Halloween 2023 Events in Ottawa


Halloween is just around the corner! Here are some amazing family friendly events in the Ottawa area

Halloween Market will be held at the Shenkman Center on October 29th from 10 am to 3pm. This event is FREE and family oriented. 

Halloween at Tanger Outlets on Monday October 30th from 1pm to 5pm. An afternoon filled with tricks by PJ Masks and Brad the Balloon Guy or treats like face painting, colouring and goodies. 

Wickedly Westboro will take place along Richmond Road from October 14th to 31st 2023. You can take par tin a scavenger hunt. On Saturday October 28th from 1pm to 4pm, you can find one or more trick or treating stations sprinkled throughout the neighborhood. 

Get ready for a spooktacular time at OVCA’s Preteen Halloween Dance (9-12yrs) on October 27th from 7pm to 9pm at the Stuart Holmes Arena in Osgoode in the upstairs hall

The Diefenbunker, Canada’s Cold War Museum will be hosting a Toddlers’ Halloween Hunt from October 26th to 28th 2023 from 9am to 12:30pm. 

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The Day of the Dead Festival will be taking place at the Byward Market in Ottawa from October 27th to 29th 2023. This event is FREE. There will be a Mariachi band, Mexican food, live Latin bands, Piñata workship, Papel Picado Workshop and much more. 

The Log Farm will be hosting their Halloween Costume Party on Saturday October 28th and Sunday October 29th from 9am to 4pm. 

Bring the whole family to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum for their Barnyard Halloween event on October 28th and 29th 2023 from 9:30am to 4pm. Kids will be able to make ghoulish treats, create a creepy craft, learn all about bats and enjoy a barn dance. 

Halloween Hijinks will be taking place October 28th and 29th 2023 from 10am to 4pm at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum. Come explore illusions and celebrate all the weird and wonderful spectacles of the season with family-friendly activities and demonstrations. Featuring special appearances by magician Chris Pilsworth and stilt walker Luciano Lu. Halloween costumes are encouraged! 

Halloween Heist at Billings Estate National Historic Site will take place on October 28th and 29th from 10am to 4pm. Explore the museum grounds while completing engaging puzzles, games, and activities along the way in a fun self-guided adventure the family. Halloween costumes are encouraged!

Halloween Party at Rockland library on Friday October 27th 2023 from 6:15pm to 8:15pm. There will be a costume contest, games, crafts, a haunted maze, a scavenger hunt, a cookie decoration station, snacks and goody bags for kids. 

Halloween in the Forest will take place on October 28th 2023 from 1pm to 2pm. Lil’ monsters can take part in several activities and collect candies along the way! This activity is free, but we strongly recommend you register. 

On Saturday October 28th from 10am to 12pm or 1:30-3:30, Watson’s Mill in Manotick will be hosting the Halloween Spooktacular with a whole bunch of themed crafts and games! There will also be a photo booth (so dust off your costumes!) and a spooky maze! The activities planned are best suited for kids ages 4-10.

The annual Trick or Treat with the Mayor will take place Saturday October 28th 2023 from 5pm to 8pm at Ottawa City Hall. See what’s brewing inside City Hall where you can meet your best loved, fun costumed characters in Jean Pigott Place. Meet the Tooth Fairy and decorate your very own miniature pumpkin in the Pumpkin Patch!



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