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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 at Greenmead Historic Park

Oct. 25, 2013

  • Address: 20501 Newburgh Road, Livonia
  • Phone: 248-477-7375
  • Schedule: 6-8 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: $5/person

Kids trick or treat from house-to-house in this village, which boasts homes built in the 1800s. It's a bit spooky – but not too scary for the little ones. Groups leave every half hour. (Note: Advance registration and payment is required by Thursday, Oct. 24.)

Downtown Halloween Festival in Ypsilanti

Oct. 25, 2013

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

Local businesses in the downtown area pass out treats for the kids, while clowns and other acts keep the family entertained.

Halloween at the Macomb Family YMCA

Oct. 25, 2013

  • Address: 10 N. River Road, Mount Clemens
  • Phone: 586-468-1411
  • Schedule: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday
  • Cost: free

Frightfully fun and totally free, this Halloween event features a haunted house, spooky moon bounce, crafts, dancing and more.

Spooktacular Halloween Trick-or-Treat Trail

Oct. 26, 2013

  • Address: Veterans Memorial Park, at Barkman and Chestnut streets, Roseville
  • Phone: 586-445-5480
  • Schedule: 6-7 p.m.
  • Cost: $3/child

There's a DJ, music and candy for kids in a safe setting (includes a plastic pumpkin). Ages 18 months-12 years. (Note: You must register in advance for this event.)

Animal Haunts at the Leslie Science and Nature Center

Oct. 26, 2013

  • Address: 1831 Traver Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-997-1553
  • Schedule: 5-9 p.m.
  • Cost: pre-registration: $10/person, $38/family

Take a guided walk through Black Pond Woods, where you'll meet costumed characters along the way! Little ones can take a shorter hike between 5 and 6:30 p.m., while older kids can participate in longer hikes from 7 to 9 p.m. (Note: You must register in advance for this event.)

Halloween Hullaboo at High Jinks Hall at Depot Theater

Oct. 26, 2013

  • Address: 4861 White Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-575-4104
  • Schedule: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
  • Cost: $7

Once Upon a Puppet presents this family-fun production.

Halloween Spooktacular at Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Oct. 26, 2013

  • Address: 1800 N. Dixboro Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-647-7600
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $8/child

Creative kids can choose from pumpkins and gourds to decorate for Halloween. They can also make masks to take home! (Note: You must register in advance.)

Rock O'Ween at the Max M. Fisher Center

Oct. 26, 2013

  • Address: 3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit
  • Phone: 313-576-5111
  • Schedule: 10 a.m.
  • Cost: $12

Candy Band takes the stage for this show, which is perfect for kids ages 2-6. Don't forget to wear a costume!

Halloween Party at the University of Michigan Museum of Natural History

Oct. 26, 2013

  • Address: 1109 Geddes Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-746-0480
  • Schedule: noon-5 p.m.
  • Cost: free

Halloween and science are combined at this family event, which features live animal demos. Don't forget to bring a goody bag!

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