Trunk or treats, haunted houses, pumpkin parades and more – here are the top Halloween events for KIDS in Metro Detroit! 

Ann Arbor

PUMPKINS, LANTERNS & LEAVES

Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15

@ Mattaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor

Join us after hours in the gardens with pumpkins, masks, and other harvest-themed fun. Then top off the evening with a parade of lanterns that kids and families make and take home.


Auburn Hills

TRICKS & TREATS AT SEALIFE MICHIGAN

In October

@ SEA LIFE Michigan, Auburn Hills

This Halloween, join Serafina the Sea Witch for a frighteningly fun time! ​She loves looking after her ocean home, and in order to help keep her fellow sea creatures safer, she’s created some magical challenges to find those who are worthy to join her army of ocean defenders.​


Berkley

BOO!KLEY’S TRICK OR TREAT STROLL

Sunday, October 30

@ Downtown Berkley

Bring your little trick-or-treater to downtown Berkley where they can collect candy from participating downtown business (map) on Saturday, October 30th from 12-3:00pm.


Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM FARMERS’ MARKET CELEBRATION

Sunday, October 30

@ Shain Park, Birmingham

Join us as we say goodbye to another wonderful season. Enjoy Halloween-themed festivities and fun! Visitors of all ages will enjoy the welcoming atmosphere with live music, food trucks, kids’ activities and special events. Nearby parks, eateries and shopping make it the perfect place to spend a Sunday!


Canton

BOO BASH

Saturday, October 15

@ Summit Canton

BOO Bash Youth and teens ages 7-17 are invited to the BOO Bash for some Halloween fun. This safe and supervised kids Halloween party features a costume contest, pizza dinner, magic show (3-5pm) or laser tag (7-10pm) and more spooky fun! Looking for a date night and have kids ages 12-17? Bundle BOO bash with the Cherry Hill Village Monster Mash Halloween Party for adults ages 21 and up! This event is separated by age. Kids ages 7-11 are invited to register for the 3:00-5:00pm party and kids ages 12-17 are invited to register for the 7:00-10:00pm party. Pre-registration is required.


Centerline

HALLOWEEN TOWN

Saturday, October 15

@ Centerline Parks & Recreation

Come on down for spooky fun at Centerlines Parks and Recreation Department! Trunk or treat, haunted house and fall refreshments.


Chesterfield

SKULLS & SKELETSON ON SUGAR-BOO-SHHH

Saturday, October 15

@ Chesterfield Township Parks and Recreation

We welcome you to join us on our Indoor/outdoor trick-or-treat trails. Wear your costumes and participate in a safe, friendly boo bash with your family and friends! Participants receive a trick-or-treat bag, pumpkin, a sweet treat, plenty of candy and spooky splendor! Enjoy plenty of spooky surprises and more in this hometown Halloween happening. This event is most popular with children ages 2-10 and will sell-out.


Clarkston

FRIENDLY FOREST

Saturday, October 8

@ Clintonwood Park

Join us at Clintonwood Park with your little princesses, ghosts and goblins to collect goodies from all of your favorite cartoon and fairy-tale characters! Walk a decorated trail with authentic back drops that will keep you peeking around the bend for more! Dress your child in their favorite Halloween costume. Goodie bags will be provided at the beginning of the trail. After trick or treating enjoy a yummy snack!


Clawson

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL

TBD

@ Clawson City Park

Children in costume, accompanied by an adult, are invited to trick or treat on the wood chip trail in the park. Trick or treat stations are provided by local businesses and groups. Bring a flashlight and bag for candy. Donuts and cider provided in the pavilion following the Trick or Treat Trail.


Clinton Township

TRICK OR TREAT TRAIL

Saturday, October 22

@ Clinton Township Civic Center

This event will create wonderful memories for you and your family. Your child will be amazed by the “live” Friendly Character nature trail where they will receive plenty of toys and candy! To round out their experience, each child will pick their own pie pumpkin from the Great Pumpkin Patch. Bring your camera; you don’t want to miss these wonderful photo opportunities! Pre-registration is required for children over 12 months old. ALL ADULTS ARE FREE!

