Halloween party for K–6
October 20 & 21
The City of Charlottetown is hosting a free Halloween party for local ghosts, goblins, princesses, and super heroes. Children in kindergarten to Grade 6 are invited to attend a Halloween party on October 20 at West Royalty Community Centre from 6–7 pm. A second Halloween Party will be held on October 21 at the Hillsborough Community Centre. Costumes are encouraged at these free events, which will include lots of fun games, and, of course, treat bags. For more information on these free events, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 902-368-1025.
Great Pumpkin Walk
Families are invited to join the City of Charlottetown staff at the annual Great Pumpkin Walk at the Beach Grove Nature Trail behind the Beach Grove Home. The October 21 event will run from 11 am until 12 pm (noon). Hot apple cider and apples will be served, and families will be able to pick a complimentary pumpkin to carve at home. For more information on these free events, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 902-368-1025.
The Great Big Boo!
October 25 & 26
The Great Big Boo! is a live-action, family-friendly Halloween show playing at Cineplex Cinemas Charlottetown (670 University Ave) on October 25 and 26 at 10 am. The 50-minute non-scary live show follows the story of Zoe and Justin who sing and dance their way through Boo Alley on a quest to save Halloween, meeting larger-than-life characters along the way. The show features an original score and dance numbers. After each show, the audience will be invited to meet the cast. The Great Big Boo! combines musical theatre and the Halloween tradition of trick-or-treating. The show is appropriate for all families and specifically for children aged two to twelve.
UPEI Music Department Haunted House
October 27 & 28
The UPEI Music Department will host their annual Haunted House October 27 and 28 from 7–11 pm in UPEI's Dr. Steel Building. Admission at the door. All proceeds go towards Music Student Scholarships. Parental discretion is advised.
Lovely Witches Ball & Gothic Market
The Lovely Witches Club 2017 Witches Ball and first Gothic Market are happening October 28 in Memorial Hall at the Confederation Centre of the Arts, Charlottetown. The Gothic Market takes place 11 am to 5 pm for all ages. Check out the booths of witchy wares and treats created by local artisans. Patti Larsen, co-head witch, will be signing books and Lovely Witches Club merchandise will be available. During market hours there will be entertainment and creative demonstrations for people of all ages. Becca Griffin of Cat’s Pajamas Productions will tell spooky stories to kids in the morning. There will be fortune tellers on hand to ensure you are well prepared for your year ahead.
Halloween with More Soul!
Dress up and be prepared to dance. Funk band More Soul are playing at The Alley October 28 at 10 pm. Tickets at the door. 19+ event.
This Ol’ House Is Haunted presented by the Luminos Ensemble
Luminos Ensemble, a new Island choir of professional musicians, is launching its first full concert season just in time for Halloween, with “This Ol’ House Is Haunted!” on October 28 at 7:30 pm at Park Royal United Church in Charlottetown, with a pre-concert talk at 6:45 pm. Tickets are available at the door, or at www.LuminosEnsemble.com.
The program is a spooky, thoughtful, and occasionally silly concert exploring our fear of the things that go bump in the night. Highlights include Finnish composer Jaako Mantyjarvi’s hair-raising setting of “Double Double, Toil and Trouble”; the beautiful madrigal “Draw On Sweet Night” by Renaissance composer John Wilbye; and Jester Hairston’s “That Ol’ House Is Haunted,” in which a brave church deacon confronts four giant ghost cats; as well as music by J.S. Bach, Edward Elgar, Dave Matthews Band, and more.
Luminos Ensemble debuted in June of this year. The ensemble members are trained, experienced singers from PEI’s professional vocal scene. They will present two more concerts this season, culminating in a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Ein deutches Requiem in June 2018.
Halloween at Milton Hall
Dance to country music with Neil & Sue and guests Fred Arsenault and Brad Matthews on October 28 at 8:30 pm. Admission $10. Costumes welcome. Prizes will be awarded.
Haunted Halloween in Georgetown
Calling all little ghouls and goblins. The Kings Playhouse in Georgetown will present its annual Haunted Hallowe’en Carnival on Oct 28. The Carnival is a community tradition featuring a celebration of all things spooky. The afternoon includes pumpkin carving, cookie decorating, face painting, music and games. “Community celebrations are such an important way to connect with each other,” notes Georgetown Town Councillor Cindy MacLean. “What better way to meet your neighbour than by having fun?” This year’s carnival begins at 1 pm and admission is by donation. For info visit www.kingsplayhouse.com or call 1-888-346-5666.
Halloween with Phase II
Halloween at The Mount
Come join residents at The Mount on Halloween October 28. They will be passing out treats or tricks from 5:30–7:00 pm. The Mount is at 141 Mt Edward Rd, Charlottetown.
Halloween Square Dance
A Halloween Square Dance featuring Shelly Campbell and Allan Dewar from Cape Breton will be held October 28 at BarNone Brewery in Rose Valley at 8 pm.
House of Nightmares
October 28 & 29
Come get the scare of your life at the House of Nightmares October 28 and 29. Family friendly time is from 5:00–7:30 pm. From 8–10 pm you must be 12 years of age or older. Find the House of Nightmares at Murphy’s Community Centre, 200 Richmond St, Charlottetown. Proceeds support Charlottetown Teen Zone. Info: 902-892-1719 ext 3-3.