Ann Arbor Halloween Events for Kids

I love Halloween in Ann Arbor. There are always a lot of fun family Halloween Events around town and in surrounding communities. I must not be the only one who love Ann Arbor Halloween since the website has a spike in traffic every October with people looking for information on Halloween events.

I will continue to add to the post as more events are announced. If you see an event that I missed be sure to let me know in the comments, by social media, or by email.

Ann Arbor Halloween Events

My Favorite Ann Arbor Halloween Events

For years my Favorite Ann Arbor Halloween Event was the AADL Halloween Party and the Main Street Treat Parade. The event is geared towards toddlers and preschoolers. It is so much fun to see all of the little kids trick or treating along Main St. This year’s Main Street Treat Parade will be on Friday, October 30. I miss the years when my daughter was young enough to attend.

Ann Arbor Halloween Events - Main Street Treat Parade

More recently, our favorite Halloween activity has been the Family Halloween Party at the UM Museum of Natural History which will be held on Sunday, October 25 this year. The event is typically very crowded, so be prepared for crowds.

Ann Arbor Halloween Events - Family Halloween Party at UM Museum of Natural History

Beyond Ann Arbor Halloween Events

There are a number of great events beyond Ann Arbor. We have attended Hallowe’en at Greenfield Village a number of times over the years. Hallowe’en is an old-fashioned Halloween celebration. The event is offered Thursday through Sunday nights through October 25. We attended the event on Friday, October 16 as a guest reviewer for Living to the Fullest. Check out our review on their site.

Hallowe'en at Greenfield Village

The Toledo Zoo offers several Halloween events: Little Boo on October 22 and 23 and Pumpkin Path on October 24 and 25. These events include treats, animals, and some special guests this year. They also have Jumping Pumpkins on Halloween.

Halloween Events at the Toledo Zoo

The Detroit Zoo’s Zoo Boo event is offered on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights through October 25th.

For older kids, I definitely recommend HalloWeekends at Cedar Point. We visited in September during Bloggy Conference. We had a great time on the rides, and tried some of the haunted areas this year for the first time.

Cedar Point HalloWeekends 2015 Pumpkin Blaze

Ann Arbor Area Halloween – Trick or Treat Times

A reader has asked whether Trick or Treat will be moved because of falling on a weekend. In 2009 and 2010 Halloween was on a Saturday and a Sunday respectively. Trick or Treat didn’t change, it was still held on the evening of Halloween. Personally I’m thrilled it’s on the weekend so we don’t have to rush home from work/school or worry about getting up early for school the next morning. I found a listing of Trick or Treat times from 2014 on Mlive (it’s at the bottom of the post):

  • Ann Arbor – 5-8p
  • Chelsea – 5:30-7:30p
  • Pittsfield Township – 6-8p
  • Ypsilanti – Dusk
  • Saline – 6-8p
  • Dexter – 5:30-7:30p
  • Milan – 6-8p
  • Manchester – 5-7p

If I hear of any changes to the 2015 schedule, I’ll be sure to update the information above. 

Indoor Halloween Alternatives for a Rainy Day

Ugh for the third year in a row it looks like rain on Halloween night. Check out our Indoor Halloween suggestions

Halloween Treats

Plenty of businesses in the Ann Arbor Area are offering special deals in honor of Halloween. Quality 16 is offering a free kids movie ticket to see Goosebumps or Hotel Transylvania 2 on Halloween with the purchase of an adult ticket.

There are also a number of dining deals around town in the days leading up to Halloween. Be sure to check our Halloween Dining Deals and make a plan for your family.

After Halloween

After Halloween, don’t forget to check out these Halloween Candy Buy Back Programs.

All Ann Arbor Halloween Events

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/03/2015
1:00pm-4:00pm
Family Craft Time - Great Pumpkin Event
Michaels, Ann Arbor
10/03/2015
2:30pm-4:30pm
Halloween Costume Swap
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/04/2015
12:00pm-5:00pm
Harvest Time
Rentschler Farm, Saline

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/06/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Pumpkin Factory Fun for International Babywearing Week
The Pumpkin Factory, Belleville

Friday, October 9, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/09/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/09/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/09/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/10/2015
10:00am
Haunted Birdhouse
Lowe’s Scio Township, Ann Arbor
10/10/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club Perler Frankenstein
Michaels, Ann Arbor
10/10/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/10/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/10/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/11/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/11/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/11/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/14/2015
7:00pm-8:00pm
Vampire's Kiss Necklace
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor

