Want to try some events in metro Detroit that won’t cost you a fortune? Every activity listed here will cost you absolutely nothing for admission. Zilch. Maybe you’ll have to splurge a few bucks for parking and a little for some activities within the event. But that’s it!
Don’t see an event that fits your fam? Check out our online calendar for more fun events.
Free events in Macomb county
Oct. 21-22, 2023
- Address: 14900 Metro Pkwy., Sterling Heights
There will be a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, games, music, inflatables, hayrides, food trucks and more. Make sure to wear your costume.
Oct. 28, 2023
- Address: 15260 15 Mile Road, Fraser
Join the library for a Halloween themed puppet show by Alex Thomas & Friends. After the shows, there will be a meet and greet with the puppets. Registration required.
Oct. 30-31, 2023
Dress up in costume and join the library for some Halloween stories, a trick-or-treat parade and a short Halloween movie. For children in 6th grade and younger. No strollers or wagons allowed. Registration is not required.
Oct. 1-31, 2023
Each year, the residents of Tillson Street go all-out with their Halloween decorations. Drive through to check out the decor throughout the month and swing by on Halloween for a bit of trick-or-treating.
Free events in Oakland county
Through Sept. 29, 2023
- Address: 241 Town Center, Troy
Find quality local produce, an array of Michigan-made products, honey, eggs, beef, pork, chicken, flowers, plants and more at Troy Farmers Market. Food trucks will be there on select days.
Oct. 1, 2023
- Address: 45175 W. Ten Mile Road, Novi
The Third Annual Festival of Hope, which allows community members to connect with local organizations as well as enjoy fun-filled activities for all ages. There will be a juggling show, giveaways and more.
Oct. 21, 2023
Try this unique trunk-or-treat event that takes place in a cemetery. It will also feature costume contests for children, adults, pets, couples and group costumes.
Oct. 29, 2023
- Address: 620 Romeo St., Rochester
The Halloween fun includes Trunk or Treating, yard games, a pet costume parade and Little Lou’s Hot Chicken Food Truck.
Nov. 16-17, 2023
- Address: 316 E. 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak
Check out artwork displayed by 60 artists along with live music, food, adult beverages and more at this annual event.
Free events in Washtenaw county
Oct. 14-15, 2023
Enjoy this family-friendly Fishville Farms Booth or Treat A Craft & Vendor Show at Chelsea Community Fairgrounds. Kids can trick or treat at all the vendors while you do your shopping.
Oct. 28-29, 2023
- Address: 4th Ave. & Ann St., Ann Arbor
Explore the work of over 100 jury-selected fine artists at this event. There will also be live entertainment, food, drinks, shopping and more.
Oct. 31, 2023
- Address: 343 S. 5th Ave., Ann Arbor
Kids in grades preschool-grade 3 can join AADL for a Halloween puppet show, stories, songs and more.
Nov. 1, 2023
- Address: 699 Rice St., Ypsilanti
Bring your carved jack-o’ lanterns to the Frog Island Amphitheater to light up the track at this 5th annual. Costumes are encouraged.
Nov. 11-12, 2023
Enjoy this family-friendly Fishville Farms Fall Festival Food Drive Craft & Vendor Show at Chelsea Community Fairgrounds. Shop from over 40 local vendors and enjoy food trucks and a gift basket giveaway.
Dec. 9-10, 2023
Enjoy this family-friendly Fishville Farms 2nd Annual Christmas Craft & Vendor Show at Chelsea Community Fairgrounds. Shop from over 40 small businesses and enjoy food trucks and a gift basket giveaway.
Free events in Wayne county
Sept. 30, 2023
- Address: 33275 Edward Hines Drive, Westland
Families can walk, run, skate or cycle safely on the six miles of Hines Drive at Nankin Mills Park Area. Hines Drive will be closed from Outer Drive to Ann Arbor Trail.
Oct. 7, 2023
- Address: 23345 King Road, Brownstown Township
Families can check out this annual event, where there will be an array of crafters and vendors, food, raffles and more.
Oct. 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2023
- Address: 29350 W. Chicago, Livonia
Pick the perfect pumpkin and enjoy cider, doughnuts, crafters, corn stalks, yard games and more.
Oct. 22, 2023
- Address: Downtown Plymouth area
Pumpkin Palooza is a family fun Halloween extravaganza costume contests, games, live entertainment and more for families.
Oct. 28, 2023
- Address: 3701 West Road, Trenton
This fall festival will feature games, arts and crafts, food, a balloon artist and more. All ages and all abilities are welcome.
Oct. 28, 2023
- Address: 101-157 Witherell St., Detroit
At the 10th Annual Grand Circus Dog Park Howl-O-Ween Costume Party, owners are encouraged to dress their pup up for a chance to win a prize. There will also be a DJ, delicious treats for the fur-babies and their humans and more.
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