11 Calgary Halloween 2016 parties to get your spook on

Oct 20 2016, 6:16 pm

Whether you’re dusting off an old costume that works for you year after year, or you’re putting together something fresh and elaborate, the fact remains that Halloween is nearly here.

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There are a number of fun Halloween events to choose from around Calgary, but which one is right for you?

Not to worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are a bunch of Halloween parties happening in Calgary for 2016.

Cemetery of Sound 2016

  • What: Party with Dash Berlin as he’ll be heading this year’s 7th annual Cemetery of Sound halloween party. Dress up, listen to beats and dance!
  • Where: BMO Centre – 20 Roundup Way SW
  • When: Friday, October 28 at 8 pm
  • Cost: Tickets starting at $59.50. Must be 18 or older to attend.

Retro Halloween Ski Lodge Party

  • What: Although patio season came to an abrupt end this year, give it one less hurrah at National on 8th’s legendary rooftop patio. Since Halloween is notoriously chilly in Calgary, you’ll be able to stay perfectly warm in your ski gear, not to mention you don’t have to come up with a costume idea.
  • Where: #360 225 8th Avenue SW
  • When: October 29 at 9 pm

Halloween in Kensington – Pub Crawl

  • What: Kensington businesses have joined together to create neighbourhood fun all-day- long on October 29. A Halloween map can be downloaded from the Kensington website that will take visitors through the ‘hood’ to over 12 participating venues. Enjoy Halloween inspired cocktails, a night-time haunted house, a black light painting class and indoor specials galore.
  • Where: Kensington
  • When: October 29 from 10 am to late (drink specials begin at 2 pm)

Absolut ’80s/’90s Throwback

  • What: Throw on your favourite track suit, biker shorts, or acid-washed jeans and hit up this throwback party, complete with music videos, retro cocktail specials, and more.
  • Where: Trolley 5 Restaurant & Brewery – 728 17th Avenue SW
  • When: October 29 at 6 pm
  • Cost: $10 in advance, $15 at the door, table reservations are encouraged

Halloween Howler

  • What: Bust Loose is hosting a Halloween pub crawl on wheels like no other. Jump on the party busses with your best dressed costume on and visit some of the hottest Halloween venues in the city.
  • Where: Ranchmans – 9615 Macleod Trail SE
  • When: October 29 at 5 pm
  • Cost: $25

Paranormal Halloween Party

  • What: As a former funeral home, The Rose and Crown pub on 17th Ave is the perfect spot for a chilling evening. Ghost Hunt Alberta members will be on hand to discuss creepy stories and evidence of paranormal activity, or you can get one-on-one psychic readings from Bonnie Milner of Shadowdivination.
  • Where: 1503 4th Street SW
  • When: October 30 from 7 to 11 pm
  • Cost: $50 not including food and drinks

Halloween Howl

  • What: A zombie beach party hits the West Village Theatre for the infamous Halloween Howl.
  • Where: West Village Theatre – 2007 10th Avenue SW
  • When: Friday, October 28, 8 pm
  • Cost: $60

Back to the Future Halloween Bash // Old School vs New School

  • What: Party with Gummi, Rocswell, and DJ Don Juan as they play all your favourites, old school and new school combined. You can purchase $150 bottle service for the night, but tickets must be purchased separately. Email [email protected] to book tables.
  • Where: Marquee Beer Market & Stage – 4630 Macleod Trail S
  • When: Saturday, October 29, Doors at 8 pm
  • Cost:
    • Free before 10 pm (must download ticket)
    • $14.95 General admission valid all night
    • $24.95 VIP front of the line valid all night


  • What: The annual ghoul gala returns, and it’s going to keep you on your toes the entire night. Dress to impress as the best costumes will receive prizes.
  • Where: Barcelona Tavern – 501 8th Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, October 29, 8:30 pm
  • Cost: $25

MASK 2016 – Halloween Fete

  • What: CalgarySoca’s annual Halloween Fete returns, playing the best Soca music, giving you a taste of what to expect at Carnival 2017.
  • Where: Local 522 Public Tavern & Kitchen – 522 6th Avenue SW
  • When: Saturday, October 29, 10 pm
  • Cost: $10

Persian Halloween with DeeJay AL

  • What: The annual Persian Halloween party presented by the Iranian Graduate Students Association returns with DeeJay AL, the Radio Javan celebrity DJ from California.
  • Where: The Den – 2500 University Drive NW
  • When: Saturday, October 29, 8 pm
  • Cost: $35

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