Halloween Trunk or Treat Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Many October events in southeast Michigan offer a unique, safe and fun trick-or-treating experience, including these 2018 trunk or treat events.

trunk-or-treat events in southeast Michigan

Looking for an alternative Halloween for kids that still involves goodies, costumes and being outside? Trunk-or-treating might for you! These events are hosted by reputable local businesses, community centers and faith organizations. Tykes grab candy from festively decorated car trunks all gathered in one spot – typically the host’s parking lot – vs. hoofing it door to door.

Browse our 2018 roundup of trunk-or-treat events in Macomb, Oakland, Wayne and Washtenaw counties – and for even more Spooktacular fun, our list of top haunted houses, Halloween events and October festivals, too.


Halloween Spooktacular at River Bends Park

Oct. 13, 2018

  • Address: River Bends Park, 5700 22 Mile Road, Shelby Township
  • Time: noon-2 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 586-731-0300
  • Cost: free/residents, $10/non-residents; registration required

Dress up in your costume for trunk-or-treating, and stick around for games, goodies and crafts.

Trunk or Treat at Trinity Lutheran Church and School

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Oct. 13, 2018

  • Address: Trinity Lutheran Church and School, 45160 Van Dyke Ave., Utica
  • Time: 2-4 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 586-731-4490
  • Cost: free

Don your costume and collect candy from the decorated cars. There’ll be games and a concessions stand, too.

Fisk Farm Halloween at Fisk Farm in White Lake

Oct. 20, 2018

  • Address: Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Road, White Lake
  • Time: 6-10 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-684-5721
  • Cost: $3/family

The trunk-or-treat is only the beginning of this event. Get your candy and follow it up with be a drive-in movie, music, stories and refreshments.

Trucks, Trunks and Treats at Rochester Church of Christ

Oct. 27, 2018

  • Address: Rochester Church of Christ, 250 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills
  • Time: 4-4:45 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-651-1933
  • Cost: free

This fun-filled Halloween extravaganza offers candy and treats for costumed kids. Cider and doughnuts and fire truck and police car displays, too.

Trunk or Treat at Clarkston United Methodist Church

Oct. 20, 2018

  • Address: Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road, Clarkston
  • Time: 3-6 p.m. Saturday
  • Phone: 248-625-1611
  • Cost: free

Dress in costume and hop from decorated car to decorated car in search of candy and other treats in the parking lot of the church.

Spooktacular Trunk or Treat 2018 at the Garden City Farmers Market 

Oct. 25, 2018 

  • Address: Garden City Farmers Market, 5805 Central Ave., Garden City
  • Time: 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Phone: 734-261-2830
  • Cost: 1 non-perishable canned food item

This event attracts some 1500 kids for treat and fun.

Trunk or Treat at Waterford Recreation Center

Oct. 26, 2018

  • Address: Waterford Recreation Center parking lot, 5640 Williams Lake Road
  • Time: 6-7 p.m. Friday
  • Phone: 248-674-4881
  • Cost: free

Visit cars decorated by local families and businesses in Waterford. Advance registration required.

Trunk or Treat in Downtown Mount Clemens

Oct. 27, 2018

  • Address: New county parking structure, behind Macomb County Administration Building, downtown Mount Clemens
  • Time: noon-3 p.m. Saturday (while supplies last)
  • Phone: 586-899-3634
  • Cost: free

The Rotary Club of Mount Clemens sponsors this annual trunk-or-treat. Dress in costume to participate in the activities.

Trunk or Treat at Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Oct. 28, 2018

  • Address: Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10000 Beech Daly Road
  • Time: 5-7 p.m. Sunday
  • Phone: 313-937-3170
  • Cost: free

Kids can enjoy crafts from 5 to 6 p.m., following by trunk-or-treat and a family dinner from 6 to 7 p.m.

Friends in Southwest Detroit Trunk or Treat 

Oct. 31, 2018 

  • Address: Knights of Columbus, 4381 Larkins St., Detroit
  • Time: 4-7 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-220-8851
  • Cost: free

Kids that participate in this 2nd annual enjoy a Halloween evening full of food, treats and live entertainment.

This post was originally published in 2015 and is updated regularly.