NOTE: We’ve updated our Halloween Happenings Guide for 2016. You can find out the latest information in our 2016 Halloween Event Guide.
Happy Halloween season! We’ve put together a listing of many of the Halloween themed events and activities around the area. So many to choose from! So, get in the Halloween spirit, get the kiddos dressed up and have some Halloween fun! There is something for everyone on this list. (See individual listings for more details on locations, descriptions, times, and prices).
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This informaiton is for 2015
Zoo Boo | Binder Park Zoo Battle Creek | October 14-October 30 | Trick-or-treat trail, hayride, ZooBoo Express, Binda Conservation Carousel, storytellers, backlight mini golf and more. Haunted Africa is open on Friday & Saturday nights. (Parental guidance is recommended for kids under 12 for Haunted Africa).
Camp Kidwell 14th Annual Halloween Festival | Camp Kidwell, Bloomingdale, MI | October 23-25 | Trick-or-treating, hayrides, haunted cabins (kid friendly), crafts, a haunted trail, games and food. Costumes encouraged, but not required.
Saturday October 10, 2015
Mattawan Pumpkin Trail | Downtown Mattawan | Visit the pumpkin trail at various businesses in downtown Mattawan. Treats along the way, crafts, Halloween photo booth, and more.
Stokes Homestead Fall Festival | Stokes Homestead Farm Market, Grand Junction | Arts & crafts fair, trick-or-treating, pumpkin bowling, live music, carmel apple station, and more.
Monday October 12, 2015
Community Pumpkin Carve | Binder Park Zoo, Battle Creek | Join the community for a pumpkin carve for jack-o-lanterns for the Zoo Boo. Cider and donuts available.
Saturday October 17, 2015
Pumpkins in the Park | Hicks Park, Plainwell | Costume contest, Trick-or-treating, games, hayride, bake sale, and more.
Sunday October 18, 2015
Boo on Your Bike! | Kal-Haven Trail Head, South Haven | Ride the Kal-Haven Trail where you will find treats & scary surprises along the way. Costumes are encouraged.
South Haven Harvest Festival | Downtown South Haven | Zombie 5K, hayrides, polka bands, cider & beer tent, pumpkin carving & river toss, and more.
Saturday October 24, 2015
Fall Festival | Comstock Library, Comstock | Dress in your Halloween costume for this autumn party, which will include crafts, games, photo booth, cider and donuts! Registration required.
Halloween Hustle 5K Fun Run/Walk | Camp Kidwell, Bloomingdale | A FAMILY Friendly event with a non-timed 5K Run/Walk for everyone to enjoy. Strollers/joggers allowed and costumes are optional.
Making a Difference at Spooky Science Saturday | Leila Arboretum and Kingman Museum, Battle Creek | Enjoy day filled with science experiments, free things to take home, and fun for the whole family!
PMCP Fall Carnival | Parchment United Methodist Church, Parchment | Games, prizes, costume contests, food, bouncy castle, face painting, and more.
Pumpkin Carving – Mess Free!! | Fieldstone Grill, Portage | A mess free, stress free, pre gutted pumpkin carving party! Caramel Apple Bar, Pumpkin seeds and more!
Safe Halloween | Bronson Park, Kalamazoo | Pumpkin bowling, pumpkin ball toss
games, bouncer, magic show, food trucks, arts and crafts, and more.
All Hallows Evening | Historic Charlton Park, Hastings | Trick– or–treating, hay ride, cider, costume parade, and costume contest.
Creatures of the Night: Whoooo Dun It? | Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo | Non-scary Halloween alternative. Meet enchanted critters as they come to life along the trail to help solve a nighttime wildlife mystery. At the end of the walk, make a craft, listen to music, enjoy a snack, and sip some hot cider.
Trunk or Treat | Verhages Fruit Farm & Cider Mill, Kalamazoo | Trunk-or-treating, costume contest, and more.
Family Halloween Party | Family Center for the Arts, Portage | Costume party, costume contest, snacks, family crafts and food art, games, haunted house, fun house, music, a raffle, and family fun! $25 per family of 4 or less. Each additional child is $5.
Sunday October 25, 2015
Harvest Fest (includes Trunk or Treat) | Spring Valley Church, Kalamazoo | Trunk-or-treating, pony rides, bounce houses, craft tent, costume contest, and more.
Monday October 26, 2016
Mask Making | Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo | Create a spooky fun mask for Halloween.
Tuesday October 27, 2015
Mask Making | Kalamazoo Library- Washington Square Branch, Kalamazoo | Create a spooky fun mask for Halloween.
Sweet and Spooky Houses | Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo | Create a creepy house to decorate and spook things up! Registration required
Creepy Crawly Halloween with the Zoomobile | Schoolcraft Library, Schoolcraft | Celebrate autumn with an evening of critters from the Binder Park Zoo followed by trick-or-treat in the library.
Sweet and Spooky Houses | Kalamazoo Library -Oshtemo Branch, Kalamazoo | Create a creepy house to decorate and spook things up! Registration required.
Teen Halloween Extravaganza | Portage District Library, Portage | Wear your costume, make candy sushi, create crafts, and watch the movie The Nightmare Before Christmas. Registration required.
