Brooklyn Winterburn snacks on one of her Halloween treats in the middle of a graveyard during a previous Town of Qualicum Beach’s Halloween celebration.

Halloween festivities abound in Parksville Qualicum Beach area

From aerial shows to trick or treating, there’s plenty of event options for all ages

Looking for something to do as Halloween approaches?

Here’s a list of Halloween-themed events happening in the region — on the 31st and leading up to the big day. If you’d like to have your event added online, email editor@pqbnews.com.

Oct.24

Building Learning Together is hosting their by donation Spooktacular event for children aged zero to 10. Crafts, games, hot dogs and apple cider will be available from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Story Book Village. (744 Primrose St., Qualicum Beach.)

Oct. 26

Circus Freaks are putting on a Halloween aerial show with students and guest performers from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.. Tickets are $20. (425 Stanford Ave. E #117, Parksville.)

The Errington Hall is putting on their annual costume Halloween dance. The theme this year is 1970s and 1980s, funk-rock band Raincity will provide on-theme live music.Tickets to the all ages show are $20 at Cranky Dog Music, Heaven on Earth and Errington store or can be purchased for $22.50 online. (1390 Errington Rd., Errington.)

Oct. 30

Ravensong Aquatic Centre is hosting a Halloween Howl Swim from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ghosts and goblins with tricks and games will be at the pool, and a pinata bash will finish off the night. (737 Jones St., Qualicum Beach.)

Oct. 31

The FosterPark Pumpkin Walk will start at 7 p.m. and go until 9 p.m. this year with free goodie bags, hot chocolate and $1 hot dogs. More than 400 pumpkins carved by local students will be on display. (Foster Park, Parksville.)

The Town of Qualicum Beach Halloween Celebration and fireworks will start at 6:30 p.m. and go til 8 p.m. at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre. A spooktacular night with a spooky pumpkin walk, bonfire, fireworks display, hotdogs, and treats for all. Hosted by the Town of Qualicum Beach and Qualicum Beach Volunteer Firefighters. (747 Jones St., Qualicum Beach.)

The 51st annual Coombs Candy Walk is a jungle-themed indoor trick or treat walk held at the Arrowsmith Agricultural Grounds from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This year also includes two haunted houses (a scary one hosted by the Ballenas dry grad committee and a toddler-friendly one), a cake walk, concession and an end of night fireworks display. All ages are welcome. Concession is by donation to support next year’s event. (1014 Ford Rd., Coombs)

Other events include: Trick or treating in downtown Qualicum Beach from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; the Qualicum Cat Rescue Halloween Fundraiser at the Pheasant Golf Course; and The Errington Hallowe’en Pumpkin Trail from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Errington Hall.

Oct. 26 and Oct. 31

Cloudhead Games is presenting a haunted house at the QB Civic Centre on Oct. 26 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Oct. 31 from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jump scare actors will be at the house, so enter with caution! Admission is $2, with all proceeds going towards Big Brothers and Sisters of Central Vancouver Island. (747 Jones St., Qualicum Beach.)

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter 

Just Posted

Handmade for Hope proposal at Orca Place denied by council

Motion carried to allow use of the former temporary shelter space as exercise room instead

Ballenas Whalers advance to junior varsity Subway Bowl title game

Parksville squad will play for provincial high school football crown

BCHL: Alberni Valley Bulldogs drop a close game in Parksville

Spruce Kings come back from a 3-0 deficit to win 4-3

Language showcase at Qualicum Beach Museum

2019 is the year of Indigenous languages

VIDEO: ‘Climate emergency’ is Oxford’s 2019 Word of the Year

Other words on the shortlist included ‘extinction,’ ‘climate denial’ and ‘eco-anxiety’

Canucks erupt with 5 power-play goals in win over Nashville

Vancouver ends three-game slide with 6-3 triumph over Predators

Nanaimo man caught with more than 200,000 child porn images to be sentenced

Crown says Aaron Macrae recorded video of children on buses and at his workplace

Vancouver Island hunters may have harvested deer in area known for chronic wasting disease

Conservation officers make urgent request to public for any information

65-million-year-old triceratops makes its debut in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old dinosaur

B.C. widow suing health authority after ‘untreatable’ superbug killed her husband

New Public Agency Health report puts Canadian death toll at 5,400 in 2018

Changes to B.C. building code address secondary suites, energy efficiency

Housing Minister Selina Robinson says the changes will help create more affordable housing

Security guard at Kamloops music festival gets three years for sexually assaulting concertgoer

Shawn Christopher Gray walked the woman home after she became seperated from her friends, court heard

Most Read