23 Things to Do for Halloween in Calgary (2024)

Make Halloween in Calgary creepy, spooky and terrifying by spending the spooky season going on ghost tours, haunted pub crawls, wandering a corn maze at night, and visiting some of Calgary’s scary haunted houses.

Whether you want a family-friendly Halloween or a scary event for you and your friends, there is something for everyone to do this Halloween in Calgary.

Spend Halloween in Calgary carving pumpkins! Two jack o'lanterns glowing at night.

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23 Spooky Things to Do for Halloween in Calgary

1. Listen to Halloween Music by Candlelight

Take a nostalgic trip back to your childhood by listening to Halloween music by candlelight. Noting will prepare you for Halloween in Calgary faster than a night of Halloween Classics by Candlelight.

Lit by candlelight, you will be surrounded by the best Halloween songs, including the Ghostbusters theme, Halloween, Psycho and Beetlejuice, This is Halloween and many more spooky songs.

Classical music, but make it spooky? You will get that when you spend Halloween in Calgary at the Lantern Community Church.

Join the Listeso String Quartet this October and make your Halloween extra memorable. They have dates for October 27th, so book now to ensure you get a seat!

Book here: Candlelight: A Haunted Evening of Halloween Classics

2. Take a Ghost Tour

Visit Calgary’s most haunted locations with an experienced guide on a Calgary Ghost Tour. Depending on which night you book, you can visit the most haunted places in Inglewood, where you will learn about a local curse and mischievous ghosts that cause havoc in local businesses.

Another ghost tour will take you to Downtown, where you will hear the spooky tales that happen at Firehouse 1. Or visit Kensington, where you will learn the history of the many spirits that haunt the street.

So, if you want a terrifying and unique night, taking a spooky ghost tour is the best thing to do for Halloween in Calgary.

Book here: Ghost Tour in Calgary

3. Experience Fear at Telus Spark Science Centre

Fear is back at Telus Spark for Halloween in Calgary in 2024. This is an adult-only event that takes place on October 13th from 6:00 pm to Midnight. The night is full of all things fear, including learning why people fear certain things such as ghosts, bugs and heights.

The evening includes delicious snacks (well, roasted crickets are one of the snacks, so… maybe not delicious?). There is also an event where you can Face Your Fears on a live game show where you can get up close and personal with some creepy crawlies and exotic foods.

The Halloween event also features a live DJ, a chance to play Fearscape with VR world, and listening to spooky ghost stories with Ghost Gurus. If you are looking for fun things to do in Calgary for adults but with a spooky twist, you must visit Fear at Spark.  

Book here: Fear – Spark After Dark

4. Enjoy Live Music at Calgary’s Halloween Howler

Head to Grey Eagle Resort & Casino for Calgary’s Halloween Howler. This year’s bands include Billy Talent, GOB, and the Congregation. The show takes place on October 28th, so purchase tickets in advance so you don’t miss out.

Book here: Halloween Howler in Calgary

5. Take a Haunted Pub Walk

Take a haunted pub walk with Calgary Ghost Walks. Head to two of Calgary’s most haunted pubs with a tour guide who will captivate you with tales of the ghosts that haunt each pub. You will drink spirits while hanging out with spirits! Or at least hearing the spooky and terrifying stories behind their haunts.

Drinking spirits with the spirits is definitely the best way to spend Halloween in Calgary. Who else loves drinking with a side of spooky stories?

Book here: Haunted Pub Walk

6. The Burton Bar – Tim Burton Halloween Speakeasy Pop-up

If you want something unique to do for Halloween in Calgary, you must check out the Tim Burton-inspired Halloween bar. The bar, which is currently at a hidden location, will be open throughout the month of October.

You will get to spend 90 minutes in a themed Halloween bar complete with games, a drink and a ghost host! The bar, which will be decked out in everything Tim Burton, will be a night to remember. Get on your favourite Tim Burton character costume and head down for delicious themed cocktails and spooky quests.

