017
Please Note – This is a drop off program Don’t let your kids miss out on our always popular Halloween cooking class. They’re sure to have a blast preparing a fun-filled feast of frightening food, featuring Stuffed Jack-O-Lantern-Style Carved Stuffed Peppers; Bone-Shaped Breadsticks; Chocolate-Dipped Screaming Pretzels with scary Candy Eyeballs; Coffin-Shaped Pastry Hand Pies; and Hocus Pocus Fruit Punch. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Halloween Howl Bonfire
When: October 26, 2017
Get out your best costume and come join us at the Nature Centre for our free Halloween Howl Bonfire! Go on a spooky nature walk, tell some ghost stories, and play some ghostly games. Make sure you don’t forget a chair and a reusable mug for some tasty hot chocolate.

Lauderdale Halloween Party
When: October 27, 2017
Join us for some Family Halloween Fun! There are prizes for the best costume. Tickets include treats, dancing and prizes and tickets are only $5/single ticket or $20 for the entire family.

Halloween at Fraser Hall
When: October 27, 2017
Come out dressed up with a donation for the food bank and enjoy a snack and craft time. Take a moment to get a fright in our “Haunted Space”. It’s a fun evening out for the entire family.

Halloween Meet and Treat
When: October 27, 2017
There are plenty of local businesses taking part in this fun event: 124 Corner Dollar Discount – Candy, Arcadia – Candy, Champion Tattoo – Fake tattoos, Canadian Union of Provincial Employees – Candy, El Mariachi – Candy, Makami College – Free massages, Meridian Health – ‘Witches Brew’, Studio Bloom – Crafts

Halloween Monsters Art Drop In 
When: October 28, 2017
Tempt fate and take a roll with a 20-sided dice to create spooky and zany monsters. Take inspiration from Faye Heavyshield: Calling Stones (Conversations), with its stark shapes and contrasting colours. Survive the studio and walk away with something to scare away any monster (or trick-or-treater) this Halloween!

Fright Night
When: October 28, 2017
Kicking off Halloween weekend, we are pleased to announce the return of Fright Night! The music will be loud, the lights dimmed and the rides unlimited. There will a costume contest, on-site special effects and DJ Chad Cook from HOT 107 will keep the fun going all night long. Admission also includes a walk through Edmonton’s scariest haunted house, so make sure to bring your bravest friends to help you make it through!

Mudpie Halloween Bash
When: October 28, 11-1
Come for crafts, inflatable obstacle course, games and entertainment. You’ll get pizza, and tickets are $40 for the family (2 kids, 2 adults). It’s going to be a howling good time, in the incredible Mudpie parties style!

School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
When: October 28, 2017
FREE/Tickets required. Come out on Saturday October 28th to witness magic unfold in the form of science! Classes offered this year include Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Muggle Studies, Potions, Defense Against the Dark Arts and much more! Let’s Talk Science has organized a series of magic-themed hands-on science activities, demonstrations, and shows for children ages 7 – 15 to participate in, but everyone of all ages is welcome to attend. We will have our amazing Professors put on Potions shows again this year and a couple new surprises!

Halloween Howl
When: October 28, 2017
Join us for spooks, ghouls and family fun at our annual Halloween Howl! Wear your costumes and practice your scares for Halloween. This event is run by youth in the Leaders in Training program.

Oogie Spooky Gooie
When: October 28, 2017
Join family futures for an afternoon of sensory fun. This program gets messy so come prepared for some fun halloween sensory activities, and dress down. You’ll go home with a sample and a recipe so you can create the spooky fun over and over again, at home.

Mini Monster Bash
When: October 28, 2017
The City of Spruce Grove, the Town of Stony Plain and Parkland County are pleased to present the annual Mini Monster Bash! Join us for a variety of spooktacular Halloween activities designed for mini monsters and their families.

Haunted Halloween at Hangar 14
When: October 28, 2017
Follow the clues through spooky Hangar 14, complete the scavenger hunt, and collect your rewards.
Unleash your inner bat, bandit, or barnstormer! Free admission for everyone in costume.
Costume competition and candy!

Hotel Transylvania Costume Party in the Imax
When: October 28, 2017
Let the Halloween festivities begin early this year! Wear your Halloween costume* and join us for spooky science & a delightfully frightful film: Hotel Transylvania. Halloween-themed science activities begin at 2:30 p.m.
Film at 4:30 p.m.

Edmonton Garrison Halloween Carnival
When: October 28, 2017
Open to All! The Edmonton Garrison Halloween Carnival is free with a donation to the Edmonton Garrison Chapels Food Bank. Bouncy Castles and Obstacles, Haunted Houses and Ghosts, Candy, Entertainment, and much more. Please stay tuned for more details.

Spooky Saturday
When: October 28, 2017
The lights are dimmed and you can explore the museum with flashlights. Come dressed in costume for treats, crafts and more – and don’t forget your flashlights!

Halloween Family Fun Skate
When: October 28, 2017
Come join us for some Halloween fun! All skaters registered in any of our fall programs are invited to wear their costumes, bring their families and have some spooky fun!

Halloween Hurra at Creation Space
When: October 28, 2017
During this it so scary event come create treat bags to take out Halloween night, mix magic potions, paint pumpkins, create play dough monsters and paint pumpkins! Ages 14 months-10, younger sibling are welcome to attend free of charge.

Pumpkin Patch Pyramids
When: October 29, 2017
Something spooky is going down at the Muttart. Put on your capes, dresses, cowls and masks and have a ‘ghoulishly’ good time. Make a Halloween craft, get some treats, play some games and make some cool new friends. And don’t forget to take in our Feature Pyramid ‘Curse of the Chrysanthemummies’.

Halloween Spooktacular Party 
When: October 29, 2017
It’s a bootiful day in the neighborhood! Join your local 4Cats for our frightfully fun annual family halloween bash. The fun event i is only $5 and takes place on October 29 for art activities & prizes!

Skate and Scare
When: October 29, 2017
Get in the spirit of Halloween with this FREE themed skate at Kinex Arena! Enjoy games, hot chocolate, and timbits. This event is free thanks to generous support from the Jenkins Family Tim Hortons.

Leefield Halloween Party
When: October 29, 2017
Everyone is welcome for this Halloween party to celebrate the season. Free admission! There will be drop-in games, prizes and snacks available.

Halloween at Dynamix 
When: October 29, 2017
Come dressed up for some ghoulish gymnastics, freaky fun games, a bouncy castle, and haunted house. There will be a cash concession for snacks and drinks.

Happy Haunting at Millwoods Town Centre
When: October 31, 2017
This Halloween, come to Mill Woods Town Centre on Tuesday October 31 from 3pm – 6pm before a night of trick or treating for a fang-tastic experience of games and delicious treats at our 6 stations throughout the mall. This event is free for everyone.

Candy Quest at Sherwood Park Mall
When: October 31, 2017
We have a spooktacular evening planned for Oct.31, 2017 — 4pm-6pm. We are trying something new an experiment for the spookiest of nights. We will have candy stations vs. store to store trick or treating this year. Each station will be themed and delight for all ages. When you enter the mall there will maps given out to help with your candy quest. Fog machines, activities, decorations and of course our free photo booth!

Want more Halloween inspiration? Make sure you’re following along with our Edmonton family events calendar to stay in the know about what to do in Edmonton with kids.

 

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