The Baron’s 2016 Halloween Guide

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Just when you thought the 2016 could not possibly get any worse, Halloween falls on a Monday.

But do not panic just yet! While there may not be a ton of Monday night festivities, there are plenty of Halloween themed events leading up to Halloween night! Here are a few of those events as well as some tips to have the best Halloween ever!


Spooky Saturdays at the New Brunswick Museumgiphy-2

Every Saturday this October, the New Brunswick Museum will be having special family activities all day, some of which include crafts, gallery tours and baking activities. The current temporary exhibit is called “Always Loved, Never Forgotten: Death and Mourning in Acadia,” which features popular traditions and religious practices surrounding death in Acadia from the mid-19th and 20th centuries. Spooky Saturdays runs from 10-4 and cost $6 for students.

Tenant Pumpkin Carving Contestgiphy

Starting the 28th of October, Market Square will play host to the annual Tenant Pumpkin Carving Contest. Until the 31st, the tenants of Market Square will create spooky, crazy and original pumpkins and will allow the residents of Saint John to vote on their favourite pumpkins in the Market Square Atrium.

3rd Annual Boardwalk Halloween Party


The Rock of Saint John (Rock 88.9) and Market Square will be hosting the 3rd Annual Halloween Party on October 29th. Ben Rama and DJ Bones are providing the entertainment and there will be a $1000 Pumpkin Smash. Festivities begin at 8 pm and include live music, prizes, free face painting and more!

Fur Ball Spook Halloween Party

Photo: Evolve Music Festival
Photo: Evolve Music Festival

Starting at 6 P.M. on the 29th, the Pub Down Under will be hosting Jinx the Cat for a special Maritimes Show. There will be a costume contest, live art and a small artisan market in the pub throughout the night. Tickets are 20$ at the door or can be bought at the pub beforehand for 15$.

Sea Dogs Hockey Home Game

Photo: Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press
Photo: Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press

Although not entirely Halloween related, the Sea Dogs do have a home game against the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday, October 30th. Puck drops at 4 P.M. which gives you plenty of time to work on any last minute Halloween decorations afterwards.

Retro film Series Presents: Halloween (1978)halloweenstill

On October 31st, the Imperial Theatre in uptown Saint John will be screening Halloween. Show starts at 7 pm and tickets are 10$ which can be bought at the door.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.