Book here: The Burton Bar

7. Halloween in Calgary at Calgary Zoo

Head to Calgary Zoo for some spooky or mysterious events this October.

On October 13th, head to the zoo for an adult-only Halloween event called ZooDunnit. This murder mystery dinner features a night of drinks, food and mystery! It’s loads of fun and one of the best things to do for Halloween with your friends.

Then, on October 28th & 29th, the zoo has one of the best Halloween events in Calgary – The ZooBoo! This family-friendly event is where you dress up in your favourite Halloween costume and get handed tasty sweet treats as you wander around the zoo.

Find out about both events here: Halloween at Calgary Zoo

8. Walk Through the Field of Screams at Cobb’s Adventure Park

Head to Cobb’s Adventure Park for their annual and horrifying Field of Screams Halloween event in Calgary. This outdoor event takes place over 20 acres, where you will walk through the scariest haunted houses.

The 2024 haunted houses are some of the most terrifying places you will ever experience. Some houses include visiting your own funeral at Buried Alive, visiting a haunted mansion, visiting a mad house, and so much more.

Book here: Field of Screams

9. Scream at Calgary’s Screamfest

If you want spooky & fun things to do in Calgary for adults, I recommend checking out Calgary’s Screamfest. The Halloween event takes place throughout October at Stampede Park.

Wander through some of the most terrifying haunted houses like the Clowntown, Bates Motel and Reapers & Grimm.

Other attractions include Nightmare Links Mini Golf, Spooky carnival rides at the Thrills & Rides, and haunted games at the Midway of Mayhem.

Book here: Screamfest Calgary

10. Spend the night with Haunted Calgary

If you love haunted houses, you must spend Halloween with Haunted Calgary. Plus, make it extra spooky because October 2024 has a Friday the 13th! Haunted Calgary wasted no time setting up the Slasher Showdown – The Friday the 13th Massacre.

As for Halloween events, they have activities like Hell Night, which is a zombie survival game. The Halloween edition of the haunt from October 19th through to November 2nd, 2024.

Also, if you want one hell of a Halloween party, they also do prop rentals.

Find out more here: Haunted Calgary

11. Go Ghost Hunting with Ghost Gurus

Take a haunted walking tour of Calgary’s most haunted locations with Ghost Gurus. 

Not only do they specialize in telling the spookiest ghost stories, but they also have ghost hunting and sessions with a real psychic! So, prepare to spend Halloween in Calgary trying to hunt the paranormal with top-of-the-line ghost hunting equipment.

The tour begins at Calgary’s historic Fort Calgary and explores Inglewood by walking through the Bow and Elbow Rivers. You will hear the haunted tales at a school house, mercantile, haunted homes and the fire station.

If you only do one thing, I highly recommend going on the one-hour ghost hunting experience, but everything they do at Ghost Gurus is incredibly fun and scary.

Find out more here: Ghost Hunting with Ghost Gurus

12. Walk the YYC – Haunted Cowtown

If you want free things to do for Halloween in Calgary, I highly recommend taking Walk the YYC’s Haunted Cowtown Tour. The tour is spooky, fun, and the perfect way to spend the spooky season in Calgary. Plus, the tour is free making it one of the best free things to do in Calgary!

Other tours include visiting places like Queens Park Cemetery for a cemetery walk, where you will learn the spooky and dark history of one of Calgary’s cemeteries. If you love dark history and ghost hunting, I cannot recommend the Haunted Cowtown and other Walk the YYC tours.

13. Watch the Pumpkin Drop

Do you want to watch a giant pumpkin drop from the sky and smash into a million pieces onto the ground? Well, on October 30th, you can witness the pumpkin drop at Alice Sanctuary. This is a ticketed event, so book tickets as soon as possible!

