Halloween Parties and Events in Ottawa (Full List)

Halloween weekend is upon us and I’ve compiled a list of all the events I can find to celebrate this “holiday” weekend!! This list is by no means complete, and I ask event organizers to send me their information and I’ll add to it while the week progresses. Additionally, under the menu “Promote your event”, I offer advertising options.

**all information is directly from the event organizers various sites

October 28th

A Barnyard Halloween

  • Canadian Agriculture and food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive
  • 9:30am
  • It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, visit a spooky barn and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home too ($).
  • https://ingeniumcanada.org/agriculture/whats-on/event-a-barnyard-halloween.php

Halloween pARTy

  • Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans
  • 9:30am
  • Crafts, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Storytelling, Costume Parade, Bake Sale, and more! Our theme this year is inspired by sorcerers and magicians! Come Costumed!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/308380482904767

Saunders Farm Daytime Haunting

  • Saunders Farm
  • 10:00am
  • The World-Famous Haunting Season at Saunders Farm is a family tradition for over 25 years.  With over 35 attractions, live shows, a parade, 7 Hedge Mazes, peddle carts, 10 food booths,  a huge Corn Maze, it’s a spook-tacular experience for the whole family.
  • https://saundersfarm.digitickets.co.uk/category/10683

Devil’s Eve

  • Whiprsnapr Brewery, 14 Place Bexley
  • 12:00pm
  • It’s our 3rd birthday and we’re gonna crush it! Live music with Ottawa’s own Big Jeezus Truck !!! with special guest Escuchame. The Haunted brewery is back – and as always, we’re going to try to scare the beer right out of your hands! We’re releasing 2 beers that day – troublmakr, our big, bad smoked black double IPA 10% and 100 IBU’s, and ‘OV’ Pale Ale, our harvest pale ale made with wet hops from local Richmond Ottawa Valley Hop Farms! Costume contest with the winner getting a keg party at the brewery for you and 25 of your friends!!! Free BBQ sausage with your donations to FAMSAC – the Bells Corners food cupboard. Bring all your friends!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/901368086696443

Halloween Family Spooktacular

  • The British Hotel, Restaurant and Pub, 71 Rue Principale, Gatineau
  • 2:00pm
  • Monkey Rock Music is excited to present our annual Halloween Party and Fundraiser! As always, a portion of the proceeds go to the United Way’s Success by Six program, which helps ensure Ottawa kids are ready to start school by age 6. This event is ideal for children 2-10 years of age. The party will feature games, dancing, costumes and of course ROCK AND ROLL. And we’ll be giving prizes to the best CHILD COSTUME and best FAMILY COSTUME – each receiving a full free 12 week session at Monkey Rock Music!
  • https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/monkey-rock-music-halloween-party-and-fundraiser-tickets-37854251084?aff=efbeventtix

Saunders Farm Nighttime Haunting

A.P.P.L.E. Halloween Fundraiser

  • Bronson Centre
  • 6:00pm
  • A.P.P.L.E. Halloween Fundraiser featuring live band: Steve Sauvé. Costume contest, silent auction, door prizes, ghoulish games, freaky fun, and frightening food! A Post Psychiatric Leisure Experience (A.P.P.L.E) is hosting our 8th annual Fundraiser Halloween Dance, to help raise funds for our mental health drop-in centre. Help support our community and drop-in centre for persons with mental health disabilities.
  • http://bronsoncentre.ca/event/a-p-p-l-e-halloween-fundraiser/?instance_id=85

Rattle Your Bones Dance Party

Pumpkinferno

  • Upper Canada Village
  • 6:30pm
  • Award-winning Pumpkinferno returns featuring a selection of specially designed Canada 150 themed pumpkin-carved displays! This mesmerizing installation of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins is a not-to-be-missed event for ALL ages!
  • https://www.uppercanadavillage.com/events/pumpkinferno/

Frankenstein’s Wedding Reception

  • Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum – Barn 76
  • 8:00pm
  • Escape Manor presents it’s 3rd Annual Halloween Bash: “Frankenstein’s Wedding Reception & Haunted Hayride” at The Canadian Agriculture and Food Museum in the Experimental Farm! Join us for an unforgettable night of costumed intrigue, plus a hayride and video dance barn party! Escape Manor’s Halloween Parties sell out yearly, so get your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment. Your ticket includes a haunted hayride (first come, first served), a welcome beverage, admission to the video dance party, wedding cake, and a few spooktacular surprises!
  • https://www.escapemanor.com/ottawa/halloween

