By Taylor Viers – October 12, 2021
Looking to make this year’s Halloween twice as fun after missing out in 2020? Well you’re in luck! With Halloween being on a Sunday, there’s plenty of events and activities to keep your kiddos busy for the holiday. Below is a list of trick-or-treat times in/around Ann Arbor as well as other Halloween events happening that weekend!
Trick-or-Treat Times by City
Ann Arbor: 5-8pm
Pittsfield Township: 6-8pm
City of Ypsilanti: 6-8pm
Ypsilanti Township: 5-8pm
More Halloween Events
Trick-or-Treating & Parade in downtown Ann Arbor
When: Sunday, October 31. 11am-3pm
Where: Downtown Ann Arbor – Main & Liberty (and surrounding blocks)
Info: Stroll with your little costumed characters on the sidewalks and collect treats! Look for black and orange balloons to chart your course around participating businesses. At 11am there will be a Trick-or-Treater parade down Main St. that anyone is welcome to join. Gather at Main & Williams before 11:00 if you’re interested! Please bring masks, some businesses require them. For a full list of participating businesses and a map of the event, visit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1xr6gIQo2vOwcyE8rQt814CjtBkpavfkH/view.
Halloween Spooktacular at Blast Corn Maze
When: Sunday, October 31. 11am-4pm
Where: 6175 Daly Rd. Dexter, MI 48130
Info: Come join us for our 1st annual family-friendly Halloween Spooktacular! Dress you and your kiddos up in costume for a trip through the corn maze! Every person in costume gets a FREE cinnamon sugar donut. Join us for our 11th Annual season of fall festivities here at the farm for our U-pumpkin patch, corn maze, hayride, farm animals, pedal cars, straw maze, bakery, yard games, and more! General Admission: $12 per Adult, $9 per Child (5-12 years old), FREE (4 and under). Visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/183712643894324?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D
Hometown Halloween in Downtown Chelsea
When: Friday, October 29 – Sunday, October 31. 9am-8pm
Where: Downtown Chelsea
Info: Join Chelsea for their Hometown Halloween celebration on Halloween weekend. There will be contests, pop up shops, food decorating, trick-or-treating, and so much more. For a full list of activities, visit https://chelseamich.com/hometown-halloween/!
Halloween Costume Contest at Literati Bookstore
When: Sunday, October 31. 12-5pm
Where: 124 E Washington St. Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Info: After a year off, Literati is bringing back their annual Halloween Costume Context. Stop by on Halloween in your book themed costume for a chance to win gift cards! For more information visit https://www.literatibookstore.com/?fbclid=IwAR27dUWxT6Wm1LFyrLkW20XGfj-Egpf_rigGCxhZKNeSSsrXWoDJV_Jmdbk.
Halloween Concert (Dexter Community Orchestra) at Dexter High School
When: Sunday, October 31. 3:00-4:45pm
Where: 2200 N Parker Rd. Dexter, MI 48130
Info: Looking for a fun, family-friendly Halloween activity? Join the Dexter Community Orchestra for its Halloween Concert. Music Director David Schultz will lead a spooky musical tour of Bald Mountain. Along the way, you might encounter a boy wizard, a mysterious masked phantom, even some dancing skeletons – but watch out for sharks! Costumes are encouraged for the audience and musicians. Kids (and parents) will have an opportunity to show off their costumes, while the orchestra plays “Funeral March for a Marionette” (better known as the “Alfred Hitchcock Theme.” And as a special treat, Anchor Elementary School Principal Craig McCalla will narrate a creepy musical tale, “The House of Untold Horrors”. This is the DCO’s first concert in over a year-and-a-half, (due to the pandemic), and members are looking forward to providing an enjoyable “treat” for children of all ages. The program will end in plenty of time to allow for a quick supper before trick-or-treating begins. Free and open to the public. Masks required!
Halloween on the Farm at S&R Lavender Farm
When: Sunday, October 31. 3-6pm
Where: 10722 Stinchfield Woods Rd. Pickney, MI 48169
Info: Join S&R Lavender Farm this halloween for activities like a petting zoo, carnival games, fall photo booth, and hayride (extra $5/person). Tickets are $10 for trick-or-treaters to include candy and carnival games and $5 for chaperones to include games. For more information or to buy tickets, vist https://www.facebook.com/events/535128167840107?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%7D]%7D.
Hallowe’en in Greenfield Village at the Henry Ford Museum
When: Sunday, October 31. 4-9:30pm
Where: 20900 Oakwood Blvd, Dearborn, MI 48124
Info: Celebrate an old-fashioned Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village! The daytime event will be more family-friendly with a harvest atmosphere, but as darkness falls, the event will take on its traditional spooky atmosphere. Tickets are for a particular 30 minute entry slot and should be purchased in advance as most nights have sold out in the past. Prices are $19 non-members, $16.25 members, children 2 and under are free. Parking is $6 for non-members and free for members. Visit their website for more information: https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/halloween-in-greenfield-village/.
Halloween Concert Hill Auditorium
When: Sunday, October 31. 4-5pm
Where: 825 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Info: The University Orchestras join forces for their popular Halloween Concert. This one-hour concert full of tricks, treats, and great music includes an array of spooky musical classics and Halloween favorites. Get out your scariest costume or come dressed as you are to enjoy this delightful occasion for the child in us all. Reserved seating $14/$10 depending on seats. Tickets available at https://tickets.smtd.umich.edu/5200.
Haunted House Organ Spooktacular at First Presbyterian Church
When: Sunday, October 31. 4-5pm
Where: 300 N Washington St, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Info: Join the Ypsilanti Pipe Organ Festival for their Annual Pipe Organ Spooktacular!
This FREE family-friendly concert features music from Harry Potter, Carnival of the Animals, and to accompany Buster Keaton’s silent film “The Haunted House”. More information at: https://www.facebook.com/events/4196867230411290/?active_tab=about.
Halloween Caramel Apple Event/Pumpkin Bowling at Wurster Park Manchester
When: Sunday, October 31. 5-7p
Where: 215 W Main St, Manchester, MI 48158
Info: While normal bowling is fun, bowling with a pumpkin outside in beautiful Manchester is way more exciting! This annual event at Wurster Park is a favorite, featuring delicious caramel apples and competitive pumpkin bowling on a plywood bowling alley. For more information visit https://48158.com/manchester-events-and-tourism-information/.
Briarwood Boo Bash
When: Thursday, October 28. 4-7p
Where: Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Cir.
Info: Children can trick-or-treat inside with retailers throughout the mall and enjoy music from ann Arbor performer Violin Monster. Then, a variety of family activities will take place, such as photo stations, a magic show and more! More info at: https://www.facebook.com/events/602264184119304
For some safety tips to follow this Halloween, visit https://www.a2gov.org/news/pages/article.aspx?i=321!
To browse even more trick-or-treat events around Michigan, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/d/mi–ann-arbor/trick-or-treat/!