Fun Halloween Events in Kingston for Kids & Families

Do you have a niece or nephew or a little one of your own? Do you work with kids? Are you looking for fun events you can take them to for Halloween that are low-cost or FREE? If you said YES – you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a look at what’s happening this Halloweekend in Kingston!

Do you have a niece or nephew or a little one of your own? Do you work with kids? Are you looking for fun events you can take them to for Halloween that are low-cost or FREE? If you said YES – you’ve come to the right place! Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend in Kingston. Click the links below for more information!

Friday, Oct. 27 events

Friday, 5pm-7pm – Trick or Treat Downtown Kingston!

“Calling all young boys and ghouls of Kingston! Show off your costumes at your favourite downtown businesses! Trick-or-Treating locations will be marked with balloons.”

Where: Participating businesses downtown (See List)
Cost: FREE

Friday, 5pm-8pm – Spooktacular in the Park

“Spooky Story Reading by Lennox & Addington Libraries! • Haunted Forest Walk • Crazy Cellar • Children’s Games and Activities • Purchase a Hot Dog or Hamburger at the Amherstview Jets Jr C Hockey Club BBQ ($) • Free Shuttle from WJ Henderson Recreation Centre to the park every 15 minutes (shuttle riders get a free Hot Dog ticket!)”

Where: Fairfield Historical Park in Amherstview
Cost: “$5 per body or $15 per family”

Friday, 5:30pm-8:30pm – YMCA Halloween Spooktacular Dance

“Wear your costumes to the YMCA Spooktacular Dance – featuring games, activities, Zumba, dance – it’s fun for the whole Family! Entry is by donation, supporting YMCA of Kingston Financial Assistance Programs.”

Where: 100 Wright Cres. (Midtown)

Friday, 7pm-10pm – Spooky Halloween Glowing Art Gallery

“Spoooooky! Meet local artists Douglas Vanasselstine & Melanie Wilhelm as they present Glow in the Dark art and Blacklight-reactive 3D Art!”

Where: 280 Montreal St Unit #2 (Downtown)

Friday, 7pm-9pm – Pink in the Rink hockey game

“Catch your Kingston Frontenacs in action this Friday night against the Mississauga Steelheads as they raise money and awareness for breast cancer research and treatments!”

Where: Rogers K-ROCK Centre (Downtown)
Cost: Adults $21, $23, $25 or $30; Youth $15, $16, $19 or $30; Senior $19, $21, $23 or $30 (walk-up game day prices – save $1-$2 when you buy them in advance)

Saturday, Oct. 28 events

Saturday, 10am-4pm – Kingston Comic Con

Where: INVISTA Centre (West End)
Cost: FREE ADMISSION with a donation to the Partners in Mission Foodbank (2 cans per person or $2)

Saturday, 10am-5pm – LEGO® Inventioneers Day

“A FREE family fun day aimed at promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Mathematics in a fun and interactive way. Wear your costumes and get your picture take with a special surprise LEGO® character. This event aims to foster creativity and energize young minds in the fun and education that comes with creating and inventing.”

Where: MacLaughlin Woodworking Museum (East End)
Cost: FREE admission

Saturday, 2pm-5pm – Refugee Family Soccer Day

“Get outside and be active this Saturday afternoon at a community-building soccer event, bringing together Kingston refugee families, Queen’s students, and the public for an unforgettable afternoon of outdoor activities! Snacks and drinks will be provided.”

Where: City Park (Downtown)
Cost: FREE

Sunday, Oct. 29 events

Sunday, 9am-2pm – Halloween Party at the Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market

“Halloween at the market is the best! Come dressed in your costumes and participate in fun activities like juggling or crafting a Spell Book with local artist Kat Verhoeven. There will also be a Pet Costume Contest, live music by Tracie Morgan and sweet prizes from Minotaur Games and Gifts, White Paws Canada, and Verde!”

Where: Kingston Memorial Centre (Downtown)

Sunday, 11am-4:30pm – Meowlloween at Southpaw Cat Cafe

“It’s almost Meow-lloween! ? Southpaw is hosting a Family Day and giving away free candy to all your little kidlets! Kingston Animal Rescue will be doing face-painting by donation, and there will be a costume contest with prizes! Entry into the costume contest will be a $5 donation to Kingston Animal Rescue per person! Come support a good cause and have fun! RSVP in advance for a timeslot to visit with the cats. Some conditions apply.

Where: Southpaw Cat Cafe (West End)
Cost: By donation to Kingston Animal Rescue

2pm-4pmKingston Frontenacs vs. Saginaw Spirit

“Kids will love a trip to see the Kingston Frontenacs play! Popcorn, soft pretzels, and so much more! A great way to spend an afternoon watching high-energy junior hockey!”

Where: Rogers K-ROCK Centre (Downtown)
Cost: Adults $21-$30; Youth $15-$30; Senior $19-$30 (walk-up game day prices)

Sunday, 2pm-4pmCRCA presents ‘The Real Batman’ Nature Talk & Craft

“Back by popular demand, bat expert Matt Saunders, aka The Real Bat Man, will help enlighten, educate and demystify you about these flying rodents. This presentation is suitable for ages seven and up. Participants will have a chance to build a bat house of their own after the talk (bring a hammer) or take it home.”

Where: Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area (north of 401)
Cost: Entrance fees are $5.50 for kids over 12, $3 for kids 12 & under. Maximum of $14 per car. Bat house kits are $20 each.

Sunday, 2:30pm-3:15pmShoestring Opera presents “Hansel and Gretel”

Recommended for children in Grades 1-6. Enjoy this updated original children’s classic of Hansel and Gretel. There’s a very strange lady next door who practices night and day on a cello… And why is she always sweeping her front porch? She might be a witch, with an awful twitch, who rides the air with a broomstick switch! Come and join the dance! Wear your costumes!

Where: Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (Downtown near KP)
Cost: Children/Students $8 – Faculty/Staff – $12 – General Public $16


P.S. Looking for grown-up Halloween events? Click here!