Westpark Pre-Halloween Party

  • Barley Mow Westboro
  • 8:30pm
  • Come party at the ‘Mow on Saturday Night! Cover Charge? No. Costumes? Yes. WestPark playing ‘The Monster Mash’? No. Guest Appearance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers? No. Good times anyway? Yes!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/162329361017785

Bangarang Halloween Party

  • Happy Goat Coffee Co.
  • 9:00pm
  • Bangarang is back! This time for an extra special Halloween edition featuring guest Selectors; Boss Chops and Bjorn Late! Bjorn Late is part of the Original Bangarang family and was there with us for the very first party we ever held, now that hes back on Canadian soil, we had to have him come through and spin! Boss Chops is no stranger to the city and has shared the decks with Resident DJ’s Magnificent and Longshot several times already, now making his first appearance at Bangarang! Oh and of course expect extra spooky Halloween Vibes, including a costume contest with some scary good prizes to be won! So make sure to dress to impress!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/505154143180761

Halloween Costume Party – With Daisy Train Karaoke

Saturday Night with the Underground: Halloween Edition

  • Studio X Ottawa, 250 City Centre Ave #122
  • 8:00pm
  • This special Halloween edition will be jam-packed with fun! Wear your best costume and maybe win a prize. Ottawa Zouk will have special guests with them in the front room featuring three DJs: DJ Daniel, DJX (from Toronto), and DJ JolyB. They will have guest instructor Maysa from Toronto to teach the intro class. Join us on select Saturdays to dance West Coast Swing in a fun, relaxed environment. We play a wide variety of music from the newest pop hits to your favourite blues, soul, funk, and classic pop.
  • http://www.westieunderground.ca/saturday/

Ottawa Halloween – 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Charity Ball

  • Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts
  • 8:00pm
  • Be 1 of 750 costumed revellers and party for a cause! $40 tickets are available at the following link http://bit.ly/2wuNYGN In-person ticket available at the following locations starting September 3: Malabar – 1610 Merivale Road | Tel. 613.225.8374, Audrey’s Costume Castle – 1475 Star Top Road 5&6 | Tel. 613.744.7742 Live entertainment by The Casual Affairs, 2 DJ’s and 2 Floors of haunting fun Prizes for best costume, complimentary photo booth and amazing raffle prizes! Raffle includes one return trip for two people to any scheduled WestJet destination!
  • GreatPumpkinBall.com

Halloween Party

  • The Blurry Pixel, 201 Queen Street
  • 8:00pm
  • It’s Halloween and we’re back with another SPOOKY party. Tickets are $10 at the door or $5 if in costume. Halloween themed drinks will be available. Skeletons not included. BYOS (Bring your own skeleton)
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1693173780695826

WithchCRAFT Halloween Party

  • CRAFT Beer Market Ottawa
  • 8:00pm
  • If you need somewhere to showcase your amazing Halloween Spirit, or you just need a big enough space for you and your friends, CRAFT Beer Market is happy to help! The party starts at 8pm and there will be a costume contest – so dress to impress! *Guaranteed entrance before 10pm (subject to Provincial Liquor Board & Fire regulations) *Preferred entrance after 10pm (subject to Provincial Liquor Board & Fire regulations)
  • https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/witchcraft-halloween-party-tickets-38592473126

Halloween Bash 2017

  • Tooth and Nail Brewing Company, 3 Irving Ave
  • 9:00pm
  • Lets turn on the juice and see what shakes loose! Join us Saturday October 28th at 9pm for our 3rd annual Halloween Bash! Arrive in ghoulish costumes and groove to the tunes of Kitchen Party with DJ’s Hobo & Sweetcheeks starting at 10pm. Come and enjoy our hauntingly transformed brewery with us! No advance tickets, $5.00 at the door.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/500910683622681

Annual Halloween Charity Ball 2017

  • Barrymores Music Hall
  • 9:00pm
  • Every Halloween Barrymores brings together people from a diverse range of Ottawa’s spiritual and cultural communities to celebrate Hallowe’en while giving back to the local community.  It has been Ottawa’s BIGGEST Halloween party for the past 17 years and this year will be no exception. Barrymores Halloween Party has a well-earned reputation as Ottawa’s premier Hallowe’en event. It’s not just because of the fun-loving crowds, and the fantastic and elaborate costumes of our attendees. It’s also because of the generosity of the local sponsors of our event and the opportunity to come together as a community and raise money for local charities and non-profit groups. Costume contests, Celebrity MC, Craziest Halloween Decorations plus lots more.
  • http://barrymores.tunestub.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=268548

