Halloween festivities for kids and grownups

Spooktacular events in the Valley this Halloween

Downtown trick or treat and costume parade

The District of Invermere and over 30 local businesses are hosting the second annual Trick or Treat in downtown Invermere from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th.

The free event will run rain or shine. Participating businesses will have a poster on their doors or windows welcoming costumed treat-or-treaters aged 12 and under into their shops.

Children should be accompanied by an adult into stores and on the street. Streets will remain open during the event, so little goblins and ghouls are advised to use the crosswalks and look both ways.

A costume parade will take place at 1 p.m. around the Invermere Cenotaph.

Haunted alleyway

The annual Invermere Haunted House will pop up in the alleyway between Lambert Insurance Agencies and Birchwood Restaurant at 722 13th Street.

The family friendly version of the haunted alleyway will run from 7 p.m to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 25th, with the full scare from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th. Entry is $5 for those under 18 and $10 for adults. Admission can be paid on site. There will also be a costumed after-party at ULLR Bar.

Halloween Howler 5: Burlesque is Back

The Horsethief Creek Pub and Eatery is bringing in a burlesque troupe called the Bombshell Brigade for their Halloween Howler 5: Burlesque is Back, a very-adult show. Guests can show up in costumes to keep their blushes hidden or try for a shot at the best-costume prize.

The Halloween show, which has been known to sell out, is on Friday, October 25th at 10 p.m.. Tickets are $15 and are available at www.horsethiefpub.ca.

Edgewater tea party

The Edgewater Radium Healthcare Auxiliary will present a Halloween Tea and Bake Sale with entertainment at the Edgewater Community Hall at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26th. Guests can expect sweets, mini-sandwiches, a cake raffle, door prizes and more. Admission is $6.

Edgewater bash

Hamburgers on Wonderbread will be performing at the Edgewater Legion for a Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 26th. Doors open at 7 p.m., with snacks, door prizes and costume prizes to be served up. Tickets are $15 per person or $25 per couple.

Canal Flats Halloween

On Friday, October 25th at 6:30 p.m., come to the Canal Flats Civic Center for a family Halloween party. $3 entry (2 and under are free). Dress up: there is something for everyone that comes in costume. Judging begins at 7 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers and more. Then on Halloween night, come by the centre starting at 6:30 p.m. for free hot dogs, hot chocolate and coffee.

Scary movie

The only way to watch a movie at Halloween is through your fingers. Scare yourself silly at this adults-only film screening of the classic horror film The Exorcist. The screening will take place on Tuesday, October 29th at the Columbia Valley Centre. Doors open at 6 p.m., with the screaming to begin at 7 p.m..

Tickets are $5 cash at the door. There will be a licensed cash bar and a concession run by the Kinsmen Club of the Windermere Valley.

Fire department haunted house

Members of the Windermere Fire Department are once again hard at work preparing props for their biggest-ever annual Haunted House at the fire hall on Thursday, October 31st and have some exciting new tricks in store.

Young trick or treaters are welcome to check out the haunted hall from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., with the full-scare running from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m..

All ages are welcome. Firefighters will be on hand to guide people through and could carry you out if you faint.

There is no charge to attend, but donations for the Columbia Valley Food Bank are welcome.

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