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No tricks, all treats: Halloween events in 2021

Metro | Published September 28, 2021

METRO DETROIT — The Halloween activities are piling up like raked leaves on a crisp fall day. Here's a smattering from the C & G coverage area for October and beyond. For local things to do that aren't as spooky, check out our Community Calendar


Wednesday, Oct. 27
‘Michigan Haunts’ presentation • Zoom
The Clinton-Macomb Public Library will invite Jon Milan and Gail Offen, authors of “Michigan Haunts: Public Places, Eerie Spaces,” to discuss ghost towns, tales of murder and more from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Zoom. The presentation is intended for adults. Register by visiting or calling (586) 226-5040.

Thursday, Oct. 28
Medium discusses death and afterlife • Zoom
The Senior and Caregiver Resource Network will invite medium Lori Lipten to give a presentation, “Bringing the Soul to Life,” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. on Zoom. Tickets are $38 and can be purchased at or by calling (888) 458-0667. Proceeds will help provide emergency assistance for older adults served by Jewish Family Service of Metro Detroit.


‘Trunk or Treat Scouting Style’ • Spindler Park, Eastpointe
Scouts BSA will host a trunk-or-treat from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Spindler Park, 19400 Stephens in Eastpointe. The event will also allow boys and girls from kindergarten to age 21 to meet local scouting units and sign up. For more information, email or call (586) 292-3857.


'Halloween Storybook Trail Adventures' • Raintree Park, 3775 John R
The Troy Public Library will host "Halloween Storybook Trail Adventures" from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Raintree Park, 3775 John R. All ages are invited to hear a not-too-scary tale and gather treats. For more information, visit or call (248) 524-3538.


‘Grand Raven Victorian Book Walk’ • Streets of Farmington
The Farmington Community Library will invite “lovers of the macabre” to walk the streets of Farmington while listening to a recitation of “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe at 6:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to wear Victorian-style clothing. The group will start at the library, 23500 Liberty St. For more information, visit or call (248) 553-0321.

Thursday, Oct. 28-Sunday, Oct. 31

‘Fright Village’ • Canterbury Village, Lake Orion
Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Court in Lake Orion, will host its “Fright Village” at 8 p.m. The Four attractions include the “Factory Tour,” “Dead & Breakfast” and “Sunnydale Hospital,” all located inside the Haunted Castle, and “Field of Screams,” which is outside. Last entries will be at 10:45 p.m. on Thursdays and at 11:45 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Halloween. Students can purchase buy-one, get-one tickets with school ID during opening weekend at the box office; all others should visit For a video, click

Friday, Oct. 29
Teen movie night: ‘Poltergeist’ • Harrison Public Library
The Harrison Township Public Library, 38255 L’Anse Creuse St., Suite A, will show “Poltergeist” at 7 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Kids 12 and older can bring a pillow and a blanket for the indoor event. For more information, visit


Murder mystery dinner • Fraser Lions Club
The Fraser Lions Club, 34540 Utica Road, will present “A Dance with Death,” a 1950s sock hop murder mystery, at 6:30 p.m. The $45 entry will also include dinner and one drink ticket. A cash bar will be available. Costumes are encouragd. For more information, visit the Fraser Lions Facebook page or call (586) 873-8669.


‘Trick or Treat in the Village’ • City of Grosse Pointe shopping district
Main Street Grosse Pointe and the City of Grosse Pointe Parks and Recreation Department will invite children to trick or treat from 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. in the shopping district along Kercheval Avenue between St. Clair Avenue and Cadieux Road. Village merchants will pass out candy and other goodies. For more information, visit the chamber's website.

Friday, Oct. 29-Saturday, Oct. 30
All-night Halloween party for teens • Hazel Park District Library
The Hazel Park District Library, 123 E. Nine Mile Road, will hold an all-night Halloween party for teenagers from 5:30 p.m. Oct. 29 to 11 a.m. Oct. 30. The free event will includes such activities as “Zombie Murder Mystery,” “Scavenge the Cellar,” a costume contest and a Nerf gun fight (bring your own blaster), as well as food, drinks and candy. To register, visit the library, call (248) 546-4095 or email


Trick-or-treating events • Troy Historic Village
The Troy Historic Village, 60 W. Wattles Road, will hold under-the-sea themed trick-or-treating events from 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 29 and from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 30. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers if registering ahead of time; $2 will be added for those paying on site; children 2 and younger will be admitted for free. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


'3rd Annual Halloween Stroll' • Canterbury Village, Lake Orion
Canterbury Village, 2359 Joslyn Court in Lake Orion, will host its “3rd Annual Halloween Stroll” at 6 p.m. Oct. 29 and at 5 p.m. Oct. 30. Follow the path to see the spooky carousel house, scarecrow row, dancing skeletons and more. Last entry is at 8 p.m. Afterward, children can enjoy hot chocolate, cider and doughnuts, while adults can partake in Oktoberfest beers and other fall drinks. Tickets are $14.99; kids 2 and under and military showing ID can get in for free. Parking is $5. Participants are encouraged to bring a box of cereal to donate to the Village food pantry. For more information, visit

Saturday, Oct. 30
Trunk-or-treat events • C.A.R.E.S and Salvation Army of Farmington Hills
The Greater Farmington Area Chamber of Commerce will host free trunk-or-treat events from 3 to 5 p.m. at C.A.R.E.S, 27835 Shiawassee Road in Farmington Hills, and from 4 to 6 p.m. at The Salvation Army of Farmington Hills, 27500 Shiawassee Road. Candy, giveaway items and prizes — including a $50 gift card for best costume — will be handed out. For more information and to register, visit or call (248) 919-6917.


