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Halloween October Events in Southeast Michigan

Trick or treat! Check out these 2013 spooky and family-friendly activities all month long in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties.

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Halloween Festival at Nankin Mills

Oct. 19, 2013

  • Address: 33175 Ann Arbor Trail, Westland
  • Phone: 734-261-1990
  • Schedule: 1 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: Wayne County residents: $6/child, $2/adult; non-residents: $7/child, $3/adult

Spook-free fun for the kiddies – including games, candy, hayrides and more.

Halloween Science at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Oct. 19, 2013

  • Address: 39221 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills
  • Phone: 248-645-3210
  • Schedule: 2-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: members: $13/kids, $2/adults; nonmembers: $16/kids, $5/adults

This year features Dr. Kelp revealing the results of his expedition in a search for non-living avian dinosaurs – or check out science demo stations featuring dry ice and pyro pumpkins. Wear a costume, if you wish. Note: Be sure to register by Oct. 17.

Trick or Treat Among the Trees at the Lloyd A. Stage Nature Center

Oct. 19, 2013

  • Address: 6685 Coolidge Highway, Troy
  • Phone: 248-688-9703
  • Schedule: 6-8:15 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: $11/pre-registered, $13/at the door, $9/members

Got a little tyke who's afraid of All Hallows Eve? Take him or her to this family-fun event, which includes a walk through the woods, treats and costumed characters. Great for kids ages 3-9.

Halloween Spooktacular at River Bends Park

Oct. 19, 2013

  • Address: south side of 22 Mile Road between Shelby and Ryan roads, Shelby Township
  • Phone: 586-731-0300
  • Schedule: noon-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free

Bring some goodies to pass out to local kids – who will trick or treat from trunk to trunk. There'll be a Boo-riffic Bouncer, Monster Midway, face painting, live entertainment and much more. (Note: You must register for this event.)

Trick or Treat in Downtown Rochester

Oct. 19, 2013

  • Address: downtown area
  • Times: 4-8 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-656-0060
  • Cost: free/general; dinner: $10/adults, $5/kids 12 and under

This fun event kicks off with trick-or-treating at area businesses (4-5 p.m.), a kids' costume parade (5:15 p.m.) and then a spaghetti dinner and open house at the fire department (4-8 p.m.).

The Friendly Forest at Clintonwood Park

Oct. 19, 2013

  • Address: 6000 Clarkston Road, Clarkston
  • Times: 3-6 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-625-8223
  • Cost: advance: $4/resident, $6/non-resident, free/adults; onsite: $8/person

Dress the kids up in their favorite costumes and head to this Oakland County spot for some fun along the trail. There will be trick-or-treating, cider and doughnuts.

Trick or Treat at Mill Race Village

Oct. 20, 2013

  • Address: 215 Griswold St., Northville
  • Phone: 248-349-0203
  • Schedule: 4:30-6:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Cost: $7/kids, free/parents

Kids can trick or treat around this historic village – and visit some not-so-spooky houses. Don't forget to wear a costume and bring a bag for goodies. (Note: Register by Oct. 19.)

Downtown Halloween Festival

Oct. 25, 2013

  • Address: Washington Street, downtown Ypsilanti
  • Times: 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-483-4444
  • Cost: free

Visit this family-centered event for a costume contest, balloon animals, games, face painting, popcorn and treats.

Halloween Family Friday at the Robot Garage

Oct. 25, 2013

  • Address: 637 S. Eton Road, Birmingham
  • Phone: 248-723-9100
  • Schedule: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Wear your Halloween costume and head to Birmingham for some free open LEGO building at this Oakland County spot. Check out the building projects that are on display, as well. Be sure to take walk through the LEGO haunted house!

Boo at the Burgh

Oct. 25, 2013

  • Address: Civic Center Drive and Berg Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4620
  • Schedule: 6:30-9 p.m.
  • Cost: advance: $5/residents, $7/nonresidents; day of: $7/residents, $9/nonresidents

Enjoy hayrides through a haunted forest, a bat exhibit, Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin Patch and more at this annual event. Kids can trick or treat through haunted walking paths, too.

Haunted Halloween at the Arab American National Museum

Oct. 26, 2013

  • Address: 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
  • Phone: 313-582-2266
  • Schedule: 4-6:30 p.m. Saturday
  • Cost: free/adults, $7/advance for kids, $8/at door for kids

Kids can trick or treat through the galleries of the Arab American National Museum, then enjoy craft time, games and stories. There will be kid karaoke, too! Lunch is included for kids.

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