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Thursday, October 27

@ Clinton-Macomb South Library, Clinton Township

Wear your costume and join us at the South Branch for some Halloween fun. There will be crafts, treats, and other fun Halloween activities.


Dearborn

HALLOWE’EN IN GREENFIELD VILLAGE 

Multiple weekends: October 6-9, 13-16, 20-23 and 27-30

@ Greenfield Village, Dearborn

Hosted over 16 evenings in October, Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village is formatted for guests to stroll through the village at their own pace, picking and choosing their own festive or frightful experience. Back by popular demand, the Hallowe’en Express will return to its haunted tracks, taking riders along a ghoulish, surprising journey through Greenfield Village. Tickets for Hallowe’en Express will be available to purchase online for a small additional fee.

DOWNTOWN DEARBORN TRICK-OR-TREAT

Saturday, October 30

@ Downtown Dearborn

Get Spooky! Families are invited to get dressed up in their Halloween best and visit participating businesses for Halloween Trick or Treating.


Detroit

HARVESTFEST

Saturday, October 1 & Sunday, October 2

@ Robert C. Valade Park, Detroit

Detroit Harvest Fest & Food Truck Rally will feature 12 trick or treating stations, crafting stations, a pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating for kids, spooky science activities, a scavenger hunt and more!

ROCK O’WEEKN WITH MISS PAULA AND THE CANDY BANDITS

Saturday, October 29

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Come listen as Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits play popular children’s songs set to a rock n’ roll beat. Nursery rhymes will never be the same again! Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume.

HALLOWEEN AT HOGWARTS

Saturday, October 29

@ Detroit Symphony Orchestra

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! Join conductor Erin Freeman and the DSO for selections from your favorite Harry Potter films and more. Witches, wizards and muggles are invited to participate in the annual costume contest and other pre-concert activities.


Dexter

TRICK OR TREAT

Saturday, October 29

@ Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter

Join us for a Trunk-or-Treat experience at Hudson Mills Metropark. Get dressed up and come out to Trunk-or-Treat from park vehicles like a dump truck and police car, as well as community members vehicles. The Metroparks Outreach vehicle will have hands-on activities.
Be sure to stay for the drive-in movie, Monster House, at 7 p.m. The food bar in the Activity Center will be open during both events.


Farmington

FARMINGTON HILLS BOO BASH 

Sunday, October 23

@ Heritage Park, Farmington

It’s Halloween at Heritage Park! Dress up in your favorite costume and come enjoy a hayride, s’mores, crafts, a creepy crawly creature display, and a trick or treat trail. The event runs from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM. When registering please select your hayride time, which run every 15 minutes. Registration required for both adult and child. A paid adult must accompany children on Hayrides.

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Wednesday, October 29

@ Farmington Community Library
Celebrate Halloween in Downtown Farmington with storytime and trick-or-treating!


Ferndale

FALL FESTIVAL

Saturday, October 1

@ Martin Road Park, Ferndale

The 12th Annual Ferndale Fall Festival, will be hosted by the Ferndale Parks & Recreation Department on Saturday, October 1st from 11am – 3pm! Join for face painting, pony rides, roller skating, food for sale, hayrides, photobooth, climbing wall, a trick-or-treat trail, and more!


Flint

HALLOWEEN GHOSTS & GOODIES

Weekends In October

@ Crossroads Village & Huckleberry Railroad

Halloween is coming. That means making your way to Crossroads Village for one of autumn’s greatest traditions: Halloween Ghosts & Goodies. Through October, you’ll find treats and tricks, cider and doughnuts, little monsters and big fun for the whole family. From  the magic show at the Colwell Opera House to our straw maze and the 20 treat stops throughout the Village, it’s sure to put you in the spirit of the season – all of it included with your admission. And if you’re looking for a Halloween memory to last a lifetime, don’t forget to top off your visit with a 40-minute ride through the autumn countryside on the famous Huckleberry Ghost Train Express. 


