Best Halloween Events in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Trick or treat!

Whether you’re looking to see a creepy show, dress up and hit a freaky festival or just get super spooked this Halloween, these family-friendly Halloween events in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties have just the right amount of ghoulish touches to get the job done.

Check out this roundup of Halloween events in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor to find fun at the Detroit Zoo, Wilson Barn, Greenfield Village and more.

Decide which fright-astic fest or eerie event is just right for your pint-sized pumpkin this Halloween and head out for an frightfully fantastic night.

Looking for even more Halloween fun? Check out our list of the upcoming October festivals in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, our picks for the top haunted houses and hayrides in the area and the some of the best corn mazes in metro Detroit, too.

Pumpkin Festival at MSU Tollgate Education Center and Farm

Oct. 2-3, 2021

The families of Novi enjoy pumpkin picking, hayrides, kids’ activities and visits with the live animals that live on the farm at this annual fest.

Wilson Barn Pumpkin Fest (and Haunted Barn)

Oct. 2-30, 2021 (daily)

This annual fest offers fresh pumpkins, cornstalks and gourds for sale; plus pony rides and hayrides, a haunted barn, crafts and more.

Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village

Oct. 7-10, 14-17 and 21-24, 28-31, 2021

Thousands of carved jack-o’-lanterns light the mile-long trick-or-treating path through the village and past costumed characters at this annual Halloween celebration. Note: Tours leave every half hour and you must register for this event.

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

Oct. 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24, 2021

Every year the zoo puts on this not-so-scary Halloween celebration that includes extreme pumpkin carving, live musical stage show, a flash mob, superhero reenactments and more. Not a trick-or-treating event. Note: Get your tickets in advance. This event can sell out fast.

Stonewall Pumpkin Festival at Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

Oct. 9, 2021

Thousands of jack-o’-lanterns decorate the historic stonewalls at the museum. Check them out and enjoy music, pumpkin bowling, more.

Halloween Spooktacular at Heritage Garden

Oct. 15, 2021

Come in costume for some trick or treating fun, games and a showing of Scoob! Businesses, families and community groups are invited to pass out some treats to trick-or-treaters. Note: You must register in advance for this event.

Funtober at Hess-Hathaway Park 

Oct. 16, 2021

Find a big ol’ campfire, s’mores, hayrides, animal tours and more.

Halloween Hoopla at Macomb Township Recreation Center

Oct. 22, 2021

Come in costume for a trick-or-treating trail, a magic show and more at this annual Halloween favorite.

Halloween Hoot at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Oct. 22-24, 2021

Nature-loving kids will love the trail when it’s transformed into a magical, illuminated Halloween experience. See The Monster Bash Band, the Mad Scientist Lab and campfire entertainment. Note: Registration is required.

Shadows from the Past Halloween Walk at Greenmead Historic Park

Oct. 22-23, 2021

Wear a costume and bring a flashlight for some mildly spooky trick-or-treating fun. Note: Spots are limited so register early. Advance ticket sales only!

Halloween Festival at Nankin Mills Park Area 

Oct. 23, 2021

Enjoy a costume parade, magic show, candy giveaway, hayrides and putt putt golf, plus games and inflatables at this event.

Little Goblins at Ford House 

Oct. 23, 2021

Bring your little goblins to Ford House for this annual day of Halloween entertainment filled with spooky yet kid-friendly fun.

Sterling Frights at Dodge Park 

Oct. 23, 2021

Kids 12 and under boogie to live music, take a crack at the straw maze, enjoy hayrides and more. First 400 kids get a pumpkin.

Pumpkin Palooza in Plymouth 

Oct. 24, 2021

  • Address: Downtown Plymouth area
  • Cost: Free

Find costume contests, games, live entertainment and more for families at this annual event in downtown Plymouth.

Halloween at the Hub 2 

Oct. 31, 2021

Enjoy socially distanced family games, crafts, activities, flu shots, costume contests and trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Terror on Tillson Street Trick-or-Treating

Oct. 31, 2021

  • Address: Tilson Street, between Sisson and South Main streets, Romeo
  • Cost: Free

The entire block goes all out for Halloween, decorating the houses as spooky as can be. Bring your little ones to trick-or-treat and experience the fun!

This post was originally published in 2013 and is updated regularly.

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