Screams In the Dark
Weekends through the end of October
Featuring the Family Friendly haunted wagon ride, the Haunted trail, Monster Museum, Swamp of Suffering, Pandemonium and Grimfell Manor. Tickets are $10 for all attractions, $5 of the trail and hayride only. More info online at http://www.evernighthaunt.com/
Haunted Lighthouse Weekend
Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd, Grand Traverse Lighthouse, Northport
Take a spooky tour through the main floor of the Grand Traverse Lighthouse keeper's dwelling. Then dare to venture into the basement, where local Northport High School kids will be there to entertain and scare you. Enjoy a climb into the tower for a spectacular view of Lake Michigan. For the kiddos, take the outside treasure hunt and play games and do activities. Take a walk to the Fog Signal Building, drive the ROV (remote operated vehicle) and learn about the Lake Michigan Aircraft Carriers. Come in costume. Candy, prizes and lots of fun for all. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 6-18.
Member Night Boo Bash at the Great Lakes Children's Museum
Friday, October 20th, 5:30pm
This is a members-only Halloween party. Come in costume for creepy crafts, ghostly games, and snacks and cider. More info at greatlakeskids.org
Nightmare at Challenge Mountain
October Fridays and Saturdays, 7-10pm
Come get a good scare for a great cause! Walk through the creepy castle filled with all kinds of spooky ghouls and goblins...roast hot dogs and s'mores and more! There are both indoor and outdoor adventures, and even crafts and fun activities for the kids while the parents get a bigger scare. Learn more at https://challengemtn.org/nightmare/
Triple Fright Night at the Headlands Dark Sky Park
Saturday, October 21st, 6-10pm
Visitors are encouraged to participate in this year’s Egyptian theme, chosen because of the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower the same night. Hike the candle lit path if you dare, to the shoreline where storytelling and other Halloween mischief awaits. In addition to the events at the Headlands, participants are invited to visit the “haunted” McGulpin Point Lighthouse, just a short distance from the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, and Heritage Village, across the street from the Headlands, for trick-or-treating.
For more info, go to www.MiDarkSkypark.org.
The Haunted Circus at Cadillac High School
Saturday, October 28th, 7-9pm
Come One, Come All, for a night at the circus with a scare, hosted by the CHS Drama Club! See amazing acts, tremendous feats, contortionists, lion tamers and more! Admission is $5 and includes face painting and donuts and cider. For ages 10 and up.
Downtown Traverse City Halloween Walk
Saturday, October 28th, 10 to 11:30am
Trick or Treat at the Y
Friday, October 27th, 3:30 to 5:30, West Silver Lake YMCA
Come in costume for candy and treats, all ages welcome. Free
Boyne City Halloween Parade and Trick or Treating
The parade begins at 4:30 for kids in costume, immediately followed by Trick or Treating
Spook Swim at the Charlevoix Area Pool
October 27th, 6-8pm
Enjoy spooky music and decorations on the Pool deck, and be entertained with floating pumpkins in the water! Swim, eat pizza, sip on refreshments and grab a goody bag all for just $5 for students and adults (swimmers and non-swimmers). Children 3 and under are free! Call the Pool to ensure your spot today: 231.547.0982.
Fright Night at the Castle
October 27th, 6:30 to 11pm
Adult-only, spooky celebration at Castle Farms benefitting Charlevoix Children's House. Tickets are $50 per person and include OPEN BAR, catered dinner, a silent and live auction with emcee Scott MacKenzie, costume contest with prizes, DJ Dr. Party, and dancing.
Harbor Springs Halloween Parade
October 31st, 1pm, downtown
Community Trick-Or-Treat Times:
Alanson, community / Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Bay Harbor, Village Trunk or Treat / Oct. 31, 4 to 5 p.m.
Boyne City, community / Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
Charlevoix, community / Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cheboygan, downtown / Oct. 30, 3 to 5 p.m.
East Jordan, community / Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
Elberta, community / Oct. 31, 5 p.m.
Empire, Town Hall / Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Frankfort, Downtown Trunk or Treat / Oct. 28, 10 a.m. to noon
Frankfort, community / Oct. 31, 4 to 7 p.m.
Gaylord, community / Oct. 31, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Glen Arbor, downtown / Oct. 29, noon to 4 p.m.
Grayling, community / Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Harbor Springs, community / Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Kalkaska, community / Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.
Leland, community / Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Ludington, downtown / Oct. 28, 2 to 4 p.m.
Ludington, community / Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Mackinaw City, community / Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Mancelona, community / Oct. 31, 5 to 7 p.m.
Northport, in the village / Oct. 31, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Petoskey, downtown / Oct. 28, 9:45 a.m. to noon
Petoskey, community / Oct. 31, 6 to 8 p.m.
Rapid City Safe N’ Sweet Trick N’ Treat at Storybook Island / Oct. 28, 3:30–8:30
St. Ignace, in the city / Oct. 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Traverse City, Downtown Halloween Walk / Oct. 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Traverse City, neighborhoods / Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.