Free (or Cheap) Halloween Events 2018

What's the one way to make Halloween celebrations even sweeter? Make it Free! In Toronto and the GTA, there are many no-cost Halloween celebrations.

Here's the roundup of Free or Cheap Halloween events for kids this year!

October Weekends at Scarborough Museum
October 6, 2018 to October 28, 2018
Let's get spooky at Scarborough Museum! Halloween is just around the corner and we've got you covered. Make a decoupage lantern and ghostly craft to decorate your home. Devil's Food Cake and Witches Brew (don’t worry it's just apple cider!) are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Admission is Pay What You Can!
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Pumpkinville! Free Event!
October 13, 2018
Free admission! This fall event has been a community favourite for years. Activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, No Frill's Pumpkin Patch, inflatable rides, Haunted House, children's activities, live entertainment, interactive experiences and more.
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Boo at the Zoo
October 20, 2017 to October 28, 2018
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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Halloween Boo Barn at Riverdale Farm
October 21, 2018
Get spooky at Riverdale Farm! Admission is free and everyone is welcome. Great for kids aged 3-9. Face painting and crafts. Find the pumpkin patch! Carve on-site, collect your seeds and take them home. No mess or fuss. Tools are provided, no cost to carve.
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Legacy of Horror Charity Haunt
October 26, 2018 to October 31, 2018
Fear we go again. Markham's Best Residential Haunted House - Featuring ‘CarnEVIL’, ‘The Playroom’, ‘Zombie Apocalypse’, ‘Mad Science’, ‘Lockdown’, and more. This event is one of a kind. Many of the props are hand made, designed, engineered and sculpted from scratch. You will see things here that you’ll not see anywhere else. Free event. Donations accepted for Sick Kids.
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Halloween Slime’tacular at Indigo & Chapters
October 27, 2018
Come dressed up and join our Halloween Parade! Enjoy our colour changing Slime Time station and enter for your chance to win a Goosebumps giveaway. Free.
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Riverside Halloween Fest & Fundraiser
October 27, 2018
Each year, on the last Saturday in October, kids (of all ages, dogs welcome too!) can dress up and join the fun of Riverside’s Halloween Fest – whether it’s your alter-ego, superhero, or just as a mere form of expression – come out and enjoy! Free.
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Halloween Fun at Rouge Valley Conservation Centre
October 27, 2018
Lots of friendly activities for the kids. Haunted house... visit if you DARE!! Marshmallows and Campfire. Kids wear their costumes for a chance to win a prize! Tickets $5.
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Bata Shoe Museum Halloween Extravaganza
October 27, 2018 to October 28, 2018
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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Toronto West Halloween Fest
October 28, 2018
Celebrate Halloween with your family and neighbours on Sunday, October 28th in Bloor West Village. There will be loads of entertainment and activities for the kids. Free.
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Mimico Pumpkin Parade
November 1, 2018
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, 2018
Join us on Thursday, November 1st from 6-7:30pm for our annual Halloween Pumpkin Parade!  Display your creative jack-o-lantern, 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 1, 2018
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 includes cooking demonstrations in the historic kitchen, hot apple cider and treats. Discover what your future holds with a fun Victorian-style divination. Free.
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Check back for more events! This page will be updated as more events become available.

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