Deep Therapy – Halloween in a Warehouse

  • Albert Island
  • 10:00pm
  • Deep Therapy showcases the sounds of deep and cutting edge house music in a unique and inviting atmosphere that defies the ordinary. It’s your remedy from the mainstream, and it’s cheaper than a psychiatrist! Let loose and join us on Saturday Oct.28th for a special Halloween Deep Therapy in a Warehouse setting at the Albert Island Courtyard in Ottawa (Zibi).
  • https://www.mydeeptherapy.com/

Halloween Karaoke at JSP

  • James Street Pub
  • 10:00pm
  • James Street Pub is celebrating Halloween on Saturday, October 28th with Rock Star Karaoke. Your host Jamie will run the party with a costume contest (concluded at 1am) and a whole whack of scary sights and sounds! $5 Bloody Caesars and no cover charge!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/487512101647721

Bourbon Room Halloween Party – 3rd Annual Marvel vs DC

  • Bourbon Room
  • 10:00pm
  • The annual #MARVELvsDC stand off is BACK for the 3rd year in a row!! Who will you be? A Hero? A Villian? A masked vigilante? A harlot with a few screws loose? A billionaire tech playboy? We will find out on Saturday October 28th, 2017 Doors 10pm / 19+ / $10 Advance Tickets Music By We are Vendetta, Kirakuna, LeGange, Warfy, Dj iLon. $3.50 Tequila ALL night. Performances TBA. CA$H Prizes for best costume / Bourbon Room Gifts for runner ups
  • https://ticketvibe.com/event/71540/marvel-vs-dc-3rd-annual-showdown-at-the-bourbon-room-ottawa

Rocky Horror Picture Show Overnighter

  • Laser Quest
  • 11:00pm
  • Rocky Horror Picture themed Laser Quest games, all night long! Spots are limited! Call 613.526.4000 to reserve yours today! $35 per person + tax (in advance) $40 per person + tax (on the day of the event) Payment, in full, is required to reserve spots in advance.

October 29th

A Barnyard Halloween

  • Canadian Agriculture and food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive
  • 9:30am
  • It’s a Barnyard Halloween at the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum! You are invited to enjoy special activities just right for the occasion. Make some ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats, visit a spooky barn and take part in Halloween games. Costumed visitors young and old alike can join the costume parade. Children will be able to decorate a pumpkin to bring home too ($).
  • https://ingeniumcanada.org/agriculture/whats-on/event-a-barnyard-halloween.php

Halloween pARTy

  • Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans
  • 9:30am
  • Crafts, Face Painting, Photo Booth, Storytelling, Costume Parade, Bake Sale, and more! Our theme this year is inspired by sorcerers and magicians! Come Costumed!
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/308380482904767

Saunders Farm Daytime Haunting

  • Saunders Farm
  • 10:00am
  • The World-Famous Haunting Season at Saunders Farm is a family tradition for over 25 years.  With over 35 attractions, live shows, a parade, 7 Hedge Mazes, peddle carts, 10 food booths,  a huge Corn Maze, it’s a spook-tacular experience for the whole family.
  • https://saundersfarm.digitickets.co.uk/category/10683

Halloween Hijinks

  • The Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, 2940 Old Montreal Road, Ottawa
  • 10:00am
  • Today is the day for all the ghosts and goblins to come out of hiding – super heroes, animals, and other creatures too! Celebrate Halloween with us by exploring the potions lab, make a 1920s style Halloween craft, and collect a few treats along the way.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/360290324382871

Cosplayer’s Halloween Party

Wild Wing Monster Mash

  • Wild Wing Ottawa, 1263 Donald Street
  • 12:00pm
  • Wild Wing’s Halloween gaming night! MONSTER MASH Its almost Halloween! Costumes greatly encouraged! Please dress up and make your scary way! Good food, great games and an amazing staff. Can you wing it?
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1778203315811671

Night of the Occult: Psychic Readings and Halloween Market

  • The Art House Café, 555 Wellington Street West
  • 5:00pm
  • The veil between our world and the spirit world is thinning as Samhain approaches. In the spirit of the season, join us for an evening of PSYCHIC READINGS and all things Pagan and occult. We will have two readers at The Art House Cafe: Iskra Rekrut practices psychometry and will be giving readings based on the energy of touch. Using gemstones, crystals, and tarot cards, she will read the symbolic significance of a chosen item and reveal stories of past, present, and future. Lorrayne Katz will also be providing psychic readings using a zen Buddhist-influenced 21st century Tarot deck.
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/230589070806418

