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.

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


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.)

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