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


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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

October 3, 2015

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

October 4, 2015

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

October 6, 2015

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

October 9, 2015

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

October 10, 2015

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

October 11, 2015

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

October 14, 2015

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

October 16, 2015

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

October 17, 2015

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

October 18, 2015

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

October 20, 2015

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

October 22, 2015

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

October 23, 2015

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

October 24, 2015

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

October 25, 2015

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

October 27, 2015

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

October 28, 2015

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

October 29, 2015

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