Howell

LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOWELL 

Saturday, October 29

@ Downtown Howell

Activities include trick or treating, human and pet costume contests, live music, hay rides, the viewing of the classic films, creepy campfires and storytelling, ghostly graveyard, inflatables for kids and teens, broom ball, food and street vendors, and the night-time, luminary lit Headless Horseman 5K/10K race that runs through Lakeview Cemetery drawing over 1500 athletes.


Livonia

TRICK OR TREAT OPEN HOUSE 

Sunday, October 9 

@ Jack Kirksey Recreation Center, Livonia

Stop by the Kirksey Recreation from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, for a day of Halloween fun and learning about what the The Rec has to offer. Do some trick or treating, Halloween crafts and activities, swimming, use the climbing wall, our FitHub, drop-in sports and more!

SHADOWS FROM THE PAST HALLOWEEN WALK 

Friday, October 21st & Saturday, October 22nd

@ Greenmead Historic Village, Livonia

Trick or treat at the Greenmead Historical Park village houses during this family-friendly self-guided event. Costumes and flashlights are encouraged. Refreshments will be available at the end of the tour. Check-in times every 15 minutes from 5-7:30 p.m. both Friday-Saturday, Oct. 21-22.

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR 

Friday, October 28 

@ St. Joe’s Sports Complex

This is a FREE family friendly event that includes trick-or-treating, bounce houses, costume contests and frightfully fun activities. Ozzy the Ocelot, Schoolcraft’s mascot, has invited all his superhero and princess friends – you won’t want to miss taking photos with all your favorites. Register now for a scary good time! REGISTRATION REQUIRED!


Macomb

FALL FUN FEST 

Weekends in October

@ Deneweth’s Garden Center, Macomb

Decorate pumpkins, go on a spooky hayride, bounce in an inflatable or explore a mini straw maze and much more!


Milford

TRICK OR TREAT ALONG THE TRAIL 

Saturday, October 15

@ Kensington Nature Center, Milford

Celebrate Halloween with fun, safe and non-scary trick-or-treating in the park for the whole family! Follow the path of pumpkins along our festive trail to find fall-themed photo opportunities and more. Who knows which costumed characters you might find along the way? Dress in your costume and bring your candy bucket to collect goodies – adults too!


New Boston

TRUNK OR TREAT AT DOC’S

Saturday, October 22

@ Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee

No tricks, just treats! Doc’s Ice Cream & Coffee would like you to join us for a spooky evening of trunk or treating!


Northville

SKELETONS ARE ALIVE LAUNCH PARTY

Friday, October 7

@ Downtown Northville

The skeletons arrival is kicked off with the Skeletons are Alive Launch Party. The FREE celebration, which is open to the public, takes place on Friday, October 7, 2022 from 6-9 p.m. in Town Square (across from the Marquis Theatre on Main Street). The evening features music, food trucks, a photo booth and entertainment.

HALLOWEEN HYSTERIA! 

Sunday, October 16

@ Mill Race Village, Northville

Join the Northville Historical society & Mill Race Village for an afternoon of spooky Halloween fun for the entire family! Trick or treating, Halloween crafts, Spooky History and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow ~ Refreshments and more…

TINY PUMPKINS 

Tuesday, October 18

@ Northville Community Center

Have a fun time at our not-so-spooky Halloween event! Enjoy pumpkin decorating, dancing, coloring, Halloween stations and a costume contest for the tiny pumpkins. Parents and Grandparents welcome at no charge. No candy will be given out at this event.

HALLOWEEN SCAVENGER HUNT 

Tuesday, October 25

@ Thayer’s Corner

Get ready for a trick or treat scavenger hunt at Thayer’s Corner, fun for the whole family. Wear your costume and grab a photo near our photo prop station. Walk through the trail to spot all of our hunt items. Scavenger hunt, cider and donuts, pick a pumpkin, story time and other entertainment. No on-site registration will be available. Come anytime during the hour time slot.

