Tricks and Treats Around Town
Halloween is creeping up on us and the City of Edmonton has a wide range of events and activities to get you into the spirit for thrills and chills.
Howl-O’-Wiener Roast at the Edmonton Valley Zoo – NEW
Saturday, October 16
Come see the spooky side of the zoo at the newest event for the older kids. Will the wolves howl at the moon? Can you handle getting up close to a snake or rat? Are you daring enough to handle the creepy crawlies from the Royal Alberta Museum?
Treat yourself to a hot dog and a hot chocolate while you watch fire dancers and jugglers. Get an airbrush tattoo, visit the Touch Table to learn about the most terrifying animals in nature and cheer on Lucy as she does a pumpkin painting.
Spend the afternoon getting closer with some of the most spine-tingling animals at the Edmonton Valley Zoo’s Howl-O’-Weiner Roast.
Boo at the Zoo!
Sunday, October 17
Boo at the Zoo is back and better than ever! Show up in your coolest costume and spend the afternoon at this family favourite event at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
The Spooky Scavenger Hunt will take you on a tour of the zoo’s Halloween animals including snakes, wolves, owls, bats and more. Try to win a prize at the Pumpkin Patch Prize Hunt or see what you can uncover while digging in the Bone Yard. Do you dare enter the Witch’s Den?
Don’t miss the Jack-O-Lantern stomp in the Elephant Yard, the cauldron-bubbling science experiments, Halloween animal encounters and creepy crawly demonstrations with reptiles, amphibians, and insects. This might just be the most unique Halloween event your family will ever experience.
The Muttart Conservatory presents… Pumpkins & Pirates!
Sunday, October 24
Celebrate Halloween with an afternoon under the pyramids filled with fanciful songs, exciting tales of adventure and contests to test your mettle like “Yo-Ho Bingo” or “There be Monsters”. Get a taste of the pirate life – go on a haunted treasure hunt or let a caricature artist draw your pirate portrait. Try face painting, pumpkin crafts and planting a “Creepy Fig” to take home. Join the costume parade and win fun prizes. See the display of unusual and beautiful carved pumpkins, meet the artist and get some carving tips to try at home.
Fort Edmonton Park’s Spooktacular
Friday, October 29 & Saturday, October 30
Don your costume and venture down to Fort Edmonton Park for a night of fun and fright for all ages. There’s mystery lurking around every corner as you make your way through the Park. Discover the different indoor and outdoor fun zones that make Spooktacular a safe place for the whole family to celebrate Halloween. Activities ranging from face painting and games for younger boys and ghouls to murky mazes and creepy walk-throughs for the more daring.
Most of all, don’t forget your Halloween bag to collect some tasty treats!
This event often sells out in advance, so book early. Advance tickets go on sale Monday, October 4 to noon on Friday, October 29.
Advance tickets: $17/person (all ages)
At the door: $20/person (subject to availability)
For more details about this event, visit fortedmontonpark.ca.