Get ready for family fun and great events this October! There are corn mazes, farm events, Fall activities, and of course… lots of crazy fun events going on to celebrate Halloween. The East Coast boasts some of the best Fall weather in the country so if you are looking to spend some time in the great outdoors, check out our ‘Ultimate Guide to Corn Mazes and Pumpkin Patches near Halifax’ and ‘Great Places to go Apple-Picking With Your Family near Halifax’. What fall season would be complete without a trip to a market or craft fair to jump-start your holiday shopping? We’ve got a list of the “Best Markets in HRM” for you to keep in your back pocket when you are ready to shop for the best artisanal goods that Atlantic Canada has to offer.

Our month-at-a-glance listing for October only includes single events and does not include Halloween Events that are scheduled for multiple dates. For all the best family Halloween events, check out our ‘2022 Ultimate Guide to Spooktacular Family Halloween Events in Halifax and Beyond’. It’s packed with fun events for the young and young-at-heart that promise to be spooktacular fun for the whole family.

The Prismatic Arts Festival (September 26- October 9, 2022): This national, multidisciplinary arts festival showcases and celebrates innovative work by Indigenous artists and artists of colour across Canada.

The Wiggles (October 3, 2022): These tickets went fast! If you were one of the lucky ones to get your tickets the moment they went on sale, this is sure to be a memorable day for you and your family.

Nocturne Halifax: Art at Night (October 13-15): Enjoy a nocturnal perspective of art in the streets of Halifax and Dartmouth. This FREE festival includes family-friendly exhibits staged across galleries and public spaces of downtown Halifax and Dartmouth. Check out the program guide for all the details.

Halifax Diwali Party (October 14, 15, 16): Join in the celebration of Diwali, the Festival of Lights – with cultural vendors, family fun, performances, food, music, and more!

Wee-Cycle Consignment Sale (October 15): Head to Tantallon for some of the best bargains in town – children’s clothing, footwear, toys, books, bedding, baby essentials, outdoor fun, and much more, all at a fraction of retail price! *Cancelled*

Curbside Giveaway Weekend (October 15-16): FREE up some space and get some FREE stuff on Halifax’s curbside giveaway weekend. Check their new interactive map!

Dartmouth Handcrafters’ Guild Christmas Craft Festival (October 21-23): If Halloween isn’t your thing, you can move right along to the Christmas season at the Dartmouth Handcrafters’ Guild 2021 Holiday Craft Show

Spooks (October 29): Join in the spooky fun and get in the Halloween Spirit with the Unicorn Theatre’s Halloween production of ‘Spooks’!

Maritime Artisans Fall Craft Fair (October 22): Check out the 4th annual Maritime Artisans Fall Craft Fair in Cole Harbour. Shop local for a unique array of locally made treasures by talented artisans!

Hal-Con Sci-Fi Fantasy Convention 2022 (October 28-30): Make your way to the Halifax Convention Centre for a weekend full of out-of-this-world fun at Hal-Con. Dust off your fanciest cosplay, meet celebrity guests, play a large selection of games, and have as much fun as you can

Don’t forget, in addition to the events above, there are lots of ongoing activities at these great Halifax attractions:
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, Discovery Centre, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Museum of Natural HistoryAfricville Museum, Halifax Central LibraryArt Gallery of Nova ScotiaShearwater Avaiation Museum, Ross Farm Museum and Shubenacadie Wildlife Farm

Be sure to visit our calendar for current events happening in your community. Have a fantastic October everyone!