STREETS OF TREATS 

Saturday, October 29

@ Downtown Northville

Please join Northville in this Halloween Tradition. Free Event, Open to the Public. Kids’ Costume Parade begins at the Northville Community Center, 303 West Main Street, at 9:30am and walks into downtown, with a special parade escort by Preservation Dental’s Tooth Fairy.


Orion Township

HALLOWEEN STROLL

Weekends In October

@ Canterbury Village

Canterbury Village transforms to provide a true Halloween setting throughout that has something for all ages. Halloween Stroll is a family friendly event hosted all outdoors where you stroll through the quaint Village that features multiple encounters and exhibits with characters along a path lit by orange glowing lamp posts and hand-carved jack-o-lanterns. Passing through pumpkin trees, the spooky carousel house, scarecrow row, singing and dancing skeletons, the tunnel of fun and much more. After your stroll, comfort yourself with hot chocolate, cider and donuts, snacks, and various food options while enjoying the afterparty on the C Pub patio.


Plymouth

HALLOWEEN WALK

October 14, 15, 21 & 22

@ The Art Attic

Enjoy lots of photo ops along the way. We will have stations set up throughout the decorated path, each with little prizes (not candy) for your trick-or-treaters. It will be a memorable event for all ages, as it will be spooky, but not scary. Try your skills at pumpkin bowling, say hi to our chickens, and check out our giant spider webs.

THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN  THE NIGHT

Friday, October 14

@ Plymouth Historical Museum

Something is eerie in the Plymouth Historical Museum. Ghosts have infiltrated the exhibit spaces after hours and we’re not sure what mischief they’re up to! Come explore the Museum after hours on Friday, October 14, with tours starting every 15 minutes between 6 and 8 pm. Halloween costumes are encouraged, but not required. Upon departure from the Museum, children will be given a bag of candy and a craft to make at home.

PUMPKIN PALOOZA

Sunday, October 23

@ Downtown Plymouth

Come and enjoy a safe and haunted Halloween experience. Pumpkin Palooza is a family fun Halloween extravaganza with games, costume contests, dancing, entertainment, petting zoo, and candy.


Ray

TRICK OR TREAT AT THE FARM

Saturday, October 28th & Sunday, October 29th

@ Wolcott Mill Metropark, Ray

Join us at the farm for some trick or treating fun! Visit each of our animal barns and show off your Halloween costumes. Trick-or-Treating isn’t just for the kids; adults are encouraged to come in a family-friendly costume too! Our animals even join in on the fun with costumes of their own!


Rochester

TRICK OR TREAT DOWNTOWN 

Saturday, October 15

@ Downtown Rochester

Watch the streets of Rochester come to life with ghosts, ghouls, superheros and more as children trick-or treat with the Downtown merchants! Children can then meet at the corner of East Street and E. University for a costume parade at 5:15 pm. Followed by a Halloween Fest in the Farmers’ Market Lot!


Romeo

TERROR ON TILLSON STREET

Every day in October

@ Tillson Street, Romeo

Tillson Street is located in Romeo, Michigan. This street is famous for their elaborate Halloween decorations during the month of October. This dedicated group of homeowners come together each year to put together a spooktacular display like none you have ever seen! Trick-or-Treating is on October 31 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm every year.


Roseville

A RARE NIGHTMARE

Friday, October 28th

@ Recreation Authority Center

Bring the family out to the Recreation Authority for some Halloween fun. There will be a magic show, spooky dance, pumpkin patch, games, crafts, a trunk or treat and more.


Royal Oak

SPOOKTACULAR

Sunday, October 23rd

@ Downtown Royal Oak

The 35th Annual Royal Oak Spooktacular will feature trick or treating at local businesses and fun family activities on Washington Street.


Shelby Township

HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR

Friday, October 14th

@ Shelby Township Hall

Join us to pass out candy and watch a movie.