Wednesday October 28, 2015
Trick or Treat Parade | Parchment Community Library, Parchment | Dress your little one in his or her favorite Halloween costume and join Mrs. B at the library, Trick-or-treating, Halloween story and crafts. Registration required.
Teen Scene: Halloween Party | Vicksburg Library, Vicksburg | Enjoy a fun afternoon of tricks, treats, and games. Costumes optional.
Trunk or Treat | Centerpoint Church, Kalamazoo | Trunk-or-treat, donuts & hot beverages, inflatables, photo booth, and more.
Thursday October 29, 2015
Halloween Crafts | Kalamazoo Library – Eastwood Branch, Kalamazoo | Drop in a create some spooky crafts.
Mask Making | Kalamazoo Library – Eastwood Branch, Kalamazoo | Create a spooky fun mask for Halloween.
The Gilmore Spooktacular | Gilmore Car Museum, Hickory Corners | Trick-or-treating throughout the galleries (for children 12 and under), a featured film in the theater, special treats and samples from local businesses and more. Costumes are encouraged. KZOOkids.com is proud to be one of the sponsors of this event.
Teen and Tween Halloween Party | Parchment Community Library, Parchment | Spooky snacks, a craft and the Halloween classic Hocus Pocus. Registration not required but is appreciated.
Friday October 30, 2015
Free Scary Face Pancake | IHOP, Various locations | Mark your calendars as kids ages 12 & under will get a FREE Scary Face Pancake at participating locations (limit one per child; dine in only).
Halloween Crafts | Kalamazoo Library- Powell Branch, Kalamazoo | Drop in a create some spooky crafts.
Halloween Game/Orange Ice Game | Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo | Trick-or-treating around the concourse for kids, on ice candy dash, chance to win a trip to the dentist, and costume contest for both adults & kids.
Galesburg Fall Kids Festival | Galesburg Marketplace Grounds Across from Hardings, Galesburg | Kids games, trick-or-treating, and costume parade.
Saturday October 31, 2015
Kids’ Pumpkin Patch Trick-or-Treat Fun Run | South Westnedge Park, Portage | Kalamazoo Area Runners (KAR) Jack-O’-Lantern 5k and 10k Trail Run and Kids’ Pumpkin Patch Trick-or-Treat 1/2 mile and 1 mile Fun Run (children 12 and under). Event is free to children 12 and under, and includes a costume contest.
Nitewalk | Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo | Take a spooky Nightwalk through a cemetery, caves, and dark corridors. (Not recommended for small children or those easily spooked).
Safe Halloween: Creatures of the Dark | Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo | Venture into the dark enjoying crafts of real and imaginary creatures. From bats to crickets and zombies to ghosts, discover what goes bump in the dark.
Spooky Spaceship Adventure | Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Kalamazoo | A fun spooky spaceship adventure. Appropriate for ages 2 and up; children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Trick or Treat in the Park | Richland Village Square, Richland | Trick-or-treating and fun activities in the Richland Village Square.
Trunk or Treat | Lake Center Bible Church, Portage | Trunk-or-treat, face painting, carnival games, cookie decorating (for a small fee), and more.
Halloween Parade | Downtown Saugatuck | Family costume parade and costume contest in downtown Saugatuck.
Halloween Downtown Trick-Or-Treat | Downtown St. Joseph | Trick-or-treating at various merchants in downtown St. Joseph.
Haunted Halloween at Henderson Castle | Henderson Castle, Kalamazoo | Join Henderson Castle for a fun and frightful evening for the entire family. Activities will include family maze and petting zoo, zombie shoot, living statue garden, haunted Henderson history tours, and more. See website for ticket prices.
All Treats, No Tricks at Harvest Moon Acres | Harvest Moon Acres, Gobles | Flashlight mazes (mini and 5 acre), trick-or-treating, hayrides and other family approved events.
Fall Festival | Davis Creek Apartments, Portage | Wagon rides, games, family photos, trunk-or-treat, petting zoo, and more.
Pre Trick or Treat Neighborhood Party | New Day Community Church, Kalamazoo | Hot dogs, donuts, cider, candy, bounce houses, free candy collecting bags, games, and a photo booth!
Trick-or-Treating at the Crossroads Mall | Crossroads Mall, Portage | Trick-or-treat at the mall. Participating stores will have an orange pumpkin in their store window.
Spooky Breakfast | Burdick’s for Breakfast, Radisson, Kalamazoo | Come join us on Halloween for our spook-tacular breakfast! Come dressed up and enter our costume contest.
Jump Out Of Your Socks | SkyZone, Portage | We are offering $10 1-Hour jumps for every guest that comes in costume! Best dressed costume contest every hour.
Halloween Special | Airway Lanes, Portage |Join Airway Lanes on Halloween and get half off regular priced activities when dressed in your costume! Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Balladium, Time Freak, Bowling, Go Karts and Ropes Course all at half price! Must be in costume and available for all ages.
Sunday November 1, 2015
Mattawan’s Second Annual Zoo Boo! | Lawton | Hayrides, pumpkin games, farm animal petting, face painting, bounce house, and more. 100% of the profits will be donated to Cancer Families United.
Spooky Skate Featuring Ninja Turtles & Slappy | Wings West, Kalamazoo | Join your favorite Ninja Turtles and Slappy from the Kalamazoo Wings for a spooky skate on the ice at Wings West.
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