'Halloween Skate Jam' • Skate World of Troy
Uniting Neighborhoods and Inspiring Today's Youth will hold a Halloween fundraiser from 5:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Skate World of Troy, 2825 E. Maple Road. The cost is $7, not including skate rental. Proceeds will go toward U.N.I.T.Y.'s programs and community outreach. Prizes will be awarded for best costume, while all participants will receive a goodie bag. To purchase tickets or make a donation, call (313) 444-9838 or visit


'Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat' • Fraser Public Library
The Fraser Public Library, 16330 E. 14 Mile Road, will host its “Second Annual Trunk-or-Treat” from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information about the free outdoor event, or to register to pass out candy, visit

Halloween take-home kits • Shelby Township Library
The Shelby Township Library, 51680 Van Dyke Ave., will offer Halloween take-home kits featuring activities and treats for kids in grades 5 and below. Registration is required. For more information, call (586) 739-7414 or email


Halloween story time • Sunflour Bakehaus, Farmington
The Farmington Community Library will host Halloween story time for all ages at 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Sunflour Bakehaus, 33250 Grand River Ave. For more information, visit


Trunk-or-treat • Highland Park Baptist Church, Southfield
Highland Park Baptist Church, 28600 Lahser Road in Southfield, will host a trunk-or-treat from noon to 2 p.m. The free event will run rain or shine. No scary, violent or inappropriate costumes should be worn. For more information, visit or email


‘Fall Spectacular Craft Show’ • Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, Warren
The Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, 14500 E. 12 Mile Road in Warren, will host a fall craft show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3, which will get shoppers access to an estimated 100 booths. Strollers are allowed. For more information, visit or call (810) 658-0440.

Sunday, Oct. 31
'Book & Boo' • Bedford Woods Park, Southfield
Southfield Parks & Recreation will host its "Book & Boo" at Bedford Woods Park, located on Lathrup Drive, north of 12 Mile Road. Children ages 2-10 can meet characters from a popular Halloween story while trick-or-treating along a decorated trail. The first 200 kids to finish will receive a pumpkin. Choose one of five 30-minute time slots: 1-1:30 p.m., 1:45-2:15 p.m., 2:30-3 p.m., 3:15-3:45 p.m. or 4-4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for Southfield residents and $10 for nonresidents, and can be purchased at, by calling (248) 796-4620 or by visiting the Parks & Recreation information window inside the Southfield Pavilion, 26000 Evergreen Road.

Hayrides • Heritage Park, Farmington Hills
Heritage Park, 24915 Farmington Road in Farmington Hills, will offer hayrides from 5:30 to 7 p.m. every Friday through Nov. 5. The cost is $5 per person; children under 2 are admitted for free. The rides leave every half hour. A cup of cider, a s’mores kit and a roasting stick to use at the campfire can be purchased for an additional $1 per person. Register at or in person at the Costick Center, 28600 11 Mile Road in Farmington Hills. Private group hayrides will be offered on any night other than Friday by calling (248) 477-1135.


'BOO!KLEY Nights' • Downtown Berkley
Berkley’s Downtown Development Authority is hosting “BOO!KLEY Nights,” a monthlong Halloween-themed event. Some of the activities include: “Monster Movie Nights” every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Berkley First, 2820 12 Mile Road; a “Trick-or-Treat Stroll” from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 30 throughout downtown; and a “Monster Mash” — a street party with a DJ, arts and crafts, and photo opportunities — from 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 30 on Coolidge Highway and Dorothea Road. For more, visit


Day of the Dead exhibit • Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts’ ninth annual Day of the Dead exhibit, “Ofrendas: Celebrating el Día de Muertos,” will run on select dates through Nov. 7 at the downtown museum, 5200 Woodward Avenue. The DIA, in collaboration with the Mexican Consulate of Detroit and the Southwest Detroit Business Association, will display 12 ofrendas, or altars, created by local artists to honor the life and memory of lost loved ones. Admission is free for residents of Macomb, Oakland and Wayne counties, but tickets must be reserved in advance at or by calling (313) 833-4005. Masks are required for all visitors.


'Haunted Forest' • Glenlore Trails, Commerce Township
Glenlore Trails, 3860 Newton Road in Commerce Township, will open its "Haunted Forest" Thursdays though Sundays until Oct. 30.  The mile-long walks take about an hour and start at 7 p.m. For more information, to purchase tickets and to see photos of the trail, visit

To submit an event, email or call (586) 498-1037. To advertise an event, call (586) 924-9193.

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