Free Halloween Events for Families 2017




Bring your little ghouls and ghosts out to one of these spooktacular Halloween events. We've got the devilish deets on where to find the best Free spooky happenings for families.

Free (or cheap) family-friendly Halloween happenings in Toronto and the GTA…

October Weekends at Scarborough Museum
October 7, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Don't be a Halloweenie! Conjure up your pioneer spirit at Scarborough Museum! Lots of Halloween themed activities to ensure you have a screaming good time. This event is presented as part of the City of Toronto Historic Sites' Halloween Programming. Admission is Pay What You Can! 
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Pumpkinville! Free Event!
October 14, 2017
Free admission! This fall event has been a community favourite for years. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, pumpkin patch, inflatable rides, haunted house, face painting, children’s activities, live entertainment, interactive experiences and more.
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BOO! at the Barns
October 21, 2017
Your favourite neighbourhood Halloween party! A family-friendly evening with food, drinks, and activities for people of all ages. Strut your stuff in your costume and enjoy the spooky dance party, haunted house, arts and crafts, and more! Free
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Boo at the Zoo
October 21, 2017 to October 29, 2017
Calling all costumed kiddies and celebrate the spirit of Halloween. Kids in costume (ages 12 and under) get FREE* admission when accompanied by an adult paying regular admission. Don’t forget your camera as we will also have our much-loved Halloween Photo Opportunities in place for the fun.​
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Legacy of Horror
October 22, 2017 to October 31, 2017
Legacy of Horror, supporting SickKids Foundation is back again this year! Markham’s Best Residential Haunted House - Featuring ‘CarnEVIL’, ‘The Playroom’, ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, ‘Mad Science’, ‘Lockdown’, and more. We will be open and operational from October 22nd to the 31st. Join the thousands who have already been our guests. Stop by for a scare, or a laugh and make a donation for a worthwhile cause!
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Bata Shoe Museum Halloween Extravaganza
October 28, 2017
Say boo at the BSM this Halloween and join us for a spooktacular weekend of family fun! Decorate a Halloween inspired cookie, make a special craft and play I Spy in the galleries. Kids who wear their costumes get in FREE!
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Camp Celebration Scare at Celebration Square​
October 28, 2017 
Trick-or-treaters beware, you'll have a monstrous amount of fun at Camp Celebration Scare presented by Hershey! Join us as we transform your favourite Square in the city into a forest filled with adventure. Free.
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Halloween on Queen
October 28, 2017
Join us for our annual Halloween on Queen event! Stop by Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrrest Gardens for a Creepy Carnival! With carnival games, magician, stilt walker, crafts, live music, a costume contest, DJ, inflatable fun, Yo Yo Dave Juggler & Magician, and MORE! Free.
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Pumpkinfest in the Junction
October 28, 2017
Pumpkin carving at The Train Platform, trick or treat at local businesses, enjoy many family friendly activities throughout the neighbourhood! Free admission.
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Riverside Halloween 2017
October 28, 2017
Join us for spooky FREE fun at Riverside Halloween! We all love dressing up! Whether as our alter-ego, superhero, or just as a mere form of expression. Kids of all ages are invited to get into costume and join in for some fun and spooky happenings in Riverside this Halloween.
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Toronto West Halloween Fest
October 28, 2017
St. Joseph's Health Centre's Toronto West Halloween Fest takes place October 28. Don’t miss joining your neighbours for our spirited Costume Parade a 1km walk through the neighbourhood with some special guests. Free.
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Halloween Family Fright at Vanderburgh House
October 29, 2017
Thrills and chills are calling your name! Bring the kids to the historic Vanderburgh House in Richmond Hill on Sunday afternoon, October 29. Don't forget your Halloween costume as you check out the spiderweb obstacle course, costume contests, a graveyard walk, a witches lair photo opportunity, a haunted tour of the building and lots more! This is a family-friendly event hosted by the Richmond Hill Board of Trade. Free.
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Tricks & Treats Halloween Event at Bridlewood Mall
October 31, 2017
Spooktacular Magic Show and Trick-or-Treating! Kids in costume can enjoy trick-or-treating at participating retailers followed by a spooky magic show you wont want to miss! Come if you dare... Free!
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Mimico Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2017
Bring your Jack-O-Lanterns to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park on Tuesday November 1st beginning at 6pm. Please bring your own lighter and candles. Volunteers will load the pumpkins into bins for composting the following morning.
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Old Town Toronto Halloween Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2017
Join us on Wednesday, November 1st from 6-7:30pm for our annual Halloween Pumpkin Parade!  Display your creative jack-o-lantern, participate in our drumming circle, mingle with your neighbours and enjoy some free hot chocolate and apple cider (while supplies last!). Free.
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Pumpkin Party at Gibson House
November 2, 2017
Bring your carved pumpkin to Gibson House Museum to showcase your design. Pumpkins will be lit up and displayed through the evening. The Pumpkin Party will include cooking demonstrations in the historic kitchen, hot apple cider and tastes. Discover what your future holds with a fun Victorian-style divination. Free.
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