October 1, 2013

Ann Arbor Halloween Events, Activities and Information

I don't know if it's my children's incessant begging about Halloween events that we'll do or what they want to be, if it's a result of seeing all of the Halloween candy and decorations or if it's because I just sent off my latest column to the Ann Arbor Family Press but it's probably a good time to post a list of all of the Ann Arbor Halloween events families can plan!

Find and information on Halloween events, activities, haunts and more with the Ann Arbor Mom - Find What you can do with kids, toddlers and teens in and around Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County!

This list of Halloween events will be updated as events come onto my radar...

October All Month:
Week of October 1:
  • Dexter Lions Club Apple Daze Festival at Monument Park - October 5 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Fall Flight at the Leslie Science & Nature Center - October 6, 1:00-3:00 p.m. $30/family or $8/individual
  • Great Pumpkin Event (with purchase of 9” Pumpkin) at Michael's Crafts - October 5, 1:00-3:00 p.m. 
Week of October 7:
Week of October 14:
  • Toledo Little Boo At the Zoo - October 17-18
  • Mask Painting at the Ypsilanti District Library (Superior) - October 19, 2:00 p.m.
  • Haunted Library Teen Event at the Ypsilanti District Library (Michigan) October 19, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Halloween Story Time and Craft at the Dexter District Library - October 19, 11:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, October 19, 2013, 11:00AM - 12:00PM
  • Toledo Zoo Pumpkin Patch - October 19-20
  • Halloween Fun at Hudson Mills Metropark - October 20, 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. $6
  • Huron River Trick or Treat Canoe Paddle - October 20, noon-5:00 p.m.
Week of October 21:
  • Zombie Party Teen Event at the Ypsilanti District Library (Michigan) - October 23, 7:00 p.m.
Friday, October 25:

Saturday, October 26:
  • Face to Face with Night Creatures at the Ypsilanti District Library (Whittaker) - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Straw Painting at the Ypsilanti District Library (Superior) - 2:00 p.m.
  • Halloween at Ann Arbor Farmers Market - noon-2:00 p.m. 
  • Face to Face with Night Creatures at the Ypsilanti District Library (Michigan) - 3:00 p.m. 
  • Halloween Animal Haunts at Leslie Science and Nature Center - 5:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Halloween Spooktacular Vexing Vines and Batty Flowers at Matthaei Botanical Gardens - 10:00 a.m. - noon
  • Toledo Zoo Jumping Pumpkins - October 26-27
  • HauntedWoods at Camp Munhacke - 5:00-8:00 p.m.
  • Boo at the Zoo with the Great Lakes Zoological Society - 1:00-5:00 p.m.
  • Halloween Skate at Veterans Ice Arena 1:00-2:30 p.m. 
Sunday, October 27:
Monday, October 28:
  • Trunk or Treat at Cueter Chrysler - 5:00-7:00 p.m. 

Tuesday, October 29:
Wednesday, October 30:
  • Halloween at Ann Arbor Farmers Market - 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 31:
  • Jungle Java Canton Halloween Bash  - October 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon
  • Halloween Party at the Ann Arbor District Library (Downtown) 9:30-10:00 a.m. and 10:30-11:00 a.m.

To add events to the Halloween event list, please contact me at tmayrend at gmail dot com or comment below.

Sources include: AnnArbor.com, individual websites, previous posts and Google.


  1. http://www.salinedma.org/hoa/
    Harvest of Arts activities for kids on Saturday!

    Join us for a Halloween Party for children and their families. Come in costume for a day of games, crafts and treats. Two sessions are available:

    11:00 am-12:30 pm
    2:00 pm-3:30 pm

    Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. $10.00 per family.

    A professional photographer will be on site taking photos of the children and their families for a small donation. Proceeds benefit Lamaze Family Center.

  3. Thanks for the heads up on the event. Sounds fun.

  4. thanks for sharing.

  5. The Humane Society of Huron Valley has their Muttster Mash Bash for Kids on October 21st from 4-6pm. Kids trick or treat through the shelter, do games, crafts and activities and visit some of the shelter animals. What a great way to have some Halloween fun and support the homeless animals in our community!
    Tix are $7 per child ahead of time (online or at the shelter) and $10 at the door.