Scary fun: 11 Halloween costume parties around Vancouver

Oct 22 2021, 10:07 pm

Where can you scare up some spooky seasonal fun and show off your costume in Vancouver? At these 11 Halloween parties.

Yes, you’ll need to wear a costume, preferably your sexiest and/or scariest one. And yes, you’ll definitely hear “Thriller,” “Monster Mash,” “The Purple People Eater” and “Ghostbusters” — many, many times. But that’s the charm of Halloween parties and spooky season!

PARTY ON LAND

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Halloween Costume Ball 2021

This party takes over two floors of the city’s most recognizable landmark: Science World. Wet your whistle at the five bars while listening to live performers and six DJs.

Location: Science World, 1455 Quebec Street
Date: Saturday, October 30
Starts at: 9 pm
Price: $55+

Hallo’FunkyWeen Party

Party until late at Vancouver’s funkiest venue. Hear live music from surf punk rockers Cawama and rock trio Bad Money Band. Great prizes, too.

Location: Funky Winker Beans, 37 West Hastings Street
Date: Saturday, October 30
Starts at: 9 pm
Price: $27+

Club Mumbai Halloween Party

The city’s best weekly South Asian night is hosting this epic party, which is guaranteed to sell out. Wear your best costume for the chance to win a pair of Vancouver Canucks tickets.

Location: Levels Nightclub, 560 Seymour Street
Date: Thursday, October 28
Starts at: 10 pm
Price: $17+

Lost Souls After Party

After the Parade of Lost Souls ends, the party continues with live music, visuals and performances.

Location: The Wise Hall, 1882 Adanac Street
Date: Saturday, October 30
Starts at: 9:30 pm
Price: $35+

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Let’s do the time warp again! Experience the cult classic film the way it was meant to be experienced: while surrounded by people shouting and throwing things at the screen. Strictly speaking, these screenings aren’t exactly parties, but they do involve costumes, dancing, and giving yourself over to absolute pleasure. Plus the Rio Theatre serves booze. They sure sound like Halloween parties to us…

Location: Rio Theatre, 1660 East Broadway
Date: October 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30, 31
Starts at: Various times
Price: $20+

PARTY ON THE WATER

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Freaky Friday Halloween Boat Party Vancouver 2021

Spend three fun-filled hours cruising around on the two-level Burrard Queen while listening to Vancouver’s hottest DJs playing top 40, throwback, hip hop and club hits.

Departs from: 760 Pacific Boulevard
Date: Friday, October 29
Departs at: 8:30 pm
Price: $29+

Vancouver Halloween Boat Party 2021

Hop aboard the Magic Spirit for Halloween fun on the high seas. Dance the night away on this three-level floating nightclub as DJs play top 40, throwback, hip hop and club hits.

Departs from: 1601 Bayshore Drive
Date: Friday, October 29
Departs at: 9 pm
Price: $40+

Lost In Sea Halloween Boat Party Vancouver 2021

Set sail on the Burrard Queen and enjoy top 40, throwback, hip hop and club hits along with amazing views. This two-level floating club has something for every Halloween partygoer.

Departs from: 760 Pacific Boulevard
Date: Saturday, October 30
Departs at: 8:30 pm
Price: $51+

Halloween Boat Party Vancouver 2021

Party in style on the West Coast’s largest charter boat, the Magic Spirit. Take in amazing views of Vancouver through the panoramic windows while dancing to hip hop, throwback, R&B and reggaetón.

Departs from: 1601 Bayshore Drive
Date: Saturday, October 30
Departs at: 9 pm
Price: $51+

Vancouver’s Halloween Ghost Boat Party Cruise

Why party on dry land when you could set sail on the three-level Queen of Diamonds for three hours of top 40, hip hop, throwback, R&B and reggaetón? Also enjoy tarot card readings and Halloween gift bags from the event’s sponsors.

Departs from: 750 Pacific Boulevard
Date: Friday, October 29 and Saturday, October 30
Departs at: 8:45 pm
Price: $90+

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