Halloween in Michigan – Best Halloween Events

The Best Michigan Halloween Events and Things To Do

It’s easy for Halloween to be fun when October rolls around, and Halloween spirit is at its highest.

There’s something for everyone, whether you love farm activities such as apple picking, corn mazes and bobbing for apples or you prefer the more spooky Halloween activities like haunted hayrides where actors wearing Halloween masks leap out at you.

There is no right or wrong way to celebrate Halloween, and your family will be happy to know that there are many ways to make it special.

The Halloween attractions for families and kids are full of fun, including trunk and treat and pumpkin panting.

We share our top picks for Michigan’s best Halloween events so that you don’t have to travel the state looking for the best haunted attraction.

While you’re enjoying some candy corn, take a look at the following list for lots of family-friendly activities that will inspire your Halloween ideas.

You can also use the map at bottom of the post to find “Michigan Halloween Events near Me”

Halloween Events in Southeast Michigan

Terror on Tillson Street, Romeo, MI

This charming residential street in Romeo MI, comes alive during Halloween with incredible, outrageous Halloween decorations. It’s a great display of scary fun! Tillson Street’s Halloween decorations are a must-see during October.

Ride to Tillson Street, southeast Michigan’s Romeo. Be ready to get into the Halloween spirit by taking a stroll down the block to see which houses are decorated for Halloween.

FISH OR TREAT at SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium

4316 Baldwin Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48236

Auburn Hills’ SEA LIFE aquarium is Michigan’s newest aquarium. You can dress up in Halloween costumes and take part in their Halloween FISH or TREAT event, which runs from October 9th through 31st.

The aquarium is “boo-tifully” decorated. You can also learn about the spooky sea creatures batfish, wolf Eels, moon jelly, and many more. The Interactive Touchpool is for those who are brave enough to touch sticky sea anemones or slimy sea stars.

Tickets are strictly limited so you must order tickets online in advance.

Zoo Boo

8450 W. 10 Mile Rd.
Royal Oak, MI 4867

Zoo Boo is an annual Detroit Zoo “merry-not scary” event that takes place on October 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24. Children will be given a goodie bag when they arrive.

You can enjoy Halloween decorations, entertainment, photo-ops and educational Halloween activities for kids. The zoo will remain open as usual during this period. Guests are invited to see all their favourite animals and enjoy seasonal scenery. This makes it a family-friendly Halloween event.

Cider in the City

1901 Grand River Ave.
Detroit, MI 48226

For 2021, Cider in the City will be back for its third year. Beacon Park is the perfect place to go downtown for Halloween crafts and games, as well as fun family activities.

You can enjoy cider and donuts, find new food trucks, and compete with other lawn games such as bean bag toss, while live music fills your ears. Or, if you are looking for the classic hayride or pumpkin patch experience, it will be a great time.

Ooky Spooky light show at Longway Planetarium and Haunted Hallway

1310 E Kearsley St.
Flint, MI 48503

Each of the Flint Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium will host a Halloween event.

Listen to your favourite Halloween songs at the Longway Planetarium. From the 27th through the 31st, you can take a walk down the Haunted Walkway, which offers spooky fun for children of all ages.

Get your Pumpkin Hayrides at Kensington Metropark

4570 Huron River Parkway
Milford, MI 48381

Spend some time outdoors this October to enjoy the last bit of sunshine before winter blankets everything with snow. You can take a hayride from Kensington Metropark to a pumpkin patch and enjoy the fall colors.

You can find the perfect pumpkin for you, whether you are planning to carve Halloween pumpkins or paint them. Hayrides can be drawn by horses on weekends and by a tractor during the week.

This accessible Halloween activity is a hit with us: We can provide a wheelchair lift upon advance notice.

Halloween Events in West Michigan

Halloween Light Spooktacular

4516 24th St.
Dorr, MI 49323

The Witches of New Salem attraction in Dorr takes over the month of October. There are many scary activities, but the Halloween Light Spooktacular is a safer option for families.

A wagon will take guests on Fridays and Saturdays through the month along a trail lit up with Halloween lights. The light flashes in sync with Halloween songs. It lasts approximately 20 minutes and is suitable to all ages.

HallowGlow Glow Nights

2121 Celebration Dr. NE
Grand Rapids (MI 49525)

TreeRunner Adventure Park is located in Grand Rapids and is the ideal place for kids to burn off some steam. Park-goers look forward to HallowGlow returning on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout October.

HallowGlow is a celebration that takes the park’s regular Glow Nights to the next stage. The park has plenty of glow sticks decorations and lots of lights to make it fun for friends. You can explore the park’s themed exhibits between trails while wearing costumes. Enjoy some Halloween candy to end the three-hour experience.

