OCTOBER 28, 2023
Over the last two decades, SCREAM has made a name for itself as Canada’s largest Halloween Dance Event. Running since 1999, the festival brings the biggest names in electronic dance music to Alberta for a costumed dance party. The event attracts all manner of ghoulish characters and costumed revelers who dance the night away. Immersive experiences, live performers, three stages, and a haunted labyrinth all add to the spooky ambience of this nightmarish All Hallows’ Eve observance.
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Doors open on Saturday October 28th at 7:00PM. The event ends at 3:00AM on Sunday morning. Ticket holders can enter the event until 1:00AM.
SCREAM is an 18+ event with a site wide alcohol license. All patrons entering the event will need to provide valid government issued photo identification.
All government issued photo identification presented must be valid – not expired! The following forms will be accepted for entry into BOMFEST:
• Alberta Operator’s License (Driver’s License)
• Out of province Photo Operator’s Licence
• Alberta Identification Card (Non-driver’s photo identification)
• Armed Forces Identification Card
• Permanent Resident Card
The following forms of identification are NOT VALID for entry into BOMFEST:
• School Identification Cards
• Expired identification of any kind
• Birth Certificates
• Xerox copies of any identification
• Photos of any identification
• Health Cards
• Temporary paper ID
As long as you are holding a valid ticket that has not yet been scanned, you may enter until an 1AM.
General Admission (GA): Provides access to the event and all of its entertainment, including music acts and immersive experiences.
VIP Tickets: Offers an enhanced experience with exclusive perks like premium viewing areas, private bars, VIP restrooms, and expedited entry.
Hotel Packages: Bundles event tickets with accommodation, making it convenient for out-of-town guests.
Post Event Shuttles: Post-event shuttle tickets are available for attendees seeking a hassle-free ride home after SCREAM.
Official Website: Visit the official SCREAM website (screamhalloween.ca) to purchase tickets directly from our authorized ticketing agent SHOWPASS. This is the safest and most reliable method.
Official Boodang Promoters: Only buy tickets from authorized promoters. If you need to verify if the promoter is legitimate, you can reach us on facebook or instagram.. Be cautious of third-party sellers.
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At SCREAM, we’re all about making sure our fans get the best experience possible. That’s why we’ve introduced our Waitlist feature. If you missed out on tickets or are looking for additional inventory, our Waitlist has got your back.
Here’s how it works:
1. **Re-List Your Tickets:** Fans who can no longer attend can re-list their tickets for verified resale. This means you’ll have access to a pool of tickets from fellow fans who can’t make it.
2. **Stay Informed:** For more details on how to join our Waitlist and benefit from this feature, visit this helpful article from Showpass [insert link]. It’s your go-to resource for everything you need to know about our Waitlist.
With our Waitlist, you can be the first in line for added inventory and ensure you don’t miss out on the SCREAM experience. For information about the waitlist function, visit:
Purchasing SCREAM tickets has never been more flexible! We offer the convenience of Afterpay, allowing you to split your ticket payments into manageable installments. With Afterpay, you can secure your spot at SCREAM while spreading the cost over time, making it easier for you to budget and plan for the ultimate Halloween experience. Say goodbye to financial stress and hello to a fantastic night at SCREAM, all with the convenience of Afterpay.
Tickets for SCREAM are non-refundable to ensure the fairness and integrity of the ticketing process. This policy helps prevent scalping and the reselling of tickets at inflated prices. It also allows event organizers to plan and allocate resources effectively, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable experience for all attendees. While tickets may be non-refundable, SCREAM strives to provide a memorable and thrilling event that exceeds expectations, making every ticket purchase worthwhile.
The Edmonton Expo Centre is a premier event venue located in Edmonton, Alberta, known for hosting a wide range of events, from trade shows and conventions to concerts and festivals. Edmonton Expo Centre offers a vast and versatile space that can accommodate large gatherings and exhibitions.
To get there, you can access the Edmonton Expo Centre via public transportation, with LRT (Light Rail Transit) stations nearby. Additionally, there’s ample parking available on-site for those driving to the venue, making it easily accessible for event-goers from all around the city.
Edmonton Expo Centre
7515 118 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB T5B 0J2
Parking at the Edmonton Expo Centre is convenient and plentiful and available for $15 per vehicle. The venue provides ample on-site parking facilities to accommodate visitors attending various events, making it hassle-free to find a parking spot.
Each parking ticket is valid for 24 hours. Guests can come to an Edmonton EXPO Centre event and leave their vehicles overnight for pick up within 24 hours of entering the lot without having to pay for a second day of parking.
YES! There will be a coat-check / bag check service as you enter the event for both GA and VIP guests. Check the festival map (coming soon) to familiarize yourself with the location.
Please keep in mind that coat-check capacity may be limited. Early arrival is recommended if you intend on using this service.
Re-entry is not allowed at SCREAM to ensure the safety and security of all attendees. This policy helps event organizers maintain control over access to the venue and ensures that everyone inside can enjoy the event without disruption. It also helps maintain the integrity of ticketing and security procedures, contributing to a seamless and enjoyable experience for all participants. While re-entry may not be possible, rest assured that SCREAM is designed to offer a fantastic and unforgettable experience throughout the event.
