Scare Up Some Halloween Fun in West Michigan

With Halloween mere weeks away, let us help you scare up some seasonal fun in West Michigan.

The Haunt, Grand Rapids

  • The Haunt has been generating screams for 15 years and they’re excited for another year!
  • Their 20,000 square foot land is filled with all things scary!
  • Expect even more Hollywood level sets, lighting, and special effects as you run from ghosts to clowns to everything in between.
  • New features and side attractions help The Haunt continue to serve Michigan with their annual Halloween of scares!
  • Open Thursday through Sunday this week and Wednesday through Halloween next week

The Felt Estate, Holland

  • DARKNESS TOURS of the “Unhaunted Mansion” and Carriage House at the Felt Estate
  • Darkness Tours Return. Tour at your own risk. Beginning Monday, October 12 and continuing through Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31, we will have public tour times at the mansion and the carriage house.
  • They will be open for tours —– but with no lighting.  
  • You’ve probably heard rumors that the mansion is haunted and that the carriage house has even more unusual activity…now is your chance to find out for yourself.
  • The Felt Estate has consistently made the Top Ten Haunted Sites in Michigan list – BUT WHY? We invite you to come in and find out… if you dare.
  • Cameras and recording equipment are allowed. The only lighting in the rooms will be minimal e-candles in the windows, so, again, we warn: tour at your own risk.
  • Tours will be self-guided. Public Tours will be $30.00 per person (no senior or children’s rates apply). This event is not recommended for children, or for anyone at risk for falling. Public tours do not require reservations – guests pay at the door.

Night with the Opera, Opera Grand Rapids

  • Opera Grand Rapids is ramping up for its annual Night With The Opera fundraiser on October 30 surrounding the company’s season opening concert of Verdi’s “Requiem.”
  • Evening of unique cuisine and libations, live performances, and plenty of ghosts and ghouls at this year’s Halloween-themed event.
  • Start with a cocktail and strolling supper of savory Creole cuisine. Gaze in awe at a breathtaking acrobatic performance while you mingle with the ghosts and ghouls. Open bar available.
  • Enjoy the dramatic and haunting sounds of Giuseppe Verdi’s Requiem. Influenced by the traditional Roman Catholic Mass for the Dead.
  • After the final ringing chord, and under the spell of a waning Hunter’s Moon, return to the Ballroom where you’ll join the stars of Requiem for a complimentary glass of champagne and beignets and bread pudding to close out a bewitching evening. Cash bar available.
  • All proceeds from the event support Opera Grand Rapids’ mission year-round, to foster and fulfill demand for high quality, live opera in West Michigan.

“Thing That Go Bump in the Night” at LowellArts!

  • On display in the LowellArts! King Gallery is an exhibition titled “Things That Go Bump in the Night.”
  • The exhibit is a group show of dark and mysterious themed artwork that was submitted through an open call for artists.
  • Artwork on display embraces the concept of darkness, mystery, and fear in a thoughtful way.
  • The show was juried to ensure that artwork fit the theme, and is appropriate for all viewing audiences.
  • The exhibit will be on display October 1st through 31st. The gallery is open Tues-Fri 10am-6pm and Sat 1-4pm.
  • Play Bytes by Playwrights is a production and competition of a collection of eight 10-minute plays written by playwrights and performed by emerging and established actors at LowellArts!
  • Either drama or comedy, all the plays fit the theme: Things That Go Bump in the Night.
  • Audience members will be invited to vote for their favorite short play, and the playwright winner of the People’s Choice and Juried Cash Award will be announced at the final production.
  • The Dinner Theater productions are held at Larkin’s Other Place, 301 W. Main Street on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30pm– 23, 24, 30 & 31 with a Sunday matinee at 1:30pm–October 25. Show only tickets are available–play begins at 7:30pm on Fri & Sat and 2:30pm on Sunday. Advanced tickets are required for Dinner Theater ($25), and show only tickets ($13) can be purchased in advance or at the door.