The Friday 5 -- Oct. 13-15

Your guide to the weekend's events

Online Only | Published October 12, 2017

1. Disney on Ice
Oct. 12-15 -- Little Caesers Arena, Detroit

Disney on Ice presents Reach For The Stars is coming to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit Oct. 12-15.

The show will take place at 7 p.m. Oct. 12; 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 13; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 14; and 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

Disney on Ice will feature Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and many more characters as they perform feats of strength and heart for the whole family.

Ticket prices start at $15.

Little Caesars Arena is located at 66 Sibley St. in Detroit.

For more information, visit or visit the Facebook page at

2. Halloween Spooktacular
Oct. 14 – River Bends Park, Shelby Township

River Bends Park will hold a Halloween Spooktacular event beginning at noon this Saturday, Oct. 14.

Children are encouraged to attend the event in costume for a trunk-or-treat, games, crafts and hayrides.

The trunk-or-treat will take place in the park’s 22 Mile Road parking lot. Adults will pass out candy and treats from their vehicles’ trunks. Each family with a participating child must also bring treats to pass out from their vehicle. A prize will be awarded to the best-decorated vehicle.

For more information or to register, call (586) 731-0300, or email your name, address, email address, phone number and the number of participating children to

3. Ghost Night at the Mansion
Oct. 14 – Farmington

The annual Ghost Night at the Mansion event returns to Farmington this weekend. The annual event will be held 7-9:30 p.m. Oct. 14 inside and outside the mansion, 33805 Grand River Ave.

The event will feature “members” of the Warner family, including the “ghosts of Fred Warner and his father P. Dean Warner, as they tell attendees about their lives and deaths.

Participants can walk through the candlelit, cobweb-filled mansion; listen to stories about Victorian mourning customs; and speak to the “ghosts.”

Outside the mansion, guests can investigate a “Haunted Model T,” as well as watch a spooky silent movie on the mansion grounds outside. Cider and doughnuts will be served.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $12, or in advance for $10 at Farmington City Hall, 23600 Liberty St.

For more information, go to or call the Farmington City Clerk's Office at (248) 474-5500.

4. Pumpkin Festival
Oct. 14 – Rochester Hills Museum, Rochester Hills

The Stonewall Pumpkin Festival will come to the Rochester Hills Museum this weekend.

The event, which is split into a daytime event and a nighttime event, will feature hayrides, old-fashioned games, music, crafts, food, fire trucks and pumpkin carving.

Tents will hold tables, chairs and all equipment needed for pumpkin carving 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Outside of the tents, many other activities will take place, including pumpkin bowling, vendors selling treats and fire truck tours.

Carved pumpkins will be displayed on the stone walls surrounding the museum's farmhouse 7-9 p.m. The pumpkins are lighted, creating a show-stopping light display.

Admission to the festival costs $8 and includes a pumpkin. Children under the age of 2 attend for free.

Rochester Hills Museum is located at 1005 Van Hoosen Road, off of Tienken Road, between Rochester and Dequindre roads.

For more information, visit or call (248) 656-4663.

5. Zoo Boo
Oct. 13-15 – Detroit Zoo, Royal Oak

The annual Zoo Boo, held at the Detroit Zoo, will be back this weekend. The event will take place 5-8 p.m. Oct. 13-15.

Advance tickets cost $10, while walk-up tickets cost $14.

Zoo Boo will feature live entertainment including acrobatics, magic acts, jugglers and extreme pumpkin carving.

There will also be a half-mile trick-or-treat trail through the front of the park featuring lighted pumpkins along the trail.

Zoo Boo is a rain or shine event. For more information, visit