• Cell phones and portable chargers / external batteries.
• Cigarettes (must be sealed upon entry) and lighters. Smoking is only permitted in the designated smoking area.
• E-Cigs / Vapes Disposable Only. No refillable liquid chambers or oils.
• Fanny Packs
• Gum (must be sealed upon entry)
• Personal sized hand sanitizer (sealed upon entry)
• Hydration Packs / Camel Packs (must be empty upon entry)
• Lip Balm, lip gloss and lipstick (does not need to be sealed)
• Non-professional flash / still cameras, handheld video devices under 6” (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, etc.) and GoPro extendable poles.
• Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with safety officer upon entry).
• Powder makeup (liquid makeup is prohibited)
• Small bags, single-compartment bags, plush bags, purses, backpacks (maximum 12”x12”). Anything over 12”x12” must be see through.
• Sunglasses & hats
• Tampon and pads (sealed upon entry)
• Wet Wipes (sealed upon entry)
• Hula-hoops & Poi (no whips).
• Totems under 4ft tall – no larger than 12 inches wide.
The following items are not to be brought to the festival grounds:
• Aerosol products / cans
• Balls or Frisbees
• Bota bags
• Drones, remote-controlled aircraft, toys
• Drugs or drug paraphernalia
• Eye drops
• Glass, cans, cups, or coolers
• Inflatables of any kind
• Helium Balloons
• Illegal substances
• Large chains or spiked jewelry
Laser pointers, whistles, or air horns
• Liquid makeup
• Markers, pens, or spray paint
• Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry)
• Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy). GF Food options will be available at vendors.
• Over-the-counter medication
• Personal misting fan with attached bottle
• Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs)
• Selfie sticks
• Stickers, flyers, posters
• Stuffed animals or dolls
• Tents, large umbrellas, chairs, or blankets
• Toy guns, water guns, slingshots
• Unsealed tampons or pads (upon entry)
• No spray paint or permanent markers
• No footballs, soccer balls, or other sports equipment
• No prams or strollers
• No homemade food in re-sealable containers (GF Options will be available at vendors)
• No fire dancing equipment.
• No Whips.
*** No items that in the opinion of management / security that could cause harm or public nuisance ***
- NO Costumes that resemble a public safety uniforms (police, SWAT, fire, security, or medical) in any way
- NO Weapon or weapon accessories of any kind, real or fictional (including whips, lightsabers, pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, fake weapons/props, etc.)
If your costume is complex it may require extra screening / searches.
SCREAM is committed to providing a modern and efficient event experience, which is why it has adopted a cashless policy. By going cashless, attendees can enjoy a more convenient and secure environment. This approach minimizes the need for physical cash transactions, reducing the risk of theft or loss. It also speeds up service at bars and concessions, ensuring shorter wait times and a smoother overall experience for everyone. Cashless payments, such as credit cards or mobile apps, are not only faster but also more hygienic, aligning with modern event standards and prioritizing the safety and satisfaction of SCREAM attendees. Credit, debit, Samsung Pay, Apple Pay, and Android Pay will be accepted.
At SCREAM, we understand the importance of providing a safe and designated area for our attendees who choose to smoke tobacco or cannabis. Our smoking area is carefully designated to ensure that everyone can enjoy the event while respecting local laws and regulations. It offers a comfortable and controlled environment where you can take a break, enjoy your smoke, and connect with fellow attendees. We prioritize the well-being and enjoyment of all our guests, and our smoking area is just one way we aim to create a positive and inclusive experience for everyone at SCREAM.
Personal quantities of Cannabis (maximum of 30g per person) are allowed onsite for consumption within the designated areas. Cannabis products must be sealed, store-bought packaging. All seals must be unbroken. Due to the nature of the event.
Yes, camel packs are allowed! However, we must stress – be-careful of OVERHYDRATION! Ensure that you are getting enough electrolytes with your water!
SCREAM takes your culinary experience seriously! We curate a diverse selection of food vendors to tantalize your taste buds and keep your energy high throughout the event. From mouthwatering local favorites to international delights, our food vendors offer a wide array of options to suit every palate. Whether you’re craving savory, sweet, or something in between, you’ll find an exciting range of dishes and treats to satisfy your hunger. We ensure that there’s something for everyone, so you can refuel, recharge, and continue enjoying the electrifying atmosphere of SCREAM without missing a beat. Get ready for a delicious journey at SCREAM!
Leaving SCREAM offers various transportation choices, but it’s essential to be prepared:
1. Uber & Taxis: Uber and taxis are readily available nearby. However, be aware of potential surge fares due to high demand. Additionally, expect longer wait times as many attendees will be leaving simultaneously after the event.
2. Our Shuttle Service: Our post-event shuttle service is designed for a hassle-free journey home. But remember, the shuttles depart at 3:20 AM sharp, so ensure you’re on time. Due to the large number of people leaving, there might be a short wait. You must book your shuttle ahead of time.
Regardless of your choice, please plan accordingly. Leaving extra time for transportation is wise, especially if you’ve used coat check. We want your SCREAM experience to end smoothly, so take precautions for a safe and convenient departure.
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