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Halloween Family Events

By Shirley


Fall is time for apples, apple cider, donuts, corn maze, candy and Halloween!

There are several seasonal activities for you to enjoy in the area. Here is a selection:


U-pick organically grown apples in Ann Arbor

11 different varieties of apples for you to choose from!

Amrita Farms

4301 Ann Arbor-Saline Road,

Ann Arbor, MI


Pumpkins, Lanterns and Leaves

October 13, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Learn how to create a lantern, shadow puppet show, Jack-o-lantern trail, parade of lights, scavenger hunt and more.

Tickets $20 per person

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

1800 N. Dixboro Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

For more information, visit their website


The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 15, 1:30 pm

Watch or re-watch Tim Burton’s film at the

Michigan Theater

603 East Liberty Street

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Free for kids 12 and under

For more information, visit their website


Pumpkin Carvings and Arts and Crafts

October 21, 10 am to 2 pm

Norfolk Park

1815 Norfolk Avenue,

Superior Township (Ypsilanti), MI 48198

For more information, visit their website


12th Annual Boo Bash!

October 26, from 4PM-5:30PM children can trick-or-treat with participating retailers throughout the mall. From 4:30-7PM there will be a variety of family activities including photo stations, crafts, entertainment from The University of Michigan's Groove Performance Group, The Moonlight, Music and Mystery Group, and more!

Briarwood Mall

100 Briarwood Circle,

Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Free Event

For more information, visit their website


Downtown Milan Trick or Treat

October 27, 5:30 to 7:00 pm

Milan Area Chamber hosts Downtown Trick or Treat with area merchants, businesses, and organizations passing candy from their storefronts as well as stations in Tolan Square.

3 East Main Street

Milan, MI 48160

Free Event


Halloween Downtown Ypsilanti

October 27, 5:30 to 7:30 pm

Trick or treat in the downtown Library Plaza with music, sweet treats, and a visit to the haunted BOOmobile and costume contest! At 6:45 PM, join in for a costume procession through downtown

229 West Michigan Avenue

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Free Event

For more information, visit their website


Animal Haunts at Leslie Science and Nature Center

October 28, 6 to 9 pm

Animal Haunts returns for another year of candy free, merry-not-scary family fun! Travel through the woods, meeting costumed characters and collecting clues to solve our Mystery Hike. Meet wildlife at our Critter House, try a spooky science experiment, and make your own harvest craft. Wear your costume and join in our Haunt Parade, and try your hand at our Harvest Carnival!

Leslie Science and Nature Center

Black Pond Hike Trail

1905 Traver Road

Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Tickets $ 8 / $ 10

Purchase your tickets here


Downtown Ann Arbor Trick or Treating

October 29

Downtown Trick or Treating – noon to 2:30 pm

Main Street Area businesses invite all costumed characters to trick-or-treat. Look for black and orange balloons in store fronts to see who’s participating.

Downtown Ann Arbor Trick or Treater Parade – 11:45 am

Costumed kids gather at Main and William to parade down Main Street.

For more information, visit their website

Halloween Costume Contest

October 29, 12 to 3 pm

Prizes in several categories

Ann Arbor Library

Downtown Branch

First Floor Lobby

343 South Fifth Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Visit their website

The Halloween Show

October 31, 10:30 am and again at 11:30 am

Join AADL storytellers for a fun Halloween-themed show with stories, puppets, songs, and rhymes. Wear your costumes and gather treats afterward.

Downtown Library

Downtown Branch

First Floor Lobby

343 South Fifth Avenue

Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Visit their website

All Hallows Illumination of Frog Island

November 1, 7 to 9 pm

Walk, bike, or drive your jack-o’lanterns to the Frog Island amphitheater to light it with our aged to perfection jacks. The more jacks, the more magical it is. Costumes encouraged of course for this FREE event. Fire Spinners Ypsi Spin Jam/Great Lakes Flow will start at 7 pm (tips encouraged).

Frog Island Park

699 Rice Street

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Free event


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