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Kelowna Corn Maze

When: Now until Nov 1st, 2013, 10am-11pm,
Activities: Corn Maze and more
Where: 575 Valley Road Kelowna
Cost: Day Maze $3, Night Maze $5

Contact: #250-869-9495, [email protected],

Spooky Swamp Swim

When: Oct 19th, 6-9pm
What: Halloween themed games on deck, sweet treats, and a chance to visit the creepy cave
Where: Johnson Bentley Pool
Cost: $3 per person

Contact: 250-768-4442

Bunnicula: Bumbershoot Children’s Theatre

When: 9 shows between Oct 18th - Oct 27th (2pm and 6:30pm)
Cost: For tickets call their box office at 778-478-0142 or swing by their office at 125, 1295 Cannery Lane

Halloween Puppet Show @ ORL Downtown Kelowna Branch

When: Oct 23rd, 6:30pm,  Oct 24/25th @ 11am,
What: Halloween Puppet Show for Little Ghosts and Ghouls aged 3-6pm.
Cost: Free but get your tickets ahead of time from the Children’s Information Desk or call 250-762-2800

Halloween Monster Bash

Where: Springvalley Elementary School (470 Ziprick Road)
When: October 23rd, 2013. Doors open at 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
What: All ages Haunted House, Touch & Feel Alley, Creepy Cake Walk, Craft Stations, Inflatable Slide and Shooting Gallery and a Concession open for dinner.
Cost: Minimum $2 donation per person and station tickets .25 each. 

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Haunted Hall in East Kelowna

When: October 25th - Oct 31st, 6-9pm nightly
What: Hall of Horrors

Cost: $5 (which goes towards the ongoing restoration of the East Kelowna Hall)

Family Pumpkin Carving Night @ Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs

When: Oct 23rd, 5:30-7:30pm
What: Let us (B&G club) provide the tools for your and your child to get creative and carve an exciting Jack-O-Lantern! Pumpkins are provided

Cost: Register in advance, for more information call #250.762.3914

10th Annual Halloween Haunt

Where: Kelowna & District Safety Council
When: October 26th, 12-3pm

What: Wear your costume and enjoy a cauldron of fun for the whole family! A safe alternative to Trick-Or-Treating! A variety of Halloween-themed crafts, games, and activities. Mostly outdoor event, so dress for the weather. Includes slice of pizza and juice for all ticket-holders and a goodie bag for the kids.

Cost: $4

http://www.kdsc.bc.ca/childrens-programs-halloween.php

Greater Vernon Museum and Archives

When: October 26th, 1-3pm
What: This drop-in event will be filled with games, crafts, fun and treats for the kids.
Where: 3009 32nd Ave

Cost: by donation but call 250-542-3142 to register

CupCasions Pump-kids Halloween Craft Event

When: October 26th, Hourly between 9am-1pm
What: Family fun creating a craft, facepainting, cupcake decorating and more
Cost: $5 per child, this event sells out every year so call them right away if your interested. #250-860-3690

Here is the Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/182952718557337/

Family Monster Bash

When: Oct 27th, 1-4pm
Where: Capital News Centre
What: Join us for some FREE Family Halloween FUN at the Capital News Centre!

  • Free Skate 1:00-3:30pm
  • Active Games on fields
  • Bouncy house
  • Fun Halloween games
  • Face painting
  • Cookie Decorating
  • Prizes & treats
  • Skate rentals are available & concession will be open

Recommended for ages 2-12

Cost: non-perishable food item for the Kelowna Community Food Bank. Skate rentals are an additional cost.

Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Walk - West Kelowna 

When: Oct 27th, 5-8pm
Where: Gellatly Regional Park, 2375 Whitworth Road
What: Bring a carved pumpkin and a flashlight for a Spooktacular Pumpkin Walk
Cost: Donation to the West Kelowna Food Bank

More info: Your carved pumpkins can be dropped off on Sunday October 27th between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Please remember to bring a L.E.D tea light candle or similar device to light your pumpkin. The pumpkins will be lit and placed alongside the trails in the historic nut orchard. Then from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., stroll the paths and view the display of jack-o-lanterns. Cast your vote for the best pumpkin and drop off a donation to the food bank. Hot drinks will also be available and remember to wear your Halloween costume!

