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 2019 trunk or treat events.

Cartoon kids in costume in an orange car on a white background

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 2019 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 Heritage Garden in Utica

Oct. 11, 2019

  • Address: Heritage Garden, 52700 Van Dyke Ave., Utica
  • Time: 6 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-731-5100
  • 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. 12, 2019

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

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

Trunk or Treat at Roger’s Roost Restaurant in Sterling Heights 

Oct. 13, 2019 

  • Address: Roger’s Roost Restaurant, 33626 Schoenherr Road, Sterling Heights
  • Time: 3-5 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-979-7550
  • Cost: Free

The popular Macomb County eatery offers great food and treats in the parking lot.

Fisk Farm Halloween at Fisk Farm in White Lake

Oct. 19, 2019

  • Address: Fisk Farm, 9180 Highland Road, White Lake
  • Time: 6:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-684-5721
  • Cost: Call for details

The trunk-or-treat is only the beginning of this event. Get your candy and follow it up with be an outdoor movie, music, shadow puppets, scarecrow contest and much more.

Trunk or Treat Fundraiser at Grant Park in Utica 

Oct. 20, 2019 

  • Address: Grant Park, Utica
  • Time: 1-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $1/child

Get a special trick-or-treating bag and collect candy for a cause.

Trunk or Treat Boo Bash at the Hamtramck Recreation Department 

Oct. 24, 2019 

  • Address: Hamtramck Recreation Department, 11350 Charest St., Hamtramck
  • Time: 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Phone: 313-893-5520 Ext. 3
  • Cost: Free

Wear your favorite costume and collect candy from car trunks. There’s inflatables, face painting and a Hallo-Scream Hall, too.

Spooktacular Trunk or Treat 2018 at Garden City Parks & Recreation

Oct. 24, 2019

  • Address: Garden City Parks & Recreation, 200 Log Cabin Road, 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 treats and fun. At a new location in 2019.

Trunk or Treat at Waterford Recreation Center

Oct. 25, 2019

  • Address: Waterford Recreation Center parking lot, 5640 Williams Lake Road
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-674-5441
  • Cost: Free

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

Halloween at the Y at the Farmington Family YMCA

Oct. 25, 2019 

  • Address: Farmington Family YMCA, 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-553-4020
  • Cost: Free

This event offers trick-or-treating with healthy treats, a costume contests, spooky crafts and more.

Trunk & Treat in Downtown Mount Clemens

Oct. 26, 2019

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

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

Haunted School Trunk or Treat at Sabbath Middle School in River Rouge 

Oct. 26, 2019 

  • Address: Sabbath Middle School, 340 Frazier St., River Rouge
  • Time: 3-7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Find trick-or-treating out of car trunks, a Haunted Hallway contests and more.

Trunk or Treat at Epic Church in Shelby Township 

Oct. 26, 2019 

  • Address: Epic Church 47488 Dequindre Road, Shelby Township
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Find cookie decorating, a costume parade and trick-or-treating stations.

Trunk or Treat at Faith Covenant Church in Farmington Hills 

Oct. 27, 2019 

  • Address: Faith Covenant Church, 35415 W. 14 Mile Road, Farmington Hills
  • Time: 12:15-2:15 p.m.
  • Phone: 248-661-9191
  • Cost: Free

This event features inflatables, a hayride, games and, of course, trunk-or-treating.

Fall Festival & Trunk or Treat at Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church

Oct. 27, 2019

  • Address: Redford Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 10000 Beech Daly Road
  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • 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.

Trunk or Treat at Community Baptist Church in St. Clair Shores 

Oct. 30, 2019 

  • Address: Community Baptist Church, 33000 Harper Ave., St. Clair Shores
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Phone: 586-293-3713
  • Cost: Free

This annual event offers up oodles of candy, cider, donuts and other treats. Plus, games, trivia and contests.

Friends in Southwest Detroit Trunk or Treat

Oct. 31, 2019

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

Kids that participate in this 3rd annual enjoy a Halloween evening full of food, treats and live entertainment.

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

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