Families Will Love these Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Events for Kids Near Kalamazoo

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The BIG list of Kalamazoo Halloween Events for Kids – 2020

With pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, indoor trick or treating, trunk or treats, not to mention opportunities for candy galore – it’s no wonder Halloween is a favorite season for many.

We have the complete roundup of all things Halloween leading up to the 31st. Be sure to check back often– this list will continue to grow as more events are added.

Know of a Halloween event not already on the list? We want to hear about it.

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HALLOWEEN EVENTS

The calendar is FULL of frightfully festive events happening this October.

To help keep track of all of the Halloween extravaganzas, we’ve listed not-so-spooky fun by date. Grab your costumes and start planning.

Note: Some events may require an advanced ticket purchase. We HIGHLY recommend verifying the details of the event before you head out.


This year Halloween comes with a set of recommended precautions from the CDC. You can read them here.

Candlelight Night Hike Under the New Moon
Kalamazoo Nature Center
7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» October 16, 8pm-9:30pm
Experience KNC at night like never before! On the darkest night of the month, the night of the new moon, our Fern Valley Trail will be lit with luminaries to guide your path. Hike at your own pace through the cool October night. The path will take you approximately 1 mile through the woods, and will return through the Arboretum. $5/person. Admission is included in the registration fee


Monster Mash Drive-In
Ramona Park
8601 S Sprinkle Rd, Portage, MI
» October 17, 3-9pm
This event will include drive-in trick-or-treating, a ride through a spooky trail in your own vehicle and a “drive-in” style movie in the park beginning at dusk. Parking for the movie will begin at 6 PM and will be first come, first served. The Halloween themed featured movie is Hocus Pocus! No registration is required, but dressing up is strongly encouraged. Make sure to arrive early because parking is limited.


Haunted History of Kalamazoo Tour
Bronson Park
Kalamazoo, MI

» October 17 and 24, 8pm-10pm
Join the author(s) for an evening of Kalamazoo history mixed with the paranormal world. Each tour guide will portray a member of Kalamazoo’s past to heighten your historical experience.


Curbside Trick or Treat
Lowes
at Various Addresses
» October 22 & 29, 2020
Come celebrate Halloween with Lowe’s Drive-through Curbside Trick-or-Treating event! Register your child today so they don’t miss out on free sweet treats and a kid-sized pumpkin. Registration opens Oct 10.


Trick or Treat on the Trail
Sherman Lake YMCA Recreation Center
6225 N 39th St, Augusta, MI 
» October 23, 6-8pm
Boos and ghouls are invited to wind their way though our Trick or Treat Trail, picking up safely-packaged treats along the way! Be sure to bring a bag or bucket to collect your treats! Registration is required.


Pumpkin Trail Goodie Bag Handout
Dragonfly Gardens
52650 N Main St #8385, Mattawan, MI 49071
» October 24, 10am-12pm
To close out another amazing year of Pumpkin Trail, we will have Goodie Bags available for the first 100 children that attend the pick up at Dragonfly Gardens! Through generous donations from various MBA members, small bags of toys, crafts and goodies will be available.


Cookies & Canvas: You & Me Family Jack O Lanterns
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
Wine and Canvas
» October 24, 11am-1pm
2 Paintings join together to create one large painting! Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $20/seat


Dog O’ Ween
SPCA of Southwest Michigan
6955 W KL Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» October 24, 11am-3pm
Come out and enjoy a Spooky day with your family and fur-baby! Many activities include dog agility course, haunted trail, costume and peanut butter licking contests, and of course dog and cat adoptions. This will be an outside event, weather permitting.


Spooktacular Halloween
Camp Merrie Woode
12584 Burchett Rd, Plainwell, Michigan, 49080
» October 24, 2-7pm
Trick or treat from cabin to cabin and campsite to campsite through our family friendly Halloween trail! Along the way you will find various activities including a craft station, mad scientist demonstrations and hands on science fun for the whole family. There will be spooky stories around the fire and all of the Halloween and fall fun! There will be hayrides around camp, target sports and clues just for girl scouts to find the best candy on camp and so much more!  Candy will be individually wrapped and distributed in a safe and socially distanced manner. $7/person


Spooky Forest
Camp Merrie Woode
12584 Burchett Rd, Plainwell, Michigan, 49080
» October 24, 7:30-10pm
Enter if you dare. Take a stroll through a  lost section of camp, who knows what you’ll find. Ghosts and ghouls and things that go bump in the night. This is a moderate-scary walk through and not recommended for small children or the easily scared.$7/person


Michaels Kids Club Online: Halloween Treat Bags
Hosted by Michaels
Virtual Event
» October 29, 4pm
Join us online to make Halloween treat bags.