14. Halloween Movie Marathons!

If you love Halloween, you surely love the Halloween movies. Visit movie theatres like the Globe Cinema and the Plaza Theatre and spend the evening watching all of your favourite classic Halloween and horror films.

15. The Asylum at Nightmare Creations

Head down to Nightmare Creations for The Asylum from September 29th to October 31st. The spooky haunted house will surely fill your Halloween with screams and terror on Thursdays through Saturdays. The backyard haunt has over ten spooky rooms and over 25 actors who will sneak out at you at any moment.

Find out more here: The Asylum

16. Ride the Train of Terror (18+)

If you are looking at adult activities to do for Halloween in Calgary this year, I recommend Train of Terror. This terrifying haunting experience is around 2 hours of maze haunts, a train ride and delicious food and drinks.

What makes the Train of Terror so scary is the fact that the performers will touch, grab and follow you, so be prepared for an extra spooky evening this Halloween!

Book here: The Train of Terror

Family-Friendly Things to Do for Halloween in Calgary 

17. Harvest Pumpkin Fest

If you are looking for family-friendly events for Halloween in Calgary this year, you must spend a day at the Butterfield Acres farm.

Not only do you get to find the perfect pumpkin to take home to carve, but you also get to see animals. There are so many autumn activities, including pony rides for the kids, drinking apple cider and taking a wagon ride on a tractor!

Find out more here: Harvest Pumpkin Fest

18. Spend Halloween at Calaway Park

Head down to Calaway Park on weekends for their Halloweekend Halloween events. 

The family-friendly event includes Halloween-related activities like strolling through Hallotown and enjoying the Halloweekends Parade. It’s loads of fun and the perfect way to spend Halloween in Calgary for the entire family.

Find out more here: Halloween at Calaway Park

​​19. Pumpkins After Dark

Walk through a display of over 10,000 pumpkins at Calgary’s Pumpkins After Dark. The pumpkin-lined pathway is enchanting and the perfect way to spend Halloween in Calgary.

You will also get to enjoy the celebration of all things Halloween, live pumpkin carving, sweet treats and the perfect photo opportunities.

The event for 2024 takes place at Winsport from September 22 to October 31, 2024.

Find out more here: Pumpkins After Dark

20. Spend Halloween on 17th Avenue

Every year, the businesses on 17th Avenue join together, giving you a Halloween you won’t forget. 

You can grab candy at the Sugar Cube, take photos in Halloween-themed photobooths, and listen to the live music of Halloween orchestras and live bands. 

It’s tonnes of fun and the perfect place to take your kids trick or treating.

Find out more here:  Halloween on 17th Avenue

21. Ghouls Night Out at Heritage Park

Spend Halloween at Heritage Parks Ghouls Night Out. Some spooky activities include meeting a scarecrow in the pumpkin patch, Halloween crafts, and flying lessons at the Sanderson Sisters’ Flying Academy.

They also have several shows at the Street Theatre, including Still Ghoul Hunting, The Pirates Retirement Home, and the Further Adventures of Dr. Franklin and the Monster.

This family-friendly Halloween event is on October 27th, so buy tickets before they sell out!

Find out more here: Ghouls Night Out

22. Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard 

Wander through a spooky corn maze under the cover of darkness with the light of your flashlight leading the way at Harvest Lights. 

Take the entire family down to the farm to enjoy the farm lit up for Halloween with loads of activities, including the petting farm, pig races, rat rollers, and so much more.

Find out more here: Harvest Lights at Calgary Farmyard

23. Go Halloween Shopping & Costume Shopping

Head to shops like Winners and Michaels and browse their high-quality Halloween items, including skeleton dishes, pumpkin pillows, and ghost blankets.

You should also hit up the classic Halloween stores like Halloween Alley and Spirit Halloween to check out the hilarious animatronic decorations and try on a few spooky Halloween costumes.

If you love spending the holidays doing fun and exciting things, I recommend checking out things to do this Christmas in Calgary.

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