Festivals & Events / Seasonal September 24, 2018

Halloween Events in Halifax

From haunting to harmless, discover Halloween events coming up in Halifax!


Alderney Landing’s Bluenose Ghosts Festival & Fear the Darkness Haunted House

Event Dates:
October 4-6 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 11-14 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 18-21 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 25-28- 6:30pm – 9:30pm
October 30 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Alderney Landing – 2 Ochterlonley, Dartmouth
Admission: $12 (Haunted House)

Bigger, better, and scarier than ever! This year’s Fear the Darkness Haunted House theme is “Die Happily Every After!”

Not interested in a haunted house? There’s something for everyone at the Bluenose Ghosts Festival, including an escape room, photo booth, Buried Alive casket ride, free selfie haunted park, food, entertainment, and more!

Learn more about the Bluenose Ghosts Festival.


Carnival of Terror presents: Nights of Horror

Two Haunted Houses:
Horror Castle
The Awakening

Event Dates:
Oct 5-7 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Oct 12-14 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Oct 19-21 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Oct 25-28 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Atlantic Splash Adventure – 1200 Lucasville Rd., Hammonds Plains, NS
Admission: $12 for one haunt or $20 for both. Tickets are available at the gate. A non-perishable food item to support Feed Nova Scotia will get you $2 off the double haunt price.

Your most haunting nightmares return October 2018!

Learn more about the Carnival of Terror.


Happy Haunting at The Village Shops!

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018 – 6pm-8:15pm
Where: Dartmouth Crossing – 34 Logiealmond Close, Dartmouth
Admission: FREE

Visit the Pondside Amphitheatre in The Village Shops for a SPOOK-TAC-ULAR evening of trick or treating, ghoulish games, giveaways and FIREWORKS at 8pm!

Learn more.


Harvest Moon Festival 2018

When: October 13-27, 2018 – 11am-2pm
Where: Historic Properties – 1869 Upper Water Street, Downtown Halifax

Every weekend in October will have something fun and festive for you at Historic Properties.

The Historic Properties Courtyard will be completely transformed into a country farm in the fall. The Courtyard and Market will be fully dressed in the splendour of fall colours. Come and sit on the giant cornucopia apple barrel and take a selfie, enjoy apple cider at Grounded Café and come back at night to see the amazing artistic installations in the courtyard for Nocturne on October 13th.

Learn more about the Harvest Moon Festival.

Harvest Moon Festival 2018:

Great Pumpkin Art Contest

Pumpkin Art Contest dates:
Friday, October 19 – 9am-5pm
Saturday, October 20 – 9am-9pm
Sunday, October 21 – 12pm-5pm

Where: Historic Properties – 1869 Upper Water Street, Downtown Halifax
Admission: FREE

The Great Pumpkin Art Contest will take over the Historic Properties Mall starting October 19 until October 21, 2018, with stunning Halloween pumpkins elaborately decorated by NSCAD and NSCC Culinary Arts students. The winner will receive $1,000 from Historic Properties and the runner up, $500 from Develop Nova Scotia.

Come on down to see the impressive display and vote for your favorite, from Friday, October 19 until Sunday, October 21, 2018.

Learn more about the Great Pumpkin Art Contest.


Sixth Annual Hal-Con Halloween Street Parade

WhenSaturday, October 20, 2018 – 9:30am-1pm
Where: Begins at Halifax Central Library – 5440 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax

Saturday, October 20th 2018, Downtown Halifax will see the 6th Hal-Con Halloween Parade!

Learn more about Hal-Con Sci Fi Convention.


Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular

When: Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 11am-1pm
Where: Downtown Dartmouth
Admission: FREE

Save the date for the Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular! Enjoy a family costume parade featuring free treats, cake, live music and much more.

Learn more.


Deep Stories Halifax: Nightmare on Gottingen Street

When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 – 7pm-9:30pm
Where: The Seahorse Tavern – 2037 Gottingen St, North End Halifax
Admission: $10 in advance, $15 at the door

Come down to The Seahorse Tavern for an evening of frightfully true live, personal storytelling by our favourite Haligonians!


Alert The Medic’s – Big Halloween Thing

When: Friday, October 26, 2018 – 9pm-2am
Where: Sniggily Wiggily’s – 1665 Argyle St., Downtown Halifax
Admission: $15

Head to Sniggily Wiggily’s BIG HALLOWEEN THING featuring Alert the Medic with Long Range Hustle and The Royal North.


Family Fun Day: Día de los Muertos

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 10am-4pm
: Pier 21 / Quai 21 – 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax
Admission: Free with the purchase of admission.

Families are invited to join in on the fun at the Museum to learn more about Día de los Muertos and celebrate with us through hands-on activities, food and screening of Disney Pixar’s Coco.

Learn more about Dia de los Muertos at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.


Spooktacular Science Family Halloween Party

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 10am-5pm
: Discovery Centre – 1215 Lower Water Street, Downtown Halifax
Admission: Free with the purchase of admission.

With family-friendly experiments, eye-popping demos, costume draws and Halloween crafts all included with the price of admission it’s sure to a bone-chillingly good time.

Learn more about Spooktacular Science at the Discovery Centre.

Harvest Moon Festival 2018:

Safe Halloween at Historic Properties

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 12pm-3pm
Where: Historic Properties – 1869 Upper Water Street, Downtown Halifax
Admission: FREE

The Courtyard and Market will be fully decorated with spooky touches and lots of photo-worthy stations. We will have lots of free activities including the TapSnap digital photo booth, pumpkin bowling, pumpkin checkers, face painting, popcorn and cotton candy! With treats available throughout the Historic Properties mall (while supplies last).

Learn more about Harvest Moon Festival’s Safe Halloween.


Science, Spirits and Boos – Adult-Only Halloween Party

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 7pm-10:30pm
: Discovery Centre – 1215 Lower Water Street, Downtown Halifax
Admission: $15-$17

As the sun goes down this all hallows’ eve, dress in your most spooktacular costume and head to the Discovery Centre for this adult-ONLY Halloween party!

Learn more about Science, Spirits and Boos at the Discovery Centre.


Halloween Hayride and BBQ at Hatfield Farm

When: Saturday, October 27, 2018 – 7pm-11:59pm
Where: Hatfield Farm – 1840 Hammonds Plains Road, Hammonds Plains, NS
Admission: $36 – purchase tickets in advance by calling

BYOB, no glass, costumes optional!

Learn more about Hatfield Farm’s Halloween Party.


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