Best Kid-Friendly Halloween Events in Halifax & Dartmouth

Published Oct 3, 2018

Get in the Halloween spirit this year by taking the family to these amazing events! Here's the list of top kid friendly Halloween events in Halifax and Dartmouth area this 2018!

Looking for the best Halloween events in the Halifax area this year?

This Halloween, with haunted houses, tours, festivals, and more, there's tons of activities you can enjoy with your whole family. 


1. Downtown Dartmouth Halloween Spooktacular

Free for all ages, join in for a family costume parade featuring free treats, cake, live music and much more. A perfect way to get into the Halloween spirit with your family.

Where- Downtown Dartmouth
When- Saturday October 20, 2018 from 11am-1pm
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2. Spooktacular Science at the Discovery Centre

Wear your most spectacular Halloween costume to Discovery Centre’s Spooktacular Science Halloween Party  and join the staff and volunteers for the most epic Halloween-themed party of the season. With family friendly experiments, eye-popping demos, costume competitions and Halloween crafts all included with the price of admission it’s sure to a bone chillingly good time. 

Where- Discovery Centre
When- Saturday October 27, 2018 from 10am-5pm
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3. Bluenose Ghost Festival

Selfie with the scariest celebrities and ghosts, simulated casket ride, visiting the witch's trick or treat house and yard haunt are few of the many spooky events that you can participate in at this year's Bluenose Ghost Festival. There is something for all ages!

Where- Alderney Landing
When- October 4th – 6th, 11th – 14th, 18th – 21st, 25th – 28th and 30th, 2018
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4. Halloween Parade

Participating in parades are one of the best ways to start off your Halloween celebrations. Like every year the Hal-Con is hosting a fun & family friendly halloween parade in Halifax. So start preparing for your costumes, decorations & flags, because there will be awards & prizes for the most colorful, best spirit, most humorous, grand marshal’s pick & best overall entry.

Where- Halifax New Central Library, Front Plaza area – Queen St / Spring Garden Road
When- Saturday October 20th, 2018 9:30am-1pm
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5. Wild About Halloween


Visit Shubenacadie Wildlife Park this Halloween for tricks and treats, where the animals can see your Halloween costumes. Surprise the wildlife with your outfits and they have some surprises for you. Regular park admission applies.

Where- Shubenacadie Wildlife Park
When- Saturday October 27, 2018 10:30am-1:30pm
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6. Ghost Tours

Apart from these Halloween special events, you can also consider taking Ghost tours which happen for an extended periods. Few of our favourite tours are-

1. Halifax Citadel Ghost Tour 

2. Ghost & Maritime Folklore Tour

3. The Halifax Ghost Walk 



For more Halloween Events in Halifax, visit our popular Halloween events page. We also have a list of camps and classes perfect for your kids!



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