Southfield

BOO BASH

Saturday, October 29

@ Southfield Pavillion

Ghoulish games, creepy crafts, entertainment and trick or treating. Event is for children ages 2-12. Everyone (children ages 2-12 and adults) must purchase a ticket to enter.


Sterling Heights

HALLOWEEN PARADE

Monday, October 24th

@ Sterling Heights Library

Children in 6th grade and younger are encouraged to dress up in their Halloween costumes and join us for some Halloween stories, a trick-or-treat parade, and a short Halloween movie! Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate strollers or wagons.


Taylor

BOO BARN

Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23

@ Heritage Park Petting Farm, Taylor

Enjoy an inflatable corn maze, a “haunted” barn, pumpkin decorating and our friendly farm animals.

HALLOW-PALOOZA

Friday, October 29

@ Heritage Park, Taylor

Hallow-Palooza was created to much success, with thousands of people attending. The trick-or-treat event follows a path that winds it way through “spooky locations” in Heritage Park, the petting farm, Taylor Conservatory & Botanical Gardens and other stops.


Toledo

LITTLE BOO

Thursday, October 20 & Friday, October 21

@ Toledo Zoo

Trick-or-treat around the Zoo and enjoy these other free fun activities: strolling magic, boo-tacular play area, Jack-o-lantern Express Train and more!

PUMPKIN PATH

Saturday, October 22 & Sunday, October 23

@ Toledo Zoo

Trick-or-treat around the Zoo and enjoy these other free fun activities: character meet and greets, boo-tacular play area, live entertainment, Jack-o-lantern Express Train and more!


Trenton

HALLOWEEN PARTY

Wednesday, October 26

@ Trenton Cultural Center

Join Trenton Parks & Recreation at the Halloween Party from 6pm – 8pm on October 26th, 2022. Participants can come as you are or in your favorite costume. Participants can participate in a costume contest, crafts, games, and snacks!


Troy

TRICK OR TREAT AMONG THE TREES 

Sunday, October 16

@ Stage Nature Center

Halloween doesn’t have to be ghastly and frightening; it can be a fun and friendly outdoor celebration! Put on your costume and come out to hike the woodland pumpkin trail with a SNC guide. Children will learn some secrets of the forest, receive treats, meet costumed characters and some live animals. Dress for the weather! For children with an adult.

TROY ‘PREHISTORIC’ VILLAGE TRICK OR TREAT

Friday, October 21

@ Troy Historic Village

Don’t be a “scared-dactyl”- join us for some prehistoric Trick-or-Treating fun! This year, the Village is going back to the age of the dinosaurs. Kids will enjoy dinosaur-themed decorations, games, crafts, and activities while they explore the Village in search of candy and goodies during this annual, friendly-not-scary event. Register in advance for reduced admission.


Van Buren Township

CANDY LOOP

Saturday, October 22

@ Quirk Park

Join us for some family-friendly trick-or-treating at Quirk Park! Your family will walk a short trail as they gather candy from some of our local businesses and organizations! Be prepared to be out-of-doors and have a great time! Pre-registration encouraged.


West Bloomfield

TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL

Sunday, October 23

@ Marshbank Park, West Bloomfield

Get more treats than tricks this fall by walking along the safe and friendly ½ mile paved trail at Marshbank Park during our Trick-or-Treat Trail. Put on your costume and head out to collect goodies from costumed characters, local businesses and organizations.


White Lake

TRICK OR TREAT ALONG THE TRAIL

Saturday, October 22

@ Indian Springs Metropark, White Lake

Celebrate Halloween with fun, safe and non-scary trick-or-treating in the park for the whole family! Follow the path of pumpkins along our festive trail to find fall-themed photo opportunities and more. Who knows which costumed characters you might find along the way? Dress in your costume and bring your candy bucket to collect goodies – adults too!


Ypsilanti

TREK OR TREAT

Saturday, October 1

@ Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti

Come enjoy a 1.5 mile section of trail, visit themed stations and collect treats along the way.

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