Saunders Farm Nighttime Haunting

Pumpkinferno

  • Upper Canada Village
  • 6:30pm
  • Award-winning Pumpkinferno returns featuring a selection of specially designed Canada 150 themed pumpkin-carved displays! This mesmerizing installation of artist-inspired, glowing pumpkins is a not-to-be-missed event for ALL ages!
  • https://www.uppercanadavillage.com/events/pumpkinferno/

No Tricks Just Treats Snuggle Salon

  • Ottawa Snuggle Salon
  • 7:00pm
  • Yes, the nights are getting longer and colder and darker, but there’s nothing to fear here. In the warmth of the Snuggle Salon you can relax, share a hug, give or receive a back rub, have a conversation, journal, laugh, snuggle up with friends new and old, draw, practice saying ‘No’ and ‘yes’, or just hang out and breathe. There might even be chocolate! The Ottawa Snuggle Salon offers a 3 hour workshop experience where participants can explore consensual, nurturing, non-sexual touch. It’s an opportunity to gather with like-minded humans to interact and build authentic connection in the way that feels right for you, moment to moment.
  • https://www.meetup.com/Ottawa-Snuggle-Salon/events/243860460/?_cookie-check=8XXmlJOlHIdyZdGx

Scream 2017 ft. JAUZ, Firebeatz & Saymyname

  • EY Centre
  • 9:00pm
  • DNA Presents & Heineken bring you #SCREAMOTTAWA on Sunday October 29th! Ottawa’s largest Halloween party is going to transform the EY Centre into a unique playground of horror & fright featuring…JAUZ, Support, Firebeatz, SAY MY NAME
  • http://www.dnalive.ca/

Annual Halloween Charity Ball 2017

  • Barrymores Music Hall
  • 9:00pm
  • Every Halloween Barrymores brings together people from a diverse range of Ottawa’s spiritual and cultural communities to celebrate Hallowe’en while giving back to the local community.  It has been Ottawa’s BIGGEST Halloween party for the past 17 years and this year will be no exception. Barrymores Halloween Party has a well-earned reputation as Ottawa’s premier Hallowe’en event. It’s not just because of the fun-loving crowds, and the fantastic and elaborate costumes of our attendees. It’s also because of the generosity of the local sponsors of our event and the opportunity to come together as a community and raise money for local charities and non-profit groups. Costume contests, Celebrity MC, Craziest Halloween Decorations plus lots more.
  • http://barrymores.tunestub.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=268548

October 30th

Saunders Farm Nighttime Haunting

Rocky Horror Picture Show (Devil’s Night Screening)

  • Bar Robo
  • 6:30pm
  • Join us on the the Devil’s Night on Oct. 30th for a screening of the one and only ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! The film will start at 7pm, so be sure to join us early and grab a spot! Drinks will be flowing and there will be tasty Halloween treats for all to enjoy. It will be shown on our stage via projector, and blasted through our PA system. Sing-alongs and costumes encouraged! Stick around afterwards for a special costume-friendly edition of Miss Rachel’s Karaoke going late! Prizes to be won!
  • https://www.universe.com/events/rocky-horror-picture-show-devils-night-screening-at-bar-robo-tickets-ottawa-R9WSL5

October 31st

Rideau Hall-oween

  • Rideau Hall
  • 5:00pm
  • On Halloween night, you are invited to follow a path through the grounds of Rideau Hall, which will be transformed into a haunted Victorian cemetery! Staff will be on hand to distribute goodies to trick-or-treaters of all ages
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/456907568036294

Saunders Farm Nighttime Haunting

Halloween Costume Party

  • La Discoteka
  • 8:00pm
  • Join us on October 31 to celebrate Halloween Latin-style we will be plaing Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba, Top 40 and Reggaeton. Entrance is FREE if you wear a costume or $3 cover
  • https://www.facebook.com/events/1909992192351430

Ottawa Halloween 2017

Ottawa Halloween Thriller

  • Tequila Jacks
  • 10:00pm
  • Join thousands of Party Goers from across Canada for THE BIGGEST HALLOWEEN PARTY IN OTTAWA ! 1000+ PEOPLE / OTTAWA’S #1 NIGHTCLUB PRIZES FOR BEST MALE & FEMALE COSTUMES ! EVERYONE IS WELCOMED! (19+) LIMITED $10.00 TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE. CLUB ANTHEMS / TOP 40 / HIP HOP / HOUSE / MASHUPS Professional Photographer / Videographer in Attendance
  • OttawaHalloweenThriller17.eventbrite.ca