GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (ABC 4)- Calling all ghouls, goblins, witches and autumn enthusiasts! Fall is underway, and Halloween is creeping up! Find ways to make the most of this season by exploring seasonal-themed events and activities across West Michigan. Between fall festivals, trick-or-treating and spooktacular happenings for kids, families and adults, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!
Fall-themed festivals & events:
Downtown & Centertown Grand Haven’s “Fall Festival”
The City of Grand Haven invites the community to its family-friendly event filled with activities! From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, enjoy spooky stories, costume contests, trick-or-treating, a haunted museum, carriage rides, a thriller dance and zombie walk happening both downtown and Centertown. View the event schedule here.
All things pumpkin:
Live Giant Pumpkin Carving at Rosa Parks Circle
This isn’t your ordinary pumpkin carving. From 3-7 p.m. on October 27, head to Rosa Parks Circle in downtown Grand Rapids to watch a live professional carving of a 1,600-pound pumpkin! Plus enjoy free candy, fall photo ops and pumpkins while supplies last. Learn more here.
Oct. 28 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.| Pumpkin Smash N’ Bash at Ed Dunneback & Girls Fruit Farm |Details
9th Annual Trick-or-Treating on the Dunes
You’ve been trick-or-treating in your local neighborhood, but have you ever collected candy on the Silver Lake Sand Dunes? From noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, join community members for a fun event! Learn more here.
Oct. 28 | 10 a.m.-noon | Trick-or-Treating in Downtown Holland | Details
Oct. 28 | Begins at 3 p.m. | Hocus Pocus Double Feature at LMCU Ballpark | Details
Oct. 28 | 5 p.m.-8 p.m. | Trick-or-Treat at the Zeeland Township Fire Department | Details
Oct. 28 | 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.| Pierce Cedar Creek Institute’s Candlelight Trails/Trick-or-treating | Details
Oct. 29 | Noon-4 p.m. | Trick-or-treat at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum |Details
Spooktacular family-friendly events
“Zoo Goes Boo” at John Ball Zoo
Get into the spooky spirit at John Ball Zoo! “Zoo Goes Boo” is back and features Halloween decorations, twisted treat stations, animals, live entertainment, and trick-or-treating for guests and families! View all of the fun in store for the community here.
Oct. 27 | 1-8 p.m. | Boo at the Barn by the Critter Barn | Details
Oct. 28 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.| Halloween in the Historical Village at Blandford Nature Center | Details
Oct. 28 | 11 a.m.- 10 p.m. | A Nightmare Off Elm Street at Reo Town in Lansing | Details
Oct. 28 | 2 p.m.-5 p.m. | Halloween Forest at Milham Park in Kalamazoo | Details
Oct. 28 | Noon- 3 p.m. | Dia de Los Muertos at the Holland Armory | Details
Oct. 28 | Noon-4 p.m. | Halloween Demo Day at House Rules Board Game Lounge in Grand Rapids | Details
Oct. 28 | 1 p.m.-4 p.m. | Haunted Museum in Grand Haven | Details
Oct. 28 | 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.| Halloween Skating Party at Tarry Hall Roller Skating Rink | Details
Oct. 28 | 5 p.m. -9 p.m. | Monster Mash at Downtown Wayland Main Street | Details
Oct. 28 | 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. | Day of the Dead/Dia de Los Muertos at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center | Details
Oct. 28 | 8 p.m.-10:30 p.m. | Haunted History of Kalamazoo Walking Tour | Details
Oct. 29 | Noon- 5 p.m. | Kids Haunt at the Haunt | Details
Oct. 31 | 7 p.m.-9:30 p.m. | Halloween Swing Dance at the Grand Rapids Public Museum | Details
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To view trick-or-treating times near you, view WOOD TV8’s list here!