Grand Rapids Halloween Events

Here are some family-fun Halloween event ideas for folks in the Grand Rapids-area.

Halloween is right around the corner, but where will you be celebrating with your family? Grand Rapids Halloween events are taking place all month long, but here’s a sample of what families can do in the final week leading up to the Oct. 31 holiday.

So, don your costume, grab your little ghouls and head out of one of these Halloween events in the Grand Rapids area.

John Ball Zoo Goes Boo

Oct. 20-22 and 27-29, 2017

  • Address: 1300 W. Fulton, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-336-4300
  • Time: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Cost: $8/person, $3/members, free/age 1 and younger

Wear your costume and go trick-or-treating at John Ball Zoo! There will be entertainment, decorations and games for families, too. Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Science Tuesday at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

Oct. 24 and 31, 2017

  • Address: 272 Pearl St. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-929-1700
  • Time: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Cost: Free with museum admission

Spooky Chemistry is the theme of this Science Tuesday event where kids will learn about molecules and even do some Halloween-themed activities.

RJ Kroc’s Mini Mash at the Salvation Army Kroc Center

Oct. 24, 2017

  • Address: 2500 S. Division, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-588-7200
  • Time: 9 a.m.-noon
  • Cost: $5.50/child, free/parents and members

Kids ages 2-4 will enjoy a special version of a “Monster Mash” with trick-or-treating, crafts and more. Don’t forget your costume!

Trunk or Treat at Bethany Christian Services

Oct. 25, 2017

  • Address: 901 Eastern Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-254-7716
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Wear your costume, bring your treat bag or basket and head over to Bethany Christian Services for trunk-or-treating with your kiddos.

Trick or Treat Night at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Oct. 26, 2017

  • Address: 11 Sheldon Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-235-4726
  • Time: 5-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $1.75

Games, treats, prizes and fun are in store for kids at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum.

HOWLween at Blandford Nature Center

Oct. 26, 2017

  • Address: 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-735-6240
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: $5/members, $8/nonmembers

Kids ages 7 and older can journey through the Blandford Forest, enjoy a treat and do a craft. Registration is required.

Teal Pumpkin Celebration at Grand Rapids Allergy

Oct. 26, 2017

  • Address: 970 Parchment Drive SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-949-4840
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Learn about the Teal Pumpkin Project and enjoy some Halloween fun! Decorate a teal pumpkin, trick to treat for non-food treats and more.

Trunk or Treat at First United Methodist Church

Oct. 27, 2017

  • Address: 227 Fulton St. E, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-451-2879
  • Time: 5:30- 7 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Kids of all ages can snag treats from several decorated trunks at this third annual event, hosted by First United Methodist Church.

Boo Bash at Gymco

Oct. 28, 2017

  • Address: 2306 Camelot Ridge Court SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-956-0586
  • Time: 4-8 p.m.
  • Cost: $32/child, $27/members

Don’t miss this annual Halloween-themed kids’ night out a Gymco. Kids will enjoy crafts, games and more Halloween fun – giving parents a chance to enjoy a few hours alone.

Cascade Fire Department’s Halloween Party

Oct. 31, 2017

  • Address: 2865 Thornhills Ave. SE, Grand Rapids
  • Phone: 616-949-1320
  • Time: 5:30-8 p.m.
  • Cost: Free

Clowns, a costume contest, goodies and more – all at the fire station. Wear your costume to participate in the costume contest, too.

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