Already thinking about Halloween? Ready to take your kids to a family-friendly event in the Niagara Region? Here is a list of upcoming events for the kiddos!
Boo at the Zoo
Saturday October 7th – Monday October 9th from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address: Safari Niagara, 2821 Stevensville Rd, Stevensville
A family friendly Halloween event! Kids get to “trick or treat” their way around the zoo by local businesses.
• NEW for 2017 – 3 Day Event (October 7, October 8 & October 9, 10:00AM – 4:00PM Daily)
• Costume Contests (Categories: Ages 0-2, Ages 3-7, Ages 8-12, Best Group)
• Scavenger Hunt Contest for your chance win a 2018 family season membership (2 Adult/ 2 Child)
• Fun House
• Kids Bubble/Dance Party
• Children 12 & under in costume receive FREE admission with donation of a non-perishable food item
• Adults receive special admission rate of $15.00 +HST with donation of a non-perishable food item
• Regular pricing will be in effect for guests without a food donation
• Season membership holders receive FREE admission and special fast-lane entry
Ghost Tours of Fort George
Halloween Tour dates for 2017:
October 13, 14, 15
October 20, 21, 22
October 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
Halloween Tours start at:
7:00, 7:15 & 7:30 pm
10:00, 10:15 & 10:30 pm (excluding Sunday tours)
Address: Fort George, 51 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Ghost Tours of Niagara is the longest-running ghost walk in the Niagara Region. Candlelight ghost tours of Fort George are offered throughout the Spring and Summer (May to September), but there are special Halloween ghost tours offered throughout October that highlights the scariest parts of the haunted Fort George in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This is a 2-hour walking tour that includes stories too frightening to be told on the Summer tours, and opens a building (the Officers’ Quarters) that is usually off-limits during the usual ghost tours.
Visit www.niagaraghosts.com for more information
Saturday, October 14th from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Address: Happy Rolph’s Animal Farm , 650 Read Rd., St. Catharines
A fun filled family fall festival with plenty of FREE games, activities and entertainment including: pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, bouncers, hay dive, crafts, facepainting and so much more!
Free pumpkin to the first 500 families sponsored by Meridan Credit Union
Free shuttle bus from Grantham Lions parking lot to and from event
Accessible parking available at Happy Rolph’s parking lot
14th Annual Pumpkinfest 2017
Saturday, October 21st from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Address: Heartland Forest Nature Experience, 8215 Heartland Forest Rd (formerly Kalar Rd)
This event will feature delicious food and artisan vendors, and fun activities for all ages and all abilities. 100% of proceeds go to their environmental stewardship, educational programming, and disability programs.
All Hallow’s Eve Tour
October 21st, 27th, and 28th at 7:30 pm, 7:45 pm, 8:00 pm
Address: Old Fort Erie, 350 Lakeshore Rd., Fort Erie, ON.
An evening of spooky tales at the spot of Canada’s bloodiest battlefield. It’s the prime setting for hair-raising stories that took place here many years ago…you may even see a ghost or two as they have been known to frequent the premises….
The evening ends with refreshments and the annual burning of a Guy Fawkes effigy at 8:30 pm.
When the tour concludes, you are invited to stick around and watch a classic Halloween movie in their theatre. Admission is free with a purchase of an All Hallows’ Eve ticket. They will be showing “Shaun of the Dead” (2004) (Rated R) on October 21, “Addams Family Values” (1993) (Rated PG-13) on October 27, and “ParaNorman” (2012) (Rated PG-13) on October 28. Movies start at 9 p.m.
Reservations are required. Please call 905-871-0540. Please click here for more information.
Fall Harvest Fair
Saturday, October 21st from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Address: Buchanan Teaching Gardens, 360 Niagara St., St. Catharines
This is a fun event with lots of games, a haunted house, pumpkin patch and much more. All proceeds in aid of their Growing Diversity Gardens Project.
Saturday, October 21st from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Address: Fifty Point Conservation Area, 1479 Baseline Road, Grimsby
Wear your costumes and enjoy:
*A Bewitching Boo-ncy castle
*Creepy Crawly Creatures to view and touch
*Trick or treat bag decorating
*Fang-tastic Fire truck and crew
*Spooktakular Bonfire and Marshmallow Roast
*Complimentary hot chocula
*Goblin Goodies – Gorilla Cheese Food Truck
Click here for more information
The Halloween 7K and 1K Run
Saturday, October 28th. The 7K starts at 8:30 am and the 1K starts at 8:35 am
Address: Stoney Creek Medical Arts Centre, 198 Barton Street East, Stoney Creek
This event is hosted by the Subaru of Hamilton & Niagara Running Series. The Stoney Creek Medical Arts Centre is the location of the 2017 Halloween 7K and 1K Runs.
Get dressed up in your Halloween costume and come join us for a pre-halloween run with your fellow ghouls and goblins.
Prizes for Top 3 Adult and Top 3 Kids Costumes.
Register by Wednesday, October 11th to receive a technical t-shirt from the race.
Monster Mash Family Halloween Party
Saturday, October 28th from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Address: Yellow Door Theatre Project, 504 Line 2 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
This is a family-friendly Halloween party! Dancing, enter for the chance to win great prizes in their costume contest, load up on goodies at the bake sale, and enter their haunted basement!
Click here for more information.
Cash bar for the grown ups, and all proceeds go to support Yellow Door Theatre Project.
The Salvation Army Falls Festival
Saturday, October 28th from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Address: 5720 Dorchester Road, Niagara Falls
Light the Night Carnival
October 31st from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Address: Central Community Church, 6970 Mountain Road, Niagara Falls
Try out the Family-Friendly Ghost Blasters Dark Ride
It doesn’t need to be Halloween to travel through “Bleakstone Manor”. You and an opponent compete against each other to see who is the ghost and goblin blasting champion, all while traveling in a car through a spooky “haunted” hotel! Located inside the Great Canadian Midway on Clifton Hill, you can ride alone (must be 42″ tall), or with a parent if under the height requirement.