Art Quest- Create a Spooky Halloween Orb
Hosted by Paw Paw District Library
Virtual Event
» October 29, 4:30pm
Paw Paw District Library. Online event. Using a ping pong ball & tealight, create a spooky Halloween decoration to display at home. Pick up your kit and follow along with the Facebook Live program. Kit available: Monday, October 26th.


Mad Science Fa-BOO-lous Halloween Show 
Hosted by Ransom District Library
Virtual Event
» October 29, 7-8pm
See how a Mad Scientist prepares their costume with a bit of FLASH and flare! Cauldrons of frothing witches’ brews and warlock potions will help you experience the most “maddening” Halloween ever! Registration required.


Sarett’s Spooky Halloween 
Sarett Nature Center
2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor, MI 49022
» October 30 and 31, 6:30-9pm
A spooky adventure will be had by all! Take a stroll through the trails and visit some of our spooky stations. Activity bags will be handed out to take home to enjoy. Tickets should be purchased in advance to participate in this year’s Halloween event, $5/person 2 and older.


OCTOBER 31 EVENTS

Sarett’s Spooky Halloween 
Sarett Nature Center
2300 Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
» October 30 and 31, 6:30-9pm
A spooky adventure will be had by all! Take a stroll through the trails and visit some of our spooky stations. Activity bags will be handed out to take home to enjoy. Tickets should be purchased in advance to participate in this year’s Halloween event, $5/person 2 and older.


Halloween Forest
Milham Park
607 E Kilgore Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 
» October 31, 10am-2pm
This FREE family event features fall themed games, tarot card readings, pumpkin carving, and plenty of photo ops! After moving through the event stations, families can take home a pumpkin paint kit (while supplies last) and stop by the food trucks on their way out. Arrival time must be reserved online ahead of time.


Millennium’s Spooktacular Halloween
600 Kitchen & Bar
600 East Michigan Ave
, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» October 31, 11am-2pm
There will be 30 “doors” decorated and socially distanced for children to have a touchless, safe trick-or-treat experience. Covid-safe Halloween activities, cider and donuts, and so much more! Children 12 years or younger: $10, Adults: Free with purchase of a kids ticket


RAFD Presents “Trick or Treat in the Park”
Augusta Village Park
105 S Webster, Augusta, MI 49012
» October 31, 12pm-3pm
An outdoor event to trick or treat at candy stations along the park and fire station. Each candy station will have a fire safety, presentation There will be lots of candy, Fire trucks, short haunted house. Mask required during festivities. Donations accepted to help further fire prevention outreach.


FREE Laser Tag this Halloween
Revel and Roll West
4500 Stadium Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
» October 31, 12pm-8pm
We are offering FREE laser tag to everyone who comes to Revel and Roll West on Halloween in a costume! We will have candy available as well!


Trick or Treat Street
Schultz’s Treat Street
3023 Oakland Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 
» October 31, 12pm-8pm
Just because things are different this year doesn’t mean they don’t have to be fun! We are having an ALL DAY Halloween party at our shop!! Come by in costume an get $1 off any ice cream treat. Don’t forget to say “Trick or Treat!” when you come in, because any kid will receive a festive craft kit!


Halloween Museum Mayhem
Hosted by Kalamazoo Valley Museum
Virtual Event
» October 31, 1pm
A limited number of “trick-or-treat” treasure bags filled with crafts, scavenger hunts, games, and science experiments that can be done at home related to the Great Lakes and treasure hunting will be available. Register for curbside pickup of your “trick-or-treat” bag, $5 each, on our website while supplies last.


Cookies & Canvas: Coco Skeleton Boy
Wine and Canvas
7055 South Westnedge Ave, Portage, MI 49002
» October 31, 1-3pm
Cookies and Canvas are kid and teen inspired classes recommended for ages 5 and up! Parents are welcome to register themselves to paint with their children or just come along to hang out! $20/seat


Costumes & Candy 🆓
Mattawan Candy Company 
23920 City Center Circle, Mattawan, MI 
» October 31, 1-4pm.
Grab your costumes and stop by Mattawan Candy Company on Halloween from 1pm-4pm for a free candy goodie bag trick-or-treat style! This is an outdoor event.

 RECURRING HALLOWEEN EVENTS 

The Great Pumpkin Hunt & Trick-or-Treat
Stokes Homestead Farm Market
13988 Co Rd 215, Grand Junction, MI 49056
» Fridays, October 9-30, 7-9pm
Search the 1/2 mile Magical Forest Nature Trail in search of Mini Pumpkins! Some Pumpkins have prizes! Adventure along the Magical Forest Nature Trail! Friendly Ghouls will have sweet treats waiting for you at several spots along the trail.


