Trick-or-Treating Events for Kids in Metro Detroit

Take your kids to do some unique trick-or-treating this Halloween season.

With Halloween coming up, there are so many things to do, including trunk-or-treat events and Halloween-themed trails in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor. We have picked a few to try where kids can get their costumes on, have tons of fun and receive lots of candy and other treats!

Macomb

HarvestFest at Freedom Hill County Park

Oct 21-22, 2023 

There will be a pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, games, live music, inflatables, outdoor movies, food trucks and more. Make sure to wear your costume.

Trick or Treat Trail at Clinton Township Civic Center

Oct. 21, 2023

Kids 11 and under can enjoy a “live” friendly character nature trail and collect toys and candy along the way. Each child will pick out their own pie pumpkin. Pre-registration required.

Halloween Parade at Sterling Heights Public Library

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 sixth grade and younger. No strollers or wagons allowed. Registration is not required.

Terror on Tillson Street Trick-or-Treating

Oct. 31, 2023

  • 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!

Oakland

Zoo Boo at the Detroit Zoo

Oct. 7-8, 14-16, 20-22, 2023

The Detroit Zoo will be open until dark for this annual “merry-not-scary” Halloween celebration, which features strolling entertainment, Halloween face painting, photo opportunities, trick-or-treating stations and more. This year, the zoo has added themed weekends. Oct. 7-8 is Nerd Out in Nature, Oct. 14-15 is Monster Mash and Oct. 20-22 is Movies, Books & Make Believe!

Halloween Hoot at Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Oct. 20-22, 2023  

This 32nd annual bash features spooky nature fun, including trail walking, campfire entertainment and more. Registration required.

Trick-or-Treat: Fairy Tales and Folklore at Troy Historic Village

Oct. 20-21, 2023

This year’s theme is Fairy Tales and Folklore. Families can expect enchanting decorations, games, crafts and trick-or-treating. Register in advance for reduced admission.

Trunk or Treat at Acacia Park Cemetery

Oct. 21, 2023

Try this unique trunk-or-treat event that takes place in a cemetery. It will feature costume contests for children, adults, pets, couples and group costumes.

Meadow Brook Hall-oween at Meadow Brook Hall

Oct. 22, 2023

Kids can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the historic mansion and outdoors on the grounds of the estate. Cider and doughnuts will be provided. Advanced registration required.

Boo Bash at Heritage Park

Oct. 29, 2023

Dress up in your favorite costume and enjoy a hayride, s’mores, crafts, a creepy crawly creature display and a trick-or-treat trail. Advanced registration required.

Trick or Eat-Family Trunk or Treating at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

Oct. 29, 2023

The Halloween fun includes trunk or treating, yard games, food and a pet costume parade.

Trick-or-Treat Trail at Marshbank Park

Oct. 29, 2023

Families can enjoy this safe and friendly half-mile paved trail at Marshbank Park during the Trick-or-Treat Trail event. Put on your costume and head out to collect goodies from costumed characters, local businesses and organizations. Advanced registration is required.

Washtenaw 

Fishville Farms Booth or Treat A Craft & Vendor Show at Chelsea Community Fairgrounds

Oct. 14-15, 2023

Enjoy the 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.

Thrills at the Mills at Hudson Mills Metropark

Oct. 28, 2023

At this Halloween event, there will be games, costume contest and prizes for the dogs and a Trunk-or-Treat event and activities for the kids. Pre-registration is required for treaters, trunks and dogs.

Wayne

Little Goblins at Ford House 

Oct. 28, 2023

Bring your little goblins to Ford House for this annual day of Halloween entertainment filled with spooky kid-friendly fun. There will be trick-or-treating stops, photo ops and a haunt-free wagon ride. Advanced registration required.

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


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Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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