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Halloween Events in West Michigan

The South Haven KOA is hosting their annual Halloween Weekends event from October 5th to 6th and October 12th to 14th. This celebration includes Halloween crafts, costumes, games, haunted hayrides, trick-or-treating, and more.

Visit the Colma-St. Joseph KOA for their Halloween Harvest Weekend from October 12th to 14th. Guests are encouraged to decorate their campsites and wear fun costumes to participate in a campground parade and “trailer-treating” at night. This weekend also concludes the campground’s 2018 season.

Nightmare on Broad Street: Boos and Brews at the Box is Saturday, October 13th at the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph. Wear your best Halloween costume and help raise money for the Box Factory to continue their mission.

The Monster Mash Street Bash takes over Mackinaw City on Saturday, October 13th. The celebration starts off with the Creepy Critter Pet Parade. There will be plenty of activities for the whole family and a street dance in the evening. Halloween costumes are encouraged but not required.

The annual Halloween Party at Coldwater Country’s Capri Drive-In is Saturday, October 20th. Participate in the costume contest with prizes for both best adult and best kids costumes and, of course, enjoy discounted admission for the feature films of the night.

Now in its 31st year, ZooBoo at Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek is a fan-favorite event for area families. The event is October 18th to 21st and October 25th to 28th. Collect treats down the trick-or-treat trail, play games, and see the fall-hardy animals.

Visit the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids for Halloween fun surrounded by the zoo’s many animals. The Zoo Goes Boo event is six days of Halloween fun over the weekends of October 19th and 26th. The zoo will be filled with trick-or-treating, costumes, entertainment, cool decorations, games, and fun! Even the animals will be getting in on the treats!

The Ionia area’s annual Autumn Celebration & Chili Dawg Challenge on Thursday, October 25th includes some Halloween fun! In addition to the famed Chili Dawg eating contest, there will be a costume contest, carnival games, trick-or-treating with downtown businesses, and more.

Get in the Halloween mood with the West Michigan Beer Tours and their Halloween Beer Tour on Friday, October 26th. This tour features one of Kalamazoo’s best haunted attractions and some great fall seasonal beers. Be prepared for a night of frights, flights, and fun!

The Mecosta County area is hosting Halloween events the last weekend of October. Put on your running shoes and costume for the 6th Annual Skeleton Skurry on Friday, October 26th. Prizes are awarded to the top three finishers as well as the best costume. The teen-only Zombie Prom is later that evening, with food, music, dancing, and prizes. Another family event, the Downtown Big Rapids Fall Festival, is October 26th and 27th. The second day of this event includes a children’s costume parade, trunk-or-treating, pumpkin roll, and more.

The Saugatuck area hosts two events for Halloween lovers of all ages. Saugatuck’s Annual Halloween Family & Pet Parade is Saturday, October 27th with prizes given out to the best costumes! The Douglas Halloween Parade for Adults is later that evening. If you’re interested in being more than a spectator, get into the lineup and strut your stuff down the parade route!

Spend time at Round Barn Winery in Baroda on Saturday, October 27th for their Round Barn Hall-O-Wine Party. Hang out with friends and family, while enjoying live music and sipping on world-class wine.

Start planning your Halloween costume and celebration at Shanty Creek Resorts’ Annual Halloween Party on October 27th and 28th. Enjoy live music, munchies, and drink specials. As an added incentive, there’s no cover charge if you come in your Halloween costume. Make your way to Bellaire to party the night away!

One of Michigan’s biggest Halloween celebrations can be found at FireKeepers Casino Hotel in Battle Creek. Visit the casino on Friday, October 26th, for the annual FireKeepers Casino Halloween Costume Contest and vote for the top five winners!

This Halloween, don’t miss Grand Rapids Ballet School Junior Company’s Spooktacular from October 26th to 28th! On Halloween night, a young girl’s only wish is to trick-or-treat with her older sister. When she refuses to let her tag along, she embarks on a mischievous plan to get their candy.

Monsterfest 3 at Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater promises to a spooktacular time full of B-movie monsters! Stop by on Saturday, October 27th and spend the afternoon watching movies before the Halloween parade. After the parade, return to Tibbits for a double feature. Admission to the classic film series is free.

The Portage Point Inn & Marina in Onekama is hosting their Halloween Bash on Saturday, October 27th. Your ticket includes a trip through the Haunted Hotel, food, and live entertainment.  

Want to burn off some of those Halloween treats? The 3rd Annual Trick or Trot 5K Run/Walk in Marquette is Saturday, October 27th. This fun, festive and family-friendly event also encourages participants to dress up for a chance to win a prize in the costume contest. There are treats at the turnaround, swag for participants, and a post-race party with awards and kids games.

The Coopersville Farm Museum & Event Center is hosting a family-friendly Community Costume Party on Saturday, October 27th. In addition to the costumes, families are invited to indoor trick-or-treating, games, crafts, and treats.

Great Legs Winery, Brewery & Distillery in Holland is hosting an event for any and all Halloween romantics. Visit Great Legs on Saturday, October 27th for a performance by JMM Jazz who will surely get you in the mood to dance and have fun!

Stay at the Drummond Island Resort & Conference Center on Saturday, October 27th with the Hall-O-Wheelin’ Night Ride package. This package includes your overnight accommodations, a day pass at the local ORV park, and a BBQ dinner for two. The evening’s festivities include a costume contest, cornhole, bonfire, and live music.

Eat and be spooky at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Kalamazoo. Their on-site restaurant, Burdick’s for Breakfast, is hosting a themed Character Breakfast on Saturday, October 27th. Enjoy your food while getting in the Halloween mood!

Henderson Castle in Kalamazoo may have a few spirits of its own, but they’re going to be extra scary with the Halloween Murder Mystery on Wednesday, October 31st. Share a spooky evening and play a fun Murder Mystery game throughout dinner. Dress in the costume of your choice or try to match with your given character!

Little ghouls and boys will enjoy three weekends of spooktacular fun with the Lansing area’s Boo at the Zoo event. There will be plenty of fun for the whole family including a straw maze, hayrides, the Boo Tunnel, and more!