FYI: The Lantern Fest in Vernon is canceled :(
This event looked really interesting but it seems that it is canceled so if you were planning on going you can look forward to it in 2014 - http://caetaniculturalcentre.org/art-events/lantern-fest/

 

Trick or Treat with the Kelowna Museums

When: Oct 31st, 4-7pm
Where: Kelowna Museums, 470 Queensway Avenue
Cost: Free
For more info call 250-763-2417

3rd Annual Okanagan Roller Derby Halloween Bout & Party: White vs Black

Oct 26th Two events really
The bout at Sunplex, Kids 10 and under are free, Adults are $10

The afterparty is adults only (info below)


Halloween Events (Adults)

Haunted Howler Comedy Fest

When: Oct 31st
Where: Kelowna Community Theatre
Cost: $24.25 or $19.25 for students, http://selectyourtickets.com/event.php?event_id=1087

 

What: The Haunted Howler will feature four (4) top-notch comics from across Canada for a night of dark comedy that will keep you howling with laughter! But, the fun doesn't stop there! In full Halloween fashion, there will be a costume contest, Halloween treats, Live DJ, adult beverages and a full-blown haunted house to keep you entertained!

 

Oct 25th, Horror Fest @ the Habitat

HorrorFest is the Okanagan’s premiere horror film festival event. Come support the twisted minds of the Okanagan’s finest filmmakers while enjoying a frightful night of films, live music, drinks, food, and lots of BLOOD & GORE!! HorrorFest is a costume party and a 19+ event ONLY! Come have a bloody good time at this great alternative event for your Halloween fun!

HorrorFest will be held at The Habitat (248 Leon Ave, Kelowna) on Friday, October 25th 2013. Doors will open at 8pm, Films start at 9pm.

Tickets are $12 at the door – $5 for OSIF members (must show membership card)
$10 Early bird special in advance at Leo’s Video -2680 Pandosy St.

 

Oct 25th Aliens and 80’s

Live DJ  •  Dance Party  •  Costume Contest  •  Sci-Fi Buffet
Art Exhibitions  •  Silent Auction  •  Prizes  •  Cash Bar

Tickets are $20 for members and $30 for non-members

For more information: http://kelownaartgallery.com/events/go-party-8-aliens-and-80s/

 

3rd Annual Okanagan Roller Derby Halloween Bout & Party: White vs Black

When: Bout Oct 26th 6:30-8pm, After Party 8pm
What: Rollerderby fun, music, beer, and dancing (costumes required for the party)
Cost: $10 for each event or both events for $20
For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/201969116648302/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular

An Avant - Garde Masqqerade Ball

When:Friday, October 25th, 8pm- Midnight
Cost $50
Location TBA (interesting eh!) but I would assume its in the Vernon area
Dress Code - Semi formal to formal and mask required. Door prizes and prize for best mask
Full info on their fb event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1443242182566864/



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About the Author

Ryan Donn is a singer/songwriter, event producer, digital creative, and Councillor at the City of Kelowna

I love creating songs, which have been used by the Terry Fox Run, Kelowna’s Centennial Celebration, or heard on various local radio stations. 

In the past few years, I've focused on creating community events including Music in the Park, New York New Years, Castanet’s Free Family Skate, Talented Kids, Talented Kelowna, and others.

Originally from Scotland, I’ve lived in Kelowna for over 20 years. My wife, Kimberly, and our two daughters, Lyla and Bella, share our home with Tom (adult with diverse abilities).

In 2014, I was elected to Kelowna City Council. 

Opinions are my own, and don't represent the City of Kelowna, Festivals Kelowna or Creative Okanagan. 

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