LEARN THE DANCE
Memorize as much of the dance as you can, using our YouTube lessons. You don't need to know it perfectly or completely to join in.
DRESS AS A ZOMBIE
Although it's not required, almost all of our participants dress up for the event. Copy a zombie look from the iconic Thriller video or create your own. Remember, it's free to participate in the Zombie Walk after the flash mob.
BRING SOME FRIENDS
Anyone can join in the dance, but we love being watched too. The more, the merrier.
DONATE IF YOU CAN
Our event is free for everyone. But if you can afford to, please bring non-perishable food items for the Food Bank to collect.
SPREAD THE WORD
Tell everyone! Let's make this the biggest flash mob Calgary has ever seen!
Due to public health guidance in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, all Thrill Calgary events are currently on hiatus.
But don't worry -- Canada's biggest flash mob will return! We plan to be back, bigger than ever, in 2021, but watch this space for updates.
Anyone can join our flash mob by learning the dance with our free step-by-step YouTube tutorials.
There are no age or dance skill requirements. It's all about having fun and taking part.
How do I join in?
When/Where is Thrill Calgary?
Thrill Calgary is a zombie Thriller flash mob which takes place in Calgary each year to kick off the Halloween season.
The event began as part of the Thrill The World movement - an annual simultaneous world-wide dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”
There are Thrill events in most major cities, from London to Tokyo; Paris to Rio; Sydney to New York City. Vistit Thrill The World's international site at ThrillTheWorld.com to find details.
Each year, the goal was to set a new world record for numbers of people dancing Thriller. We hold the current world record from the 2009 event -- the year Michael Jackson passed away -- with 22,923 participants, in 264 cities (including Calgary) from 33 countries.
Thrill The World was started by dancer Ines Markeljevic in Toronto in 2006. Calgary joined the movement in 2009 with an event at Canada Olympic Park, sponsored by ScreamFest. Our 2010 event was sponsored by Calgary Downtown Association and held on historic Stephen Ave. 2011 through 2013, sponsored by William Joseph, were held in Eau Claire Market. In 2014, Southcentre became our new home base.
In 2018, Thrill Calgary became a standalone flash mob event, promoting fun, community and fitness for all Calgarians. The annual event moved under the banner of Calgary's annual Zomnie Walk.
Anyone can take part in the Thrill Calgary dance mob. It's free to participate, it's open to all ages, and there are ONLY TWO STEPS needed to join the movement.
1. Learn the dance.
2. Thrill the world.
However, to enjoy the full Thriller Night experience -- e.g. dressing as a zombie, supporting the charity, etc. -- take a look at our checklist.
Who can take part?
What is Thrill Calgary?