Oct 13-16, 2016, 3rd Annual
Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo

11 AM Sunday Oct 16
Parade Starts
Downtown Vancouver

Oct 15-16 Saturday & Sunday Expo
UBC Robson Square Downtown Vancouver

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Oct 13-16, 2016
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
Schedule & Location 3rd Annual Festival

Welcome to the world's largest Cosplay stage, Vancouver Halloween Parade & Expo, the festival of Arts, Performances, Cosplay, Films, Comics, Anime, Games and Makeup.

Parade photo credit: GoToVan

Halloween Expo Saturday & Sunday Oct 15-16 at UBC Robson Square

About 3 minute walk from the Halloween Parade and next to Vancouver City Centre SkyTrain station. UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 (step down under the glass roof between Robson St and Howe St).

Events Oct 13-16, 2016

Thursday Oct 13
Performing Arts

Date: Thursday Oct 13, 2016: 7 PM - 9 PM

Location: Tom Lee Music Hall, 3rd Floor, 929 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3

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Friday Oct 14
Performing Arts

Date: Friday Oct 14, 2016: 6 PM - 9 PM

Location: Tom Lee Music Hall, 3rd Floor, 929 Granville St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1L3

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Saturday Oct 15
Expo Exhibition & Performance

Date: Saturday Oct 15, 2016: 12 PM - 8 PM

Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 (step down under the glass roof between Robson St and Howe St)

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Sunday Oct 16
Expo Exhibition & Performance

Date: Sunday Oct 16, 2016: 12 PM - 8 PM

Location: UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7 (step down under the glass roof between Robson St and Howe St)

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The Grand Parade

Time: Parade starts at 11 AM Sunday Oct 16

Location: Howe St (Drake to Smithe), Smithe St (Howe to Granville), Granville St (Smithe to Davie), Downtown Vancouver.

Free for Spectators

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Join the Parade

Join the Parade as individual Cosplayer, group, business or non-profit.

Walk on the Parade

Video from Last Year

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Individual

Walk on the parade and transform yourself on the World's Largest Cosplay Stage.

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Photo credit: GoToVan

Business

For businesses to promote their brands. Real-life event exprience leaves much stronger impression than plain advertisement does.

Join as New Business

Returning Business Sign In

Photo credit: lahoo.ca

Non-profit

For non-profit organizations to promote and advocate to the public.

Join as New Non-profit

Returning Participant Sign In

Dance School or Music Band

For dance schools or music bands to engage their students or members, and recruit from the public.

Join as Dancer or Musician

Returning Participant Sign In

Photo credit: GoToVan

Sponsor

For title sponsor, presenting sponsor or advertisers to present your brand at the front of 100,000+ spectators. We deliver customized sponsorship package to achieve your goals.

Apply

Artist, Panel, Guest, Program Submission

Dancer, Musician, Artist Submission

If you would like to perform on the stage during Halloween Expo, please apply.

Apply

Panel, Guest, Program Submission

If you would like to run a panel or host an event during Halloween Expo, please apply.

Apply

Vendor, Exhibitor, Sponsor, Artist Alley, Food Truck

Saturday and Sunday Expo at UBC Robson Square, Downtown Vancouver, 3 minute walk from the Parade. Oct 15-16, 2016

Vendor

For retail vendors to get one or more 10'x10' vending space to sell products or services.

Apply

Exhibitor

For schools and community groups to get 10'x10' space for promotional or fundraising purposes. No retail.

Apply

Artist Alley

For artists or small retail vendors to get economy 6' table space to sell artworks or crafts.

Apply

Food Truck

Parking spaces for self-contained food trucks to sell food and beverages.

Apply

Sponsors

For title sponsor, presenting sponsor or advertisers to present your brand at the front of 100,000+ spectators. We deliver customized sponsorship package to achieve your goals.

Apply

Volunteers

Each year, about 1000 volunteers are involved in planning and organizing Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo. Join our team with your friends and make new friends while having fantastic time.

Apply as Volunteer

Photo credit: Dan Rickard

Media

For media inquiry, photo and video from past years, please explore our gallery.

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Parade photo credit: GoToVan

About

Vancouver Halloween Parade and Expo is a festival delivered by Vancouver International Halloween Festival Society, a non-profit arts organization, and founded by the event division of International Health Council, in collaboration with local artists, artisans and performers. Over 1000 volunteers have donated their time and skills to the festival since 2014.

Public safety is our first priority. The following rules and regulations are strictly enforced during the festival.

  • No blood or gore.
  • No hateful costume or body parts.
  • No firecracker or explosive.
  • No metal weapon or sharp object (please use plastic or wood).
  • No replica gun (please use toys significantly smaller or larger than the real version).
  • No nudity or adult material

Donation

Please donate to support our artists to carry Halloween in family-friendly and healthy direction, and continue making the Parade a free event for the general public.

Buy Halloween Expo Ticket

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Contact

If you didn't get your receipt or confirmation by email, please check the junk mail folder. To have the receipt emailed to you again, click the Get Receipt button below.

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Please email to pr@VanHalloween.ca

Tel: 778-308-5222

Community Sponsors

Sponsors

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Media Sponsors

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Contributors

piggyhoho

Founder

ihc

Organizer

Vancouver International Halloween Festival Society
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