If you’re not looking to spend $$$ on cover at a nightclub Halloween party this weekend, we’ve got you covered with a huge list of ghoulish-ly awesome events and activities happening around town. Check out the spooktacular list below and don’t forget to wear a costume!

2017 Halloween SkyTrain Party

What is it: A roving dance party that fills the Canada Line with music and people in costumes.
When is it: Friday, Oct 27, 2017
Where is it: Meet at Waterfront Station
Learn more: Facebook page with details

Halloween Tattoo Flash Event

What is it: Different tattoo artists each day, one of a kind spoOOooky tattoos! Arms and legs, 18+ only!
When is it: Friday, Oct 27 – Monday, October 30
Where is it: Black Medicine Tattoo (441 Gore Avenue)
Learn more: Facebook page with details

Trick or Tease Taboo Revue

What is it: Sinful striptease, ghoulish group numbers, and spooky sketches by a cast of over 20 wild, wacky, and whimsical performers.
When is it: Friday, Oct 27
Where is it: The Wise Hall (1882 Adanac Street)
Learn more: Facebook page with details

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Rocky Horror Picture Show

What is it: An experiential screening of the Rocky Horror Picture Show on the big screen!
When is it: Friday, Oct 27 – Sunday, Oct 29, Tuesday, October 31
Where is it: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
Learn more: Rio Theatre website

Halloween Cover Show (Covers from the Crypt)

What is it: Local bands doing cover songs of popular bands (e.g. DUM 41 covering Sum 41)
When is it: Saturday, October 29
Where is it: Red Gate Arts Society (855 East Hastings)
Learn more: Facebook event page

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Alice Cooper Burlesque

What is it: Kitty Nights Burlesque re-mounts their theatrical, live rock-burlesque journey into the mind and the madness of Alice Cooper!
When is it: Saturday, October 28
Where is it: Rio Theatre (1660 East Broadway)
Learn more: Rio Theatre website

Halloween Drive-In Movie Theatre

What is it: Scary movies, outside, in the dark, in a car, always check the back seat for surprise visitors…
When is it: Saturday, Oct 28 – Monday, Oct 30
Where is it: River District (3650 East Kent Avenue South, Vancouver)
Learn more: halloweendrivein.ca

Glow in the Garden

What is it: VanDusen Gardens comes to life with whimsical decorations, music, and glowing pumpkin characters
When is it: Friday, Oct 27 – Tuesday, Oct 31
Where is it: VanDusen Gardens
Learn more: vancouver.ca

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Zombie Dance Flash Mob Performing Thriller

What is it: Zombies head to Olympic Village plaza to perform Michael Jackson’s most spooky hit…
When is it: Saturday, Oct 28 at 3:00 pm
Where is it: Olympic Village Square
Learn more: www.ttwvancouver.ca

Hot Glass, Cold Beer

What is it: Get a hand-blown taster glass to try fresh, craft beer. Includes DJs, beer pong, pumpkin carving, and a food truck!
When is it: Saturday, Oct 28 from 7:00-10:00 pm
Where is it: 1191 Parker Street, Vancouver
Learn more: Facebook event page

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Bob’s Burgers Pop-Up Restaurant

What is it: Fully costumed staff will be serving a full Bob’s burger menu
When is it: Saturday, Oct 28 – Tuesday, Oct 31
Where is it: WHAT’S UP?! HOT DOG (2481 East Hastings Street)
Learn more: Facebook event page

Haunted Houses in Vancouver

What is it: Nothing better than getting the crap scared out of you on Halloween!
When is it: All weekend
Where is it: PNE, North Van, Chilliwack, and Surrey
Learn more: Haunted house listings

Night for All Souls

What is it: A unique cultural event that offers the public an opportunity to remember their dead,
When is it: Saturday, Oct 28 – Wednesday, Nov 1
Where is it: Mountain View Cementary (5455 Fraser Street, Vancouver)
Learn more: nightforallsouls.com

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Parade of Lost Souls

What is it: A spellbinding parade that celebrates your Altar Ego. Anyone can take part.
When is it: Saturday, Oct 28 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Where is it: Mystery location! (Commercial Drive area)
Learn more: Dusty Cabaret website

Improv Monster Match

What is it: Costumed performers go head to headless in two SPOOKtacular improv competitions!.
When is it: Saturday, Oct 28
Where is it: The Improv Centre (1502 Duranleau, Granville Island)
Learn more: vtsl.com

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Halloween at FlyOver Canada

What is it: Fly over Canada with a spooky witch! Get a Witch Academy Diploma after the ride!
When is it: Until Tuesday, October 31
Where is it: 201-999 Canada Place (FlyOver Canada)
Learn more: www.flyovercanada.com

The Artisan’s Event (Autumn Market)

What is it: If you’re sick of Halloween, head to The Heritage Hall for some local crafts!
When is it: Sunday, Oct 29 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Where is it: Heritage Hall (3102 Main Street)
Learn more: Facebook event page

Psychic Fair

What is it: Palm readings, tarot cards, and cedar smudging…
When is it: Sunday, October 29
Where is it: Salmagundi West (321 West Cordova)
Learn more: Facebook event page

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Party Rock Halloween Flash Mob

What is it: A roving dance party that fills the Canada Line with music and people in costumes.
When is it: Tuesday, Oct 31 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Where is it: Meeting place not posted yet
Learn more: Facebook event page

Night Shift: Day of the Dead

What is it: MOA transforms into a vast, underworld labyrinth with music, theatre, live painting, and more to celebrate Día De Los Muertos.
When is it: Thursday, November 2, 2017
Where is it: Museum of Anthropology (6393 NW Marine Drive)
Learn more: Facebook event page

For even more events, check out the October event listings page.

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  1. Anice

    Hi there, thanks for this Halloween post. It’s got some good info, but the first photo needs to be replaced. A Mexican is not a costume. A culture is not a costume. I really hope you replace the photo with something more appropriate and not offensive.

    Cultural appropriation happens all the time, and not only on Halloween. We need this to change. I hope you will be an example and make this photo change.

    Here’s one perspective on how making someone’s culture a costume hurts: http://www.metronews.ca/views/opinion/2017/10/17/your-costume-offends-me-it-really-is-that-simple-kabatay.html

    Thank you!