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?

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 ‘Spooktacular Family Halloween Events in Halifax. 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 29- October 8): This national, multidisciplinary arts festival showcases and celebrates innovative work by Indigenous artists and artists of colour across Canada.

Nocturne Halifax: Art at Night (October 12-15): 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.

McNabs Island Fall Foliage Tours (Sunday, October 15): Join the Friends of McNabs Island Society for our Fall Foliage Tours of McNabs Island. See the island in its autumn splendour and participate in guided heritage, nature, adventure or family tours.

Halifax Diwali Party (October 28): Join in the celebration of Diwali- with cultural vendors, family fun, performances, food, music, and more!

Curbside Giveaway Weekend (October 14-15): FREE up some space and get some FREE stuff on Halifax’s curbside giveaway weekend. Check their new interactive map!

Hal-Con Sci-Fi Fantasy Convention 2022 (October 27-29): 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!