The City of Spooks

It’s that time of year again where pumpkin sneaks it’s way onto the Starbucks menu, and fake bloodied face scars become the normal… That’s right, folks – It’s time for Halloween! Here’s are our top picks for how to get down dark and spooky this weekend..

Canberra Zombie Walk

Canberra Zombie Walk

The Canberra Zombie walk is an annual event that invites you to dress up as the undead and walk, limp or shuffle your way through the City. It’s an all ages event, free

Where? Starting at Regatta Point, moving along Allara Street, City Walk, and finishing at Garema Place.

When? 3.30pm, 31 October 2015

How much? The event is FREE, but gold coin donations are welcomed to support the work of the Brain Foundation. Also make sure to register before you rock up!


Retro Invasion – Charity Music Event

retro zombie

Here’s a novel idea… Zombies from the 80s! Deck yourself out as an undead Madonna, Prince or George Michael and get on down to a huge night of charity disco. (Looking alive also permitted.)

Where? The RUC at Turner, 54 McCaughey St, Turner ACT 2612

When? Doors open at 7.00pm, Friday 30 October 2015

How much? $15 per adult, $25 per family. Tickets available here


NFSA Fright Fest

100 bloody acres

Have you ever wanted to see Angus Sampson as a Sweeney-Todd-esque fertiliser salesman? Well here’s your chance! The National Film & Sound Archive are opening the doors to what they’ve dubbed “one of Australia’s most haunted buildings” to bring you a night of horror and good Australian film. And what’s more is that once you’ve wiped the tears, sweat, and sleep from your eyes at 9am the following day, someone is going to hand you a freshly made bacon and egg burger before sending you off into the arguably-scarier daylight of Sunday morning.

Where? NFSA Arc Cinema, National Film & Sound Archive, McCoy Circuit, Acton ACT 2601

When? Doors open at 9pm, Saturday 31 October 2015

How much? Tickets are $25, available for purchase here


Halloween Dinner


Lakeside in Kingston, enjoy an “outrageously spooky” menu at the Merchant Brasserie on Halloween. Dress in your scariest costume and prepare for a few rounds of MJ’s Thriller on a eerily clear night in Canberra.

Where? Merchant Brasserie, 3/2 Trevillian Quay, Kingston Foreshore ACT 2604

When? 6.00pm, Saturday 31 October 2015

How much? Bookings essential on (02) 6162 1359


Halloween Carnival Funhouse


One for the families, Canberra Roller Derby League brings you a night of classic carnival fun, including a scary dance party, laughing clowns, and a zombie walking competition!

Where? Hellenic Club, 13 Moore St, Civic ACT 2601

When? Saturday 31 October, kids session 4-6pm, adults 7-11pm.

How much? Entry ranges from $6-$16 depending on your age



Also be sure to check out:

Bentspook in Braddon, Boogong, The Penthouse of Horrors at Knightsbridge, and the Mysterious Queanbeyan by Moonlight Halloween tour!

*Featured banner sourced from, 27 July 2015. Supplied by Housh Fallah.

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