A Fang-tastic Halloween in #SJTownsByTheBay

October 21, 2022

Double double, toil and trouble - something thrilling is brewing this Halloween!

Whether you're a dare devil looking to test your limits at a spine-chilling event or are seeking a more family-friendly way to celebrate, let Saint John & the Towns by the Bay put a spell on you this spooky season. 👻

Dia de los Muertos Saint John

October 29th, starting at 6PM

Art, color, creativity, and community come together at the inaugural Dia de los Muertos Saint John festival! Take to the streets of uptown Saint John and enjoy ballet performances, art installations, a DJ party, and much more. Looking to express your artistic side? Dress up as a Catrina or Catrin and enter the Catrina contest at Five and Dime. Don't miss out on this unique celebration of culture and Mexican heritage!

Haunted Walks & Tours

Various times and locations

October 22nd, 4PM - 7PM: Prepare to scare the streets of uptown Saint John at this year's Saint John Zombie Walk! Dress in your best (or worst 💀) zombie costume, take pictures with other zombies at the Old (Loyalist) Burial Ground, and bring a non-perishable food item or cash donation in support of Romero House.


October 26th - 31st, various times: For the faint of heart and the ultimate thrill seekers, Rockwood Park's Haunted Campground is sure to provide entertainment for all this Halloween. Attend before 7pm for a low scare option, or visit between 7pm and 9pm for bigger scares. Get your tickets before they're all sold out.


October 28th, 6:30PM: The Town of Quispamsis is about to get a lot scarier with Dark in the Park at the Arts and Culture Centre. Join David Goss from 6:30PM to 8PM on a haunted trail with stories using Kim McAdam's poems.


October 29th, 5PM - 9PM: It's all a bunch of hocus pocus at Grand Bay-Westfield's Trail of Terror - a haunted walk for all ages! Looking for a different way to be involved? Bring your pre-carved pumpkin to the event to be judged for your chance to win one of three gift cards to a local business.

Fun for Little Witches, Goblins & Ghouls

Various times and locations

October 29th, 11AM: Visit the West Branch of the Saint John Public Library for a wickedly good time at a Halloween Family Movie, featuring The Addams Family 2.


October 30th, 2PM - 3PM: 🎶 Hail to the pumpkin song 🎶 at the Town of Hampton's Halloween Costume Skate! Wear your favourite costume and jam out to some spine-tingling tunes on the ice.


October 30th, 3PM - 4PM: Have a fa-boo-lous time at Rothesay's Halloween Costume Skating Party! Dress in your spookiest costume and enjoy face painting, hot chocolate, treats and more!

Not-So-Family-Friendly Frights 

Various times and locations

October 26th & October 27th, 7PM: No tricks, just treats at Yip Cider's Halloween Special Shows, featuring James Mullinger and Ethan Ash! Get your tickets now, while you still can!


October 29th, 7:30PM: Put the spook in spooky this Halloween at HELL O WEEN - A Ghoulesque Production. Glamour, scares, treats, mystery and more! The Kent Theatre may be haunted forever after this. Maybe it already is...


October 29th, 8PM: Head to uptown Saint John's waterfront for the creepiest EDM dance party in town. Featuring spooky sets by Atticus, DJ J-Demi, EHJ, and Freewill; A Nightmare on Water Street is a can't-miss event!


October 29th, 8PM: Get spooky with a couple boo-skis at Hampton Brewing Company's Halloween Dance Party - their first outdoor dance party ever!


October 29th, 9PM: Dance the night away at Dancing Dead - The Phoenix Halloween Costume Party. With music by Penalty Box and Sidekick, drink specials, door prizes, and a grand prize of $1000 for the best costume, there's a reason this event is back by popular demand!


October 31st, 7PM: Thrill seekers and movie buffs - this event is for you! Head to the Imperial Theatre for a Halloween Double Bill, featuring Dracula (1931) with live music from Resonance Music/Symphony NB, and The Exorcist (1973).

Land acknowledgement

The Saint John Region is situated on the traditional and unceded territory of the Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati Nations. This territory is covered by Peace and Friendship Treaties signed with the British Crown in the 1700s. The treaties did not surrender the territory and resources, but recognized Wolastoqiyik, Mi’Kmaq, and Peskotomuhkati title, and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency pays respect to the elders, past and present, and descendants of this land, and is committed to moving forward in the spirit of truth, collaboration, and reconciliation.