Kingman Museum & Leila Arboretum, and Kaleidoscope Garden

928 W Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI 49037

The Spooky Science Saturday is open to children aged 6-12 from Battle Creek’s Kingman Museum, Leila Arboretum, and all families. You can dress up as a scientist and enjoy dozens of STEM-themed activities and giveaways.

On nice days, Hayrides are a fun and scenic way to travel through the Leila Arboretum or Kaleidoscope Gardens.

New Salem Corn Maze

4516 24th St,
Dorr, MI 49323
(616) 681-2342

This haunted corn maze is located in southwest Michigan. Be prepared for some scary Halloween fun. This nighttime adventure will take your on a wild ride full of twists and turns, confusion, mayhem, and many other surprises.

Lighthouse Trick or Treat

South Pierhead Light
1431 Beach St
Muskegon, MI 494441

The South Pierhead light at Muskegon will be hosting a special trick-or-treat event on Saturday, October 23rd. For a free tour of South Pierhead Lighthouse, dress up in your costume between 2 and 5 pm.

Tours are available for those who don’t have costumes. If you do not wish to wear a costume, expect to pay $5 for adults and $3 for veterans and 17-year-olds.

Hocus Pocus (1993, PG) at Kalamazoo at Kalamazoo State Theater

404 S Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

The Sanderson sisters can return in 300 years – Hocus Pocus will be back at the Kalamazoo State Theater on Saturday, October 16th. As the anticipation grows for a new Halloween musical adaptation, this favorite Halloween movie is making a comeback.

To immortalize the night, dress up as your favorite Sanderson sister. Sweetwater’s donuts are also available for purchase. You can also adopt cats from the SPCA. What’s better than seeing a classic movie on big screen?

Northern Michigan & Upper Peninsula Halloween Events

Halloween Hoopla at Avalanche Bay

1 Boyne Mountain Road.
Boyne Falls (MI)

Avalanche Bay’s Halloween Hoopla is October 29th-30th. This weekend, you can wear your Halloween costume and engage in entertainment for all ages.

For years to come, Halloween memories will be made by creating lasting memories with activities like chairlift rides, trick or treating, bonfires and smores, as well as other Halloween events.

Fort Fright

102 W. Straits Ave.
Mackinaw City (MI)

Fort Michilimackinac’s Fort Fright will be open to families on October 8th-9th for Halloween fun. The 18th-century fort, which was also used as a fur trading village, is lit up by lanterns.

You can stop by a bonfire and listen to storytellers tell a frightening story, scary folktale, or terrifying legend. Enjoy hot mulled cider and cookies as well as candy and other treats at the site. The majority of events are family-friendly. However, for those who want more thrills, there is a haunted home, demon walk, or werewolf walk.

Mackinac Island Halloween Weekend

Mackinac Island

Mackinac Island will celebrate Halloween Weekend from October 22nd to 24th. Mackinac Island already makes a great family vacation spot. But, the Halloween Weekend celebration adds to the enjoyment of the island.

The Great Turtle Trail Run is one of the activities, as well as a Downtown Mackinac trick or-treating event. There are also fun Halloween parties for adults at all the island establishments.

Halloween Hayrides

Wellington Farm Park
6940 Military Rd.
Grayling, MI

Wellington Farm Park in Grayling will offer Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Hayrides during the last weekend of Oct, 29-31.

This hayride is perfect for families with young children or couples who don’t want to be afraid. It takes you through a forest lit up by jack-o lanterns in many styles. They were all created during the farm pumpkin carving contest.

The ride will be broken up by a stop at the Summer Kitchen, where cider and donuts are available beside the warm stove. After the visit, you will return to the Visitors Center.

Ghosts of Lighthouse Point

Marquette Maritime Museum & Lighthouse
300 Lake Shore Blvd.
Marquette, MI

The Marquette Maritime Museum & Lighthouse will host a haunted tour from October 14-16th. You can learn about the maritime history of northern Michigan and enjoy the haunted spirit while supporting the museum or NMU Food Pantry by donating one canned food.

The tours from 7 to 8 pm are family-friendly. The later tours are for teens and adults.

Michigan Family-Friendly Halloween Events

  • Hallowe’en Fairy Tale Feast at Greenfield Village & the Henry Ford Museum
  • Terror on Tilson Street, Romeo, MI
  • Northville Halloween Scavenger Hunt
  • Boo Bash Lake Orion 2021
  • Glenlore Trails: The Haunted Forest of Commerce

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