Happy Halloween weekend, Edmonton! This also means it is the last weekend of October. Be sure to make the most of spooky season, and check out these things to do in Edmonton this weekend!

DARK: Fort Edmonton Park

It’s your last chance to face your biggest fears in Edmonton!  Dark at Fort Edmonton Park has new haunting experiences at its event, which is celebrating 6 years of terror. “Survive a horde of undead in a defenceless frontier town. Escape the deranged killer clown whose grand gesture is murder. Dare to discover what nightmares are made during  the witching hour,” states the event. We are scared just reading that.

When: Thursday, October 26th to Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Where: 7000 143 Street NW
Cost: $45 for GA

Deadmonton Haunted House

The super-popular Deadmonton Haunted House has returned! Celebrating 10 years of scary the pants off of nearly everyone who attends, this year’s event will take place at the old Edmonton Sun building and feature 3 chilling experiences.

When: On now until November 4th, 2023
Where: 9300 47 Street, Edmonton, AB
Cost: $39.99+

The Magnificent Music Of John Williams

From Jurassic Park to Saving Private Ryan, you probably know John Williams’ iconic works. And this week, Bob Bernhardt will lead the ESO through Williams’ most beloved pieces. You can expect to hear music from Empire of the Sun, Schindler’s List, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Lincoln.

When: Friday, October 27th to Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Where: Winspear Centre, 4 Sir Winston Churchill Sq
Cost: $60.50+

Mazes & Brain Games

Opening on October 27, Mazes & Brain Games allows guests to explore interactive mazes, 3D puzzles, full-body games, and mind-boggling illusions.

When: Opens Friday, October 27, 2023
Where: Telus World of Science, 11211 142 Street
Cost: $23.95

Halloween Night Market

Looking to shop this season? Check out over 85 spooky vendors, local brewers & food trucks at the Halloween Night Market. It’s free to enter!

When: Friday, October 27th, 2023
Where: Alberta Aviation Museum
Cost: Free

Boo at the Zoo!

This one is for the whole fam! Explore the zoo’s not-so-scary festivities with magical guest characters, all while trick-or-treating at stops throughout the zoo.

When: Saturday, October 28th and 29th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Valley Zoo, 13315 Buena Vista Road

Art Gallery of Alberta, The Last Of Us Party

Just before Halloween, dance and drink among the undead at a HUGE The Last Of Us-inspired party that celebrates the Alberta-shot show and this spooky season.

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Where:  2 Sir Winston Churchill Square, Edmonton, Alberta
Cost: $60

Scream Halloween

Canada’s largest Halloween dance event takes place right here in Edmonton! Since 1999, Scream has brought the biggest names in electronic dance music to Alberta for a costumed dance party, and this year is no exception.

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515 118 Ave NW
Cost: $115.90+

Fright Night

Looking for more spooky events to check out? Head to Galaxyland for the return of FRIGHT NIGHT! Expect “heart-pounding thrills as LIVE zombies roam the darkness, swag bags await, and rides keep the adrenaline pumping all night long.”

When: Saturday, October 28th, 2023
Where: 1755-8882 170 St. NW
Cost: $45+

NHL Heritage Classic series

Get excited, hockey fans! On October 29th, the Edmonton Oilers will face off against the Calgary Flames in the seventh installment of the epic NHL Heritage Classic series. The teams will bring the heat, which will be needed among the magic of the great outdoors!

When: Sunday, October 29th, 2023
Where: Commonwealth Stadium
Cost: $145+