Get into the Halloween spirit at Oakville Museum with family-friendly activities

Tuesday, October 10, 2023
Join the Oakville Museum for some spooktacular Halloween events this month on Saturday, October 28 and Wednesday, November 1! Residents are invited to have a gourd time by participating in fun, family-friendly activities. 

Halloween Craft and Tour on October 28

The purr-fect way to get into the Halloween spirit is at your finger tips. Children ages four to nine and their family can craft their very own paper cat mask and explore purranormal cativity at the Oakville Museum. Learn why cats were so special to the Chisholm family who lived at Erchless Estate. The museum will host two sessions from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required to participate in this unique and exciting adventure. 

Oakville Pumpkin Parade on November 1

Give your jack-o'-lantern another day to shine by participating in the Oakville Pumpkin Parade, hosted in partnership with the Oakville Public Library and Oakville Historical Society on Wednesday, November 1. Residents are encouraged to bring their creative pumpkin carvings to Oakville Museum’s Erchless Estate and settle in for some crafting, storytime, and treats while staff light the pumpkins and line the paths near the Coach House. 

Jack-o’-lantern drop-off is between 4 and 5:30 p.m., followed by a craft activity, stories, treats, and the parade. Halloween costumes are encouraged for a fa-boo-lous time.  

Following the event, pumpkins will be given to local farms to help feed their animals. 

Inclement weather

In the event of inclement weather, like rain and thunderstorms, the Oakville Pumpkin Parade may be delayed or cancelled for the night. Follow the town on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook for updates.

Parking is limited at the Oakville Museum, so please plan ahead and use the town’s map with real-time parking information to find available parking in the area.

For more details, visit the Oakville Museums Programs and Events page.

Halloween swim, skate and sport passes

The Town of Oakville is encouraging residents to hand out a healthier option to trick-or-treaters this Halloween. Buy 10 active Halloween swim, skate or sport passes for just $5 – available for purchase at the Oakville Museum (Tuesdays to Sundays between 1 and 4:30 p.m.) and community centres throughout October. The passes can be used by children ages 2 to 14 years old. Passes are valid from November 1 to December 31, 2023 and can only be redeemed in-person. Visit the Drop-In Programs page to learn more.  


“Oakville is getting into the Halloween spirit and I hope residents will join the town for family-friendly activities at Oakville Museum this month! Council and I always look forward to seeing the community come together to connect with each other and have fun.” 

– Mayor Rob Burton