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!
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 Contest
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 $1000 Pumpkin Smash. Festivities begin at 8 pm and include live music, prizes, free face painting and more!
Fur Ball Spook Halloween Party
Starting at 6 P.M. on the 29th, the Pub Down Under will be hosting Jinx the Cat for a special Maritimes Show. There will be a costume contest, live art and a small artisan market in the pub throughout the night. Tickets are 20$ at the door or can be bought at the pub beforehand for 15$.
Sea Dogs Hockey Home Game
Although not entirely Halloween related, the Sea Dogs do have a home game against the Moncton Wildcats on Sunday, October 30th. Puck drops at 4 P.M. which gives you plenty of time to work on any last minute Halloween decorations afterwards.
Retro film Series Presents: Halloween (1978)
On October 31st, the Imperial Theatre in uptown Saint John will be screening Halloween. Show starts at 7 pm and tickets are 10$ which can be bought at the door.