A Skeletal Spectacle: Kalamazoo Welcomes Back the SkeleTour on October 6, 2023

Head to Downtown Kalamazoo for the Metro Toyota SkeleTour

Join in on the outdoor fun with the Metro Toyota SkeleTour in Downtown Kalamazoo.

The fourth annual Metro Toyota SkeleTour is celebrated throughout the entire month of October in downtown Kalamazoo featuring 50 one-of-a-kind, life-size skeletons representing Kalamazoo businesses and organizations.

From creepy and scary to funny and silly, there’s a skeleton for every taste!

And along with the skeletons? A whole month of silly, spooky, and outright fun.

SkeleTour Highlights

You have a whole month to catch the spooky fun. Carve out some time from October 6 – 31, 2023.

• 50 one-of-a-kind skeletons
• Boos in the Zoo: October 14, 2023 (10:00 AM – 4:00 PM)
• SkeleTour Bar Crawl: Participating bars and restaurants offering spooky cocktails plus a chance to win $100 in Downtown Dollars with your digital passport.
• Skelfie Scavenger Hunt: Submit your “skelfies” for a chance to win $25 in Downtown Dollars each week!

SkeleTour Dates & Events:

October 6 – 31, 2023

Kid Friendly Events: Boos in the Zoo, Skelfie Scavenger Hunt, First Friday

Adult Only Events: Night Beats, Bar Crawl, Adult Costume Party


Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street and Portage Street

See the Skeletons

Skeletons are popping up all over downtown Kalamazoo!

With the beautiful October weather, what better reason than to take a walking tour to see them up close and personal?

A little spooky, and a whole lot of silly, these skeletons are posed in hilarious ways that beg for “skelfies.”

Even better? Each skeleton reflects a local business or organization unique to Kalamazoo.

So, where can you find the skeletons?

Stroll along Michigan Avenue, the Kalamazoo Mall, Rose Street, and Portage Street, and you’ll see skeletons on display (see map).

Boos in the Zoo

Shake, rattle and roll down to the Kalamazoo Mall on October 14 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM for Boos in the Zoo.

Families can enjoy festive and delicious novelties for everyone. You’ll find apple cider, hot chocolate and some monster-themed concoctions. Sip and celebrate!

Around every corner you’ll find an activity like broom demonstrations, tricks and treats, crafts and a costume contest. There’s something for everyone in your family enjoy and get wrapped up in the spooky season.

SkeleTour Bar Crawl + NEW Adult Costume Party

Adults can enjoy the spooky skeletons and a creepy cocktail or brew by joining the SkeleTour Bar Crawl.

15 Kalamazoo favorite bars, restaurants and venues have a specialty drink ready for you. There’s $100 up for grabs by participating in the SkeleTour Bar Crawl Passport. Simply get your mobile pass and show your phone for your chance to win.

NEW this year, plan a date night at Night Beats or the Adult Costume Party.

Dance along with your friends at Bates Alley from 5:30 – 9:30 PM on October 6 when Zion Lion and Work in Progress perform.

Get your costumes ready for SkeleTour’s FIRST Adult Costume Party on Friday, October 20 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM at the North Kalamazoo Mall. This isn’t your average costume party, be ready for extra ghoulish fun.

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