Friday, October 16, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/16/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/16/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/16/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/17/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club Tic Tac Toe
Michaels, Ann Arbor
10/17/2015
10:00am-2:00pm
Monster Smash
Rolling Hills County Park, Ypsilanti
10/17/2015
10:00am-11:00am
Scary Garden Class!
Nature’s Garden Center, Saline
10/17/2015
11:00am
Baby's First Halloween
Babies R Us – Ypsilnati, Ypsilanti
10/17/2015
1:00pm-4:00pm
Family Craft: Spellbinding Duck Tape Tshirts
Michaels, Ann Arbor
10/17/2015
1:30pm-2:30pm
Scary Garden Class!
Nature’s Garden Center, Saline
10/17/2015
2:00pm-3:00pm
Cute Clay Charms
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor
10/17/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/17/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/17/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/18/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Halloween Fun
Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
10/18/2015
12:00pm-5:00pm
Trick or Treat on the River
Gallup Park, Ann Arbor
10/18/2015
1:00pm-3:00pm
Halloween Fun
Hudson Mills Metropark, Dexter
10/18/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/18/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/18/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/20/2015
10:00am
Preschool Pumpkin Hunt
Saline Rec Center, Saline
10/20/2015
4:00pm-7:00pm
Cobblestone Farm Market's Harvest Celebration
Cobblestone Farm, Ann Arbor

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/22/2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Little Boo at the Zoo
Toledo Zoo, Toledo

Friday, October 23, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/23/2015
10:00am-3:00pm
Little Boo at the Zoo
Toledo Zoo, Toledo
10/23/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/23/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/23/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
10/23/2015
7:00pm-8:30pm
Spooky Species at The Creature Conservancy
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
10/23/2015
8:00pm
Orchestra Halloween Concert
Pease Auditorium, Ypsilanti

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/24/2015
7:00am-3:00pm
Halloween at the Market
Ann Arbor Farmers Market, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
10:00am-2:00pm
GameStart Fall Festival
GameStart School, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
10:00am-12:00pm
Kids Club Pet Spider
Michaels, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
10:00am-4:00pm
PUMPKIN DAY!
Nature’s Garden Center, Saline
10/24/2015
10:00am-4:00pm
Pumpkin Path
Toledo Zoo, Toledo
10/24/2015
11:30am
Kids Workshop: Plant a Little Pot of Horrors
English Gardens, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
1:00pm-3:00pm
Halloween Party
Learning Express Toys of Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
1:00pm-2:00pm
Young Rembrandts: Power of Drawing - Haunted House
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
2:00pm-3:30pm
Fall Fun Fest
Ypsilanti District Library – Superior, Ypsilanti
10/24/2015
2:00pm-4:00pm
Pumpkin Carving at Lucky's Market
Lucky’s Market Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
5:00pm-6:30pm
Spooky Species at The Creature Conservancy
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
10/24/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/24/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/24/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn
10/24/2015
7:00pm-8:30pm
Spooky Species at The Creature Conservancy
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/25/2015
10:00am-11:30am
Create Your Own Chocolate Haunted House
Whole Foods, Ann Arbor
10/25/2015
10:00am-4:00pm
Pumpkin Path
Toledo Zoo, Toledo
10/25/2015
12:00pm-5:00pm
Family Halloween Party
University of Michigan Museum of Natural History, Ann Arbor
10/25/2015
1:00pm-2:30pm
Lucky's Kids Club - Freaky Frosting!
Lucky’s Market Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor
10/25/2015
2:00pm-3:00pm
Caped Crusaders
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
10/25/2015
2:00pm-4:00pm
Trunk or Treat
Darlington Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor
10/25/2015
3:00pm-4:30pm
Spooky Species at The Creature Conservancy
The Creature Conservancy, Ann Arbor
10/25/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Zoo Boo
Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak
10/25/2015
6:00pm-9:00pm
Haunted Forest
The Adventure Park, West Bloomfield
10/25/2015
6:30pm-9:00pm
Hallowe'en in Greenfield Village
Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/27/2015
4:00pm-7:00pm
9th Annual Halloween Hootenanny
Zingerman’s Deli, Ann Arbor
10/27/2015
7:00pm
Halloween Tech Time
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/28/2015
4:00pm
Day of the Dead - Paper Flower Making
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
10/28/2015
5:30pm
Day of the Dead - Sugar Skull Decorating
Ypsilanti District Library – Whittaker Rd, Ypsilanti
10/28/2015
6:30pm-8:45pm
Blood, Brains, and Bruises!: A Zombie Effects Workshop!
Downtown Branch of AADL, Ann Arbor
10/28/2015
7:00pm-8:00pm
Day of the Dead/El Dia de los Muertos Tissue Paper Flowers
Pittsfield Branch Library, Ann Arbor

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Date/Time Event
10/29/2015
4:00pm-5:00pm
Hallozone Pre-Party
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti
10/29/2015
5:00pm-6:30pm
Halloween Downtown
Ypsilanti District Library – Downtown, Ypsilanti
10/29/2015
5:00pm-8:00pm
Kids Halloween Night
Culver’s, Ann Arbor
10/29/2015
5:30pm-9:00pm
Not So Scary Jump & Costume Party
Pump It Up, Canton
10/29/2015
7:00pm-8:00pm
Den of Darkness Haunted House
Pittsfield Township Community Center, Ann Arbor

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