(Oak Bay Firefighters)

Looking for a family-friendly event to attend this All Hallows’ Eve?

After the kids are done trick-or-treating, check out some of these amazing bonfires happening in and around Victoria this October 31st!

Fernwood Halloween Bonfire

It’s time for Fernwood to get spooky once again. Every year Fernwood NRG host hundreds of kiddos and adults alike and this year is no different! Head to Stevenson Park and the Fernwood Community Centre gymnasium to enjoy Halloween with your neighbours.

The bonfire will be burning beginning at sunset in Stevenson Park. Come with your costumes, instruments, chairs, candy and be ready to feel the community vibes. They’ll be tossin’ wood on the fire until they’re not allowed anymore (10 p.m.).

In the gym, they will activities for kids and families, and yes, that includes a bouncy castle! There will be a costume contest at 7:00 p.m.

Bring an instrument, a chair or some spooky stories to make this a fun event for everyone.

  • Where: Fernwood Community Centre, 1240 Gladstone Ave.
  • When: Thursday, October 31st, around 6:00 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Oak Bay Firefighters Annual Halloween Bonfire

For one night and one night only, the Oak Bay fire department is about to start a fire instead of putting it out! Help your local superheroes keep the flames under control and give your little ones the experience of using a real fire hose! The event will also feature a children’s costume parade, entertainment, and refreshments provided by the Kiwanis Club of Oak Bay.

  • Where: Oak Bay Fire Department, 1703 Monterey Ave
  • When: Thursday, October 31st, 6 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Esquimalt Halloween Bonfire 

Join your local community in Esquimalt as they celebrate the end of All Hallow’s Eve by the warm fireside! The event will be hosted by the Esquimalt Lions, and there will be plenty of hot dogs and hot chocolate to go around!

Esquimalt residents may drop off clean, untreated wood anytime between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Monday, October 31st at the Archie Browning Sports Centre rear parking lot in the designated drop off area.

  • Where: Archie Browning Sports Centre (back parking lot), 1151 Esquimalt Road
  • When: Thursday, October 31st, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Cost: Free admission; food and beverages by donation

Central Saanich Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Ward off the witches at Centennial Park, as you enjoy a cozy fireside chat before taking in the awesome fireworks show put on by the Central Saanich Volunteer Fire Department every year! Say hello to the Central Saanich Lions Club – they’ll be the ones with the hot dogs and hot drinks!

  • Where: Centennial Park, 7526 Wallace Dr
  • When: Thursday, October 31st, 7:30 PM (fireworks display starts at 8 p.m.)
  • Cost: Free admission; food and beverages by donation

Metchosin Halloween Party 

This event, hosted by the Metchosin Volunteer Firefighter’s Society and the District of Metchosin, is going to have everything! A bonfire, fireworks, haunted hall, costume contest, free hot dogs – you name it!

This year, they are stepping it up a bit on the scare factor and have put together a ‘haunting hall’ for the brave of heart to enter.

  • Where: 4450 Happy Valley Road
  • When: Thursday, October 31st, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. (fireworks to begin immediately after sunset)
  • Cost: Free

North Saanich Halloween Bonfire and Fireworks

Join the North Saanich Fire Department at Wain Road Fire Hall for their annual bonfire and fireworks; bonfire, hot dogs, and drinks. 

  • Where: North Saanich Fire Department, 968 Wain Road
  • When: Thursday, October 31st, starts at 6:30 PM (fireworks display is at 7:45 p.m)
  • Cost: Donations for CFAX Santa’s Anonymous are gratefully accepted.

Colwood Fire Hall Bonfire 

For all the families in Colwood, warm up your trick-or-treaters at the Colwood Fire Hall on Metchosin Road. There’ll be music, community, and plenty of free hot dogs, hot chocolate, and treats to go around!

  • Where: Colwood Fire Hall, 3215 Metchosin Road
  • When: Thursday, October 31st, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Cost: Free


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