From the minute those first few leaves start to change colour, fall fanatics everywhere start celebrating their favourite holiday: Halloween. No matter how you like to celebrate, Halloween is a super versatile holiday that can be enjoyed in a multitude of ways.
Instead of spending this year curled up at home, watching old scary movies and eating too much candy, why not hit the road and see what our province has to offer in way of festivities?
No matter if you're stuck in the cold up North, celebrating in the city of Calgary, or living out the classic horror story, small town nightmare, we've got you covered. How will you spend Halloween 2017?
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Deadmonton Haunted House // 10233 Jasper Ave
When: September 29th - November 5th, times vary by date
Why you should go: For the third year in a row, Deadmonton's Haunted House is being held in the Paramount Theatre Downtown. The theatre is haunted by the old caretaker, Frankie, who is sure to make your walk through extra spooky.
Festival of Fear // 10200 102 Ave
When: October 13th and 14th, times vary by day
Why you should go: If you're a horror movie buff, this is the place for you. Get psyched for the upcoming holiday by watching some super scary films at the gorgeous Landmark Cinema.
Dead Centre of Town X // Fort Edmonton Park
When: October 13th - October 31st from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., excluding Monday's
Why you should go: For it's 10th anniversary, Dead Centre of Town X is gearing up for one of its scariest shows ever. All theatre buffs will appreciate this show.
DEDfest // Metro Cinema
When: October 17 - October 22
Why you should go: Another film festival, because we all know that one of the best parts of Halloween is the abundance of spooky films. Watch old classics, or find new favourites.
Bad and Boojee Halloween Massive // Union Hall
When: October 28th, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Why you should go: What better way to celebrate one of the craziest holidays of the year than at a rave? Al V, DJ Grizz and TNT will be playing all night long for you and your crew to dance the night away in your best costumes.
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ScreamFest // Stampede Park
When: October 13th - October 31st, 7 p.m. to midnight
Why you should go: If you're looking to be scared, you'll wanna head here. ScreamFest is Calgary's best collection of haunted houses and Halloween games, and Adult's Only night is on October 26th.
Lights Out // Cobbs Corn Maze & Family Fun Park
When: Friday and Saturday nights in October, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Why you should go: Hope you're not scared of the dark. Bring a flashlight and find your way through Cobb's infamous corn maze in the dark, or partake in a creepy tractor wide. There's a bonfire to keep you warm and keep the ghosts away.
SHOCKTOBER // TELUS Spark
When: October 14th - October 31st, times vary by day
Why you should go: TELUS Spark is known for always having cool things going on, so we're expecting nothing less for Halloween. Look at your favourite holiday from a scientific perspective.
Calgary Annual Zombie Walk // Olympic Plaza
When: October 14th from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Why you should go: Ever wanted to relive an episode of the Walking Dead? Dawn your best zombie attire and practice walking like a zombie before you head down to Olympic Plaza.
Cowboys Horror Story // Cowboys Dance Hall
When: October 26, 27, 28, and 31st
Why you should go: If you've never been to Cowboys, what better time than the present? Their Halloween celebrations are always super crazy and well done, and the drink specials will keep you tipsy all night.
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Small Town Alberta
Halloween Howler Pub Crawl // Cochrane
When: October 28th form 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Why you should go: Maybe I'm biased, but I think that small town pub crawls are always more fun than big city ones. Spend your Halloween getting crazy in Cochrane.
Stirling's Haunted Mansion // Warner
When: Various events throughout the month
Why you should go: Everyone knows that haunted houses are a staple in the Halloween experience, so here's another for you to check out. Plus, something about a haunted house in a small town makes the experience all the more real.
Lethbridge Corn Maze // Lethbridge
When: Hours vary depending on day
Why you should go: Not only will it look super cool on your Instagram, the Lethbridge Corn Maze will keep you entertained for hours.