If you thought you'd seen it all this month, think again, because Kamloops is serving up a bewitching selection of events that will have you howling with delight. From crafting with spirits to paddling with witches, and dancing the night away in the Haus of the Living Dead, it's a thrilling lineup. Join us as we dive into these ten hair-raising happenings that will keep your October spirits high!
Halloween Sip and Craft Night With Second Chance Thrift Store
October 21st from 5:30-7:30 PM
Prepare for a creative collision of the eerie and artistic at the Halloween Sip and Craft event hosted by the Second Chance team. This 19+ affair combines the vintage charm of thrifting with the spine-tingling excitement of Halloween-themed painting. For just $45 a ticket, you'll get everything you need to craft a masterpiece, including canvas, paint, and guidance from two talented artists. But that's not all – sip on a complimentary glass of wine to fuel your inner artist, enjoy exclusive shopping time at their thrift store, and have a chance to win a fantastic Sip and Craft gift basket. It's a masterpiece in the making! Grab your tickets here.
Witch's Paddle On Pinantan
Family friendly, October 21st at 12:00 PM
Get ready to embrace your inner witch and join the Witch's Paddle on Pinantan. Don your most enchanting witch's hat and, if you're feeling extra crafty, deck out your boards, kayaks, or boats with all things spooky. They'll even provide the grooviest soundtrack with spooky tunes. This event is family-friendly and open to everyone, so bring along your little wizards and let the magic take over. Set your broomsticks for Saturday, October 21st located at 3048 McCreight Rd, Pinantan Lake.
Haus of The Living Dead
October 27th at 9:00 PM
Are you ready to unleash your inner ghoul? Grab your favourite costume, summon your friends, and descend into the dark and eerie depths of the Haus of Living Dead. Tumbleweed Lounge at Plaza Hotel is the chilling location for a night that's destined to be a graveyard smash. It's where the music is alive, the spirits are restless, and the dance floor is calling your name. Tickets are just $33.28, and you can purchase them here.
Skaraoke Halloween Party
October 28th at 7:00 PM
Why not cap off your spooktacular month with the Skaraoke Halloween Party at The Office Pub & Grill? It's a night of 'boo's and fun with prizes up for grabs, costumes to flaunt, and plenty of dancing to be had. You'll be singing 'til the witches come home!
Spooktacular Science at Big Little Science Centre
Family Friendly, October 28th, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Get ready for a day filled with spooktacular science at the BIG Little Science Centre. The whole family is in for a treat with hands-on Halloween-themed activities. Plus, catch two awesomely eerie Halloween shows at 11:00 AM and 1:30 PM. And here's a sweet treat: kids in costumes enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult.
Hoppy Halloween at Bright Eye Brewing
October 28th, 6:00 PM
Bright Eye Brewing is turning four, and they're throwing a Halloween bash to remember. Enjoy cocktails mixed up by Nigel's Speakeasy and delicious ‘I Scream’ sando treats from Waffle Laundry, featuring North Shore's very own Via Lattea Gelato. Plus, compete for prizes with your spookiest Halloween costume. The best part? It's all free, no tickets required!
Free Family Flick - Hocus Pocus
Family Friendly, October 28th, 2:00 PM
Swing by The Paramount for a free screening of the Halloween classic, ‘Hocus Pocus’ Doors open one hour before the film, and you can reserve your free ticket online or just show up on the day. Concession will be open with regular pricing, so grab some popcorn and get ready to be spellbound by the Sanderson sisters.
Far & Wide Halloween Party
Family (& Pet!) Friendly, October 28th + 29th
This spooky party will have you dabbling in the mystical arts with tarot readings and vintage Ouija board sessions, all while you groove to a festive playlist at Far & Wide. Trick-or-Treat Mystery Bags are available for purchase, and there's inclusive trick-or-treating for people of every age. And yes, even your four-legged friends are welcome!
Halloween DJ Brunch
October 29th, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Get ready to boogie down this Halloween with DJ Sarah Cuzzetto! The Twisted Steak team will be serving up spooky beats and delicious brunch delights. Don your scariest costumes and bring your friends because it's time to dance, eat, and make unforgettable memories. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased here.
Halloween Face Painting at Kamloops Art Party
Family Friendly, October 31st, 1:00 PM
Looking to elevate your Halloween costume to the next level? Come visit Kamloops Art Party for a day of spooktacular Halloween Face Painting! Get ready to transform into your favourite ghouls, monsters, or superheroes with the team’s talented face painters. Choose from full face paint for intricate designs or partial face paint for a unique twist. For tickets and time slots, check out the details here.
Get ready to embrace the spooky, the mysterious, and the deliciously eerie this October. Don’t forget to tag us on your adventures @tourismkamloops and use the hashtag #ExploreKamloops.
To be in the know of all the local spooky happenings, keep an eye out on our Spookloops page and remember to download your 'Loops Explorer Pass to take advantage of discounts at all your favourite local gems.