Park Before Dark 
Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park
8313 Pratt Lake Ave SE, Alto, MI 
» October 12-18, 10am-6pm
The Park will be fully decorated and we hope you will come on out dressed up and ready for a great Fall adventure at the zoo! Trick-Or-Treat bags will be handed out for free with candy, swag, promo items, and coupons from vendors stuffed inside!


2020 Halloween Display
Hosted by HolidayHouse5777
5777 Clovermeadows Ave, Scotts, MI 49088
» October 15-31, 5-9pm
Visit the Halloween display with more than 95 inflatables plus dozens of other decorations. Feel free to get out of your car and walk through the display. Please stick to the paths. Enter through the giant archway in front and follow the paths through to the end.


John Ball Zoo Goes Boo! 
John Ball Zoo
1300 Fulton W, Grand Rapids, MI 
» Oct 16-18, Oct 23-25, 10am-5pm
John Ball Zoo will again transform into the ultimate Halloween destination with decorations, costumes, candy, and, of course, our amazing animals. Guests are highly encouraged to get in on the Halloween fun and wear costumes. To keep everyone safe, there will be a treat trail lined with decorated booths that are socially distanced from one another.


Trick or Treat in the Youth Department
Comstock Township Library
6130 King Highway, Comstock, MI 49041
» October 26-31, during open hours
Open to all kids and teens! Come trick-or-treat with us in the youth department! Our librarians are excited to see your spooky costumes and give you lots and lots of candy and goodies! Drop in anytime the library is open.


Gilmore’s Haunted Hunt
Gilmore Car Museum
6865 W Hickory Rd, Hickory Corners, MI 

» October 29-31, 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm
Join us, if you dare, for a new Halloween experience for 2020 – Gilmore’s Haunted Hunt at the Gilmore Car Museum! A scavenger hunt throughout the museum’s historic campus, photo opps, candy and more! Tickets are limited in quantity. When they’re gone, they’re gone!

TRUNK OR TREATS

Fallapalooza 2020
Southridge Church
6726 Texas Dr, Kalamazoo, MI 
» October 25, 3:30-5:30pm
Southridge Church invites you to Fallapalooza 2020, an outdoor, socially-distanced, FREE fall family event! Come out on for Outdoor Trunk-or-Treat, Live Music, and a Fall Family Photo Backdrop.


Community Trunk or Treat: Drive-Thru Style
Endeavor Charter Academy
380 Helmer Rd N, Springfield, MI 
» October 28, 5:30-7pm
Stay in your car and drive thru our trunk or treat enjoying decorations and treats.


Autism Spectrum Therapies Trunk or Treat 
Autism Spectrum Therapies Learning Center
1040 10th St Kalamazoo, MI 49009
» October 29, 4-7pm
Join us in celebrating our new Learning Center. We will have a socially distanced Trunk or Treat activities set up outdoors. Families can tour the new clinic space one at a time for safety.


Community Trunk or Treat: Drive-Thru Style 
Paramount Charter Academy
3624 S Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI
» October 29, 6-7pm
Join us for annual Trunk-or-Treat with a slight twist. Guests are encouraged to wear costumes and receive candy with limited- to no-contact by staying in cars. All social distancing guidelines will be followed and all staff and vendors will be required to wear masks.


Trunk or Treat
Busy Bee Flea Market
37802 W Red Arrow Hwy, Paw Paw, MI 

» October 31, 8am-4pm
Come join us for our 2nd trunk or treat! We know this year is especially hard so we’ve taken all the necessary safety precautions to have this event and stay safe! Come dressed in your favorite costume and collect candy from all vendors!


LowKey/RoSat Trunk or Treat
Frosty Boy Kalamazoo
5030 Gull Road, Kalamazoo, MI 
» October 31, 4-6pm
This event will cater to families across the city of Kalamazoo. Trunk or Treat has evolved into being a safer alternative for many children and families, as well as being able to provide an opportunity for lower income families to experience a safe, fun, and wonderful time with caring people.


Annual Trunk or Treat 2020
Charlie’s PLACE
1911 Krom Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
» October 31, 5-7pm
Join us for our Annual Trunk Of Treat! This year’s theme is Halloween Madness. Due to COVID we will be enforcing social distancing guidelines. All attendees will be asked to wear masks and keep a safe distance. This year’s event will strictly be a walk-through Trunk of Treat.


Light the Night: Trunk or Treat
Family Worship Center
5841 E H Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 
» October 31, 6-8pm
A socially distanced Trunk or Treat event. We will have juice, doughnuts, and lots of candy! Come and enjoy this free event.


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