If you’re looking for the ideal Halloween party to attend in the Capital City, look no further, Eventful Capital’s got you covered. Check out the guide below put together just for you! There’s a good variety of Halloween-themed events happening between now and November 1 so hopefully you’ll find the one fit for you and your crew with this selection. Cause you know, week-long Halloween celebrations are the perfect excuse to party it up and stay warm!
To kick things off DJ Magnificent is celebrating 4 years of funk, soul, Motown, vintage reggae and consistent good times at Double Barrel this Friday, October 25 at Mugshots. For the occasion, he’s throwing a Halloween party with mod suits for the men and 50s/60s pin-up style for the ladies. Halloween is about dressing up and so are anniversaries so you’re encouraged to put together a sharp outfit for the celebration.
Nature Nocturne is back this Friday, October 25 and this time around the Canadian Museum of Nature is naturally putting emphasis on Halloween. Organizers invite you to walk on the wild side for this special nature-inspired costumed edition featuring live performances by Hilotrons and Plants and Animals. If you want to party and encourage a good cause, check out the 2013 Ottawa Halloween Ball this Saturday, October 26 at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel benefiting the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa. For details, click on the below poster.
The Mercury Lounge presents the 3rd Annual Carnival Freak Show this Saturday, October 26. This 1930s Circus Halloween party will include the presence of unusual vintage characters that will blow your mind! A guaranteed good time according to Eventful Capital.
The annual Grind Halloween Party is going down this Saturday, October 26 at Ritual. This one will feature resident DJs Jon Deck and Statik Selektah alongside special guest DJ Magnificent. Costumes are strongly encouraged, obviously. The raunchier the better?
On Tuesday, October 29, Blackwidow Promotions presents its very own Halloween Party happening at Mavericks. The event will feature live performances by heavy metal groups Orange Goblin, Holy Grail, Lazer/Wulf and Collider.
If you’re looking for a Hump Day party, head out to Babylon’s haunted house of horrors for “Devils Night” pre-Halloween costume party next Wednesday, October 30. The event, featuring DJ Foster will have raffles of excellent loot all night long, as well as samplings from sponsor Jim Beam Devil’s Cut 90. Proceeds from the party Party will go towards building homes in Honduras.
On Thursday, October 31, Ottawa soulsters the Hornettes are joining forces with the Mackenzie Rhythm Section to bring you a night of funk, soul, rock n’ roll and mayhem at Wakefield’s Blacksheep Inn. For those who don’t want to drive, bus transportation will be provided from the Nature Museum for $10 round-trip.
Rockalily Burlesque presents the 4th Annual Zombie Strippers Halloween Show at the haunted house of Babylon on Thursday, October 31. Indulge in sexy burlesque and vaudeville performances and stick around afterwards for Fevers, costumes prizes and a hot and sweaty dance party.
Over on the Gatineau side, Powerhouse presents Halloween 13 in the Grand Hall at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on October 31. The costumed dance party will feature live sets by EDM DJs Shorty, Carl Muren, Martin Villeneuve and headliners Firebeatz. Lots of prizes for the best costumes!
The Kapacity Entertainment, Top of the World and Good Problems Annual Halloween Party is going down at Ritual on October 31. Once again, arrive costumed or pay big bucks for entrance and dance the night away to beats provided by DJs Illo, Acro, Iggy Smalls and Danya D.
Over at the Mercury Lounge on Halloween night, Up & Up Concert Series presents a late-night Halloween special with Phil Motion & The Easy LO-Fi. There’ll also be a special DJ set by Trevor Walker along with goodie bags and specialty cocktails.
If you’d rather hit up a show, Spectrasonic and punkottawa.com present the indie rock halloween party with part of the proceeds benefiting the Ottawa Rock Camp for Girls on Friday, November 1 at Ritual. The event will feature live performances by Toronto Weezer cover band Sheezer, Ottawa’s own Boyhood and Montreal indie folk pop singer Elgin Skye.
If this isn’t a good selection of Halloween parties happening in Ottawa-Gatineau, then I don’t know what is frankly. It actually makes it hard to choose where to go and what event to attend. Have fun and go nuts on the candy!