Free Halloween Events in Toronto and the GTA for Kids

Nope, it's not a trick! From festivals and fairs to parades and parties, these free Halloween events are a treat the entire family (and your wallet) can enjoy!

Boo! It’s time for trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and candy scarfing, and we've got the devilish deets on where to find the best Toronto and GTA events in October for families. The even better news? These Halloween events are completely free!

Pumpkinville at Greenwood Conservation Area
October 18, 2014 - 11:00 am until 5:00 pm
Join us for free family Fall fun at Pumpkinville. There'll be the popular Haunted House, Tom's No Frills Pumpkin Patch, pumpkin carving, marshmallow roasting, petting zoo, hay jumping, PIckering Museum Village, train rides, the Bell Kids Zone, and the RBC Learn to Play Zone.
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BOO! at the Barns
October 25, 2014 - 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm
Frightful fun for the whole family! Get excited for our biggest event of the year – a family-friendly evening with food, drinks, and activities for people of all ages. Enter our haunted house – if you dare! – and strut your stuff in your Halloween costume. Find out your future with a tarot card reading, dance with our stilt walkers, and get a professional portrait taken to remember the night. Boo! At the Barns. It’s destined to be a frightfully good time. The event is free, and we will be selling tickets for you to enjoy all of the wonderful food and activities.
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Halloween Boo Bash at Kidz360
October 25 2014 - 12:30 pm until 3:00 pm
Come by with the whole family for this free special event! Get ready for the biggest ever Kidz360 Annual BOO BASH! We will be hosting the largest Outdoor Haunted House in the Junction along with a candy tent, pumpkin carving, and a bouncy castle! Stop by anytime between 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm to join in on the fun and for a chance to win our costume contest. Free event.
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Halloween Hoot and Boo Barn at Riverdale Farm
October 25, 2014 to Oct 26, 2014 - 9:30 am until 3:30 pm
Halloween Hoot and Boo Barn is a ghoulish and ghastly celebration geared towards children aged 3 to 10. Wear your costume, find the pumpkin patch, purchase your own pumpkin and carve it on site. Please bring a non-perishable food Item for the local food bank. All Proceeds support Riverdale Farm. Admission is free. Everyone welcome!
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The Junction Pumpkinfest
October 25, 2014 - 2:00 pm until 6:00 pm
The annual Junction Pumpkinfest is an all day event on Saturday October 25th. There will be plenty of treats and activities throughout the neighbourhood with participating businesses. As well, there will be pumpkin carving and even more activities at The Junction Train Platform from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Free event!
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Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade
October 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm
The Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween parade is deadicated to having free and inclusive events that celebrate Halloween, Zombies, and Horror Culture. On October 25th join over 10,000 zombies, monsters, and otherworldly beings for the 12th Annual Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade! Free event.
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Halloween Bed Race & Pumpkinfest in the Kingsway
October 26, 2014 - 10:00 am until 1:00 pm
This year, there's double the fun. Two events in one day! Join us for a family friendly day packed with tons of activities for everyone! Dress up and come and join in the activities! Live entertainment, bed race, pumpkin decorating judging, and much more. Free admission.
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Toronto West Halloween Fest
October 26, 2014
Celebrate Halloween and heroes with us at Toronto West Halloween Fest! On Sunday, October 26, join your family, friends, and neighbours and be part of Toronto’s best and most exciting Halloween event. Presented by Scotiabank, the 3nd Annual Toronto West Halloween Fest is even bigger and better this year. Scotiabank is proud to present this free event for the community with lots of things to do and see in support of St. Joe's great care close to home.
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Halloween on Queen
October 26, 2014 - 12:00 pm until 4:00 pm
Halloween on Queen, presented by The Beach Village businesses, at Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens, noon to 4:00 pm. Face painting and Halloween hair-do’s, pumpkin decorating and carving contests, music, stilt walker, fortune tellers, Zero Gravity Circus performers, Scot Free and mind-reading magician, Rob Testa, prizes, and more. Costume parade is at 2:00 pm from Kew Gardens to Ivan Forrest Gardens. Free.
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Halloween Star Party at the Ontario Science Centre
October 30, 2014 - 7:30 pm until 10:00 pm
This year’s Halloween Star Party will be themed around Hollywood frights. "It’s all about scary movies," said Acting Astronomy Researcher/Programmer Mathieu Ranger. The event promises a costume parade for kids (and kids at heart) to show off their scary costumes... possibly on a red carpet. There will be workshops that teach the science about some traditional and creepy movie effects. Admission is free.
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Spooktacular Dog Walk
October 31, 2014 - 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
The Village Dog Pack presents the 2nd annual Spooktacular Dog Walk! Come join the pack for a fun filled walk around Liberty Village. This is a dress-up event – now's your chance to get your doggie in the Halloween spirit. Costumes are not required but are highly suggested – wouldn't want to be the "odd dog out!" The Brown Hound Pet Treat Company will be providing treats for all of our trick or treaters as well as a special prize for the doggie with the best costume! Free event.
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3rd Annual Mimico Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2014 - 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Say farewell to Halloween with an enchanted evening. You're invited to bring your Jack-O-Lanterns to light up Mimico Square and Amos Waites Park on Saturday November 1st beginning at 6:00 pm. Please bring your own candles. Volunteers will help light the Jack-O-Lanterns and load the Pumpkins into bins for composting the following morning. Free event.
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Old Town Toronto Halloween Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2014 - 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm
The pumpkins are coming to St. James Park! Bring your jack-o-lanterns and join the St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood BIA and the communities of Old Town Toronto in a Pumpkin Parade along the pathways of St. James Park. Electronic tea lights will be provided. Hot chocolate and hot apple cider will be served (free while supplies last). Enjoy a special Halloween storytime in the gazebo, courtesy of the Toronto Public Library, St. Lawrence branch. Free event.
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