It’s spooky season on 17th Ave, so grab your girls, guys and ghouls and join us for a free Halloween event in Tomkins Park on October 29! Kicking off at 2 p.m., this family-friendly day will feature a special Halloween-themed performance from the Fermented Beet Orchestra and spooky circus performers until 4 p.m., followed by a 6 p.m. performance from eight-piece funk and soul band, Deicha & the VuDudes, who will be covering some of your favourite spooky classics. Fotovon will also be on site from 2 to 8 p.m. to get some epic Halloween pictures, and there will be on-site games, a candy booth from Sugar Cube and trick-or-treating for all your kiddos at participating 17th Ave businesses – map of trick-or-treating locations can be found below. Join us for a day of live music, epic costumes, and good ol’ fashioned Halloween fun on 17th Ave! Schedule Includes: Sugar Cube YYC, 2 to 5:30 p.m. Calgary’s first and only mobile candy store!Fotovon, Halloween-themed photobooth, 2 to 8 p.m. Alberta’s most charming photobooths you never knew you needed. Mobile vintage photo booths that drive to you, and print high-quality prints for your guestsFermented Beet Orchestra, 2 to 4 p.m. Fermented Beet Orchestra is a fusion funk band blends funk, jazz, metal, tribal, reggae, rock, and hip hop, and will get your booty shaking and your belly gurgling for more. Mirror Man, 2 to 4 p.m.Performing artist, facilitator and coach, Tony Esteves has been performing and delivering exceptional entertainment with the Calgary based circus collective, Le Cirque de La Nuit since 2014 and independently for over 20 years.The Pyroneer, 2 to 4 p.m.The Pyroneer is a multi-talented fire spinner currently based in Calgary, Alberta. Deicha & The VuDudes, 6 to 8 p.m. Deicha & The VuDudes are an 8 piece Funk & Soul band from Calgary AB. With a full horn section in tow, lovingly coined as the ‘brassholes’, they create high energy hypnotic soundscapes that’ll have you shakin’ & quakin’ on the spot! aGoGo Dance Troupe, 6 to 8 p.m.aGoGo Dance troupe will be performing in full Halloween regalia from 6-8pm as the ‘ScareCrow Spinners’. 17th Ave Trick-Or-Treating Locations Tomkins Park, 17th Ave SW and 8th Street SWJoin us in Tomkins Park from 2 p.m. onward to check out live entertainment, participate in spooky games and begin your trick-or-treating adventures on 17th Ave! Sugar Cube will also be on-site until 6 p.m.!Event runs from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. The Grinning Goat, 323 17 Ave SW #101The Grinning Goat is a Vegan Boutique. They live by the belief that animals are friends and don’t belong in fashion. All of the items they carry are 100% animal free.Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 5 p.m. National on 17th, 550 17 Ave SWNational is a true destination for fun with friends, best-in-class craft beer, handcrafted cocktails and a thoughtfully curated food menu. They will be handing out candy and 15% off vouchers to National and Ricardos!Open for trick-or-treating: 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. Gringo St, 524 17 Ave SW, unit 101Gringo St. is an authentic Latin American restaurant in the heart of Downtown Calgary’s 17th Avenue. On Oct. 29, join them for all day Happy Hour with $5 tequila shots, and 2 for 1 deal on the whole drink menu for customers wearing Halloween costumes.Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 11 p.m. Porch, 730 17 Ave SWThe Porch is an oasis located in the heart of the red mile. Offering an escape to a chic West Coast locality and showcasing stylish sharable cuisine.Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 8 p.m. Analog Coffee, 740 17 Ave SWAt Analog, average is completely unacceptable. They’re always in search of the finest coffees and brewing equipment for their customers and community. Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 6 p.m. Paint Ur Art Out, 1510 7 St SWPaint Ur Art Out is a gallery that focuses on local Calgary and area artists. Open for trick-or-treating: 12 to 5 p.m. Purple Orchid, 810 16 Ave SWPurple Orchid is a well-established Calgary florist located in the Mount Royal shopping district. The Purple Orchid has a reputation for creating exquisite floral arrangements and their friendly, experienced staff are on hand to create that special floral gift for any occasion. Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 5 p.m. Herc’s Nutrition, 858 16 Ave SWHERC’s Nutrition is Canadas #1 health and supplement store offering a wide variety of top quality supplements from all the brands you love.Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 6 p.m. Fjällräven, 815 17 Ave SWLet Fjällräven’s sales associates help you pick out gear for your next adventure into nature. Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 6 p.m. V Burger, 819 17 Ave SWV Burger is changing minds about what a plant-based burger joint is. They serve plant-based, made to order burgers, fries, ice cream and more in their colourful spot on 17th Ave. They will be serving up their Halloween Candy Vmix made with vanilla soft serve ice cream mixed with vegan-friendly candy and chocolate chips in one size (12oz) for $8.50, and they will be open for trick-or-treating.Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 9 p.m. Ollie Quinn, 829 17 Ave SW Ollie Quinn is a one stop optical shop. Open for trick-or-treating: 4 to 6 p.m. Fork and Salad, 880 16 Ave SW #120Fast, affordable, healthy – that’s the dream. Fork and Salad offers simple and seasonal salads made-in house from scratch. Better yet they are nutritionally balanced and sustainable, so you can always feel good about what you eat.Open for trick-or-treating: 2 to 5 p.m. Danielle’s Consignment, 908 17 Ave SW, Floor 1 Shoppes at the DevenishFor over 25 years, Danielle Hadden has been hand-picking pre-loved designer and high-end clothing and accessories to be loved once again by Calgary’s stylish and savvy. OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 2 TO 5 p.m. Saucy Burger, 1001 17 Ave SWSaucy Burger brings you a new, reimagined burger experience with a personal rendition of gourmet burger cuisine. They are proud to serve high-quality, locally sourced products to bring you an iconic burger experience with a ton of tasty new memories along the wayOPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Maven, 1006 17 Ave SWMaven is Calgary’s newest brunch spot in the heart of 17th Ave, serving up delicious and unique, globally-inspired dishes, OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 8 a.m. TO 5 p.m. Steeling Home, 1010 17 Ave SWWelcome to Steeling Home, a giftshop located in Calgary’s Beltline. Their focus is handmade goods by Canadian artists, but they carry all kinds of treasures, home decor, apparel, stationary, games and more.OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 10 a.m. TO 6 p.m. D Spot Dessert Cafe, 933 17 Ave SW #100, D Spot Café will change the way you look, taste and feel about desserts! They offer homemade ice cream, cakes, finest Belgian Chocolate, and unique savoury food.OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 1 p.m. TO 2 a.m. Deville Coffee, 1103 17 Avenue SWDeville is a group of coffee crafters & baked goods dreamers. They’ve been serving their communities since 2008, growing across Alberta and BC. OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 2 TO 6 P.M. Thrift Couture, 1314B 17 Ave SWCheck out Calgary’s favourite hidden gem thrift store! Need a costume? They have lots of options to create unique and funky costumes… at prices lower than the big box thrift stores. OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 1 TO 6 P.M. Nims Fried Chicken, 1415A 17th Ave SWOrder takeout or delivery from 17th Ave’s newest fried chicken joint! They will also be offering a flat 15% off for all orders on October 29! OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 4 TO 6 P.M. Transcend Wellness, 1429 17 Ave SWTranscend Wellness provides several services to support your wellness evolution. Their focus is on innovation and creativity through our highly qualified, pioneering, and passionate professionals ready to help you be your best self. They will be open for trick-or-treating from 2 to 6 p.m. and they will also have a Haunted House with a family friendly portion, and a 12+ portion.OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 2 TO 6 P.M. Ski Cellar Snowboard, 1442 17 Ave SWSki Cellar Snowboard is Calgary’s Original Freeride Ski and Snowboard store dedicated to fuelling your obsession. They will be hosting a sale with up to 50% off on October 29, and they will be open for trick-or-treating from 2 to 6 p.m.OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 2 TO 6 P.M. Maison Blue, 1501 17th Ave SWalgary based signature glam house. Makeup Artistry | Hair | Brow & Lash Studio | Manicure & Pedicure Lounge | Beauty Academy.OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 2 TO 5 P.M. Intrinsi, 1608 17 Ave SW #103Intrinsi is more than just a rehabilitation facility. Their clinic brings together a diverse team of osteopaths, physiotherapists and massage therapists who work together in a model of care that focuses on their clients. OPEN FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING: 2 TO 4 P.M.