Spooky-Fun Halloween and Day of the Dead Events in Old Strathcona

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Halloween fun is more than just trick-or-treating for the kids! There are plenty of activities, performances, markets, and tours in Old Strathcona for all ages to enjoy during this highlgy anticiapted time of year. We’ve compiled a list of upcoming events and attractions that are all within walking distance of your home here at Southpark on Whyte! Keep reading to discover your Halloween plans in the neighbourhood.



Hunting for a gift idea for that Halloween-obsessed friend? These upcoming October markets are a great opportunity to explore that spooky, gothic side with incredible vendors, artists, and services!

The Cauldron Market

October 28 @ 11:00 am – October 29 @ 4:00 pm

The Cauldron Market's last Edmonton stop for 2023 happens this month at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, Canada)—only a 15-minute walk from Southpark on Whyte. You'll find more than twenty-five witchy and wonderful artisans, artists, vendors, taro readers, and more at this FREE event. 


The Witchery Market

October 20 @ 4:00 pm – October 22 @ 4:00 pm 

The Witchery Market is a must-see event for lovers of the unique, unusual, and magic. Featuring witchy vendors, crafts and artists, tarot readers, psychics, and free presentations. The event is FREE to attend and is located at the Acacia Hall (10433 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, Canada)—only a 7 minute walk from Southpark on Whyte. 



Looking for a night of entertainment? These events feature musical performances, storytelling, and even a bit of history in Old Strathcona!


A Haunting at the OSPAC

October 31 @ 7:00 pm – 12:00 am 

Enjoy a night of spooky music, strange instruments, and spirits at the Old Strathcona Performing Arts Centre (8426 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, Canada)—only a 15-minute walk from Southpark on Whyte. This event is presented by the Cosmopolitan Music Society, featuring performances from the CMS Tuesday Band & Jazz Orchestra, with special guests BORDEAUX and a horror story reading. Costumes are encouraged!


Haunted Pub Tour

Fridays & Saturdays @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Take a Haunted Pub Crawl tour of Old Strathcona featuring award-winning storytellers and excellent venues. This event is for 18+ and does not include the price of food and drink. The scheduled stops change with each tour, but all locations are within walking distance of Southpark on Whyte. 


Cocktails & Murder Mystery

October 31 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Hexagon Board Game Cafe (10750 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Canada) is hosting "Blood on the Clocktower," an evening of cocktails and murder mystery in an interactive social deduction game of good vs. evil. The cafe will be decorated for an immersive experience—just a 5-minute walk from Southpark on Whyte. 


Tequila Tasting Dinner at El Cortez Cantina

November 2 @ 6:30 pm 

Come celebrate the Day of the Dead at El Cortez Cantina with industry experts and hosts Mauricio Estrada (Forzza Wine & Spirits) and Lucas Lestus (El Tequilńeo) for an evening of Tequila and Mezcal tasting paired with snacks and tacos. Your hosts will share education and entertainment in a casual, interactive environment featuring 12 different Tequilas and Mezcals. This event is 18+ and is only an 11-minute walk from Southpark on Whyte.



Whatever you're planning for the spooky season, Southpark on Whyte is your safe and cozy retreat at the end of the night. With plenty of venues, amenities, and attractions within a 15-minute walk of your apartment, Southpark is your home in the heart of Edmonton's old Strathcona neighbourhood

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