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
More Information

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
More Information

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
More Information

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
More Information

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
More Information

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!

Share This Article!

Start The Conversation

It's That Time! Easily Find and Book Camps

More Articles on ChatterBlock


The Best Playgrounds in Halifax
Check out our picks of the coolest playgrounds for kids in Halifax.

Best Of

Top Music and Performing Arts Camps in Halifax
Is your child showing an interest in music or the performing arts? If so, here are so...

Top Summer Dance Camps in Halifax
Is your son or daughter interested in dance? Whether it's at a recreational or competi...


26 Things to Do in Halifax with Kids
There are so many fun things to do with kids in Halifax. Check out the list below of ou...


Best Of

Top Indoor Playgrounds in Halifax
Check out our list of the best indoor playgrounds in the Halifax area. These indoor pla...

Tips for Throwing a Children’s Birthday Party
Looking for party planning guidance for your child? From DIY to finding a venue, here's...

Upcoming Events You Might Like

Explore More of ChatterBlock

Find Kids Activities

Browse upcoming events, or schedules of classes and camps, all tailored to families.

Plug In Locally

Find kid-friendly businesses & places and read experiences from other parents.

One-Stop Resource

We can help with your child's educational needs or even their next birthday party.